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10am Cushion Concert for Under 5s: Emma Stannard, Keval Shah, Aliye Cornish

21 October 2018, 10:00 - 11:00

This performance is for children under 5 years old.
Please see the morning's schedule below for details of the later performance for children over 5 years old.

Presented in association with the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Explore the human voice, the piano, singing, playing, words and music in a fun family morning as part of the well-established Cushion Concerts series at the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building.

Morning Schedule:
10am and 11am: under 5s
12pm: over 5s

Artist Portrait

Emma Stannard

Emma Stannard


Cumbrian mezzo-soprano Emma Stannard trained at the Royal Northern College of Music and on the Royal Academy Opera Course (RAO). Emma is now a student of Anthony Roden. For RAO Emma performed the roles of Ruggiero Alcina, Junon Orphée aux enfers, Hanna May Night and Poppea L’incoronazione di Poppea. She was presented a Regency Award for her successes with the company and has since performed the roles of Flora La traviata (Young Artist production) at Opera Holland Park and Minerva Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria and P... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Keval Shah

Keval Shah


Praised as ‘exceptional… deft and responsive’ (The Observer), Keval Shah has quickly established himself at the forefront of a new generation of collaborative pianists, channelling his artistry into work as a recitalist, broadcaster and pedagogue. He has been Lecturer of Lieder at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki since 2020, an appointment which made him the institution’s youngest professor. He now divides his time between running the song programme at the SibA and appearing in recital at venues and festivals across E... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Aliye Cornish

Aliye Cornish


Aliye Cornish is a viola player specialising in historical performance, whose busy schedule of performing and recording takes her across the globe. She has been a member of John Eliot Gardiner’s English Baroque Soloists since 2009 and highlights include their tour and recording of Bach’s St Matthew Passion in 2016, the Monteverdi Opera Trilogy tour last year across the US and Europe, and several appearances at the BBC Proms and Buckingham Palace. She also works regularly with John Butt and the Dunedin Consort, and Jonathan Cohen ... 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 ...

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