Calendar 2017/8– archive

Wednesday 11 October 2017 at 7.45pm

The Galliard Trio

Andrew Morris – flute
Martin White – oboe and cor anglais
Alec Forshaw – piano and bassoon

During the past thirty years, the Galliard Trio has established a reputation for presenting programmes of great variety. Its repertoire is wide, partly because of the different combinations of instruments available and partly because of its arrangements of music from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The members live in North London, but the Trio performs regularly outside the capital in churches, arts centres, country houses and schools. The Trio played for us in February 2012

The Galliard Trio Link

Maurice Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte
J.S. Bach Four preludes and fugues
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

Wednesday 8 November 2017 at 7.45pm

The Foyle-Štšura Duo

Michael Foyle – violin
Maksim Štšura – piano

The Foyle-Štšura Duo were praised for playing of ‘compelling conviction’ by the Daily Telegraph at their Purcell Room debut in 2015. The same year, they won the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Duo Competition in London and the Salieri-Zinetti International Chamber Music Competition in Verona, Italy. Since starting their collaboration in 2012, they have performed extensively in prestigious venues across the UK including Queen Elizabeth Hall, Buckingham Palace, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Purcell Room and at the Philharmonia/ Royal College of Music Lutoslawski Centenary Festival.

The Foyle-Štšura Duo Link

Mozart Sonata in B flat K378
Poulenc Violin Sonata
Franck Violin Sonata in A major

Kindly supported by Making Music’s Philip & Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists scheme

Wednesday 13 December 2017 at 7.45pm

Richard Sisson and Friends

Richard Sisson is a pianist and composer. Alongside a growing catalogue of concert works he has composed much music for the theatre. Most recently this has included the National Theatre’s production of Alan Bennett’s new play ‘The Boys’. He and some performing friends will entertain us with an evening of music and talk, including Richard’s work with Alan Bennett on the first productions of ‘The Lady in the Van’ and his adventures teaching in Zimbabwe

Richard Sissons @ Symphonia Academica Link

Wednesday 10 January 2018 at 7.45pm

Quartet Camerata

Peter Bussereau – violin
Anna Dryer-Beers – violin
Paul Bennett – viola
Peter Randall – cello
+James Jarvis – cello


A welcome return to Letchworth for this quartet. Established over two decades ago, Quartet Camerata has performed throughout the UK to critical acclaim at venues including St John’s Smith Square, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Cambridge University’s Madingley Hall and the Chelsea Arts Club. The quartet has also given a series of concerts in France, featured on BBC Radio and performed for HM The Queen.

Quartet camerata @ symphonia academica Link

Debussy String Quartet in G minor
Schubert String Quintet in C major

Wednesday 14 February 2018 at 7.45pm

Toby Turton – cello
Rebecca Holt – piano

Toby has performed over one hundred cello and piano recitals across the UK as well as all of the major cello concertos with a variety of orchestras.

Toby Turton Link

Rebecca has won international chamber music and accompanying competitions. She has represented her country, winning the European Music for Youth Award.

Rebecca Holt Link

Schubert Arpeggione Sonata
Schumann Stücke im Volkston

Wednesday 14 March 2018 at 7.45pm

Daniel Shao – flute
Daniel King Smith – piano

Daniel Shao is currently studying for an MA at the Royal Academy of Music in London under professor Samuel Coles, supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. Before this, Daniel read for BA in music at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, from where he graduated with first class honours. Daniel often plays as an orchestral flautist including as principal flute with the Britten-Pears Orchestra, Janus Ensemble and Oxford University Orchestra, and he was co-principal of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and the London Schools Symphony.

Daniel Shao Link

Daniel King Smith studied at the Royal Academy of Music where he won the Harold Craxton and Max Pirani prizes for Chamber Music and others for his all-round musical ability. Daniel has given concerts all over the world

J.S. Bach – Sonata in E-Flat Major BWV 1031
C. Gluck – Dance of the Blessed Spirits from ‘Orfeo et Eurydice’
P. Gaubert – Ballade for Flute and Piano
E. Elgar – In Smyrna
B. Bartók – Hungarian Peasant Suite (Arr. for Flute by Paul Arma)
F. Poulenc – Flute Sonata FP.164
M. Ravel – Pièce en forme de Habanera
S. Rachmaninov – prelude op. 32 number 10 in B minor 
S. Prokofiev – Flute Sonata in D Major op. 94

This concert is sponsored by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust

Wednesday 11 April 2018 at 7.45pm

Dinara Klinton – piano

Born in Ukraine, Dinara Klinton started her piano lessons in the age of five. A year later, she entered Kharkiv Special Secondary Music School. After graduating from the Moscow Central Music School, where she studied between 2001-2007 with Valery Pyasetsky, she went on to the Moscow State Conservatory, where she worked with Eliso Virsaladze. Dinara has been awarded a Master of Performance degree at the Royal College of Music.
Kindly supported by Making Music’s Philip & Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists scheme

Dinara Klinton Link

Music to include works by Beethoven and Liszt

Wednesday 9 May 2018 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 a local artist