Wednesday 9 October 2019 at 7.45pm
Peter Bussereau – violin
Anna Dryer-Beers – violin
Paul Bennett – viola
Peter Randall – 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 They last played for us in January 2018
Frank Bridge – Three Idylls
Mendelssohn – Quartet in A minor
Ravel – Quartet in F major
Wednesday 13 November 2019 at 7.45pm
Adrian Oldland – piano
Adrian studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, where he completed his BMus (Hons) and Master’s (MMus) degrees studying under Alexander Ardakov.
Wednesday 11 December 2019 at 7.45pm
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. 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 and Purcell Room. They played for us in November 2017.
Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op.30 No. 2.
Strauss Violin Sonata in E flat major, Op. 18
Wednesday 8 January 2020 at 7.45pm
Emma Halnan – flute
Daniel King Smith – piano
Letchworth flautist Emma has worked with pianist Daniel King Smith since 2008. Together, they have performed at venues including St. David’s Hall (Cardiff), Gower Festival, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Benslow Music Trust, Bath International Music Festival and the “La Côte” International Flute Festival 2016 (Switzerland).
Hummel: Sonata in D major op.50
Schubert: Variations in E minor on ‘Trockne Blumen’
Harty: In Ireland
Taffanel: Fantasy on Weber’s “Der Freischütz”
Kindly supported by Making Music’s Philip & Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists scheme
Wednesday 12 February 2020 at 7.45pm
Harmoniemusik is an acclaimed ensemble of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn and piano/harpsichord well-known for its enterprising, eclectic and entertaining programmes of chamber music covering music from the last three centuries. Harmoniemusik presents carefully designed concert programmes tailored to the audience, venue or occasion. A Harmoniemusik performance is always intimate, informative and inspiring.
Music by Poulenc, Rota and Gershwin.
Wednesday 11 March 2020 at 7.45pm
Molly Parsons-Gurr – cello
Jennifer Carter – piano
Molly performs predominantly as a recitalist with pianist Jennifer Carter in venues all around the country, but also as principal cellist with many freelance orchestras. Alongside her performing career Molly teaches cello and piano privately, in St Albans school, St Christopher School in Letchworth and with the Hertfordshire Music Service as an instrumental teacher and orchestral coach.
Jennifer Carter won a scholarship to the Junior Department of the Royal Welsh College of Music, where she received the Elgar Recital Prize, concurrently receiving a scholarship to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She won the Queen Mary II accompanists’ prize at the Guildhall, and is an accompanist for Junior and Senior Guildhall, the Royal College of Music and the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music.
Wednesday 8 April 2020 at 7.45pm
Ionel Manciu – violin
Kaoru Wada – piano
Moldovan musician Ionel Manciu took his first violin lessons from Tamara Caftanat and later Galina Buinovschi in Chişinău. He made his official debut at the age of ten with the Chişinău Chamber Orchestra. He has performed as a soloist with the National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and National Chamber Orchestra in Chişinău, the Philharmonic Orchestras in Bucharest and Iaşi (Romania).
Born in Japan, Kaoru Wada is a London-based pianist with a diverse career in performing and teaching. Kaoru has given solo and chamber recitals throughout Europe and all over the UK.
Beethoven Violin Sonata nr.5 “Spring”
Prokofiev Violin Sonata nr.1
Franck Violin Sonata
This concert is sponsored by
the Countess of Munster Musical Trust
Wednesday 13 May 2020 at 7.45pm
Annual General Meeting
Members and 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