The Pale of Settlement: Alison Rose, Gareth Brynmor John, Florent Mourier
15 October 2018, 17:30
Presented in association with the National Opera Studio, with the generous support of the Nicholas John Trust.
Between 1791 and 1917 there existed in eastern Poland and western Russia a vast area known as the Pale of Settlement, created by Catherine the Great in an attempt to squeeze Jews out of her Empire. While financial poverty dominated, musical life was maintained and even blossomed. This concert, given by artists of the National Opera Studio, will shine a light on this little-known yet rich heritage of Yiddish art song.
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SopranoAlison Rose is the winner of the 2015 Maggie Teyte Prize and a 2017 Leonard Ingrams Award. She studied on the Opera course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and was a National Opera Studio Young Artist for the 15/16 season. Concert highlights include Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music at the BBC Last Night of the Proms 2016, Handel’s Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall, Iain Burnside’s musical play Shining Armour with Roderick Williams and Victoria Newlyn, Britten’s Les Illuminations at the Southwell Music F... Read Full Biography
BaritoneWinner of the Kathleen Ferrier Award, baritone Gareth Brynmor John studied Geography at St John’s College, Cambridge, and The Royal Academy of Music. In his final year, he won the Royal Academy of Music Patrons’ Award, was awarded the Silver Medal by the Worshipful Company of Musicians, and an Independent Opera Postgraduate Voice Fellowship. He is now studying at the National Opera Studio where he is supported by the Royal Opera House, Richard Carne Trust, and Chris Ball. For English Touring Opera, he sang Edoardo in Doni... Read Full Biography
PianistFrench pianist Florent Mourier is a recitalist, collaborative pianist and vocal coach. He graduated from the Artist Masters’ course in solo performance, vocal accompaniment and chamber music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and went on to be a 2017/18 Young Artist Répétiteur at the National Opera Studio. Florent is an active performer who regularly gives recitals in the UK, France and the Netherlands. He has played at the Wigmore Hall, the Barbican Hall, Milton Court, St John’s Smith’s Square in L... Read Full Biography
This event is part of a series:
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 ...