The Nursery

22 April 2018
  • 14:00
  • £20/£15 on the door, for reservations:

„Thy nurse will tend thee as duly as maybe..lullaby, baby“

Song recital featuring works by Modest Mussorgsky, Robert Schumann and Benjamin Britten.

Georgia Knower voice
Boris Chnaider piano

Sunday 22nd April 2018 at 2pm

Tickets: £20/£15 (on the door, for reservations:


Detskaya (The Nursery)

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)


1.S Nyanei (With Nanny)

2.  V uglu (In the Corner)

3. Zhuk (The Beetle)

4.S kukloi (With the Doll)

5. Na son grjadushtzii (At Bedtime)

6. Kot Matros (The Sailor Cat)



Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood)

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)


1.Von fremden Ländern und Menschen (From Foreign Countries and People)

2. Kuriose Geschichte (A Curious Story)

3.Hasche-Mann (Blind Man's Buff)

4.Bittendes Kind (Pleading Child)

5.Glückes genug (Happy Enough)

6.Wichtige Begebenheit (An Important Event)

7. Träumerei (Dreaming)

8.Am Kamin (At the Fireplace)

9.Ritter vom Steckenpferd (The Knight of the Hobbyhorse)

10.Fast zu ernst (Almost Too Serious)

11.Fürchtenmachen (Frightening)

12.Kind im Einschlummern (Child Falling Asleep)

13.Der Dichter spricht (The Poet Speaks)


A Charm of Lullabies

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)


1.A Cradle Song

2.The Highland Balou

3.Sephestia's Lullaby

4.A Charm

5.The Nurse's Song


GEORGIA KNOWER (voice) graduated with a BMus(HONS) from the University of Edinburgh, a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance and the Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music from RAM, achieving the Nan Copeland Award, Ernest Butcher Prize, Toba Mann Award, Bucher Fraser Scholarship (Edinburgh) and a grant from the Mario Lanza Educational Foundation. Currently she sings in the Chorus of Theater Basel, Switzerland and studies with soprano, Vera Wenkert. Parallel to the theatre, Georgia is a lover of chamber music and other solo projects. Since 2012, she has worked with guitarist, Fabricio Mattos on „The Colours of Eden“, encompassing three programmes depicting the paths and fates of three fascinating women. These have been performed in their entirety at The Shaft and Burgh House, London, ONO Bern, in Curitiba and Rio de Janeiro, and in part at Theater Basel and TEDx Lugano, to support the conference on „(Hy-)peformance“. She has also sung in two of Mario Ferraro's operas: Yawareté, the mystical jaguar in The Moonflower, based on issues in and around the Amazon rainforest at the Tête-à-Tête Festival in London and Goffrey, the gopher in Ahaiyuta and the Cloud Eater. The latter was supported by the Maternik Foundation, which was performed to terminally-ill children around England. Georgia's work with pianist, Boris Chnaider, has culminated in the project „Detskaya“ (Nursery) exploring the many mindsets of children. Georgia has worked with many inspiring musicians in masterclasses including Eugene Asti, Ameral Gunson, Lillian Watson, Paul Kiesgen, Hans Peter Blochwitz, Ingeborg Danz, Rosalind Plowright, Mladen Tarbuk, Mathias Behrends and David Jones.

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BORIS CHNAIDER (piano), was born in 1967 in the Ukraine. He went to a specialist music school in Leningrad for highly-gifted children, where he studied piano and composition. Afterwards, from 1985 to 1992, he studied at the St Petersburg Conservatoire under the tuition of Professor Bazanov, where he later graduated. Following these studies, he went to Switzerland and studied for his Concert Diploma, between 1992 to 1996, under Laszlo Gyimesi at the Hochschule für Musik Basel. He has participated in masterclasses with Rudolf Buchbinder and Alexis Weissenberg; a prizewinner at many international competitions in Russia, Czech Republic, Italy and France as a soloist, as well as a chamber musician and song accompanist, together with K. Widmer, S. Nopper, I. Morosow, C. Dora, A. Orlowetski, to name a few. He is a co-founder of the Musikdialogs Schweiz-Russland and has made several CD recordings with works by Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Haydn and Mendelssohn. Boris is also involved in music and literature programmes with renowned actors such as Markus Merz, Dina Hinz and Charlotte Heinimann, amongst others.


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