Two University of Liverpool Medical students are performing a concert at The Tung Auditorium next week.
Thorvald Blough and Solomon-Miles Donnelly will be performing A Winter Journey on Wednesday 6 December as part of the regular Lunchtime Concert Series.
Thorvald previously studied singing in his native California and then moved to London where he worked as an opera singer. He has performed with various opera companies such as Grange Park Opera, Opera Holland Park, and British Youth Opera. He currently sings with the Liverpool Bach Collective. His switch to medicine was spurred by the Covid-19 pandemic when he took a job as a healthcare assistant at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London. His experiences on the wards during the pandemic inspired a career change to become a doctor.
Solomon attended Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester where, in tandem with a demanding academic curriculum, he studied piano. He is a Fellow of Trinity College, has achieved the London diploma in piano performance, and has performed in numerous competitions and concerts both nationally and internationally.
Thorvald and Solomon will begin with Johannes Brahms’s ‘Von Ewige Liebe’ (or ‘Eternal Love’). They will then perform Franz Schubert’s Winterreise (or ‘Winter’s Journey’), with their recital comprising the first twelve songs of this extraordinary cycle.
Tickets for the performance are free, but booking is required.