Location: Alliance Française of Madras No. 24 College road Nungambakkam, Chennai 600006
Date: Sat, 2013/04/13 – 7:30pm
Price: Free Entry
The Alliance Française of Madras,
A Classical Music Concert
Namrata Shah (Soprano) and Alexandra Miñoza (Piano)
A Vocal and piano concert featuring opera music, impressionistic music, and love songs with Namrata and Alexandra, two brilliant artists.
Namrata Shah grew up in Kenya where she had sung for the vice president and performed at various venues in both Hindustani classical and Western classical voice. She then gained her BA in Music (Honours) from Leeds University, UK and completed her MA in Western Classical Vocal Performance at Leeds College of Music. In the United Kingdom, she performed in recitals, concerts and operas.
Namrata also enjoys working in the early years education sector and headed ‘Music For Little People’ classes for 0-5 year olds in the Leeds area from 2010 – 2012. This was inspired by working with the Education Departments at Opera North and Glyndebourne Opera House. When she is home in Kenya she works with various musical societies and charities such as, ‘Art of Music’, ‘Ghetto Classics’, ‘Kenya National Youth Orchestra’ and ‘Opera for School Fees’.
Namrata is currently teaching Western Classical Voice and Music at the KMMC Music Conservatory in Chennai.
Alexandra Miñoza is a classical pianist with experience in performing diverse musical repertoire spanning from early music by Bach to contemporary pieces by Prokofiev. Appreciated for her clear sense of musical personality, and fearless and engaging performances, she has recently graduated with a Master of Music in Advanced Piano Performance at the Royal College of Music in London and a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore in Singapore.
Previously based in Singapore, Alexandra has more than four years of teaching experience preparing young high potentials for challenging examinations such as the ABRSM and early childhood music programs such as the Suzuki Piano Method and the Staccato! Early Childhood Music Development Program. Passionate about teaching children and adults, she uses a variety of pedagogical methods to inculcate a love for music among the students along with a strong playing technique. She also regularly publishes articles on the Suzuki piano technique in her blog along with demonstration videos.
Alexandra is currently based in Chennai, performing and teaching on the piano.
Alliance Française of Madras
No. 24 College road
Nungambakkam, Chennai 600006