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Katarina Karnéus & Julius Drake

05 April 2019, 19:30 - 21:30



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The wonderful Swedish mezzo Katarina Karnéus makes a welcome return to Oxford. She and leading pianist Julius Drake perform songs by Robert and Clara Schumann, including the ‘Mary Stuart’ lieder. They also include Berg’s richly romantic ‘Seven early songs’ and songs by Alma Mahler. Two of Oxford Lieder’s former Young Artist Platform winners, tenor Peter Harris and pianist Hamish Brown, give a short showcase performance at the start of the concert, ahead of tomorrow’s Young Artist Platform auditions.


Artist Portrait

Katarina Karnéus

Katarina Karnéus


Born in Stockholm, Katarina Karnéus studied at Trinity College of Music in London, and at the National Opera Studio. In 1995 she won the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. Since then she has appeared throughout the world in opera, concert and recital and worked with many leading conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Mark Elder, Sir Roger Norrington, Antonio Pappano, Michael Tilson-Thomas, Franz Welser-Möst, Donald Runnicles and Ivor Bolton. Opera engagements have included The Metropolit... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Julius Drake

Julius Drake


The “collaborative pianist nonpareil” (The New Yorker) Julius Drake lives in London and enjoys an international reputation as one of the finest instrumentalists in his field, collaborating with many of the world’s leading artists, both in recital and on disc. He appears regularly at all the major music centres and festivals: the Aldeburgh, Edinburgh, Munich, Schubertiade, and Salzburg Music Festivals; Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Centre New York; The Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and Philarmonie, Berlin; the Châtale... Read Full Biography


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General Admission £25.00
General Admission
Under 35s Ticket

This event is part of a series:

2019 Spring Weekend of Song

Renowned recitalists, emerging talent, auditions for the next generation of star artists, masterclasses and more make up the Oxford Lieder Spring Weekend; a mid-year fix for song lovers. For the evening recitals, we are delighted to welcome Katarina Karnéus and Julius Drake, former Oxford Lieder Young Artist Alessandro Fisher with Sholto Kynoch, and Christopher Maltman ...