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
TRY BEFORE YOU BUY
Watch Siân and Krystal's winning performance of Mendelssohn, Prokofiev and Larsen at the final auditions of the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform 2020:
Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963)
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)Der Unglückliche (D713)
Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)Die Georgine (Op. 10 no.4) from 8 Gedichte aus ‘Letzte Blätter’
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)Da unten im Tale (WoO 33 no.6) from 49 Deutsche Volkslieder
- Och Moder, ich well en Ding han! (WoO 33 no.33) from 49 Deutsche Volkslieder
Gerald Finzi (1901 - 1956)Life Laughs Onwards
- In years defaced
- The Clock of the Years
- Part 2 Transformations from A Young Man's Exhortation
William Walton (1902 - 1983)
Soprano"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
PianistAustralian 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
This event is part of a series:
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. ...