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Format: 2018-06-21
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    22 June 2018 - 1:10pm
    The Jubilee Quartet plays Schubert's Death and the Maiden
    Jubilee Quartet, Julia Loucks, Lorena Cantó Woltèche, Tereza Prívratská, Toby White
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    First prize winners of the Val Tidone International Chamber Music Competition 2010 and the St Martin’s Chamber Music Competition 2013, Second prize winners of the Karol Szymanowski International String Quartet Competition 2014, and third prize winners of the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition 2013, the Jubilee Quartet was formed in 2006 at the Royal Academy of Music, London. They held a Leverhulme Chamber Music Fellowship at the Academy during 2012-13, and the Richard Carne Junior Fellowship at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance during 2013-14.

    The quartet are award winners of the Tillett Trust ‘Young Artists’ Platform’; the Park Lane Group ‘Young Artists’; the Hattori Foundation; the Worshipful Company of Musicians ‘Concordia Foundation Artists Fund’; and are recipients of the Philharmonia MMSF ‘Charles Henderson Ensemble Award’ and the Eaton Square ‘St. Peter’s Prize’ 2014. In 2012 the quartet were finalists in the Joseph Joachim International Chamber Music Competition, Weimar, and in 2013 and 2015, in the Royal Over-Seas League.

    Their studies have been overseen by professors such as Günter Pichler, Hatto Beyerle, Thomas Brandis, Jon Thorne, Garfield Jackson, and Martin Outram, and they have participated in masterclasses by the Skampa, Wihan and Chilingirian Quartets, Miguel da Silva and Sylvia Rosenberg. The group studied with Rainer Schmidt at the Musikhochschule Basel from 2014-2016, and this year are privileged to have the guidance of the Belcea Quartet, thanks to the support of the Belcea Charitable Trust.

    The quartet has performed widely throughout the UK; in venues such as the Wigmore Hall and the Purcell Room, and their continental tours have included a performance in the presence of the former Czech president Vaclav Havel. They also enjoy a variety of outreach work as part of the Live Music Now! scheme, and have participated in the Lake District Summer Music and St Magnus Festivals. The group was selected to attend the McGill International String Quartet Academy in Montreal, Canada (2014) as well as being invited to perform with the Doric Quartet at the Festpiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in August 2016 and more recently as part of the international chamber music series in Basel, Switzerland (March, 2017). Future engagements include concerts in the UK and Italy.

    The Jubilee Quartet would like to thank the Mears/Speers family for their generous support and the Stradivari Trust for their assistance in acquiring two fine violins and a viola for the quartet’s use through a syndicate trust.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    String Quartet No 14 in D minor, 'Death and the Maiden'
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    25 June 2018 - 1:10pm
    Michelle Candotti (piano) plays Chopin, Verdi and Liszt
    Michelle Candotti
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Michelle Candotti was born in Livorno (Italy). She obtained the piano Diploma with top marks while attending Verona's “Dell’Abaco” Conservatory of Verona at the age of fourteen under the direction of Prof. Laura Palmieri. She has participated in many piano competitions, winning a number of them: among many, she won the 'XV Competition for the Best Italian Musician’s Graduates 2009/10', which led her to recording a CD in September 2011. Michelle also won the second prize ex-equo (first not given) and Audience prize at 'Madesimo International Piano Competition', and the second prize and Audience prize at the 'International Piano Competition A. Scriabin'. In addition, she won the second prize and the 'Rotary Club Award' for the youngest finalist at 'XXIII International Competition Chopin Rome', where she also received the medal of the President of the Italian Senate.

    Michelle has played with numerous orchestras internationally, including: the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bacau, directed by M° O. Balan; the Symphonic Orchestra Città di Grosseto, directed by M° G. Emilsson; the Royal Philharmonic Concerto Orchestra, directed by M° B. Wright; the Orchestra of the Goldoni's Foundation, directed by M° M. Menicagli; and the Orchestra Nova Amadeus directed by M° N. Samale.

    She has featured in many recitals, touching the Italian cities of Viareggio, Piombino, Lucca, Imola, and Verona, playing in notable concert halls like the Olimpico Theatre in Vicenza, and Bologna's Manzoni theatre. Internationally, Michelle has also given performances at the Chopin hall in Warsaw, and Hastings' Stables Theatre. Appearances at international festivals include: 'Listen to Ciociaria'; Taggia's international 'Musical Meetings' festival; Ghislandi di Crema festival; Pordenone's Alto Livenza festival; and Dino Ciani's festival. As a younger student and young talent, Michelle was invited to feature in a concerto held in Debussy's natal house in Saint-Germain en Laye, Paris.

    She is now studying under the supervision of M° D. Alexeev at the Royal College of Music, with M° E. Pace at the Imola International Piano Academy and with M° C. Palese.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    Ballade No 2 in F
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 48 in C
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Ernani, premiere paraphrase de concert (Verdi)
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Petrarch Sonnet No 3, 'Sonetto 123'
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Après une lecture du Dante, from the 'Dante Sonata'
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
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    27 June 2018 - 1:10pm
    Matilda Lloyd (trumpet) and Cameron Richardson-Eames (piano) play Bach, Enescu
    Cameron Richardson Eames, Matilda Lloyd
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Matilda won the inaugural Eric Aubier International Trumpet Competition in October 2017 in Rouen France, beating 53 other contestants to claim the First Prize in the Master Category. Matilda will return to Rouen in the next season to make her international solo debut with the Opera Orchestra of Rouen. Matilda made her solo debut at the BBC Proms in July 2016. She performed the third movement of Haydn's Trumpet Concerto with the BBC Philharmonic under the baton of Alpesh Chauhan at the two BBC Ten Pieces II Proms. In conjunction with these events, Matilda performed live on BBC Radio 3's ??In Tune Proms Special on the opening night of the Proms, and on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. Matilda has also performed as a soloist with the BBC Concert Orchestra and the London Mozart Players. She will make another radio appearance with the BBC Concert Orchestra in September 2017 to celebrate BBC Radio 2's 50th Anniversary.

    Matilda is a Making Music UK's Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artist 2017-19, performing both concertos and solo recitals across the UK. She is also the current recipient of the Sidney Perry Brass Award, granted by the Philharmonia's Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, and joined the Philharmonia Orchestra on tour in Klosters in December 2016. Matilda is also a Park Lane Group Young Artist, opening the 2017 Spring Series with a recital of contemporary music for trumpet and piano at St. John's Smith Square, London. She will make her Wigmore Hall recital debut with the Park Lane Group in July 2018. Matilda is also a Concordia Foundation Artist, performing many recitals across London in venues such as St. James' Piccadilly. Matilda was recently awarded The Royal Warrant Holders Association Alan Britten Bursary to participate in a week of lessons and masterclasses with legendary trumpet soloist Hakan Hardenberger in Snape Maltings.

    Matilda has won many competitions. In 2014, she won both the BBC Young Musician of the Year Brass Final and the BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award. Her success led to concertos with the BBC Concert Orchestra for BBC Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night and with the Cory Brass Band at the European Brass Band Championships Gala Concert in Perth, Scotland in 2014. She also performed live on BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans' Breakfast Show. Matilda was also the first ever trumpeter to win the Junior Guildhall's annual Lutine Prize in 2013, and has won many regional Young Musician of the Year competitions in Croydon, Woking, Guildford and Marlowe (Canterbury).

    The British pianist and tenor, Cameron Richardson-Eames, was born in Lincolnshire in 1992, and studied at Cambridge University, the Royal Academy of Music, London and The Juilliard School in New York. A Park Lane Group Young Artist and US-UK Fulbright Scholar, he pursues a busy recital career around Europe and the USA, and has appeared on radio stations including BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, and Südwestrundfunk.

    Cameron read Music at Trinity College Cambridge, and graduated with a high First, subsequently being appointed a Senior Academic Scholar and was awarded many university prizes including the Edith Leigh Memorial Prize for Piano. At the Royal Academy of Music he was awarded the Dame Ruth Railton Prize for chamber music, the Major Von Someren Godfrey Award for accompanists, the Katie Thomas Memorial Award for outstanding achievement, and the prestigious DipRAM for ‘outstanding postgraduate performance’. He was also a member of the Royal Academy of Music Song Circle. He currently studies Collaborative Piano at the Juilliard School in New York, where his studies are sponsored by the Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale, and George H. Gangwere Scholarships, as well as a US-UK Fulbright Scholarship. His teachers are Dr Brian Zeger, Jonathan Feldman and Margo Garrett.

    Devoting much of his time to chamber music and piano accompaniment, recent performances include recitals at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany) with the French violinist Eva Zavaro, the Festival Bach en Combrailles (France), Poros International Piano Festival (Greece), as well as in Hamburg, Estonia, Venice, and for the Rudolf Kempe International Young Concert Artists’ Platform. Other venues include the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square (with the trumpeter Matilda Lloyd), Westminster Abbey, St Martin in the Fields, King’s Place and Trondheim Cathedral. Forthcoming engagements include a recital at the Wigmore Hall in London with Matilda Lloyd.

    As a singer, Cameron was a member of the Choir of Trinity College Cambridge for four years, voted fifth-best choir in the world by Gramophone Magazine, undertaking several tours to the USA, Canada, Switzerland and Germany, and gave many live radio broadcasts. He has recorded twelve CDs on the Hyperion label. He is fortunate to study with Professor Susan McCulloch. He has worked as a staff pianist at Abingdon Summer School for Solo Singers, and has accompanied masterclasses with singers including Joan Rogers, Dame Felicity Lott, Sarah Connolly, Amanda Roocroft, Andrew Kennedy, John Mark Ainsley, Susan McCulloch, Roderick Williams, Toby Spence, Catherine Wyn Rogers and Yvonne Howard.

    Enjoying a career that is as wide-ranging as it is busy, Cameron also plays for the Brit Award-winning classical crossover band BLAKE, who recently recorded an album with Dame Shirley Bassey and reached no. 1 in the UK charts. He is a Fellow of Trinity College London in piano performance, and for the last three years has taught on the music course at Cambridge University.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    Concerto for keyboard in D (transcrption of Vivaldi's concerto for violin in D RV 230)
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sonatina for trumpet and piano
    Jacques Castérède (1926-2014)
    Légende, for trumpet and piano
    George Enescu (1881-1955)
    Seven halts on the Somme, for trumpet and piano
    Deborah Pritchard ()
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    28 June 2018 - 7:30pm
    Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) and Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano)
    Anne Sofie von Otter, Kristian Bezuidenhout
    Sheldonian Theatre Oxford OX1 3AZ
    United Kingdom

    We are thrilled to welcome back the Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, one of the greatest singers of our time. She is joined in recital by the world-renowned fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout. Their programme begins with a group of Mozart's best-known songs, followed by two solo piano works by Franz Schubert, and his stunning flower-ballad 'Viola'. After the interval, we hear songs by two of Sweden's leading Romantic composers, both contemporaries of Schubert, though they long outlived him: Adolf Lindbald (1801-1878) and Franz Berwald (1796-1868). And finally these two extraordinary artists return to Schubert himself, with the 'Andante molto' from the E flat piano sonata D568, and a group of songs. This promises to be a truly unmissable event.

    This concert is presented in association with the Oxford Festival of the Arts.

    Komm, lieber Zither, komm
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Als Luise die Briefe
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Abendempfindung
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    An Chloë
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Allegretto in C minor
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Adagio in G
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Viola
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    En sommardag
    Adolf Fredrik Lindblad (1801-1878)
    Nattviolen
    Adolf Fredrik Lindblad (1801-1878)
    Svanvits sång
    Adolf Fredrik Lindblad (1801-1878)
    En ung flickas morgonbetraktelse
    Adolf Fredrik Lindblad (1801-1878)
    Lebt wohl ihr Berge
    Franz Berwald (1796-1868)
    Romance et Scherzo, for piano
    Franz Berwald (1796-1868)
    En parcourant les doux climats
    Franz Berwald (1796-1868)
    Sonata for Piano No 7 in E flat
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Die Sterne
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Lied der Mignon: So lasst mich scheinen from 4 Gesänge aus 'Wilhelm Meister'
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Im Walde, 'Waldesnacht'
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    26 June 2018 - 7:30pm
    Spem in alium - English anthems spanning five centuries | Nonsuch Singers
    Nonsuch Singers, Richard Pearce, Tom Bullard
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    In this final concert of our current season, we bring you a programme of inspiring anthems spanning five centuries.

    Thomas Tallis’s monumental 40 part motet Spem in alium takes centre stage, accompanied by other jewels of Tudor polyphony, including Thomas Tomkins' When David heard and Orlando Gibbons's O clap your hands, to name just two.

    The origins of Tallis's motet are obscure with the earliest surviving manuscripts being those prepared in 1610 for the investiture of James I's son, Henry Frederick, as Prince of Wales. Set for eight choirs of five voices, it is a work of immense power and great effect, and is a season highlight for any choir to perform.

    The second half of our programme sets a number of 20th century classics - William Walton’s The Twelve and Edgar Bainton's And I saw a new heaven - and contemporary works including Judith Weir’s Two human hymns, Will Todd’s Vidi speciosam and Ed Rex’s 10-part Hymn to the night.

    We look forward to welcoming you to the candlelit splendour of this beautiful church for an evening of truly memorable music.

    Spem in alium (40-part motet)
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    Sing joyfully unto God
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Hosanna to the son of David
    Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623)
    O clap your hands together
    Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
    When David heard
    Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)
    Loquebantur variis linguis
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    My Beloved Spake
    Patrick Hadley (1899-1973)
    Vidi speciosam
    Will Todd (1969-)
    And I saw a new heaven
    Edgar Bainton (1880-1956)
    Two human hymns
    Judith Weir (1954-)
    Ecce beatam lucem
    Jonathan Dove (1959-)
    The Twelve
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
    Hymn to the night
    Ed Rex (1987-)
    Libera nos, salva nos I
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Ave verum corpus
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
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    22 June 2018 - 1:00pm
    Bach, Mozart, Handel - The Choir of New College, Oxford
    Oxford, Robert Quinney, The Choir of New College
    New College Chapel Oxford OX1 3BN
    United Kingdom

    Join the choristers of the Choir of New College Oxford for a summer lunchtime concert of charming music for treble voices.

    The Lord is my Shepherd (Psalm 23)
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Letzte Stunde, brich herein from Cantata No 31, 'Der Himmel lacht! die Erde jubilieret'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Laudate pueri from 3 motets for female chorus and organ
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Panis angelicus from Mass in A
    César Franck (1822-1890)
    Laudate Dominum from Vesperae solennes de confessore in C, 'Solemn Vespers'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Who is Sylvia?
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Fear no more the heat o’ the sun
    Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
    Pretty Ring Time
    Peter Warlock (1894-1930)
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    23 June 2018 - 7:30pm
    In Time of War
    Alex Laing, Andrew Randall, Darwin Ensemble Chamber Orchestra, Kate Symonds-Joy, Lichfield Cathedral Chamber Choir, Martyn Rawles, Penelope Appleyard, Robin Morton, Worcester Cathedral Chamber Choir
    Lichfield Cathedral Lichfield WS13 7LD
    United Kingdom

    This commemoration of 100 years since the end of World War One will be a collaboration between Lichfield Cathedral Chamber Choir and Worcester Cathedral Chamber Choir, with the Darwin Ensemble Chamber Orchestra and professional soloists. Two major works will be presented: Haydn’s ‘Missa in tempore belli’, written soon after the French Revolution at a time when Haydn’s native Austria was threatened with invasion, and Gerald Finzi’s evocative ‘Requiem da Camera’, a setting of poems written during the First World War reflecting on the inevitable changes to English home life brought about by war.

    This unique event will be staged at the West End of the cathedral. Tickets at the front of the nave are priced at £15, and those to the rear and in the side aisles are £13.

    Missa in tempore belli, 'Mass in Time of War' (Paukenmesse)
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Requiem da Camera
    Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
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    29 June 2018 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Concert - Royal Greenwich Brass Band
    Royal Greenwich Brass Band, Stephen Maw
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    'Music for a Summer’s Day'

    March, 'Under Two Flags'
    Bramwell Coles (1887-1960)
    Anchors aweigh
    Charles Zimmerman (1861-1916)
    Music for Greenwich
    Edward Gregson (1945-)
    Gaelforce
    Peter Graham (1958-)
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    23 June 2018 - 7:30pm
    Surrey Mozart Players - end of season concert
    Gillian Wallace, Kenneth Woods, Parry Karp, Surrey Mozart Players
    Holy Trinity Church Guildford GU1 3RR
    United Kingdom

    Join the excellent Surrey Mozart Players for three musical masterpieces with beautiful melodies, reflective moments and joyous Bohemian dance themes which are sure to sound superb in the wonderful acoustics of Guildford’s Holy Trinity Church.
    The concert begins with the magnificent Prelude to Wagner’s Die Meistersinger. Introducing four of the opera’s most important themes, this is an exciting and imposing orchestral work. We welcome back virtuoso, American cellist Parry Karp to perform Walton’s exotic and hauntingly beautiful Cello Concerto, evoking the English countryside and perfect for a summer evening.
    The pastoral theme continues in the second half of the concert with Dvorák's charming and energetic 8th Symphony. At this concert we say ‘farewell’ to our Musical Director of 12 years, maestro Kenneth Woods. Many Guildford concert-goers will have enjoyed Ken’s talks and exciting interpretations of a wide variety of works during his very productive collaboration with the orchestra. Don’t miss out on this last opportunity to see him conducting the Surrey Mozart Players.

    Overture from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, 'The Mastersingers of Nuremburg'
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
    Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
    Symphony No 8 in G
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
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    30 June 2018 - 7:30pm
    Kew Sinfonia presents Michael Foyle
    Catherine Schofield, Kew Sinfonia, Michael Foyle, Susanna Riddell
    St Anne's Church, Kew Green Richmond upon Thames TW9 3AA
    United Kingdom

    Kew Sinfonia is delighted to welcome back Michael Foyle to perform the Dvorák Violin Concerto after his recent sensational presentation of the Beethoven Violin concerto with us.

    Praised for ‘playing of compelling conviction’ (The Daily Telegraph) and ‘full of sparkling detail, with tonal beauty and incisive rhythmic clarity, balancing wit and poetry’ (The Strad), Michael Foyle won The Netherlands Violin Competition 2016. In recent seasons, he made his solo debuts in Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Buckingham Palace, Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Estonia Concert Hall and New York Chamber Music Festival.

    Kodály and Bartok complete the programme with the warmth and energy of the musical culture of Central Europe.

    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A minor
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    6 Romanian Folk Dances, for orchestra
    Bela Bartók (1881-1945)
    Czech Suite
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    Summer Evening
    Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)
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