Guildhall School presents The Songs of Johannes Brahms with Graham Johnson
Following on from his acclaimed series Brahms, his Friends, Rivals and Contemporaries at the Wigmore Hall, renowned accompanist Graham Johnson has devised a short series of song recitals centred around the songs of Johannes Brahms for the Guildhall School. Senior singers and pianists from the School perform with introductions by Graham Johnson.
Graham Johnson, Senior Professor of Accompaniment at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, studied in London where he went on to build up his reputation as a distinguished accompanist. During his career of over 30 years Graham has accompanied many high profile singers and has recently worked on a Brahms Lieder series with Dame Felicity Lott. He was named ‘Instrumentalist of the Year 1998’ by the Royal Philharmonic Society and elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in 2000. In 1994 Graham was made an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
24 November & 1 December 2009, 1.05pm
26 November & 2 December 2009, 7pm
Music Hall / Lecture Recital Room, Guildhall School