Sat 21 Sep, 5pm
The oldest custom-built concert hall in Europe, the Holywell Music Room opened its doors to the public for the first time in 1748. Designed by Thomas Camplin, Vice-Principal of St Edmund Hall.The room continued as a concert venue throughout the eighteenth century and until 1836 from which time it was used for a number of other purposes including auctions and exhibitions. By the 1870s it was being used for weekly rehearsals by the Oxford Philharmonic Society and its future as a musical venue was further secured after 1910 when the Oxford University Musical Union obtained the lease on the building. The Holywell was restored and refitted in 1959-60 and since that time has been the location for many hundreds of recitals and concert series featuring prestigious visiting musicians as well as many local groups and student performers.
Facilities: Toilets, Disabled access, No bar
Walking: 10 mins from town centre
From Banbury, by Car: approx. 45 mins. By Bus: S4 to Oxford City Centre. By Train: approx. 30 mins, Cross Country to Bournemouth, Oxford station then 20 min walk to Holywell Street
MOZART Sonata in C major K330
BEETHOVEN Sonata in F minor Op 57 Appassionata
CHOPIN Nocturne in D flat major Op 27 No 2 Grande Valse Brillante Op 18
Junko Kobayashi was born in Japan, and studied with Professors Takashi & Machiko Asahina. She came to London to study with Maria Curcio, who had been a pupil of Schnabel, and with the great pianist Louis Kentner. She has played solo recitals, and with orchestras, in four continents. She has recently given recitals at the invitation of the members of the Athenaeum Club, and, in June 2019, at the invitation of the Chopin Society. And while she has given recitals in previous years to coincide with an Oxford University Alumni Event, 2019 is the first year in which she been invited to make her recital both part of the Event itself while also being open to the public.
To Book a Wheelchair Space, please call 01865 305 305.