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Gala Benefit Concert

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Emmy Destinn Foundation
Under the auspices of HE Mrs. Marie Chatardová, Czech Ambassador to the UK

St John’s Smith Square

Sunday 23rd October 2022


Featuring brilliant young artists, the winners of our biennial competition The Emmy Destinn Young Singers Awards performing arias by Janáček, Dvořák, Smetana, Mozart and Puccini


Caroline Taylor                                                                                     

Milly Forest                                                                                                                                                                     

Phillipa Boyle                                                   

Marta Fontanals-Simmons                                                  

Sam Utley                                                                                        

Mark Christian Bautista                                                             

Michael Bracegirdle                                                                       

Kieran Rayner                     


They will be accompanied by accomplished pianists Raya Kostova, Panaretos Kyriatzidis and Max Bilbe, winners of the
Lady Grenfell-Baines Accompanist’s Prize    


The concert will also feature talented Czech violinist Leona Gogolicynová, accompanied by celebrated pianist

Anthony Hewitt and renowned Swedish trumpeter Magnus Johansson who performed at the inaugural EDF Concert in 1997

The evening will be presented by voice-over actress and narrator Veronika Hyks

For tickets and further information, please visit

Registered Charity No: 1072071
© Emmy Destinn Foundation 2022

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