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Tuesday 27 April 2021 Morgan Szymanski and Laura Mitchell

Morgan Szymanski and Laura Mitchell


Dowland: Four Songs

Roth: Three English Folk Songs

Roth: Chinese Gardens

Ponce: Three popular Mexican Songs

Rodrigo: Three Spanish Songs

Tarrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Albéniz: Suite Espaňola: Asturias

De Falla: Five Spanish Folk Songs


Described as ‘a player destined for future glories’ (Classical Guitar Magazine) Morgan Szymanski has been highlighted as ‘One to Watch’ by both Gramophone Magazine and the BBC Music Magazine. Morgan Szymanski was selected as a finalist for the ‘Outstanding Young Artist Award’ by MIDEM Classique/IAMA.


Born in Mexico City in 1979, Morgan Szymanski started playing the guitar at the age of six. Early studies led to a scholarship to study under Carlos Bonell and Gary Ryan at the Royal College of Music (RCM) in London, graduating in 2004 with first class honours. He went on to become the first solo guitarist to be selected by the Young Classical Artist Trust and was awarded a Junior Fellowship at the RCM, where he completed his Master’s degree with distinction.


A top prize-winner at international competitions, Morgan won first prize at the National Guitar Competition in Mexico. Performances as a soloist and with orchestras have taken him all over the world. He is included in the Mexican Foreign Office publication “El Mundo en las Manos” for his contribution as an ambassador of music and Mexican culture overseas. In recent years Morgan has given recitals at many major UK venues and festivals including the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and Royal Opera House, appearing as a soloist with many orchestras such as the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé, and the Coro de Madrigalistas de Bellas Artes in Mexico’s Palacio de Bellas Artes.

Laura Mitchell graduated from the Benjamin Britten International Opera School in 2007, winning the Song Prize at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards and the Lies Askonas Prize that year. She subsequently graduated from the National Opera Studio in 2008.
Since then Laura has sung roles with a wide range of companies and built up an extensive operatic repertoire. In the last couple of seasons, she has performed Fiordiligi/Così fan Tutte for ETO, Pamina/The Magic Flute for Scottish Opera, Hero/Béatrice et Bénédict for WNO, and in a staged version of Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle, which began life in Berlin, then toured to the Bregenz Festival, the Opéra Comique in Paris, Dijon and other European cities between 2011-13.
Laura has given numerous recitals for the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and performed at the Teatro dei Rozzi in Siena, St Peter’s Basilica, the Purcell Room, St Martin’s in the Fields, St James’s in Piccadilly, as well as at the Windsor, Chester and Beaumaris Festivals. She gave her Wigmore Hall solo recital debut in 2012, and was invited back the following year.

For more information about Morgan Szymanski visit his website  and for Laura Mitchell visit her website