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Franz Schubert: Katharina Ruckgaber & Sholto Kynoch

16 October 2017, 13:10

Lunchtime Recital


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Please note that Christina Gansch is unwell and has regretfully had to withdraw from this concert. We are very grateful to Katharina Ruckgaber for stepping in at short notice.

We are delighted to welcome the outstanding German soprano Katharina Ruckgaber to open our lunchtime series, in a wonderful all-Schubert programme. Katharina recently appeared in the Wigmore Hall Schubert song series with Sholto Kynoch, and at the Konzerthaus in Vienna with Graham Johnson. She has recently sung an acclaimed Papagena in Die Zauberflöte at the Theater an der Wien.

Artist Portrait

Katharina Ruckgaber

Katharina Ruckgaber


German soprano Katharina Ruckgaber is a graduate of Munich´s University of Art and Drama as well as the Frankfurt Opera Studio. Her time in Oper Frankfurt saw many appearances on the stage including Susanna in Mozart`s Le Nozze di Figaro, Frasquita in the Barrie Kosky`s highly praised production of Carmen, and the Waldvogel in Wagner`s Siegfried. She sang Fennimore in Kurt Weil`s Silver Lake at the Konzerthaus Berlin under Iván Fischer and Serpetta (Mozart La Finta Giardiniera) with the Bamberg Symphony under Ainars Rubiki... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Sholto Kynoch

Sholto Kynoch


Sholto 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

This event is part of a series:

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

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 - ...

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