Oxford Lieder Young Artist Auditions

19 March 2011, 11:00am - 8:00pm

Auditions for the new Oxford Lieder Young Artist performance programme will take place all day. This programme is replacing the Oxford Lieder Scholarship, and offers even more to young musicians of outstanding promise.

8 shortlisted duos (after CD applications) will perform 45-minute recitals, all open to the public. The best of these young artists will be selected for a series of sponsored recitals around the UK, offering invaluable professional experience to those on the verge of major careers. This scheme will also help to promote the genre of song across the country.

The auditions will be adjudicated by the world-renowed duo of Ian and Jennifer Partridge, and the Young Artists selcted will be announced at the end of the day.

Tickets cost £5 for one recital, £8 for any two, or £20 for a day pass. Available on the door.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

11am - Jennifer France (soprano) & Matthew Fletcher (piano)

12 noon - Ashley Riches (baritone) & Mark Austin (piano)

2pm - Sonia Grane (soprano) & Edwige Herchenroder (piano)

3pm - Andri Robertsson (bass-baritone) & Matthew Fletcher (piano)

4.30pm - Charlotte Beament (soprano) & Varvara Doletskaya (piano)

5.30pm - Samuel Pantcheff (baritone) & Elizabeth Challenger (piano)

8pm - Benjamin Appl (baritone) & Bernadette Bartos (piano)

9pm - Victor Sicard (baritone) & Anna Cardona (piano)

We are grateful to Jesus College & the Kohn Foundation, the Jean Meikle Music Trust and Trufflehunter for their generous support of this award.





11am - Jennifer France (soprano) & Matthew Fletcher (piano)

Herbert Howells:
Come sing and dance

Michael Head:
The ships of Arcady
Sweet chance that led my steps abroad
A piper

Hugo Wolf:
In dem schatten meine locken
Auch kleine dinge
Das verlassene magdlein
Ich hab in penna

Claude Debussy:
Clair de lune

Francis Poulenc:
Fêtes galantes - "Deux poemes de Louis D'Aragon"

Richard Strauss:
Hat gesagt - bleibt's nicht dabei
Fur Fünfzehn Pfennige
Freundliche vision


12pm - Ashley Riches (baritone) & Mark Austin (piano):

Francis Poulenc:
Chansons Gaillardes

Hugo Wolf:
Auf eine Wanderung
Der Feuerreiter
Peregrina II

Gerald Finzi:
Let us Garlands Bring

2pm - Sonia Grane (soprano) & Edwige Herchenroder (piano):

Charles Gounod:
Viens, les gazons sont verts

Gabriel Fauré:
La Rose
En sourdine
Notre Amour

Franz Liszt:
Oh! quand je dors
Enfant, si j'étais roi
Comment, disaient-ils
Freudvoll und leidvoll

Robert Schumann:
Singet nicht in Trauertonen
Meine Rose
Komment und Scheiden
Die Sennin


3pm - Andri Robertsson (bass-baritone) & Matthew Fletcher (piano):

Arni Thorsteinson:
Fögur sem forðum

George Butterworth:
Six songs from A Shropshire Lad

Robert Schumann:

Johannes Brahms:
Sapphische Ode
Auf dem Kirchhofe
Die Mainacht


4.30pm - Charlotte Beament (soprano) & Varvara Doletskaya (piano):

Robert Schumann:
Kennst du das Land
Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt
Heiß mich nicht reden
So lasst mich scheinen

Gabriel Fauré:
Chanson d'amour
Le secret
En prière

Richard Strauss:

Irish Folk-Song Medley


5.30pm - Samuel Pantcheff (baritone) & Elizabeth Challenger (piano):

Robert Schumann:

Maurice Ravel:
Don Quichotte à Dulcinée

Herbert Howells:
King David

Peter Warlock:
Captain Stratton’s Fancy


8pm - Benjamin Appl (baritone) & Bernadette Bartos (piano):

Franz Schubert:
Im Frühling
Der Wanderer

Emmanuel Chabrier:
L'île heureuse

Gabriel Fauré:

Samuel Barber:
3 songs, Op. 45

Hugo Wolf:
Lied eines Verliebten
Der Jäger
An die Geliebte


9pm - Victor Sicard (baritone) & Anna Cardona (piano):

Franz Schubert:
Auf der Bruck

Alma Mahler:
Bei dir ist es traut

Gustav Mahler:
Nicht wiedersehen
Scheiden und Meiden

Maurice Ravel:
Histoires naturelles

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