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From Vienna to Moscow: Michael Mofidian & Keval Shah

22 October 2017, 17:30


Recital

Early Evening


This event will be broadcast from Holywell Music Room


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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':


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Michael Mofidian

Michael Mofidian

Bass-baritone

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

Pianist

Praised by The Observer for his ‘exceptional… deft and responsive’ playing, the young British-Indian pianist Keval Shah performs extensively as a song accompanist and chamber musician, with a recital schedule taking him across the UK and Europe. He has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, and St John’s, Smith Square, as well as appearing at many of Europe’s leading music festivals, including the Aldeburgh, Leeds Lieder, and Oxford Lieder festivals, and at the Heidelberger Frühling.... Read Full Biography

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