Wednesday 10 October 2018 at 7.45pm
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. They played for us in April 2017
Haydn op.54 no.1 in G
Shostakovich no 1
Beethoven op.131 in C sharp minor
Wednesday 14 November 2018 at 7.45pm
Duo b!z’art Geoffrey Baptiste and André Roe – piano duet
Playing the piano with 4 hands, we use 20 fingers of 2 musicians sharing the 88 keys of a piano. This gives a very special show, where the hands intertwined on the keyboard with virtuosity. This ensemble provides a unique repertoire. Sometimes the instrument can be intimate, like Salon-Music, other times it becomes symphonic imitating the orchestra
Mendelssohn, Andante and Allegro Vivace op.92
Brahms, Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann op.9
Grieg, 4 Norwegian Dances op.35
Schumann, Bilder aus Osten op.66
Tchaïkovsky, The Nutcracker suite op.71a
Wednesday 12 December 2018 at 7.45pm
Angela Brownridge – piano
Angela was awarded a piano scholarship to Edinburgh University, after graduation she spent two years of study in Rome with Guido Agosti and returned to complete her studies with Maria Curcio in London. Since then she has played in major venues worldwide and recorded over twenty CDs, several being selected as ‘Critics’ Choice’ and one as ‘Record of the Year’ in Absolute Sound Magazine of America.
Music by Beethoven, Chopin, & Debussy
Wednesday 9 January 2019 at 7.45pm
English Piano Trio
Jane Faulkner – violin
Pal Banda – cello
Timothy Ravenscroft – piano
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 and 2016
Schumann Trio in F and works by Haydn and Beethoven
Wednesday 13 February 2019 at 7.45pm
Kate Romano – clarinet
Simon Marlow – piano
Kate Romano is a clarinettist, producer and writer. Previously a senior member of academic staff at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, she is currently the Artistic Director of Goldfield Productions. She has performed at major venues and festivals as soloist and chamber musician .
After reading music at Cambridge University, Simon Marlow established a successful career as soloist and chamber musician.
Music will include three Fantasy pieces by Schumann,
Sonata by Poulenc, and Arthur Benjamin’s “Tombeau de Ravel”
Wednesday 13 March 2019 at 7.45pm
Richard Allen – harp
Concert harpist Richard Allen was born in 1993 in Belfast and studied with Letizia Belmondo at the
Haute École de Musique de Lausanne (Switzerland), having previously studied with Gabriella Dall’Olio and Frances Kelly at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, London.
Richard has recently won the 2nd Prize at the Concours International Félix Godefroid in Belgium, following two prizes in 2016.
Music for solo harp, including original compositions and keyboard transcriptions from composers such as Bach, Hindemith, Debussy, and Fauré.
This concert is sponsored by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust
Wednesday 10 April 2019 at 7.45pm
Luba Tunnicliffe – viola
Gamal Khamis – piano
Luba Tunnicliffe has performed solo recitals at the Royal Festival Hall and St John’s Smith Square, and made her debut as concerto soloist with the Philharmonia Orchestra in June 2016. She received a first class honours degree from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she studied with David Takeno and Pavlo Beznosiuk. She also participated in an Erasmus exchange at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, Berlin as part of her course, and received lessons from Simone Jandl.
Gamal Khamis has won major prizes at the Norah Sande, ESO Young Soloist and Christopher Duke piano competitions, as well the Award for Accompanists at the 2017 ROSL competition and the Help Musicians UK Accompanist’s Prize at the 2017 Ferrier Awards.
Kindly supported by Making Music’s Philip & Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists scheme
Wednesday 8 May 2019 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