The Viennese Café
13 October 2017, 16:00 - 17:00
This event will be broadcast from Café W at Waterstones
En route from the Ashmolean to the Holywell Music Room, call in to the excellent café in Waterstones, briefly transformed into a Viennese coffee house. Surrounded by books and with coffee and Viennese cake in hand, take in waltzes by Johann Strauss, Viennese tunes by Fritz Kreisler, Brahms Hungarian Dances and more, performed by violinist Sophie Rosa (who also plays Beethoven and Strauss on 25 October) and accordionist Živorad Nikolic.
ViolinistSophie Rosa first garnered attention after winning the Second Prize and Audience Prize at the 2nd Manchester International Violin Competition 2011. She has performed across the UK as a recitalist in venues including the Royal Festival Hall, the Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, Kings Place and Bridgewater Hall and has appeared as soloist with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Manchester Camerata and Skipton Camerata. Sophie has broadcast for BBC Radio 3 and has released CDs on Champs Hill and EM Records labels to critical acclaim. As ... Read Full Biography
AccordionistZivorad Nikolic is a Serbian accordion player. At the age of seven he joined the Miloje Milojevic School of Music where he studied with Vesna Djurdjevic, Radomir Tomic, Radenka Ristic and Snezana Vlastic. In 2002 he was accepted by the National Conservatory of Music in Marseille, France and in his first year was invited to play at the Napoleon Palace. Zivorad went on to study with Owen Murray at the Royal Academy of Music in London, graduating in 2009. During this time he received the Sir John Barbirolli Foundation Award. Since 2007 Zivor... Read Full Biography
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Please click here to view the full Festival brochure. Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century was a vibrant melting pot for music and the arts. Whirling waltzes sat alongside gargantuan symphonies. The height of romanticism had been reached but was nearly exhausted and on the brink of a whole new musical language. Tradition - with Brahms a holder of the torch - ...