This Friday, 7th June, Symphony Hall will unveil a new portrait of Bryn Terfel by renowned artist Norman Perryman, after a performance by the Welsh bass-baritone and the Manchester Concert Orchestra.
The portrait of Bryn, which depicts him as the Dutchman from Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer, has been commissioned by Jayne Cadbury, funded by The George Cadbury Trust. It joins the Symphony Hall Collection of twenty-seven other Perryman portraits – the largest in the world – of artists including Sir Simon Rattle, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Yehudi Menuhin and Valery Gergiev. A selection of these images can be seen on public tours of the concert hall.
Birmingham-born and now based in Amsterdam, Norman Perryman is best known for depicting artists and conductors in performance, and has worked with some of the biggest names in the classical music world. Alongside his portrait work, he regularly ‘performs’ with orchestras, including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Hallé, painting them live on stage on a number of projector screens.
Read more about Norman Perryman’s latest painting here
Bryn Terfel performs at Symphony Hall on Friday 7 June, 7.30pm. More info/tickets