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Gurney and Britten: Peter Harris & Hamish Brown

14 October 2017, 17:30 - 18:00

Peter Harris and Hamish Brown were joint winners of the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform, giving a stunning audition recital at the Spring Weekend of Song. Today they give their showcase concert, in a programme featuring Ivor Gurney’s moving 1919 settings of A.E. Housman, Ludlow and Teme, and Britten’s remarkable settings of John Donne. They also include American composer Jake Heggie’s short cycle Friendly Persuasions.

Our other Young Artist Platform showcase recital will be given by Michael Mofidian and Keval Shah on Sunday 22 October.

Watch a clip of Peter and Hamish at their audition recital, performing Britten's setting of Michelangelo's Sonnet XXXII:

Artist Portrait

Peter Harris

Peter Harris


Originally from Northern Ireland, Peter Harris studied Music at the University of Oxford where he held a choral scholarship at The Queen’s College. Following university Peter was awarded a place on the Monteverdi Choir Apprenticeship Scheme. Recent solo engagements with the choir include Mozart Requiem at the Salzburg Festpielhaus. Peter recently won the 2017 Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform final with his duo partner, Hamish Brown. In addition, he won the Northern Ireland Opera Festival of Voice final in August 2017. He is also ... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Hamish Brown

Hamish Brown


Hamish Brown is a pianist, accompanist, organist and arranger based in London, UK. As an award-winning and versatile musician, Hamish has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist in many venues including the Carole Nash Recital Room, the Wyvern Theatre, the Royal Over-Seas League, the V&A Museum, the Royal Festival Hall and Alexandra Palace, and events including the Leeds Lieder Festival and Deal Festival. In 2016, Hamish performed in the RCM Rising Stars series at the Cadogan Hall, at Wigmore Hall with baritone Huw Mo... Read Full Biography

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