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Mahler: Reader, Thinker, Composer: Christina Sidak & Deirdre Brenner

22 October 2017, 13:45

As part of our study day, Mahler: Reader, Thinker, Composer, Christina Sidak, one of Austria’s most exciting young mezzos, and superb American pianist Deirdre Brenner perform songs by Gustav and Alma Mahler, and other repertoire that features in the day’s discussions, including songs by Schubert and Schumann.


Artist Portrait

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
Artist Portrait

Deirdre Brenner

Deirdre Brenner


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

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