24 JAN 2019 | THU | 7PM
This event is part of Schubert’s Song Cycles with Ian Bostridge & Saskia Giorgini
“Even as a child I was unnaturally obsessed with love and death, so in that sense I really was born to sing lieder” – Ian Bostridge
Unlike most singers on stage today, English tenor Ian Bostridge CBE only began singing professionally at the age of 27, after he had graduated with a D.Phil from Oxford and taught history at his alma mater. Yet, Bostridge’s early performances already included a widely acclaimed Winterreise recital at Purcell Room, amongst other productions at Wigmore Hall, Aldeburgh Festival, and more. Except that Bostridge did not stop there. He has since performed on the most prestigious stages around the world and his CDs have won all of the major prizes. Seamlessly connecting his musical career and scholarly background, Bostridge has also published two critically acclaimed books, A Singer’s Notebook (2011) and Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession (2014); the latter has been translated into more than ten languages.
Prior to his recitals in Hong Kong, Bostridge will talk to Prof. Daniel Chua, sharing his ‘obsession’ with Schubert’s Winterreise as well as his remarkably distinctive journey as a scholar-turned-vocalist.
Speaker: Ian Bostridge
Moderator: Prof. Daniel Chua, Chairperson, Department of Music, HKU
LG1/F, Run Run Shaw Tower
The University of Hong Kong
FREE via online registration
Music in Words with Ian Bostridge - Full Version
- For ages 8+
- Approximately 1.5 hours without intermission
- Guests are advised to arrive punctually.
- No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break in the programme.
- Programmes and artists are subject to change.