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Format: 2019-02-23
Format: 2019-02-23
  • 28 February 2019 - 7:00pm
    Andrei Iliushkin (piano) - Hattori Foundation Rush Hour Recital
    Andrei Iliushkin
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    Now in its 11th year, the Hattori Foundation Rush Hour Recital series again features an exciting line-up of current award-winners and its illustrious alumni of recipients from the Foundation's 27 year history of supporting exceptional musical talent.

    Andrei Iliushkin (current senior award winner) is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music, London, with professor emeritus Christopher Elton. He is the winner of many International competitions in Russia, Italy and the USA.

    Andrei has had the opportunity to perform as a soloist with symphonic orchestras of Moscow, Rostov and Yaroslavl. In 2009 and 2011 he was invited to give recitals in Norway. In recognition of his achievements Andrei was honoured to give a recital in Tchaikovsky’s house and play the piano of Tchaikovsky.

    As a scholar of Vladimir Spivakov Charity Foundation Andrei had concerts in Holland (Peter the Great Festival, 2013 and 2014), in Germany (ClaviCologne Piano Festival), participated in Baikal Christmas Festival (Russia, 2014). In October 2015 Andrei had an opportunity to play a recital at the Wigmore Hall, London, as a finalist of Jaques Samuel Piano Competiton. In August 2016 Andrei played in pre-selections of the Feruccio Busoni Piano competition and was accepted to the finals.

    He is the winner of Lillian Davis Beethoven piano competition and Sterndale Bennett Prize at the Academy as well as Intercollegiate Beethoven Piano Competition organised by Beethoven Piano Society of Europe.

    In January 2017 Andrei became BBC Classical Introducing artist. As well as giving solo concerts he is also interested in chamber music playing with different chamber ensembles at the Royal Academy. In February 2017 Andrei was honoured to perform Brahms Piano Quintet with Maxim Vengerov in Duke’s Hall of RAM.

    The Hattori Foundation was established as an Educational Trust by the Hattori Family and granted charity status in 1992.

    The aim of the Foundation in the field of music is to encourage and assist exceptionally talented young instrumental soloists or chamber ensembles who are British Nationals or resident in the UK and whose talent and achievements give promise of an international career.

    Sonata for Keyboard No 62 in E flat
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    6 Klavierstücke
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Sonata for Piano 1.X 1905
    Leoš Janácek (1854-1928)
    Sonata for piano No 2 in G sharp minor, 'Sonata-fantasy'
    Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
  • 2 March 2019 - 7:30pm
    Trio Goya
    Kati Debretzeni, Maggie Cole, Sebastian Comberti, Trio Goya
    Influence Church Richmond DL10 4AS
    United Kingdom

    Specialising in music of the Classical period - Mozart, Haydn, early Beethoven - Trio Goya performs on period instruments and a fortepiano modelled on one built in Vienna in 1795. The Trio is a veteran of Wigmore Hall and King's Place, and its latest recording - of the three Beethoven Opus 1 trios - was recently published by Chandos Records.

    Sonata for violin and keyboard in C minor
    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
    Sonata for cello and continuo in A
    Stephen Paxton (1735-1787)
    Piano Trio in E flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Divertimento in B flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • 23 February 2019 - 8:00pm
    Trio Isimsiz (piano trio)
    Trio Isimsiz
    Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre Holmes Chapel CW4 7DZ
    United Kingdom

    Trio Isimsiz was formed in 2009 at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. In 2015 they won 1st Prize and the Audience Prize at the Trondheim Competition, and in 2017 2nd Prize at the Haydn Competition in Vienna. The Trio has performed widely in Europe, highlights including recitals at the Stavanger, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Aldeburgh and Peasmarsh Festivals, the Tivoli Concert Hall, Fundacion Juan March in Madrid and Marianischer-Saal in Lucerne. Further afield they have undertaken tours to China and Argentina.

    “ a piano trio that already has that vital combination of unanimity of ensemble and musicianship, plus plenty of individual character and vitality.” - Andrew McGregor, BBC Radio 3

    This is the seventh in the 47th season of nine concerts organised by Holmes Chapel Music Society.

    Full details of the season’s artists, music and tickets can be found at Holmes Chapel Music Society's website.

    The concerts regularly attract audiences of up to 250. The atmosphere is friendly and informal. We go out of our way to welcome new members.

    Wheelchair access is available by arrangement.

    The Society retains the right to change the programmes without notice.

    Divertimento in B flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Piano Trio in A minor
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Piano Trio No 2 in F
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
  • 24 February 2019 - 11:00am
    Sunday Piano Series: Sasha Grynyuk
    Sasha Grynyuk
    Royal Concert Hall Nottingham NG1 5ND
    United Kingdom

    Ukrainian pianist Sasha Grynyuk has been praised by the great American pianist and writer, Charles Rosen, as “an impressive artist with remarkable, unfailing musicality”. His programme showcases the musical development of three great composers. Beethoven composed Bagatelles throughout his career, keeping them in a folder until he had time to have them published. This set contains pieces that date back to when he was a boy of twelve. Mozart’s expressive Sonata was composed at a time when his style was developing and he was picking up ideas from Haydn and the Mannheim School, with orchestral style passages and sharp dynamic contrasts. Like Chopin, Rachmaninov completed a full set of 24 Preludes, with the last 13, the Op 32, being composed nine years after the first. Featuring complex dance rhythms and peerless lyrical passages, they remain one of the pinnacles of the solo piano repertoire.

    Concerts last an hour and the ticket price includes tea, coffee and cake.

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    7 Bagatelles
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Piano No 9 in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Excerpts from 13 Preludes
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
  • 2 March 2019 - 7:30pm
    Russian nights | City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra
    City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra, Fenella Humphreys, Peter Bassano
    Central Theatre Chatham ME4 4AS
    United Kingdom

    At its first performance, Shostakovich's 5th Symphony received an ovation that lasted well over half an hour. It is one of City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra's favourite symphonies to perform, and we are delighted to welcome back Fenella Humphreys to perform Tchaikovsky's violin concerto with us.

    Festive Overture in A
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Symphony No 5 in D minor
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
  • 25 February 2019 - 7:50pm
    Huddersfield Music Society - Solarek Piano Trio
    Solarek Piano Trio
    St Paul's Hall Huddersfield HD1 3DH
    United Kingdom

    The Solarek Piano Trio have made it their mission to perform music by female composers.

    Piano Trio in A minor
    Amy Marcy Beach (1867-1944)
    Piano Trio
    Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)
    Piano Trio No 2 in C
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • 2 March 2019 - 7:30pm
    Emmanuel Bach (violin) and Jenny Stern (piano)
    Emmanuel Bach, Jenny Stern
    The Civic Centre Berkhamsted HP4 3HD
    United Kingdom

    Emmanuel Bach read Music at Magdalen College, Oxford. He is taking an Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music, with Radu Blidar, as a Drapers Music Scholar. Previously, he studied with Natasha Boyarsky. He won the Royal Overseas League String Competition 2018 and is a Countess of Munster Artist. He has played concerti by Brahms, Mendelssohn, Paganini, Tchaikovsky and others; was a co-soloist with Anne-Sophie Mutter in Bach’s concerto for 2 violin, and played in a live-streamed masterclass conducted by Maxim Vengerov, on the Brahms Concerto. He is grateful for support from the English-Speaking Union, RCM and HR Taylor Trust.

    South African pianist Jenny Stern has recorded for radio and television in Europe and her home country. Following studies at the Royal College of Music with Lamar Crowson, she took a Masters in South Africa, winning the Emma Smith Overseas Scholarship for further study. Major performances include live broadcasts of Rachmaninov’s First Concerto and the Grieg Concerto, with the orchestras of Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Durban. She teaches at Eton College and Royal College of Music, Junior Department. She has recently recorded a CD with violinist Emmanuel Bach.

    Sonata No 2 in A minor for solo violin
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano No 8 in G
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for violin and piano
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    Variations on a theme by Corelli
    Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
    Liebesleid from 3 Old Viennese Dances, for violin and piano
    Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
    La Gitana for violin and piano
    Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
    Caprice d'après l'étude en forme de valse de Saint-Saëns
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
  • 23 February 2019 - 7:30pm
    London Philharmonic Orchestra: The Emperor
    Javier Perianes, Juanjo Mena, London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    Beethoven never actually called his Fifth Piano Concerto the ‘Emperor’. It just seemed to fit. But what’s beyond question is that this most majestic of all piano concertos is one of the pinnacles of art in the age of revolution: a concerto on the scale of a great symphony, written for a pianist of truly heroic stamina and skill. It’s the only possible way for Javier Perianes to crown his complete Beethoven concerto cycle with Juanjo Mena and the LPO. But first, a flashback to the unbridled joie de vivre of Beethoven’s youthful Piano Concerto No 1: music as pure sonic sunshine.

    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 1 in C
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 5 in E flat, 'Emperor'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 27 February 2019 - 7:30pm
    London Philharmonic Orchestra: Romantic dreams
    Andreas Ottensamer, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    British music isn’t what you might think. The deeply romantic music of Alice Mary Smith (born in London in 1839) is at the heart of this concert; an unfairly neglected but beautiful counterpart to Weber’s brooding First Clarinet Concerto, both performed tonight by one of the world’s pre-eminent living clarinettists. Vladimir Jurowski launches the evening with Wagner’s barnstorming overture, and then dives deep into Brahms’s expansive Second Symphony. Written on the sunlit slopes of the Austrian Alps and filled with lullabies, folksongs and half-remembered passions, this is music that seems to glow from within.

    Overture to Tannhäuser
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
    Concerto for clarinet and orchestra No 1 in F minor
    Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
    Andante for clarinet and orchestra
    Alice Mary Smith (1839-1884)
    Symphony No 2 in D
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • 2 March 2019 - 7:30pm
    London Philharmonic Orchestra: Haydn’s The Seasons
    Andrew Foster-Williams, London Philharmonic Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Mark Padmore, Sophie Bevan, Vladimir Jurowski
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    Joseph Haydn was born in an era when nature touched every part of life, and he died in an age of revolution. It’s all there in his final masterpiece The Seasons: an irresistibly tuneful panorama of 18th-century life and love in all its bustling, earthy exuberance. With its winter storms and whistling ploughmen, hymns of praise and booze-fuelled revels, this sequel to The Creation was inspired by Haydn’s time in London, and written specially to appeal to British audiences. And it doesn’t come around all that often – so this performance with the London Philharmonic Choir under Vladimir Jurowski should be a real occasion.

    Sung in English

    Die Jahreszeiten, The Seasons
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
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