Recitals

A creative and highly expressive performer, Bibi is passionate about programming and performing imaginative recitals in ways that cross the boundaries between performer and listener. She has become known for her exceptional style of communication, and her ability to captivate an audience and involve them emotionally in the music.

She works regularly in recital with accompanists Antony Kraus, Martin Pickard and Annette Saunders, and enjoys many collaborative partnerships with other instrumentalists. She has worked with several members of the Orchestra of Opera North, including David Greed (principal violin), Colin Honour (principal clarinet), Liz Wyly (viola) and Claire Sadler (double bass); their unique arrangements of lieder, opera and songs are hugely popular and make a wide range of music immediately accessible to audiences of all backgrounds and ages.

Bibi works regularly with accordionist Milos Milivojevic, performing a range of Bohemian music, from Puccini opera arias to Parisian cafe songs. She is also currently working with Kosmos Ensemble, a stunning ensemble known for their groundbreaking merging of classical and Eastern European styles. Recital engagements include Opera North, Helmsley Arts Centre, Ripon International Festival, and Festival of Chichester.

Other collaborations include a series of recitals with Hajo Wienroth (baroque flute), Poppy Walshaw (baroque ‘cello) and Pawel Siwczak (harpsichord), the opening of the new Hepworth Art Gallery (with Martin Pickard piano), a recital in Yorkshire Sculpture Park for Opera North (with Alexander Baillie violin, Matthew Sharp cello and Craig Ogden guitar), a recital for Opera North/DARE at New Zealand House, (with Bogdan Vacarescu violin and Rafal Luc accordion), for Leeds Lieder (with Antony Kraus piano and Colin Honour clarinet) and for Ryedale Festival (with Christopher Glynn piano.) She has also illustrated several lecture recitals with Professor Julian Johnson, both as part of the Philharmonia Orchestra‚Äôs Vienna City of Dreams series, and the Maazel: Mahler series at the Royal Festival Hall.