73. Solitude: Ilker Arcayürek & Hartmut Höll
25 October 2019, 13:05 - 13:55
Austrian tenor Ilker Arcayürek has been described by The Guardian as ‘in a class of his own’, and Opera Now wrote of him, in their list of Top Ten Rising Stars, as a ‘golden and natural lyric tenor’. We are delighted that he will give his Festival debut with the world-renowned pianist Hartmut Höll. Their all-Schubert programme includes the Beethoven-inspired ‘Einsamkeit’ (‘Solitude’), as well as a number of favourite songs.
TenorAustrian tenor Ilker Arcayürek has emerged as one of the most exciting and versatile vocal artists in recent years – hailed by the press for his “golden tenor” (Opera Now Magazine) and quickly establishing himself “in a class of his own” (The Guardian). He is a winner of the International Art Song Competition of Germany’s Hugo Wolf Academy and was BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist. Champs Hill Records released his first solo album “Der Einsame” featuring Schubert songs and accompanied by S... Read Full Biography
PianistCharacteristics of Hartmut Höll's pianism include sensitivity to sound and an ability to think beyond the notes, creating atmospheric lyrical emotions. For decades, he has been one of the most sought-after pianists on the international scene. He knows the value of chamber music collaboration and astutely cultivates long-term partnerships. From 1982 to 1992, he was the performance partner of the baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Evenings of lieder at festivals in Salzburg, Edinburgh, Florence, Munich, Berlin and Toyko, as well as... 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....