2013 - 2014 SEASON
|Saturday 5th October
LEONORE PIANO TRIO
Benjamin Nabarro: violin
Gemma Rosefield: cello
Tim Horton: piano
Haydn: Piano Trio in C major Hob XV 27
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor Op 67
Dvořák: Piano Trio in F minor Op 65
Photo by Eric Richmond
The Leonore Piano Trio brings together three internationally acclaimed artists. Since forming the Trio they have given highly successful concert series in the UK, Germany, Italy and New Zealand. They gave the first performance of Holkam Beach, a piece written for and dedicated to the Trio by Simon Rowland–Jones, and have been asked by the eminent composer David Matthews to record his three Piano Trios. Recently the Leonore Trio have given concerts around Germany and the UK.
|Saturday 26th October
Ana Török: violin
Râsvan Dumitru: violin
Traian Boatâ: viola
Zsolt Török: cello
Beethoven: String Quartet in B flat major Op 18 No. 6
Janáček: String Quartet No. 2 ‘Intimate Letters’
Debussy: String Quartet in G minor Op 10
|Formed while its members were students at music academy in their native Romania, the Arcadia Quartet won success in numerous competitions, including first prize in the International Chamber Music Competition in Hamburg in 2009, and first prize in the International String Quartet Competition in London in 2012. This brought them important opportunities including a UK recital tour in Autumn 2013, a Coffee Concert at Wigmore Hall, and invitations to give recitals at music festivals in Germany and the UK.
"The Arcadia Quartet captivated the audience with a musicality that touches the heart. . . "
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|Saturday 23rd November
ELLIPSIS WIND QUINTET
Michael Hsin-en Liu: flute
Peter Facer: oboe
Charlotte Swift: clarinet
Hannes Arnold: french horn
Ashley Myall: bassoon
Their programme includes works by Rossini, Mozart, Nielsen, Françaix, Malcolm Arnold and James Lark.
The Ellipsis Quintet formed in 2009 while its members were students at the Royal Academy of Music. The Quintet won numerous competitions at the RAM and is already establishing itself as a dynamic new wind ensemble. Their repertoire consists of traditional compositions for wind quintet as well as less well–known contemporary works. The Ellipsis Quintet have had recent engagements at St Martin’s in the Fields, the Duke’s Hall at the RAM, Holy Trinity Church in Stratford–upon–Avon and the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.
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Saturday 15th February
Bartok: 3 Rondos on Folk Tunes, Sz 84
Pianist Alasdair Beatson is highly regarded as a distinctive and vibrant musician. Highlights of the last two years include appearances as soloist with the Britten Sinfonia, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, as well as solo recitals in Bath’s Mozartfest and Glasgow’s The Piano Festival, and a BBC Radio 3 Recital live from Wigmore Hall with Natalie Clein. Alasdair is often attracted to less familiar repertoire, and he is keen to collaborate directly with living composers, including Harrison Birtwistle, Heinz Holliger and others.
|Saturday 15th March
DORIC STRING QUARTET
Alex Redington: violin
Jonathan Stone: violin
Simon Tandree: viola
John Myerscough: cello
Haydn: String Quartet in C major Op 76 No. 3
Janáček: String Quartet No. 1 ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Schubert: String Quartet in G major D887
Photo by George Garnier
Described by Gramophone Magazine as ‘one of the finest young string quartets’, the Doric String Quartet has received glowing responses from audiences and critics across the globe. Since its formation in 1998 the Quartet has performed and collaborated with many distinguished artists including Ian Bostridge, Piers Lane, and the Florestan Trio. Recent highlights include the Quartet’s debut at the Vienna Konzerthaus, return tours to the USA, and visits to Denmark and Israel.
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|Thursday 20th March 2014
at ST. CHRISTOPHER'S CHURCH
This concert is designed particularly for elderly or disabled people who may prefer an afternoon event.
Priority will be given to them but all are welcome to apply for tickets.
The concert starts at 2.45 pm
Tickets will be available in Spring 2014
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