Alexandra Achillea Pouta Wins Guildhall School’s Music Gold Medal 2023

Mezzo-soprano Alexandra Achillea Pouta has won Guildhall School’s Music Gold Medal 2023. The Greek mezzo-soprano winning performance featured excerpts from Messiaen’s “Harawi,” Santoliquido’s “L’assiolo canta,” Varèse’s “Un grand sommeil noir,” and Ligeti’s “A csendes dalokból;” she performed these alongside pianist William Bracken. She also took on music by Ravel, Bellini, and Szymanowski with the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra. In all, she {…}