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37. Nature's Beauty: James Newby & Simon Lepper

18 October 2019, 13:05 - 13:55

Presented in association with BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists

The exceptional young baritone James Newby, a current BBC New Generation Artist, joins Simon Lepper for a programme full of flora and fauna, including Poulenc’s witty Le bestiaire and songs by Brahms, Schubert, Mahler and Finzi.

Watch James Newby sing Poulenc's La Grenouillère:


Artist Portrait

James Newby

James Newby


At just 26, British baritone James Newby is the recipient of multiple awards including the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Award, the Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera Voice Fellowship (2016), the Richard Tauber Prize (for best interpretation of a Schubert Lied), overall Third Prize at the Wigmore Hall/Kohn International Song Competition (2015), the Trinity Gold Medal (2017) and Glyndebourne’s prestigious John Christie Award (2017). He was selected to be one of Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s Rising Stars for 2017-2019 and is a BBC ... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Simon Lepper

Simon Lepper


Simon read music at King’s College, Cambridge before studying piano accompaniment with Michael Dussek at the Royal Academy of Music and later with Ruben Lifschitz at the Fondation Royaumont. He is a currently professor of collaborative piano and a vocal repertoire coach at the Royal College of Music, London where he also in charge of the collaboarative piano course. Since 2003 he has been an official accompanist for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition Performance highlights have included an invitation from the Wigmor... Read Full Biography

Festival Passes

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....

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