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A Polish Songbook: Jan Petryka & Sholto Kynoch

15 October 2018, 13:05 - 14:00

Polish tenor Jan Petryka begins our lunchtime series, held in the round in the Sheldonian Theatre, with a captivating programme of songs by Chopin and Paderewski – who surely holds a unique place in history as composer, pianist and Prime Minister of Poland! – as well as Moniuszko, Szymanowski and others.

Artist Portrait

Jan Petryka

Jan Petryka


Born in Warsaw into a family of musicians, Jan Petryka first graduated as a cellist at Kunstuniversität Graz before completing his studies in ‘Lied und Oratorium‘ (with Marjana Lipovsek and Rotraud Hansmann) at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Jan has since worked with renowned ensembles and conductors such as Arnold Schoenberg Chor (Erwin Ortner), Les Musiciens du Louvre (Marc Minkowski), Radiosymphonieorchester Wien, Bach Consort Wien, Wiener Akademie, L’Orfeo Barockorchester, La Chapelle Rhe... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Sholto Kynoch

Sholto Kynoch


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. In July 2018, Sholto was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in the RAM Honours. Recent recitals have taken him to Wigmore Hall, Heidelberger Frühling in Germany, the Zeist International Lied Festival in Holland, the LIFE Victoria festi... Read Full Biography

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