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Format: 2019-02-17
Format: 2019-02-17
  • 23 February 2019 - 8:00pm
    Trio Isimsiz (piano trio)
    Trio Isimsiz
    Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre Holmes Chapel CW4 7DZ
    United Kingdom

    Trio Isimsiz was formed in 2009 at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. In 2015 they won 1st Prize and the Audience Prize at the Trondheim Competition, and in 2017 2nd Prize at the Haydn Competition in Vienna. The Trio has performed widely in Europe, highlights including recitals at the Stavanger, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Aldeburgh and Peasmarsh Festivals, the Tivoli Concert Hall, Fundacion Juan March in Madrid and Marianischer-Saal in Lucerne. Further afield they have undertaken tours to China and Argentina.

    “ a piano trio that already has that vital combination of unanimity of ensemble and musicianship, plus plenty of individual character and vitality.” - Andrew McGregor, BBC Radio 3

    This is the seventh in the 47th season of nine concerts organised by Holmes Chapel Music Society.

    Full details of the season’s artists, music and tickets can be found at Holmes Chapel Music Society's website.

    The concerts regularly attract audiences of up to 250. The atmosphere is friendly and informal. We go out of our way to welcome new members.

    Wheelchair access is available by arrangement.

    The Society retains the right to change the programmes without notice.

    Divertimento in B flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Piano Trio in A minor
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Piano Trio No 2 in F
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
  • 22 February 2019 - 6:30pm
    Chopin and Champagne - Concert 5 - Sonata No 3, Berceuse | Warren Mailley-Smith
    Warren Mailley-Smith
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    CityMusic Promotions presents 'Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight', a new concert series in central London on 10 Friday nights in the 2018-19 season (pre-dinner and post-dinner performances on the same evening of the same programme) given by British concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith.

    ***Due to the intimate size of the venue, tickets for this unique series are extremely limited. Book now to avoid disappointment ***

    The brilliant piano music of the great Frédéric Chopin has never been out of fashion since it first burst onto the international scene in the early 19th century. This music wasn’t intended for the great concert halls of today, but for the intimate setting of Parisian and London Salons of the aristocracy. This was the setting where Chopin felt most at ease and improvised many of his works for the first time.

    Audiences can now experience his music across 10 x 1 hour programmes (from memory) in the beautifully authentic salon-setting of London’s 1901 Arts Club - with the accompaniment of a pre-performance champagne reception at this intimate and exclusive venue. The series includes 10 separate programmes, one per month from September 2018 to July 2019.

    In 2016 Warren Mailley-Smith became the first British concert pianist to perform the complete solo piano works (233 works) of Frédéric Chopin, from memory in one series, hailed as “an epic achievement” by the British press. He is currently recording the complete works between 2017 and 2020. Warren has performed on many occasions for the British Royal Family and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and BBC Radio.

    3 Ecossaises
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz No 14 in E minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Variations brillantes on 'Je vends des scapulaires'
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Berceuse in D flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 19 in E minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 41 in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Sonata for Piano No 3 in B minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
  • 24 February 2019 - 11:00am
    Sunday Piano Series: Sasha Grynyuk
    Sasha Grynyuk
    Royal Concert Hall Nottingham NG1 5ND
    United Kingdom

    Ukrainian pianist Sasha Grynyuk has been praised by the great American pianist and writer, Charles Rosen, as “an impressive artist with remarkable, unfailing musicality”. His programme showcases the musical development of three great composers. Beethoven composed Bagatelles throughout his career, keeping them in a folder until he had time to have them published. This set contains pieces that date back to when he was a boy of twelve. Mozart’s expressive Sonata was composed at a time when his style was developing and he was picking up ideas from Haydn and the Mannheim School, with orchestral style passages and sharp dynamic contrasts. Like Chopin, Rachmaninov completed a full set of 24 Preludes, with the last 13, the Op 32, being composed nine years after the first. Featuring complex dance rhythms and peerless lyrical passages, they remain one of the pinnacles of the solo piano repertoire.

    Concerts last an hour and the ticket price includes tea, coffee and cake.

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    7 Bagatelles
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Piano No 9 in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Excerpts from 13 Preludes
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
  • 25 February 2019 - 7:50pm
    Huddersfield Music Society - Solarek Piano Trio
    Solarek Piano Trio
    St Paul's Hall Huddersfield HD1 3DH
    United Kingdom

    The Solarek Piano Trio have made it their mission to perform music by female composers.

    Piano Trio in A minor
    Amy Marcy Beach (1867-1944)
    Piano Trio
    Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)
    Piano Trio No 2 in C
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • 22 February 2019 - 9:00pm
    Chopin and Champagne - Concert 5 - Sonata No 3, Berceuse | Warren Mailley-Smith
    Warren Mailley-Smith
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    CityMusic Promotions presents 'Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight', a new concert series in central London on 10 Friday nights in the 2018-19 season (pre-dinner and post-dinner performances on the same evening of the same programme) given by British concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith.

    ***Due to the intimate size of the venue, tickets for this unique series are extremely limited. Book now to avoid disappointment ***

    The brilliant piano music of the great Frédéric Chopin has never been out of fashion since it first burst onto the international scene in the early 19th century. This music wasn’t intended for the great concert halls of today, but for the intimate setting of Parisian and London Salons of the aristocracy. This was the setting where Chopin felt most at ease and improvised many of his works for the first time.

    Audiences can now experience his music across 10 x 1 hour programmes (from memory) in the beautifully authentic salon-setting of London’s 1901 Arts Club - with the accompaniment of a pre-performance champagne reception at this intimate and exclusive venue. The series includes 10 separate programmes, one per month from September 2018 to July 2019.

    In 2016 Warren Mailley-Smith became the first British concert pianist to perform the complete solo piano works (233 works) of Frédéric Chopin, from memory in one series, hailed as “an epic achievement” by the British press. He is currently recording the complete works between 2017 and 2020. Warren has performed on many occasions for the British Royal Family and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and BBC Radio.

    3 Ecossaises
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz No 14 in E minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Variations brillantes on 'Je vends des scapulaires'
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Berceuse in D flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 19 in E minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 41 in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Sonata for Piano No 3 in B minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
  • 22 February 2019 - 7:30pm
    London Philharmonic Orchestra: Poetry and passion
    Javier Perianes, Juanjo Mena, London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    Beethoven’s five piano concertos are the ultimate adventure for a virtuoso pianist and a full symphony orchestra. But they’re also a musical self-portrait, and to hear them played by a truly great interpreter is as close as we can get to hearing Beethoven himself at the keyboard. So we’re thrilled to welcome Javier Perianes and his musical kindred spirit Juanjo Mena for two concerts in which they’ll perform the complete cycle. This first instalment finds Beethoven at his darkest, in the third concerto; at his wittiest, in the second; and at his most poetic in the serene, enigmatic fourth.

    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 2 in B flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 3 in C minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 4 in G
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 23 February 2019 - 7:30pm
    London Philharmonic Orchestra: The Emperor
    Javier Perianes, Juanjo Mena, London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    Beethoven never actually called his Fifth Piano Concerto the ‘Emperor’. It just seemed to fit. But what’s beyond question is that this most majestic of all piano concertos is one of the pinnacles of art in the age of revolution: a concerto on the scale of a great symphony, written for a pianist of truly heroic stamina and skill. It’s the only possible way for Javier Perianes to crown his complete Beethoven concerto cycle with Juanjo Mena and the LPO. But first, a flashback to the unbridled joie de vivre of Beethoven’s youthful Piano Concerto No 1: music as pure sonic sunshine.

    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 1 in C
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 5 in E flat, 'Emperor'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 22 February 2019 - 8:00pm
    Bromsgrove Concerts: The Lawson Piano Trio perform works from 1890 - 1935
    Annabelle Lawson, Francesca Barritt, Lawson Piano Trio, Rebecca Knight
    Artrix Bromsgrove B60 1PQ
    United Kingdom

    Bromsgrove Concerts, the well-respected regional concert platform, is once again rolling out the red carpet to welcome internationally renowned guest artists who will be bringing an enterprising selection of styles and periods to suit all musical tastes. Concerts take place at the town’s purpose-built Arts Centre, Artrix, from September 2018 until April 2019.

    A highly-anticipated season of mixed programmes this year, once again attracting attention for the calibre of artists, features prize-winners from some of the most prestigious performing competitions, including one of the foremost British wind quintets of their generation and double prize-winners at the Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition in Denmark – the Atéa Wind Quintet, as well as powerhouse ensembles including the Piatti Quartet, joint winners of the 2nd prize Wigmore Hall International Competition in 2015, the Zelkova Quartet, who won the St Martin’s Chamber Music competition, and the Lawson Piano Trio, who have been selected as a featured artist by, amongst others, the Park Lane Group, Concordia Foundation and Cavatina Chamber Music Trust.

    Those artists who, as mentors, have links to outstanding music institutions in the region, such as Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and the CBSO, include the Atéa Wind Quintet and the gifted young Eblana String Trio - violin, viola and cello - who will be showcasing lyrical British works. The Trio won all the major chamber music prizes during their time at the Royal Northern College of Music and have recently enjoyed a debut performance at London’s Wigmore Hall. The 2017 winner of the Bromsgrove International Young Musicians' Competition; Australian violinist Emily Sun, will perform to open the season in the newly refurbished Routh Hall at Bromsgrove School, accompanied by pianist and Concordia Foundation, Park Lane Group and Samling artist, Gamal Khamis.

    Familiar faces who are returning to Bromsgrove Concerts this season include Krysia Osostowicz (violin) and Stephen Stirling (horn), with pianist Michael Dussek joining them to perform as Endymion ensemble, and Robert Plane (clarinet) who will be performing with the Gould Piano Trio in a thrilling arrangement of Rimsky-Korsakov’s ever-popular work ‘Scheherazade’.

    In keeping with Bromsgrove Concerts’ ethos of providing varied and imaginative programmes and to regularly introduce audiences to unfamiliar contemporary pieces, the new season features works by some of Britain’s most enterprising contemporary composers including David Matthews, Judith Weir, Joseph Phibbs, Huw Watkins, Mike Mower and Gillian Whitehead, giving an unprecedented opportunity to hear these composers outside of the major conurbations.

    “Bromsgrove Concerts continues to be a showcase for the best chamber music on offer in the UK”, said Chairman, Alastair Moseley. “This year’s programme has a fantastic blend of wind, string and piano ensembles featuring some of the best emerging and established talent from the UK’s concert platforms. We are also including the newly opened Routh Hall as a venue which, like Artrix, our home base, is blessed with a comfortable auditorium and a generous acoustic. I would urge our audiences to take advantage of our discounted ticket offer and attend several performances to experience the range and quality of the music that we have programmed this year.”

    Details of all concerts in the 2018-19 season can be found on Concert Diary.

    Piano Trio
    Sir Andrzej Panufnik (1914-1991)
    Trio elégiaque No 1 in G minor
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Suite for piano trio
    Paul Juon (1872-1940)
    Piano Trio No 1 in C minor
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Piano Trio No 4 in E minor, 'Dumky'
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
  • 27 February 2019 - 7:30pm
    London Philharmonic Orchestra: Romantic dreams
    Andreas Ottensamer, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    British music isn’t what you might think. The deeply romantic music of Alice Mary Smith (born in London in 1839) is at the heart of this concert; an unfairly neglected but beautiful counterpart to Weber’s brooding First Clarinet Concerto, both performed tonight by one of the world’s pre-eminent living clarinettists. Vladimir Jurowski launches the evening with Wagner’s barnstorming overture, and then dives deep into Brahms’s expansive Second Symphony. Written on the sunlit slopes of the Austrian Alps and filled with lullabies, folksongs and half-remembered passions, this is music that seems to glow from within.

    Overture to Tannhäuser
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
    Concerto for clarinet and orchestra No 1 in F minor
    Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
    Andante for clarinet and orchestra
    Alice Mary Smith (1839-1884)
    Symphony No 2 in D
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • 17 February 2019 - 3:00pm
    Martin James Bartlett (piano)
    Martin James Bartlett
    Courtenay Centre Newton Abbot TQ12 2QA
    United Kingdom

    Described as: “One of the greatest up and coming piano talents in the music world,” charismatic pianist, Martin James Bartlett, was, at 17 years of age, crowned BBC Young Musician in 2014. This is your opportunity to catch him early, in what will no doubt be a most illustrious career.

    Chorale Prelude 'Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr jesu Christ', in F minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, joy of man's desiring), from Cantata No 147, 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Excerpts from Kinderszenen, 'Scenes from childhood'
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Sonetto 47 del Petrarca from 'Annees de pelerinage-annee 2'
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Sonetto 104 del Petrarca from 'Annees de pelerinage-annee 2'
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Sonetto 123 del Petrarca from 'Annees de pelerinage-annee 2'
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Liebesträume No 3 in A flat from 3 Liebesträume
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Widmung
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    El amor y la muerte from Goyescas ‘Los majos enamorados’
    Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
    Liebestod from 'Tristan und Isolde'
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Sonata for Piano No 7 in B flat
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
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