It’s been a long time between drinks here at alexandramathew.com, but fear not: life has been busy and there are exciting things on the horizon! Aside from submitting my Master’s thesis (hooray!), I recently had the privilege of performing in BBC Planet Earth II Live at the Melbourne Convention Centre, alongside the Melbourne Pops Orchestra and Eric Bana. Scroll down for a little video highlight… What an amazing and wonderful event.

Coming up in July, soprano Jenna Roubos and I will be performing in the Melbourne International Festival of Lieder and Art Song (MIFLAS)from 7 to 13 July, for which we will participate in master classes with Graham Johnson and Stephen Varcoe. While we will miss singing with pianist Georgina Lewis (who will be busy taking Latvia by storm), we can’t wait to join forces with pianist Julia Hastings. Watch this space for more information! We were also thrilled to be finalists for the MIFLAS MCM Scholarship.

 

Finalists for the MCM MIFLAS Scholarship
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Thank you to everyone who came along to the Trio Lorelei concert at Montsalvat this past Sunday! Jenna, Georgina and I have so enjoyed our time performing in that magnificent venue. For those of you who missed the concert, here’s some feedback from one of our audience members:

Such a lovely program and beautifully sung and played. It was well worth the trek out to Montsalvat. Your voices are well matched in tone – warm and harmonious … Among a program of well-known classics, I was thrilled to discover an unfamiliar (to me anyway) work that has such quiet impact – Dunhill’s “The Cloths of Heaven”. Gorgeous!

We hope to be back at Montsalvat sometime in the near future. Next stop, Wangaratta!

Please join Jenna Roubos (soprano), Georgina Lewis (piano) and me for our final concert at Montsalvat at 2:30pm on Sunday 11 February.
Our program—Summer Sunsets—features gorgeous duets by Fauré, Gounod, Quilter and Purcell, plus some other surprises along the way.
It has been a privilege to present our recital series at the Barn Gallery at Montsalvat, which is surely at its most beautiful in summer when the flowers are in full bloom. Thank you to those who have supported us so far, and we look forward to sharing our music with you again next weekend.
Tickets ($20 concession / $25 adult) are available for purchase here.
Please feel free to visit our website to find out more about our trio.
And don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions.
See you on 11 February!

2018 is off to a great start, with news, reviews, and recordings. My first performance of the year—Handel’s Lucrezia at the Peninsula Summer Music Festival—received this review in Weekend Notes. In all, it was an enjoyable evening, and I loved performing alongside fantastic musicians in the beautiful surrounds of beachside Flinders.

It was over a year ago now that I recorded Andrew Anderson’s song cycle In Black Ink, and the recording is finally available to purchase online through Andrew’s website. Listen to some previews here, or stream on Spotify.

Next up: I’m performing with Trio Lorelei at Montsalvat on Sunday 11 February… Watch this space for more details!

2017 ended with on a high in Hobart, performing Reinhard Keiser’s Weihnachtsoratorium at St David’s Cathedral. It was a wonderful evening with beautiful music and fabulous musicians. I was totally thrilled to perform as alto soloist, alongside Emily Lanham (soprano), Raphael Wong (baritone), and Tom Buckmaster (tenor). Also performing that evening were the Argyle Choir and Argyle Orchestra under the direction of Jonathan Wallis, not to mention the brilliant instrumental soloists from within the orchestra. It would seem that Hobart is full to bursting with musical talent. Next up: Handel’s Lucrezia at the Peninsula Summer Music Festival!