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Song at Wolfson / Rowan Pierce: Schumann and Grieg

13 June 2019, 18:00


Concert

Early Evening


This event will be broadcast from Wolfson College


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Rowan Pierce gave a sensational performance at the 2016 Oxford Lieder Festival, alongside Malcolm Martineau, Dame Ann Murray and Sir Thomas Allen, and we’re delighted that she returns to close this season. She will sing Schumann’s great cycle Frauenliebe und –leben, ‘A woman’s life and love’, settings of the Franco-German poet and botanist Adelbert von Chamisso. She also includes Edvard Grieg’s six German songs. Grieg was a prolific song composer, primarily writing in Norwegian and Danish. These six songs represent his main foray into the German language, setting a range of poets including Heine, Goethe and Geibel, and they are a truly glorious collection of soaring melodies, exquisite piano parts and an emotional range from the devastatingly sad to the staggeringly elated.

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Watch Rowan singing Purcell with the Academy of Ancient Music:


Artist Portrait

Rowan Pierce

Rowan Pierce

Soprano

Yorkshire born soprano Rowan Pierce was awarded the President's Award by HRH Prince of Wales at the Royal College of Music in 2017. She won both the Song Prize and First Prize at the inaugural Grange Festival International Singing Competition in 2017, the first Schubert Society Singer Prize in 2014 and the Van Someren Godfery Prize at the RCM. She was a Britten Pears young artist, a Rising Star of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and a Harewood Artist at English National Opera. Rowan has appeared in concert throughou... Read Full Biography
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Sholto Kynoch

Sholto Kynoch

Pianist

Sholto Kynoch is a sought-after pianist who specialises in song and chamber music. He is the founder and Artistic Director of the Oxford Lieder Festival, which won a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award in 2015, cited for its ‘breadth, depth and audacity’ of programming. Recent recitals have taken him to Wigmore Hall, Heidelberger Frühling in Germany, the Zeist International Lied Festival in Holland, the LIFE Victoria festival and Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the Opéra de Lille, Kings Place in Lo... Read Full Biography

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