Spring Weekend of Song: study events

4 March 2016 - 10:00am

Two fascinating sutdy events open our weekend of song.

Composition Workshop with the Faculty of Music:

10am-1pm, Holywell Music Room, Free

Baritone Simon Wallfisch and pianist Sholto Kynoch perform and discuss new works by student composers, joined by members of the Faculty of Music. A workshop that is open to all. Scores will be provided for audience members.

Spring Weekend of Song: Susan Gritton & Eugene Asti

4 March 2016 - 8:00pm

Susan Gritton soprano
Eugene Asti piano

For the opening concert of the 2016 Spring Weekend of Song, we are delighted to welcome this star duo for a recital. Susan and Eugene will be with us for the whole weekend, adjudicating the Young Artist Platform auditions on Saturday and giving a public masterclass for the YAP applicants on Sunday.

Spring Weekend of Song: Young Artist Platform Auditions

5 March 2016 - 11:15am
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Celebrated artists Susan Gritton and Eugene Asti, who give the weekend's opening recital (Friday 4th), return to adjudicate this year's Young Artist Platform. Six exceptional duos have been shortlisted, by CD audition, and now each give a 45-minute recital. The top two duos are selected for the Young Artist Platform and subsequently give recitals at the Lieder Festival and in various clubs, societies and festivals around the UK, subsidised by Oxford Lieder.

Spring Weekend of Song: Kitty Whately & Sholto Kynoch

5 March 2016 - 8:00pm

Kitty Whately mezzo-soprano
Sholto Kynoch piano

Star mezzo-soprano Kitty Whately, a former BBC New Generation Artist and a regular on the world's great stages, returns to to Oxford Lieder. The programme will include songs by Franz Schubert as well as settings of Shakespeare: full details to be announced shortly.

Spring Weekend of Song: Masterclass given by Susan Gritton & Eugene Asti

6 March 2016 - 12:30pm

A masterclass given by Susan Gritton and Eugene Asti for the six talented duos who auditioned yesterday for the Young Artist Platform. All are warmly invited to attend this fascinating event.


Spring Weekend of Song: Josep-Ramon Olivé and Ben-San Lau

6 March 2016 - 8:00pm

Josep-Ramon Olivé baritone
Ben-San Lau piano

This recital is given by the winners of the 2015 Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform. These two exceptional musicians are already carving impressive careers and we are excited to present their first full recital for Oxford Lieder. The programme will include songs by Ravel and Schumann's ever-popular Dichterliebe.

2016 Oxford Lieder Festival: The Schumann Project

14 October 2016 - 12:00pm

The fifteenth Oxford Lieder Festival will be The Schumann Project, a unique survey of Schumann's complete songs. The Schumann Project will explore Schumann's life and times, his friends and contemporaries, his influences and his legacies, and his literary and artistic interests. This two-week feast of song will feature Oxford Lieder's trademark progamming of related chamber and choral works, study events, artistic partnerships and world-class musicians.