Skip to main content

Past Events > 2016


The Life & Times of Robert Schumann Session I

15 October 2016, 11:00 - 15:00


Talk


Thumbnail of Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

St Hilda's College,
Oxford



Over the past two years, Graham Johnson's explorations of featured composers have become an essential and unmissable part of the Lieder Festival. These sessions on Schumann are an opportunity for an in-depth look at this most fascinating character, given by one of the world's leading pianists and scholars. Graham Johnson brings a lifetime of practical experience and profound thought, coupled with exceptinally engaging delivery, and he is joined by a team of star singers.

11am Welcome & coffee

11.30am Lecture-recital part one

12.45pm Lunch (light meals will be available to purchase)

1.30pm Lecture-recital part two

Click here for details of the second day of The Life & Times of Robert Schumann.

See your name (or that of a dedicatee) alongside the Schumann song of your choice and help ensure the future of Oxford Lieder by sponsoring a song from £25. Thank you.


Programme


Artist Portrait

Geraldine McGreevy

Geraldine McGreevy

Soprano

Soprano Geraldine McGreevy trained at the Royal Academy of Music and the National Opera Studio, continuing her studies with Richard Smart. She has sung major operatic roles for theatres across Europe and has appeared as a soloist for some of the best orchestras in the world. Geraldine quickly established a close relationship with Welsh National Opera, where she sang the key Mozart roles of Donna Anna Don Giovanni, Vitellia Idomeneo and Contessa Almaviva Le Nozze di Figaro, as well as Rosalinde Die Fledermaus, Blumenmächen Parsifal an... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Anna Huntley

Anna Huntley

Mezzo-soprano

Born in Stockton-on-Tees, Anna studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music International Opera School. Awards during her studies included 3rd Prize at the Das Lied Competition in Berlin and the Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera Vocal Fellowship at the Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition. She was selected by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2012. Over the last year Anna has returned to English National Opera covering the roles of Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte), Pauline (Queen of Spade... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson

Tenor

Acclaimed tenor Ben Johnson represented England in BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2013 and won the Audience Prize. A former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist and 2008 winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Award, Johnson was formerly an English National Opera Harewood Artist and a Wigmore Hall Emerging Talent. Recent operatic highlights include Eisenstein Die Fledermaus and Don Ottavio Don Giovanni, both for Opera Holland Park, as well as a celebrated run as Alfredo La Traviata, Tamino Die Zauberflöte, and Nemorino L’elisir d’am... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Mark Stone

Mark Stone

Baritone

“Mark Stone’s recital of songs by Quilter, Butterworth and Finzi was marked by his clarity of articulation and strong instinct for characterisation… The poignancy of Butterworth’s settings of A.E. Housman, as in ‘The Lads in their Hundreds’ came through. The moments when he could unleash the full operatic power of his voice were the most impressive.” Rian Evans, The Guardian Baritone Mark Stone was born in London and studied mathematics at King's College, Cambridge, and singing... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Graham Johnson

Graham Johnson

Pianist

Described as "that peerless song accompanist” by the Daily Telegraph (November 2015) Graham Johnson is recognised as one of the world’s leading vocal accompanists. Born in Rhodesia, he came to London to study in 1967. After leaving the Royal Academy of Music, his teachers included Gerald Moore and Geoffrey Parsons. In 1972 he was the official pianist at Peter Pears' first masterclasses at the Snape Maltings, which brought him into contact with Benjamin Britten – a link which strengthened his determination to accomp... Read Full Biography

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...