Mon 7 Aug, Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda's College
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...
Marios Papadopoulos 9.30am – 10.30am
Yefim Bronfman 10.45am – 12.45pm
Marios Papadopoulos is the Festival’s Artistic Director. Since his London début in 1974, his career as a pianist and conductor has been worldwide. His prolific output as a recording artist includes Beethoven Piano Sonatas, performances of Stravinsky’s Concerto for Piano and Wind with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, works by Mussorgsky – including Pictures at an Exhibition – piano works by César Franck, and the 24 Preludes and Fugues by Shostakovich. In 1998, he founded the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, of which he is Music Director. He holds a doctorate in Music from City University and is a Fellow by Special Election of Keble College, Oxford. He became an Honorary Fellow of the Worshipful Company of Musicians in 2010 and was awarded the City of Oxford’s Certificate of Honour in 2013. Papadopoulos was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s 2014 New Year’s Honours List for services to music in Oxford.
Internationally recognised as one of today’s most acclaimed pianists,Yefim Bronfman’s commanding technique, power and exceptional lyricism are consistently acknowledged by the press and audiences alike. Born in the Soviet Union, Bronfman immigrated to Israel in 1973, where he studied with pianist Arie Vardi at Tel Aviv University. Yefim Bronfman became an American citizen in July 1989. In the US he studied at The Juilliard School, Marlboro School of Music, and the Curtis Institute of Music. This season he will return to the orchestras of New York, Los Angeles and Chicago among others. In Europe he will tour in recital and with orchestras in cities including Berlin, Vienna, Amsterdam, and Leipzig. Among his most recent CD releases is the 2014 GRAMMY® nominated Magnus Lindberg’s Piano Concerto No. 2 commissioned for him and performed by the New York Philharmonic (Da Capo). Among his awards are the Avery Fisher Prize and the Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in piano performance.
Duration: 3 hours including coffee break.
Oxford Piano Festival
Event not suited for children under 5.
Wheelchair spaces are only bookable through the Oxford Philharmonic office on 01865 980 980.