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Katharina Ruckgaber & Sholto Kynoch

10 March 2018, 20:00 - 22:00



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German soprano Katharina Ruckgaber is fast gaining an enviable reputation around Europe, with recent performances at the Vienna Konzerthaus, Theater an der Wien and Wigmore Hall. She amazed the Festival audience last year, stepping in at short notice to give a stunning all-Schubert programme. Tonight, she presents Schumann’s great song cycle Frauenliebe und –leben, as well as six wonderful songs by Clara Schumann. After the interval, we hear songs by Claude Debussy (in the centenary of his death) and Charles Gounod (born 200 years ago), as well as works by Cécile Chaminade and Francis Poulenc.

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Katharina Ruckgaber

Katharina Ruckgaber


German soprano Katharina Ruckgaber is a graduate of Munich´s University of Art and Drama as well as the Frankfurt Opera Studio. Her time in Oper Frankfurt saw many appearances on the stage including Susanna in Mozart`s Le Nozze di Figaro, Frasquita in the Barrie Kosky`s highly praised production of Carmen, and the Waldvogel in Wagner`s Siegfried. She sang Fennimore Silver Lake at the Konzerthaus Berlin under Iván Fischer and Serpetta in La Finta Giardiniera with the Bamberg Symphony under Ainars Rubikis. Recently, she made... 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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General Admission £25.00
General Admission
Under 35s only

This event is part of a series:

The Schumann Project

The Schumann Project: 14-29 October 2016 The fifteenth Oxford Lieder Festival will be the Schumann Project, a unique survey of Schumann's complete songs. The Schumann Project will explore Schumann's life and times, his friends and contemporaries, his influences and his legacies, and his literary and artistic interests. This two-week feast of song will feature Oxford Lieder's trad...