Collaborative Pianist Elli Welsh – this year's Viola Tunnard Artist – is joined by singers from the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme to present a recital programme featuring female composers.

Viola Tunnard was a brilliant pianist and a key collaborator of both Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears. Working extensively as a repetiteur for the English Opera Group, playing in rehearsals and performances for many of Britten’s opera premieres, as well as accompanying Pears in several recitals. She was one of very few female accompanists working the mid-twentieth century. Each year, one collaborative pianist on the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme is named as the Viola Tunnard Artist, supported by the Viola Tunnard Memorial Trust.

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