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Young Artist Programme 2022

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Young Artist Programme 2022


Oxford Lieder's new Young Artist Programme combines the best elements of our well-established Mastercourse and Young Artist Platform to offer an expanded range of high-quality opportunities for training and performance, and to enable more artists to benefit each year. Between six and eight exceptional duos will be selected by public audition at our Spring Song Weekend in March 2022.

Applications are now open close on February 1st, further details are available here.


Lead tutor for the 2022 Young Artist Programme is Mark Padmore. Born in London, Mark studied at King’s College, Cambridge, and has since established an international career in opera, concert and recital. His appearances in Bach Passions have gained particular notice, especially his renowned performances as Evangelist in the St Matthew and St John Passions with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Simon Rattle, staged by Peter Sellars. Read Mark's full artist biography here.

Photo: Mark Padmore (c) Marco Borggreve


Left: Sian Dicker and Krystal Tunnicliffe, winners of the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Programme 2020. Right: Sian and Krystal performing as Emerging Artists in the 2021 Oxford Lieder Festival alongside Ian Bostridge and Dame Imogen Cooper.


2021 Mastercourse students learning with guest tutor Julius Drake (left) and lead tutor Joan Rodgers (centre & right)


Left: Joël Terrin and Cole Knutson, winners of the Oxford Lieder YAP 2020. Right: Ema Nikolovska and Gary Beecher, winners of the Oxford Lieder YAP 2019.


Left: Lotte Betts-Dean and Joseph Havlat, winners of the Oxford Lieder YAP 2019. Centre: Lotte performing with the Stenhammar Quartet in the Oxford Lieder Festival 2021. Right: Oxford Lieder YAP 2013 winner, Alessandro Fisher performing in the Oxford Lieder Festival 2021 with 2017 winner, Keval Shah.


The Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform 2020 participants.