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Rachmaninov: Ilona Domnich & Sholto Kynoch

27 October 2017, 22:00


Recital

Late Night


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New College Ante Chapel

Holywell St
Oxford OX1 3BN



The wonderful Russian soprano Ilona Domnich gives a late-night, candle-lit performance of songs by Rachmaninov. Rachmaninov was a prolific song composer, setting texts by numerous authors, but he left Russia on the eve of the Revolution and never wrote another song.

This event is part of a day exploring Russian song in the centenary of the Russian Revolution. The schedule for the day is as follows:

11.30am - 12.15pm - Revolution In Russia: Russian Music in the Twilight of the Russian Empire (Rebecca Mitchell, speaker)

1.10pm - Russian Romances Lunchtime recital (Katherine Broderick & Sergey Rybin)

2.45pm - 3.30pm - Revolution In Russia: Russian Music in the Age of Revolution (Pauline Fairclough, speaker)

4pm - 4.45pm - Revolution In Russia: Russian Song in the Age of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov (Philip Ross Bullock, speaker)

5.30pm - 6.20pm - Rush-Hour Recital: 1917: The Last Flowering (Alexander Karpeyev)

7.30pm - 9.30pm - Evening Recital: Tchaikovsky (Andrei Bondarenko & Gary Matthewman)

10pm-11pm - Late-Night: Rachmaninov (Ilona Domnich & Sholto Kynoch)


Artist Portrait

Ilona Domnich

Ilona Domnich

Soprano

Ilona Domnich is a lyric soprano, described by critics as a memorable voice of silken beauty with a luminous edge to the tone, a sensitive musician and an actress of magnetic presence. She was chosen by Opera Now 2014 as one of their Top 10 high flyers, a ‘new generation of sopranos who are destined to have impressive careers’ and is The Artist of the Month in Opera Now magazine. Her recent CD Surrender: Voices of Persephone, of operatic arias and duets with the baritone Leo Nucci, is released world-wide by Signum Records. Ope... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

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

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