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April 2018

OPENING CONCERT: Carolyn Sampson, Julien Prégardien & Joseph Middleton

19th April 2018 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Venue, Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom
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£5 - £25
Poetry into Song

Carolyn Sampson soprano 
Julian Prégardien tenor 
Joseph Middleton piano

Multi Gramophone Award Winner Carolyn Sampson returns to Leeds Lieder to open the 2018 Festival. Programme to include Schumann’s Myrthen and duets.

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STUDY EVENT: with Roger Nichols

20th April 2018 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Recital Room, Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, LS2 7PD United Kingdom
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£5 - £10
Debussy among the Poets

Roger Nichols was decorated Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur in 2006 for his 40 years of service to French music. Following his revelatory study event ‘Songs by Ravel’ at Leeds Lieder in 2017, we are thrilled to welcome him back to give a fascinating insight into Debussy’s music in the composer’s centenary year. He will discuss songs to be performed by the Kathleen Ferrier Award winners in today’s Lunchtime Recital.

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LUNCHTIME CONCERT: Julien van Mellaerts & Gamal Khamis

20th April 2018 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Venue, Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom
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£5 - £15
there’s no tongue like a Parisian one'
Songs by Debussy and his contemporaries

Kathleen Ferrier Award Showcase

Julien van Mellaerts baritone 
Gamal Khamis
 piano

Ravel Histoires naturelles
Debussy Fêtes Galantes II
Duparc Serenade, Phydilé, La vie antérieure
Debussy Ballades de Villon

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FESTIVAL MASTERCLASS I: with John Mark Ainsley

20th April 2018 - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Venue, Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom
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£5 - £15
Ten young duos have been selected from competitive entry to take part in the festival as Leeds Lieder Young Artists.
This afternoon they will work with the great British tenor John Mark Ainsley, well-loved by audiences and colleagues alike for his towering intellect and the glorious timbre of his voice. Hear him work with the young singers and pianists resident in Leeds over the weekend.

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PRE–CONCERT TALK: with Roger Nichols

20th April 2018 - 6:45 pm - 7:15 pm
Rooftop Bar, Leeds College of Music
Leeds, Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom
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Free
In the second of his talks exploring the mélodies of Debussy, Roger Nichols will turn to the Ariettes oubliées.

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