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Katarina Karnéus & Julius Drake

05 April 2019, 19:30 - 20:45


Concert

Evening


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Holywell Music Room

Holywell St
Oxford
OX1 3BN



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.

Unfortunately, due to illness the planned short showcase by two of Oxford Lieder’s former Young Artist Platform winners will not be starting this evening's event.

Tonight's concert will run without an interval.


Artist Portrait

Katarina Karnéus

Katarina Karnéus

Mezzo-soprano

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. She has worked with Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Mark Elder, Sir Roger Norrington, Antonio Pappano, Michael Tilson Thomas, Franz Welser-Möst and Ivor Bolton. Opera engagements include Metropolitan Opera New York, Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Her repertoire includes the great mezzo roles of Hand... Read Full Biography
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Julius Drake

Julius Drake

Pianist

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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Peter Harris

Peter Harris

Tenor

Originally from Northern Ireland, Peter Harris studied Music at the University of Oxford where he held a choral scholarship at The Queen’s College. Following university Peter was awarded a place on the Monteverdi Choir Apprenticeship Scheme. Recent solo engagements with the choir include Mozart Requiem at the Salzburg Festpielhaus. Peter recently won the 2017 Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform final with his duo partner, Hamish Brown. In addition, he won the Northern Ireland Opera Festival of Voice final in August 2017. He is also ... Read Full Biography
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Hamish Brown

Hamish Brown

Pianist

Hamish Brown is a pianist, accompanist, organist and arranger based in London, UK. As an award-winning and versatile musician, Hamish has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist in many venues including the Carole Nash Recital Room, the Wyvern Theatre, the Royal Over-Seas League, the V&A Museum, the Royal Festival Hall and Alexandra Palace, and events including the Leeds Lieder Festival and Deal Festival. In 2016, Hamish performed in the RCM Rising Stars series at the Cadogan Hall, at Wigmore Hall with baritone Huw Mo... Read Full Biography

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 ...