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Format: 2014-07-24
Format: 2014-07-24
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    Fri, 2014-08-01 22:15
    2014 Festival in One Evening
    Chapter 8
    College Hall Worcester WR1 2LH
    United Kingdom

    The Three Choirs Festival Worcester 2014 condensed into one evening: can you spot the cryptic references to this year's themes and repertoire in the programme by local chamber choir Chapter 8?

    £12 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
  • Fri, 2014-07-25 20:00
    James Rhodes (piano)
    James Rhodes
    Royal Hall Harrogate HG1 2RD
    United Kingdom

    Harrogate International Festivals is pleased to present James Rhodes, who will be appearing at the Harrogate Festival - Summer 2014 as Artist in Residence over a two day residency. As part of this residency Rhodes will appear in the Royal Hall for a special solo recital, as well as a free Q&A event in Revolution, Harrogate.

    After suffering mental health illness, which prevented Rhodes from taking up a scholarship at Guildhall, a chance meeting with renowned agent Franco Panozzo, led to tutorage under teacher Edoardo Strabbioli in Italy. James unique approach to classical music alongside his personal struggle has attracted much media interest. He’s appeared in documentaries for BBC Four, and presented his own TV series ‘James Rhodes Piano Man’ for Sky Arts. He’s also performed with Stephen Fry in ‘A Classical Affair’ at the Barbican, with sell-out festival appearances all over the word.

    Rhodes’s concerts provide a unique experience for his audiences as he explores the personal interaction music can provide. He will be performing a programme including Chopin and Schubert, as well as gauging the audience and adding some spectacular surprises. Reviewers hail his intense, personal, gorgeous, and beautiful performances, mixing showmanship with remarkable skill. Don’t miss the chance to see this mercurial musician in action at the majestic Royal Hall.

    Ballade No 3 in A flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Scherzo No 2 in B Flat minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Fantasie in F minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Étude pour la main gauche
    Felix Blumenfeld (1863-1931)
    Sonata for Piano No 13 in A
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    £22, £20, £18, £15, £12, Boxes: £45, £30 Available from 01423 562 303 Monday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm.
  • Thu, 2014-07-24 20:00
    Medici Quartet
    Medici String Quartet
    Royal Hall Harrogate HG1 2RD
    United Kingdom

    Harrogate International Festival is pleased to present a special recital from the Medici String Quartet, presenting a new co-comission from the late Sir John Tavener. Join the founder of the Medici Quartet Paul Robertson in an exclusive pre-concert talk at 6pm as he discusses his personal relationship with Tavener, particularly through the illnesses they both suffered. Discover how Tavener came to write a new piece for the Medici Quartet, it's influences from the poet Rumi and its design to act as a gift between Israel and Palastine.

    Despite formally retiring at the Harrogate International Festival in 2007, the Medici Quartet will be returning to Harrogate this July for a very special concert. Founder and violinist, Paul Robertson, leads their performance of Sir John Tavener’s final work, Scatter Roses over my Tears – a meditation over a verse of the Sufi poet, Rumi. The quartet has an unrivaled reputation and this truly is a rare opportunity to see one of Britain’s greatest chamber groups celebrating a great British composer.

    Scatter Roses over my Tears
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
    String Quartet No 19 in C, 'Dissonance'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    3rd movement - Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo from String Quartet No 16 in F
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    £25, £22, £20, £18, £16; boxes: £45, £30 Available from 01423 562 303 Monday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm.
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    Fri, 2014-07-25 13:00
    Lunchtime Recital - Katya Lazareva (viola) and Masachi Nishiyama (piano)
    Katya Lazareva, Masachi Nishiyama
    Charlton House London SE7 8RE
    United Kingdom

    Katya Lazareva is an acclaimed violist specialising in solo and chamber repertoire. Born in 1985 in Belarus, she is a graduate of the Royal College of Music’s Artist Diploma course in Performance, led by the Professor of violin and viola, Yuri Zhislin. In 2012 she won a scholarship from an Anatole Mines and Anthony Elt Award towards her studies at the Royal College.

    Japanese pianist Masachi Nishiyama is increasingly gaining recognition for her work both as soloist and as a collaborative pianist. She has performed at numerous prestigious venues in the UK, Japan and worldwide. One of her more recent projects has been to give over twenty recitals of Bach's monumental Goldberg Variations in the UK and she has gained special distinction for the performances.

    Phantasy for Viola and Piano
    Edwin York Bowen (1884-1961)
    Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Hungarian Dance No 1 in G minor from 21 Hungarian Dances
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Le Grand Tango
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
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    Fri, 2014-07-25 13:00
    Lunchtime Recital - Bobby Chen (piano)
    Bobby Chen
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    The opening concert of the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Regent Hall Summer Festival

    6 Bagatelles
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    Mon, 2014-07-28 13:00
    Lunchtime Recital - Jelena Makarova (piano)
    Jelena Makarova
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Presented by Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Regent Hall Summer Festival

    Jelena Makarova is a Russian born Lithuanian trained pianist. She started playing piano at the age of five and started her training as a pianist at the State School of Arts for gifted children in Lithuania. She then continued her studies at the Lithuanian Music Academy. She graduated in 2000 with a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance, Accompaniment and Piano Teaching with all-round distinctions.

    Jelena then moved to the UK and was accepted to study at the Royal Academy of Music, London. She studied piano with C. Stone and chamber music with N. Eimer and M. Dussek. During her studies Jelena was nominated by the Academy and performed music by G. Kurtag at the public master class with the French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard at the Duke’s Hall. Jelena graduated in 2005 and obtained her Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Piano Performance.

    Jelena now has established a career as a performer, chamber musician and piano teacher. She has appeared in recitals and festivals in the UK, Russia, Sweden and Lithuania. Jelena is currently based in London.

    3 Intermezzi
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Sonata for Piano No 15 in D, 'Pastoral'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    - 'In the morning you always come back'
    Richard Causton (1971-)
    Vers la flamme
    Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
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    Wed, 2014-07-30 13:00
    Lunchtime Recital - Han Seul Lee (piano)
    Han Seul Lee
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Regent Hall Summer Festival

    Han Seul Lee (piano) was born in South Korea in 1993. She began learning the piano at the age of four. At the age of eight, she started learning with Hae Jin La at the Seoul Arts Centre Music Academy, whilst studying in Korea, Han Seul had several successes in national music competitions. In 2003, Han Seul came to England and in 2004 she began lessons with Christopher Elton at the Royal Academy of Music.

    Han Seul was awarded a School Scholarship to study at The Purcell School of Music in September 2005. Han Seul performs regularly at concerts within the school and has also had performance opportunities as a soloist with external orchestras.

    Sonata for Piano No 21 in C, 'Waldstein'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    Fri, 2014-08-01 13:00
    Lunchtime Recital - Adelia Myslov (violin) and Craig White (piano)
    Adelia Myslov, Craig White
    Charlton House London SE7 8RE
    United Kingdom

    Adelia has given solo performances in Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall and Fairfield Halls, and has toured Europe. She won 1st prize in London Solo Bach Competition, 1st String prize in TWIYCA, finalist prizes in Carl Flesch International, among others; and has won numerous awards including the Manoug Parikian Award at age fourteen, Philarmonia MMSF and Countess of Munster twice in 2011 and 2012. She has played concertos with orchestras across the UK, and has participated in masterclasses with Yehudi Menuhin and Ida Haendal. She graduated from the Royal College of Music studying with Itzhak Rashkovsky and Adrian Butterfield, and now regularly performs recitals with pianist Craig White and concertos under the Countess of Munster and Making Music schemes.

    Craig White gained his Bachelors in Music at St Catherine's College, Oxford where he held the Re´pe´titeur Scholarship, and Masters in Piano Accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music studying with Michael Dussek and Diana Ketler. Craig White spent two years as a Junior Fellow in Piano Accompaniment at the RCM working with the Vocal and String Department. Craig won the accompanist prize at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards, held at the Wigmore Hall. Craig was musical director and conductor for London Youth Opera's production of The Magic Flute, and an accompanist on the Solti-te Kanawa Accademia in Italy and the Oxford Cello School. He was artist in residence at the Britten Days Festival in Koln. Craig performs with the violinist Adelia Myslov with the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme and is supported by the Musicians Benevolent Trust.

    Sonatina for Violin and Piano in D
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano in G
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Tzigane, concert rhapsody for Violin and Piano
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
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  • Sat, 2014-07-26 20:00
    The Harrogate Festival Orchestra
    Ben Crick, Raphael Wallfisch, Skipton Building Society Camerata
    Royal Hall Harrogate HG1 2RD
    United Kingdom

    Harrogate International Festivals & Skipton Building Society Camerata combine to present The Harrogate Festival Orchestra. In 1966, the Harrogate Festival Orchestra was created especially for the first ever Harrogate International Festival. Almost 50 years on, the Festival has recreated this historic event, with a brand new Harrogate Festival Orchestra drawing on the best national and international talent.

    Celebrating the rich history of the Harrogate International Festivals, the Orchestra features international cellist Raphael Wallfisch, performing Elgar’s exquisite Cello Concerto. Wallfisch’s world-wide career began in Harrogate as a young musician with Harrogate International Festivals, and now he performs with the London Philharmonic, the Berlin Symphony, and the BBC Proms to name but a few.

    This triumphant, uplifting concert stars a wealth of national and international musicians, including the trumpeter for BBC Radio 4’s Daily Service – Anthony Thompson – and New Zealand born cellist Rod Skipp whose demand sees him appear regularly on BBC Radio 3 and Songs of Praise. The Skipton Camerata celebrate their 10th anniversary this year having performed in prestigious venues over the years including Harewood House and Bridgewater Hall. Plus their extensive educational work has brought classical music into schools all across Yorkshire.

    The Harrogate Festival Orchestra will be conducted by the visionary Ben Crick, who was made gained a BBC Music Fellowship in 2013. A graduate of the University of Leeds, Ben has staged operas in pubs, as well as conducted at the Royal Festival Hall. Crick’s infectious passion for classical music promises this glorious return of the Harrogate Festival Orchestra will be a concert to remember for the next 50 years.

    Egmont
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Symphony No 3 in A minor, 'Scottish'
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Tickets: £26, £24, £20, £16, £12 Available from 01423 562 303 Monday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm.
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    Fri, 2014-08-01 13:30
    Paul Chamberlain - Accordion Sensations
    Paul Chamberlain
    St George's Bristol Bristol BS1 5RR
    United Kingdom

    Paul Chamberlain is performing as part of his summer tour launching his new album 'Accordion Sensations' - featuring the music of Weber, Scarlatti, Piazzolla and Zolotariev.

    Having studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and won the acclaimed Governors Recital Prize for Keyboard, classical accordionist Paul Chamberlain performs frequently throughout the UK and internationally, including in Russia, USA, Finland, Greece and Bahrain. He released his debut disc The Classical Accordion in 2011 to great critical acclaim and last year saw Paul’s debut at the Bridgewater Hall with a solo recital as part of the long-established Manchester Mid-Days concert series, as well as touring in California. Paul is passionate about expanding the reach of the classical accordion.

    Toccata
    Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978)
    Sonata for Keyboard in G
    Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
    Romance
    Franck Angelis ()
    Konzertstück in F minor
    Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
    Adiós Nonino
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
    Sonata No 2
    Vladislav Zolotariev (1945-1972)
    £7 Available from Box Office 0845 40 24 001 .