A recital of music for the Mezzo-Soprano by Ulrike Wutscher and Ailsa Aitkenhead.Ulrike Wutscher is an Austrian mezzo-soprano based in Scotland. Her roles have included Hermia in A Midsummer Nights Dream (Britten) with director Olivia Fuchs and music director Diego Masson and Daniel in Belshazzar (Handel) with director Emma Rivlin and music director Nicholas Kraemer in London. Since 2016 she regularly sings with The Scots Opera Experience including Junon and Hyale in Acteon (Charpentier), the 3rd Lady in The Magic Flute (Mozart). the Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas (Purcell) and Apollo and Pluton in Orpheus (Charpentier).She also is a keen recitalist and concert singer. Highlights of recent performances are the alto solos in Mendelsohns Elijah and Handels Messiah with the Stirling University Choir, Mozarts Requiem in Austria, Mozarts Mass in c minor with the Rosenethe Singers at Dunblane Cathedral and a recital at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019.A very successful recital programme brought her to the Sommerkonzerte in der Schubertkirche in Vienna, Scotland, the Wanstead Fringe in London and the Netherlands with more recitals planned in 2019/20 in London and Scotland.Ulrike studied singing with Lydia Vierlinger at the Universitt fr Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien (MA in 2012 with distinction). She continued her training in London at Trinity Laban with Sophie Grimmer and Helen Yorke, where she completed her Postgraduate Artists Diploma in 2015 (distinction).She always aims to improve her performance by attending masterclasses and coachings with outstanding musicians such as Graham Johnson, Julius Drake, Eugene Asti, Alison Wells, Norman Shetler and Michael Chance.Ulrike lives in Stirling, where she works as a private singing teacher.Ailsa Aitkenhead is a freelance pianist, accompanist and piano teacher. She graduated with distinction from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she achieved the Alex Menzies award for an outstanding accompanist and was highly commended in the governors recital prize. Since then she has worked as a staff accompanist at Edinburgh University and St Andrews University. She was recently appointed pianist in residence for the Reid Consort. She frequently performs both as a soloist and with her three choirs. She has numerous collaborative projects including the Empyrean Ensemble with clarinettist Jean Johnson and soprano Jessica Leary.