Noa Lachman - Soprano
Noa began her studies in Jerusalem, and came to London in 1992. She has studied with William Hancox for the last few years. In Israel she performed several world premieres of contemporary repertoire, broadcast for TV and Radio, and sang with many famous conductors with the Rinat choir. Since coming to the UK she has given recitals in England, Israel and Europe.
Noa completed her BMus at King's College London, and her MA in 2010 at Sussex University, supported by the Guerrand-Hermes Foundation for Peace.
Her research project involved a study of the professional development of musicians, concentrating on the search for excellence in the practice of classical music and on understanding the process with which artists engage in order to perfect their performances.
In 2011 Noa gained a qualification as a Ronnie Gardiner Method practitioner. The Ronnie Gardiner Method is multisensory, using sound, movement, touch and vision. It can be used to help people suffering from Parkinson's disease and the after effects of strokes.
* "The place to be on May 11th 2013 …Noa Lachman, with orchestra and choir, sang Mozart’s ravishing Laudate Dominum. Her limpid tone, perfect phrasing and effortless range are qualities that are fast making her known as one of the finest lyric sopranos in the area". The Herald, ROBIN GREGORY, May 2013
* "Noa Lachman’s floated pianissimos and her unfailing musicality would have delighted the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams in his demanding work Donna Nobis Pacem...with conductor Jozik Kotz and the Hailsham Choral Society and orchestra" 12th November 2012, The Herald
* "...with a voice at times tender, other times lamenting, but always moving, the Israeli-born singer Noa Lachman performed these works".Laazten, Germany 6 September 2008
* In “The Times” of the 13th November 1995: "Noa Lachman as "Hope" (in Monteverdi’s Orpheo)...a vibrant Soprano of potential..."
* In the "Jerusalem Post" of the 1st August 1989: "Noa Lachman proved herself a budding contemporary music specialist".
In September 2008, Noa gave a concert in Germany with her husband, pianist William Hancox, reviewed below:
Laazten, Germany 6 September 2008SONGS GET UNDER THE SKIN.
110 LISTENERS WITNESS THE PREMIERE OF "LYRIK AGAINST FORGETTING" AT THE COPTHORNE HOTEL. By Johannes Dorndorf
"This was a concert that penetrated deep into the soul: last Thursday evening Noa Lachman and William Hancox gave the first performance of poems from the Collection "Lyrik against Forgetting".
"Laatzen. Row after row had to be added to the auditorium – as many of the audience had obviously made last-minute decisions to attend the event. And that was what the concert was: an event indeed. The theme of the evening was anything but easy. With the "Series 70" events the town of Laatzen commemorated the persecution of Jews during the third Reich. As the centre piece of the concert were four songs to poems by Jews who had died in concentration camps. The challenge taken up by Lachman and Hancox was to strike a balance between the beauty of the music and the suffering hidden beneath the text. They succeeded: with a voice at times tender, other times lamenting, but always moving, the Israeli-born singer Noa Lachman performed these works. She was supported with great lightness of touch at the piano by William Hancox. The literary scientist Michael Moll spoke about the genesis of setting music to the poems by the composer Gregers Brinch. The other works in the program were largely by Jewish composers. Jürgen Gansäuer, the host of the evening, praised the Series of events which end with the laying of named cobble stones in Gleidingen: "That we could hear such a concert as this after all that has happened between Jews and Germans is a miracle" said Gansäuer".
Press here to hear Noa sing Liu from Turandot by Puccini.
Noa Lachman -Drawing by Danoush Lachman
NOA LACHMAN - FULL CV
Born in Israel, now a UK citizen
1998 Sang at the London International Jewish Music Festival, the Place Theatre, London
This concert was recorded to the National Sound Archive, London Recorded Ladino songs for Women’s Hour, BBC Radio 4
1995 London, College production, La Speranza (Orpheo)
1994 Jerusalem Theatre, Israel, Papagena
1989-1992 Sang in the Israel National Choir "Rinat" and the "Cameran Singers" under conductors: Stanley Sperber, Zubin Mehta, James Levine and Daniel Barenboim. Performed and recorded for the Israeli National Radio and Television. Appeared in the world premier of music by A. Erlich and M. Shenhave.Studies:
2003 - Student of William Hancox, London
1997-2000 Iris Dell’Acqua, Hazel Wood, London. Coaching withTina Ruta and Martin Isepp
1996-97 Trinity College of Music, London, Post Graduate Course
1995 BMus, King’s College London. Studied with Esther Salaman (Awarded a 1st for the final singing recital)
1994 Masterclasses in London and Vienna with Ileana Cotrubas.
1993 Part time courses at Guildhall School of Music and Drama
1992 Summer course at the Mayer Lismann Opera Centre and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.
1991 Took part in the OSVA (Ottawa Summer Vocal Academy) University of Ottawa, Canada, studied there with Ingemar Korjus.
1988-91 Jerusalem Music Academy, Hebrew University
1987 Studied in Israel at the Tel Aviv University music courses and in The School for Choir Singing, Tel-Aviv.