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Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom
0113 222 3434 https://www.lcm.ac.uk

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December 2018

Royal Academy of Music Song Circle: A Schubertiade

12 December - 1:05 pm - 1:55 pm
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Programme to include songs, duets and favourite part-songs by Schubert.

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March 2019

Roderick Williams and Joseph Middleton

2nd March 2019 - 7:30 pm
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Renowned for the generosity of his musicianship and his ability to communicate with listeners, here he is joined by Leeds Lieder Director Joseph Middleton to explore the musical nuances and emotional intensity of Schubert’s great non-cycle, Schwanengesang.

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April 2019

FESTIVAL MASTERCLASS I: with Angelika Kirchschlager

25th April 2019 - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Last year we expanded our Young Artists programme with thrilling results. This year sees further expansion. Ten duos have been selected from competitive entry to take part in the festival as Leeds Lieder Young Artists. This afternoon they will work with festival Guest of Honour Angelika Kirchschlager. Hear her work with the young singers and pianists resident in Leeds over the weekend.

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OPENING CONCERT: Benjamin Appl and Graham Johnson

25th April 2019 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Described as ‘the current front-runner in the new generation of Lieder singers’ (Gramophone Magazine), Leeds Lieder favourite Benjamin Appl was a BBC New Generation Artist and an ECHO Rising Star artist for the 2015/16 season, appearing in recital at major European venues.

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FESTIVAL MASTERCLASS II: with Amanda Roocroft

26th April 2019 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Lancaster-born Amanda Roocroft has secured an international reputation as one of Britain’s most exciting singers performing regularly at Covent Garden, the Met, Glyndebourne, the Bayersiche Staatsoper, and at ENO where she was won the Lawrence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera.

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LUNCHTIME RECITAL: with William Thomas and Michael Pandya

26th April 2019 - 1:00 pm
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Continuing our recent tradition of showcasing a Kathleen Ferrier Award winner, it is with special pleasure that we provide a platform to winner of the First Prize 2018 British bass William Thomas. In addition to his triumph at the Ferrier Awards, at which his pianist Michael Pandya scooped the coveted Accompanist’s Prize, William went on to win the 2018 John Christie Award for his debut at Glyndebourne, placing his star firmly in the firmament.

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BRING AND SING! Rehearsal with Anna Lapwood

26th April 2019 - 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Calling all singers! Would you like to experience the thrill of being trained by one of the UK’s leading choral trainers? Now’s your chance! Anna Lapwood has appeared at Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and works regularly alongside Gareth Malone and the BBC. She is a prize-winning Fellow of the Royal College of Organists and today will lead rehearsals for a performance of Vivaldi’s joyful work, his Gloria.

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BRING AND SING! CONCERT

26th April 2019 - 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Following an afternoon of rehearsals under the inspirational leadership of Anna Lapwood, the newly formed Leeds Lieder Bring and Sing Chorus performs Vivaldi’s Gloria. Richard Gowers, formerly senior organ scholar at Kings College Cambridge accompanies.

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EVENING RECITAL: with Angelika Kirchschlager and Julius Drake

26th April 2019 - 7:30 pm
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom

We are thrilled to welcome as our Guest of Honour one of the most important artists currently appearing before the public. Acclaimed as one of the foremost interpreters of Richard Strauss and Mozart, Austrian mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager is heard on the world’s great stages and has the rare distinction of having given recitals on the main stages of La Scala Milan and the Vienna Staatsoper.

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COFFEE CONCERT: Leeds Lieder Young Artists

27th April 2019 - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom

The finest young duos, coached over the weekend by Angelika Kirchschlager, Amanda Roocroft, Malcolm Martineau and Ann Murray DBE, showcase the songs they have been exploring. An opportunity to enjoy the next generation of Lieder singers and pianists.

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LUNCHTIME RECITAL: with Fatma Said

27th April 2019 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom

This season, as well as her New Generation Artist commitments, Fatma will perform Die Schöpfung at Tonhalle Düsseldorf and in Budapest; Strauss Lieder with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Birmingham; and will give recitals in Perth, Leeds, Dresden, Bonn, Mallorca, and at Wigmore Hall.

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FESTIVAL MASTERCLASS III: with Malcolm Martineau

27th April 2019 - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Described in the New York Observer as ‘one of the world’s finest accompanists’, Malcolm Martineau will share the hallmarks of his playing, his ‘outstanding musical intelligence and virtuosity’ (The Telegraph) with a new generation of singers and pianists, specifically invited to be Leeds Lieder Young Artists.

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EVENING RECITAL: with Nicky Spence and Malcolm Martineau

27th April 2019 - 7:30 pm
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Two Leeds Lieder favourites join forces and bring their customary cheer to Yorkshire. Hailed by the Daily Telegraph as “a voice of real distinction,” Nicky Spence is fast emerging as “one of our brightest young tenors”. An artist of great integrity, Nicky Spence’s unique skills as a singing actor and the rare honesty in his musicianship are steadfastly earning him a place at the top of the profession.

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IN CONVERSATION: Angelika Kirchschlager with Andrew McGregor

28th April 2019 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Marked out early in her career as the logical successor to Christa Ludwig and Brigitte Fassbaender, Angelika Kirchschlager now enjoys a reputation as one of the finest artists currently before the public. Loved by audiences and colleagues alike for her generosity of spirit and probing intellect, this ‘in conversation’ with Andrew McGregor, well-known to BBC Radio 3 listeners as the presenter of Record Review, is guaranteed to be engaging, sincere and witty.

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STUDY EVENT: The Schumanns, Brahms and the Orient in German Romanticism with Dr Natasha Loges

28th April 2019 - 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Well known for her informative, amusing, probing and highly entertaining talks, we are thrilled to welcome to Leeds one of the country’s pre-eminent Lieder specialists. Dr Natasha Loges is Head of Postgraduate Programmes at the Royal College of Music and has co-edited Brahms in the Home and the Concert Hall: Between Private and Public Performance.

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AFTERNOON RECITAL: with Samuel Hasselhorn and Joseph Middleton

28th April 2019 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Hasselhorn and Middleton juxtapose two of our featured composers in this recital. Schumann’s great settings of dramatic Heine and heartbreaking Kerner poems bookend four folksongs by Brahms. German-born Hasselhorn stands at the forefront of today’s young Lieder singers. A prize-winner at the Queen Elisabeth Competition, Das Lied and Wigmore International Song Competitions.

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FESTIVAL MASTERCLASS IV: with Ann Murray DBE

28th April 2019 - 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom

The closing masterclass of the 2019 Festival sees our outstanding duos working with the great Irish mezzo-soprano Ann Murray DBE, to find clarity of expression and a deeper understanding of the songs they have prepared. We are also proud to offer the inaugural Leeds Lieder/Schubert Institute of Great Britain Song Prize to the duo with the most promise. The winning duo will also receive an invitation to appear in the Leeds University International Concert Series next season.

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EVENING RECITAL: with Miah Persson and Joseph Middleton

28th April 2019 - 7:30 pm
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Much-loved Swedish soprano Miah Persson, an artist in her prime, makes her Leeds Lieder début in a programme which explores femininity and motherhood in the first half, before turning to her Scandinavian roots in the second. She is joined by Leeds Lieder Director Joseph Middleton to close the 2019 Festival in what will certainly be a must-see event for Lieder enthusiasts.

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