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The Composer Presents

26 October 2018, 15:45 - 16:30


Recital

Chamber Music Early Evening Free Events


Thumbnail of The Shulman Auditorium, The Queen's College

The Shulman Auditorium, The Queen's College

The Queen's College, Oxford



Ross Griffey introduces his settings of Walt Whitman, his Poem for solo cello, and a witty whirlwind of medical ailments: A Catalogue of Agonies, for voice and harpsichord


Artist Portrait

Ross Griffey

Ross Griffey

Composer

American composer Ross S. Griffey is the recipient of several national and regional awards, including an ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, first prize in the Voices of Change/ Dallas Symphony Orchestra Texas Young Composers Project, and winner of the New York Composers Circle Competition. Recent and notable performances of his work include the premiere of Essay, for orchestra, by the Juilliard Orchestra and Jeffrey Milarsky; a staged version of Three Whitman Songs, for mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble, by the Secret Opera; and a per... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Clare McCaldin

Clare McCaldin

Mezzo-soprano

Clare McCaldin is a lyric mezzo-soprano whose presence in performance marks her out as a communicator of outstanding quality on the dramatic stage and concert platform. She is a powerful creative influence, as an interpreter of existing repertoire or commissioning and premiering new music. She enjoys a busy concert schedule, working with pianists such as Libby Burgess, Iain Burnside, Andrew West and Paul Turner. Committed to chamber music collaboration of all kinds, Clare’s work in this area ranges from commissions with the Brodsky ... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Joel Siepmann

Joel Siepmann

Cellist

Joel Siepmann was born in Tübingen, Germany, where he started playing the cello at the age of 6. From 2011 until 2015 he studied at the Folkwang University of Arts in Essen with professor Christoph Richter and completed his Bachelor degree with distinction. In 2016 he started his Masters degree at the Royal Academy of Music with Guy Johnston as his teacher generously supported by the German Academic Exchange Service. He completed the degree in 2018 with distinction and was awarded the Queens award for Excellence for best all-round st... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

James Turnbull

James Turnbull

Oboist

Described by The Independent as “a worthy champion” of contemporary oboe music, James has dedicated much of his performing life to promoting and extending the oboe repertoire. James has performed frequently throughout the UK and Europe including a solo recitals at the Wigmore Hall and live on BBC Radio 3. James has released solo recordings for Toccata Classics, Champs Hill Records, Quartz Music and the ABRSM as well as featuring on a disc of Thea Musgrave’s works for Harmonia Mundi USA. Gramophone Magazine described his deb... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Libby Burgess

Libby Burgess

Pianist

Libby Burgess is a prize-winning pianist dedicated to the fields of song and chamber music, collaborating regularly with some of the finest singers and instrumentalists of her generation. Her diverse schedule ranges from song recitals in the UK’s major concert halls and festivals, to chamber music in obscure venues around the country or appearances on Radio 3. Libby is the founding Artistic Director of New Paths, a major festival of concerts and outreach events in Yorkshire, and is Co-Artistic Director with pianist Martin Roscoe of the... 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 ...