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Read our artists’ latest news and keep up to date with the developments in their careers.

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Aquarelle Guitar Quartet are at Hall for Cornwall on 21st September 2017

Their programme at Hall for Cornwall on 21st September draws on music from right around the globe, featuring many of the group’s most popular pieces, including Rimsky-Korsakov’s familiar and exciting Capriccio Espagnol when you will hear all of the sonorities you would expect to hear in the flamboyant orchestral version.

In a live broadcast today on Radio Svizzera Italiana Rete 2 at 14.45 pm (UK time) today, Alberto Mesirca talks about tomorrow’s concert at the Ceresio Estate Festival in Lugano. The station will also play tracks from Daniel Rowland and Alberto Mesirca’s CD, Favorites

Author of Midnight's Children

On September 12th and 13th, Robert Plane, Ittai Shapira and BBC National Orchestra of Wales make the premiere recording of ‘Midnight’s Children’, a double concerto for violin and clarinet by violinist/composer Ittai Shapira.

This composition is inspired by Salman Rushdie’s novel, Midnight’s Children, which examines questions of loss and political violence.  

Karina Lucas (mezzo) and Rory Russell (guitar)
You can hear the fabulous Karina Lucas (mezzo) and Rory Russell (guitar) at Stogumber Festival this Saturday, 2nd September at 7.30pm.

Here they are in rehearsal, preparing for Saturday’s concert:

Sally Beamish

Huw Wiggin and Somi Kim join the Elias Quartet, Catriona Mackay, Jessica Cale and Sally Beamish herself in a celebration of the composer’s music. Huw and Somi perform ‘Albatross’, an evocative and virtuosic work for saxophone and piano.

Mendelssohn Wigmore Hall
Classical Album of the Month
The Ferio Saxophone Quartet‘s CD – Flux – has been selected by FIP Radio in France as their Classical CD of the month!

The station is broadcasting tracks from the recording throughout the month of July.

Contrast Impressions of Hungary

‘Contrasts – Impressions of Hungary’ will be released by Champs Hill Records in September.

Robert Plane (clarinet) is joined by Lucy Gould (violin), David Adams (viola), Alice Neary (cello), Alec Frank-Gemmill (horn) and Benjamin Frith (piano)

Flux Radio 3 In Tune

The Ferio Saxophone Quartet are on In Tune this evening to chat to Sean Rafferty about their disc, ‘Flux‘ – released this month and the first in a series of recordings for Chandos Records.

Flux - Ferio Saxophone Quartet - Chandos Records
Seoul

The Montenegrin Guitar Duo is frequently invited to eminent international venues around the world and they are delighted to be performing in the Olympus Hall in the heart of Seoul this July.

Esteemed clarinettist Robert Plane and the fabulous Carducci Quartet

Esteemed clarinettist Robert Plane and the fabulous Carducci Quartet join forces in performances of Herbert Howells Rhapsodic Quintet and Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581 on Saturday 22 July as part of Guiting Music Festival’s 2017 programme. For nearly half a century the Guiting Music Festival has been a highlight of the Cotswolds’ summer calendar, bringing an exciting variety of highly talented performances of Classical, Jazz and Folk music by artists from around the world.

Soon or Never

In the booklet notes for their latest CD ‘Aspects‘ the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet explain that the coming together of two pieces, Flippen (the Flip) and Soon or Never, happened almost by accident.

Harpist Louise Thomson

Harpist Louise Thomson – a Making Music Recommended Artist for the season 2018-2019 – is delighted to perform a lyrical lunchtime selection of music, including pieces by Debussy and Tchaikovsky, in the Bridgewater Hall’s free ‘A Little Bite Music’ series this summer. Her recital, in the foyer of the hall, is at 12.30pm on Friday 7th July.

The Montenegrin Guitar Duo is delighted to take part in Barski Ijetopis Festival 2017. Now in its 30th year, the Festival brings together distinguished artists from Montenegro and around the world. Their programme features movements from their historically informed transcription of J. S. Bach’s English Suite No 5 for two guitars alongside works by Gerard Drozd, de Falla and Piazzolla.