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

28 February 2021, 11:00 - 12:00

Joël Terrin and Cole Knutson have had to withdraw from this concert due to travel complications around the pandemic. We look forward to welcoming them to the Festival in October, and in the meantime are delighted to welcome back Siân Dicker and Krystal Tunnicliffe.

Siân Dicker and Krystal Tunnicliffe were winners of the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform 2020. Since then, Siân has gone on to win the Singers Prize at the Royal Overseas League competition and she has recently been appointed a City Music Foundation Artist. They gave a stunning recital at the 2020 online Oxford Lieder Festival, and we are very pleased that they are able to join us once again with a superb programme.

They begin with Poulenc's delightful La courte Paille, his last song cycle, written in 1960 for his recital partner and muse Denise Duval. After a group of songs by Schubert, Strauss and Brahms, including two of Brahms's wonderful folksong arrangements, they perform four songs by Gerald Finzi, including the spine-tingling setting of Thomas Hardy's The Clock of the Years. To end the programme, they turn to William Walton and his enchanting, witty and quirky settings of texts from Edith Sitwell's Façade.

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

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 Siân and Krystal's winning performance of Mendelssohn, Prokofiev and Larsen at the final auditions of the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform 2020:


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:

Winter into Spring – The Changing Seasons

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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