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Relaxed Events: Barbara Cole Walton and Alina Horvath

Tue 25 Feb 2020


Barbara Cole Walton (soprano) and Alina Horvath (Piano).

£5 (assisting companion or family member goes free)

Come and enjoy to a variety of opera excerpts performed by Barbara Cole Walton (Soprano) and Alina Horvath (Piano).

Canadian-British coloratura soprano Barbara Cole Walton comes from Vancouver Island. She moved to Glasgow in 2011 to do her postgraduate studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, fell in love with the city, and never left. As a freelance musician, she finds her time split between recitals, concert work, and opera. Her 2018/19 season saw her singing Blonde in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail with Diva Opera in Tokyo, Japan. She covered Ice in Stuart McRae’s Anthropocene at Scottish Opera and sang Norina in Wexford Opera’s ShortWorks production of Don Pasquale. This summer she also sang the role of Amarilli in Handel’s Il pastor fido with New Chamber Opera in Oxford.

Alina is a classical pianist from Hungary and a Masters graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She is the recipient of the Philip Halstead Prize for Piano, winner of the ‘Music without borders’ International Contemporary Music Competition, including the Audience Award, the Governors' Recital Prize and the Mary D Adams Prize for Chamber Music. She has been a concerto soloist with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Symphony Orchestra and the Wind Orchestra, and a recitalist in many concert halls across the UK and Hungary. She has performed in various music festivals such as Budapest Spring Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Aberdeen International Youth Festival and Glasgow Piano Festival. Her love of music is not only dedicated to performances, but she is also an enthusiastic teacher at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Juniors) and an accompanist at the National Youth Choir of Scotland.