Clara's Piano: Bryony Williams, John Mark Ainsley & David Owen Norris

19 October 2016, 7:30pm 22 June 2024 - 12:39am

Regretfully, John Mark Ainsley has had to withdraw from this concert due to illness. The renowned tenor, Ben Johnson, will take his place and the programme will remain unchanged. 


Pianist, writer and broadcaster David Owen Norris plays on one of Clara Schumann's own pianos, recently arrived on long-term at the Birmingham Conservatoir. Exploring the sound world of the 1840s, his programme with Bryony Williams and John Mark Ainsley includes songs by Clara Schumann, as well as Robert's settings of Eichendorff, the Op. 39 Liederkreis. They also perform songs by William Sterndale Bennett, the English composer who was Schumann's friend and the founder of the UK's first Bach Society, whose 200th anniversary falls this year.

You may also enjoy our public masterclass this afternoon with world-renowned mezzo-soprano Sarah Walker, as she leads four talented young duos through Schumann's Eichendorff Liederkreis, Op.39 (2:30pm at Magdalen College).

David Owen Norris plays the 'Clara piano':


Festal supper will be available from 6:30pm every evening (except Thursday 20th). Enjoy a delicious hot main meal and side dish between the afternoon and evening recitals for just £11. Our food partners this year are the Vaults & Garden CaféThe Oxford University Club, and St Stephen’s House. Please book by midnight the day before by clicking here.

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