Visiting lecture of professor Natasha Loges

Professor Natasha Loges from Royal College of Music, London, visits Sibelius Academy from 22-24th November 2021 and gives two guest lectures and a concert.

The lecture “Whose Voice? Singing Robert Schumann’s Frauenliebe und -leben in the 21st Century“ will be held on 23 November and place is Musiikkitalo`s Auditorium.

The lecture is organized in collaboration with the Department of Vocal Music (Sibelius Academy) and Uniarts History Forum.

The event is free of charge and open for all interested. 

Professor of Musicology Natasha Loges will give another talk about Pauline Viardot’s life and work on 24 November, 6pm,  Musiikkitalo`s Camerata. The lecture will be followed immediately by a semi-staged concert of the Soiva Kieli song recital series at 7pm. In this concert, students of voice and piano will perform music by Viardot and read letters and correspondence from Viardot and her wide circle of friends. The concert is directed by Martina Roos and Keval Shah.

You can take part to the 24 November lecture and concert online:

Natasha Loges is Professor of Musicology at the Royal College of Music, London. Her books include Brahms and His Poets (2017), and the coedited collections Brahms in the Home and the Concert Hall (2014), Brahms in Context (2019), Musical Salon Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century (2019) and German Song Onstage (2020), and she has published various chapters and essays. Her work has been funded by the British Academy, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the American Musicological Society, and the Royal Philharmonic Society, among others. She is currently writing a concert history of 19th-century cyclical works. Natasha regularly broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, writes for BBC Music Magazine and gives talks and leads events for festivals and venues including the British Library, Southbank Centre, Wigmore Hall, the Oxford Lieder Festival and Leeds Lieder. She is a Vice-President elect of the Royal Musical Association, a member of the Equality and Diversity in Music Studies network, a trustee of SWAP’ra (lobbying for better working conditions for women and parents in opera) and on the Advisory Board of the Institute of Austrian and German Music Research. As a pianist, she has accompanied singers for many years.

More information: Anne Kauppala ( or Keval Shah (


23.11.2021 at 15:15 – 17:00



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