16. The Fairytales of Hans Christian Andersen: Lotte Betts-Dean & Joseph Havlat
14 October 2019, 13:05 - 13:55
Winners of this year’s Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform, Lotte Betts-Dean and Joseph Havlat are already being hailed as bright stars of the song world. Their programme of Danish fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen includes music by Prokofiev, Schumann, Nielsen and even Kate Bush.
Mezzo-sopranoAustralian mezzo soprano Lotte Betts-Dean's performance experience encompasses opera, oratorio, contemporary music, art song recital/chamber music, early music and non-classical collaborations. She has been based in London since 2014 and works internationally, most often in the UK and Australia. Lotte is Associate Artist with Southbank Sinfonia and is a member of London-based contemporary music group Ensemble x.y. She is also a City Music Foundation Artist for 2017-2019 and recently won the 2019 Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform. Lotte... Read Full Biography
PianistJoseph Havlat was born in Hobart, Australia, and studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London under Prof. Joanna MacGregor from 2012-18. Joseph has performed in major concert venues around the UK and in Europe, America, Japan and Australia as a soloist and as part of chamber groups and orchestras. Currently a Young Artist at St. John’s Smith Square, as well as a Young Artist of the Oxford Lieder Festival alongside fellow Australian mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean, he is a keen sock (yes, sock) enthusiast and chamber musician, perform... 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....