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Format: 2019-08-23
Format: 2019-08-23
  • 31 August 2019 - 7:00pm
    The Brighouse and Rastrick Band
    David Thornton, The Brighouse and Rastrick Band
    Victoria Theatre Halifax HX1 1BU
    United Kingdom

    The Brighouse and Rastrick Band is regarded by many as the best and most consistent ‘public subscription band’ in the world. In its time the majority of premier band championships have been held by ‘Briggus’, most recently becoming National Champion Band of Great Britain in 2017, whilst the band has also attracted a formidable reputation for highly entertaining concerts for both the general public and brass band connoisseur.

    The band was formed over 130 years ago through public donations given by the townsfolk of the adjacent villages of Brighouse and Rastrick that face each other across the River Calder in West Yorkshire. Today, it still continues to be supported through public subscriptions and its own fundraising efforts.

  • 24 August 2019 - 7:30pm
    The Hanover Band's Arundel Festival Concert
    Benjamin Bayl, Erica Eloff, The Hanover Band
    St Nicholas Church Arundel BN18 9AT
    United Kingdom

    Our Festival Concert in St Nicholas Church, Arundel will once again be a wonderful celebration of Beethoven and Mozart. That superb soprano, Erica Eloff, will delight us with two pieces of work by Mozart and The Hanover Band will play two of Beethoven's wonderful works, The Overture to Prometheus and his Symphony No 8

    Overture from The Creatures of Prometheus
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Vado, ma dove? oh Dei!
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Exsultate, jubilate, for soprano and orchestra
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Symphony No 8 in F
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 30 August 2019 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital- La Flûte Enchantée- Dawid Venter (flute),Ben Schoeman (piano)
    Ben Schoeman, Dawid Venter
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Hailed by the South African press as a world class performer, flautist Dawid Venter enjoys a multifaceted career as orchestral player, soloist and chamber musician. He has performed concertos with the prominent orchestras in South Africa and his playing is often broadcast on radio and television. He has been praised for his “colourful tone, brilliance and delicacy”. He held positions as principal flautist in several symphony orchestras, including the National Chamber Orchestra and the New Arts Philharmonic Orchestra Pretoria. Over the years, he has performed under the baton of renowned conductors such as Gérard Korsten, Douglas Boyd, Carlo Franci and Ralph Gothoni. His experience in the field of contemporary music has given him the opportunity to perform in the Orchestre des flûtes français and the Ensemble Alternance in Paris.

    Dawid Venter was born in Stellenbosch where he completed his undergraduate studies. He holds the prestigious Diplôme de Concertiste (à l’unanimité du jury) from the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot and he obtained a Masters Degree in Music Performance from the University of Pretoria with distinction. His teachers include Eva Tamassy, Devy Erlih and Pierre-Yves Artaud. He is a recipient of various prestigious awards and scholarships in South Africa, France and Great Britain.

    He currently lives in London with his wife and sons, where he holds the position of Principal Flautist in the Band of Her Majesty’s Grenadier Guards. In this capacity, he has received medals and awards for excellence from the Corps of Army Music as well as the Worshipful Company of Musicians. He frequently appears as soloist with the Band and has been privileged to perform in prominent state functions such as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the opening of the Olympic Games in London, the royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the centenary of the First World War, as well as numerous investitures and performances abroad. He frequently performs as freelance player in opera productions and regularly performs recitals, notably with his duo partner Ben Schoeman.

    The South African pianist and Steinway Artist Ben Schoeman is a senior lecturer in music at the University of Pretoria. He won several awards, including the first grand prize in the 11th Unisa International Piano Competition, Pretoria, the gold medal in the Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition, London, the Standard Bank Young Artist Award, the contemporary music prize at the Cleveland International Piano Competition, USA, and the Huberte Rupert Prize from the South African Academy of Arts and Sciences.

    He has given solo, chamber music and concerto performances in such prestigious concert halls as the Wigmore, Barbican, Cadogan and Queen Elizabeth Halls in London, Carnegie Hall in New York, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Gulbenkian Auditorium in Lisbon, Teatro Vittoria in Turin, the Fondazione Cariplo Auditorium in Milan, the Durban and Cape Town City Halls and the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest. He has performed at many international festivals such as City of London, Edinburgh Fringe, Chester, Enescu Bucharest, Grahamstown and Ottawa.

    Schoeman studied in Pretoria, Imola, Florence and London with renowned professors such as Joseph Stanford, Louis Lortie, Michel Dalberto, Boris Petrushansky, Ronan O’Hora and Eliso Virsaladze. He obtained a doctorate in music from City, University of London and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with a thesis on the piano works of the eminent South African composer Stefans Grové. His solo album, featuring works of Franz Liszt, is available under the TwoPianists label and he has recorded music of Rubinstein and Rachmaninoff with cellist Anzél Gerber. His performance in London with pianist Tessa Uys of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, arranged for piano duet by Xaver Scharwenka, was recorded for broadcast on national television.

    Concerto for flute and strings in A
    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
    Sonata for flute and piano, 'Undine'
    Carl Reinecke (1824-1910)
    Sonatine for flute and piano
    Pierre Sancan (1916-)
    Philippe Gaubert (1879-1941)
  • 30 August 2019 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Duo Furioso - Helena Švigelj and Urška Horvat (cellos)
    Duo Furioso, Helena Švigelj, Urška Horvat
    Charlton House London SE7 8RE
    United Kingdom

    Duo Furioso consists of prize-winning young cellists Helena Švigelj and Urška Horvat from Slovenia. They started playing together during their postgraduate studies in Belgium in 2013, where they made many appearances on stage including two concerts at Fêtes de Wallonie in 2013 and 2014. In July 2015 they debuted in beautiful Union Hall in Maribor at Festival Lent, one of the most prestigious festivals in Slovenia. The duo has also received coaching by leading musicians such as David Cohen and Eric Chardon. Their passion for playing chamber music has always been their principal way to express.

    Last year they have performed at Go Cello Festival in London. In the near future they will have series of concerts in UK with their standard repertoire, to which they will include some of new pieces, written especially for them.

    Urška Horvat is a young Slovenian cellist. She is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes from national and international competitions: Music Club of London 2017, Concordia Foundation 2017, 1st prize at the Vera Kantrovitch Bach Competition 2015, 1st prize at the Soloists' Competition 2016, 1st prize at the Leonard Smith and Felicity Young Competition 2016, Wettbewerb fur Violoncello Liezen (Austria), Young International Janigro Competition (Croatia)...

    Urška has appeared in venues including the Wigmore Hall, St. Martin in the Fields, St. James's Piccadilly, Cadogan Hall, King's Place, Southbank Centre and Flagey (Belgium).

    Urška has been invited as a soloist and a chamber musician to participate in various festivals, such as Davos Festival (Switzerland), Les Sons Intensifs (Lessines, Belgium), Festival 'Côté Cour, Côté Jardin' (Belgium), Virenze Concerts Series (Netherlands), Glasbena mladina Ljubljanska (Ljubljana, Slovenia) and Festival Lent (Maribor, Slovenia). In June 2016 she performed Dvorák's Cello Concerto at Cadogan Hall.

    She finished Postgraduate Artist Diploma in 2016 with Distinction and Director’s Prize for Excellence in Strings under the guidance of internationally renowned cellist David Cohen.

    Helena Švigelj is a young Slovenian cellist, recipient of many prizes such as 1st Prize at Soloist Competition 2018, Silver Medal of Worshipful Musicians Company, John Thompson String Ensemble Prize, 1st Prize at Cavatina Intercollegiate Chamber Music Competition 2017, 1st prize at the Vera Kantrovich Bach competition 2016, 1st prize at the Vivian Joseph classical concerto competition 2016. Currently, she is studying a Postgraduate Artist Diploma at Trinity Laban Music and Dance Conservatoire in London, in the class of renowned professor, David Cohen.

    As soloist she performed with established orchestras like Slovenian Philharmonics Orchestra, Orchestra of Royal conservatory of Mons (In Belgium and France), Orchestra de chambre de Wallonie and NOVA philharmonics.

    Other musicians that Helena had worked with include Jessica Cottis, Rivka Golani, David Parry, Yi-Chen Lin, Uxia Martinez Botana, Jodie Devos. Just to name a few.

    As passionate chamber musician, Helena has performed in Great Britain, Belgium, Slovenia, Croatia, China, Germany, Italy, France and Austria. She played at renowned venues like Cadogan Hall, St. John's Smith Square, St. Martins in the Fields, St. James Piccadilly, Blackheath Halls Recital room, Orcn Chapel, Pound Arts Centre, Slovenian Philharmonics Hall, Studio 4 in Flagey, Brussels.

    Sonata No 10 for 2 cellos in G
    Jean Barrière (c1705-1747)
    Suite for 2 Cellos
    David Popper (1843-1913)
    Composer Not Known ()
    Duo for 2 cellos
    Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)
    Bob's your uncle
    Composer Not Known ()
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
  • 30 August 2019 - 7:30pm
    Nourish Festival | Brodsky Quartet
    Brodsky Quartet, Gina McCormack, Ian Belton, Jacqueline Thomas, Paul Cassidy
    Church of St Peter, St Paul and St Thomas Bovey Tracey TQ13 9EP
    United Kingdom

    Back for their fifth visit to Bovey Tracey's Nourish festival, the Brodskys bring late Beethoven for the first time, in the form of Op 131. Bovey audiences loved their performances of Shostakovich's Third and Eighth Quartets; this year it's the turn of the single-movement Seventh.

    Three shorter pieces complete the programme. There are powerful, intense contrapuntal pieces from Purcell and Mozart and a moment of sweetness and pure beauty in the form of Puccini's Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums).

    “What is so striking about the playing of the Brodsky Quartet is their brimming love for the music.” Gramophone Magazine

    “…The famous four … constitute simply one of the best string quartet groupings in the world.” Herald Scotland

    "[in Shostakovich] the players manage to find a glimmer of hope that creates the strange impression of smiling benevolently through streams of tears. Indeed, it sets the seal on what may well be the Brodsky Quartet’s crowning recorded achievement." The Strad

    Chacony for 4 strings in G minor
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Adagio and Fugue in C minor, for strings
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
    String Quartet No 7 in F sharp minor
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    String Quartet No 14 in C sharp minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 31 August 2019 - 7:30pm
    Nourish Festival | Martin Roscoe
    Martin Roscoe
    Church of St Peter, St Paul and St Thomas Bovey Tracey TQ13 9EP
    United Kingdom

    Nourish is delighted to announce the inclusion of Martin Roscoe in our 2019 line-up. With an extraordinary career spanning four decades, Martin is without doubt without one of the UK’s best-loved and most admired pianists. Having a repertoire of over 100 concertos he works regularly with the country’s leading orchestras, in addition to which there is a busy programme of recitals including regular appearances at the Wigmore Hall and King’s Place. Numerous recordings include a highly successful series of the complete Beethoven sonatas and, more recently, the Elgar Piano Quintet with none other than the Brodsky Quartet.

    For his visit to Bovey Tracey, Martin will be bringing a programme including Schubert, Schumann, Chopin and Beethoven. Absolutely not to be missed!

    Sonata for Piano No 8 in C minor, 'Pathétique'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Kinderszenen, 'Scenes from childhood'
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Impromptu No 3 in B flat
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Impromptu No 4 in F minor
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Children's Corner
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 13 in C minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Polonaise in A flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
  • 24 August 2019 - 7:30pm
    Israel in Egypt | Southwell Festival Voices
    Carris Jones, Greg Skidmore, Joseph Doody, Judy Brown, Marcus Farnsworth, Ruth Provost, Southwell Festival Baroque Sinfonia, Southwell Festival Voices, William Balkwill, William Townend
    Southwell Minster Southwell NG25 0HD
    United Kingdom

    If you enjoy Messiah you’ll love Handel’s oratorio Israel in Egypt. As with Messiah Handel sets a biblical text – the dramatic story of the Israelites’ departure from Egypt in the Book of Exodus; also like Messiah, Handel’s choir – a spectacular double chorus, is a leading character in the drama. Add orchestral writing that fizzes with originality and solo numbers of plangent beauty and this masterpiece will have you on the edge of your seat. And when the Israelites finally cross the Red Sea with the pursuing Egyptians drowning behind them there’s a choral celebration to rival the Hallelujah Chorus. As Marcus Farnsworth says: “Handel does joy like no one else; he makes you glad to be alive. If Bach does joy with dancing, Handel does it with fireworks.”

    Israel in Egypt
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
  • 2 September 2019 - 1:10pm
    Talent Unlimited artists perform Beethoven, Debussy, Schumann and Szymanowski
    Anna Garde, Arda Karakaya, Callum McLachlan, Marie-Bénédicte Cohu
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Anna Garde was born in Grenoble, France. From a family of musicians, Anna quickly showed interest for classical music and began playing the cello at the age of 3. She later studied the cello at the Regional Conservatories of Grenoble and Toulon, and in 2012 she moved to Paris to study with Helene Dautry at the Regional Conservatory of Paris, where she received her Musical Studies Diploma (DEM) at the age of 14.

    Anna moved to London in 2014, where she entered the Junior Royal Academy of Music, studying with Penny Driver and in 2016 she was awarded a scholarship to begin undergraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, in the class of Louise Hopkins. Anna is currently in second year in the class of Rebecca Gilliver. She was cello prizewinner (1st prize with honor and congratulations) three times at the Vatelot-Rampal Competition, and won 2 gold medals at the Mouans-Sartoux competition. Recently she was finalist of Les Musicales du Centre competition in Paris and she has been selected to participate in an intensive masterclass in May 2018 at the Berlin Philharmonic with Martin Löhr.

    For two years, she was involved in the festival of the Young Orchestra of Royan, and received intensive orchestra sessions with the conductor François Xavier Roth. She has performed frequently as soloist, chamber and orchestra musician in France and London, in major venues such as Barbican Hall, Milton Court, Cadogan Hall and Royal Festival Hall. As a chamber musician, Anna is a member of the Gorbanoff String Quartet. They have had the opportunity to work with numerous distinguished musicians such as Simon-Rowland Jones, Adrian Brendel, Bartosz Woroch as well as members of the Endellion, Dante and Heath quartets. The quartet has performed in venues such as the LSO St-Luke’s, Drapers’ Hall, Haberdashers’ Hall, Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London and they recently gave a recital in France in April 2018.

    The quartet’s diary is completed with educational concerts. Recent representations were given in Lark Hall and Yerbury Primary Schools in London and Domène in Isère (France). Anna has also performed with the ensemble Accord Parfait, and has performed in several festivals and chamber recitals in France. She is grateful for the support of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Anna plays on a German modern cello made by Krattenmacher from 2001.

    Arda Karakaya was born in Ankara, Turkey in 1991. He took his first violin lessons at the age of 9 from Alaaddin Canbay in Van. In 2002, he entered the Ankara State Conservatory and continued his studies with Reyyan Yücelen Basaran. He gained his Bachelor’s degree one year earlier than expected, by virtue of his outstanding achievements as the most successful student of the violin department in 2011. He continued his studies at the Music and Performing Arts Graz in Austria with Silvia Marcovici. Later, he studied with Ildiko Moog in Ankara.

    The prominent Turkish violinist Cihat Askin has been coaching and supporting Arda from the beginning of his musical career. During his training, he participated in many masterclasses and studied with violinists such as Joshua Epstein, Alexander Vinnitski, Mincho Minchev, Lutsia Ibragimova and James Buswell. He has appeared many times as a soloist with the Hacettepe Youth and Academic Orchestras. In 2012, he performed several concerts as a soloist with National Youth Symphony Orchestra of Turkey as part of the Eurochestries International Music Festival in France. His performances received highly rated reviews from the French press.

    Arda appears regularly as a guest artist at many concerts and recitals throughout Turkey. He also worked as a research assistant at the Yüzüncü Yil University Turkish Music State Conservatory in Van where he gave violin lessons between 2015-2017.

    He is currently studying with internationally renowned pedagogue Itzhak Rashkovsky at the Royal College of Music, London where he is an ABRSM International Scholar supported by an ISH Award. He is also generously supported by “ÇEV Young Talents Project” with the financial support of “QNB Finans Bank” and Talent Unlimited.

    Callum McLachlan is 19 years old and from Manchester. He started piano lessons with his father at the age of 7, and after 4 years passed grade 8 at the age of 11. He was accepted into Chetham’s School of Music in 2010 where he studied with Russian pedagogue Dina Parakhina, until leaving in 2017, after 7 years of study. He has performed at many prestigious concert venues around the country, including performing Beethoven’s 3rd Piano Concerto at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2 with Robert Dick, Mozart sonatas for Piano and Violin at The Bridgewater Hall, Liszt’s 2nd Piano Concerto with Paul Mann and CSO at RNCM concert hall and receives repeat re-engagements at these leading venues and festivals across the UK. In May 2018, he performed Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with the Sheffield Chamber Orchestra. He has also had much success in competitions throughout the UK, winning 1st prize in the Welsh International Piano Competition, The Youth Scottish International Piano Competition, as well as reaching the national finals of the EPTA piano competition. Callum is a prize-winner of the Musical Odyssey Masterclasses Talent Unlimited Prize and is grateful for the support of Talent Unlimited in helping his musical endeavours. He also receives funding from the Royal Philharmonic Society. He also won 1st prizes in the RNCM Chopin Competition, The Bosendorfer Competition, and The Bach competition. He performed a recital consisting of largely unknown works by Ronald Stevenson and Percy Grainger at the ‘Bartolomeo Cristofori Festival’ in Padua, Italy, which he later repeated in the newly opened Stoller Hall in Manchester. In early 2018 he performed Mozart’s ‘Jeunehomme’ Concerto arranged for Piano and String Quartet with students from the Royal College of Music. He was awarded the highest diploma from Trinity College – the FTCL. He has received funding to study on summer music courses in Mallorca, Spain and Alberta, Canada. An avid chamber musician, he has performed chamber works of Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Schumann, Field and Mendelssohn. He has played in numerous masterclasses to esteemed musicians such as Andre Gavrilov, Stephan Hough, Leon McCawley, and Peter Donohoe.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    7 Variations on 'Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen', from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, for cello and piano
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Beau soir
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Adagio and Allegro for cello and piano in A flat
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Sonata for violin and piano in D minor
    Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)
  • 30 August 2019 - 7:30pm
    Illuminate Brighton - shining a light on the work of women composers
    Daryl Giuliano, Djumash Poulsen, Ethel Smyth Trio, Jelena Makarova
    St Luke's Church Brighton BN2 0GG
    United Kingdom

    London-based piano trio Ethel Smyth Trio are Illuminate Women’s Music's performers in residence for its 2019 touring season. They will be working with our composers in residence Angela Slater, Blair Boyd and Sarah Westwood as well as composers Kerensa Briggs and Laura Shipsey! These new works will be programmed alongside historical works including Morfydd Owen's 1915 piano trio which has not been performed for the last two decades in its original instrumentation!

    Piano Trio
    Morfydd Owen (1891-1918)
    Undercurrent, for piano trio
    Blair Boyd ()
    Forget? for piano trio
    Kerensa Briggs ()
    Piano Trio No 2
    Judith Weir (1954-)
    Etching Circles, for piano trio
    Sarah Westwood ()
    Piano Study in mixed accents
    Ruth Crawford Seeger (1901-1953)
    Confluence, for piano trio
    Laura Shipsey ()
    Shades of Rain, for piano trio
    Angela Slater (1989-)
    D’un matin de printemps, for piano trio
    Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)
  • 23 August 2019 - 7:30pm
    Bach, Handel and Vivaldi by candlelight | Trafalgar Sinfonia
    Ivor Setterfield, Tetsuumi Nagata, Trafalgar Sinfonia
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto Grosso No 4 in D
    Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
    Chaconne: Two in one upon a Ground
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Air from Concerto Grosso No 10 in D minor
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for 4 violins No 1 in D, from 'L'Estro Armonico'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Serenade No 13 in G for strings, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    2 Preludes and Fugues after JS Bach, arranged for string trio
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto Grosso No 1 in B flat
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Air on the G string from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for 2 violins in D
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
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