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Liebeslieder Walzer

25 October 2017, 19:30


Concert

Evening


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Holywell Music Room

Holywell St
Oxford
OX1 3BN



A celebration of Viennese culture would not be complete without some element of dancing! Brahms enjoyed great success during his own lifetime, and his acclaimed two sets of Liebeslieder Walzer ('Love-song Waltzes') have been hugely popular ever since the first of them were heard in 1870. Also included in the programme are the ‘gypsy songs’ of both Brahms and his friend and mutual admirer, Antonín Dvořák. A team of four exceptional singers join Deirdre Brenner and Sholto Kynoch for a performance of these effervescent songs.


Programme


Artist Portrait

Elena Copons

Elena Copons

Soprano

Elena Copons began her vocal studies in Barcelona with Dolors Aldea and continued at the Konservatorium Wien with Helga Wagner and Sylvia Greenberg. She completed further studies in "Lied and Oratorio" with Birgit Steinberger and Carolyn Hague. In 2006 Elena won the "Best Singer" prize at the "Curs Internacional de Música Isaac Albéniz" in Spain. In 2007 she was awarded 2nd place at the "Internationaler Lied Wettbewerb Hugo Wolf" in Stuttgart. Elena has performed at the Gran Teatre ... Read Full Biography
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Christina Sidak

Christina Sidak

Mezzo Soprano

Christina Sidak was born Vienna, where she completed her studies in Singing at the University for Music and Performing Arts with distinction. Her teachers included Regina Köbler, KS Gabriele Fontana, Reto Nickler and Christoph U. Meier. Masterclasses with Brigitte Fassbaender, Christa Ludwig, Marjana Lipovsek and Helmut Deutsch further enriched her development as a singer. Christina Sidak was an award winner in the Heinrich Strecker Singing Competition and in 2013 she won the “Würdigungspreis”, an award of special ac... Read Full Biography
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Jan Petryka

Jan Petryka

Tenor

Born in Warsaw as son of a musical parents, Jan Petryka started studying cello at the Brucker Conservatory in Linz. During the subsequent years, he won numerous awards both as solo cellist and as chamber musician. Jan Petryka started studying singing with Prof. Gertrud Schulz in Linz and continued his studies as solosinger with Prof. Rotraud Hansmann as well as Lied and Oratorio with KS Marjana Lipovsek at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna where he finished his studies with distinction. In sacral music, h... Read Full Biography
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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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Deirdre Brenner

Deirdre Brenner

Pianist

Pianist Deirdre Brenner has performed throughout the USA, Europe and Asia. A musician with a passion for chamber music and art song, she has appeared in venues including the Wiener Musikverein, Wiener Kozerthaus, The Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), Teatro Real (Madrid), the National Concert Hall (Dublin), Stadthalle (Bayreuth), Philharmonie Essen, St. Martin-in-the-Fields (London) and the Hollywell Music Room (Oxford). Deirdre has performed at festivals including the Seoul Spring Festival of Chamber Music, Oxford Lieder Festival, Aix-en-... Read Full Biography
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Sholto Kynoch

Sholto Kynoch

Pianist

Sholto Kynoch is a sought-after pianist who specialises in chamber music and song accompaniment. In addition to a busy performance schedule and a fast-growing discography, he is the founder and director of the Oxford Lieder Festival, the UK’s most renowned song festival, which recently won a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award. In recent years he has appeared at London’s Wigmore Hall, the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the Berliner Konzerthaus, the Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore, the Opéra de Lille... Read Full Biography

This event is part of a series:

2014 Festival: The Schubert Project

The Schubert Project will be the biggest ever celebration of the life and music of Franz Schubert. At its core is the UK's first ever complete performance of Schubert's songs, alongside a host of other works. Bringing Schubert’s Vienna to Oxford in a dazzling feast of music, art, theatre, food & drink, this three-week festival is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to immerse you...