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Sholto Kynoch

Sholto Kynoch piano

Sholto Kynoch is a sought-after pianist who specialises in song and chamber music. He is the founder and Artistic Director of the Oxford Lieder Festival, which won a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award in 2015, cited for its ‘breadth, depth and audacity’ of programming. Recitals have taken him to Wigmore Hall, Heidelberger Frühling in Germany, the Zeist International Lied Festival in Holland, the LIFE Victoria festival and Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the Opéra de Lille, Kings Place in London, Piano Salon Christophori in Berlin and many other leading venues nationally and internationally.

He has performed with singers including Benjamin Appl, Sophie Daneman, Robert Holl, James Gilchrist, Dietrich Henschel, Katarina Karnéus, Wolfgang Holzmair, Jonathan Lemalu, Stephan Loges, Christoph Prégardien, Joan Rodgers, Kate Royal and Birgid Steinberger, amongst many others. Sholto is also the pianist of the Phoenix Piano Trio, with violinist Jonathan Stone and cellist Christian Elliott, praised for a ‘musical narrative of tremendous, involving depth’. He has recorded the first complete edition of the songs of Hugo Wolf, live at the Oxford Lieder Festival. Other recordings include discs of Schubert and Schumann lieder, the complete songs of John Ireland and Havergal Brian with baritone Mark Stone, a recital disc with Anna Stéphany, and several CDs with the Phoenix Trio.