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A Carnival of Pianos: Schumann's early songs

14 October 2016, 10:30 - 11:00

Although Schumann was not to write any further songs until 1840, these early songs (dating from 1827-1828) already show a remarkable depth and concision. Tenor Stuart Jackson joins Oxford Lieder's Artistic Director, Sholto Kynoch, for a rare performance of these works, setting the scene for the Festival.

This 30-minute concert is preceded by a talk given by Professor Nicholas Marston of King's College, Cambridge. The talk begins at 10am, also in the Holywell, and is free to Festival ticket holders.

This is part of our A Carnival of Pianos programme. Click here for full details of this event.

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Artist Portrait

Sholto Kynoch

Sholto Kynoch


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. In July 2018, Sholto was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in the RAM Honours. Recent recitals have taken him to Wigmore Hall, Heidelberger Frühling in Germany, the Zeist International Lied Festival in Holland, the LIFE Victoria festi... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Stuart Jackson

Stuart Jackson


Stuart was a choral scholar at Christ Church, Oxford, studying Biological Sciences, before completing his training at the Royal Academy of Music in 2013 where he studied with Ryland Davies. In 2011, aged 25 and the youngest finalist, Stuart won second prize at the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition and as a keen recitalist, has appeared at Wigmore Hall, Kings Place and St John’s Smith Square, London and at Oxford's Holywell Room. Stuart was a Jerwood Young Artist at Glyndebourne Festival Opera in 2013, singing in a n... Read Full Biography

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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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