Brahms & Schumann: Gildas String Quartet & Raphaela Papadakis
20 October 2016, 11:30 - 11:50
This outstanding string quartet performs magical arrangements of Schumann (Op. 107) and Brahms (Ophelia Lieder) by Aribert Reimann for quartet and soprano.
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Robert Schumann, arranged Aribert Reimann
Johannes Brahms, arranged Aribert Reimann
QuartetThe Gildas Quartet has performed to critical acclaim at major venues including the Bridgewater Hall, Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall and on BBC Radio 3. Praised for their 'energy, verve and refreshing approach', their bold and explorative approach to performance has been recognised by the International Franz Schubert and Modern Music Competition, Graz, where they won first prize in the Audience Engagement Award 2018. Determined to bring the visceral experience of string quartet performance to audiences at close quarters, the Gildas wil... Read Full Biography
SopranoLondon born soprano Raphaela Papadakis, winner of the National Mozart Competition, made her professional début at Garsington Opera whilst still a student at the Guildhall School, for which she was praised by the Financial Times as giving "the most attractive solo performance" of the show. Since then, she has gone on to perform roles with Independent Opera and Bury Court Opera, and covered at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the Royal Opera House and the Berlin Staatsoper. Operatic highlights this year include appearing as Mozart... 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...