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The Oxford Lieder Master Course, 25th - 27th

25 October 2009, 10:00


This event will be broadcast from The North Wall

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Oxford Lieder is delighted to welcome back world-renowned mezzo-soprano Sarah Walker to lead the third annual residential Master Course for advanced students during this year's Lieder Festival. Sarah has been involved with Oxford Lieder for several years; her masterclasses are always a fascinating delight for audience and participants alike. It is a great pleasure and a privilege to host this special week once more.

The Master Course caters for 9 singer-pianist duos who will be resident in the city from 23rd - 29th October for an exhilarating week of coaching as well as access to the full programme of Festival concerts. Applications are encouraged from all over the world, ensuring a high level of emerging talent.

Final Concert

Classes will take place throughout the day between 24th and 28th October inclusive at the North Wall Arts Centre on South Parade, with classes open to the public on 25th, 26th and 27th. The course will culminate in an evening concert given by the participants as part of the Festival series in the Holywell Music Room, Oxford’s foremost chamber music venue, on Wednesday 28th October.

Sarah Walker will be joined by three visiting tutors for three days of coaching on various facets of song performance; Roger Vignoles, Malcolm Martineau and Eugene Asti. These additional coaching sessions are also open to the public and take place in the Music Department of St Edward’s School (across the road from the North Wall).

The Master Course is part of the 2009 Oxford Lieder Festival Education Programme -presented with the support of The Radcliffe Trust, DorisField Charitable Trust, The Kohn Foundation with Jesus College Oxford (for Malcolm Martineau's masterclass), The Tillett Trust and generous individual donors

Sessions that are open to the public:

Sunday 25th; 10am -1pm and 2pm - 5pm

The North Wall - Sarah Walker

The Music School (guest tutor) - Malcolm Martineau, described by the New York Observer as “one of the world’s finest accompanists”.

Monday 26th; 10am - 1pm & 2pm - 5pm

The North Wall - Sarah Walker

The Music School (guest tutor) - Roger Vignoles

"With Roger Vignoles at the piano, extraordinary things can happen..." - The Times

Tuesday 27th; 10am - 1pm & 2pm - 5pm

The North Wall - Sarah Walker

The Music School (guest tutor) - Eugene Asti

"...Masterfully handled - especially in pianist Eugene Asti's hands..." - Record Review

Please note that timings may be approximate. Tickets cost £3 per session. A day pass is £5 and a pass to all three days is £10. Entry is also included in the Festival Pass.

This event is part of a series:

2009 Festival

The Annual Oxford Lieder Festival, bringing song to the heart of Oxford

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