I’m happy because I sing."
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The musical team consists of:
Robert Owens is a 21 year old Welsh Conductor and classical tenor based in Manchester, in his fourth year of undergraduate studies at The Royal Northern College of Music. He currently studies voice with principal study tutor and professional singer and conductor Mathew Best. He has now been studying at the RNCM for six years, as he also studied at the Junior RNCM with the famous Wagner tenor Jeffrey Lawton as his principal study tutor.
Robert started conducting at the age of 14 and went on to work with many choirs across north wales. Currently he is the Conductor for both The Macclesfield Male Voice Choir as well as The Chester Ladies Choir.
On the concert platform, Robert has a varied repertoire and has performed as a guest soloist in many large venues across Manchester and Wales, Robert’s stage experience includes: The international University Production of Iolanthe Chorus 2015 at the Harrogate Royal theatre, RNCM Offenbach La Vie Parisienne Chorus 2016, and RNCM Handel Theodora Chorus 2017.
The young pianist Tatyana Goncharuk was born in Ukraine and took her first piano lesson at the age of five. She later studied with Boris Arkhimovich and Nadezhda Arkhimovich at Kyiv M V Lysenko Secondary Specialized Music Boarding School, after which she enrolled at the P I Tchaikovsky National Musical Academy of Ukraine. Her first public performance took place when she was seven years old at the local television station in Ukraine and her concerto debut took place when she was twelve.
In 2007 Tatyana was invited by a world-famous pianist - Professor Norma Fisher - to pursue her further studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, where she was awarded a special scholarship. Tatyana’s studies were kindly supported by the Musicians Benevolent Fund.
She was the recipient of the First prize in the International Piano Competition for Young Pianists, Mariupol, Ukraine, the RNCM Concerto Competition, the RNCM Piano Recital Prize and the RNCM Piano Duo Prize. She has appeared in recital at the Bridgewater Hall (Manchester, UK), the Royal Academy of Music (London), the National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Kiev), the Lotherton Hall (Leeds, UK), the RNCM Concert Hall (Manchester, UK) and at many other world-famous concert venues. Tatyana is also an award-winner of the Moray International Piano Competition 2008 (Elgin, Scotland, UK).
Tatyana’s wide repertoire encompasses stylistic panorama of pieces by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Saint-Saens, Ravel, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Scriabin, Bartok, and Ukrainian composers Lysenko, Lyatoshinsky, Skoryk.
Away from the concert platform, Tatyana has had lessons and master classes with a number of distinguished pianists, including John Lill, Nelson Goerner, Steven Osborne, Michel Dalberto and Noriko Ogawa. She has also had the great privilege of working with such outstanding conductors as Sir Mark Elder, Carl Davis, James Burton, Clark Rundell, Timothy Redmond and many distinguished and celebrated artists including Professor Lynne Dawson, Sir John Tomlinson, Roderick Williams, Susan Bullock, Quentin Hayes, Christopher Purves and David Kempster. At present Tatyana holds the position of a pianist in the School of Vocal Studies and Opera at the RNCM and a principal accompanist to the Macclesfield Male Voice Choir.