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Song at Wolfson: A Celebration of Ukrainian Song with Rozanna Madylus

09 June 2022, 18:00 - 19:00



This concert is presented in support of the DEC Ukraine appeal. Thanks to generous support from Breckon & Breckon, all costs of the concert are covered and 100% of ticket sales will go directly to the DEC. Although seating is unreserved as usual, tickets are priced at £15, £20 and £25 to help raise as much as possible. If you would like to donate further, please click here to give directly to DEC.


British-Ukrainian mezzo-soprano Rozanna Madylus is a former Oxford Lieder Young Artist and we are delighted to welcome her for this special programme of Ukrainian song. The programme will be introduced by Philip Bullock, setting the rich history of Ukrainian music in a wider cultural context.

Rozanna includes songs by Mykola Lysenko, the foremost 19th-century Ukrainian composer, as well as Yakiv Stepovyi and Kyrylo Stetsenko. She and pianist Sholto Kynoch also perform songs by Stefania Turkewich, increasingly recognised as one of the most important Ukrainian composers of the 20th century: she studied in Vienna and Berlin with Joseph Marx and Arnold Schoenberg, before fleeing the Soviets in 1946 and moving to England, where she died in Cambridge in 1977. Some of her songs were only discovered in 2010.

With selected folk songs also included, this promises to be a very special occasion, celebrating Ukrainian culture, music and poetry, and supporting the immense humanitarian efforts required by the Ukrainian people at this terrible time.


Artist Portrait

Sholto Kynoch

Sholto Kynoch

Pianist

Sholto 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
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Rozanna Madylus

Rozanna Madylus

Mezzo-soprano

Described as having “an engaging stage presence” (The Daily Telegraph) and giving “compelling performances, offering fluid line and gripping conviction” (Opera Magazine), British-Ukrainian mezzo-soprano, Rozanna Madylus, has appeared on international stages including English National Opera, Longborough Festival Opera, Waterperry Opera Festival, Garsington Opera, Birmingham Opera Company, Wexford Festival Opera and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. As an active recitalist, she has performed at The Royal Festival Hal... Read Full Biography
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Philip Ross Bullock

Philip Ross Bullock

Speaker

Philip Ross Bullock is Professor of Russian Literature and Music at the University of Oxford, and Fellow and Tutor in Russian at Wadham College. Before coming to Oxford, he taught at University College London and Bangor University, and has held visiting fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and the Institute for Advanced Study in Paris. Philip studied French, German and Russian at Durham University, before going onto to study for a DPhil in Russian Literature at Oxford. He held organ scholarships at both Durham and Oxf... Read Full Biography

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