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Richard Hageman: Song and Film Score Composer

8 October 2018 | 18:00-19:00 | Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Silk Street, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8DT   Nico de Villiers (pianist, researcher and vocal coach, Guildhall School of Music & Drama) discusses the songs of composer Richard Hageman, and investigates the difference between ‘picturesque’ and ‘scenic’ writing, and how it influenced Hageman’s songs and scoring for film. This presentation will include live …

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Rossini – Petite Messe Sollenelle

20 October 2018 | 19:30 | St Anne’s Church, Limehouse, London, E14 7HA   Rossini – Petite Messe Sollenelle   Hackney Singers Dan Ludford-Thomas – conductor Nico de Villiers – Piano James Orford – Piano Andy Storey – Harmonium

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Pendine International Voice of the Future Competition

4 July 2018 | 19:30 | Main Stage, Llangollen International Festival, Llangollen, Wales   Official festival accompanist Nico de Villiers will accompany two of the theee finalists competing for the prestigious Pendine International Voice of the Future Competition.

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Richard Hageman Society Lecture – Leeuwarden, the Netherlands

28 June 2018 | 12:30-13:30 | Groeneweg 1, 8911 EH Leeuwarden, The Netherlands   This year Leeuwarden, the capital of Friesland, the Netherlands is the European Capital of Culture. Nico de Villiers, pianist and Richard Hageman scholar, and Asing Walthaus, journalist at the Leeuwarder Courant, will present a lecture on an orchestral overture ‘In A Nutshell’ by the Leeuwarden-born American Oscar-winner composer …

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Richard Hageman Society celebrating 2018 European Capital of Cultural

29 June 2018 | 20:00 | Wilhelminaplein LC-hoofdpodium, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands   Nico de Villiers founded the Richard Hageman Society to further research and the performance of works by Richard Hageman on an international platform. In this collaboration between the Richard Hageman Society and CityProms Festival, the North Netherlands Orchestra will perform the European premiere of Richard Hageman’s currently unpublished overture …

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Blankensee Summer Music Festival

14 April 2018 | 18:00-20:00 | Kirchenzentrum Waldfrieden, Am Waldfrieden 52, 14959 Trebbin OT Blankensee, Germany   Lewisham Choral Society & Johannischer Chor Berlin Nico de Villiers – Conductor, Piano Jens Lehmann – Conductor   After the joint concert in Lewisham in October 2016, the Lewisham Choral Society are delighted to be singing once again with Johannischer Chor Berlin as part …

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A Masterclass with William Bolcom

1 June 2018 | 15:00 | St John’s Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HA   Nico de Villiers presents singers and pianists from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to the celebrated American composer William Bolcom. This event is a part of the St. John’s Smith Square Americana ’18 festival in celebration of the Leonard Bernstein centenary.   Siân Dicker – Soprano …

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Treitler Quartet and Nico de Villiers

16 June 2018|19:30| St. Andrew’s Church, Aysgarth, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 3SR   Nico de Villiers joins the Swedish Treitler Quartet for a performance of the Dvorak Piano Quintet in A major, op. 81 at the Wensleydale Concert Series.   Programme: Joseph Haydn – String Quartet No 2 in C major Op. 20 Valborg Aulin – String Quartet No 1 in F major Op. …