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Maria Forsström & Sholto Kynoch

10 March 2018, 20:00 - 22:00



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Please note that Katharina Ruckgaber is unwell and has regretfully had to withdraw from this concert. We are very grateful to Maria Forsström for stepping in at short notice.

Swedish mezzo-soprano Maria Forsström is well-known to Oxford Lieder audiences, most recently appearing in the 2017 Festival, when she gave a stunning recital of songs by Sibelius and Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder. On Saturday, Maria Forsström and Sholto Kynoch will present a programme of Schubert, Wolf, and Mahler, followed by Grieg and various Swedish composers.

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Artist Portrait

Maria Forsström

Maria Forsström


Maria Forsström was born in Gothenburg on the west coast of Sweden. She is equally at ease at a Lieder recital and in the symphonic repertoire as on the opera stage, and is much appreciated for her Mahler interpretations and for the deep joy she finds in exploring different musical styles. Her repertoire spans from early Baroque to 20th-century composers, such as Luciano Berio and Benjamin Britten. Maria graduated first at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm as an organist, choir conductor and pianist. She then pursued Early Mus... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Sholto Kynoch

Sholto Kynoch


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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This event is part of a series:

2018 Spring Weekend of Song

The 2018 Spring Weekend of Song  is a mid-year mini Festival, full of great music and events and with much of the special atmosphere of the main Festival. Three world-class evening recitals are surrounded and complemented by the audition recitals for the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Programme, study events and masterclasses.

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