Wed 2 Aug, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College
The venue plays host to a wide range of concerts with a repertoire ranging from medieval music to avant garde jazz. The buildings versatility in terms of adjustable acoustic and seating configurations has enabled it to become the home for numerous local groups who have made it their first choice for regular performances. The building now also promote their own concert series, under the patronage of cellist Steven Isserlis, which provides both new and established artists from Britain and abroad.
Facilities: Toilets, Bar, Rehearsal rooms
Pay and display parking may be available in St Clements public car park, and there are a limited number of spaces sometimes available in Magdalen College School car park directly opposite the main entrance to St Hilda'ss. Disabled parking is available - please call to reserve a space.
St Hilda's College, Cowley Place,,
New student collaborations (St Anne’s, St Hilda’s and the Ruskin School of Art)
Fun family-friendly concerts
Performing the works of Haydn, Beethoven and Mendelssohn
The Festival’s participants take to the stage with fresh guidance from the world’s most esteemed pianists echoing in their ears. Be sure not to miss t...
Recital of Russian contemporary pieces plus works by Shostakovich PRE-CONCERT TALK at 6:45pm
Sorabji’s 4-hour masterpiece performed in 3 parts. PRE-CONCERT TALK at 2:30pm
Debussy Cello Sonata plus works by Honegger, Caplet and Ravel PRE-CONCERT TALK at 6:45pm
Described as one of the leading pianists of his generation, John Lill’s career spans over 55 years, during which time he has given over 4,000 concerts. Lill studied at the Royal College of Music and with Wilhelm Kempff and at 18 performed Rachmaninov’s third piano concerto under Sir Adrian Boult, immediately followed by his much- acclaimed London début at the Royal Festival Hall. In 1970 he won the Moscow International Tchaikovsky Competition. Since then he has given concerts in over fifty countries.
John Lill’s repertoire includes more than eighty concertos, and he is acclaimed as a leading interpreter of Beethoven, whose complete sonata cycle he has performed in the UK, USA and Japan. In Britain he regularly appears with all the major symphony orchestras. Lill has been awarded many Honorary Doctorates and Fellowships from British Universities, Colleges and Academies. He was awarded the OBE in 1977 and the CBE for his services to music in the 2005 New Year’s Honours’ List.
Duration: 3 hours 15mins
Oxford Piano Festival
Event not suited for children under 5.
Wheelchair spaces are only bookable through the Oxford Philharmonic office on 01865 980 980.