Jack Bowtell & Conal Bembridge

Jack Bowtell & Conal Bembridge-Sayers - Baritone & Piano Duo

Baritone Jack Bowtell currently studies with renowned tenor, Adrian Thompson, at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. Jack has had the opportunity to sing in many prestigious venues across Europe including Basilica di San Marco (Venice), The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia (Barcelona), Santa Maria de Montserrat (Barcelona), Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres (Chartres) and Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. Recent performance highlights have included Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and performed by the CBSO Youth Chorus and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra as part of the 2015 BBC Proms season at the Royal Albert Hall, and being a chorus member in Verdi’s Falstaff conducted by Carlo Rizzi. In July 2016, Jack sang his first major operatic role as Willi in Welsh National Youth Opera’s critically acclaimed production of Kommilitonen! by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.

Pianist and conductor Conal Bembridge-Sayers has received numerous prizes for his playing, including the Roderick Bryson Memorial Award, Sam Hutchings Pianist Prize, Simon Clarkson Memorial Award for outstanding all-round musicianship, Gregynog Young Accompanist Prize, and was finalist in the Junior Kathleen Ferrier Accompanist Prize. Conal is currently Junior Répétiteur Fellow at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Official Accompanist of the Gregynog Young Musician Competition, and Principal Conductor of Orchestra Caritas. Recent performances include recitals at the Leeds Lieder Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Ludlow English Song Festival, Powerdow Castle, St Martin’s in the Field, Dora Stoutzker Concert Hall, and St David’s Hall, in addition to regular engagements with Welsh National Opera, Winterbourne Opera, and the National Gilbert and Sullivan Company. Conal has also had the privilege to receive invitations to perform for HRH Prince of Wales, and Dame Shirley Bassey.

During their short time working together, Jack and Conal have had the pleasure of performing in masterclasses for several notable singing teachers and tutors including: Kathryn Harries, Donald Maxwell, Susanne Murphy, Joseph Middleton and Simon Lepper.

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