Kathleen Ferrier Award Winners
18 October 2016, 13:10
This event will be broadcast from Holywell Music Room
This concert is generously supported by the Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Scholarship Fund
The three prize winners of the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Awards 2015 perform songs and duets by Schumann, Schubert and Mendelssohn, including Schumann's enchanting Mädchenlieder Op. 103 and Mendelssohn's six duets, Op.63. A great chance to hear these superb emerging stars in one of our increasingly popular lunchtime concerts.
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Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)Ich wollt' meine Lieb' ergösse sich (Op. 63 no.1) from Six Duets
- Abschiedslied der Zugvögel (Op. 63 no.2) from Six Duets
- Gruß (Op. 63 no.3) from Six Duets
Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)Neue Liebe (Op. 19a no.4) from Six Songs
- Die Liebende schreibt (Op. 86 no.3) from Six Songs
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)Nähe des Geliebten (D162)
- Suleika I (D720)
- Heimliches Lieben (D922)
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)Herbstlied (Op. 63 no.4) from Six Duets
- Volkslied (Op. 63 no.5) from Six Duets
- Maiglöckchen und die Blümelein (Op. 63 no.6) from Six Duets
SopranoLancashire-born soprano Soraya Mafi studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and Royal College of Music, supported by the Help Musicians UK Sybil Tutton Award. Soraya continues her studies with renowned soprano Janis Kelly and repertoire coach John Fraser. Soraya’s many awards and prizes include the Maggie Teyte Prize in 2014 and the Susan Chilcott Award in 2016. She was also the 2nd Prize winner of the 2015 Kathleen Ferrier Awards. Soraya is a Harewood Young Artist of the English National Opera and Associate Artist of the Classi... Read Full Biography
SopranoAt the 2015 Kathleen Ferrier Awards Gemma 'swept the board' winning both First Prize and the Song Prize for her performance of Sibelius's 'Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte'. Additional accolades include The Cuthbert Smith Prize in the Lies Askonas Competition 2014, The Governors' Recital Prize for Voice 2013, and The Norma Grieg Prize for French Song 2013, as well as being a finalist in the 2014 Thelma King Award. Gemma Summerfield has completed her studies at the Royal College of Mus... Read Full Biography
PianistIan Tindale is a prize-winning piano accompanist, répétiteur, harpsichordist and orchestral keyboard player. Now primarily working as a song accompanist, Ian was awarded the Help Musicians UK Accompanist's Prize in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards in April 2015 and the Royal Overseas League Music Competition Accompanist's Prize in June the same year, following performances on both occasions with soprano Soraya Mafi. Previously Ian had been named winner of the Gerald Moore Award, the Help Musicians UK Accompanist’s Priz... Read Full Biography
This event is part of a series:
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...