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Format: 2018-07-17
Format: 2018-07-17
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    18 July 2018 - 1:10pm
    Jaga Klimaszewska (violin), Mateusz Rettner (piano) play Debussy and Szymanowski
    Jaga Klimaszewska, Mateusz Rettner
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Born in Gdansk, Poland Jaga Klimaszewska began studying violin at the age of seven.

    After graduating from the F Nowowiejski Music School in Gdansk in 2009 she moved to London to continue her musical studies.

    She obtained her Bachelor of Music Diploma from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2013 where she studied with Krzysztof Smietana. Jaga completed a Master of Performance at the Royal College of Music under the tutelage of Maciej Rakowski. She received the RCM Award and GD Fahrenheit Educational Scholarship awarded by the Mayor of Gdansk.

    In June 2016 she won the 3rd prize in the 'Citta di Padova' International Competition in Padova, Italy.

    Jaga has taken part in many Workshops and Music Festivals in Europe. Joanna performed as a soloist and as a chamber musician in Poland, France, Austria, Germany, Russia, Switzerland and the UK in concert halls including Cadogan Hall, Elgar Room, Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Centre, Musikverein in Vienna, Unesco Hall in Paris and Mozarteum in Salzburg.

    She performed as a soloist with Cappella Gedanensis,Camerata Baltica and Silk Street Sinfonia.

    Jaga worked with many well known artist including Maxim Vengerov, Leonid Kerbel, Peter Schuhmayer, Vasko Vassilev, Peter Herresthal, David Takeno, Carole Presland, Belcea Quartet, The Gould Piano Trio, Heath Quartet.

    As well as her versatile music career Jaga also enjoys organising events. Together with her friend Romana Szczepaniak she started the st Johns Music Concert Series in Kensal Green, west London. She is also a part of the unconducted chamber orchestra Silk Street Sinfonia which she manages and performs with.

    Pianist and composer Mateusz Rettner is currently enrolled at the Royal College of Music, London where he is studying for a Master’s degree as an RCM Award Holder supported by a Jenny Marsh Chapman Memorial Award.

    Mateusz previously studied Piano and Composition at the Music Academy, Lodz as well as Musicology at the University of Warsaw. His most recent successes include receiving the Mercers’ Arts Award as well as 1st prize in the Collaborative Piano category of the Brooks-van der Pump English Song Competition.

    Mateusz Rettner has recently appeared in such prestigious venues as: St. John’s Smith Square (Principal Sound Festival), Ambika P3 (London Contemporary Music Festival), St. George’s Hannover Square (series of solo recitals), St. Mary Abbots, St. Steven’s Gloucester Road as well as the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall and Recital Hall of the Royal College of Music. Mateusz has made his concerto debut with the Lodz Philharmonic Orchestra in 2015. Other notable appearances include recitals across the UK, Germany and Poland in venues including the Chopin Museum Concert Hall in Warsaw, Gdansk Music Academy Concert Hall and the Stuttgart Fruchtkasten Museum.

    His repertoire is very broad, encompassing works from the standard repertoire alongside lesser known pieces. In his recitals he often includes new works, many of them written especially for him and dedicated to him, e.g. ‘Suita’ by Beniamin Baczewski. An active chamber musician, Mateusz founded a piano quartet during his studies in Lodz and together they performed with great acclaim across Poland. He often performs in Germany and the UK in a duo with the cellist Joanna Gutowska, a student at the Royal Academy of Music. Together they are planning a recording of pieces written especially for them.

    He has also commissioned seventeen works for his La Tache Ensemble, some of which have been premiered in London in 2016 and 2017. Recent highlights include participation in the performance of P. Boulez’s seminal ‘sur Incises’ in October 2016 as well as collaboration with Michael Finnissy in November 2016 in preparation of his solo and chamber works for a tribute concert during the composer’s residency at the RCM.

    Sonata for violin and piano No 4
    Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)
    Sonata for violin and piano in G minor
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Excerpts from 20 Mazurkas
    Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)
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    20 July 2018 - 1:10pm
    The Tee Trio plays piano trios by Bridge and Mendelssohn
    Clarissa Lim, Laura Jane Armstrong, Tee Trio, Weng Soon Tee
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    The Tee Trio are a London based international chamber music group. Weng Soon Tee, Clarissa Lim and Laura Jane Armstrong are all Undergraduate students at the Royal Academy of Music. Recently they have been invited to attend the International Musicians Seminars at Prussia Cove as members of Thomas Ades's class. They have also performed as semi-finalists in the international St Martin-in-the-Fields chamber music competition and as finalists for the Jacob Barnes Scholarship. Recent recitals include at Dawliffe Hall (London), as part of the Square Mile Concert Series and in a masterclass with the renowned Owon Trio. The Trio receive regular teaching and guidance from various professors such as Nicola Eimer, Sophie Langdon, Bengt Forsberg and the Doric quartet.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    3 Miniatures for piano trio
    Frank Bridge (1879-1941)
    Piano Trio No 1 in D minor
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
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    23 July 2018 - 1:10pm
    Anna Geniushene (piano) plays Chopin, Verdi and Schumann
    Anna Geniushene
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Born in Moscow, Anna Geniushene is studying for her Master’s degree at the Royal Academy of Music under the supervision of Christopher Elton, generously supported by an ABRSM Scholarship. Prior to this, she graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree under Elena Kuznetsova.

    Anna won the Academy’s prestigious Patrons Award in January 2018. In 2017 she won three prizes at the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition: Bronze, Junior Jury Prize and the Special Prize for Chamber Music. Her early musical achievements include second prize at the Shostakovich Music Competition for Youth (1998) and the Grand Prix at the Blüthner International Piano Competition (2006). Anna went on to win many competitions, including the Romantic Music Festival for Young Musicians (2010), Città di Padova International Music Competition (2012) and Maria Yudina International Music Competition (2015), as well as second prize at the Mauro Paolo Monopoli Competition (2017) and first prize and the Audience Prize at the Sheepdrove Piano Competition, Newbury. Anna is currently preparing for the Leeds International Piano Competition, which will be held in September 2018.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    Mazurka No 30 in G
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 31 in A flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Danza sacra e duetto finale, d'Aida
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
    Humoreske in B flat, for piano
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
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    25 July 2018 - 1:10pm
    The Korimako Trio play piano trios by Brahms and John Musto
    Diane Huh, Korimako Piano Trio, Modi Deng, Tahee Kim
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Formed of music students from the University of Auckland, the Korimako Piano Trio are winners of the Pettman/Royal Over-Seas League Chamber Music Scholarship 2018. The trio were finalists in the Auckland Chamber Music Society competition and the Pettman/Royal Over-Seas League Chamber Music Scholarship in 2016. They have received mentoring from Edith Salzmann, Professor Rae de Lisle and Stephen Larsen in Auckland, and have also received coaching from David Guerin, Stephen de Pledge, Caroline Almonte and Ekaterina Derzhavina.

    The Korimako Trio draws their name from a Maori saying that likens fluent, graceful orators and singers to a bellbird singing at dawn, He rite ki te kopara e ko nei I te ata.

    Free recital (retiring collection).

    2nd movement: Slowly - Allegro molto - Tempo 1 - Allegro molto from Piano Trio
    John Musto ()
    Piano Trio No 2 in C
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    27 July 2018 - 1:10pm
    Hallé Youth Choir sing choral arrangements of folk songs from around the world
    Hallé Youth Choir, Stuart Overington
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Established in 2003, the Hallé Youth Choir is recognised as one of the country’s leading mixed-voice youth choirs. Rehearsing on Sunday afternoons during term-time, membership is for talented young singers, aged 13-19 years, across the North West region. As well as appearing with the Hallé and a variety of other ensembles, the Youth Choir also performs independently. Each summer, members enjoy a residential course and tour with visits in recent years to Italy, Dublin, Belgium, Scotland and Paris.

    The Youth Choir’s 17-18 season featured a performance of Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius in York Minster as part of the Ryedale Festival, three appearances at the celebrated Hallé Carol Concerts at the Bridgewater Hall and also joining forces with the Hallé Choir in Mendelssohn’s glorious setting of Psalm 114. Also this year, the Hallé Youth Choir performed live on BBC 1 with indie-rock band Snow Patrol as part of the 2018 Sports Relief campaign, and have recorded with Mercury-nominated artist C Duncan on his latest album.

    Since its creation the Youth Choir has covered a wide range of diverse repertoire. Recent highlights have included being part of the Hallé’s Elgar Festival, singing the music of Star Wars, the Lord Mayor’s concert at Middleton Arena to mark the launch of the Lee Rigby Foundation, the Rotary International Conference at Manchester Central as well as appearances at the BBC Proms.

    The Youth Choir has taken part in several recording projects on the Hallé’s own label including A Christmas Celebration, Colin Matthews’ Crossing the Alps and the Gramophone award-winning recording of Elgar’s The Apostles. The Youth Choir sang on Elbow’s album Build a Rocket Boys and subsequently performed with the Manchester band on Comic Relief and Later…with Jules Holland.

    The Hallé Concerts Society is very grateful to Help Musicians UK, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the Oglesby Charitable Trust, The Radcliffe Trust, Elbow and many individual benefactors for their continued support of the Youth Choir.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    Sumer is icumen in
    Anonymous ()
    The lover's ghost from 5 English Folksongs
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    I love my love from 6 Choral Folksongs
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
    She moved through the fair
    Traditional Irish ()
    Domaredansen
    Traditional Swedish ()
    Trilo
    Traditional Swedish ()
    San’bonani/Nda’Wana
    Traditional African ()
    Indodana
    Traditional African ()
    City called Heaven
    Traditional Spiritual ()
    Ev’ry time I feel the spirit
    Ken Burton ()
    The Parting Glass
    Traditional Irish ()
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    21 July 2018 - 8:00pm
    Musical Banquet - A Feast for your Ears!
    Adrian Boorman, Malcolm Pearce, Musical Banquet, Tricia Warhurst
    Manor Farm Ardley, Bicester OX27 7NS
    United Kingdom

    The critically acclaimed Oxfordshire early music trio Musical Banquet will be making an eagerly anticipated first visit to Manor Farm, Ardley, nr. Bicester at 8pm on Saturday 21st July 2018 and performing in the Ardley Parlour Concerts Series. Step back in time 400 years to hear the group serve up a delectable menu of musical delicacies including vocal and instrumental works by Dowland, Campion and Purcell, along with some of their English and European contemporaries, interspersed with colourful period anecdotes.

    Manor Farm is situated on the edge of the Cotswolds, just a few minutes from the M40 (J 10), not far from Oxford, and half way between Birmingham and London. Formerly the milking parlour when this was still a working farm, the barn adjacent to the main farmhouse has been converted into a Music Room and the Parlour Concerts offer an exceptional opportunity to see musicians perform at a small and intimate venue in a relaxed and informal setting.

    Tonight is an unusual and highly entertaining chance to experience works performed on period instruments combined with countertenor voice, much as the 17th and 18th century audience might have heard them. With plenty of surprises along the way, the concert will be presented in the group's characteristically innovative, energetic and imaginative style and the gourmet ‘menu’ will include some spicy 'musical nibbles' from 17th century Spain, accompanied by baroque guitar, sweet treats from one of England's finest composers, Henry Purcell, and a special tribute to the poet and songwriter Robert Burns. A tempting indulgence for all musical gastronomes!

    Please note that places are strictly limited and admission to this concert is by invitation only. Email Manor Farm Music Frivolities to receive your personal RSVP invitation. The admission price includes a complimentary souvenir programme and during the interval refreshments will be available from the bar when there will be an opportunity to meet and talk with the musicians.

    Now in its 10th year, Musical Banquet's vibrant and energetic performances have delighted critics and audiences alike:

    ‘The effect of such entrancing music was quite magical’. ‘Beautifully presented with wit, polish and panache’. ‘A musical marvel!’ ‘The audience were spellbound’ 'Such enthusiastic and passionate performers' ‘An unforgettable evening!’ 'It was a real treat to listen to early English and European music performed to such a high standard’ ‘Thank you for another great show. You remain unique and indefatigable (and very digestible!’)’

    Come along and experience for yourself this 'Feast for the Ears'!

    If music be the food of love
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Passava amor
    Anonymous ()
    Dime, robadora
    Anonymous ()
    Vuestros ojos
    Anonymous ()
    Danza de las hachas
    Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710)
    Dame acojida
    Esteban Daza (fl. 1576)
    Der Rheinische Wein
    Adam Krieger (1634-1666)
    Springtime mantleth every bough
    Thomas Morley (1557/8-1602)
    Amyntas with his Phyllis fair
    Francis Pilkington (c1570-1638)
    Now winter nights enlarge from Third Booke of Ayres
    Thomas Campion (1567-1620)
    The fall of the leaf
    Martin Peerson (c1572-c1651)
    When the chill cherocco blows
    Anonymous ()
    White as lilies was her face
    John Dowland (c1563-1626)
    Her rosy cheeks
    Thomas Campion (1567-1620)
    With fragrant flowers
    Francis Pilkington (c1570-1638)
    Watkins ale
    Traditional ()
    Most men do love the Spanish wine
    Anonymous ()
    Ye Banks and Braes o' Bonnie Doon
    Traditional Scottish ()
    Comin' thro the Rye
    Traditional Scottish ()
    My love is like a red, red rose
    Traditional Scottish ()
    Afton Water
    Traditional Scottish ()
    Durisdeer - We'll meet nae mair at sunset
    Traditional Scottish ()
    Wi' a hundred pipers
    Lady Carolina Nairne (1766-1845)
    Come Love, let's walk
    Anonymous ()
    Underneath a cypress shade
    Francis Pilkington (c1570-1638)
    O sweet woods
    John Dowland (c1563-1626)
    Man is for the woman made
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    She that would gain a faithful lover
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Pious Celinda
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    The knotting song
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    'Twas within a furlong of Edinborough Town from The Mock Marriage
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
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    20 July 2018 - 7:30pm
    Bach, Handel and Vivaldi by candlelight | Trafalgar Sinfonia
    Ivor Setterfield, Richard Milone, 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)
    The Fairy Queen
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Air on the G string from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for violin and strings in E major
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Serenade for Strings in E minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Salzburg Symphony No 3
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto Grosso No 2 in F
    Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 2 in G minor, 'Summer' RV 315 from Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
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    20 July 2018 - 8:00pm
    Yaoying Wang (piano), Nicolae Mihalia (piano) and Ke Ma (piano) - Summer Waves
    Ke Ma, Nicolae Mihaila, Yaoying Wang
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    A warm summer night together with a glass of Prosecco and a lot of beautiful music. This is the way we invite you to spend the first day of the summer holidays.

    A piano recital featuring award winning pianists Yaoying Wang and Nicolae Mihaila which promises to take you all on a wonderful musical journey. The programme performed will be a varied one which we are sure will cover all tastes. A surprise artist invited to take part in this wonderful recital has been revealed as pianist Ke Ma.

    Immerse yourself in this special recital which we think will be the perfect way to start your summer holidays.

    Pianist Yaoying Wang has performed in major venues including the Purcell Room Royal Festival Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St John’s Smith Square, St James’s Piccadilly, Kings Place London, The Steinway Hall UK, Marlow Piano Society, Liaoning Grand Theatre, the Blackheath Halls and Polish Hearth Club. She has also played piano concertos with several Orchestras across UK and Asia, won top prizes including the Asian Toyama Cup Piano Competition and the Yamaha Piano Competition. She has recently been awarded 'The 2017 UK ‘Ten Outstanding’ Chinese Young Person' Award by Big Ben Award, UK; First prize at the 2017 Leonard Smith and Felicity Young Duo Competition with her duo partner, violinist Elena Abad, Finalist in the 2016 John Longmire Piano Competition and the Alfred Kitchen Piano Competition.

    Yaoying gave her first pubic performance aged seven. She studied with Professor Dan-Wen Wei, one of the few students of the great pianist Vladimir Horowitz. In 2004, she entered the Shenyang Conservatory of Music’s pre-college with the highest mark in the audition for admission.

    After being accepted by several world-class conservatories and receiving multiple scholarships, Yaoying decided to study in London in 2009. In 2013 she received her Bachelor of Music degree with honours from the Royal Academy of Music and Master of Music degree from the Royal College of Music in 2015, studying with leading English pianist Colin Stone and international concert pianist Gordon Fergus-Thompson.

    Yaoying recently completed her Postgraduate Artist Diploma at Trinity Laban Conservatoire with a distinction, studying with piano professor, Deniz Gelenbe and the head of the keyboard department, Peter Tuite. She was supported by the Leverhulme Arts Scholarship, the Alfred Kitchen Scholarship, Trinity Laban Award Scholar and Trinity College London Scholar Award.

    She has participated in many international music festivals, such as London Master Class, Music Fest Perugia and Beijing International Music Festival; had masterclasses with famous musicians such as Mitsuko Uchida, Christopher Elton, Ilana Vered, Hamish Milne, Norma Fisher, John Perry, Pascal Roge, Pavel Nersessian, Pascal Nemirovsky, Ian Fountain, Jerome Rose, Olivier Gardon and many others.

    Nicolae Mihaila started to play the piano at the age of eight under the guidance of Prof. Fekete Elisabeta. After two years, in which he excelled rapidly, he received a unique opportunity to perform Haydn’s D major Piano Concerto with the Oradea State Orchestra to an audience of over 1,000 people. Consequently it did not take long for him to be recognised as a child prodigy.

    After the first five years of study and hard work, winning prizes at national and international competitions, travelling across Romania and Europe doing solo recitals and concerts with orchestra, he was awarded the “Brilliant Child of Romania” trophy in 2005 at the “V.I.P. Gala” awards where he had the honour to receive his prizes on the same stage with Romania’s then president, Traian Basescu, along with other famous people from across the arts, television, politics and sport.

    In the last 14 years, Nicolae has won over 25 national and international awards and appeared many times on stage both in recitals and as concerto soloist with many professional orchestras from Romania and abroad. Furthermore, he has had the privilege of performing the national premiere of a newly discovered composition for piano and orchestra by Carl Filtsch, the prodigious student of Frederic Chopin who tragically died at the age of 15.

    Throughout his career so far, Nicolae has collaborated with many internationally acclaimed conductors, such as: Timothy Redmond, Walter Hilgers, Iosif Conta, Claudio Villaret, Rinaldo Muratori, Yukko Amanuma, Sabin Pauta.

    In 2012, Nicolae was offered a chance to start his undergraduate studies at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, under Prof. Ronan O’Hora. Upon graduating with a Bachelor degree in 2016, he decided to continue his study at the Guildhall to obtain his postgraduate Masters Degree.

    The 2018 season will include performances in England, Germany, Romania and Austria.

    Sonata for Piano No 8 in C minor, 'Pathétique'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Ballade No 2 in F
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Images for Piano (Book 1, 1905)
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    2 Poèmes
    Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
    Auf dem Wasser zu singen from 12 Lieder
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Red Tide
    Composer Not Known ()
    Prelude No 5 in G minor from 10 Preludes
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
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    20 July 2018 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Royal Air Force Chamber Ensemble
    Anthony McCarthy, Hannah McGleish, Royal Air Force Chamber Ensemble, Ryan Penman
    Charlton House London SE7 8RE
    United Kingdom

    Royal Air Force Chamber Ensemble present a programme of German music for clarinet, viola and piano. The programme will include Mozart's famous 'Kegelstatt' trio and the much loved trio for clarinet, cello and piano by Brahms, arranged for clarinet, viola and piano.

    No 7 in B, Allegro vivace, ma non troppo from 8 Pieces for clarinet (or violin), viola (or cello) and piano
    Max Bruch (1838-1920)
    Trio for clarinet, viola and piano in E flat, 'Kegelstatt'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Trio for clarinet, viola and piano in A minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    22 July 2018 - 7:45pm
    Llanfyllin Music Festival 2018: Concert 4
    Allegri String Quartet, Norbert Blume
    St Myllin's Church Llanfyllin SY22 5BW
    United Kingdom

    An upbeat final concert of this year's series, with the chief violist of the BBC Symphony Orchestra as guest player to add even more zing to the performance. This last concert is usually a sellout, so be sure to book early.

    Excerpts from The Art of Fugue
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    String Quintet No 4 in G minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    String Quintet No 1 in F
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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