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Songs Without Borders: Ema Nikolovska, Dylan Perez, Jóhann Kristinsson, Ammiel Bushakevitz

14 October 2018, 13:45


Lunchtime Recital

Lunchtime


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Holywell Music Room

Holywell St
Oxford
OX1 3BN



In an exciting new collaboration with Heidelberger Frühling, one of Germany’s leading festivals, we present Ema Nikolovska, an alumna of their Lied Academy, and two prize-winners of their prestigious ‘Das Lied’ competition, Jóhann Kristinsson and Ammiel Bushakewitz. They perform repertoire including Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Poulenc’s Polish Songs, and songs by Prokofiev, illustrating the themes of our study day.


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Ema Nikolovska

Ema Nikolovska

mezzo-soprano

Ema Nikolovska studied on the Artist Masters programme at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, 2016-2018, with Professors Rudolf Piernay and Susan McCulloch. From September 2018, Ema joins Guildhall’s Opera Course for two years, on full scholarship. Ema was born in Skopje, Macedonia and spent most of her life in Toronto, Canada where she studied voice privately with Helga Tucker for seven years, and also completed undergraduate studies in violin performance on full scholarship at The Glenn Gould School with Paul Kantor and Barry Sh... Read Full Biography
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Dylan Perez

Dylan Perez

Pianist

Pianist Dylan Perez is a highly sought after recitalist, chamber musician and coach specialising in vocal repertoire. He graduated in 2018 with Distinction with an Artist Diploma and in 2016 with Distinction with an Artist Masters from the Guildhall School where he studied with Eugene Asti, Andrew West, Iain Burnside, Julius Drake, and Pamela Lidiard. Prior to relocating to London, he studied at the University of Michigan with Louis Nagel and Martin Katz. Recently, he was awarded the Gerald Moore Prize for accompanists. He was also awarde... Read Full Biography
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Jóhann Kristinsson

Jóhann Kristinsson

Baritone

Jóhann Kristinsson started his vocal studies in Iceland with Bergþór Pálsson in 2009. He studied at Hochschule für Musik, „Hanns Eisler” Berlin from 2015-2017 with Scot Weir and received lessons from Thomas Quasthoff, Julia Varady and Wolfram Rieger. He also attended masterclasses with Thomas Hampson, Graham Johnson and Helmut Deutsch among others.​ He was a finalist in the Robert Schumann competition in Zwickau in 2016 and in March 2017 he received the Third Prize as well as the Audience Prize ... Read Full Biography
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Ammiel Bushakevitz

Ammiel Bushakevitz

Pianist

Born in Jerusalem, Israel and raised in South Africa, Ammiel Bushakevitz developed an early love of the art song. He now performs, teaches and lectures worldwide. A prize-winner at numerous competitions, Ammiel has been awarded the best song pianist prizes of the International Song Competition “Das Lied” Berlin, the Wigmore Hall Song Competition London, the International Schubert Competition in Stuttgart and the International Johannes Brahms Competition in Austria. Ammiel is also a laureate of numerous French mélodie co... Read Full Biography

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