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02. Nardus Williams & Sholto Kynoch

27 February 2021, 13:30 - 14:30

Live-streamed from the Holywell Music Room, presented by Petroc Trelawny

The exceptional young soprano Nardus Williams made a great impression at the last Lieder Festival in one of our ‘emerging artist’ slots and we are pleased that she is able to return for this recital. She and pianist Sholto Kynoch perform two Purcell songs – 'Sweeter than Roses and his magnificent 'Evening Hymn' – and Brahms' eight glorious settings of Georg Daumer, Op.57. Their programme concludes with William Walton's exuberant cycle 'A Song for the Lord Mayor's Table', written in 1962 for the City of London Festival, where it was premiered by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Gerald Moore.

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 21 March (11 April for Pioneer Pass holders). Click here for further information on how tickets will work this year.


Watch Nardus and Sholto perform Schubert's 'Ave Maria' at last year's Festival:

Artist Portrait

Nardus Williams

Nardus Williams


Praised for her ‘superbly controlled, sensuous soprano’ (Opera Today), British soprano Nardus Williams is an English National Opera Harewood Artist, was a member of the Houston Opera Studio for the 2018/19 season and is a former Jerwood Young Artist at Glyndebourne. Highlights of the 2020/21 season include Countess, Mozart, Le Nozze di Figaro (Opera Holland Park) and Mimi, Puccini, La Boheme (English National Opera's Drive & Live series). Recent highlights for Williams include Micaëla, Bizet, Carmen (English Natio... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Sholto Kynoch

Sholto Kynoch


Sholto Kynoch is a sought-after pianist who specialises in song and chamber music. He is the founder and Artistic Director of the Oxford Lieder Festival, which won a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award in 2015, cited for its ‘breadth, depth and audacity’ of programming. In July 2018, Sholto was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in the RAM Honours. Recent recitals have taken him to Wigmore Hall, Heidelberger Frühling in Germany, the Zeist International Lied Festival in Holland, the LIFE Victoria festi... Read Full Biography

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This event is part of a series:

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Building on the success of its first online festival in October 2020, Oxford Lieder presents a live, online weekend of song on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February. Winter into Spring: The Changing Seasons offers nine events with world-class singers and pianists, and emerging stars, with a wide range of music to lift the spirits in the depths of this bleak winter and herald the coming of spring. ...

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