Erika Baikoff, soprano
James Baillieu, piano
Lieder by Schubert, Korngold & Marx & romances by Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff
Opening concert
icon dayWednesday 16 August 20:30 h
sold out
Impacte. La Schubertíada té un gran historial presentant joves talents. En aquest sentit, els darrers anys han estat de molt bona collita, i podem anticipar que el debut d’Erika Baikoff serà un dels més impactants. D’aparença fràgil, aquesta soprano nord-americana d’origen rus sorprèn per un temperament artístic rotund, els seus recitals són d’una intensitat i apassionament poc freqüents. Una vetllada de lied diferent que mostrarà nous camins en el concert inaugural a Vilabertran.
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Franz Schubert
Atys, D. 585
Der Zwerg, D. 771
Eric Wolfgang Korngold
Sechs einfache Lieder, op. 9 (selection)
Joseph Marx
Selige Nacht
Pierrot Dandy
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
The Nymph, op. 56/1
Summer Night’s Dream, op. 56/2
Piotr Ílitx Tchaikovsky
To forget so soon
If only I had known, op. 47/1
Cradle song, op. 16/1
Serenade, op. 63/6
At the ball, op. 38/3
Why?, op. 6/5
Serguei Rachmaninoff
Six romances, op. 38
Erika Baikoff
Erika Baikoff

Russian American Soprano, Erika Baikoff, is a recent graduate of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. As a Lindemann Young Artist, she sang the roles of Xenia (Boris Godunov) and Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro). From 2018 to 2020, Erika was a member of the Opéra National de Lyon Studio. Equally passionate about chamber music, she made her debut with Schubertíada and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, both of which she will return to in future seasons. Erika is the first-prize winner of the 2019 Helmut Deutsch Liedwettbewerb and the 10th Concours International de chant-piano Nadia et Lili Boulanger. Erika is an alumni of the Atelier Lyrique at the Verbier Festival, where she sang Musetta (La Bohème), and the Académie Vocal Residency of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in French Studies from Princeton University and a Master of Music from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

James Baillieu
James Baillieu

Described by The Daily Telegraph as ‘in a class of his own’ James Baillieu is one of the leading song and chamber music pianists of his generation. He has given solo and chamber recitals throughout the world and collaborates with a wide range of singers, including Benjamin Appl, Jamie Barton, Ian Bostridge, Allan Clayton, Annette Dasch or Lise Davidsen. James Baillieu is a frequent guest at many of the world’s most distinguished music centers including Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Vancouver Playhouse, Berlin Konzerthaus, Vienna Musikverein, Barbican Centre, Wiener Konzerthaus, Bozar Brussels, Pierre Boulez Saal, Cologne Philharmonie, and the Laeiszhalle Hamburg. An innovative programmer, he has curated many song and chamber music festivals including series for the Brighton Festival, Wigmore Hall, BBC Radio 3 or Verbier Festival.