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Brahms and Zemlinsky: Piatti String Quartet, Johnston, Papadakis

23 October 2017, 17:30


Recital

Chamber Music Early Evening


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Headington School: The Hall

Headington Road, Oxford, OX3 7TD



Brahms's two string sextets are epic works of the chamber music repertoire. The second of them, Op.36 in G, is presented here with Zemlinsky's rarely-heard but beautiful song for soprano and string sextet, Maiblumen blühten überall. We are delighted to welcome the Piatti String Quartet to the Festival for the first time.


Artist Portrait

The Piatti String Quartet

The Piatti String Quartet

The Piatti Quartet are one of the most distinguished quartets of their generation. They have performed in all the major venues and festivals around the country as well as concerts throughout the world, with national broadcasts on BBC Radio, ABC (Australia), RTE (Ireland) and France Musique (France). The Piattis continue to expand the string quartet repertoire, and are known for their work with leading British composers. Current commissions include new works by Mark Anthony-Turnage, Darren Bloom (Cheltenham Festival), Emily Howard, Freya W... Read Full Biography
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Ann Beilby

Ann Beilby

Viola

Australian violist Ann Beilby made her solo Sydney Opera House debut at 18. Having started her musical life as a violinist, Ann has always been keen to champion the viola as a virtuosic instrument, having fallen in love with the rich depth of sound when she was very young, the unique role of the instrument in chamber music, and the particular character it lends to an ensemble. Ann was a founding member of the Cavaleri Quartet, with whom she made several commercial recordings and toured across the world, as well as the Jackson Beilby Duo with... Read Full Biography
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Guy Johnston

Guy Johnston

Cello

Guy Johnston is one of the most exciting British cellists of his generation. His early successes include winning the BBC Young Musician of the Year, the Shell London Symphony Orchestra Gerald MacDonald Award and a Classical Brit. He has performed with many leading international orchestras including the London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, English Chamber Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo, Moscow Philharmonic and St Petersburg Symphony. Guy’s mentors have included Steven Doane, Ral... Read Full Biography
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Raphaela Papadakis

Raphaela Papadakis

Soprano

Winner of the National Mozart Competition 2015, Raphaela Papadakis is a British soprano of Greek, Italian and Seychellois descent. Whilst still a student at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, she made her professional début at Garsington Opera, for which she was praised by the Financial Times as giving ‘the most attractive solo performance’ of the show. Since then, she has performed roles with Independent Opera and Bury Court Opera, and covered at the Royal Opera House and the Berlin Staatsoper. Recent and future r... Read Full Biography

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