Latest News

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

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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. The Festival is held in the beautiful and unspoilt setting of Guiting Power, near Stow-on-the-Wold in Gloucestershire’s Cotswold Hills.

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.

Violinist Katie Stillman

Violinist Katie Stillman is delighted to return to her native Canada for two recitals. Joined by her fellow Canadian Miaomiao Yu, they will perform a Spring inspired programme on Wednesday May 24th and Thursday 25th in a ‘salon-style’ evening at Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts in Parry Sound, Ontario.

Linos Piano Trio at the Pump Room Bath on 18th June

The Linos Piano Trio looks forward to giving a recital in Bath’s stately Pump Room, which adjoins the historic Roman Baths. At the invitation of Bath Recital Artists’ Trust, kindly supported by the Philip Carne Trust, Linos will perform Schubert’s mighty E flat Trio as the central work in their programme on the 18th June.

During the first half of the concert David Owen Norris presents excerpts at the keyboard with full orchestra, immersing the listener in all 14 of Elgar’s musical portraits – ‘unwrapping’ the music, its stories, its meaning and presenting all the signposts needed to enjoy the work’s complete performance in the second half.

Simon Callaghan

The complete programme for Saturday 8th July at 7.30pm is:

Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances
Shostakovich Jazz Suite No.2