Mirjam Frank’s convincing performances of the recitative and aria of Svatava from Part II of the oratorio ‘Saint Ludmila’ and the complete ‘Biblical Songs’ stand firmly as a testament to Dvořák’s genius as a composer of vocal literature.
— Sonya Szabo Reynolds —
The work on my doctoral thesis Berlin, Harlem, Vienna: Conflicting Ideas of ‘Heimat’ in Alexander Zemlinsky’s Late Songs, 1929–1938 is in the final stages. I will be available for singing, teaching and academic work again from autumn 2019.
Die Fertigstellung meiner Doktorarbeit steht kurz bevor! Ab Herbst 2019 stehe ich wieder für Anfragen zur Verfügung.
Rome, Italy, March 2018
CAPOVOLGERE LE GERACHIE is a project devised by director Gianna Formicone together with dancers, actors and myself as a singer. The performance took place in the occupied theatre NUOVO CINEMA PALAZZO. More information via http://www.nuovocinemapalazzo.it/
Wonderful recording session near Munich last weekend! ~ MF 01/2018
I have started my third year of doctoral studies at Royal Holloway. This means that the next months are particularly work intensive, and my concert activities are going to be fewer. But, as always, do not hesitate to get in touch! ~MF 10/17
Mein drittes Jahr als Doktorandin an der Royal Holloway hat begonnen! Das bedeutet, dass die kommenden Monate besonders arbeitsintensiv sein werden und ich demnach im Konzertbereich weniger präsent bin. Natürlich freue ich mich trotzdem jederzeit über Nachrichten und Fragen. ~MF 10/17
After my successful upgrade to PhD level at the end of May, I’ve submitted a chapter for publication, and am now preparing a wonderful repertoire of Bach, Brahms, Vivaldi and more for my participation in the Oxenfoord Summer School later this month! I will be working with many distinguished musicians, incuding pianist Malcolm Martineau, with whom I will be studying Vier ernste Gesänge by Johannes Brahms. ~MF 07/17
After an exciting trip to Hong Kong to perform Mahler’s 8th Symphony with the Arnold Schoenberg Choir, I am now looking forward to spending a term at Royal Holloway, University of London to gain teaching experience, work on my PhD thesis and prepare for my upcoming work as a soloist. ~MF
My article on Ilse Weber’s ‘Terezín songs’ was published in ‘Musicologica Olomucensia’.
New York City Recital
Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street
Art-songs from the Czech and German Lands
“A Neglected Treasure Trove” – lecture and recital programme, 18.10.2015
Antonin Dvořák Biblical Songs and excerpts from the oratorio Ludmila (new English translations by David Beveridge).