Tue 1 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
Saleem Ashkar made his Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 22 and has since worked with many of the world’s leading orchestras including the Vienna Philharmonic, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, London Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Orchestra, and the Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester and Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester in Berlin.
He performs regularly with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim and Riccardo Muti, and has toured extensively with Riccardo Chailly and the Leipzig Gewandhaus in appearances including the Proms and Lucerne Festivals. Highlights of the current and future seasons include performances with Bamberg Symphoniker, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Spanish National Orchestra, and a three-week tour in Australia including a third re-invitation to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Ashkar is Ambassador to Music Fund (www.musicfund.eu), which supports musicians and music schools in conflict areas and developing countries.
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.