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Oxford Lieder in Witney: Der Doppelgänger - Maria Forsström & Matti Hirvonen

19 October 2019, 17:00 - 18:00


Concert

Early Evening


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High Street Methodist Church, Witney

40 High Street
Witney
Oxon
OX28 6HG



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.


Presented in association with Witney Music Society

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England


Artist Portrait

Maria Forsström

Maria Forsström

Mezzo-soprano

Maria 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
Artist Portrait

Matti Hirvonen

Matti Hirvonen

Pianist

Matti 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

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