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36. Ian Venables, Leah Broad: In Conversation

21 October 2022, 11:00 - 12:00


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The distinguished British composer Ian Venables speaks to Leah Broad about his musical life, interests and influences ahead of the premiere of his new song cycle for tenor, string quartet and piano at today’s lunchtime concert.

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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 45 minutes and there will be no interval.


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Artist Portrait

Ian Venables

Ian Venables

Composer and speaker

Ian Venables was born in Liverpool in 1955 and was educated at Liverpool Collegiate Grammar School. He studied music with Professor Richard Arnell at Trinity College of Music, London and later with Andrew Downes, John Mayer and John Joubert at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire of Music. Since 1986 he has lived in Worcester. His compositions encompass many genres, and in particular he has added significantly to the canon of English art song. Described as …’Britain’s greatest living composer of art songs…’ (... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Leah Broad

Leah Broad


Leah Broad is a Junior Research Fellow at Christ Church, University of Oxford. Her first book, a biography of four British women composers — Ethel Smyth, Rebecca Clarke, Dorothy Howell, and Doreen Carwithen — will be published by Faber & Faber in March 2023. She is a BBC New Generation Thinker so is frequently on BBC radio discussing music history, and has previously won the Observer/Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism. She wrote her DPhil on Nordic theatre music, focused on Jean Sibelius, Wilhelm Stenhammar, and Ture R... Read Full Biography


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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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