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Format: 2020-04-10
Format: 2020-04-10
  • 15 April 2020 - 7:00pm
    Handel's Tamerlano | Cambridge Handel Opera Company
    Cambridge Handel Opera Company, Caroline Taylor, Christopher Turner, Jolyon Loy, Julian Perkins, Leila Zanette, Meili Li, Sounds Baroque, Thalie Knights
    Great Hall at The Leys Cambridge CB2 7AD
    United Kingdom

    Cambridge Handel Opera Company present a fully staged production of Handel’s most intense psychological drama, Tamerlano (1724). The opera tracks the anguished love of all its five characters through an obsessive power-struggle between two intransigent rulers, to a tragic end.

    Performances also take place on Wed 15, Fri 17 and Sat 18 April.

    Tamerlano
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
  • 17 April 2020 - 7:00pm
    Handel's Tamerlano | Cambridge Handel Opera Company
    Cambridge Handel Opera Company, Caroline Taylor, Christopher Turner, Jolyon Loy, Julian Perkins, Leila Zanette, Meili Li, Sounds Baroque, Thalie Knights
    Great Hall at The Leys Cambridge CB2 7AD
    United Kingdom

    Cambridge Handel Opera Company present a fully staged production of Handel’s most intense psychological drama, Tamerlano (1724). The opera tracks the anguished love of all its five characters through an obsessive power-struggle between two intransigent rulers, to a tragic end.

    Performances also take place on Tue 15, Wed 16 and Sat 18 April.

    Tamerlano
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
  • 19 April 2020 - 4:00pm
    Cancelled: Chopin and Champagne | April - Barcarolle and Ballade No 3
    Warren Mailley-Smith
    The Grand Hall, Merchants House of Glasgow Glasgow G2 1BA
    United Kingdom

    Warren Mailley-Smith recently became the first British pianist to perform Chopin’s complete works for solo piano from memory in a series of 11 recitals at St John’s Smith Square. Hailed by the critics as an “epic achievement”, Mailley-Smith will repeat the series across the UK in 2020.

    He has given acclaimed solo recitals at The Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall and has performed for the British Royal Family on numerous occasions. One of the busiest concert pianists of his generation, he will give over 100 solo performances in 2020.

    His career has taken him all over the world, with solo performances in Australia, Europe and most recently solo tours in China and the USA. He is a popular soloist on the London concert scene and performs regularly in music societies, festivals, schools and concert halls throughout the UK and abroad and as guest artist on several of the world’s most famous cruise liners.

    He has 30 piano concertos in his repertoire, having made his concerto debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

    Warren’s growing discography has made an impact on critics, broadcasters and the public alike. His recordings have been featured by Classic FM as CD of the Week and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and the BBC. He is currently recording the complete works of Chopin over a 3-year period for a 14-disc set for Sleeveless Records.

    He is Artistic Director of The Piccadilly Sinfonia and also of The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series

    Warren studied with some of the world’s leading pedagogues, including Peter Feuchtwanger, Ronald Smith and John Barstow at The Royal College of Music. He is now in demand himself as teacher in both masterclasses and private lessons. He teaches at Royal College of Music Junior Department and tutors on a number of residential piano courses, including Pro Corda, Piano Week, Pianissimi and Finchcocks, in addition to giving masterclasses and adjudications throughout the UK and further afield.

    “Tall and talented, Warren Mailley-Smith is the embodiment of a modern romantic concert pianist…” – Musical Opinion

    Ballade No 3 in A flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 16 in E flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz in A flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz No 13 in D flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Impromptu No 2 in F sharp
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 14 in F sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Barcarolle in F sharp
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 43 in G minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Polonaise in G sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Scherzo No 4 in E
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
  • 20 April 2020 - 7:30pm
    Cancelled: Chopin and Champagne | April: Barcarolle and Ballade No 3
    Warren Mailley-Smith
    St Luke's Church Brighton BN2 0GG
    United Kingdom

    Warren Mailley-Smith recently became the first British pianist to perform Chopin’s complete works for solo piano from memory in a series of 11 recitals at St John’s Smith Square. Hailed by the critics as an “epic achievement”, Mailley-Smith will repeat the series across the UK in 2020.

    He has given acclaimed solo recitals at The Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall and has performed for the British Royal Family on numerous occasions. One of the busiest concert pianists of his generation, he will give over 100 solo performances in 2020.

    His career has taken him all over the world, with solo performances in Australia, Europe and most recently solo tours in China and the USA. He is a popular soloist on the London concert scene and performs regularly in music societies, festivals, schools and concert halls throughout the UK and abroad and as guest artist on several of the world’s most famous cruise liners.

    He has 30 piano concertos in his repertoire, having made his concerto debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

    Warren’s growing discography has made an impact on critics, broadcasters and the public alike. His recordings have been featured by Classic FM as CD of the Week and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and the BBC. He is currently recording the complete works of Chopin over a 3 year period for a 14 disc set for Sleeveless Records.

    He is Artistic Director of The Piccadilly Sinfonia and also of The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series

    Warren studied with some of the world’s leading pedagogues, including Peter Feuchtwanger, Ronald Smith and John Barstow at The Royal College Of Music. He is now in demand himself as teacher in both masterclasses and private lessons. He teaches at Royal College of Music Junior Department and tutors on a number of residential piano courses, including Pro Corda, Piano Week, Pianissimi and Finchcocks, in addition to giving masterclasses and adjudications throughout the UK and further afield.

    “Tall and talented, Warren Mailley-Smith is the embodiment of a modern romantic concert pianist…” – Musical Opinion

    Ballade No 3 in A flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 16 in E flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz in A flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz No 13 in D flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Impromptu No 2 in F sharp
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 14 in F sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Barcarolle in F sharp
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 43 in G minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Polonaise in G sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Scherzo No 4 in E
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
  • 18 April 2020 - 6:00pm
    A Mixed Bag | Vox Cantab
    Louisa Denby, Vox Cantab
    St John the Evangelist Langrish, Petersfield GU32 1QY
    United Kingdom

    A selection of music to suit all tastes, ranging from motets to madrigals, glee to gospel. All proceeds to the Church of St John the Evangelist, Langrish.

  • 19 April 2020 - 3:30pm
    A Mixed Bag | Vox Cantab
    Louisa Denby, Vox Cantab
    St Andrew's Church Hurstbourne Priors, Winchester RG28 7SB
    United Kingdom

    A selection of music to suit all tastes, ranging from motets to madrigals, glee to gospel - admission free, with retiring collection.

  • 10 April 2020 - 2:30pm
    Cancelled: Messiah on Good Friday - Royal Choral Society
    Božidar Smiljanic, Jamie MacDougall, Keri Fuge, Madeleine Shaw, Richard Cooke, Richard Pearce, Royal Choral Society, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Royal Albert Hall London SW7 2AP
    United Kingdom

    The Royal Choral Society has performed Handel’s Messiah on Good Friday afternoon at the Royal Albert Hall every year since 1876. This annual concert is one of London’s great Easter traditions and the perfect way to spend Good Friday afternoon.

    The 2020 performance of the UK’s favourite choral masterpiece will be conducted by Royal Choral Society Music Director Richard Cooke – his 25th year wielding the baton at this event, and the choir will be accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. A quartet of superb soloists will complete the line-up.

    It is thought that the Royal Choral Society, the choir that was formed for the opening of the Royal Albert Hall in 1871, has sung Handel’s magnificent Messiah more than any other choir – estimated as around 280 times. What could be a better start to your Easter weekend?

    Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
  • 17 April 2020 - 7:30pm
    Cancelled: International Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove - Spring Concerts 2020
    St Gluvias Church Penryn TR10 8AJ
    United Kingdom

    Please note that this concert has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

    International Musicians Seminar brings together musicians from all over the world to study with eminent professors in a unique and intense series of Masterclasses. This series of six concerts brings the best of these musicians into venues around West Cornwall to perform a wide variety of repertoire – a thrilling chance to hear some young stars on the brink of their professional careers, as well as an opportunity to hear their inspiring professors in concert.

  • 18 April 2020 - 7:30pm
    Cancelled: International Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove - Spring Concerts 2020
    St Mary's Church Penzance TR18 4AP
    United Kingdom

    Please note that this concert has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

    International Musicians Seminar brings together musicians from all over the world to study with eminent professors in a unique and intense series of Masterclasses. This series of six concerts brings the best of these musicians into venues around West Cornwall to perform a wide variety of repertoire – a thrilling chance to hear some young stars on the brink of their professional careers, as well as an opportunity to hear their inspiring professors in concert.

  • 15 April 2020 - 1:10pm
    Cancelled: Tamaki Sugimoto (cello), Kumi Matsuo (piano) play Beethoven, Britten
    Kumi Matsuo, Tamaki Sugimoto
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Cellist Tamaki Sugimoto is a recipient of various international prizes and performs extensively across the UK, Europe and Japan.

    As a passionate chamber musician, she has appeared on the stage with artists including Yura Lee, David Quiggle, Lisanne Soeterbroek, Michael Foyle, Julian Jacobson, Mayuko Ishigami and Leonid Gorokhov. Additional inspiration and influence derive from working with Heinrich Schiff, Frans Helmerson, Philippe Müller and Troels Svane. Her recent engagements include working with London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, The International Holland Music Sessions (Holland), The Razumovsky Academy and Nagaokakyo Chamber Ensemble (Japan).

    Having previously graduated from the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, she is currently studying with Melissa Phelps at the Royal College of Music where she holds The Linbury Scholarship.

    Kumi Matsuo was born in Tokyo, Japan. Kumi graduated from the Toho Gakuen High School of Music and the Toho Gakuen University of Music in Tokyo. In 2007 she moved to London for her further study at the Royal College of Music where she gained an Artist Diploma and a Masters of Music in Performance. Her study was supported by the Charles Napper Award, the Russell Gander Award and the Rohm Music Foundation.

    She is the winner of the 5th Louisiana International Piano Competition in 2013, Second Prize winner at the 75th Music Competition of Japan in 2006, Third Prize at the 22nd Ferrol International Piano Competition in 2008 and First Prize and the title of Competition Laureate at the 6th Isidor Bajic International Piano Competition in 2012.

    An accomplished concert pianist, Kumi has played with orchestras such as Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Galicia Symphony Orchestra, Banatul Symphony Orchestra and Rapides Symphony Orchestra. Kumi has given numerous solo recitals and chamber music concerts in major venues throughout the UK and Japan.

    Free recital with retiring collection

    7 Variations on 'Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen', from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, for cello and piano
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    3 Pieces for cello and piano
    Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979)
    Sonata for cello and piano in A
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
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