Mary Carewe is one of the most accomplished and versatile concert and recording artists in the UK. A dynamic stage performer, Mary has performed all over the world with repertoire encompassing stage and screen, 20th century cabaret and contemporary classical music.
She appears regularly with the UK’s leading orchestras as well as with orchestras throughout Europe, Australia, North America and Malaysia. She has performed under the baton of such conductors as Sir Simon Rattle, John Rutter or Kurt Masur and her long-established artistic relationship with Carl Davis has led her to sing both ‘James Bond' and ‘Oscar Winners' programmes worldwide, including at the Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops.
With Australian pianist and arranger Philip Mayers, Mary presents a number of Serious Cabaret programmes exploring the development of cabaret and jazz throughout the 20th century. Their CD “Serious Cabaret” includes Berlin cabaret songs, re-inventions of popular songs by George Gershwin, Kurt Weill and Lionel Bart as well as contemporary art songs. A CD of Gershwin songs arranged by Mayers for voice, string orchestra and piano was released on Coviello in March 2016.
As a recitalist, together Philip Mayers, she has appeared at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, Casa da Música in Porto, Opera Butxaca in Barcelona, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Sage Gateshead, the Southbank Centre and King’s Place, London, as well as the Aldeburgh and Cheltenham Music Festivals. Last season the duo returned to Australia to perform “Tell Me the Truth about Love” at the Melbourne Recital Centre and Sydney’s Independent Theatre.
Mary has appeared frequently as a soloist for BBC Radio 2. On their flagship live music programme Friday Night is Music Night she has starred in over 75 episodes.