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Kathryn Stott

A true great of the British piano scene makes one last appearance at the Oxford Piano Festival before her well-deserved retirement from the concert stage.

Beethoven Emperor

Peter Tiboris leads the Orchestra in this celebration of two very different sides to Beethoven: his Emperor Piano Concerto and Pastoral Symphony.


Leipzig didn’t just draw the finest sacred music from Bach. When the composer took over the city’s secular music society Collegium Musicum, he produced a string of orchestral works in a flush of creativity. Among them were the composer’s violin concertos – concise, mature scores in which his characteristic focus…

Sir András Schiff in Recital

As a prelude to the 25th Anniversary of the Oxford Piano Festival we present the Festival’s President Sir András Schiff in recital in the Sheldonian Theatre. Having collaborated with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, Sir András Schiff now focuses primarily on solo recitals,…

Serenade for Strings

There can be no better evidence that Francis Poulenc was the ‘half monk, half rascal’ of reputation than the composer’s wickedly disciplined Organ Concerto, a knockabout game of chase and tag for orchestra and organ that one moment plays havoc with Bach and another finds deep spirituality. Former Christ Church…

Jeremy Denk

Each year from 1726 to 1732, Johann Sebastian Bach wrote a Partita for keyboard that elaborated on the series of baroque dance forms standardised by his colleague Johann Kuhnau. Bach’s works, however, were exceptional and only got more so – mining new emotional depth and technical flair from ostensibly simple…

Schubert Five

OPO Solo Horn Radek Baborák is both soloist and conductor in a concert culminating in the most perfectly formed work Schubert had created to date.


Steven Grahl of Christ Church conducts the Orchestra and his own choir in a performance of Messiah – a Christmas essential not to be missed.

FUNomusica Family Concert: The Fantastic Philharmonic Time Machine

Join Alasdair Malloy and the Oxford Phil as they take the Fantastic Philharmonic Time Machine to some fascinating periods in history.

Elgar Cello Concerto

John Wilson brings his conducting wizardry to bear on some of the British music closest to his heart, at the heart of which is of Elgar’s hard-hitting Cello Concerto.