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Summer Nights: Suzanne Fischer & Panaretos Kyriatzidis

16 October 2016, 17:30


This is the second showcase concert of winners of The Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform. The 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.

Suzanne Fischer and Panaretos Kyriatzidis perform Berlioz's glorious 1841 cycle Les Nuits d'été, a world apart from Schumann in some ways but almost contemporaneous with his 'Liederjahr' of 1840 and subsequently well known to him. They also include settings of Friedrich Rückert - one of Schumann's favourite poets - by composers from Schubert to Smetana.

See our other 2016 Young Artist Platform Winners in recital on 15th October by clicking here.

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

Suzanne Fischer

Suzanne Fischer


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
Artist Portrait

Panaretos Kyriatzidis

Panaretos Kyriatzidis


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

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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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