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Format: 2019-08-24
Format: 2019-08-24
  • 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)
    Tesserae
    Composer Not Known ()
    Duo for 2 cellos
    Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)
    Bob's your uncle
    Composer Not Known ()
    Oblivion
    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)
    Crisantemi
    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)
    Barcarolle
    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)
  • 26 August 2019 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi's Four Seasons by candlelight | Trafalgar Sinfonia
    Ivor Setterfield, Richard Milone, Trafalgar Sinfonia
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Concerto for 4 violins in E minor
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Air on the G string from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Don Quixote
    Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Concerto for violin and strings in B flat (La stravaganza No 1)
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  • 24 August 2019 - 7:00pm
    Time and Tide - St Leonards | Londinium (chamber choir)
    Andrew Griffiths, Londinium
    Christ Church St Leonards on Sea TN38 0JB
    United Kingdom

    For its first visit to the South Coast, renowned chamber choir Londinium plots an inventive voyage through music related to the rhythms of the sea and the passage of time. We encounter myths and legends, songs and shanties, ticking clocks and timeless landscapes, and our twin themes converge in words from The Tempest, as set in Vaughan Williams's stunning Shakespeare Songs. Our repertoire ranges from sixteenth-century Italy to the present day, and includes music by Campion, Gabrieli, Purcell, Brahms, Stanford, Grieg, Ireland and Holst, as well as the glorious Mass in E flat for double choir by Josef Rheinberger, whose irresistible melodies provide respite from the ravages of time and tide.

    Entry free; retiring collection

    On Time
    Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
    Ave maris stella
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    Ave Maria
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
    Mass for double choir in E flat, 'Cantus Missae'
    Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)
    The Hills
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
    Even such is time
    Bob Chilcott (1955-)
    Clocks
    Stephen Chatman (1950-)
    3 Shakespeare songs (1951)
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Never weather-beaten saile more willing bent to shore from First Booke of Ayres
    Thomas Campion (1567-1620)
    Vineta from 3 Gesänge
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Lasso, amor mi trasporta
    Andrea Gabrieli (c1510-1586)
    Fairest isle, all isles excelling from King Arthur
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    I love my love from 6 Choral Folksongs
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
    Swansea Town
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
  • 25 August 2019 - 7:00pm
    Time and Tide - Bexhill | Londinium (chamber choir)
    Andrew Griffiths, Londinium
    St Augustine's Church Bexhill-on-Sea TN39 3AZ
    United Kingdom

    For its first visit to the South Coast, renowned chamber choir Londinium plots an inventive voyage through music related to the rhythms of the sea and the passage of time. We encounter myths and legends, songs and shanties, ticking clocks and timeless landscapes, and our twin themes converge in words from The Tempest, as set in Vaughan Williams's stunning Shakespeare Songs. Our repertoire ranges from sixteenth-century Italy to the present day, and includes music by Campion, Gabrieli, Purcell, Brahms, Stanford, Grieg, Ireland and Holst, as well as the glorious Mass in E flat for double choir by Josef Rheinberger, whose irresistible melodies provide respite from the ravages of time and tide.

    Entry free; retiring collection

    On Time
    Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
    Ave maris stella
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    Ave Maria
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
    Mass for double choir in E flat, 'Cantus Missae'
    Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)
    The Hills
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
    Even such is time
    Bob Chilcott (1955-)
    Clocks
    Stephen Chatman (1950-)
    3 Shakespeare songs (1951)
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Never weather-beaten saile more willing bent to shore from First Booke of Ayres
    Thomas Campion (1567-1620)
    Vineta from 3 Gesänge
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Lasso, amor mi trasporta
    Andrea Gabrieli (c1510-1586)
    Fairest isle, all isles excelling from King Arthur
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    I love my love from 6 Choral Folksongs
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
    Swansea Town
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
  • 31 August 2019 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi and Bach by candlelight | London Octave
    Gillian Findlay, London Octave, Lorraine McAslan
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Founded by cellist Dietrich Bethge in 1998 from London’s leading musicians, London Octave aims to approach the baroque and classical repertoire in a fresh and energetic manner, often without a conductor.

    Through their regular London season at St Martin-in-the-Fields, the South Bank and on BBC Radio 3, London Octave has attracted a loyal following of concert goers who appreciate their vitality and virtuosity. This, coupled with their programmes based on major and accessible works, has established them as one of the leading chamber orchestras in Britain. The members, many of whom have distinguished individual careers, frequently take turns as soloists and leading musicians are often invited to work with the ensemble. During recent seasons, artists include John Lill, Nick van Bloss, William Bennett, Crispian Steele Perkins, Lorraine McAslan, Yvgeny Sudbin, James Bowman, The Tallis Chamber Choir.

    Recently London Octave has taken part in CD recordings with James Bowman (countertenor) and given a concert Istanbul’s Is-Sanat Hall with William Bennett (flute).

    London Octave’s CD, Better Baroque, featuring well known baroque masterpieces received great acclaim, being described as, “an absolute gem full of sparkle and wit” in Metro. Time Out commented, “Forget the routine baroque, this is better baroque”. Dutton recently released a new CD by London Octave (conductor Kypros Markou) featuring works by the early 20th century American composers A Foote and V Herbert.

    Canon, from the Canon and Gigue in D (arr. Scott)
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 3 in F, 'Autumn' RV 293 from Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for 2 violins and strings
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Serenade No 13 in G for strings, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Adagio and Fugue in C minor, for strings
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Air on the G string from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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