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Laura van der Heijden and Jâms Coleman – 10th SJE Arts International Piano Series

Sun 28 May 18:00 - 20:00

Laura van der Heijden, cello
Jâms Coleman, piano


Beethoven 12 Variations on ‘Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen
Lili Boulanger Reflets
Swanson Night Song
Britten Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo: Sonetto XXX
Britten Sonata in C For Cello and Piano Op. 65
Debussy Cello Sonata, L. 135
Fauré Claire de Lune
Beethoven 12 Variations on ‘Ein Mädchen Oder Weibchen’, Op. 66
Walker Cello Sonata


Laura van der Heijden and Jâms Coleman present a delightful programme based around songs and the imagery that they evoke. In the first part, Boulanger, Swanson and Britten set poems about the moon.  The moon and water, the shift from day to night and, in Sonneto XXX, a lover comparing himself, when alone, to the moon which is invisible ‘except that it is illumined by the sun.’ Sonatas of Debussy, Britten and Walker broaden the theme and each half of the programme includes a set of Beethoven variations on an aria from The Magic Flute.

Winner of BBC Young Musician at the age of just 15, Laura van der Heijden is a very special emerging talent, captivating audiences with the sensitivity of her sound and interpretations. She  performs as soloist with leading orchestras, is a passionate chamber musician and a member of the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective. In 2022, her album, ‘Pohádka – Tales from Prague to Budapest’ – with Jâms Coleman, piano, was released on the Chandos label.

Jâms Coleman performs as a concerto soloist, chamber musician and vocal accompanist. He has collaborated with instrumentalists including Hélène Clément, Timothy Ridout and Ben Goldscheider and with singers James Gilchrist, Nicholas Mulroy and Alish Tynan. Recent highlights include a BBC Radio 3 broadcast from St David’s Hall, Cardiff with Sir Bryn Terfel and recitals at the Oxford Lieder Festival with Elizabeth Watts, Felix Kemp, and Michael Mofidian.



Season Tickets available for the entire Series (8 concerts) at a 25% discount.

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Date and Time

Sun 28 May
18:00 - 20:00
£17-£30 (under 25s, students & carers £7-£20); season tickets £111-£210 (under 25s & students £51-£150)


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St John the Evangelist church, 109A Iffley Road
Oxford, OX4 1EH


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