Song at Wolfson: Joanna Harries & Sholto Kynoch
20 January 2022, 18:00 - 19:00
For the first concerts of 2022, we are delighted to welcome the mezzo-soprano Joanna Harries for a programme of Scandinavian and German song. She and Sholto Kynoch include Grieg's stunning, folk-infused cycle Haugtussa.
Joanna Harries is a 2021/22 Young Artist at the National Opera Studio in London. She was a choral scholar at the University of Cambridge and went on to train at the Royal Northern College of Music and the Alexander Gibson Opera Studio at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She is also co-founder of SongPath and led one of the wonderful SongPaths at the Botanic Garden at the 2021 Lieder Festival.
Mezzo-sopranoBorn in New Zealand and raised in Wales, mezzo-soprano Joanna Harries is a 2021/22 Young Artist at the National Opera Studio in London. She was a choral scholar at Cambridge University and went on to train at the Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Alexander Gibson Opera Studio). A previous Britten-Pears Young Artist, a Handel House Talent artist and an Opera Prelude Young Artist, Joanna is also an Emerging Artist for the Royal Opera House’s “Opera Dots” programme for children. In o... Read Full Biography
PianistSholto 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