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A Spanish Detour: Lorena Paz Nieto & Johan Barnoin

15 October 2016, 17:30

The Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform attracts an astonishing level of emerging talent; young stars embarking on major careers. Today's duo were clear winners at the auditions, which took place at the Spring Weekend of Song back in March, and they now give recitals around the country under the banner of the Young Artist Platform. This concert is a showcase for these stars of the future, who are already making great names for themselves.

A Spanish theme runs through much of their programme, which includes works by Wolf, Mendelssohn and Brahms, as well as Schumann. They also perform, in a thrilling detour from our Schumann voyage, songs by Manuel de Falla, including his most famous 'Seven Popular Songs'

See our other 2016 Young Artist Platform Winners in recital on 16th October.

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.

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.


Artist Portrait

Lorena Paz Nieto

Lorena Paz Nieto


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
Artist Portrait

Johan Barnoin

Johan Barnoin


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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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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