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.
Mezzo-sopranoRozanna was born in Leicestershire, England, of Ukrainian descent. She graduated from The Royal Academy of Music, London, in July 2014, where she was recipient of The Karaviotis Scholarship, Sir Charles Mackerras Award and Carr Gregory Trust Award. She attended the Georg Solti Accademia in the summer of 2013 and was awarded The Karaviotis Prize at Les Azuriales Young Artist Competition, Nice, France, in August 2012. In May 2012 she won a place on the Young Artist Platform at The Oxford Lieder Festival and has since performed at various recit... 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
SpeakerPhilip Ross Bullock is Professor of Russian Literature and Music at the University of Oxford, Fellow and Tutor in Russian at Wadham College, Lecturer in Russian at Christ Church, Magdalen and Worcester Colleges, and Director of TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities. 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 Dur... Read Full Biography