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Ailish Tynan & James Baillieu

28 March 2020, 20:00 - 21:30



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Sensational Irish soprano Ailish Tynan and acclaimed pianist James Baillieu give the opening recital of Spring Song in a wonderful programme that includes Grieg’s Six German Songs, Op.48. Setting poets including Goethe and Heine, these masterful songs retain a folk-like quality as they explore the full gamut of emotions. Also included are songs by Wolf (from the Italian Songbook), Duparc and Berlioz, and the concert concludes with a group of Strauss songs.

Following tonight’s concert, the Friends of Oxford Lieder are warmly invited to an informal reception at the Vaults & Gardens Café. To find out more about becoming a Friend and supporting the work of Oxford Lieder, please visit or email [email protected]


A Full Spring Song Pass is available to purchase for £190 representing the best value for the best value for those attending all Spring Song Events.

A Mastercourse Pass* is available to purchase for £45: the best value for those attending 9 sessions or more throughout the week.

An Evening Concert Pass is also available for £165.

All Spring Song Passes are available to purchase on the Booking page.

*Please note, the Mastercourse Pass does not include any evening concerts or the Mastercouse concert on Saturday 4 April 2020.


Artist Portrait

Ailish Tynan

Ailish Tynan


Ailish Tynan trained at Trinity College, the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. She was a Vilar Young Artist at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, a BBC New Generation Artist and in 2003, representing Ireland, she won the Rosenblatt Recital Prize at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. In opera she established herself with roles including Gretel, Hansel & Gretel, Madame Cortese Il viaggio a Reims, Marzellina Fidelio and Madame Podtotshina’s Daughter in Shostakovich’s ... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

James Baillieu

James Baillieu


Described by The Daily Telegraph as ‘in a class of his own’ James Baillieu has been the prize-winner of the Wigmore Hall Song Competition, Das Lied International Song Competition, Kathleen Ferrier and Richard Tauber Competitions. He was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2010 and in 2012 received a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and a Geoffrey Parsons Memorial Trust Award. In 2016 he was shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Society Outstanding Young Artist Award. Born in South Africa, J... Read Full Biography

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This event is part of a series:

Spring Song 2020

We’re thrilled to present this newly expanded Spring Song festival, which features outstanding concerts every evening and is the new home of our renowned residential Mastercourse. We welcome exceptional artists for the concert series, several of whom also appear as guest tutors on the Mastercourse. The course is led by the acclaimed soprano Joan Rodgers and a special day of participati...