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Korngold Quintet: Liebeck, Carroll, Forsberg

20 October 2017, 17:30


Recital

Chamber Music Early Evening


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Holywell Music Room

Holywell St
Oxford
OX1 3BN



The great Swedish pianist and Korngold enthusiast Bengt Forsberg returns with a team of world-class string players to perform Korngold’s Piano Quintet, Op.15, one of the most important works of his output. Star violinist Jack Liebeck, well known to Oxford audiences as the artistic director of Oxford May Music, also plays the wonderful Much Ado about Nothing suite for violin and piano, and the exceptional baritone Martin Hässler (who also appears in the Liebeslieder Walzer concert on 25 October) sings the haunting Lieder des Abschieds, which Korngold quotes in the Piano Quintet.


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Bengt Forsberg

Bengt Forsberg

Pianist

Bengt Forsberg studied at the Gothenburg School of Music and Musicology, where he first majored in organ, whereafter, in 1978, he received his diploma as piano soloist. Although he often appears as soloist with major symphony orchestras in Sweden and Scandinavia, much of his renown is focused on his work as a chamber musician, both in Sweden and abroad – as soloist as well as together with other prominent instrumentalists, such as cellists Mats Lidström and Andreas Brantelid and violinist Nils-Erik Sparf. His collaboration with... Read Full Biography
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Jack Liebeck

Jack Liebeck

Violinist

Possessing flawless technical mastery and a “beguiling silvery tone” (BBC Music Magazine), violinist JACK LIEBECK’s playing embraces the worlds of elegant chamber-chic Mozart through to the impassioned mastery required to frame Brett Dean The Lost Art of Letter Writing. Jack’s fascination with all things scientific has included performing the world premiere of Dario Marianelli Voyager Violin Concerto and collaborations with Professor Brian Cox; he programmes his own annual festival Oxford May Music around the themes o... Read Full Biography
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Alexandra Raikhlina

Alexandra Raikhlina

Violinist

Alexandra Raikhlina was born in Moscow in 1983 and moved to Belgium in 1990. At the age of 13 she was Laureate of the “Charles de Beriot” competition in Belgium before being awarded a place at the Yehudi Menuhin School, where she studied with Natalia Boyarsky. Later she received a full scholarship to do her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with David Takeno and Krzsisztof Smietana. Alexandra has performed extensively as a soloist and a chamber musician in Belgium, England, Swit... Read Full Biography
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Meghan Cassidy

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Thomas Carroll

Thomas Carroll

Cellist

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Martin Hässler

Martin Hässler

Baritone

Martin Hässler won second prize at Thomas Quasthoff's Das Lied, International Song Competition (2011), first prize at Bundeswettbewerb Gesang Berlin - junior (2010), and Best Singer's Award at the Gerald Moore Competition London (2010). He is an alumnus of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama's prestigious opera programme where he studied with Rudolf Piernay and Janice Chapman. As a recitalist Martin has sung at the Berlin Philharmonie, Deutsche Oper Berlin accompanied by Philip Moll, Schloss Herten (Klavierfestival Ru... Read Full Biography

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