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Schubert Abroad: Schubert & Co.

23 October 2018, 19:30


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Holywell Music Room

Holywell St
Oxford
OX1 3BN



Schubert & Co. is an exciting ensemble of eight exceptional singers, with pianist Sholto Kynoch, which was launched at the Oxford Lieder Spring Weekend 2018. The ensemble recreates the convivial and intimate atmosphere of the salon setting for which much of Schubert's ensemble music was written.

Tonight they explore Schubert’s Italian songs, alongside Italian ensembles by Mozart and Rossini, both of whom had a huge influence on Schubert (and arguably vice versa in the case of Rossini in his later years). Also included are Schubert's settings of Shakespeare, Cibber and Pope, and the concert concludes with the complete settings from Walter Scott’s The Lady of the Lake, which include the famed Ave Maria as well as several ensembles.


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Schubert & Co.

Schubert & Co.

Vocal Ensemble

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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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Raphaela Papadakis

Raphaela Papadakis

Soprano

London born soprano Raphaela Papadakis, winner of the National Mozart Competition, made her professional début at Garsington Opera whilst still a student at the Guildhall School, for which she was praised by the Financial Times as giving "the most attractive solo performance" of the show. Since then, she has gone on to perform roles with Independent Opera and Bury Court Opera, and covered at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the Royal Opera House and the Berlin Staatsoper. Operatic highlights this year include appearing as Mozart... Read Full Biography
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Alice Privett

Alice Privett

Soprano

British soprano Alice Privett graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with the Concert Recital Diploma, and from the opera course at the Royal Academy of Music where she was a Sickle Foundation Scholar. Operatic experience includes Ginevra Ariodante (RAO), Carolina The Secret Marriage (British Youth Opera), Nerone L’Incoronazione di Poppea at the Aldeburgh Festival, Gretel (West Green Opera), Romilda Xerxes (Longborough Festival Opera), Giulietta I Capuletti e i Montecchi (Pop up Opera), Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro (K... Read Full Biography
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Jessica Dandy

Jessica Dandy

Contralto

Jess Dandy studied at Trinity College, Cambridge and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she held a fellowship and graduated with distinction. She was the winner of the London Bach Society Singers Prize 2017 and Oxford Lieder Young Artist 2018. She currently studies with Gary Coward. A Britten-Pears Young Artist and Heidelberger Frühling Scholar, she has performed at 22 Mansfield Street, Holywell Music Room, Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, Pierre Boulez Saal and Heidelberg Stadthalle. Jess is also co-founder with mezzo-soprano, Joan... Read Full Biography
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Bethan Langford

Bethan Langford

Mezzo-Soprano

British Mezzo Soprano Bethan Langford is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the National Opera Studio, and this season joins Scottish Opera as an Emerging Artist. 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, a Yeoman of the Musicians' Company and an alumna of the Verbier Festival Academy. She made her Wigmore Hall recita... Read Full Biography
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Alessandro Fisher

Alessandro Fisher

Tenor

Winner of First Prize at the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Awards and an Associate Artist of Classical Opera, Alessandro Fisher joins the BBC New Generation Artist Scheme in September 2018. A 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. His operatic engagements have included Don Ottavio Don Giovanni for the Sinfonia d’Amici, Christian The First Commandment for Classical Opera, First Armed Man / Priest Die Zau... Read Full Biography
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Joshua Owen Mills

Joshua Owen Mills

Tenor

Born in Neath, South Wales, Joshua Owen Mills is recognised as one of the country’s most promising young tenors. Having studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Joshua was a Jerwood Young Artist with Glyndebourne Opera, and between 2015 -17 was a member of the Opera Studio at the Bayersiche Staatsoper, Munich. With a particular passion and flare for Mozart repertoire, this season Joshua will make his debut in the role of Don Ottavio Don Giovanni at the Staattheater Klagenfurt. His appreciation of this repertoire is illu... Read Full Biography
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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.​ In 2016 he gave his debut at Garsington Opera as Captain in Eugene Onegin followed by Lliam Paterson's The 8th Door at Scottish Opera and ... Read Full Biography
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Gavan Ring

Gavan Ring

Baritone

Gavan Ring read Education and Music at St Patrick’s College, Dublin and after post-graduate studies at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, trained at the National Opera Studio in London. He was a Jerwood Young Artist at the 2012 Glyndebourne Festival Opera, second prize winner at the 2013 Wigmore Hall International Song competition and won the Southbank Sinfonia Award for Orchestral Song. At the 2014 Glyndebourne Festival, Gavan come to the attention of the press when he sang Nardo at the opening night of Mozart La Finta Giardiniera a... Read Full Biography

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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 ...