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Andante & Variations

27 October 2016, 17:30



A rare chance to hear Schumann's stunning Andante and Variations for horn, two cellos and two pianos, as well as the Adagio and Allegro for horn and piano and songs for voice and cello.

Festal supper will be available from 6:30pm every evening (except Thursday 20th). Enjoy a delicious hot main meal and side dish between the afternoon and evening recitals for just £11. Our food partners this year are the Vaults & Garden Café, The Oxford University Club, and St Stephen’s House. Please book by midnight the day before by clicking here.


Artist Portrait

Mark Stone

Mark Stone

Baritone

Baritone Mark Stone was born in London and studied Mathematics at King's College, Cambridge, and singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 1998 he was awarded the Decca Prize at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards. Recent operatic engagements include his first foray into Wagner roles last season with acclaimed role debuts as Gunther in Götterdämmerung at the Grand Théâtre de Genève and Alberich Das Rheingold at the Longborough Festival. He also sang Papageno Die Zauberflöte with the Welsh Natio... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Richard Watkins

Richard Watkins

Horn

Richard Watkins was Principal Horn of the Philharmonia Orchestra for 12 years. He is currently a member of the Nash Ensemble and a founder member of London Winds. He has appeared at many of the world’s most prestigious venues and worked with conductors such as Giulini, Sawallisch, Salonen, Slatkin, Sinopoli, Rozhdestvensky, Petrenko, Davis and Elder. He has an extensive discography and his forthcoming releases include a disc for NMC of works written for Watkins, a Wigmore Live Disc of the Britten Canticles with Mark Padmore, Britten&rs... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Mats Lidström

Mats Lidström

Cello

As an international soloist and chamber musician, Mats Lidström has gained a reputation for performances of great insight and virtuosity. He has been a member of the Royal Academy of Music since 1993, currently attached to Oxford University through his solo cello position with the Oxford Philharmonic&Soloists. Mats has recorded as a soloist and chamber musician for EMI, DECCA, BIS, Deutsche Grammophon and Hyperion. His compositions include Rigoletto Fantasy for cello and orchestra, Suite Tintin for cello and piano, and Marche Triomp... Read Full Biography
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Tamsy Kaner

Tamsy Kaner

Cello

Tamsy Kaner studied the cello at Guildhall school of music & drama with Leonard Stehn, a student of Leonard Rose. After initially working in the theatre, Tamsy has combined a career of orchestral playing (member of RSNO,RPO,BBCSO -sub principal) with teaching and chamber music concerts (London Festival of chamber music). Working with the orchestras' education & outreach programs (in Brasil, Japan and the UK) inspired Tamsy to set up her own creative workshops with two colleagues (Sigrun Saeversdottir-Griffiths & Cath Haggo) f... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Bengt Forsberg

Bengt Forsberg

Pianist

Bengt Forsberg studied at the Gothenburg School of Music and Musicology, where he first majored in organ, whereafter, in 1978, he received his diploma as piano soloist. Although he often appears as soloist with major symphony orchestras in Sweden and Scandinavia, much of his renown is focused on his work as a chamber musician, both in Sweden and abroad – as soloist as well as together with other prominent instrumentalists, such as cellists Mats Lidström and Andreas Brantelid and violinist Nils-Erik Sparf. His collaboration with... Read Full Biography
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Sholto Kynoch

Sholto Kynoch

Pianist

Sholto Kynoch is a sought-after pianist who specialises in song and chamber music. He is the founder and Artistic Director of the Oxford Lieder Festival, which won a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award in 2015, cited for its ‘breadth, depth and audacity’ of programming. Recent recitals have taken him to Wigmore Hall, Heidelberger Frühling in Germany, the Zeist International Lied Festival in Holland, the LIFE Victoria festival and Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the Opéra de Lille, Kings Place in Lo... 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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