Two fascinating sutdy events open our weekend of song.
Composition Workshop with the Faculty of Music:
10am-1pm, Holywell Music Room, Free
Baritone Simon Wallfisch and pianist Sholto Kynoch perform and discuss new works by student composers, joined by members of the Faculty of Music. A workshop that is open to all. Scores will be provided for audience members.
For the opening concert of the 2016 Spring Weekend of Song, we are delighted to welcome this star duo for a recital. Susan and Eugene will be with us for the whole weekend, adjudicating the Young Artist Platform auditions on Saturday and giving a public masterclass for the YAP applicants on Sunday.
Celebrated artists Susan Gritton and Eugene Asti, who give the weekend's opening recital (Friday 4th), return to adjudicate this year's Young Artist Platform. Six exceptional duos have been shortlisted, by CD audition, and now each give a 45-minute recital. The top two duos are selected for the Young Artist Platform and subsequently give recitals at the Lieder Festival and in various clubs, societies and festivals around the UK, subsidised by Oxford Lieder.
Star mezzo-soprano Kitty Whately, a former BBC New Generation Artist and a regular on the world's great stages, returns to to Oxford Lieder. The programme will include songs by Franz Schubert as well as settings of Shakespeare: full details to be announced shortly.
This recital is given by the winners of the 2015 Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform. These two exceptional musicians are already carving impressive careers and we are excited to present their first full recital for Oxford Lieder. The programme will include songs by Ravel and Schumann's ever-popular Dichterliebe.
The fifteenth Oxford Lieder Festival will be The Schumann Project, a unique survey of Schumann's complete songs. The Schumann Project will explore Schumann's life and times, his friends and contemporaries, his influences and his legacies, and his literary and artistic interests. This two-week feast of song will feature Oxford Lieder's trademark progamming of related chamber and choral works, study events, artistic partnerships and world-class musicians.