An English Songbook: Dame Sarah Connolly & Eugene Asti
22 October 2018, 20:00
Little introduction is needed for one of today’s great singers, Sarah Connolly, joined by her longstanding duo partner Eugene Asti. They perform an array of wonderful English song, from Bridge to Britten and Holst to Howells.
Mezzo-sopranoBorn in County Durham, Sarah Connolly studied piano and singing at the Royal College of Music, of which she is now a Fellow. She was made a DBE in the 2017 Birthday Honours, having previously been made a CBE in the 2010 New Year’s Honours. In 2011 she was honoured by the Incorporated Society of Musicians and presented with the Distinguished Musician Award. She is the recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s 2012 Singer Award. Highlights in her 2017/18 season include her debut at the Wiener Staatsoper in a new production... Read Full Biography
PianistEugene Asti studied at the Mannes College of Music, New York and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, where he currently teaches. One of the foremost accompanists of his generation, Eugene has performed with artists including Dame Felicity Lott, Dame Sarah Connolly, Sir Willard White, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir Bryn Terfel, Angelika Kirchschlager and the late Dame Margaret Price in venues such as the Wigmore Hall and the Barbican, London; the Musikverein, Vienna; Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg; the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; the K... Read Full Biography
This event is part of a series:
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 ...