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56. Ferrier Winners Recital: An American Pilgrimage

17 October 2021, 11:00 - 12:00

Enjoy the whole festival live online for £165 with a Digital Festival Pass. All events will be available on demand after broadcast until 30th November, so you can catch up at a time which suits you.

Samuel Barber’s Hermit Songs sit at the centre of this programme. Arguably his best-known cycle of songs, they are, in Barber’s own words, ‘settings of anonymous Irish texts of the eighth to thirteenth centuries written by monks and scholars, often on the margins of manuscripts they were copying or illuminating.’ Around that, Theodore Platt – a prize winner at the 2019 Kathleen Ferrier Awards – and Keval Shah weave an array of spiritually-inclined songs by Ives, Dvorák, Price and others.


An excerpt from Theodore and Keval's performance in this year's Festival

Theodore performing Mozart at Bayerische Staatsoper earlier this year


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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Artist Portrait

Theodore Platt

Theodore Platt


British-Russian baritone Theodore Platt is a member of the Opernstudio at the Bayerische Staatsoper. Theodore is an alumnus of the Verbier Festival Academy and the Royal College of Music Opera Studio, where he was helped by generous support from Marc Feigen, the Munster Trust Star Award, the Victoria Robey Scholarship, the Richard Toeman/Weinberger Opera Scholarship, a Help Musicians UK Sybil Tutton Opera Award, and the Josephine Baker Trust.​ Theodore ​attended the Internationale Meistersinger Akademie in Germany, studying with Prof. ... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Keval Shah

Keval Shah


Praised as ‘exceptional… deft and responsive’ (The Observer), Keval Shah has quickly established himself at the forefront of a new generation of collaborative pianists, channelling his artistry into work as a recitalist, broadcaster and pedagogue. He has been Lecturer of Lieder at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki since 2020, an appointment which made him the institution’s youngest professor. He now divides his time between running the song programme at the SibA and appearing in recital at venues and festivals across E... Read Full Biography

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