23. Rosalind Ventris, Héloïse Werner, Nicola LeFanu: Songs for Voice and Viola
18 October 2022, 17:00 - 18:15
St Hilda's College
Presented in association with the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building and St Hilda's College
Rosalind Ventris is one of the UK’s best-known violists, and in 2021 she was appointed Director of Musical Performance at the University of Oxford, and Senior Research Fellow at St Hilda’s College. This concert features music from her forthcoming recording of music by female English composers, as well as songs for which she is joined by soprano Héloïse Werner, known to Oxford Lieder audiences as a member of ensemble The Hermes Experiment. The programme includes music by Sally Beamish, Elizabeth Maconchy, Héloïse Werner, and Nicola LeFanu, who also introduces the concert in conversation with Martyn Harry.
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The event duration is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and there will be no interval.
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Soprano and ComposerHéloïse Werner's debut album PHRASES will be out on 24 June 2022 on Delphian Records, generously supported by the PRS Foundation Open Fund, The Ambache Trust, The RVW Trust and the Nicholas Boas Charitable Trust. Recipient of the Michael Cuddigan Trust Award 2018 and Linda Hirst Contemporary Vocal Prize 2017, French-born and London-based soprano and composer Héloïse Werner was one of the four shortlisted nominees in the Young Artist category of the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards 2017 and one of BBC Rad... Read Full Biography
ViolistProfessional violist Rosalind Ventris performs as a recitalist and chamber musician at some of the world’s most prestigious venues and festivals, including the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, West Cork, Purcell Room, Aldeburgh Festival, Auditorium du Louvre, Bozar, Great Music in Irish Houses, Slovak Philharmonic and Het Concertgebouw. As a concerto soloist, she has been invited to perform with the European Union Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Cymru, l’Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie and the Belgian National Orchestra. ... Read Full Biography
Composer and speakerNicola LeFanu was born in England in 1947, the daughter of Irish parents: her father William LeFanu was from an Irish literary family, and her mother was the composer Elizabeth Maconchy. LeFanu studied at Oxford, RCM and, as a Harkness Fellow, at Harvard. She has Honorary Doctorates from the Universities of Durham, Aberdeen, and Open University, is an Honorary Fellow of St Hilda’s College Oxford, and is FRCM and FTCL. She has composed around one hundred works which have been played and broadcast all over the world; her music is publ... Read Full Biography
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