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8. Fantastical Worlds: Ema Nikolovska & Gary Beecher

12 October 2019, 17:30 - 18:20


Recital

Early Evening


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Holywell Music Room

Holywell St
Oxford
OX1 3BN



Ema Nikolovska and Gary Beecher are winners of this year’s Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform, which attracts the very best emerging talent. In their showcase recital, they explore spells and enchantments, with music by Sibelius, Medtner, Liszt, Alison Bauld and Donald Swann, and including texts by Shakespeare and J.R.R. Tolkien.


Programme


Artist Portrait

Ema Nikolovska

Ema Nikolovska

mezzo-soprano

Born in Macedonia, Ema Nikolovska grew up in Toronto where she studied voice with Helga Tucker and completed an undergraduate degree in violin at The Glenn Gould School with Paul Kantor and Barry Shiffman. She received her Masters at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama (with Professors Susan McCulloch and Rudolf Piernay) where she won the Guildhall Wigmore Prize, and is currently on the Opera Course. In 2019 Ema was selected as a BBC New Generation Artist, won the Ferrier Loveday Song Prize at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards and was sel... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Gary Beecher

Gary Beecher

Pianist

Irish pianist Gary Beecher has been hailed by the Belfast Telegraph as a "subtle, sophisticated player" with "a maturity of both technique and interpretive outlook’. A versatile pianist, Gary enjoys a varied musical life performing as a vocal accompanist, chamber musician and solo pianist. Gary has recently been awarded a Masters in Performance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he studied with Julius Drake and Charles Owen. Gary is currently a Junior Fellow and staff accompanist at GSMD. Gary com... Read Full Biography

This event is part of a series:

Tales of Beyond - Magic, Myths and Mortals

The 18th Oxford Lieder Festival will explore life, death, and the mysterious areas between and beyond. Sprites and nymphs cause mayhem and mischief, while legends abound from Greco-Roman sagas to the Lorelei and the Erlking. Storytelling with the Crick Crack Club, a ghost tour, a magic show and more all complement the myriad concerts, masterclasses and study events over a packed fortnight....