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A Heine Liederkreis: Julien Van Mellaerts & Gamal Khamis

26 October 2018, 13:05

Presented in association with the Kathleen Ferrier Awards

Julien Van Mellaerts achieved the impressive feat in 2017 of winning both the Kathleen Ferrier Awards and the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition. Today, he and Gamal Khamis perform Schumann’s glorious settings of Heine, his Liederkreis Op.24. They also present two songs by Ross Griffey, setting Rupert Brooke, Shakespeare settings by Korngold and Charles Ives songs to German texts by Rückert and Heine.

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Julien Van Mellearts

Julien Van Mellearts


Winner of the 2017 Wigmore Hall / Kohn Foundation International Song Competition, 2017 Kathleen Ferrier Awards, awarded a 2016 Kiwi Music Scholarship, a 2016 Countess of Munster Award, Winner of the 2016 Brooks-van der Pump English Song Competition, the 2016 Joan Chissell Schumann Prize and Winner of the 2015 Maureen Lehane Vocal Arts Award, British / New Zealand baritone Julien Van Mellaerts studied at the University of Otago, before joining the International Opera School of the Royal College of Music. His studies have been supported by the... Read Full Biography
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Gamal Khamis

Gamal Khamis


After gaining a degree in Mathematics at Imperial College London, Gamal completed his formal musical education at the Royal College of Music. He was introduced to the piano at the age of four, and six years later performed at the Wigmore Hall. More recent venues have included the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room, Carnegie Hall Weill Music Room, Cadogan Hall, Sage Gateshead, and many others throughout Europe and North America. Gamal has won major prizes at the Norah Sande, ESO Young Soloist and Christopher Duke piano comp... Read Full Biography

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The Grand Tour – A European Journey in Song

The 17th Oxford Lieder Festival will celebrate a rich tapestry of music, words and performance in European song. Our Grand Tour of song will showcase the pinnacles of the repertoire while exploring wider cultural and geographical influences. International stars, prize-winning young artists and a wide range of concerts and other related events will take us on this beguiling journey. View the ...

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