• Salon Musical

    Relive the Glamour of Music, Drama & Poetry from a Golden Age

  • A Show of Music and Theatre

    Salon Musical recreates the social gatherings that took place in Paris and other European capitals during the 19th and 20th centuries

    Created by pianist Marc Verter and tenor Daniel Turner our team brings together a young cast of highly talented musicians and actors alongside stage directors and costume makers to bring the spirit, elegance and glamour of 19th century Parisian Salons to modern audiences.

    Our musical events aim to present the enticing atmosphere and music from this golden age whilst engaging with a 21st century audience through an immersive production.

    Salon Musical takes down common barriers between artist and spectator, stage and setting. Our aim is to link the past with the present, engage with new audiences and make them feel part of the creative process.

    Salon Musical is designed to be performed in private homes, small venues or galleries. The programmes can be tailored to hosts’ wishes and personal choice. Each Salon is unique and bespoke, a distinctive original production.

    Do enjoy browsing our website to get a flavour of our musical offerings. Please do get in touch with Marc (marc.verter@gmail.com) or Dan (danny.turner@mac.com) to discuss our flagship show Chez Madame Viardot or to find out about various new themes the team is currently working on.

  • Our Salons

    From an evening with a Diva to an intimate piano recital, French or Spanish Salon, please choose from our selection of plays and discuss with us your ideas and wishes

    The Diva

    Women of Opera

    Having performed at all of the world’s major houses with special relationships at La Scala, Milan, and Covent Garden, Nelly Miricioiu is hailed as one of the great sopranos of our time.

    With a very flexible voice and supreme acting abilities, it is no wonder that Rodney Milnes wrote in Opera Magazine ‘this extraordinary diva can sing anything and sing it well’.

    Join Nelly to discover more of the characters of some of opera’s famous (and infamous!) Divas. Nelly will be joined by some of her students who are drawn from the finest young musicians about to embark on their careers. Be the first to see the emergence of the next generation of divas including those from the Young Artists’ Scheme at Covent Garden.

    Spanish Salon

    with Winnaretta Singer

    We recreate the passion and heat of Spanish guitar music in the leisurely cool of the gardens of Spanish aristocrats. Virtuosic piano solos and traditional songs from various regions show the splendours of Spain. Projected images add to the entertainment and atmosphere.

    Our hostess, Princesse de Polignac was one of this era’s most noted patron of the arts. The Princesse hosted premieres of some of the finest ever Spanish music. De Falla dedicated many works to her.

    Scenes from the Mediterranean

    Piano recital

    Conjuring images of long leisurely days by the brilliant blue sea and the passions of various people this programme evokes scenes and impressions from around the med. Our destinations include Alentejo and Estremoz in Portugal, Mallorca, Seville and Cadiz in Spain, southern France, Venice and the Greek islands. Enjoy and compare the reactions of native composers and those who were holidaying in these beautiful climes.

  • A bespoke Experience

    Take a look and enjoy!

  • The Team

    Meet our core performers

    Her performances as soloist and chamber musician in some 50 countries in a wide repertoire are frequently broadcast including the BBC Proms, ABC, Bayerischer Rundfunk and Italian TV. She has given recitals in venues including Lincoln Center New York, Wigmore and South Bank Centre London, Vienna, Moscow, Singapore and Sydney Opera House and with orchestras including the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Philharmonic, Czech Radio and St Petersburg Philharmonic. Mitchell’s acclaimed discography for which she has been nominated for Grammy and BBCMusic Awards, includes works written for her by composers such Nyman and MacMillan and 'Violin Songs' (selected by Classic FM, including music from Paris in the 1920s) "small gems, wonderfully played" The Strad. She devised the Red Violin festival under Lord Menuhin’s patronage, the first international eclectic celebration of the fiddle across the arts and has won awards for her original collaborations. She has also toured in Music Theatre productions such as L’Histoire du Soldat. Mitchell won the Tagore Gold Medal as Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music where she is a Professor and the prestigious Fulbright/ITT Fellowship to New York.

    Madeleine Mitchell


    Madeleine has been described by The Times as 'one of the UK's liveliest musical forces (and) foremost violinists’.

    Donna Lennard


    (Madame Viardot)


    Pericles Snowdon


    (Stephane Mallarmé

    chez Mdm Viardot)


    Marc Verter


    Founder & Managing Director

    (Gabriel Fauré

    chez Mdm Viardot)


    Naomi McLean


    (Emily Harper chez Mdm Viardot)


    Dan Turner


    Co-Founder & Artistic Consultant

    (Felix Lévy

    chez Mdm Viardot)

    Mia Flodquist


    Bridgitta Roy

    Stage Director

  • Diary & Contact

    To find out more about our current Salon or new ventures get in touch with our directors


      Marc Verter or Dan Turner


    to discuss programme, space requirements, dates and what else might be required (a grand piano! Canapés and drinks are highly recommended).

    We are very happy to adapt to suit.

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