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Masterclass for Music College Applicants

28 November 2019, 11:00 - 16:00


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The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium

Wolfson College
Linton Rd

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Oxford Lieder are pleased to announce that we will once again be running Robin Bowman’s Masterclass for Music College Applicants. Robin shares his vast experience as the former Head of Vocal Studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in a masterclass for students who are planning to apply to music college. Robin discusses not only musical matters but also what to expect from and how best to deal with the audition process.

Each participant will receive 30 minutes of one to one coaching with Robin and will benefit from his fascinating introductory talk and workshops about audition technique and preparation.

We ask that participants prepare a total of three pieces in contrasting styles and moods, two of which must be lied or art song and one of which can be an operatic or oratorio aria. In order to make the most of the Masterclass, we encourage participants to attend the whole masterclass session. This is not a strict requirement, please discuss with us if your time is limited.

Participants may bring their own accompanist or use Oxford Lieder's in-house accompanist for a small additional charge. The Masterclass audience is largely made up of friends, family and colleagues of performers. Members of the public are also welcome to attend.

Participation Fee: £35

Included in the cost of the Masterclass is a ticket to the evening’s recital which is part of Oxford
Lieder’s Song at Wolfson series:

Song at Wolfson: Felix Kemp sings Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov
28 November, 6pm, The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College

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Robin Bowman

Robin Bowman


Robin Bowman, born in London in 1948, studied as a musicologist at King’s College London under Thurston Dart between 1966 and 1971, whilst also pursing performance studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. From 1973 until 1985 he was a music lecturer at the University of Southampton, where one of his main tasks was the establishment of weekly performance seminars as part of the core undergraduate programme. He also trained as a Lied-accompanist under Walther Gruner and worked as assistant to Pierre Bernac, the singer fo... Read Full Biography

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