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The Life & Times of Robert Schumann Session II

22 October 2016, 11:00 - 15:00


Symposium


This event will be broadcast from Jacqueline du Pré Music Building


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The second day of Graham Johnson's fascinating exploration of Robert Schumann.

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 first day of The Life & Times of Robert Schumann.


Programme


Artist Portrait

Mary Bevan

Mary Bevan

Soprano

Praised by Opera for her “dramatic wit and vocal control”, British soprano Mary Bevan is internationally renowned in baroque, classical and contemporary repertoire, and appears regularly with leading conductors, orchestras and ensembles around the world. She is a winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artist award and UK Critics’ Circle Award for Exceptional Young Talent in music and was awarded a MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list in 2019. In the 2019/20 season, Bevan makes her role debut as ... 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

Robin Tritschler

Robin Tritschler

Tenor

Irish tenor Robin Tritschler has established a flourishing career in recital, concert and opera.
He has recently appeared in recital in Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, San Diego, Washington DC, and Hong Kong. He appears frequently at Wigmore Hall, London, where he held an Artistic Residency in 2018/19. As well as his regular collaborators Graham Johnson, Malcolm Martineau, Simon Lepper, Robin works with internationally renowned chamber musicians including Inon Barnatan, Jonathan Biss, and Ollie Mustonen. On the opera stage, Robin’s appe... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Jonathan Lemalu

Jonathan Lemalu

Bass

Jonathan Lemalu, a New Zealand born Samoan, is a joint winner of the 2002 Kathleen Ferrier award and the recipient of the 2002 Royal Philharmonic Society’s Award for Young Artist of the Year. Jonathan’s debut recital disc was awarded the Gramophone Magazine Debut Artist of the Year award. He subsequently released his first solo recording, with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and then a recital disc with Malcolm Martineau, also featuring the Belcea Quartet. He has performed Mozart’s Requiem with the BBC ... 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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