Composition Workshop with the Faculty of Music
03 March 2017, 10:30 - 13:00
In a joint workshop with Oxford University's Faculty of Music, mezzo-soprano Ciara Hendrick and pianist Sholto Kynoch perform six new works by composers from the Faculty. Each work is followed by a discussion led by professors / composers Martyn Harry and Robert Saxton, with further feedback for the composers from the artists and the audience. The workshop is a fascinating opportunity for members of the public to see - and comment on - some of the inner workings of the creative process behind song composition. All are warmly welcome to attend.
Scores of the new works are made available for those who wish to follow them.
Mezzo-sopranoCiara Hendrick studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Strasbourg Opera Studio. Recent engagements include Fortuna/Valetto in The Coronation of Poppea, Opera North (c. Laurence Cummings), La Messaggera in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo in Venice with I Fagiolini, Aréthuse in Charpentier’s Actéon with the Early Opera Company and Bach’s B Minor Mass at St John’s, Smith Square. Recording credits include Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Dunedin Consort (due for release 2016), the role o... Read Full Biography
PianistSholto 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:
Renowned recitalists, emerging talent, auditions for the next generation of star artists, masterclasses and more; the Oxford Lieder Spring Weekend of Song is a mid-year fix for song lovers. This year features James Gilchrist and Anna Tilbrook across the weekend as they celebrate 20 years of performing together. We also welcome back star baritone Benjamin Appl, whose recital la...