Oxford Lieder in Witney: Der Doppelgänger - Maria Forsström & Matti Hirvonen
19 October 2019, 17:00 - 18:00
This event will be broadcast from High Street Methodist Church, Witney
The great Swedish duo of Maria Forsström and Matti Hirvonen present a programme of ghosts and graves.
At the end of this concert, audience members are warmly invited to stay for coffee and meet the artists informally.
Mezzo-sopranoMaria Forsström was born in Gothenburg on the west coast of Sweden. She is equally at ease at a Lieder recital and in the symphonic repertoire as on the opera stage, and is much appreciated for her Mahler interpretations and for the deep joy she finds in exploring different musical styles. Her repertoire spans from early Baroque to 20th-century composers, such as Luciano Berio and Benjamin Britten. Maria graduated first at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm as an organist, choir conductor and pianist. She then pursued Early Mus... Read Full Biography
PianistMatti Hirvonen lives in Stockholm. His career as a song pianist began at the invitation of the famous soprano Elisabeth Söderström, and he now performs Lieder regularly with Nina Stemme, Hillevi Martinpelto, Miah persson, camilla Nylund, Katarina Karnéus, Angelika Kirschschlager, Anna Larsson, Iréne Theorin, Håkan Hagegård, Bo Skovhus, Andreas Schmidt, Peter Mattei, Wolfgang Holzmair among many others. A regular guest at European festivals including Edinburgh, Grafenegg, Aix-en Provence and Schleswig-Ho... Read Full Biography
This event is part of a series:
We are delighted to work in partnership with two thriving promoters in Witney and Wallingford to present two days of song in these beautiful Oxfordshire towns. Both partnerships will follow similar formats: SongSpiel's fun and inspiring family concert; a talk given by the brilliantly engaging Katy Hamilton, aiming to demystify the song recital for anyone who previously felt it wasn't fo...