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Format: 2020-04-10
Format: 2020-04-10
  • 17 April 2020 - 1:10pm
    Cancelled: Joon Yoon (piano) plays Beethoven and Ravel
    Joon Yoon
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Praised by BBC Radio 3’s In Tune as “Magic”, pianist Joon Yoon made his solo recital debut in Korea at the age of 12 and his concerto debut in the US a year later. He is an avid solo and chamber musician and performs a wide range of repertoire from Bach to Brahms to Carter and contemporary composers.

    In 2018, he was the unanimous winner of Guildhall School’s most prestigious award, the Gold Medal, previously won by artists such as Jacqueline du Pre and Bryn Terfel, for which he was named a BBC Music Magazine rising star. He won top prizes at competitions such as the Piano Texas Concerto Competition in the USA, and Piano Campus International Competition in France, as well as winning awards at the Campillos International Piano Competition in Spain and the Verona International Piano Competition in Italy. He was the 2017 winner of the Glass Sellers Beethoven Prize at the Guildhall School.

    Free recital with retiring collection.

    Sonata for Piano No 30 in E
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Le tombeau de Couperin
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
  • 20 April 2020 - 1:10pm
    Cancelled: Tolga Atalay Ün (piano) and Lee Jae Phang (piano) play Beethoven
    Lee Jae Phang, Tolga Atalay Ün
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    A graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, concert pianist Lee Jae Phang continues to astound audiences across the UK and in Germany with his virtuosity, expressiveness and searching intellect. Recent appearances include performances at the Church Stretton Arts Festival (Shropshire), the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe (London) to mark the 20th Anniversary of Sir Michael Tippett's death, and the Centenary Celebration Concert of the Burnley Orchestra.

    In addition to performing solo recitals and concerti with orchestras, Lee Jae is also a notable accompanist and chamber musician, and has collaborated with many other musicians on a range of musical projects. Most notably, he performed Ligeti's extremely challenging Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano with Pijus Jonušas (violin) and John Ryan (Principal Horn of the London Philharmonic Orchestra) to great critical acclaim in Budafest, the RNCM's 2017 Hungarian-themed chamber music festival.

    Piano masterclasses Lee Jae has performed in include those given by Stephen Hough, Christopher Elton, Vanessa Latarche, Ronan O'Hora, and Bernard d'Ascoli.

    Turkish-American pianist Tolga Atalay Ün was born in 1995, in Ankara, Turkey. He is currently in his second year of postgraduate studies (MPerf) at the Royal College of Music, London, studying piano with Prof. Norma Fisher, where he is a ‘C. Bechstein Scholar supported by a Christopher Hogwood Scholarship’. He recently finished his undergraduate studies in Prof. Norma Fisher’s piano class at the RCM, where he was a ‘Kenneth and Violet Scott Scholar’ and he has been admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Music (Honours) with First Class. He also studied the harpsichord for two years with Prof. Terence Charlston and piano with Professor Niel Immelman at the RCM. He was generously supported by Sevda-Cenap And Music Foundation and Talent Unlimited.

    In September 2016, Tolga Atalay Ün was selected as a scholar to the ‘Young Musicians on World Stages’ project created and mentored by Güher and Süher Pekinel with financial support of Tüpras.

    Playing as a soloist with the Ankara Youth Symphony Orchestra, as well as conducting them from the keyboard in the opening concert of 33rd International Ankara Music Festival in April 2016 won him a great recognition amongst the musical authorities. On the 6th March 2019, he played in the concert organised for the annual President’s Visit from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to the RCM. His recent prizes include the Beethoven Medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians as a result of winning the First Prize and the Thomas Harris Beethoven Award at the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe’s 2017 Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition; the First Prize, as well as the Prize for the Best Performance of A.A.Saygun and the Audience Prize at the 4th Ahmed Adnan Saygun Piano Competition in Turkey, 2017; the First Prize at the Kendall Taylor Beethoven Competition at the RCM in 2017 and the Second Prize at the Broadwood Horniman Harpsichord Competition in November 2015. He played numerous concerts in many different countries, such as Turkey, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Italy, Greece and Romania; and in prestigious concert halls such as London Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall, St.Martin-in-the-Fields, Drapers’ Hall, RCM Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Salzburg Mozarteum, Bayerische Musikakademie Marktoberdorf, Bogaziçi University Albert Long Hall, Ankara MEB Sura Concert Hall, Bilkent Concert Hall, Antalya Cultural Centre and Mersin State Opera and Ballet. He participated in masterclasses given by renowned pianists and harpsichordists such as Ton Koopman, Janina Fialkowska, Rolf Plagge, Ian Jones, Gordon Fergus-Thompson, Andrew Zolinsky, and Daniel Shapiro. He also had conducting lessons given by Conductors Lior Shambadal, Peter Gülke, Orhun Orhon, Ibrahim Yazici and Burak Tüzün. As a result of this, he conducted numerous concerts with orchestras including Hitit Philharmonic Orchestra (a volunteer orchestra that he formed with his friends), Hacettepe Youth Symphony Orchestra, Ankara Youth Symphony Orchestra and Bodrum Chamber Orchestra.

    In 2004, he was accepted as a member to the Polyphonic Children’s Choir of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, conducted by Ahter Destan. During 2004-2009, he participated in many concerts, tours and organisations as a choir member and accompanist. In 2007, he was offered a place to start his professional piano studies with Sibel Özgün at the Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory, where he was graduated with the 'Top of the School Award' in 2014. During his seven-year conservatory education; he gave many concerts, premiered many pieces and made many radio recordings as a pianist, conductor, chamber musician and accompanist. He took lessons about Modern Music History and Contemporary Music Techniques given by a famous Turkish composer Ilhan Baran in 2009-2013. In May 2009, he was awarded the 'honourable mention' in the Fourth International Istanbul Pera Piano Competition and in 2010, the 'Jury’s Special Award' in 'The National Chopin Piano Competition', which was organized jointly by Baskent University and Bahçelievler Rotary Club in Ankara, Turkey under the auspices of the Polish Embassy, to commemorate Chopin’s 200th birthday. After winning this prize, he got an invitation to become one of the founder members of Bahçelievler Interact Club. As an Interact, he has had the opportunity of participating in various social activities.

    Free recital with retiring collection.

    Sonata for Piano No 5 in C minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Piano No 11 in B flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 17 April 2020 - 1:00pm
    Cancelled - Giulia Grassi and Francesco Berrafato present Rosa and Dmitri
    Duoende, Francesco Berrafato, Giulia Grassi
    Charlton House London SE7 8RE
    United Kingdom

    Please note that as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus, this event has been cancelled

    Duoende aims to find a common language between two apparently very different worlds: Giulia Grassi’s classical piano and the folk sound of Francesco Berrafato’s diatonic accordion.

    Through both the composition of original repertoire and the arrangement of classical and folk pieces, the duo works on the search for an innovative timbre given by the combination of these two instruments and historical backgrounds.

    Duoende’s compositions aim to represent a dialogue between the genres and also a juxtaposition between the structure of Western classical music and the freedom and circularity of folk music.

    The duo has performed across Italy, UK, France and Norway in venues such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, School of Oriental and African Studies University , the Foundling Museum (London, UK), the Italian Institute of Culture of Oslo (Norway), Arcipelaghi Sonori, International Folk Music Festival(Modena, Italy).

    In 2019 Duoende recorded the first album, Rosa&Dmitri at Agder University in Kristiansand, Norway. The title Rosa and Dmitri refers to folk songwriter Rosa Balistreri and classical composer Dmitri Shostakovich.

    The encounter between Balistreri and Shostakovich represent the soul of the whole project: two cultures that merge together creating a new form of expression.

  • 10 April 2020 - 1:00pm
    Cancelled: Lunchtime Recital - Ibex Brass
    Ibex Brass
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Please note that as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus, this event has been cancelled

    Presented by the Royal Academy of Music

    Ibex Brass is an ambitious new ensemble, formed in late 2017 by ten undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Royal Academy of Music. The group’s main aim is to expand the music for brass dectet well beyond that which already exists, and its repertoire centres around new, bespoke arrangements of canonical piano- and orchestral- works. Ibex Brass prides itself on its ability to give these well-known classics a new brassy sheen, and to encourage listeners to experience familiar repertoire in a new way.

    In 2019, Ibex Brass were appointed Chamber Music Fellows at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and also won the annual ‘Worshipful Company of Musicians Brass Ensemble Prize’. Individual members of the ensemble have worked with a number of prestigious orchestras, including the European Union Youth Orchestra, Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and London Symphony Orchestra, and the collective talent represented in the group helps make Ibex concerts particularly exhilarating musical affairs. In this programme, the group explores two very different twentieth-century responses to the music of the French baroque master François Couperin (1668-1733). Richard Strauss’s Tanzsuite aus Klavierstücken von François Couperin takes a number of Couperin’s dances and reimagines them as late-Romantic symphonic movements, and Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin takes the typical structure of a Couperin dance-suite and fills it with Ravel’s distinctive impressionist stylings. Both of these works acquire a unique new character when heard vis-à-vis the exciting new medium of the brass dectet.

    Le tombeau de Couperin
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Tanzsuite aus Klavierstücken von François Couperin
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
  • 10 April 2020 - 7:30pm
    Cancelled: JS Bach's St John Passion by candlelight | St Martin's Chorus
    Andrew Earis, Brandenburg Sinfonia, Soloists from St Martin's Voices, St Martin's Chorus, Stephen Anthony Brown
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Join St Martin's Voices under the baton of Director of Music, Andrew Earis, for a fantastic night of Bach's extraordinary St John Passion, with Evangelist Stephen Anthony Brown

    St John Passion
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • 11 April 2020 - 6:30pm
    Cancelled: Allegri's Miserere by candlelight | St Martin's Voices
    Andrew Earis, St Martin's Voices
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Join us for a hauntingly beautiful 1 hour concert of Allegri's Miserere, sung by our soloists from St Martin's Voices and conducted by Director of Music Andrew Earis.

    Miserere mei, Deus
    Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652)
    Requiem (Officium defunctorum)
    Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
    Sir James MacMillan (1959-)
  • 11 April 2020 - 6:30pm
    Cancelled: The Musical and Amicable Society
    Nicola Wemyss, The Musical and Amicable Society
    Old Baptist Chapel Tewkesbury GL20 5RZ
    United Kingdom

    On the Saturday of the Easter weekend, members of the Musical and Amicable Society are joined by Scottish born mezzo-soprano Nicola Wemyss in a programme of reflective music for Eastertide by Purcell, Telemann, Handel and Reading, for voice, violin, cello and organ

    Kate Fawcett and Martin Perkins revived the original Musical and Amicable Society, founded in Birmingham in 1762, as a collective of professional period-instrument specialist musicians and we are delighted to welcome them back to the Old Chapel Court Concerts. Nicola Wemyss has spent most of her career working and recording in Europe with ensembles and conductors such as Les Arts Florissants, the Netherlands Bach Society, Frans Brüggen, Richard Egarr, Ton Koopman and Roy Goodman.

    The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Cantata: Ich weine, durch der Armut plage
    Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
    I will sing unto the Lord
    John Christmas Beckwith (1759-1809)
    Lord, teach us to number our days
    Composer Not Known ()
  • 11 April 2020 - 7:30pm
    Cancelled: International Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove - Spring Concerts 2020
    Gretel Dowdeswell, Richard Egarr, Sophia Rahman, Steven Doane, Thomas Riebl
    Marazion Community Centre Marazion
    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.

    Sonata for Keyboard No 62 in E flat
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Sonata for cello and piano in D minor
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Rhapsody No 1, for violin and piano
    Bela Bartók (1881-1945)
    Trio for viola, cello and piano in A minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • 11 April 2020 - 7:30pm
    Chineke! Orchestra, Kevin John Edusei, Sheku Kanneh-Mason
    Saffron Hall Saffron Walden CB11 4UH
    United Kingdom

    If you’ve heard the buzz about Sheku Kanneh-Mason, you’ll have heard that he’s the kind of musician who comes along once in a generation, as compelling as he is charismatic. And if you’ve heard him play, you’ll know that it’s all true. But why waste words when you can hear him for yourself, performing with Chineke! – the orchestra whose “exhilaratingly vital” music-making is lighting up the British orchestral scene.

    Ballade in A minor
    Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)
    Concerto No 1 in C for Cello and Orchestra
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Élégie for cello and orchestra
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Symphony No 2 in D
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • 17 April 2020 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Alfredo Reyes Logounova (violin) and John T Conway (piano)
    Alfredo Reyes Logounova, John T Conway
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Presented by the Royal College of Music

    Alfredo Reyes Logounova was born in Mexico City in 1991 and began his musical studies at the age of 3 with his parents: violin with his father and piano with his mother.

    In 2004, he made his European debut with the Festival Tigullio Liguria di Levante Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jan Stulen in Chiavari, Italy.

    He studied under Mr. Boris Belkin, one of the most renowned violinists and pedagogues of our age, at the Conservatorium Maastricht, from where he gained his Bachelor and Master degrees, graduating with a Cum Laude degree.

    In 2014, Alfredo Reyes Logounova was invited to play as a soloist at the 200th anniversary of the Dutch Monarchy. This event was attended by His Royal Majesties the King and Queen of The Netherlands, Belgium and The Grand Duke of Luxemburg, as well as the President and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany.

    His musical activities include performances as a soloist with major Mexican orchestras, such as the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, the Fine Arts Chamber Orchestra, the Querétaro Symphony Orchestra, the Aguascalientes Symphony Orchestra, the Sinaloa de las Artes Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico, conducted by renowned conductors such as Eduardo Alvarez, Jesús Medina, José Guadalupe Flores, Enrique Barrios, Román Revueltas, Luis Herrera de la Fuente, Israel Yinon, José Areán, Stephen Ellery, Carlos Miguel Prieto, among others.

    He has extensively performed as a soloist and solo recitalist not only in several cities of his country, but also in Italy, France, Netherlands, Canada, Poland, Spain, Croatia, Lithuania, Austria, Switzerland , Germany, Hungary, Russia and the United Kingdom.

    Sonata for violin and continuo in G minor, 'Devil's Trill'
    Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
    Sonata for violin and piano No 21 in E minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Étude No 6, Introduction, theme and variations on the Irish folksong ‘The last rose of summer’, for solo violin
    Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst (1814?-1865)
    Witches' Dance (Le Streghe), for violin and orchestra
    Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
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