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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.

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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

Mezzo-Soprano Anna Huntley was a scholar at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music International Opera School. Awards during this time included the Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera Vocal Fellowship at the Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition, 3rd Prize at the Das Lied Competition in Berlin, the Michael Oliver Prize at the London Handel Singing Competition, MBF Education Awards and an Independent Opera Postgraduate Bursary. An outstanding recitalist, Anna is a regular performer at the Wigmore Hall, ... 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. Johnson is a former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, 2008 winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Award, 2011 Wigmore Hall Emerging Talent, and a 2013-2015 English National Opera Harewood Artist. Highlights of the 2018/19 season included performances as Tamino Die Zauberflöte with Welsh National Opera and as Don Basilio in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro with The Grange Festival, in addition to a new production of Britten&r... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Mark Stone

Mark Stone

Baritone

Baritone Mark Stone was born in London and studied Mathematics at King's College, Cambridge, and singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 1998 he was awarded the Decca Prize at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards. Recent operatic engagements include his first foray into Wagner roles last season with acclaimed role debuts as Gunther in Götterdämmerung at the Grand Théâtre de Genève and Alberich Das Rheingold at the Longborough Festival. He also sang Papageno Die Zauberflöte with the Welsh Natio... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Graham Johnson

Graham Johnson

Pianist

"That peerless song accompanist” (Daily Telegraph) Graham Johnson formed the Songmakers' Almanac and has appeared in recital with Sir Thomas Allen, Victoria de los Angeles, Elly Ameling, Arleen Auger, Ian Bostridge, Brigitte Fassbaender, Matthias Goerne, Thomas Hampson, Simon Keenlyside, Angelika Kirchschlager, Philip Langridge, Serge Leiferkus, Dame Felicity Lott, Christopher Maltman, Edith Mathis, Ann Murray, Lucia Popp, Christoph Prégardien, Dame Margaret Price, Thomas Quastoff, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Dorothea Rö... 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...

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