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Format: 2015-03-29
Format: 2015-03-29
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    1 April 2015 - 7:30pm
    Erato Piano Trio - Song and Dance
    Erato Piano Trio, José Menor, Julia Morneweg, Yuri Kalnits
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    "Performance of great power and authority..." Stratford Herald
    "...superb concert played with sensitivity, commitment and musicianship by this impressive team". Yorkshire Post
    "considerable technical demands left them altogether unfazed" MusicWeb International

    Ticketholders are invited to enjoy the club's bar half an hour before the performance and to join the performers in there after the recital.

    Keyboard Trio in G , 'Zigeuner' (Gypsy Rondo)
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Piano Trio No 2 in C
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Piano Trio No 4 in E minor, 'Dumky'
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
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    30 March 2015 - 1:10pm
    Free lunchtime concert: William Dutton (violin) and Mariko Brown (piano)
    Mariko Brown, William Dutton
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    William Dutton was born in 1995 in Leeds. He asked to play the violin aged 3 and began taking lessons when he was 4. In 2004 his talent was recognised by the Kazakh virtuoso Marat Bisengaliev; he subsequently studied with Marat and his wife Vassilia and then with Raimonda Koço in Leeds. William was a member of the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain between 2003 and 2008 and was awarded a Leverhulme Trust Scholarship in 2006.

    In 2008 William gained a place at the Yehudi Menuhin School where he currently studies with Lutsia Ibragimova. As a pupil of the Yehudi Menuhin School, William regularly performs in the school solo and chamber music recitals, most notably last year leading a performance of Schubert’s C major Quintet. He led the viola section of the Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra last summer in the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, Switzerland, playing on Lord Menuhin’s Testore viola. In November 2013 William led the 1st violins of the YMS orchestra as they toured Holland, giving concerts in the Hague and in Amsterdam where they accompanied the finalists of the Youri Egorov International Piano Competition.

    Whilst studying at the Yehudi Menuhin School, William has worked alongside artists such as Heinrich Schiff, Jeremy Menuhin, Alina Ibragimova, Valeriy Sokolov, Charlie Siem and Paul Watkins, playing in venues which include The Menuhin Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, The Barbican, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall and The Mansion House.

    Successes as a soloist have included first place in the Concerto Class and the Annie Forth and Thomas Trophy Classes at the Harrogate Competitive Festival. William was a soloist in Bach’s Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins with the York Minster Musical Society in York Minster in 2012. In April 2013, and then when he was invited back in March 2014, William was a guest soloist at the European String Teachers’ Association conference. In February 2014 William performed at the Interlakner Musikfestwochen in Bern where Maestro Vladimir Ashkenazy presented the Yehudi Menuhin School with an award.

    In April 2014 William was the winner of the Strings Final of the BBC young musician of the year 2014. He is currently studying at the Haute École de Musique in Lausanne under the tuition of Svetlana Makarova and Pavel Vernikov.

    William has also had international success as a singer. Winning the BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year in 2006 enabled him to perform with world class soloists, orchestras, conductors and celebrities including José Carreras, Alfie Boe, Aled Jones and Ken Dodd. He made his BBC proms début in July 2007 as a soloist in Fauré’s Requiem with the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales conducted by Thierry Fischer, and his Welsh Proms début in July 2008 as the Youth in Mendelssohn’s Elijah alongside Bryn Terfel. In May 2009 he gave a recital of vocal and violin music at the famous Akademisches Gymnasium in Vienna. Film credits include ‘First Boy’ in a production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute’ directed by Kenneth Branagh. In 2007 William was signed by Universal Classics and Jazz as a member of ‘The Choirboys’.

    Sonata for violin and harpsichord No 4 in C minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Partita for solo violin No 3 in E
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    3 April 2015 - 6:00pm
    The Tiffinians
    The Tiffinians
    National Portrait Gallery London WC2H 0HE
    United Kingdom

    Join us again at the National Portrait Gallery for their special 'after hours' experience. As you explore the galleries, take time to pause in Room 21 and hear a selection of contemporary and classic numbers given a fresh a cappella treatment. The Tiffinians may be young, but they are slick and sophisticated, and not to be missed!

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    3 April 2015 - 7:00pm
    St Peter's Singers Music for Good Friday Haydn's Stabat Mater/Maria Theresa Mass
    Christopher Trenholme, David Houlder, Kristina James, Lucy Appleyard, National Festival Orchestra, Quentin Brown, Sally Robinson, Simon Lindley, St Peter's Singers of Leeds
    Leeds Minster Leeds LS2 7DJ
    United Kingdom
    Stabat Mater
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Mass No 16, 'Maria Theresa'
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
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    7 April 2015 - 7:30pm
    NYOS Symphony Orchestra - Spring Concert - Scottish Connections
    James Willshire, John McLeod, National Youth Orchestra of Scotland Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas Collon
    City Halls, Grand Hall Glasgow G1 1NQ
    United Kingdom

    NYOS Symphony Orchestra (The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland) is the flagship orchestra of NYOS and the pinnacle of the classical education pathway. This year, the orchestra will perform in a variety of high profile venues in both Scotland and in China as part of a prestigious 3-date summer tour.

    Following the spring residential course, NYOS Symphony Orchestra will continue the Scottish Connections theme, performing Strauss’ masterful tone-poem Macbeth in two of Scotland’s most renowned concert halls, the City Halls, Glasgow and the Caird Hall, Dundee.

    During the spring course the Orchestra will also explore Rachmaninov’s Symphony No 2, a masterpiece widely considered to be the epitome of the Romantic symphony. For the spring programme the Orchestra will be put through its paces by masterful and inspiring maestro, Nicholos Collon. The Orchestra will also be joined by Scottish composer John McLeod who will conduct the world premiere of his revised Piano Concerto featuring pianist James Willshire.

    Come and hear the best of Scotland’s young musical talent as they embark on what promises to be the orchestra’s most exciting journey so far!

    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    Piano Concerto
    John McLeod (1934-)
    Symphony No 2 in E minor
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
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    1 April 2015 - 7:15pm
    The Cardinall's Musick
    The Cardinall's Musick
    Howard Assembly Room Leeds LS1 6NU
    United Kingdom

    A jewel in the crown of Early Music consorts, The Cardinall’s Musick is one of the most expressive and entertaining ensembles in the world. This imaginative vocal group recreates the sounds of the past in a way that makes them live in the present. Under Andrew Carwood’s direction The Cardinall’s Musick has won the Gramophone Award for Early Music no fewer than four times.

    ‘Clear tones; perfect intonation; an ideal balance between individual colour and an ensemble blend’ The Times

    This special Easter concert is dominated by Thomas Tallis’s darkly glorious Mass for Four Voices and concludes with a new commission by young composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad, the first DARE Cultural Fellow in the Opera Related Arts in association with Opera North and the University of Leeds.

    Mass for four voices
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
  • 29 March 2015 - 7:00pm
    St John of Jerusalem Festival Chorus | Spring Concert
    Emma Dogliani, Haydn Chamber Orchestra, James Oldfield, John Andrews, Katy Bingham-Best, Peter Mitchell, St John of Jerusalem Festival Chorus
    St John of Jerusalem Church Hackney, London E9 7EY
    United Kingdom

    In part a homage to his father’s setting, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s Magnificat was written in1749 possibly in the hope of succeeding him as Cantor in Leipzig. It is a thrilling, joyous and moving work containing some of his best music.

    Michael Haydn wrote his Requiem in C Minor following the death of the Count Archbishop Sigismund von Schrattenbach in Salzburg on December 1771 and completed it before the year was over but it is likely that the death of his own daughter earlier in the year was the true motivation for its composition.

    Both works influenced Mozart’s Requiem in D minor. Acknowledging the importance of C P E Bach as a composer he said: “He is the father, we are the children” and used the themes in the last movement (Sicut erat) in the Kyrie of his own Requiem.

    Mozart was present, with his father Leopold, at the first three performances of the Michael Haydn Requiem in January 1772 and it provided him with an important model in the writing of his own.

    A 50-strong Hackney choir is joined by top soloists and an excellent orchestra for what promises to be a thrilling evening of choral music.

    Wine and soft drinks will be available before the concert and during the interval.

    Admission is free, but tickets are required in advance. For further details please see the choir's website. A retiring collection will help raise money to fund future concerts.

    Requiem (Missa pro defunctis Archiepiscopo Sigismundo)
    (Johann) Michael Haydn (1737-1806)
    Magnificat in D
    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
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    30 March 2015 - 12:40pm
    Lunchtime concert with Matthew Rickard (piano)
    Matthew Rickard
    Christ Church Woking GU21 6YG
    United Kingdom

    Woking-based pianist Matthew Rickard gives a lunchtime recital at Christ Church in the centre of Woking as part of their popular Music on Mondays series of lunchtime concerts. Matthew will offer a trio of works; a sprightly piano sonata by Haydn, a suite of piano pieces evoking Spain by Albeniz, and a beautiful miniature by contemporary composer Lionel Sainsbury.

    Matthew Rickard studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the University of Surrey, and has a busy career as both soloist and chamber musician. Matthew has recorded several CDs with violinist Rupert Marshall-Luck for EM Records, and as part of his commitment to local music making, runs a series of classical music concerts in the beautiful church of St. Peter's in Old Woking, where he is also organist.

    Piano Sonata in B flat
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Sea Storm
    Lionel Sainsbury ()
    Cantos de España
    Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
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    3 April 2015 - 7:30pm
    The Story of Easter through Music | Horologe (ensemble)
    St Mary the Virgin Church Finedon NN9 5NR
    United Kingdom

    Charpentier's dramatic story of Peter's betrayal of Christ 'Le reniement de Saint Pierre', followed by Pergolesi's popular 'Stabat Mater' and finally the discovery of the empty tomb on easter morning in Guerrero's epic 'Maria Magdalena' performed by the consort group and soloists of 'Horologe' bring the story of Easter to life.

    Le Reniement de St Pierre, 'Cum caenasset Jesus'
    Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1634-1704)
    Maria Magdalene
    Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599)
    Stabat mater
    Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)
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    1 April 2015 - 1:10pm
    Free lunchtime concert: Hüseyin Gündogdu (cello) plays Bach
    Hüseyin Gündoğdu
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Hüseyin Gündogdu is one of the most highly talented and up and coming cellists of his generation. His capabilities on the cello as a soloist and chamber musician attract audiences in the UK and around the world. He regularly performs in Europe, and his future concerts include performing Prokofiev’s Symphony Concertante for cello and orchestra in Turkey.

    Hüseyin Gündogdu received a full scholarship to attend the Music and Performing Arts faculty of Bilkent University in 2006, and the following year he joined the Zoltan Kodaly World Youth Orchestra during their European Tour.

    His ambitions prompted him to move to the United Kingdom where he was awarded a place at the Royal Northern College of Music studying with Emma Ferrand.

    During his studies, Huseyin has won numerous prizes and awards including becoming a Concordia Foundation artist in 2013, and winning 3rd Prize in the Dobrich Albena Music Competition in Bulgaria.

    He has had lessons and masterclasses with, among others, Miklos Perenyi, David Cohen, Ralph Kirshbaum, Raphael Wallfisch, Karine Georgian, and attended the 2012 Cello Biennale in Amsterdam where he had a master class with Truls Mork. He also played in a master class with Robert Cohen which was filmed by Lake District Summer Music.

    Hüseyin Gündogdu currently studies MMus at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with Natalie Clein, where he is kindly supported by a TCL Scholarship, Talent Unlimited and funding from the conservatoire.

    Hüseyin plays on a modern cello by Edrio Edrev made in Cremona, and an 18th century English cello by Benjamin Banks kindly lent to him by Trinity Laban.

    Free recital (retiring collection).

    Suite for cello No 2 in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Preludio-Fantasia from Suite for solo cello
    Gaspar Cassadó (1896-1966)
    Dialogo from Sonata for solo cello
    György Ligeti (1923-2006)
    Allegretto from Partita for solo cello
    Ahmed Adnan Saygun (1907-1991)
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