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Oxford Lieder at Fairlight Hall: Rowan Pierce sings Schumann and Grieg

09 June 2019, 11:00


Concert

Lunchtime


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Fairlight Hall

Martineau Lane
Fairlight
Nr Hastings
East Sussex
TN35 5DR



Rowan Pierce gave a sensational performance of English song last year 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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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, the Van Someren Godfery Prize at the RCM and the first Schubert Society Singer Prize in 2014. She has appeared on the concert platform throughout Europe and in South America and has performed with ensembles including the AAM, Gabrieli Consort, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBCSSO, CBSO, Florilegi... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

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