"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." - Bob Marley

Nico de Villiers

South African pianist Nico de Villiers has performed as a concerto soloist and collaborative pianist at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre in London, the Terrace Theatre, Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Kammermusiksaal, Bonn, and the Mozarteum Grosser Saal, Salzburg. Established as the authority on the life and music of Richard Hageman, Nico combines performances of Hageman’s music with scholarly research. His doctoral research was focused on Hageman’s songs and he published several articles, discussing Hageman’s songs and opera. Nico co-authored the groundbreaking critical biography Richard Hageman: From Holland to Hollywood (Peter Lang, 2020) with Kathryn Kalinak and  Asing Walthaus.

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Voices, Songs by Richard Hageman
Siobhan Stagg