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Format: 2014-10-20
Format: 2014-10-20
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    Tue, 2014-10-21 19:00
    Midori Komachi (violin) and Ian Brown (piano) play Mozart, Walton, Brahms, Ravel
    Ian Brown, Midori Komachi
    Royal Over-Seas League London SW1A 1LR
    United Kingdom

    Midori Komachi, Japanese-born violinist, has performed as a soloist and chamber musician extensively throughout Europe and Japan.

    Midori studied in Basel, Switzerland at the age of 12 where she was named a 'Young Talented Student' at the Basel Music University. Subsequently she made her debut as a soloist with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Howard Griffiths. Since then she has appeared in some of the prestigious venues, including Tonhalle Zurich (Switzerland), Muza Kawasaki (Japan), Philharmony Warsaw (Poland), Wigmore Hall, St.Martin-in-the-Fields, St.George's Bristol (UK). She has also given recitals at festivals in the UK, including the Norfolk and Norwich Festival in 2012, as well as festivals in France, Holland and Hungary.

    In October 2012, Midori completed her Master of Music degree with Distinction at the Royal Academy of Music, where she has been supported by the Seary Charitable Trust and the William Barry Trust. In 2010 she received her Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours from RAM. Over these years she studied with Maurice Hasson and Tomotada Soh. Midori is a recipient of numerous prizes, including the Friends of RAM/Honorary Patrons' Development Award, Max Pirani Prize, Sir Arthur Bliss Prize and MBF Emerging Excellence Award. As an active chamber musician, she has performed alongside renowned artists such as the Kreutzer Quartet, Stephan Picard and Nobuko Imai.

    Along with her performing career, Midori has founded various concert projects based on several research topics. In 2012, her Delius Project culminated in a series of her concerts in London, Cambridge and Tokyo. This project was featured in the Arts & Collections International Magazine and the Nikkei Newspaper (Financial Times) in Japan. In January 2013 she was awarded the Delius Society Certificate for her performances of the Delius Violin Sonatas.

    In October 2013 she recorded her first album based on her "Delius and Gauguin" Project in Chicago, with pianist Simon Callaghan. This CD is due to be released in March 2014. As the recipient of the Emerging Excellence Award 2012 from the Musicians Benevolent Fund, Midori has developed a cultural exchange project in UK and Japan, working with composers from both countries.

    Midori is very grateful for the generous support of the William Barry Trust, the Delius Trust and Arts Council England for her current activities.

    Ian Brown is a musician of versatility whose career embraces solo playing, chamber music and conducting.

    As concerto soloist he has played with many of Britain's leading orchestras including the BBC Symphony, BBC Philharmonic and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestras, the London Sinfonietta and Mozart Players. He also appeared as soloist at the Proms in Messaien's Oiseaux Exotiques.

    He is the pianist of the Nash Ensemble and during this long association has played at all the major British Festivals, annually in their Wigmore Hall series and recorded a large repertoire of chamber music. He also teaches at Cambridge University and at the Royal Academy of Music.

    He is in demand as a duo player, having worked with many distinguished musicians including Rostropovich, Maxim Vengerov, Isserlis, Kirshbaum, Thomas Allen and Dame Felicity Lott. He has a regular Duo with Min Kym with whom he has recorded Beethoven and Brahms Sonatas.

    In recent years he has worked as a conductor with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, City of London Sinfonia, English Chamber Orchestra and Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He made his London debut with a highly successful performance of Mahler's ?Resurrection' Symphony at the Barbican. He has conducted in Poland and the Czech Republic and at the Israel and Prague Festivals. He regularly visits the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra as soloist and conductor, and last year had a series of ?ve concerts with the Philharmonia Orchestra and toured with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell and Steven Isserlis as soloists.

    Sonata for Violin and Piano
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano No 1 in G
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Tzigane, concert rhapsody for Violin and Piano
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Sonata for Violin and Keyboard No 27 in G
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • Thu, 2014-10-23 19:30
    The Choral Pilgrimage 2014: The Voice of the Turtle Dove | The Sixteen
    Harry Christophers, The Sixteen
    Coventry Cathedral Coventry CV1 5AB
    United Kingdom

    For its 14th Choral Pilgrimage The Sixteen and Harry Christophers revisit the golden age of renaissance polyphony with a stunning programme of music by English composers John Sheppard, Richard Davy and William Mundy.

    Mundy’s monumental work Vox patris caelestis, the text of which comes from the Song of Songs, can be considered as the culmination of the great antiphon tradition, while Sheppard's musical style contains all the grandness of English harmonic invention. This year’s programme includes Sheppard’s glorious seven-part work Libera nos as well as his sublime Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria. Davy is the second most represented of all the composers in the Eton Choirbook and the mere fact that his music survived the Reformation is nothing short of a miracle. It is believed he wrote his monumental O Domine caeli terraeque in the span of a single day during his time at Magdalen College, Oxford.

    Harry Christophers says of the 2014 tour ‘Each one of these works is a real gem just waiting to be discovered by a wider audience. This music is part of our great heritage and I look forward to you joining us on this pilgrimage of discovery.’

    There will be a free pre-concert talk from Harry Christophers and a member of The Sixteen before this concert, exploring the context and performance practice of the repetoire.

    Gaude, Gaude, Gaude Maria Virgo
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Adolescentulus sum ego
    William Mundy (c1529-1591)
    In manus tuas III
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    O Domine caeli terraeque
    Richard Davy (1465-c1507)
    In manus tuas I
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Ah, mine heart, remember thee well
    Richard Davy (1465-c1507)
    Vox patris caelestis
    William Mundy (c1529-1591)
    Libera nos I and II
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
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    Fri, 2014-10-24 19:30
    The Choral Pilgrimage 2014: The Voice of the Turtle Dove | The Sixteen
    Harry Christophers, The Sixteen
    Durham Cathedral Durham DH1 3EL
    United Kingdom

    For its 14th Choral Pilgrimage The Sixteen and Harry Christophers revisit the golden age of renaissance polyphony with a stunning programme of music by English composers John Sheppard, Richard Davy and William Mundy.

    Mundy’s monumental work Vox patris caelestis, the text of which comes from the Song of Songs, can be considered as the culmination of the great antiphon tradition, while Sheppard's musical style contains all the grandness of English harmonic invention. This year’s programme includes Sheppard’s glorious seven-part work Libera nos as well as his sublime Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria. Davy is the second most represented of all the composers in the Eton Choirbook and the mere fact that his music survived the Reformation is nothing short of a miracle. It is believed he wrote his monumental O Domine caeli terraeque in the span of a single day during his time at Magdalen College, Oxford.

    Harry Christophers says of the 2014 tour ‘Each one of these works is a real gem just waiting to be discovered by a wider audience. This music is part of our great heritage and I look forward to you joining us on this pilgrimage of discovery.’

    There will be a free pre-concert talk from Harry Christophers and a member of The Sixteen before this concert, exploring the context and performance practice of the repetoire.

    Gaude, Gaude, Gaude Maria Virgo
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Adolescentulus sum ego
    William Mundy (c1529-1591)
    In manus tuas III
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    O Domine caeli terraeque
    Richard Davy (1465-c1507)
    In manus tuas I
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Ah, mine heart, remember thee well
    Richard Davy (1465-c1507)
    Vox patris caelestis
    William Mundy (c1529-1591)
    Libera nos I and II
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
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    Sat, 2014-10-25 19:30
    The Choral Pilgrimage 2014: The Voice of the Turtle Dove | The Sixteen
    Harry Christophers, The Sixteen
    Greyfriars Kirk Edinburgh EH1 2QQ
    United Kingdom

    For its 14th Choral Pilgrimage The Sixteen and Harry Christophers revisit the golden age of renaissance polyphony with a stunning programme of music by English composers John Sheppard, Richard Davy and William Mundy.

    Mundy’s monumental work Vox patris caelestis, the text of which comes from the Song of Songs, can be considered as the culmination of the great antiphon tradition, while Sheppard's musical style contains all the grandness of English harmonic invention. This year’s programme includes Sheppard’s glorious seven-part work Libera nos as well as his sublime Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria. Davy is the second most represented of all the composers in the Eton Choirbook and the mere fact that his music survived the Reformation is nothing short of a miracle. It is believed he wrote his monumental O Domine caeli terraeque in the span of a single day during his time at Magdalen College, Oxford.

    Harry Christophers says of the 2014 tour ‘Each one of these works is a real gem just waiting to be discovered by a wider audience. This music is part of our great heritage and I look forward to you joining us on this pilgrimage of discovery.’

    There will be a free pre-concert talk from Harry Christophers and a member of The Sixteen before this concert, exploring the context and performance practice of the repetoire.

    Gaude, Gaude, Gaude Maria Virgo
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Adolescentulus sum ego
    William Mundy (c1529-1591)
    In manus tuas III
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    O Domine caeli terraeque
    Richard Davy (1465-c1507)
    In manus tuas I
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Ah, mine heart, remember thee well
    Richard Davy (1465-c1507)
    Vox patris caelestis
    William Mundy (c1529-1591)
    Libera nos I and II
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
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    Wed, 2014-10-22 11:00
    The Schubert Project: Schubert's Life and Times with Graham Johnson
    Anna Huntley, Daniel Johannsen, Geraldine McGreevy, Graham Johnson OBE, Stephan Loges
    Jacqueline du Pré Music Building Oxford OX4 1DY
    United Kingdom

    Graham Johnson explores the years 1818-1821; not Schubert’s most prolific in terms of song, but crucial years for his growing reputation and stylistic development.

    Schubert's Life and Times Series:

    Part I: Saturday 11 October, 11am
    Part II: Saturday 18 October, 11am
    Part III: Wednesday 22 October, 11am
    Part IV: Saturday 25 October, 11am
    Part V: Saturday 1 November, 11am

    Selected Songs
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Sat, 2014-10-25 11:00
    The Schubert Project: Schubert's Life and Times with Graham Johnson
    Alessandro Fisher, Anna Huntley, Benjamin Appl, Geraldine McGreevy, Graham Johnson OBE
    Jacqueline du Pré Music Building Oxford OX4 1DY
    United Kingdom

    Years of maturity but also crisis as the composer becomes ill. Graham Johnson’s chronological exploration of Schubert’s life continues, with singers including Anna Huntley and bright young tenor Alessandro Fisher (an Oxford Lieder Young Artist).

    Schubert's Life and Times Series:

    Part I: Saturday 11 October, 11am
    Part II: Saturday 18 October, 11am
    Part III: Wednesday 22 October, 11am
    Part IV: Saturday 25 October, 11am
    Part V: Saturday 1 November, 11am

    Selected Songs
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Thu, 2014-10-30 19:30
    The Schubert Project: Wolfgang Holzmair (baritone) and Graham Johnson
    Graham Johnson OBE, Wolfgang Holzmair
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SW
    United Kingdom

    In the second of his programmes for this year’s Festival, Wolfgang Holzmair is joined by Graham Johnson, moving from the night theme of his earlier programme, to an earlier time; the evening, full of promise as well as foreboding.

    Selected Songs
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Wed, 2014-10-29 19:30
    The Schubert Project: Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo-soprano) and James Sherlock
    Angelika Kirchschlager, James Sherlock
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SW
    United Kingdom

    Angelika Kirchschlager needs little introduction as one of the world’s leading singers. She is joined by James Sherlock, fast establishing himself as an outstanding young pianist. Programme to be announced shortly.

    Selected Songs
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Tue, 2014-10-28 19:30
    The Schubert Project: Anna Lucia Richter, Christoph Richter and Sholto Kynoch
    Anna Lucia Richter, Christoph Richter, Sholto Kynoch
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SW
    United Kingdom

    Anna Lucia Richter has enjoyed a fast rise to stardom and performs the ever-popular ‘Der Hirt auf dem Felsen’ (‘The Shepherd on the Rock’) in the version with cello, performing with her uncle, the world-renowned cellist Christoph Richter.

    Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (Shepherd on the Rock)
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Mon, 2014-10-27 19:30
    The Schubert Project: Sophie Daneman, Robert Holl, Sholto Kynoch and Ensemble 45
    Ensemble 45, John Mark Ainsley, Robert Holl, Sholto Kynoch, Sophie Daneman
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SW
    United Kingdom

    'Fragments of Ancient Poetry Collected in the Highlands of Scotland' was the title of the poetry collection now attributed to James Macpherson, the man who claimed to have discovered these ancient texts. Despite its dubious origins, this collection spread like wildfire over Europe and Schubert set some ten, highly dramatic poems of ‘Ossian’.

    Selected Songs
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)