Pianist Charis Hanning (nee Cheung), a 2010 recipient of the CCSF’s Belle Shenkman Award for the Study of Arts, will be performing at London’s National Portrait Gallery at 6.30pm on Friday, 25 November. This free concert celebrates Trafalgar Square, with talks and music honouring both Canada and South Africa, amongst others, since they have such an important presence in Trafalgar Square. More information can be found here. Dasha Shenkman, Belle Shenkman’s daughter, is supporting the concert. Charis continues to perform regularly with the Jacquin Trio. Future performances include:
Friday 11 November – 1:10pm
Royal Over-Seas League series at St. James’s Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL
Thursday 1 December – 1:05pm
Shaw Library, 6th floor, Old Building, Houghton Street
London School of Economics
Another CCSF Belle Shenkman Award winner, Soprano Eve Daniell, continues to perform in the London area. If you love opera, you won’t want to miss Eve’s performance at the Royal Academy of Music’s Pavarotti Prize competition on Thursday 17 November. As last year’s winner of this prestigious prize, Eve will be singing while the judges deliberate, so her performance will be towards the end of the event that begins at 6.30pm (slated to last until 10pm). Please check with the Academy about attendance but we understand it is free to all audience members.
On Tuesday, 22 November you can see her at St John’s Smith Square. On Monday 28 November Eve will be singing two arias in a more intimate setting at 1901 Arts Club where singers and a pianist will perform a balance of songs and arias. Not to be missed!