Art Song Festival presents CHRISTOPH PRÉGARDIEN and ROGER VIGNOLES in Recital
Art Song Festival was founded at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 1985 to promote and cultivate art song performance.
Art Song Festival's 2018 Festival Artists are soprano Ana María Martinez with pianist Craig Terry in recital on Tuesday, May 22, and tenor Christoph Prégardien with pianist Roger Vignoles on Thursday, May 24. Both recitals will take place at 8:00pm in CIM's beautiful Mixon Hall.
Mr. Prégardien and Mr. Vignoles's will perform Franz Schubert's epic song cycle, DIE SCHÖNE MÜLLERIN.
ABOUT CHRISTOPH PRÉGARDIEN
His lyric tenor voice had a youthful glow, yet he sang with plaintive beauty and piercing insight.The New York Times
Precise vocal control, clear diction, intelligent musicality and an ability to get to the heart of everything he sings ensures Christoph Prégardiens place among the worlds foremost lyric tenors.Especially revered as a Lieder singer, he can be heard this season at the Wigmore Hall London, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, in Madrid, Torino, New York, Washington, Chicago and Cleveland. He will also perform at renowned festivals such as the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg Hohenems, the Snape Proms Aldeburgh and the Schwetzingen Festival.
Following the success of his conducting debut with J. S. BachsSt. Johns Passionwith the ensemble Le Concert Lorrain (LCL) and the Nederlands Kamerkoor in 2012 and 2013, Christoph Prégardien again led LCL and the Balthasar-Neumann Choir in 2015 with theSt. Matthews Passion.In 2016 the LCL performed BachsChristmas Oratoriounder his baton in Metz and Santander. Since 1988 Christoph Prégardien has had a very close relationship with the Duisburg Philharmonic. In the 2010/11 season he was Artist in Residence, and in 2016 he celebrated his 60thbirthday with the ensemble with concerts and a Schubert cycle. In 2019, he will conduct the orchestra for the first time in works including Mozarts Requiem.
Christoph Prégardien appears regularly with renowned orchestras the world over, including the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Londons Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonic de Radio France, and the Boston and San Francisco Symphonies. His wide orchestral repertoire includes the great baroque, classical and romantic oratorios and passions, as well as works from the 17thand 20thcenturies. He has collaborated with conductors such as Barenboim, Chailly, Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Herreweghe, Luisi, Metzmacher, Nagano and Thielemann. In opera his roles have included Tamino (The Magic Flute), Almaviva (RossinisIl Barbiere di Siviglia), Fenton (VerdisFalstaff), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) and the title roles in MozartsLa Clemenza di TitoandIdomeneoas well as MonteverdisIl Ritorno dUlisse in Patria.
Much of Christoph Prégardiens repertoire has been recorded on the BMG, EMI, DG, Philips, Sony, Erato and Teldec labels. His discography numbers over 130 titles, many of which have been awarded international prizes and his celebrated recordings of German romantic Lieder have won theOrphée dOrof theAcadémie du Disque Lyrique, as well as thePrix Georg Solti, German Record Critics Prize, Edison Award, Cannes Classical Award and theDiapason dOr. Christoph Prégardien forged a long-term collaboration with the Dutch label Challenge Classics; they first released SchubertsDie schöne Müllerin (Michael Gees) and Schwanengesang(Andreas Staier) in 2008.Müllerinwas highly praised as Best of the Year inGramophoneand was honoured at MIDEM 2009 (Record and Vocal Recital of the Year).Further recordings include Hugo WolfsItalienisches Liederbuch(Julia Kleiter, Hilko Dumno),Between Life and Death(Michael Gees),Wanderer(ensembleKONTRASTE) and the Grammy-nominated new release ofWinterreisewith Michael Gees. In 2014 the albumFather and Sonwith his son Julian Prégardien (Michael Gees) received great acclaim, and the Schubert CDPoetisches Tagebuch(Julius Drake) was awarded the German Critics Award 2016.
Teaching remains a very important part of Christoph Prégardiens musical life. From 2000 to 2004 he taught at theHochschule für Musik und Theaterin Zurich. Since 2004 he has been a professor at the Academy of Music in Cologne.As part of Schotts Master Class series, he published an innovative multi-media DVD/book addressing vocal technique and musical interpretation.
ABOUT ROGER VIGNOLES
Roger Vignoles is internationally recognised as one of the worlds most distinguished piano accompanists and musicians of today. He regularly partners the finest singers in major venues around the world and is regarded as a leading authority on the song repertoire. Originally inspired to pursue a career as a piano accompanist by the playing of Gerald Moore, he read Music at Magdalene College, Cambridge, and later joined the Royal Opera House as a repetiteur. He then completed his training with the renowned Viennese-born teacher Paul Hamburger.
Over the course of his distinguished career he has collaborated with such leading singers as Elisabeth Söderström, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Sir Thomas Allen, Barbara Bonney, Kathleen Battle, Christine Brewer, Brigitte Fassbaender, Bernarda Fink, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Dame Felicity Lott, Mark Padmore, John Mark Ainsley, Roderick Williams, Joan Rodgers, Sarah Walker, Measha Brueggergosman and Kate Royal. He performs extensively at major venues across the world such as the Wigmore Hall, Philharmonie Cologne, Vienna Konzerthaus, Vienna Musikverein, the Royal Concertgebouw, Musee dOrsay, Carnegie Hall, the Frick Collection in New York, La Scala, Oper Frankfurt, Théatre des Champs-Élysées, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Bonn Beethovenfest, Baden-Baden Festival and Teatro del Zarzuela in Madrid.
Highlights of the 2016/17 season include recitals with Kate Royal, Johannes Kammler, Thomas Oliemans, Elizabeth Watts, Mark Padmore, Roderick Williams, John Mark Ainsley, Raphaela Papadakis, Dorothea Roschmann, and Alek Shrader. He will also give masterclasses at Aldeburgh Festival, Juilliard, deSingel Antwerp, and more.
Roger Vignoles is frequently invited to devise and direct programmes and festivals of song. He has created several series at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, including Young Brahms, Landscape into Song (a celebration of Schubert) and Scenes from Schumann. He presents the annual Ciclo de Lied Galega in Santiago de Compostela. In the 2009/10 season he presented a Strauss song series at the Wigmore Hall.
Roger Vignoles is also an outstanding teacher and has given masterclasses in London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Valencia, Copenhagen, Stockholm, New York, Boston, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Montreal and Toronto. He is a regular visitor to the University of Indiana, Bloomington, the Britten-Pears Young Artists Programme at Snape and the Stimmen Festival Freistadt in Upper Austria. Roger is Prince Consort Professor ofAccompaniment at the Royal College of Music in London, Vice President of the Jackdaws Music Education Trust, and has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of Magdalene College, Cambridge honoris causa.
His extensive discography ranges from German Lieder and French Melodies to Spanish Canciones and Cabaret Songs. Vignoles has received much acclaim for his ongoing recording series of Strauss The Complete Songs for Hyperion, with current volumes featuring Christine Brewer, Anne Schwanewilms, Andrew Kennedy, Christopher Maltman, Alastair Miles, Kiera Duffy and Elizabeth Watts. Other recent recordings and forthcoming releases include Schubert Der Wanderer and CarlLoewe Songs & Ballads with Florian Boesch and Tomáek songs with Renata Pokupié, all for Hyperion; Wolf Italienisches Liederbuch with Joan Rodgers and Roderick Williams for Champs Hill; Strauss and Wolf with Angelika Kirchschlager on Wigmore Hall Live; Schumann and Brahms with Bernarda Fink, and Britten Before Life and After with Mark Padmore, both on Harmonia Mundi (the latter received the prestigious Diapason dOr and Prix Caecilia awards in 2009).
Last season Vignoles led Brittens Church Parables for Mahogany Opera in performances in St Petersburg and the UK. Other recent highlights include recitals with Elna Garana, Clara Mouriz, Matthew Polenzani, Christine Rice, Angelika Kirchschlager, Miah Persson, Anne Schwanewilms, James Gilchrist, Elizabeth Watts, Christoph Prégardien, Christine Brewer, Marita Sølberg and Antoine Tamestit; Poulenc Les Mamelles de Tiresias in Aldeburgh, Aix-en-Provence and Brussels at La Monnaie; concert appearances with the Nash Ensemble and BBC Singers; and various masterclasses both in the UK and abroad.
Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music (View)
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Cleveland, OH 44106
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