Keval Shah

pianist

Oct
9
10:15 AM10:15

Music Talks Lecture and Recital - Paul Verlaine in Song

  • Christ Church Kensington, Victoria Road, London (map)
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As part of the Music Talks series ‘Music in Time and Place’, Keval Shah (piano) joins Jeremy Sams for a lecture-recital exploring the poetry of Paul Verlaine and his legacy in music, featuring some of the poet’s best-known song settings. Music by Faure, Debussy, Hahn, and Ravel.

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Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

Andrew Carnegie Centenary Recital with Michael Mofidian

  • St Andrew's and St George's West, Edinburgh (map)
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Michael Mofidian (bass-baritone) and Keval Shah (piano) celebrate the legacy of Andrew Carnegie in this, the last in a series of recitals in honour of the centenary of the great philanthropist’s death. Songs by Schubert, Brahms, Wolf, Ravel and Sibelius, alongside Vaughan Williams’s Songs of Travel.

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Jul
11
12:00 PM12:00

Buxton International Festival 2019 - Recital with Bethan Langford

Bethan Langford (mezzo-soprano) and Keval Shah (piano) make their debut at the Buxton International Festival with a programme celebrating the life and times of Georgiana Cavendish, as well as reflecting on her legacy as a writer and feminist icon. Music by her contemporaries Mozart and Haydn, including the latter’s Arianna a Naxos, rubs shoulders with American and British songs setting texts by major female poets including Emily Dickinson, Edna St Vincent Millay and Sara Teasdale. This recital also includes the UK premiere of songs from ‘Through the Guarded Gate’, a 2018 cycle by Juliana Hall, setting texts by Margaret Widdemer on the subject of women’s suffrage.

Online booking for this event, on the Buxton Festival website, opens at 10:00 on 1 April 2019.

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May
2
7:00 PM19:00

Burgh House Residency - A Hampstead Celebration

For the final concert in his artist residency series, Keval Shah (piano) is joined by Eliza Millett (cello) for a programme of sonatas by Bridge, Beethoven and Bax.

Tickets include a complimentary glass of prosecco, and are available at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/keval-shah-in-residence-a-hampstead-celebration-iii-tickets-57736121293

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Mar
9
7:00 PM19:00

Hugo Wolf - Italienisches Liederbuch

  • Trinity Hall, Trinity Lane, Cambridge (map)
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As part of an ongoing project to perform the complete songs of Hugo Wolf, Keval Shah (piano) presents Hugo Wolf’s complete Italienisches Liederbuch, and is joined by Lorena Paz Nieto (soprano), winner of the 2016 Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform and a member of the National Opera Studio, and Julien van Mellaerts (baritone), winner of the 2017 Kathleen Ferrier Awards and the Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition.

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Feb
28
6:30 PM18:30

Burgh House Residency - A Hampstead Celebration

Keval is artist-in-residence at Burgh House, Hampstead for the 2018-19 season, and will present three concerts over the course of the year, with a focus on the lives of Hampstead's famous musical residents. For the second concert of the series, Michael Pandya (piano) joins Keval for a recital of music for piano four-hands, including Schubert’s monumental Fantasie in F minor, D.940, a cornerstone of the repertory.


Tickets can be purchased directly through Burgh House.

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Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

Hugo Wolf - Italienisches Liederbuch

  • 22 Mansfield Street London, England, W1G 9NR United Kingdom (map)
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As part of an ongoing project to perform the complete songs of Hugo Wolf, Keval Shah (piano) presents Hugo Wolf’s complete Italienisches Liederbuch, and is joined by Lorena Paz Nieto (soprano), winner of the 2016 Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform and a member of the National Opera Studio, and Julien van Mellaerts (baritone), winner of the 2017 Kathleen Ferrier Awards and the Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition.

Tickets (£30, £20 concessions) are available from Bob and Elizabeth Boas (email: boas22m@btinternet.com) and include pre-recital drinks and a canapé reception after the concert.

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Dec
16
3:00 PM15:00

Amahl and the Night Visitors - St John's Smith Square Christmas Festival 2018

As part of the annual St John’s Smith Square Christmas Festival, Keval Shah (piano) joins Tony Kraus (conductor/piano) and a cast of rising stars, including Emma Stannard (mezzo-soprano), to perform the two-piano arrangement of Menotti’s Christmas opera Amahl and the Night Visitors with Bampton Classical Opera.

Tickets (£25) are available online, directly from St John’s Smith Square.

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Oct
12
1:30 PM13:30

Oxford Lieder Festival - Lord Byron's Grand Tour

  • TS Eliot Theatre, Merton College, Oxford (map)
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Emma Stannard (mezzo-soprano), Malachy Frame (baritone) and Keval Shah (piano) open this year's Oxford Lieder Festival with an exploration of Lord Byron's Grand Tour of Europe. Byron’s Tour did not follow the conventional route, beginning instead in Portugal and ending in Turkey. Today’s event is a musical travel diary, tracing Byron’s fascinating journey in poetry and music, introduced by Byron expert Sir Drummond Bone, with readings and settings of Byron’s own poetry as well as songs from the countries he visited.

 

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Oct
2
6:30 PM18:30

Burgh House Residency - Wolf, Rachmaninov and Walton

Keval is artist-in-residence at Burgh House, Hampstead for the 2018-19 season, and will present three concerts over the course of the year, with a focus on the lives of Hampstead's famous musical residents. For the opening concert of the series, Lorena Paz Nieto (soprano) joins Keval for a recital of songs by Hugo Wolf and Rachmaninov, as well as William Walton's settings of poems by Edith Sitwell, one of Hampstead's most important literary residents.


Tickets can be purchased directly through Burgh House.

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Sep
18
to Sep 23

11th International Art Song Competition Stuttgart

  • State University of Music and Performing Arts, Stuttgart (map)
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Olivia Warburton (mezzo-soprano) and Keval Shah (piano) have been selected as one of 35 duos to compete in this prestigious international song competition, organised by the International Hugo Wolf Akadamie. This year, the competition celebrates the music of Schubert, Wolf, Fauré and Hans Sommer.

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Jul
7
7:30 PM19:30

Wolf - Italienisches Liederbuch

Keval Shah (piano) returns to the Lewes Festival of Song for a performance of Hugo Wolf's complete Italienisches Liederbuch, part of an ongoing project to perform Wolf's complete Lieder. Keval will be joined by Lorena Paz Nieto (soprano), winner of the 2016 Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform and a member of the National Opera Studio, and Julien van Mellaerts (baritone), winner of the 2017 Kathleen Ferrier Awards and the Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition.

The performance will be followed by an opportunity to hear the artists 'in conversation' with broadcaster and lecturer Richard Wigmore, as they discuss their approach to Wolf, the Italienisches Liederbuch, and song performance in general.

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Jun
19
6:30 PM18:30

RAM Club Prize Final

Paul Grant (baritone) and Keval Shah (piano) perform songs by Schumann, Brahms and Britten in the final of the annual RAM Club Prize. 

Programme:

Schumann - Belsazar, op.57
Schumann - Abends am Strand, op.145/3
Brahms - Wie Melodien zieht es mir, op.105/1
Brahms - Auf dem Kirchhofe, op.105/4
Brahms - Juchhe, op.6/4
Brahms - Unbewegte laue Luft, op.57/8
Britten - O can ye sew cushions
Britten - The Bonny Early o'Moray

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Jun
17
7:30 PM19:30

Omnibus Theatre Recital - 'Women: Songs of Innocence and Experience'

Emma Stannard (mezzo-soprano) and Keval Shah (piano) give a recital at the Omnibus Theatre, to coincide with the theatre's celebration of William Shakespeare. The programme explores portrayals of women in song, including studies of Ophelia and Lady Macbeth by Brahms and Horowitz, as well as songs by Britten, Duparc, Schubert, Schumann, Tchaikovsky and Wolf.

Tickets can be booked online, or by calling the Omnibus Theatre Box Office on 020 7498 4699. 

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Jun
10
5:30 PM17:30

Pollok House Arts Society Recital

Michael Mofidian (bass-baritone) and Keval Shah (piano) give a recital for the Pollok House Arts Society with a programme of songs inspired by Middle Eastern poetry. Settings of Persian poetry rub shoulders with texts by German masters such as Rückert, inspired by the forms and structures of Arabic literature. 

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Jun
4
7:30 PM19:30

Royal Overseas League Annual Music Competition - Gold Medal Final

After winning the Voice section final of the ROSL Annual Music Competition, Michael Mofidian (bass-baritone) and Keval Shah (piano) now compete alongside the winners of the Wind&Brass, Strings, and Keyboard section finals in the ROSL Gold Medal final. The competition takes place in the newly-refurbished Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank Centre, London.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Queen Elizabeth Hall website. 

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Apr
14
11:00 AM11:00

Heidelberger Frühling Recital - A Morning with Eichendorff

  • Kongresshaus Stadthalle Heidelberg (map)
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As part of the Heidelberger Frühling 2018, Michael Mofidian (bass-baritone) and Keval Shah (piano) explore Lieder setting the poetry of Joseph von Eichendorff, one of Heidelberg's most important residents.

Jóhann Kristinsson, baritone
Bethan Langford, mezzo-soprano
Michael Mofidian, bass-baritone
Ammiel Bushakevitz, piano
Sholto Kynoch, piano
Keval Shah, piano

 

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