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Debussy & Tchaikovsky: Ilona Domnich & Sholto Kynoch

13 October 2018, 22:00


Concert

Late Night


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New College Ante Chapel

Holywell St
Oxford OX1 3BN



In the summers of 1880-1882, the young Debussy was employed by Nadezhda von Meck, the patron of Tchaikovsky, to accompany her family as teacher and musical companion as they travelled to Russia, Switzerland, Italy and Austria. We hear songs from this formative period for Debussy, alongside romances by Tchaikovsky from the same years.


N.B. A 'Debussy Day Pass' is available to purchase for £65 which will enable you to attend all talks and concerts (excluding meals) at the festival on 13th October 2018. Please book your day pass here: https://www.oxfordlieder.co.uk/event/938


Artist Portrait

Ilona Domnich

Ilona Domnich

Soprano

Ilona Domnich is a lyric soprano (leggero), described by critics as a memorable voice of silken beauty with a luminous edge to the tone, a sensitive musician and an actress of magnetic presence. She was chosen by Opera Now 2014 as Top 10 high flyers, “new generation of sopranos who are destined to have impressive careers”. The Artist of the Month in Opera 2015 and was a Telegraph’s choice of best British-based talent December 2016. Originally a pianist, Ilona was plucked by a legendary singing teacher Vera Rosza at o... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

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

This event is part of a series:

The Grand Tour – A European Journey in Song

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 ...