Duo - Vocal & Instrumental
- Camilla Jeppesen - soprano
- Mary Reid - harp
Sample Programme for a one half recital:
Claude Debussy - Nuit d’étoiles
Maurice Ravel - Five Greek Songs
J S Bach - Partita no. 2 in C minor BWV 826 (harp solo)
Pauline Viardot – Les filles de Cadix
Francis Poulenc - Les Chemins de l’Amour
Benjamin Britten - Cabaret Songs
Soprano Camilla Jeppeson and harpist Mary Reid began working as a duo after several years of performing together as accompanists with the Promenade Girl’s Choir in Surrey. They enjoy a wide range of music from the Renaissance to the present day. They have performed at St Bride’s Fleet Street, Riverside Arts Centre in Sunbury and recital series in North Yorkshire amongst others.
Camilla initially studied as a pianist before training as a singer. After completing the Associated Studios Opera Course in London, she began studies with world-renowned bass Graeme Danby. Most recently, Camilla received great critical acclaim for her performance of Zerlina with Ensemble OrQuesta in Mozart’s Don Giovanni; “her Batti, batti was a highlight of Act 1”. Recent operatic appearances have included Blonde (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) for Opera Foundry, Satirino (La Calisto) with Barefoot Opera and La Sagesse/Lucinde (Armide) at the Arcola Theatre as part of Grimeborn Opera Festival. Other engagements have included an Italian tour of motets and madrigals, La Musica from Monteverdi's L'Orfeo in the Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival and an appearance with the Rameau Academy, accompanied by Rob Howarth.
Mary performs as a soloist, orchestral musician, chamber artist and for community musical outreach work. She has given previous solo recitals at Ripon Cathedral, for the Brantwood Young Artist Series and at the 11th Russian Harp Festival in Moscow. Earlier this year, she performed Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto with the Dacorum Symphony Orchestra and Rodrigo’s rarely heard Concierto Serenata with Kingston Chamber Players. In chamber groups Mary is also one half of violin/harp Zamira Duo and founding member of the London Harp Quartet. Mary loves taking the harp to special needs schools and hospitals and is an artist for Live Music Now and the Concordia Foundation. She freelances with various orchestras including CBSO, Northern Ballet, the Royal Opera House and the London Mozart Players. Mary gained her BMus and MA from the Royal Academy of Music, studying under Skaila Kanga and graduating with Distinction and the Renata Scheffl-Stein harp prize.