Aksel Rykkvin (baritone), James Cheung (piano)

Hosted by the LSE Arts Lunchtime Concert Series

Shaw Library, 6th floor, Old Building

LSE’s youngest artist to date, Aksel is a Norwegian singer who rose to fame as a boy soprano singing baroque arias, and recorded two albums on Signum Records with orchestral accompaniment.

Referred to by Swedish Radio as "the world's premier boy soprano", Aksel's recordings on YouTube have received over 15 million views. Critics have noted his fine vocal tone and instinctive musicality. His career as a baritone is looking equally promising, having recently won prizes at the Kathleen Ferrier Young Singers Competition where his rendition of Schubert’s “Lied eines Schiffers an die Dioskuren” was chosen as the best individual performance of a song in the competition.

James Cheung has established himself as a much sought after song pianist and chamber musician appearing internationally with leading singers and instrumentalists including Christian Gerhaher, Ian Bostridge, Gerald Finley, Joan Rogers, Elizabeth Watts. He was recently presented the German Record Critics' Award for his playing on Christian Gerhaher's recording of the complete songs of Schumann, released by Sony. He is professor of Ensemble Piano and vocal coach at the Royal Academy of Music and teaches song interpretation at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Munich.

Performance to include:

‘Die schöne Müllerin’ (1823) - Schubert

You can find translations of the songs at Die schöne Müllerin

The next lunchtime concert is on Thursday 21 March and will be performed by Coco Tomita and Simon Callaghan.

Join the LSE Choir and Orchestra on Tuesday 26 March for the LSE Spring Concert in the beautiful surroundings of St Clement Danes Church.

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Just economics and politics? Think again. While LSE does not teach arts or music, there is a vibrant cultural side to the School - from weekly free music concerts in the Shaw Library, and an LSE orchestra and choir with their own professional conductors, various film, art and photographic student societies and regular public exhibitions. For more information please visit LSE Arts and Music.

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