We are just one week away from our carehome concerts. Thanks to the support of the Postcode Community Trust, Soprano Claire Wild and Pianist Carla Ruaro and a small team will be bringing an hour of opera and musical joy to the gardens and carparks of 8 carehomes across Wandsworth and Merton.
CLAIRE WILD – SOPRANO
Claire Wild attended the Royal Northern College of Music‚ sponsored by the Peter Moores Foundation and the Musicians Benevolent Fund. She won the Webster Booth Award‚ the James Oncken Song Prize and the Frost Brownson Award.
Highlights in recent seasons include Lilli Vanessi / Katharine in Kiss Me, Kate and Elle La voix humaine for Welsh National Opera, Susanna Le nozze di Figaro for Regents Opera and Petra in A Little Night Music for Opera Project at West Green House, Welsh National Opera as Emma in Khovanshchina and Garsington Opera as Caridad The Skating Rink, a newly commissioned opera by David Sawer.
Concert repertoire includes Elijah, Messiah‚ Carmina Burana, Bach St Matthew Passion, Mozart C Minor Mass. She has performed Dallapicolla Commiato and Stravinsky Pulcinella (Royal Northern Sinfonia) and Christmas and New Year Galas (Raymond Gubbay, Orchestra of Opera North, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and London Concert Orchestra) and Messiah (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra).
CARLA RUARO – PIANIST
Carla is a pianist, researcher and educator dedicated to contemporary music. Carla holds a Master’s Degree in Music Performance & Related Studies – Goldsmiths University of London. She was executive director of the social organization Amazonart UK, where she developed social, cultural and educational projects in England and Brazil. Between 2006 and 2012 Carla worked for the British scheme Live Music Now in London, a cultural institution founded by Yehudi Menuhin where she gave workshops and concerts of Brazilian music throughout England, Ireland and the Arab Emirates. In 2012, she won the Funarte Prize with the project “Multiplying Brazilian Music in the Amazon”, where she began the plans to bring the piano to the riverside communities of the Amazon. In 2017 she carried out her first project, a film documentary and a CD called “A Piano in the Amazon” winner of several awards at film festivals in USA, Brazil, Finland and Morocco.