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Masterclass given by Susan Gritton and Eugene Asti

06 March 2016, 12:30 - 18:00


Masterclass


Thumbnail of The Shulman Auditorium, The Queen's College

The Shulman Auditorium, The Queen's College

The Queen's College, Oxford



The six duos who auditioned for the Young Artist Platform now have a chance to work with Susan Gritton and Eugene Asti in a public masterclass.

12.30 to 1.30pm: Christine Zerafa, piano

1.30pm to 2.30pm: Chloë Treharne, mezzo-soprano & Lana Bode, piano

2.30pm to 3.30pm: Julien van Mellaerts, baritone & Lucy Colquhoun, piano

Break

4pm to 5pm: Lorena Paz, soprano & Johan Barnoin, piano

5pm to 6pm: Suzanne Fischer, soprano & Panaretos Kyriatzidis, piano


Artist Portrait

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
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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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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
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Lorena Paz Nieto

Lorena Paz Nieto

Soprano

Spanish soprano Lorena Paz Nieto is a previous winner of the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform, and the Ludmilla Andrews Russian Song Prize. Lorena’s operatic roles include Morgana in Handel's Alcina, Drusilla, Fortuna and Pallade in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, Amore in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria for the Grange Festival, Barbarina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Diane in Offenbach’s Orpheè aus Enfers, Pannochka in Rimsky-Korsakov’s May Night and Cis i... 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
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Julien Van Mellearts

Julien Van Mellearts

Baritone

Winner of the 2017 Wigmore Hall / Kohn Foundation International Song Competition, 2017 Kathleen Ferrier Awards, awarded a 2016 Kiwi Music Scholarship, a 2016 Countess of Munster Award, Winner of the 2016 Brooks-van der Pump English Song Competition, the 2016 Joan Chissell Schumann Prize and Winner of the 2015 Maureen Lehane Vocal Arts Award, British / New Zealand baritone Julien Van Mellaerts studied at the University of Otago, before joining the International Opera School of the Royal College of Music. His studies have been supported by the... 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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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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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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Eugene Asti

Eugene Asti

Pianist

Eugene Asti studied at the Mannes College of Music, New York with Jeannette Haien where he earned his B.Mus. and M.A. and subsequently studied piano accompaniment with Graham Johnson at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Eugene currently teaches at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is Vocal Accompaniment Coordinator at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and regularly gives masterclasses both in the UK and abroad. One of the foremost accompanists of his generation, he has performed with many great arti... Read Full Biography
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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

This event is part of a series:

2016 Spring Weekend of Song

Renowned recitalists, emerging talent, auditions for the next generation of star artists, masterclasses and more; a mid-year fix for song fanatics.   UNDER 35s: A special trial offer for our Spring Weekend. £5 tickets are available on the door for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday recitals at 8pm, for anyone aged under 35 and all students. No need to book; just...