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A recital of Latin romantic repertoire inspired by nature and love, including songs and piano works from Argentinian, Spanish and Italian composers and a selection of English romantic songs. 

Nicholas Martin is an accomplished Tenor and Singing Teacher from Gibraltar. After graduating from Canterbury Christ Church University with a combined Honours degree in Music and Art he completed a Masters degree in Music Performance. Nicholas continued his studies at Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Professor Brian Parsons and was awarded the Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Vocal Training. Nicholas has performed as a soloist in the UK and Europe. TV and radio broadcasts include performances on Meridian Television, Gibraltar National Television and Spanish Television. His extensive repertoire includes Early Music, Operetta, Opera, Neapolitan Songs and more. Nicholas has particular empathy with the Latin and Hispanic repertoire and his performances of this genre have been critically acclaimed. Nicholas is in great demand both as a performer and for his detailed understanding of all vocal styles. He has received high praise for his many workshops at the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech & Drama and other comparable institutes.
Catherine Riley graduated from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, with a MMus in Performance with first class honours. Following successes with the two major New Zealand concerto competitions, she recorded for Radio New Zealand and undertook several professional piano concerto engagements. A grant from the NZ Arts council enabled her to continue with post graduate studies at the Royal College of Music. Several awards led to concerts at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room and Fairfield Halls. She has performed as both soloist and chamber musician and given numerous recitals and chamber music concerts in the UK and in Europe and has recorded the complete works for violin and piano by Grieg with the American violinist, Christopher Collins Lee. She is also Head of Piano at the Centre for Young Musicians.