Grange Festival Song Prize Winner
August 29, 2020
Australian coloratura soprano, Alexandra Flood, won the Wellhayes Recital Prize, which we sponsored as part of the Grange Festival International Singing Competition, in October 2019 and we are delighted to welcome her and her accompanist Daan Boertien to Wellhayes. They will perform works by Wolf, Schubert, Strauss and Berg.
Alexandra Flood made her debut at the Salzburg Festival in 2014 and has since enjoyed a blossoming career on the world opera and concert stages. Her roles include Blonde/Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Clorinda/La Cenerentola, Violetta/Traviata Remixed, Serpetta/La finta Giardiniera, Maria/West Side Story, Valencienne/Die lustige Witwe, Jemmy/Guillaume Tell, Musetta/La bohème, Porporina/L’opera seria, Norina/Don Pasquale, Gretel/Hänsel und Gretel, and most recently a leading role in the world premiere of Vrouwenstemmen in Amsterdam. This season Alexandra appeared in recital with Alex Raineri at the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival and made her recital debut at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. Next season, Alexandra performs Mozart’s Mass in C-minor, appears in recital at The Juilliard School, makes her role debut as Nannetta/Falstaff in Malmö, Sweden and will tour Australia with Selby & Friends in November 2020.
Daan Boertien is a Dutch concert pianist with a special interest for song accompaniment. He performs frequently with various singers in the Netherlands and abroad. Daan studies Liedgestaltung at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, with the German Lied specialist Burkhard Kehring. In 2018, Daan won the Audience Award in the finals of Dutch Classical Talent together with baritone Raoul Steffani. In the same year he won the first Lied Duo Prize in the Gustav-Mahler-Wettbewerb together with Geng Lee, as well as the prize for the best accompanist.