Isabelle Aboulker concert and masterclass

Isabelle Aboulker concert and masterclass

Julia Kogan & Isabelle Aboulker

Isabelle Aboulker is now in her 80s, & though a legend in France, the language barrier has largely kept her from the Anglophone world, until now. A new set of English translations by Timothy Ades (father of composer Thomas Ades) has just been published in a score of Aboulker’s best-known songs. Both the translations & the original French versions have been recorded by soprano Julia Kogan with the composer at the piano as a double CD, selected by as the critics’ top classical recording of 2019. The outcome will be to bring Aboulker’s work to the Hull Chamber Music audience through live performance in both French & English with the composer in concert with internationally recognised soprano, Julia Kogan. The performance will incorporate presentations by the artists about the works & their collaboration as well as performing the songs in the original French & in translation. In addition both artists will give a masterclasses at Hull University in songwriting/performance.


Isabelle Aboulker

French / British

French British


12.11 2020

Middleton Hall, University of Hull