Louise is a regular performer and fixer for one of Britain's finest cruise lines-Swan Hellenic. Louise has achieved great success leading her group Canteremo, as well as running the Swan Hellenic passenger choir whilst on board.
The Lloyd Ensemble was founded in 2009 as part of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama Outside Engagements events. The quartet is now an established ensemble taking bookings all over the country for concerts, weddings, music festivals, corporate events, private functions and many more.
'Louise Lloyd again headed up our classical musicians 'Canteremo'. She always 'delivers the goods' so to speak and this cruise was no exception. Six excellent, varied and well balanced concerts played to full houses and the singing workshops were attended by about 60 passengers. At the last concert two encores were demanded and many passengers were standing to applaud as the group left the Lounge. A very happy cruise for most' Hugh Leslie-Cruise Director-Swan Hellenic-January 2013
'Canteremo, our classical group once again led by Louise Lloyd, has been an outstanding success. Three exceptionally good vocalists accompanied by an excellent pianist have put together four varied, entertaining and very well attended concerts. Their enthusiasm spilled over to the Minerva choir during three singing workshops and they too performed admirably in two of the concerts' Paul Carter-Cruise Director-Swan Hellenic-April 2013
A few comments from the passengers:
Canteremo were excellent! Louise and her colleagues are wonderful mentors and are full of encouragement, enthusiasm and lots of experience. It was superb singing in the choir and having them teach us- especially someone like me who cannot sing!
Canteremo the best group we've had on any of our Minerva cruises.
I would like to see Canteremo on a future cruise. They give so much pleasure and it is a treat to hear them at such close quarters.
Canteremo- a different league from other operatic groups, they engaged so well with passengers including non-singers, Superb.
Canteremo - best I've heard on board the Minerva.
Music appreciated and the passenger choir great fun and good for relaxing people have met Canteremo before and hope to again.
All of your Musicians were good but "Canteremo" and their total commitment to "shoes" was exceptional and would hope to see them on board again.
Canteremo - super singing and lovely people,
Canteremo superb fantastic. They helped the passengers get together with wonderful fun atmosphere.
Canteremo and their choir of passengers was too much fun - the highlight for me of the onboard activities!
I should like to be aboard on my next cruise next winter with the singers 'Canteremo'.
Top marks to Canteremo.
I think Cantaremo were an especially good group.
On this trip, Canteremo were outstanding, but a less energetic group would be unacceptable as providing sufficient evening entertainment.
Canteremo were superb not only in their concerts but they were all very approachable on the deck
Canteremo delightful and made cruise so especial,
Canteremo were absolutely fantastic - their performances and their choir workshop, they all interacted extremely well with each other and with the other musicians on board and particularly with all the passengers
Canteremo were excellent and I appreciated the extra performances 6 instead of 4.
Canteremo -Excellent also mingled well
The Lloyd Ensemble are available for bookings as individual soloists, duos, trios or full quartet. For more information please contact Louise Lloyd on the following contact details.
Louise Lloyd was born in Wiltshire and studied at Birmingham Conservatoire where she was awarded the St Clare Barfield memorial Bowl for operatic distinction & Guildhall School of Music and Drama and continues to study with Lillian Watson. Operatic roles include Barbarina The Marriage of Figaro (Iford Arts) Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro (Birmingham Conservatoire) Frasquita (cover) Carmen, Rowan The Little Sweep (Longborough Festival Opera) Baucis/Narcissa Philemon und Baucis (The Ryedale Festival), Dolly Trull The Beggar's Opera, 1st Boy The Magic Flute (Opera Project) Gianetta (cover) L'elisir d'amore Anghieri Festival (BYO) Euridiche Orpheus & Euridiche MJUK, Poppea L'incoronazione di Poppea, Tanterbogus The Fairy Queen, Scenes (GSMD). Recent concert appearances include Symphony Hall Birmingham, St Martin-in-the fields & Chipping Campden Music Festival. Louise was the soprano soloist in Orff's Carmina Burana with John Lubbock & the Orchestra of St John's. Louise was the winner of the 2008 Recital Prize at Oxford Music Festival. Future engagements include a duo project with Royal Ballet dancer Fernando Montano at the Clore Studio- ROH and a concert for The Westbuckland Festival.
Lilly Pappaionou- Mezzo Soprano
Lilly Papaioannou has just completed her second year of postgraduate vocal studies with John Evans at the Guildhall School of Music.Lilly was born in Athens, Greece, and educated in New York and England, where she attended Chetham's School of Music in Manchester on a four year scholarship from the age of fourteen. She then studied voice with Patricia MacMahon at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music on a Stevenson Scholarship, graduating with a B.Mus.Hons.
During her four years in Scotland, Lilly gave solo performances in some of the most beautiful churches and cathedrals in the country. These included: Dunblane, Glasgow and Brechin Cathedrals and St. Mary's and St. Giles' Cathedrals in Edinburgh, as well as various appearances in Glamis Castle and at the Edinburgh International Festival.
Now studying in London, Lilly has enjoyed many interesting performance opportunities. Some of her favourites being singing at the House of Lords, a performance of St Matthews Passion in Bristol Cathedral and Handel's Messiah in St Martin in the Fields. Singing in Iain Burnside's "Seduced" entertainment, dancing the can-can for the role of Clara in La Vie Parisienne at the GSMD and performing at St John's, Smith Square as part of Graham Johnson's Young Songmakers' Almanac. Lilly has just completed a run of "The Rake's Progress" where she played "Baba the Turk" for British Youth Opera.
Paul Curievici studies on the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama under John Evans. He followed a more circuitous route than some to conservatoire life, taking a degree in Philosophy and Politics and then a graduate job before deciding that none of that was as much fun as singing. Since joining Guildhall, Paul has made his Barbican solo debut in Judith Weir's The Vanishing Bridegroom as well as covering Don Eusebio L'Occasione Fa Il Ladro (Rossini) and Giacomo L'Assedio di Calais (Donizetti). More recently he played Sellem The Rake's Progress for British Youth Opera, and Flavio Norma for Grange Park Opera; this term Paul will perform in scenes from Cosi Fan Tutte, Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Beatrice et Benedict (Berlioz), and will take part in a recital of Hans Werner Henze's 1973 song cycle Voices in the Barbican in January.
Barnaby Rea studied at the The Guildhall School of Music and Drama studying on the opera course under the guidance of John Evans. His most recent operatic appearance was as Benoit and Alcindoro in Opera-Up-Close's Olivieraward winning production of La Boheme. Other roles include Collatinus The Rape of Lucretia, Trulove and Madhouse Keeper The Rake's Progress, Alcindoro and Benoit La Boheme(British Youth Opera), Il Commendatore and MasettoDon Giovanni (Westminster Opera), Sir John Falstaff Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Morales and ZunigaCarmen, King ReneIolanta, Superintendent BuddAlbert Herring, M. Javelinot and Le Geolier Dialogues des Carmelites,Pietro de Visantis L'Assedio di Calais, Froissart The King Goes forth to France, Zweiter Geharnischter Die Zauberflote as well as excerpts of Mephistopheles Faust, Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau Der Rosenkavalier, Leporello Don Giovanni, Don Basilio Il barbiere di Siviglia. Recent highlights on the concert platform include Faure'sRequiem La Cenerentola, Grenvil La Traviata, Snug A Midsummer Night's Dreamand the title role in Don Pasquale and Le Nozze di Figaro(GSMD). He has performed on BBC Radio 3's In Tune, Radio 5 Live andNational Opera), Bottom and TheseusA Midsummers the understudy of Prince Gremin Eugene Onegin(Opera HollandPark) Night's Dream, Zaretsky, Captain and at the Ludlow Festival of English Song, the Surrey Hills Music Festival, the City ofLondon Festival, the Angihari Festival in Italy and with the Classical Opera Company. Future operatic plans include Ensemble in Wolfgang Rihm's Jakob Lenz (English A proud Countess). Barnaby Rea graduated from Plymouth Universitywith a BA (Hons) in Geography and is currently a scholar atof Munster Musical Trust scholar 2010-11, he is supported by Serena Fenwick, Wingate, the Hope Chest, Towergate, the worshipful company of Gold & Silver Wyre Drawers and a Sybil Tutton Award administered by the Musicians Benevolent Fund. Barnaby currently studies at the National Opera Studio.