Soprano Sonja Nerdrum will perform a programme of pieces by Quilter, Thiman, Strauss, Grieg and Satie, accompanied by pianist Mark Packwood.
This is a charity event and all proceeds go to Friends of Cricklewood Library, who are working to reopen a community library in Cricklewood.
About the Performers
Sonja Nerdrum began her singing career as a mezzo and later retrained as a soprano.
Her roles have included Rosina; Mirtillo (title role Il Pastor Fido); Dorabella; Marcellina (Le Nozze di Figaro); La Baronne (La vie Parisienne); Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus); Carmen; Hermia (A Midsummer Night's Dream); Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda; Tosca, Opera and concerts in U.K., Norway, France, Turkey, Middle and Far East. Sonja is on the coaching staff at the Royal Opera and has performed in the lunchtime concerts there with Mark Packwood. She also coaches at Royal College of Music.
Mark Packwood was educated in Worcestershire and North Wales and studied composition with William Mathias. After leaving the National Opera Studio, he joined the music staff of The Royal Opera and has worked for many English companies. Among artists he has played for are Angela Gheorghiu; Dimitri Hvorostovsky; Leontina Vaduva and François Le Roux. Mark is a composer of songs, choral and instrumental music and enjoys performing cabaret.