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Musical Cultures Conference: University of Hull

3-5 April | University of Hull, England   Nico de Villiers continues his research in the life and work of Richard Hageman (1881-1966)   TITLE: Do Not Go, My Love —The History of a Song: identifying the emergent performance practice in the songs of Richard Hageman (1881-1966)   ABSTRACT: The Oscar-winning composer Richard Hageman has been all but forgotten even though …

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The Art of the Countertenor

9 October 2016 | 18:00 | Chelsea Arts Club, 143 Old Church St, London SW3 6EB   Nico de Villiers accompanies British countertenor Benjamin Williamson in a recital exploring how the use of the solo countertenor voice developed from singing lute songs to performing operatic roles in the 20th and 21st centuries. The works are introduced with short contextual explanations featuring details of …

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Recital with Gary Griffiths

12 October 2016 | PRIVATE EVENT | Mosimann’s, 11B West Halkin Street, London, SW1X 8JL   Nico de Villiers accompanies Welsh National Opera soloist Gary Griffiths in a private event for WNO guests.   Programme:   Mein Sehnen, Mein Wähnen – Die Tote Stadt – Korngold My Little Welsh Home – WS Gwynne Williams Some Enchanted Evening (South Pacific) Rodgers …

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Mozart Piano Concerto No 21 in C, K467

12 November 2016 | 7:30 pm | Great Hall, Goldsmiths College, London. Schubert: Mass in E flat, D950 Schubert: Offertorium, D963 Mozart: Piano Concerto No 21 in C, K467   Piano: Nico de Villiers Conductor: Dan Ludford-Thomas Orchestra: Forest Philharmonic Lewisham Choral Society

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The Art of the Countertenor

21 September 2016 | 20:00 | Portokalia-Sinies, Corfu, Greece   Nico de Villiers accompanies British countertenor Benjamin Williamson in a recital hosted by the Corfu Arts Foundation.

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Rebel of the Keys: Documentary Screening

21 September 2016 | 18:00 | CHAPTER Market Road, Canton, Cardiff, CF5 1QE Wales Nico de Villiers features in Rebel of the Keys, playing works by André Tchaikowsky and Mozart. He is also interviewed to give a performer’s perspective on the interpretation and approach of André Tchaikowsky’s Piano Sonata. Rebel of the Keys Rebel of the Keys charts the life and times …

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Crowdfunding Campaign for South Africa Tour

Dear Friends   You will have noticed that Corinne Morris, Marie Vassiliou and I are due to travel to South Africa in September for a concert tour. Monsieur Claude-August — our esteemed cello colleague — also needs his own seat on the plane. He will not partake in any meals or drinks, but nonetheless will require his own ticket. Therefore …

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South African Tour: George

4 September 2016 | 15:30 | George Arts Theatre, George Programme: Gretchen am Spinnrade – F. Schubert Die Forelle – F Schubert Ganymed – F Schubert Arpeggione Sonata, D. 821 – F. Schubert Ständchen (Transcription) – F. Liszt/F. Schubert Coplas de Curro Dulce – Obradors Del cabello más sutil – Obradors Canto Negro – Montsalvatge Punto de Habanera – Monsalvatge La …