February Newsletter
CLB Management welcomes Pablo Romero and signs three new singers

The London office is delighted to welcome Pablo Romero, who joins our team to manage the vocal department. With 10 years’ experience in the industry, as a singer himself and working in both opera houses and artist management agencies, he brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm. Further to this Pablo is happy to announce the signing of three new singers to the department: tenor Emmanuel Faraldo, baritone Josep-Ramon Olivé and bass-baritone Carsten Wittmoser. Speaking of his appointment “This position opens a new chapter in my life, it is an important and challenging step forward in my career and I would like to thank Catherine Le Bris and Kate Adams for this opportunity and of course the full CLB Management team for the warm welcome they have given me.
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Si ritrovarla io giuro - cenerentola
Emmanuel Faraldo
Josep-Ramon Olivé
Carsten Wittmoser sings Don Pizarro's aria - Detroit Opera House rehearsal
Carsten Wittmoser
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Jonathon Heyward directs Chineke!

The rising star conductor will make his debut with the exciting ensemble this season, with concerts at Brighton, Salisbury and Cheltenham Festivals, and St George’s Bristol. Currently Assistant Conductor with the Hallé, Jonathon is forging a successful career across Europe and North America, and also makes his Japan debut in May.
 
 
An exciting few weeks ahead for the Voce Quartet

Following two recordings with flautist Juliette Hurel, and viola player Lise Berthaud, we are happy to announce the Voce String Quartet's upcoming solo quartet disc, which presents works by Schulhoff, Janacek and Bartok. It will be released this week to coincide with concerts in the UK, in Norwich on Friday 24th, and at London’s Wigmore Hall on Sunday 26th. Two days later, they will present the album in Paris, at a unique event which also marks the start of an innovative series curated by the quartet and CLB Management at the Cabaret Sauvage. We are particularly excited as this event will be the venue's very first classical music concert!
Here, Lydia Shelley (cellist) tells us more.
 
Meet our new singers
Autumn 2016 saw bass-baritone Carsten Wittmoser make his debut at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, as Kurwenal (Tristan und Isolde) under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle. This follows acclaimed appearances at other prestigious opera houses, such as the Deutsche Oper Berlin, State Opera Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin, State Opera Munich, Teatro Real de Madrid, Monte Carlo Opera, Seattle Opera House, Detroit Opera House, Opera de Bogota, and Opera de Bellas Artes Mexico City. His operatic repertoire includes Rocco and Pizarro (Fidelio), Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Escamillo (Carmen), Scarpia (Tosca), the Villains (Tales of Hoffmann) and the title role in Der Fliegende Holländer.
Young baritone Josep-Ramon Olivé studied at Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London with Professor Rudolf Piernay, completing both a Singing Masters in 2014 and the Opera Course in 2016. He was awarded First Prize, as well as the Audience Prize, at the 2015 Handel Singing Competition; Second Prize at the 2013 International Singing Competition ‘Symphonies d’Autômne’ (Mâcon); Second Prize at the 2013 International Singing Competition ‘Germans Pla’ (Balaguer) and Second Prize at the 2011 Concurso Permanente of Juventudes Musicales de España. In 2015 he was selected as an ‘Oxford Lieder Young Artist’, together with pianist Ben-San Lau. Upcoming engagements include Carmina Burana with La Fura dels Baus in Madrid and Barcelona, and a tour with Le Jardin des Voix, directed by William Christie.
Argentinian tenor Emmanuel Faraldo is rapidly establishing an exciting career, centred in Europe. Last season, as part of the Centre de Perfeccionament Placido Domingo: the young artists program at Palau de Les Arts in Valencia (Spain), Emmanuel sang Arbace in Mozart’s Idomeneo, Parpignol in Puccini’s La Bohème, and Philistine Messenger in Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Delilah. He performed under the baton of Roberto Abbado, Manuel Coves and Sergio Alapont. Recent and future engagements include Ernesto (Don Pasquale) and Remendado (Carmen) with Opera de Tenerife, Handel’s Messiah with Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, Bastien (Bastien und Bastienne) with Opera de Cámara de Navarra, a tour with the Orquesta del Reino de Aragón performing Mozart’s Requiem, and the main-role in Le Châtelet’s production of El Cantor de México at Teatro de la Zarzuela (Madrid) in September 2017.
 
For more information please contact Pablo Romero: pablo@clbmanagement.co.uk