Homage to Schumann
28 October 2016, 22:00
This event will be broadcast from New College Ante Chapel
This wonderful programme includes the two Brahms songs for mezzo and viola, as well as Schumann's Märchenerzählungen ('Fairy tales') for clarinet, viola and piano, and György Kurtág's Hommage à R. Schumann.
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
György Kurtág (b. 1926)Hommage à Robert Schumann (Op. 15d)
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Mezzo-sopranoRozanna was born in Leicestershire, England, of Ukrainian descent. She graduated from The Royal Academy of Music, London, in July 2014, where she was recipient of The Karaviotis Scholarship, Sir Charles Mackerras Award and Carr Gregory Trust Award. She attended the Georg Solti Accademia in the summer of 2013 and was awarded The Karaviotis Prize at Les Azuriales Young Artist Competition, Nice, France, in August 2012. In May 2012 she won a place on the Young Artist Platform at The Oxford Lieder Festival and has since performed at various recit... Read Full Biography
ClarinetistMark van de Wiel is principal clarinettist with the Philharmonia Orchestra (since 2000), and is also principal with the London Sinfonietta (since 2002), London Chamber Orchestra (since 1997) and Endymion. He works closely with leading composers and conductors, and has given many world and UK premieres as soloist, including works by Carter, Maxwell Davies and Birtwistle among many others. As a soloist and chamber musician Mark has collaborated with artists such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Yefim Bronfman, Pascal Rogé, Jean-Louis Steuerm... Read Full Biography
ViolistAs an internationally recognised soloist and chamber musician Simon Tandree has performed in the world's leading concert halls including the Wigmore hall, Concertgebouw, Berlin Konzerthaus, Vienna Konzerthaus and Library of Congress in Washington. Simon also plays regularly in festivals around the globe including Maputo, Sydney, New York and Bratislava. As a member of the world-renowned Doric String Quartet Simon won numerous prizes including 1st prize Osaka International Chamber Music competition, 2nd prize Borciani Competition in It... Read Full Biography
PianistBengt 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
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...