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Brahms & The Clarinet

17 October 2017, 17:30


Recital

Chamber Music Early Evening


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Holywell Music Room

Holywell St
Oxford
OX1 3BN



Brahms was inspired to come out of his self-imposed retirement by the playing of the clarinettist Richard Mühlfeld. Several works for clarinet followed, among them his glorious Clarinet Trio, Op.114 (1891), heard here alongside a movement of Zemlinsky’s Clarinet Trio and Schubert’s evergreen Shepherd on the Rock.


Programme


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Artist Portrait

Louise Kemény

Louise Kemény

Soprano

Louise Kemény recently graduated with distinction from the Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Current and recent engagements include Barbarina Le nozze di Figaro for Dutch National Opera; Teofane Ottone for English Touring Opera; Jano Jen?fa for Scottish Opera and Poppea Agrippina for Iford Arts. In the 2013/14 season she made her Glyndebourne Festival Opera debut as First Noble Orphan in Richard Jones’ new production of Der Rosenkavalier and Serpetta (cover) La Finta Giardiniera. Whilst in Scotland Kem&e... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Max Welford

Max Welford

Clarinet

Max Welford graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 2012. He has performed in the UK, Europe, the USA and Asia, and is a Park Lane Group Young Artist and a Concordia Foundation Artist. Recent solo performances include recitals at the Wigmore Hall, the Purcell Room, St. James’ Piccadilly, and the National Portrait Gallery; Benjamin Britten’s Clarinet Concerto (completed by Colin Matthews), Steve Reich’s “New York Counterpoint” for clarinet and tape at St. John’s Smith Square, and solo sets of Bach, ... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Brian O'Kane

Brian O'Kane

Cellist

Brian O’Kane is quickly establishing himself as one of the finest Irish musicians of his generation and is in increasing demand as both a soloist and chamber musician. He came to prominence by taking first prize at the Windsor Festival International String Competition and is also a former prizewinner of the Royal Overseas League Competition. a former winner of the Accenture Bursary Award and Camerata Ireland Young Musician Award. In 2008, Brian performed with Camerata Ireland in Dublin’s National Concert Hall under Barry Douglas ... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

William Vann

William Vann

Pianist

William Vann comes from Bedford and was a Chorister at King's College, Cambridge. He subsequently read law and took up a choral scholarship at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he was taught the piano by Peter Uppard, and studied piano accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music with Malcolm Martineau and Colin Stone. He has recently been made an Associate of the RAM. He has been awarded many prizes for piano accompaniment, including the Wigmore Song Competition Jean Meikle Prize for a Duo (with Johnny Herford), the Ge... Read Full Biography

Tickets

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Tickets
General Admission £12.00
General Admission
Under 35s Ticket
£5.00

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 - ...