Royal Academy of Music Bicentenary series 

The third group of recordings in the Royal Academy of Music Bicentenary series are being released digitally by Linn Records.  The recordings feature Royal Academy alumni Julie Park (viola); Camilla Harris (soprano), and Ossian Huskinson (bass-baritone), each a recipient of a Royal Academy of Music Bicentenary Scholarship.

Julie Park has devoted her debut disc recorded with pianist Michel Xie to the music of York Bowen. The two featured works, the Viola Concerto in C minor, Op. 25 and the Phantasy in F, Op. 54 were dedicated to Lionel Tertis. Violist Julie Park was the grand winner of the Academy’s Bicentenary Prize Competition held at the Wigmore Hall and has recently been appointed Associate Principal Violist of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. 

Camilla Harris’s programme interweaves the themes of love, longing and the female muse in works by Liszt, Bachelet, Rachmaninov and Grieg accompanied by Natalie Burch. Lyric soprano Camilla Harris graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 2021 and, this summer, was a principal artist at the Garsington Festival singing the role of Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte.

Bass-baritone Ossian Huskinson chose to explore the archetype of the vagabond in the English song repertoire for his debut disc and taking as his starting point Vaughan Williams’s Songs of Travel, has included songs by Ernest Farrar, Peter Warlock and Michael Head, concluding with Vaughan Williams’s Linden Lea. Ossian Huskinson is a recent graduate of the Academy; was a Garsington Young Artist in 2021; and has been selected for the prestigious roster of Harewood Young Artists at English National Opera.  

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