Dame Emma Kirkby Masterclass

Had the most amazing time singing Haydn to the legendary Dame Emma Kirkby and her equally illustrious duo partner, Marcia Hadjimarkos.

They were both fascinating to listen to and compelling and passionate from beginning to end. Emma doesn’t take herself too seriously but takes the music itself seriously, which I really admire in artists of her calibre and experience.

Colour photograph showing Beth Margaret Taylor together with Dame Emma Kirkby and Marcia Hadjimarkos after singing Haydn for them at a masterclass
With the wonderful duo of Dame Emma Kirkby and Marcia Hadjimarkos after singing Haydn for them at a masterclass

It was wonderful to see not only other young training singers but also beautiful performances from selected music students of Haileybury College- so much rising talent in one place! And a lovely audience too, which always helps!!

A big thank you to Haileybury College and the team at Hertfordshire Festival of Music for looking after me after the long journey and for offering me this opportunity in the first place!