11 March 2018, 19:30
St Hilda's College,
- Raphaela Papadakis (Soprano)
- Bethan Langford (Mezzo-Soprano)
- Alessandro Fisher (Tenor)
- Martin Hässler (Baritone)
- Sholto Kynoch (Pianist)
Some of Schubert's great masterpieces are rarely heard, thanks only to the unusual forces required: often quartets of male or female voices. Tonight, a team of eight outstanding singers, including Raphaela Papadakis, Bethan Langford, Alessandro Fisher and Martin Hässler, join Oxford Lieder’s artistic director, Sholto Kynoch, for an evening of convivial music making that includes many of these works, as well as solo songs, in an informal, salon-style event akin to the gatherings of Schubert and his friends. Song, wine, partsongs and dances draw our Spring Weekend to an uplifting close.
Before this concert, Natasha Loges will give a talk on social music-making in Schubert's Vienna, setting the scene for tonight's programme. Click here for details.
SopranoWinner of the National Mozart Competition 2015, Raphaela Papadakis is a British soprano of Greek, Italian and Seychellois descent. Whilst still a student at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, she made her professional début at Garsington Opera, for which she was praised by the Financial Times as giving ‘the most attractive solo performance’ of the show. Since then, she has performed roles with Independent Opera and Bury Court Opera, and covered at the Royal Opera House and the Berlin Staatsoper. Recent and future r... Read Full Biography
Mezzo-SopranoBritish Mezzo Soprano Bethan Langford is a recent graduate of the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and is currently a Young Artist at the National Opera Studio. Whilst at the Guildhall, she was the recipient of the Susan Longfield prize for accomplished female singer, Paul Hamburger lieder prize and the Violette Szabo award for English Song. Bethan is a Samling Artist, a Les Azuriales Young Artist and an alumna of the Verbier Festival Academy. She made her Wigmore Hall recital debut in April 2015, as a Musicians'... Read Full Biography
TenorA graduate of London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Alessandro Fisher read Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge, where he was a Choral Scholar at Clare College, and was awarded Joint First Prize at the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Awards. He is an Associate Artist of Classical Opera. His operatic engagements have included Don Ottavio Don Giovanni for the Sinfonia d’Amici, First Armed Man / Priest Die Zauberflöte for Garsington Opera at West Green House, Bellecourt Vert Vert for Garsington Opera (for whom he also co... Read Full Biography
BaritoneMartin Hässler won second prize at Thomas Quasthoff's Das Lied, International Song Competition (2011), first prize at Bundeswettbewerb Gesang Berlin - junior (2010), and Best Singer's Award at the Gerald Moore Competition London (2010). He is an alumnus of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama's prestigious opera programme where he studied with Rudolf Piernay and Janice Chapman. As a recitalist Martin has sung at the Berlin Philharmonie, Deutsche Oper Berlin accompanied by Philip Moll, Schloss Herten (Klavierfestival Ru... Read Full Biography
PianistSholto 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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Under 35s only
This event is part of a series:
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...