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Music Futures Festival: Iúnó Connolly, Jacob Bettinelli and Nazan Fikret

Tickets £20 adults, £15 students 

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Evening recital

Three stunning voices in one concert singing famous arias and songs from Handel, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky and Puccini amongst many more. Definitely not to be missed! You will always remember Nazan Fikret’s rendition of The Girl in 14G.

Iúnó Connolly, soprano with Dylan Perez, piano


Schumann (Mignon Lieder)
Singet nicht in Trauertönen

Schumann (Mignon Lieder)
Heiss mich nicht reden

Tosti    Non t’amo piu
Tosti    La serenata

Mozart  (Mitridate)
Nel grave tormento

J.Strauss  (Die Fledermaus)
Spiel ich die Unschuld vom Lande

Donizetti   (La fille du Regiment)
Chacun le sait

British soprano Iúnó Connolly studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Lillian Watson and Jonathan Papp. She completed her Undergraduate studies at the Birmingham Conservatoire, training with Catherine Benson.

Iúnó spent an Erasmus term studying in the Italian city of Ferrara at the Conservatorio di G. Frescobaldi, performing in and around the Emilia-Romagna region including recitals at the Teatro Comunale di Ferrara.

She is the winner of the Elena Gehardt Lieder Prize (2016); the Cecil Drew Oratorio Prize (2013); the International Eisteddfod Vocal Competition (2013); the Promising Singer Prize at the Dean & Chadlington Festival (2014) and was awarded a Jennifer Vyvyan Scholarship and the Pat Syme Award for her studies at the Royal Academy of Music (2014/15).

Dylan Perez

American pianist Dylan Perez is currently a student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he studies piano accompaniment with Pamela Lidiard and Julius Drake. He also holds a degree from the University of Michigan, where he studied with Martin Katz. He has participated in The Song Continues at Carnegie Hall and Opera Bastille in Paris.

Jacob Bettinelli, baritone with Connie Luk, piano



– Hai già vinta la causa (Le nozze di Figaro)


– Lerchengesang op. 72/2

– Von ewiger Liebe op. 43/1


– Mein Sehnen mein Wähnen (Die tote Stadt)


– Les chemins de l’amour


– Come Paride vezzo (L’elisir d’amore)

Hong Kong baritone Jacob Bettinelli performs in an Italian Belcanto style. He is currently studying for his Bachelor of Music degree at the Royal College of Music, London where he is under the tutelage of Tim Evans-Jones and Andrew Robinson. He made his operatic debut in Hong Kong as ‘Masetto’ in Don Giovanni under the baton of Brian Schembri at Hong Kong City Hall.

Watch Jacob perform Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen (Pierrot’s Tanzlied) below.

Connie Luk

Hong Kong pianist Connie Luk studied at prestigious music institutions in North America and in Asia, receiving numerous scholarships and prizes including the Dr. G. Herald Keefer Music Scholarship, Hugh Livingstone Maze Scholarship, G. Nan and Jennie Y. Quon Memorial Medallion and the Winfried Rompf Scholarship.

Nazan Fikret, soprano, with Dylan Perez, piano

Quilter: Love’s Philosophy

Satie: Trois mélodies de 1916:
– La Statue de Bronze
– Daphénéo
– Le Chapelier

Selma Ada: Ali Baba, Bir devem olsa (Ayse’s aria)

Bellini: Eccomi…Oh! Quante Volte (I Capuleti e Montecchi,)

Sondheim: One More Kiss (Follies)

J.Tesori: The Girl in 14G (Cabaret song)

Mozart: Der Hölle Rache, The Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte)

Turkish soprano Nazan Fikret studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Penelope Mackay and Yvonne Kenny. Nazan is a 2015 Making Music AYCA Winner and recipient of the 2015/16 International Opera Awards Bursary.

Highlights in recent seasons include Fiordiligi Così fan tutte (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / European Opera Centre), How the Whale Became (Julian Philips) at the Linbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Governess The Turn of the Screw in Norfolk and contemporary opera scenes for Aldeburgh Music’s Jerwood Scheme. Additionally, Nazan had covered the Queen of the Night, The Magic Flute and Wendy in the UK première of Peter Pan by Richard Ayres, both for Welsh National Opera.

Listen to Fikret sing Padre, German-Mozart’s Idomeneo.

Please see here for information on all of the events taking place as part of the Festival.

The concert will last approximately 60-75 minutes and be followed by a drinks reception. One drink is included in the price of the ticket and after that you can avail of a cash bar.

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Tickets cost £20 for adults and £15 for students. To purchase tickets for this event click here. A four-day pass to all seven concerts costs £100. Click here to book a four-day pass.

Talent Unlimited is a classical music charity giving exposure and financial support to its musicians (Charity Registration No 1139220).

The Festival takes place over four days at Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP. To see the other concerts taking place click here.

For further information email: cananr@hotmail.com


September 29, 2016
19:00 - 21:00
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Talent Unlimited and Asia House


Asia House
63 New Cavendish St, London, Gt Lon W1G 7LP United Kingdom
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