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Auditions for the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform

05 March 2016, 11:15 - 18:15


Concert


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Holywell Music Room

Holywell St
Oxford
OX1 3BN



Six exceptional young duos give audition recitals, open to the public and adjudicated by Susan Gritton and Eugene Asti. We received an unprecedented number of high calibre applications this year and have selected six outstanding duos to give a 40-minute recital.

AUDITION RECITAL SCHEDULE

11.15am to 11.55am: Suzanne Fischer, soprano & Panaretos Kyriatzidis, piano

12.15pm to 12.55pm: Julien van Mellaerts, baritone & Lucy Colquhoun, piano

Break

2pm to 2.40pm: Nika Goric, soprano & Christine Zerafa, piano

3pm to 3.40pm: Peter Aisher, tenor & Lucy Colquhoun, piano

Break

4.15pm to 4.55pm: Lorena Paz, soprano & Johan Barnoin, piano

5.15pm to 5.55pm: Chloe Treharne, mezzo-soprano & Lana Bode, piano

Audition recitals will be shortly followed by the adjudication

Each duo is assessed for their musicianship, communication and programming. Two duos are then selected to be Oxford Lieder's 'ambassadors for song' and give a series of concerts in music clubs, societies and festivals around the country, supported by Oxford Lieder, as well as a recital at the Lieder Festival in October. Expect an exceptionally high standard of performance, a wide range of repertoire and a thrilling day of music making.

AUDITION RECITAL PROGRAMMES

Suzanne Fischer, soprano & Panaretos Kyriatzidis, piano

Schubert
Suleika I
Die Gebüsche
Die Sternennächte
Die Junge Nonne
Nachthymne
Messiaen
Poèmes pour Mi
I. Action de grâces
Strauss
Brentano Lieder (Op. 68)
An die Nacht
Ich wollt’ ein Sträußlein binden
Amor

Julien van Mellaerts, baritone & Lucy Colquhoun, piano

Schubert
An Schwager kronos
Wanderers Nachtlied II
Debussy
Fêtes Galantes II
Quilter
Fear No More the Heat o' the Sun
Finzi
It was a lover and his lass
Wolf
Ganymed
Nächtliche Wanderung
Strauss
Lied des Steinklopfers
Lob des Leidens
Caecilie

Nika Goric, soprano & Christine Zerafa, piano

Brahms
Juchhe!

Meine Liebe ist grün
Liebestreu
Debussy
Ariettes oubliées
Spleen
Green
Berg
7 Frühe Lieder
Nacht
Schilflied

Die Nachtigall
Traumgekrönt
Im Zimmer
Liebesode
Sommertage
Chausson
Le Colibri

Lili Boulanger
Les lilas qui avaient fleuri
Rimsky-Korsakov
It was not the wind

Rachmaninoff
Spring Waters

Peter Aisher, tenor & Lucy Colquhoun, piano

Schubert
Waldesnacht, D708
Nachtstück, D672
Die Taubenpost, D965a
Hugo Wolf
Mörike-Lieder
33: Peregrina 1
34: Peregrina 11
53: Abschied
Schumann
Nachtlied, Op. 96 no. 1
Es leuchtet meine Liebe, Op. 127 no. 3
Henri Duparc
Le Galop
Rachmaninoff
А-у! (“A-oo” / The Quest) Op. 38 no. 6
Крысолов (The Rat-Catcher) Op. 38 no. 4
Буря (The Storm) Op. 34 no. 3

Lorena Paz, soprano & Johan Barnoin, piano

Strauss
Drei Lieder der Ophelia
1 Wie erkenn ich mein Treulieb vor andern nun
2 Guten Morgen, ‘s ist Sankt Valentinstag
3 Sie trugen ihn auf der Bahre bloß
Rachmaninov
Dreams
How fair the spot by
Wolf
Spanisches Liederbuch
Wehe der, die mir verstrickte
Turina
Cycle Canto a Sevilla
II. Semana Santa
III. Las fuentecitas del parque from Canto a Sevilla by Turina
V. El fantasma
VI La Giralda from Canto a Sevilla by Turina

Chloë Treharne, mezzo-soprano & Lana Bode, piano

Schubert
Rastlose Liebe
An den Mond (Geuß lieber Mond)
Mahler
Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht (from Des Knaben Wunderhorn)
Rheinlegendchen (from Des Kaben Wunderhorn)
Wolf
Auch kleine Dinge (from Italienisches Liederbuch)
Die ihr schwebet (from Spanisches Liederbuch)
Schoenberg
Schenk mir deinen goldenen Kamm (from Op. 2)
Barber
Nocturne
Duparc
Chanson triste
Au pays ou se fait la guerre
Debussy
Spleen (from Ariettes Oubliees)
Rosenthal
La Souris L’angleterre

See ARTISTS for biographies.

Read more about the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform here.


Artist Portrait

Christine Zerafa

Christine Zerafa

Pianist

London­based Maltese pianist Christine Zerafa has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in various concert series and festivals around the UK and overseas. Performances have taken her to venues in Italy, Malta, England, France, Poland, and the United States, including the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal Albert Hall (Elgar Room), St John Smith Square, St Martin in the Fields, St James Piccadilly, the Malta Arts Festival and Victoria Arts Festival, amongst others. She has been described as “a natural music... Read Full Biography
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Julien Van Mellearts

Julien Van Mellearts

Singer

New Zealand baritone, Julien Van Mellaerts, is in his first year of the RCM International Opera School studying with Dinah Harris as a Fishmongers’ Company Scholar supported by a Toeman Weinberger Award. Before moving to London, to study at the Royal College of Music, Julien studied music and languages at the University of Otago, NZ. Recent roles include: Gabriel von Eisenstein, Die Fledermaus, Mr Gedge, Albert Herring (RCMIOS); Danilo, The Merry Widow (Ryedale Festival). Julien recently won the 2015 Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards at t... Read Full Biography
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Chloë Treharne

Chloë Treharne

Mezzo-Soprano

Kentish mezzo Chloë Treharne currently studies on the prestigious Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. She also holds MMus (Distinction) and BMus (Hons) First Class degrees from the Guildhall School. She is grateful for the support of the Salters’ Company for their support of her studies. Chloë made her professional opera debut in 2014 as a Christine Collins Young Artist at Opera Holland Park singing the role of Rosina in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia. She went on to cover the role of T... Read Full Biography
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Lorena Paz Nieto

Lorena Paz Nieto

Soprano

Spanish soprano Lorena Paz Nieto is with Royal Academy Opera, under the tuition of Philip Doghan and Audrey Hyland. She holds an MA-PrepOpera at RAM, achieving Distinction and a DipRAM for an outstanding final recital. She graduated with 1st Class BMusHons from GSMD. Concert performances include: BBC Radio3 broadcast- Total immersion:Villa-Lobos at Milton Court and Tyondai Braxton’s Central Market with BBCSO at Barbican’s Music Hall, and with the London Sinfonietta at Queen Elizabeth Hall. Lorena has worked as soloist with orc... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Panaretos Kyriatzidis

Panaretos Kyriatzidis

Pianist

An Oxford Lieder Young Artist, Panaretos Kyriatzidis is increasingly sought after as a collaborative performer. Recent highlights include winning joint first prize at the Gerald Moore Award and reaching the finals of the Kathleen Ferrier Awards and the Wigmore Hall / Kohn Foundation International Song Competition with baritone James Newby. After finishing his postgraduate studies with Martino Tirimo, Eugene Asti and Philip Fowke, Panaretos was a Junior Fellow in Piano Accompaniment for two years at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and... Read Full Biography
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Nika Gorič

Nika Gorič

Soprano

Slovenian soprano Nika Gorič began her vocal studies alongside her ballet training at the Ballet and Music School in Maribor, graduating in 2009. She obtained her BA from the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria, and completed her Master’s degree in Performance, with Distinction, at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She is currently continuing her studies on the Royal Academy Opera course under the tutelage of Lillian Watson and Jonathan Papp. Nika’s studies are generously supported by the Charles Mackerras O... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Suzanne Fischer

Suzanne Fischer

Soprano

A Britten-Pears Young Artist, Suzanne Fischer won the Förderpreis at Das Lied in 2015, the Pavarotti Prize at the 65th Viotti Competition, Italy, and represented Oxford Lieder Festival throughout 16/17 giving recitals for their Young Artist Platform. Other season highlights included Berta Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Cuvilliés Theater in Munich and Elsie Suddaby in Ralph Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Jurowski. Suzanne also sang Schumann’s Mignon settings with b... Read Full Biography
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Lucy Colquhoun

Lucy Colquhoun

Pianist

Lucy Colquhoun studied at the RCM with Roger Vignoles and prior to that with John Blakely winning all the major prizes for piano accompaniment including the Alisdair Graham Prize, Joan Chissel Schumann Prize and Titanic Memoriam Prize (Lies Askonas Competition) She received the Douglas and Hilda Simmonds Award, Kendall Taylor Award and a Knights of the Round Table Award. She also won the Ronald Tickner Trust Award (Somerset Song Prize.) She is currently studying privately with Roger Vignoles supported by the Knights of the Round Table. ... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Johan Barnoin

Johan Barnoin

Pianist

Johan Barnoin was born and raised in Nice, France. He took an interest in music from an early age and began playing the piano at 7 years old. For 11 years Johan studied under Cecile Collin, at Conservatoire de Nice. At the conservatoire he took part in many master classes with professors including; Phillipe Bianconi, Prisca Benoit and Michael Levinas. At the age of 14 he was selected to play for a Steinway piano event with Claude Bowling. After graduating from Conservatoire de Nice, Johan was selected as “young talent” and gaine... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Lana Bode

Lana Bode

Pianist

Pianist Lana Bode graduated with distinction from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where she studied with Andrew West. Her training included masterclasses with Graham Johnson, Roger Vignoles, Malcolm Martineau, Iain Burnside and Julius Drake. Lana has performed at Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall. Awards include the Paul Hamburger Prize for Song Accompaniment and the Concert Recital Diploma (GSMD). Lana is a Samling Artist, a Leverhulme Artist and an alumnus of the Britten-Pears Young Artist... Read Full Biography
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Susan Gritton

Susan Gritton

Soprano

Winner of the 1994 Kathleen Ferrier Award, Susan Gritton is one of the most accomplished lyric sopranos of her generation, acclaimed for her versatility in roles ranging from Handel and Mozart to Britten, Janáček and Strauss. Notable operatic appearances include Liù, Micäela and Mařenka (Royal Opera House), Ellen Orford (La Scala, Milan, Opera Australia and Tokyo), the Governess and Female Chorus (Aldeburgh), Konstanze (Bavarian State Opera and Berlin State Opera), Fiordiligi, Vittelia, Rodelinda and Blanche de la Force... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Eugene Asti

Eugene Asti

Pianist

Eugene Asti studied at the Mannes College of Music, New York and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, where he currently teaches. One of the foremost accompanists of his generation, Eugene has performed with artists including Dame Felicity Lott, Dame Sarah Connolly, Sir Willard White, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir Bryn Terfel, Angelika Kirchschlager and the late Dame Margaret Price in venues such as the Wigmore Hall and the Barbican, London; the Musikverein, Vienna; Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg; the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; the K... Read Full Biography

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