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07. Victor Sicard & Anna Cardona: Natural Histories

09 October 2021, 11:00 - 12:00

This outstanding duo were Oxford Lieder’s first ever Young Artist Platform winners back in 2011. They have both enjoyed tremendous success since then and their recent CD of Ravel songs has been widely praised. Today, they include songs by Saint-Saëns, his student Gabriel Fauré, and Fauré’s student Maurice Ravel. The latter’s Histoires Naturelles (‘Natural Histories’) form the centrepiece of the programme. These glorious five songs, settings of Jules Renard, are a brilliant commentary on familiar personalities, via the strutting peacock, the vain swan and the belligerent guinea fowl.


Victor Sicard and Anna Cardona perform at Génération France Musique


This event is an in-person and livestreamed event. Livestreamed performances will be available to watch live in our Digital Concert Hall at the advertised performance time and will be available to watch again and on demand until the end of November.

Want to watch this concert in person and at home? 'Hybrid' tickets, valid both in person and for the Digital Concert Hall, are also available for an additional £3 to the in-person price.

All our seating is unreserved. This means you are guaranteed a seat in your chosen area, but not a specific seat. In order to allow for social distancing, you will be seated as an individual or as a group, based on the number of tickets you booked for this concert.

For groups of more than 10, please phone or email the box office to book your tickets.

The performance duration is approximately 1 hour and there will be no interval.


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Due to COVID-19 we have to do things a little differently this year. In order to keep everyone safe, our seating and concert conditions are subject to change in line with changing government guidance.

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If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 on the day of the concert, please do not attend, but get in touch with our box office to arrange a refund.


Artist Portrait

Victor Sicard

Victor Sicard


French Baritone, Victor Sicard, was born in La Rochelle, France. He studied Musicologie at Tours University (France) before training on the Opera Course of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and at the National Opera Studio (NOS). Victor’s studies at the NOS were financed by the Royal Opera House. Winner of many prizes including the Male 1st prize, best French interpret Office Franco-Québecois pour la Jeunesse, and Best Young singer at the Marmande Competition 2012, the First prize at the FLAME competition in Paris, Fi... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Anna Cardona

Anna Cardona


Anna Cardona is the winner of the accompanist prize at Guildhall Gold Medal 2013, winner of the MBF accompanist’s prize at the Kathleen Ferrier Competition 2010 and selected one of the duos (together with baritone Victor Sicard) of the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform 2011. In 2012 she was the first prize winner of the 23rd International Competition Paper de Música de Capellades with baritone Victor Sicard and winner of the Worshipful Company of Musicians Recital Prize at the Wigmore Hall with soprano Sarah Power. She was ... Read Full Biography

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