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Kerner Lieder, Haydn, Mozart & Beethoven: Mark Padmore & Simon Lepper

25 October 2016, 20:00


Concert


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Saint John the Evangelist

Iffley Road,
Oxford,
OX4 1EH



Please note the start time of this concert is 8pm

Mark Padmore makes a welcome return to the Festival, firstly exploring the songs of the Classical era that Schumann so loved - Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven - before performing Schumann's extraordinary Kerner Lieder and some rarely-heard later songs.

FIFTEEN MINUTES OF FAME

At the start of this concert, outstanding emerging soprano Nika Gorič and pianist Christine Zerafa will give a short performance of songs by Franz Schubert.

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Artist Portrait

Mark Padmore

Mark Padmore

Tenor

Mark Padmore has established an international career in opera, concert and recital. In the opera house recent work has included the leading roles in Harrison Birtwistle The Corridor and The Cure at the Aldeburgh Festival and Linbury Theatre, Covent Garden; Captain Vere in Britten Billy Budd and Evangelist in a staging of St Matthew Passion for Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Third Angel/John in George Benjamin Written on Skin with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden. Future projects include new works written for him by Tansy Davies and Thomas Lar... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Simon Lepper

Simon Lepper

Pianist

Simon Lepper read music at King’s College, Cambridge. He is a professor of piano accompaniment and a vocal repertoire coach at the Royal College of Music, London where he also co-ordinates the piano accompaniment course. He is an official accompanist for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. Performance highlights have included an invitation from the Wigmore Hall, London to present a three concert project on the songs of Joseph Marx; a recital tour with Stéphane Degout which included the Ravinia and Edinburgh Festivals... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Nika Gorič

Nika Gorič

Soprano

Slovenian soprano Nika Gorič began her vocal studies alongside her ballet training at the Ballet and Music School in Maribor, graduating in 2009. She obtained her BA from the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria, and completed her Master’s degree in Performance, with Distinction, at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She is currently continuing her studies on the Royal Academy Opera course under the tutelage of Lillian Watson and Jonathan Papp. Nika’s studies are generously supported by the Charles Mackerras O... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Christine Zerafa

Christine Zerafa

Pianist

London­based Maltese pianist Christine Zerafa has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in various concert series and festivals around the UK and overseas. Performances have taken her to venues in Italy, Malta, England, France, Poland, and the United States, including the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal Albert Hall (Elgar Room), St John Smith Square, St Martin in the Fields, St James Piccadilly, the Malta Arts Festival and Victoria Arts Festival, amongst others. She has been described as “a natural music... 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...