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From Vienna to Moscow: Michael Mofidian & Keval Shah

22 October 2017, 17:30


Early Evening

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Bass-baritone Michael Mofidian and Keval Shah gave an exceptional recital at the Spring Weekend of Song auditions for the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platforms. They were clear winners (joint with Peter Harris and Hamish Brown, who give their showcase recital on Satuday 14 October) and today give their Festival recital in a programme that takes us from Vienna to Moscow via Helsinki with songs by Brahms, Rachmaninov and Sibelius.

Watch a clip of Michael and Keval at their audition recital, performing Medtner's 'The Invocation':

Artist Portrait

Michael Mofidian

Michael Mofidian


Michael studies with Mark Wildman and Audrey Hyland at the Royal Academy of Music. A RAM/Kohn Foundation Bach scholar and a member of the RAM Song Circle, Michael is the grateful recipient of awards from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarships Trust, Kirsten and Dwight Poler, Help Musicians UK, and the ABRSM. Previously he read Music at Jesus College, Cambridge, graduating with first-class honours. Operatic roles include Colline (La bohème), Ferryman (Curlew River), Noye (Noyes Fludde), an... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Keval Shah

Keval Shah


Keval Shah performs extensively as a song accompanist and his recital schedule has taken him across the UK and Europe, including to the Aldeburgh, Edinburgh Fringe, Oxford Lieder and Leeds Lieder Festivals, and to the Danish National Centre of the Performing Arts. Recent competition successes include prizes at the Elena Gerhardt Lieder Prize and the Rex Stephens/Joan Chissell Schumann Lieder Prize, as well as winning the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform with regular duo partner Michael Mofidian. Future engagements include performances of ... Read Full Biography

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