Mark Padmore & Graham Johnson

14 April 2013 - 8:00pm - 9:40pm
All tickets £25
Holywell Music Room

Mark Padmore

Mark Padmore
Mark Padmore was born in London and grew up in Canterbury. After beginning his musical studies on the clarinet he gained a choral scholarship to King’s College, Cambridge and graduated with an honours degree in music.
He has established a flourishing career in opera, concert and recital. His performances in Bach Passions have gained particular notice throughout the world.

Graham Johnson

Graham Johnson (pianist)

Graham Johnson is recognised as one of the world’s leading vocal accompanists. Born in Rhodesia, he came to London to study in 1967. After leaving the Royal Academy of Music his teachers included Gerald Moore and Geoffrey Parsons. In 1972 he was the official pianist at Peter Pears' first masterclasses at The Maltings, Snape which brought him into contact with Benjamin Britten – a link which strengthened his determination to accompany.

Britten: Winter Words & Sechs Hölderlin Fragmente
Songs by Schubert

This concert is generously supported by Jesus College & The Kohn Foundation

Mark Padmore is one of the great tenors of today. He and world-renowned pianist Graham Johnson continue our survey of Britten’s songs with one of his best-known song cycles, Winter Words, and his only significant foray into the German language, the haunting settings of Friedrich Hölderlin. A selection of Schubert songs, so close to Britten’s heart, completes the programme.

Graham Johnson played for many years for Peter Pears’ masterclasses and Mark Padmore has long been admired for his performance of Britten’s music, so we could not ask for two better exponents of these songs.



Franz Schubert


Die Götter Griechenlands
Am Strome
Des Fischersliebesglück
Der Jüngling an der Quelle

Benjamin Britten

Sechs Hölderlin Fragmente


Franz Schubert

Im Frühling
Die Sommernacht

Benjamin Britten

Winter Words