Martin Peters Memorial Concert
01 May 2019, 20:00 - 21:00
- Jessica Dandy (Contralto)
- Daniel Norman (Tenor)
- Jonathan Stone (Violinist)
- Libby Burgess (Pianist)
- Sholto Kynoch (Pianist)
Martin Peters, who died five years ago this April, was a much-loved member of the Oxford Lieder team, who established and ran our projects in local schools for many years, as well as our residential Mastercourse. This is a celebratory memorial concert for Martin: an opportunity for the many people he knew and whose lives he touched - from the Oxford Bach Choir and the Cathedral Singers, to Benson School where he was headmaster until 2004, around Oxford and beyond - to come and enjoy music together and chat over a drink afterwards.
The concert will raise funds for Oxford Lieder's creative projects in local schools, something Martin was passionate about and was instrumental in creating. We are enormously grateful to tonight's artists, all of whom knew Martin personally and professionally, for waiving their fees in support of Oxford Lieder's work with young people.
Programme to include:
Franz Schubert: Rondo in A major for piano duet; 'An die Musik' and 'An Silvia'
Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonata in G major (1st mvt)
And songs by Vaughan Williams, Strauss, Britten and Mahler
The concert will last approximately one hour, without interval. Drinks will be served afterwards and are included in the ticket.
ContraltoJess Dandy studied at Trinity College, Cambridge and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she held a fellowship and graduated with distinction. She was the winner of the London Bach Society Singers Prize 2017 and Oxford Lieder Young Artist 2018. She currently studies with Gary Coward. A Britten-Pears Young Artist and Heidelberger Frühling Scholar, she has performed at 22 Mansfield Street, Holywell Music Room, Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, Pierre Boulez Saal and Heidelberg Stadthalle. Jess is also co-founder with mezzo-soprano, Joan... Read Full Biography
TenorDaniel Norman was a choral scholar at New College Oxford, where he read Engineering. He went on to study in the US and Canada and at the Royal Academy of Music. In his first year out of college he made his debuts at the Queen Elizabeth Hall with Trevor Pinnock, the Royal Festival Hall with David Atherton, Wigmore Hall with Graham Johnson, Almeida Opera and the Aldeburgh Festival with David Parry and at the Barbican with Richard Hickox. Concert performances have included Wozzeck with Daniel Harding and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Evange... Read Full Biography
ViolinistViolinist Jonathan Stone is an internationally acclaimed chamber musician, soloist, concertmaster and director. His love of music has taken him across the world to great concert halls such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna Musikverein, Frankfurt Alte Oper, Hamburg Laeiszhalle and, closer to home, regular performances at Wigmore Hall. He has collaborated with artists including John Adams, Nicolas Altstaedt, Jonathan Biss, Andreas Haefliger, Chen Halevi, Alina Ibragimova, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Richard Lester,... Read Full Biography
PianistLibby Burgess is a prize-winning pianist dedicated to the fields of song and chamber music, collaborating regularly with some of the finest singers and instrumentalists of her generation. Her diverse schedule ranges from song recitals in the UK’s major concert halls and festivals, to chamber music in obscure venues around the country or appearances on Radio 3. Libby is the founding Artistic Director of New Paths, a major festival of concerts and outreach events in Yorkshire, and is Co-Artistic Director with pianist Martin Roscoe of the... Read Full Biography
PianistSholto 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
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