Kerri Dietz and the Halcyon Quartet
Hosted By: Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts
2/26/2018 - 2/27/2018
Kerri Dietz and the Halcyon Quartet

In 2009, the Bermuda Festival featured mezzo- soprano Kerri Dietz and violinist Leidy Sinclair, both Bermudian “Rising Stars”. Nine years later, we are delighted to hear them again as their stars continue to rise on the UK stage.


When we last saw Kerri at the Festival, she was studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Today, she is a graduate of both that prestigious school and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and is forging her career in opera, recital and oratorio, performing most notably, the title role in the New Sussex Opera’s production of Gluck’s Orfeo in November 2017. She is joined by her Russian accompanist Maya Soltan, whose honours include First Prize at the North London Piano Festival.

Leidy was still at school in 2009, about to embark on a new journey at the Wells Cathedral School. A recipient of scholarships and awards for her playing, she has since graduated with a First Class Honours degree from the Royal Academy of Music, where she is now a postgraduate student. She is the second violinist of the prize-winning Halcyon Quartet, which is making its name performing concerts at venues such as the BBC Proms, Wigmore Hall and the British Museum.

Initially performing separately in this recital, with each group featuring their personal choice in repertoire, they will ultimately combine their resources to offer a Piano Quintet with voice in a unique combination of Bermudian success stories.


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