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34. Winners of the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform: Siân Dicker & Krystal Tunnicliffe

16 October 2020, 17:30 - 18:30

Each year, the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform seeks two outstanding duos – young professionals beginning to forge great careers – to be our ‘ambassadors for song’. They give recitals up and down the country in music clubs and festivals, supported by Oxford Lieder and flying the flag for song, as well as for our international partner festivals. Their showcase recitals at the Festival are always a highlight.

Siân Dicker and Krystal Tunnicliffe gave a sensational audition recital for the Young Artist Platform earlier this year, and both are already enjoying wide success. Today, they pick up the thread of our earlier ‘Solace in Nature’ study event with a programme based around birds, bees, fleas and all manner of animals. They range from Beethoven, Fanny Mendelssohn and Brahms, to Debussy’s great friend André Caplet, the eccentric English composer Peter Warlock, and Americans Samuel Barber and Florence Price. Three songs by Richard Rodney Bennett, including songs from the enchanting A Garland for Marjory Fleming, and a bit of Cole Porter draw the programme to a fun and uplifting close.

This concert will be streamed completely live from the Holywell Music Room. Shortly afterwards, it will also be available to watch again (using the same ticket and link) until 1 November 2020. Click here for further information on how tickets will work this year.

Watch highlights of Siân and Krystal's audition recital earlier this year:


Artist Portrait

Siân Dicker

Siân Dicker


"Oozing characterful expression" with "ample tones, gorgeously rich in the middle" (Opera Today), spinto soprano Siân Dicker is in demand for her rich, full-bodied voice and dramatic flair. Known for her expressive characterisation and genuine connection with audiences, Siân performs regularly on both the recital and opera stage. A regular on the competition platform, Siân won the Singers Prize in the 2020 Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition. She is proud to be an Oxford Lieder Ambassador ... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Krystal Tunnicliffe

Krystal Tunnicliffe


Australian pianist Krystal Tunnicliffe works at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and is a Britten-Pears Young Artist. With duo partner Siân Dicker, she won the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform 2020, and together they will perform at the Oxford Lieder Festival in October, as well as in London, Wales, and Frankfurt. In 2019, she won the prize for the best accompanist in the heats at Melbourne National Liederfest, and with Harriet Burns she was a finalist at the Maureen Lehane Awards. Krystal completed Bachelor and Masters d... Read Full Biography

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This event is part of a series:

Connections Across Time - A Brief History of Song

Over a packed eight days, world-class artists including Benjamin Appl, Ian Bostridge, Sarah Connolly and Roderick Williams will present some 40 concerts and events, from venues across Oxford and completely live. From the comfort of your own home, you will be able to enjoy these concerts live-streamed in the highest quality. We’ll be exploring every possible advantage of this temporary ...

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