Saturday 25 July 2020
Lotte Betts-Dean, Bartosz Glowacki & Andrey Lebedev
Guitar, accordion and mezzo-soprano – the combination may seem unexpected, but it is stunning. Australian-Russian guitarist Andrey Lebedev, Polish accordionist Bartosz Glowacki and Australian mezzo soprano Lotte Betts-Dean create sensationally exciting music and will take you to places no one has been this summer – without leaving our garden! The musicians, all represented by the City Music Foundation, will give you a sparkling joy and emotional ride, and put a smile on your face.
Music on arrival (from 3:15 pm)
- James Cobb, tenor
Main performance (from 4:00 pm)
- Lotte Betts-Dean, mezzo soprano
- Bartosz Glowacki, accordion
- Andrey Lebedev, guitar
Fernando Sor: Cesa de Atormentarme
Garcia Lorca: Nana de Sevilla
De Falla: Jota
Jobim: Agua de Beber (arr. Joao Luis)
J S Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C minor BWV 871
Monteverdi: Vi ricorda o boschi ombrosi, from Orfeo
Louiguy/Monnot/Piaf: La vie en rose
Trenet: La Mer
Jobim: Girl from Ipanema
Bonfa: Manha De Carnaval
Jobim: Chega de Saudade
- Performances on Saturday with postponement to Sunday in case of bad weather
- Please do not arrive before 3 pm but you are welcome to arrive after this time and enjoy the garden
- First act music will be performed from 3:15 pm
- Main performance from 4 pm for one hour
- Bring your own rugs, deck chairs or borrow one of our blue recital chairs
- Picnics, including food and drink, welcomed
- Advance car park bookings required
- Additional guests, in the same household and vehicle, are welcome on the day; please pay by cash or cheque on arrival. No change will be available
- An outdoor, socially distanced event, following COVID-Secure protocol.
- Tickets are £15 for Adults
- Children, where in the same household group, are free.
- Parking availability drives the capacity for this event
- Guests are encouraged to travel by foot or bicycle
- Parking will be provided only if reserved at the time of booking; no additional space will be available without a booking
- There is no on-street parking available
- Please patiently follow car parking instructions on arrival
- Please be considerate of neighbours, fellow road users and guests.
Bad Weather - Rain Check Days
- In the event of bad weather, we will endeavour to inform participants as early as possible; please check our website frequently
- It is our plan to postpone Saturday events to Sunday at the same time. If this proves impossible, a full refund will be made.
Event Cancellations & Refunds
- Due to the rapidly changing situation surrounding Covid-19 and public events, the recital may be cancelled or postponed at any time. A full refund will be made.
- If you are unable to attend or change your mind, we respectfully request that you do not seek a refund. We will waive our usual refund conditions at these times.
COVID Secure Protocol, Risk and Liability
- Your booking and attendance at these events confirms agreement with our COVID-Secure Protocol for the protection of guests and adherence to government guidelines
- Guests not following the protocol will be asked to leave
- Breinton Recital Society is covered for £5m of public liability insurance
- However, guests attend at their on risk and we cannot accept any liability for infection contracted at this event.
Australian-Russian guitarist Andrey Lebedev is on a mission to redefine the relationship of the guitar to the classical mainstream. His creative collaborations and track record of performing new works have garnered him attention from critics and audiences across Europe, South America, USA, and Australia. He was mentored by guitar giants Julian Bream and John Williams and was the first young guitarist invited by Bream to perform for the Julian Bream Trust. He is a Prize Winner of the renowned ARD music competition and Guitar Foundation of America Competition, First Prize winner of the Gisborne International Music Competition and Adelaide International Guitar Competition, and still the only guitarist in the 85-year history of the Sydney Eisteddfod to win the esteemed “NSW Doctors Orchestra Instrumental Scholarship”.
Australian mezzo soprano Lotte Betts-Dean is a versatile and dynamic concert artist, whose performance experience encompasses opera, oratorio, contemporary music, art song recital/chamber music, early music and non-classical collaborations. She has been based in London since 2014 and works internationally, most often in the UK and Australia. Lotte is Associate Artist with Southbank Sinfonia, and is a member of London-based contemporary music group Ensemble x.y. She is also a City Music Foundation Artist for 2017-2019, recently won the 2019 Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform, and was selected as a 2020 Samling Young Artist. Lotte is a regular collaborator with guitarist Andrey Lebedev with whom she won the inaugural 2018 New Elizabethan Award. Lotte is one 2018 bursars with the Imogen Cooper Music Trust and in 2019 became a Yeoman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians.
Described as ‘versatile, full of charisma, characterized by extraordinary care for sound quality’, the accordionist Bartosz Glowacki certainly shows the qualities of a rising star. Winner of numerous competitions, he was awarded the Polish Young Musician of the Year in 2009 and represented Poland at the Eurovision for Young Musician Competition in Vienna.
He has performed as a soloist in prestigious concert halls including the Wigmore Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican, the Royal Albert Hall, La Salle Cortot and the Witold Lutoslawski Concert Studio of Polish Radio. Bartosz is recognized as an active chamber musician. Founder of the Deco Ensemble, he has worked with renowned artists from various musical worlds, such as Nigel Kennedy, Trevor Pinnock, Atom String Quartet, Tanita Tikaram, Manchester Collective, Lizzie Ball and Gabriella Swallow.