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Nico de Villiers and Lewisham Choral Society

8 July 2017 | 19:30 | Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9BZ Nico de Villiers (assistant director of music) performs with the Lewisham Choral Society in their Summer programme. Piano solos: Brahms: Rhapsody in g minor, op. 79 nr. 2 Dohnányi: Rhapsody in C major, op. 11 nr. 3

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Oxenfoord Summer School

Nico de Villiers shall be a staff pianist at the popular Oxenfoord International Summer School in Scotland. 22 July – 30 July 2015 For further details, visit the Oxenfoord International Summer School Webpage

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Seven Shakespeare Sonnets

24 March 2017 | 19:00 | 55 Princes Gate, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2PL As part of a commemoration of André Tchaikowsky’s life and work Nico de Villiers and Rosanna Cooper will perform Tchaikowsky’s formidable cycle, Seven Shakespeare Sonnets. Dr Anastasia Belina-Johnson, author of “A Musician Divided: Andre Tchaikowsky in his own words”, will present an introduction to Tchaikowsky’s life as a …

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Rebel of the Keys

7 February 2017 | 20:30 | London Jewish Cultural Centre, 341-351 Finchley Road, London, NW3 6ET. Nico de Villiers features as performer and interviewee in this fascinating documentary about the pianist and composer André Tchaikowsky. Directed by Mark Charles | 2016 | UK-Poland | 90mins + 30mins Q&A The life and times of pianist and composer André Tchaikowsky. André Tchaikowsky’s story …

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Nico de Villiers and Treitlerkvartetten

15 March 2017 | 19:30 | St. Mary’s Perivale, Perivale Lane, Perivale, Middlesex, UB6 8SS   Nico de Villiers joins the Swedish ensemble Treitlerkwartetten during their UK tour. The ensemble collaborated previously in Sweden and this is their first collaboration on British soil.   Programme:   Dutilleux: Ainsi la nuit Grieg: Quartet in G minor Op 27 (2nd movt) Ravel: Quartet …

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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 …