8. Fantastical Worlds: Ema Nikolovska & Gary Beecher
12 October 2019, 17:30 - 18:20
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.
mezzo-sopranoEma Nikolovska studied on the Artist Masters programme at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, 2016-2018, with Professors Rudolf Piernay and Susan McCulloch. From September 2018, Ema joins Guildhall’s Opera Course for two years, on full scholarship. Ema was born in Skopje, Macedonia and spent most of her life in Toronto, Canada where she studied voice privately with Helga Tucker for seven years, and also completed undergraduate studies in violin performance on full scholarship at The Glenn Gould School with Paul Kantor and Barry Sh... Read Full Biography
PianistIrish pianist Gary Beecher has been hailed by the Belfast Telegraph as a "subtle, sophisticated player" with "a maturity of both technique and interpretive outlook’. As winner of the ‘Irish Freemason’s Young Musician of the Year 2014’, he had his solo debut with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in the National Concert Hall, Dublin, in 2015, performing Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor, which was broadcast live on RTÉ Lyric FM. Gary is a multi-award winner of numerous competitions ... Read Full Biography
This event is part of a series:
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....