Jess Dandy contralto, Martin Roscoe piano

Lunchtime Recital

Friday 29 April 2022

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Likened to Kathleen Ferrier by The Times, the newspaper went on to describe today’s rare contralto voice as “stunning…Jess Dandy offered sumptuous tone and beautiful legato. She’s a name to watch.”

Cumbrian born Dandy has been praised for her instrument of velvety plangent timbre, and her artistic maturity of remarkable immediacy. A number of important debuts recently have included performances at the First Night of the BBC Proms, Wigmore Hall recitals and work with a range of the finest conductors. Jess is co-founder of the mental health initiative, SongPath, which encourages creative and restorative connection on therapeutically curated musical walking trails in beautiful surroundings. See page 32 of the Leeds Lieder 2022 programme for more information on Leeds Lieder’s collaboration with MIND and SongPath this year. A love of nature and walking in the Lake District has strengthened the special partnership Dandy has with Martin Roscoe, unarguably one of the UK’s finest and most popular pianists.

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Start time

1 hour

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Jess Dandy contralto, Martin Roscoe piano

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