Robert Macfarlane with Nicholas Young
Friday 22 July 7.30pm
Winterreise was composed at the end of Schubert’s short life and in 24 songs to the texts of Wilhelm Müller, the composer’s despair and agony are laid bare. This remarkable cycle sung by tenor Robert Macfarlane will be interspersed with Schubert Impromptus.
Schubert Winterreise D.911
Schubert Impromptus D.899
Robert Macfarlane studied at the Elder Conservatorium in Adelaide and subsequently at the Hochschule für Musik, Leipzig ‘Felix Mendelssohn-Bartoldy’ with Prof. Dr. Jeanette Favaro-Reuter, as recipient of the prestigious Thomas Elder Overseas Scholarship. He undertook extensive study of the Baroque repertoire with tenor Howard Crook and has also studied and performed with world-renowned accompanist Malcolm Martineau. Robert Macfarlane was the winner of the Adelaide Critic’s Circle award for best individual performance in 2012 (Bach- St. John Passion), a finalist in the Lortzing Competition in Germany in 2013, and winner of the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Aria competition in 2009.