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 chamber music and song accompaniment. In addition to a busy performance schedule and a fast-growing discography, he is the founder and director of the Oxford Lieder Festival, the UK’s most renowned song festival, which recently won a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award. In recent years he has appeared at London’s Wigmore Hall, the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the Berliner Konzerthaus, the Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore, the Opéra de Lille... Read Full Biography
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