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The Life & Times of Robert Schumann Session II

22 October 2016, 11:00 - 15:00


Symposium


Thumbnail of Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

St Hilda's College,
Oxford



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


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Artist Portrait

Mary Bevan

Mary Bevan

Soprano

British soprano Mary Bevan begins the 2016/17 season by returning to the English National Opera as Zerlina in Richard Jones’ new production of Mozart Don Giovanni, under Mark Wigglesworth. She will also headline a tour of Asia with The English Concert, and sing Bach’s Lutheran Masses with the Academy of Ancient Music, make her role debut as Merab in Handel Saul this season for the Adelaide Festival, and sing Richard Ayres’ In the Alps with the Aurora Orchestra. Recent highlights include Elvira in Rossini L’ita... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Anna Huntley

Anna Huntley

Mezzo-soprano

Born in Stockton-on-Tees, Anna studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music International Opera School. Awards during her studies included 3rd Prize at the Das Lied Competition in Berlin and the Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera Vocal Fellowship at the Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition. She was selected by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2012. Over the last year Anna has returned to English National Opera covering the roles of Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte), Pauline (Queen of Spade... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Robin Tritschler

Robin Tritschler

Tenor

Acclaimed for his "radiantly lyrical" voice, Irish tenor Robin Tritschler has garnered praise from critics and audiences for his performances. In concert, Robin has appeared with many leading orchestras including the London Philharmonic Orchestra (Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Vladimir Jurowski), L’Orchestre National de Lyon (Yutaka Sado), Gulbenkian Foundation Lisbon, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (Edo de Waart), the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (Philippe Herreweghe), the Moscow Virtuosi (Vladimir Spivak... 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

Described as "that peerless song accompanist, Graham Johnson” by the Daily Telegraph (November 2015)" Graham Johnson is recognised as one of the world’s leading vocal accompanists. Born in Rhodesia, he came to London to study in 1967. After leaving the Royal Academy of Music his teachers included Gerald Moore and Geoffrey Parsons. In 1972 he was the official pianist at Peter Pears' first masterclasses at The Maltings, Snape which brought him into contact with Benjamin Britten – a link which strengthened his de... 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...