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7. Benjamin Appl & Thomas Dunford: The Songwriter

15 October 2022, 17:30 - 18:45


Early Evening

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Benjamin Appl and Thomas Dunford, two bright lights of the song world, present this brilliantly devised programme that takes us from John Dowland, via Bach and Schubert to Hahn and Fauré, and eventually to Rodgers and Hammerstein, McCartney and Clapton: an astonishing range of extraordinary song-writers across the ages.


The venue for this event will be announced shortly and ticket holders will be updated by email.

All our seating is unreserved; please arrive in good time to take your seat. For groups of more than 10, please phone or email the box office to book your tickets.

The event duration is approximately 1 hour 10 minutes and there will be no interval.


(Online bookings only)

Book five or more concerts at the same time: 5% discount

Book ten or more concerts at the same time: 10% discount

Book fifteen or more concerts at the same time: 15% discount

For even further discounts click here for more information on our Festival Passes.

Tickets will be issued as eTickets by default. Printed tickets are available on request, for an additional fee.

Watch Benjamin Appl perform with Sholto Kynoch at the 2020 Oxford Lieder Festival:

And a clip of Thomas Dunford, in recital with soprano Lea Desandre:

Artist Portrait

Benjamin Appl

Benjamin Appl


Hailed as ‘the most promising of today’s up-and-coming song recitalists’ (Financial Times), baritone Benjamin Appl is celebrated by audiences and critics alike for a voice that ‘belongs to the last of the old great masters of song’ with ‘an almost infinite range of colours’ (Suddeutsche Zeitung), ‘exacting attention to text’ (New York Times), and artistry that’s described as ‘unbearably moving’ (The Times). Named Gramophone Award Young Artist of the Year in 2016, Appl wa... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Thomas Dunford

Thomas Dunford


Born in Paris in 1988, Thomas Dunford discovered the lute at the age of nine, thanks to his first teacher Claire Antonini. He completed his studies in 2006 at the Conservatoire de Paris (CRR), when he obtained a unanimous 1st Prize with honors in the class of Charles-Edouard Fantin. Thomas Dunford continued his studies at the Schola Cantorum in Basel with Hopkinson Smith, and participated in several master classes with artists the caliber of Rolf Lislevand and Julian Bream, and in workshops with Eugène Ferré, Paul O&r... Read Full Biography

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Seating Area A
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Week 1 Festival Pass (Friday 14 - Saturday 22 inclusive)
Seating Area B
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This event is part of a series:

Oxford Lieder Festival: 14 - 29 October 2022

The 21st Oxford Lieder Festival, Friendship in Song: An Intimate Art, invites you to explore song as an art form that grew up among friends, often at special and sociable gatherings, and inspired many composers’ most personal and profound works. We explore friendships between composers, poets and performers, recreate the intimate atmosphere of the salon, and generally enjoy a festive sp...

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