Bognor Regis Music Club: Valentina Seferinova (piano) and Natalia Alexandra Buciuman (soprano)

  1. Franz Schubert – Impromptu in G flat Major, op. 90 No 3 (Valentina)
  2. Franz Schubert – Ave Maria op. 52 No 6 (Natalia & Valentina)
  3. Camille Saint-Saens – “Mon cœur s’ouvre à ta voix” from Samson et Dalila (Natalia & Valentina)
  4. Claude Debussy -Claire de Lune (Valentina)
  5. George Bizet – Habanera from Carmen (Natalia & Valentina)

Interval

  1. Claude Debussy – Rêverie (Valentina)
  2. Gabruel Fauré – Après un rêve (Natalia & Valentina)
  3. George Bizet – Récit et Cavatine (Leila) from Les pêcheurs de perles (Natalia & Valentina)
  4. Claude Debussy – Cathedrale engloutie (Valentina)
  5. Bach-Gounod – Ave Maria (Natalia & Valentina)


Natalia Buciuman began studying piano and violin at the age of 6, but the emphasis of her musical studies changed completely when her singing ability was discovered, a gift which changed her life forever.

By the age of 21 she had become a well-known soprano in her native Romania; and the leading prima of the National Operetta Theatre in Bucharest, where she was best known for her fantastic performances as ‘Vilja’ in The Merry Widow by F. Lehar; as ‘Countess’ in Viener Blut by J. Strauss; as ‘Silvia’ in Die Csárdásfürstin by E. Kálmán; and ‘Eliza’ in My Fair Lady by A.J. Lerner.

Whilst still at a relatively young age between the years 2002 to 2014 Natalia collaborated and appeared with the biggest Romanian Opera Theatres from Cluj-Napoca, Constanta, Brasov, and Craiova in the roles of ‘Tatyana’ in Eugene Onegin by P. I. Tchaikovsky; ‘Marguerite’ in Faust by C. Gounod; and also ‘Mimi’ in La Bohème by G. Puccini

She continued her post-graduate studies at “Santa Cecilia” Academy in Rome (Italy), afterwards performing across Europe and South America.

Natalia also teaches piano, violin, music theory, and voice/singing in Romania, Italy and UK.

She currently is based in Portsmouth, where she combines her private musical teaching with a private practice as a psychologist.

Bulgarian-born Valentina (pictured above) is an award-winning pianist and lecturer with a passion for reviving and performing forgotten Romantic and 20th-century music. Read about her on Music in Portsmouth.

Tickets are available on the door. £9 for members, £11 for visitors. Reservations may be made via Louise Russell – louise.slrussell@outlook.com

Natalia Buciuman
Valentina Seferinova
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