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Song at Wolfson: Edward Grint sings Finzi and Schumann

22 November 2018, 18:00 - 19:00


Concert

Early Evening


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Wolfson College

Linton Rd, Oxford OX2 6UD, UK



Edward Grint is one of the most exciting bass-baritones of the new generation, an alumnus of King’s College, Cambridge, and the Benjamin Britten Opera School at the Royal College of Music. He performs two songs cycles where the meeting of poet and composer is truly symbiotic: Gerald Finzi’s settings of Thomas Hardy and one of Robert Schumann’s first forays into the poetry of Heinrich Heine. Both composers would set these poets more than any others, and today’s cycles represent pinnacles of the English and German song traditions. Earth and Air and Rain contains such great songs as To Lizbie Browne and The Clock of the Years, while Schumann’s Liederkreis (‘Song Circle’) creates a powerful and cohesive musical narrative around Heine’s bittersweet poems. Today is also the feast of St Cecilia, patron saint of music: an auspicious day and a superb recital to start our season of Song at Wolfson.


Artist Portrait

Edward Grint

Edward Grint

Bass-baritone

British Bass Baritone Edward Grint is a recent graduate of the International Opera School at The Royal College of Music (RCM) and a former choral scholar of King's College, Cambridge. Edward was awarded the top prize at the 24e Concours Lyrique in Clermont Ferrand in 2015, Second Prize at the 3rd International Singing Competition Pietro Antonio Cesti in Innsbruck and was a finalist in the 2014 London Handel Competition. He currently studies with Peter Savidge. Recent roles include Polyphemus Acis and Galatea (Opera Grand Avignon), Gel... Read Full Biography
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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