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Song at Wolfson: Martin Hässler sings Die schöne Müllerin

17 May 2018, 18:00 - 19:00


Concert


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Wolfson College

Linton Rd, Oxford OX2 6UD, UK



This is the second song recital in our new series presented in collaboration with Wolfson College. The auditorium at Wolfson is an ideal space for song performance: intimate, with excellent acoustics and a fine Steinway piano. The series will showcase outstanding singers who are in the early stages of highly successful careers: not yet household names perhaps, but international stars in the making.

Tonight's concert will be given by the young German baritone Martin Hässler, who will perform Franz Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin, a seminal work of the song repertoire. Martin was a prize winner at the prestigious 'Das Lied' competition, and is a committed recitalist alongside his burgeoning operatic career. He gave his debut at Garsington Opera in 2016 as Captain Eugene Onegin, and has worked extensively for Scottish Opera. He and Sholto Kynoch have recently performed Die schöne Müllerin in Heidelberg and Berlin.

Concerts begin at 6pm and last no more than one hour. Tickets cost £10. There is ample parking on site and in the streets nearby.


Artist Portrait

Martin Hässler

Martin Hässler

Baritone

Martin 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
Artist Portrait

Sholto Kynoch

Sholto Kynoch

Pianist

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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