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Julieth Lozano & Ricardo Gosalbo

Friday 2 February 2024, 1:05pm - 1:55pm
open from 12:30pm
An introduction to Zarzuela: a selection of highlights of the Spanish lyric-dramatic genre.
In collaboration with Instituto Cervantes Leeds.
Colombian soprano, Julieth Lozano was the winner of the Dame Kiri Te Kanawa audience prize in the 2023 Cardiff Singer of the World. She graduated with a Masters in Vocal Performance and an Artist Diploma in Opera from the Royal College of Music, under the tutelage of Dinah Harris. An Irene Hanson and Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells scholar, Julieth was a 2019/20 Young Artist at the National Opera Studio in London.
Previous engagements include Vixen (The Cunning Little Vixen) for Longborough Festival Opera, Zerlina (Don Giovanni) at the Verbier Festival, Tytania (Midsummer Night’s Dream) for Opera al Parque, Colombia, Despina (Cosi Fan Tutte) at the International Music Festival at Cartagena, Colombia, Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) at RCM and Norina (Don Pasquale) for Random Opera.
​A 2020 Kathleen Ferrier competition finalist, and 2018 recipient of the President's award given by The Prince of Wales, Julieth appeared in the BBC documentary Queen Victoria: My Musical Britain recorded in 2019 at Buckingham and Kensington palaces. In 2016 she participated in Georg Solti’s Academy and Verbier Festival’s Project Opera, where she was awarded the Prix Thierry Mermod. She has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, V&A Museum and many other venues around the globe.
Ricardo Gosalbo is a Spanish-French collaborative pianist, musical director, educator and researcher. He works as vocal coach at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he teaches Hispanic music. A devoted champion of this music, Ricardo combines his duties as artistic director of the Hispanic Music Series in London with his doctoral research on Spanish vocal music.
Ricardo has performed extensively with classical singers throughout Europe, and he has been featured by British and Spanish broadcasters. He has won numerous prizes, including the ‘Prix de Lied’ at the Concours International de chant-piano Nadia et Lili Boulanger, the Oxford Lieder Young Artist and the Paul Hamburger Prize. A multifaceted music collaborator, he has also worked with contemporary dancers and choreographers such as the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, and is a founding member of the Deco Ensemble, praised as ‘one of the UK’s foremost tango ensembles’, with whom he has released two albums.