Songs Without Borders: Ema Nikolovska, Dylan Perez, Jóhann Kristinsson, Ammiel Bushakevitz
14 October 2018, 13:45
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.
Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)The Owl and the Pussycat
Gioachino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)Boltunya, 'Chatterbox' from Three Pieces for Children
Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)
Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791 - 1864)Komm “Du schönes Fischermädchen”
Mezzo-sopranoBorn in Macedonia, Ema Nikolovska grew up in Toronto where she studied voice with Helga Tucker and completed an undergraduate degree in violin at The Glenn Gould School with Paul Kantor and Barry Shiffman. She received her Masters at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama (with Professors Susan McCulloch and Rudolf Piernay) where she won the Guildhall Wigmore Prize, and is currently on the Opera Course. In 2019 Ema was selected as a BBC New Generation Artist, won the Ferrier Loveday Song Prize at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards and was sel... Read Full Biography
PianistAmerican pianist Dylan Perez is a highly sought after recitalist, chamber musician, and vocal repertoire coach. He was the Lord and Lady Lurgan Collaborative Piano Fellow at the Royal College of Music, London and graduated 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. Dylan has received the Gerald Moore Prize for Accompanists, the Paul Hamburger Prize for Ac... Read Full Biography
BaritoneJóhann 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
PianistBorn 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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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 ...