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Concerts take place at St Christopher’s Church, Wey Hill, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1DD
All concerts start at 7.30 pm

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Saturday 7th October

AKILONE STRING QUARTET

BORDEAUX QUARTET COMPETITION WINNER

Emiline Concé: violin
Elise de Bendelac: violin
Louise Desjardins: viola
Lucie Mercat: cello


PROGRAMME
W. A. Mozart: String Quartet no. 5, K158 in F major
A. Webern: Bagatelles Op. 5 and Op. 9
L. van Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 59 no. 3

Akilone String Quartet

Quatuor Akilone is an award-winning quartet who are first prize winners of the 8th International String Quartet Competition in Bordeaux and winners of the ProQuartet prize. Akilone has been acclaimed for its colourful, sincere and harmonious playing. Not only do they perform frequently in France at festivals such as the Orangerie de Sceaux, Les Vacances de Monsieur Haydn and the Festival des Arcs, they are also invited abroad, including the RNCM Chamber Music Festival in Manchester and with ECMA at Wigmore Hall, London. The Quartet also thrives through their associations with other musicians like Vladimir Mendelssohn, Jean-François Heisser and Jérome Pernoo. In 2017, Quartet Akilone performed at the Wigmore Hall, London, in January, and had the pleasure to play as part of an octet together with Quartet Talich in March. They are also touring in Japan, the United Kingdom, Italy and Germany.

Saturday 11th November

WALDEGRAVE ENSEMBLE with pianist LEO NICHOLSON

Sarah Ovenden: flute
Philip Haworth: oboe
Elliot Devivo: clarinet
Emily Murphy: bassoon
Charles Hutchinson: horn
Leo Nicholson: piano

A concert celebrating the work of 20th century French composers

PROGRAMME
Luciano Berio (1925–2003): Wind Quintet Opus Zoo
Maurice Ravel (1875–1937): Le Tombeau de Couperin
Jean Françaix (1912–1997): L'Heure du Berger
INTERVAL
Jean Françaix (1912–1997): Wind Quintet no.1
Francis Poulenc (1899–1963): Sextet for winds and piano

Waldegrave Ensemble

The Waldegrave Ensemble is a flexible ensemble with a wind quintet at its core. They perform a wide range of repertoire for wind quintet and collaborate with strings and piano players to perform larger mixed chamber works. Since forming in 2009 the Waldegrave Ensemble have set out to embrace new ways to engage their audiences during their performances; incorporating storytelling or theatre into performances or collaborating with dancers and using visual stimulus to enrich their listener’s experiences. The ensemble believe that the future of classical music is with the youth of today which makes them passionate about their outreach and education projects to help encourage younger generations to learn instruments and enjoy classical music through their Waldegrave Explore series. The Ensemble is enthusiastic about working alongside composers to create and perform new chamber works. Recent collaborations include performances of 'Calendar of intolerable inventions from around the world' by Hong Kong born composer Raymond Yiu and the 2016 world premiere of a new quintet by British composer Matthew Taylor.
Leo Nicholson studied piano at the Purcell School, the Junior Royal Northern College of Music and at Trinity Laban where he was a consistent prize-winner. He is a much sought-after accompanist and has returned to Trinity as a faculty member. He has performed with the flautist Rosanna Ter-Berg at the Wigmore Hall, and with the saxophonist Anthony Brown. Together they have played all over the country.

Saturday 9th December

BARTOSZ GLOWACKI: accordion

Programme featuring lyrical and contemporary music for accordion
as well as new commissions by promising British composers.


Bartosz Glowacki

Bartosz Glowacki is one of the leading lights of a new generation of accordionists. His artistic goal is to improve awareness of the accordion in classical music, as well as to develop a new repertoire for his instrument. He was born in Poland, where he has studied classical accordion with Professor Andrzej Smolik in the National Music School in Sanok. In 2015 he graduated from The Royal Academy of Music with the first class diploma and Regency Award for noticeable achievements where he continues his Master studies now. He has won numerous awards and competitions and performed in many prestigious concert halls as solo recitalist and with symphony orchestras. His plan for the year ahead is to release his debut CD “Out of the Depths” - contemporary music as well as new commissions by promising British composers.

Saturday 10th February

PIATTI STRING QUARTET

Michael Trainor: violin
Nathaniel Anderson-Frank: violin
Tetsuumi Nagata: viola
Jessie Ann Richardson: cello


PROGRAMME
F. Bridge: Three Idylls
C. Debussy: Quartet
L. van Beethoven: Quartet Op. 59 no. 2

Piatti String Quartet

The Piatti Quartet takes its name from the great 19th-century cellist Alfredo Piatti, who was a leading professor and exponent of quartet playing at the Royal Academy of Music. They are laureates of the St Martin in the Fields Competition and have received a Martin Musical Fund/Philharmonia Scholarship, multiple Hattori Foundation awards, and the St. Peter’s Prize. After graduation, the Quartet spent two years as Leverhulme Fellows at the Royal Academy of Music and have received both Tunnel Trust and Countess of Munster awards. They have won numerous prizes and have been supported by the Park Lane Group to give concerts and make their first recording . Other recordings have been released on the Linn Records and Champs Hill labels, including the Piatti’s lauded contribution to the complete string quartet works of Felix Mendelssohn (Champs Hill), which was BBC Music Magazine’s Critic’s Choice (September 2014). The Quartet is currently mentored by the Belcea Quartet through the Belcea Quartet Trust.

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Saturday 17th March
CELEBRITY CONCERT
MEMBERS OF THE
NASH ENSEMBLE


Ian Brown: piano
Adrian Brendel: cello
Benjamin Naborro: violin
Richard Hosford: clarinet

Members of the Nash Ensemble
PROGRAMME
C. Debussy: Cello Sonata
M. Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor
O. Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time

The Nash Ensemble, resident chamber ensemble at Wigmore Hall since 2010, is acclaimed for its adventurous programming and virtuoso performances. The main theme for the 2017/18 Wigmore Series is 'The French Connection', juxtaposing music from Stravinsky's French period with music by Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc and Milhaud. Their concert for HHH in March reflects that French connection. Messiaen’s exciting work ‘Quartet for the End of Time’ was written while a prisoner of war in Stalag III, and the unusual combination of players—piano, violin, cello, and clarinet—were the only musicians available to him at the camp. The work was premiered at the camp in January 1942—outdoors and in the rain.

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Thursday 28th March

TEATIME CONCERT
at ST. CHRISTOPHER'S CHURCH

THE ARCUS QUARTET

Lida Lymi: violin
Abel Puustinen: violin
Geeta Nazareth: viola
Ruth Hallows: cello

The Arcus Quartet
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 p.m.

PROGRAMME
J. F. Haydn: Quartet Op. 76 no. 4 in B flat major
F. Mendelssohn: Quartet no. 4 in E minor
I. Shostakovich: Quartet no. 7 in F sharp minor

The Arcus Quartet formed in 2016 whilst studying at the Royal College of Music, London. Since then the Quartet have participated in masterclasses with Pavel Fischer, the Carducci Quartet and the Castalian Quartet. In 2017 they were fortunate enough to take part in the National Young String Quartet Weekend 2017 where they worked with several of the leading quartet professors including Christoph Richter and Jan Talich. The Arcus Quartet made their Wigmore Hall debut in May 2017 with their performance of Schubert's Death and the Maiden.

TEA WILL BE SERVED AFTER THE CONCERT

More information and reservations will be available in Spring 2018
Contact Veronica Powell on 01428 683163

Email: vjpowell@hotmail.co.uk

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