Sat 5 - Sun 6 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
Menahem Pressler, founding member of the Beaux Arts Trio, has established himself among the world’s most distinguished musicians with a career that spans over seven decades. Now, at ninety-three, he continues to captivate audiences as a performer and pedagogue, performing solo and chamber music recitals to great critical acclaim while maintaining a robust teaching career. Pressler has been hailed as ‘Master Pedagogue’ and has had prize-winning students in all of the major international piano competitions.
He has received multiple awards, including both Germany and France’s highest cultural honours, the Gold Medal of Merit from the National Society of Arts and Letters and the Yehudi Menuhin Prize for the Integration of Arts and Education. In 2016 he was made Life President of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra in acknowledgment of outstanding contribution to the Oxford Piano Festival. He also holds four honorary doctorates. Recent orchestral engagements include performances with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Orchestre de Paris and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, among others.
Oxford Piano Festival
Event not suited for children under 5.
Wheelchair spaces are only bookable through the Oxford Philharmonic office on 01865 980 980.