Pierrot Lunaire On Tour with Manchester Collective

Lotte Betts-Dean Mezzo-soprano
Elizabeth Alker Presenter
Timothy Burke Conductor
Emma Doherty Director
David Pountney Libretto
+ Manchester Collective

The wild, seductive chords of Schoenberg’s masterpiece have intrigued and confounded audiences for over 100 years. This season, Manchester Collective brings this sensual and dangerous world to life, performed in English, in a new translation by David Pountney.

The Collective produce this original, visceral staged production, delving deep into the inner world of the unnamed female protagonist.

Lotte paints a vivid picture of a woman on the edge - inspiration, struggle, ambition, and self doubt. Pierrot Lunaire is presented by BBC 6 Music / Radio 3 broadcaster Elizabeth Alker, who will guide audiences though the emotional wreckage of this musical apocalypse.


Newcastle / Thurs 15 Nov 2018
Cobalt Studios

Manchester / Fri 16 Nov 2018
Royal Northern College of Music

Hull / Sat 17 Nov 2018
Penny Red Arts

Belfast / Tues 20 Nov 2018
The Sonic Lab

Leeds / Thurs 22 Nov 2018
Leeds Town Hall

Liverpool / Fri 23 Nov 2018
Invisible Wind Factory

Salford / Sat 24 Nov 2018
The White Hotel

More info and tickets can be found here.

Vivaldi with English Chamber Orchestra @ Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall (map)

Part of the LONDON CONCERT SERIES 2018/19

Details and tickets here

What better way to start your Christmas preparations than with an evening of Vivaldi? Be inspired by some of the most recognisable and uplifting melodies of Vivaldi’s Gloria as the English Chamber Orchestra joins conductor Michael Collins and the Choir of the 21st Century; City Music Foundation artists Raphaela Papadakis and Lotte Betts-Dean are the soloists in this exciting work. Other highlights include ‘The Goldfinch’ flute concerto, with our principal flute Harry Winstanley as soloist, and Vivaldi’s energetic violin concerto ‘La Tempesta di Mare’ and ‘Winter’ from the Four Seasons, performed by Stephanie Gonley.

  1. Vivaldi 'Winter' from the Four Seasons

  2. Vivaldi Concerto for Violin, Op.8 No.5, RV 253 ‘La Tempesta di Mare’

  3. Vivaldi Concerto for Violin and Cello in B flat major, RV 547

  4. Vivaldi Concerto for Flute in D major, RV 428 'The Goldfinch'

  5. Vivaldi Gloria in D major, RV 589

Michael Collins conductor

Stephanie Gonley violin/director

Raphaela Papadakis and Lotte Betts-Dean soloists

Caroline Dale cello

Harry Winstanley flute

Choir of the 21st Century

Arvo Pärt 'Passio' @ Ballarat Goldfields Festival

Lotte returns to Australia for two special performances at the Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields Festival, the first as soloist in Arvo Pärt’s extraordinary masterpiece, Passio.

Both concerts will take place in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Ballarat, Victoria.

Details and booking information can be found on the Festival Website.

Imogen Cooper Music Trust Showcase Concert

As one of the 2018 ICMT Bursars, Lotte performs alongside guitarist Andrey Lebedev and the other 2018 Bursars at one of London’s most prestigious private salons.

More details will be available soon.

New Elizabethan Award Showcase Concert @ Wigmore Hall

The Musicians’ Company has inaugurated a biennial award for guitarists and lutenists performing solo or ensemble music by composers from the two Elizabethan ages.

It represents a unique initiative for the Company in that it is the first of our awards to provide a musical link to the period between the Company’s foundation in 1500 and its Royal Charter in 1604.

On July 6th the Selection Round of the Company’s inaugural New Elizabethan Award took place in the David Josefowitz Recital Hall at the Royal Academy of Music.

The distinguished Panel comprised Judith Weir CBE, Dame Emma Kirkby, John Gilhooly OBE, Nigel North, Craig Ogden and Fabio Zanon, with Michael Lewin (Senior Warden) as non-voting chairman.

Of the eight performances, four were by soloists and four by ensembles. The Panel found, without exception, excellent qualities in each performance.

The two that the Panel finally selected to hold the New Elizabethan Award 2019 are:
Jesse Flowers (solo guitar) and the duo of Lotte Betts-Dean (mezzo-soprano) and Andrey Lebedev (guitar)

The Holders of the New Elizabethan Award 2019 will share both the NEA Showcase at Wigmore Hall on Saturday February 9th 2019 and subsequent concerts.

Lotte Betts-Dean + Andrey Lebedev @ Wiltshire Music Centre

Lotte and guitarist Andrey present an intimate lunchtime program of Elizabethan and Spanish repertoire at the renowned Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford Upon Avon.

Booking details to come.


  • Brahms Recital with Tom Poster, Melvyn Tan and Lotte’s father Brett Dean at Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival

  • World premiere of Isabella Gellis’ new short opera For Peace And Country at the Royal Academy of Music

  • Opening concert of the Anghiari Festival with Southbank Sinfonia featuring arias and works by Respighi, Mozart and Rossini July 2018

  • French opera and chanson recital with pianist Joseph Havlat at The Wallace Collection City Music Foundation Summer Residency. featuring arias and songs by Gounod, Ravel. Massenet, Debussy, Duparc and Messiaen, July 2018

  • Recitals at Gower Festival, Wales Lewes Festival of Song, East Sussex Omnibus Theatre London and for the City Music Foundation Lunchtime Recital Series with guitarist Andrey Lebedev, July-September 2018

  • Lieder and art song recital with Keval Shah, piano at Omnibus Theatre Clapham, featuring songs by Schubert, Schumann, Haydn, Sibelius, Debussy and De Falla, June 2018

  • Concept concert with City Music Foundation featuring David Lang's death speaks and works by Schubert, Dowland, Radiohead, Purcell, Kurtag, Ravel and Death Cab For Cutie at Barts Pathology Museum London, also featuring Andrey Lebedev, Iona Allan violin and Joseph Havlat piano, June 2018

  • Beethoven 9 with Southbank Sinfonia as part of the Waterloo Festival alongside soloists Anush Hovhannisyan, David Webb and Jihoon Kim and conductor James Hendry, June 2018

  • Recital of Bridge and Britten songs at The Red House, Aldeburgh for the Britten-Pears Foundation featuring Bridge's own viola, with Joshua Hayward, viola and Somi Kim, piano, April 2018

  • Launch concert of Guy Johnston's Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival, Hertfordshire, alongside Tom Poster, piano, April 2018

  • Role of Earth Voice in Helen Thomson's world premiere A Tasmanian Requiem, Hobart Theatre Royal April 2018

  • Performances at Adelaide Festival in Brett Dean's Hamlet and with The Lost And Found Orchestra, March 2018

  • Debussy Project with Eidit Golder of Melbourne Art Song Collective at Melbourne Recital Centre 20, March 2018

  • A sold out debut at Play On Melbourne with Penny Quartet, March 2018

  • Voice + Guitar Australian Tour with Andrey Lebedev: Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra, Mildura Summer Festival, Jan 2018

  • French Baroque Cantatas in Launceston and Hobart with Van Diemen's Band and Martin Gester from Le Parlement de Musique, Jan 2018

  • Echoes of the Celts with La Compania at Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields, Jan 2018

  • French Baroque Arias with Genesis Baroque at the Peninsula Summer Music Festival, Jan 2018

  • Australian National Tour of Bach's Christmas Oratorio with Australian Chamber Orchestra and Choir of London, Dec 2017

  • Ibiza Classics with Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley, November 2017, Sydney and Melbourne

  • Peter Hulsen Orchestral Song Award with Southbank Sinfonia (winner), October 26, London

  • Voice + Guitar with Andrey Lebedev at Brickwall Music Society, October 20, East Sussex

  • David Lang's Little Match Girl Passion at Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, October 15, VIC

  • New Zealand BRAVA Tour with The 7 Sopranos, September 19-24, NZ

  • Alice Chance's Fiat Lux with The Song Company, Sydney

  • Ensemble x.y at St Martin in the Fields, September 12, London