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Wednesday 12 October 2016 at 7.45pm

English Piano Trio

Jane Faulkner – violin
Pal Banda – cello
Timothy Ravenscroft - piano


Formed in 1988, the English Piano Trio performs regularly on London and European concert platforms.They are well-known exponents of the classical repertoire, and have presented complete Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven programmes at London’s South Bank. The Trio played for us in 2015

English Piano Trio Website

Beethoven Trio in E flat op.1 no.1 and Tchaikovsky Trio.


English Piano Trio


Wednesday 9 November 2016 at 7.45pm

Mishka Rushdie Momen – piano


Mishka Rushdie Momen, born in London 1992, studied with Joan Havill and Imogen Cooper at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has also periodically studied with Richard Goode. She has twice been invited by András of the Menuhin Festival and he has also invited her to give recitals in New York’s 92Y, Zurich Tonhalle, Berlin, Frankfurt and Antwerp deSingel in his 2016-17 “Building Bridges” Series. Mishka has previously played for us in 2014

Mishka Rushdie Momen Website

Music to include Works by Schubert, Schumann and Beethoven

This concert is sponsored by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust


Mishka Rushdie Momen

Wednesday 14 December 2016 at 7.45pm

Ella Rundle – cello
Miho Kawashima – piano


Ella Rundle performs as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the U.K and Europe. She studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Louise Hopkins and completed her Masters degree at the Universität der Künste, Berlin, with Konstantin Heidrich. She comes to us via the Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists

Ella Rundle Website

Born in Japan, Miho Kawashima began her studies with Ruth Nye in London in 1996, and in 2002 gained a place at the Yehudi Menuhin School. She has performed in the Royal Festival Hall, Fairfield Halls, St James’ Palace, St. John’s Smith Square and the Queen Elizabeth Hall

Stravinsky: Suite Italienne
Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata
Rachmaninov: Sonata

Rundle and Kawashima


Wednesday 11 January 2017 at 7.45pm

Clare Hammond – piano


Clare Hammond, who played for us in 2012 and 2014, has more recently appeared as the young Miss Shepherd in the film of Alan Bennett's "The Lady in the Van". In 2015 the Guardian described her as a “dazzling athlete” following her performance at the Barbican Hall, and she was invited to perform as part of the ‘In Tune’ Christmas special, her fifth appearance on BBC Radio 3 that year.

Clare Hammond Website

Jacquet de la Guerre: Suite No. 6 in G major
Beethoven: Sonata No. 4 in E flat major, Op. 7
Dutilleux: Au gré des ondes
Fauré: Selection from Nocturnes
Malcolm Pointon: "Chant"
Stravinsky: Petroushka Suite

Clare Hammond


Wednesday 8 February 2017 at 7.45pm

Ursula Leveaux – bassoon
Simon Marlow – piano


Ursula Leveaux was Principal Bassoon with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra from 1987 to 2007. She has been a member of the Nash Ensemble since 1997 and in 2011 was appointed Principal Bassoon to the Academy of Ancient Music. She is frequently invited to appear as guest principal with major orchestras and ensembles in Britain and throughout Europe, and is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 3.

Ursula Leveaux Website

After reading music at Cambridge University, Simon Marlow established a successful career as soloist and chamber musician. He makes frequent concert appearances in Britain and many other European countries

Francois Devienne Sonata in C Major
Clara Schumann Three Romances Op 22
Saint-Saens Sonata in G major Op 168

Clare Hammond


Wednesday 8 March 2017 at 7.45pm

Savitri Grier – violin
Richard Uttley – piano

Savitri read Music at Christ Church, Oxford and is currently undertaking a Masters at the Guildhall School of Music &Drama studying with David Takeno. Awards include 1st Prize at the Oxford Philomusica and Tunbridge Wells Competitions. Savitri has given recitals and taken part in festivals and masterclasses across Europe including Musique à Marsac in France, IMS Prussia Cove and the Holland International Music Sessions.

Savitri Grier Website

Richard, who has played for us several times, has performed recitals and concertos in the UK’s major halls and his playing has been regularly broadcast on BBC Radio 3

Richard Uttley Website

Mozart: Violin Sonata No.25 in F, K.377
Enesco: Violin Sonata No.3
Stravinsky: Suite Italienne
Brahms: Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108

Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists



Grier and Utley


Wednesday 12 April 2017 at 7.45pm

Archaeus Quartet

Ann Hooley, Rosemary Lock - violins
Elizabeth Turnbull - viola
Martin Bradshaw - cello

The Archaeus is a well established group, formed in 1990, which has enjoyed a busy schedule from its very first season, performing in music clubs and arts centres throughout the UK, and at the Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room in London. The group has toured in Europe and played at Festivals including Warwick, Greenwich, King’s Lynn, Wooburn and at the ICA in London. The Archaeus has performed the complete cycle of Beethoven string quartets in a series of six concerts three times: Oxford and Cumbria in 1998, and London in 1999.

Archaeus Quartet Website

Haydn Quartet in Bb "Sunrise" op.76 no.4
Leonard Salzedo String Quartet no.5 op.32 no.1
Beethoven Quartet in Eb op.127

Grier and Utley


Wednesday 10 May 2017 at 7.45pm

Annual General Meeting


Members and their friends are welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting, when the Committee will be pleased to receive comments and suggestions.

After the AGM there will be a short recital by Alan Dorn - piano