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The Viennese Café

13 October 2017, 16:00 - 17:00


Chamber Music Free Events

Thumbnail of Café W at Waterstones

Café W at Waterstones

William Baker House, Broad Street, OX1 3AF

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.

Artist Portrait

Sophie Rosa

Sophie Rosa


One of the UK's most exciting violinists, Sophie Rosa was awarded 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 and Bridgewater Hall as well as appearing with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Manchester Camerata. Sophie has broadcast for BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM. Sophie has performed regularly throughout the UK and internationally from a very young age. In ... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Živorad Nikolic

Živorad Nikolic


Živorad studied accordion in Kragujevac, Serbia before coming to London and graduating at Royal Academy of Music in 2009. Being from Serbia, the Balkan traditional music has always been present in his life: In Serbia if you play accordion and you can’t play a traditional piece of music they don’t take you seriously. His recent musical experiences include performing in Prophet & Loss Comunity Opera written by Julian Grant as well as live performance for the BBC Radio 2 programme Friday Night Is Music Night. He is a member o... Read Full Biography

This event is part of a series:

The Last of the Romantics - Mahler and fin-de-siècle Vienna

General booking opens 1st June 2017. Friends advance booking period commences 15th May 2017. For more information about joining the Friends of Oxford Lieder please click here.    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...