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Schubert Abroad: Schubert & Co.

23 October 2018, 19:30


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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

Schubert & Co. is an exciting new vocal ensemble, founded in 2018 by the pianist Sholto Kynoch and a company of renowned singers. A Schubert & Co. concert recreates the spirit of the original ‘Schubertiade’, with an intimate and informal atmosphere of music making that was so close to the heart of Schubert and many other composers. With eight singers gathered around the piano, we are able to include partsongs for male and female voices and other combinations of voices that are rarely programmed, despite being some of t... Read Full Biography
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Sholto Kynoch

Sholto Kynoch

Pianist

Sholto Kynoch is a sought-after pianist who specialises in song and chamber music. He is the founder and Artistic Director of the Oxford Lieder Festival, which won a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award in 2015, cited for its ‘breadth, depth and audacity’ of programming. Recent recitals have taken him to Wigmore Hall, Heidelberger Frühling in Germany, the Zeist International Lied Festival in Holland, the LIFE Victoria festival and Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the Opéra de Lille, Kings Place in Lo... 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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Jess Dandy

Jess Dandy

Contralto

Noted for her “velvety richness” (The Independent) & “commanding” tone (Seen and Heard International), Cumbrian contralto Jess Dandy is rapidly making a name for herself as one of the UK’s most promising young singers. Last season saw her debuts as alto soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at Carnegie Hall, New York; Palau de la música catalana, Barcelona, & Harris Theater, Chicago. All formed part of an international tour with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Orchestra révolutionnaire e... 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

A member of the BBC’s New Generation Artists Scheme and an Associate Artist of Classical Opera, Alessandro Fisher won First Prize at the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Awards. He read Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge, where he was a Choral Scholar at Clare College, furthering his studies at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He made his Salzburg Festival debut in 2018 as Lucano L’Incoronazione di Poppea and his operatic engagements have further included Delmiro / Alindo Hipermestra for Glyndebourne Festival O... 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

Since becoming a member of the Vienna State Opera ensemble in the 20/21 season Martin Häßler has appeared in roles including Dr. Falke in Otto Schenk’s iconic production of Fledermaus, 1st Nazarener (Salome), Moralès (Carmen), Wagner (Faust) and in Jossi Wieler’s new production of Henze’s Das verratene Meer. Role debuts in his forthcoming season at the Vienna State Opera include Masetto in Barrie Kosky’s new production of Don Giovanni, Steuermann in Calixto Bieito’s premiere of Tristan und I... 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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