23-30 July 2005. The 7th Oxford Philomusica international piano festival is a week of master classes, lectures and concerts with such distinguished performers and teachers as: John Lill, Cristina Ortiz, Alexander Satz, Joanna MacGregor, Martin Roscoe, Christopher Elton, Cyprien Katsaris, Niel Immelman and Marios Papadopoulos. Festival participants are selected via application from advanced students of all ages and nationalities.
On the opening night of the festival, John Lill will be giving a piano recital in the venerable surroundings of the Keble College Chapel, in Park Road, performing works by Mozart, Schumann, Prokofiev, Brahms and Beethoven. The concert starts at 20.00 on 23 July and tickets cost 15.
All classes, lectures and concerts are open to the public as well as to students, and tickets to attend the individual events are available at prices ranging from 5 for the lectures to 35 for best seats at the symphony concert on Friday 29 July, the event which closes the festival. The Oxford Philomusica, with soloist Freddy Kempf and conductor Marios Papadopoulos, will perform works by Brahms and Grieg at the Sheldonian Theatre in Broad Street.