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

22 October 2017, 13:45


Lunchtime Recital

Lunchtime


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Holywell Music Room

Holywell St
Oxford
OX1 3BN



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.


Programme


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

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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