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Opening Night Recital: Christian Gerhaher & Gerold Huber

14 October 2016, 19:30

Tonight's concert is generously supported by Freeths Solicitors, Oxford's leading law firm that specialises in advising clients on their personal and business wealth.

Tickets are still available on the door for tonight's concert.

Christian Gerhaher and Gerold Huber need little introduction as one of the world's leading song duos. Their concerts and recordings are universally hailed for their profound insight and thrilling musicianship and we are delighted to welcome them to Oxford forthe first time. Their programme tonight includes Schumann's Kerner Lieder, one of his most popular cycles from the 'annus mirabilis' of 1840, as well Antonín Dvořák's profond Biblical Songs.

Watch Christian Gerhaher singing Schumann with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra:

Festal supper will be available from 6:30pm every evening (except Thursday 20th). Enjoy a delicious hot main meal and side dish between the afternoon and evening recitals for just £11. Our food partners this year are the Vaults & Garden Café, The Oxford University Club, and St Stephen’s House. Please book by midnight the day before by clicking here.

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Artist Portrait

Christian Gerhaher

Christian Gerhaher


During his studies under Paul Kuen and Raimund Grumbach, German baritone Christian Gerhaher attended the Opera School of the Academy of Music in Munich and, together with his regular piano partner Gerold Huber, studied lied interpretation with Friedemann Berger. While completing his medical studies Christian Gerhaher perfected his vocal training in master-classes given by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Inge Borkh. At present Christian Gerhaher himself teaches in select master-classes and is an honorary professor at the A... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Gerold Huber

Gerold Huber


Gerold Huber studied piano under Friedemann Berger at the Musikhochschule in Munich and attended Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau’s lied class in Berlin. In 1998 he was awarded the Prix International Pro Musicis with Christian Gerhaher. Gerold Huber gives masterclasses, and since 2013 he has been a professor for lied accompaniment at the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg. Gerold has appeared at major festivals and concert halls, including Konzertverein Vienna, Wigmore Hall London and Bavarian State Opera Munich, performing with Chr... Read Full Biography

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This event is part of a series:

The Schumann Project

The Schumann Project: 14-29 October 2016 The fifteenth Oxford Lieder Festival will be the Schumann Project, a unique survey of Schumann's complete songs. The Schumann Project will explore Schumann's life and times, his friends and contemporaries, his influences and his legacies, and his literary and artistic interests. This two-week feast of song will feature Oxford Lieder's trad...

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