Jewish Book Week 2023 Saturday 25 February - Sunday 05 March | Tickets now on sale

Marc Verter

Marc Verter is a collaborative pianist, vocal coach and repetiteur. Marc was the artistic director for over five years at the Chelsea Schubert Festival. Previous opera engagements have included Aix en Provence festival, Opera pa Skeret programme in Sweden and Dartington festival in the UK. He has performed at music festivals in Israel, North America and Europe and has played for such internationally renowned singers as Yvonne Kenny, Jonathan Lemalu, Nelly Miricioiu, Kate Royal, Sarah Walker, Mark Glanville and and Israeli star soprano Chen Reiss. He is currently on the staff of the vocal department at the Guildhall School of Music. Through his doctoral studies Marc has examined the musical settings of Charles Baudelaire’s poetry and runs a salon concert series recreating the glamour of 19th century. Marc was born and raised in Israel and returns there regularly to work and perform.  
Barbaric Verses
A musical refutation of Adorno’s dictum that to write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric, inspired by the creativity of composer Mieczysław Weinberg in the face of totalitarian brutality from both Hitler and Stalin. The programme also includes music by his Russian friends Dmitri Shostakovich, Georgy Sviridov and Nikolai Myaskovsky, the Ukrainian Boris Lyatoshynsky and the Polish composer Grażyna Bacewicz, as well as young French-Jewish composer Olivier Milhaud’s music on the writings of...