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From Vienna to Moscow: Michael Mofidian & Keval Shah

22 October 2017, 17:30

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


Winner of the 2018 Royal Over-Seas League Singers’ Prize and the 2017 Pavarotti Prize, Michael Mofidian was born and raised in Glasgow, and educated at the University of Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Music. A student of Mark Wildman, Michael is a 2018-2020 Jette Parker Young Artist at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. A versatile singer and actor, Michael feels at home in a wide range of repertoire and styles. For the Royal Opera House his roles have and will include Narumov Queen of Spades, Alcade Forza del destino, Angelo... Read Full Biography
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Keval Shah

Keval Shah


Praised as ‘exceptional… deft and responsive’ (The Observer), Keval Shah has quickly established himself at the forefront of a new generation of collaborative pianists, channelling his artistry into work as a recitalist, broadcaster and pedagogue. He has been Lecturer of Lieder at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki since 2020, an appointment which made him the institution’s youngest professor. He now divides his time between running the song programme at the SibA and appearing in recital at venues and festivals across E... Read Full Biography

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