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The Rowland Bogdanovic duo brings together charismatic Dutch–English violinist Daniel Rowland and superb Serbian–French cellist Maja Bogdanovic. Their explorations of music ranging from the Baroque to the present day allow them to offer a set of compelling programmes including works by Bach, Ravel, Sollima and Piazzolla.
In keeping with the festival’s theme “Music and Invention” the Linos Piano Trio take their ‘Re-inventing the Piano Trio’ programme to Barnes Music Festival on the 19th March at 7:30 pm.
Those who were lucky enough to hear the fabulous Solem Quartet perform at Wigmore Hall last July will remember their sizzling account of Bartók’s Quartet no. 4. Nothing can replace being in the concert hall as a member of the audience, but this video of the fifth movement immediately demonstrates why this award-winning, vibrant string quartet has developed such a strong following. We are also delighted to be able to bring you their recording of the Allegro molto from Beethoven String Quartet in C major, op. 59, no. 3, Razumovsky.
Former BBC New Generation Artists, the Galliard Ensemble is established as one of Britain’s leading chamber groups. The Galliards are able to offer a fantastically varied set of programme proposals drawn from an expansive repertoire ranging between the seventeenth century and the present day.
Shevaughan Beere, baritone saxophonist of the Ferio Saxophone Quartet, talks to Glastonbury Radio today (Friday 11th January) and will be chatting to presenter Alan Philpott live at 4.40pm.
Huw Wiggin chatted to Neil Crossley about his disc, Reflections, and you can read the full interview in the Winter Issue of Clarinet & Saxophone Magazine.
Katie Stillman and Simon Lane have recently updated the list of programmes they are offering in future seasons. Please see three new concert proposals below, including music by Mozart, Schumann, Strauss, Ravel, Bartók, and more.
Daniel Rowland and Alberto Mesirca will travel to the Isle of Man to give a concert for the Ramsey Music Society on the 19th March. They will perform a varied and exciting programme of music from all over Europe, ranging from Paganini to Bartók, and ending up in Argentina for Astor Piazzolla’s vibrant ‘Histoire du Tango’.
Pianist Hiroaki Takenouchi has been invited to become a Blüthner Artist, joining a rank of distinguished performers including Artur Pizarro and Nikolai Demidenko. Established in Leipzig in 1853, Blüthner is one of the world’s most prestigious piano manufacturers, with an impressive history of quality and innovation. Their artist cooperation scheme provides an especially strong and direct connection between the company and performers around the world.
On Saturday 17th November, BBC Radio 3’s ‘Record Review’, featured ‘The Heavens and the Heart’, a disc of James Francis Brown’s orchestral and choral music, released in November of this year. As part of the review, the station played the opening of James Francis Brown’s Trio Concertante for string trio and string orchestra, with agency artist Rachel Roberts as the violist alongside Benjamin Nabarro (violin), Gemma Rosefield (cello) and Orchestra Nova.
The Gould Piano Trio and Robert Plane look forward to visiting the Stoller Hall in Manchester next month. Their concert on 22nd January will feature works for Piano Trio by Beamish and Shostakovich and music for Clarinet and Electronics by Boulez, while the full ensemble will perform Huw Watkins’s ‘Four Fables’, written for the group and given its world premiere at the Three Choirs Festival in July of this year.
The Aquarelle Guitar Quartet return for the fifth time as special guests for the Guitar Jamboree, as part of Craig Ogden’s Guitar Weekend 2019 at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.
Starting with rehearsals from 10am the Guitar Jamboree culminates in a concert at 2pm on Sunday 27th January, featuring a massed guitar orchestra of players of all ages and abilities, with the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet as the soloists. Together they will perform a new commission by Callum Dewar. The quartet will then give a half-hour performance of their own for the audience at the Bridgewater Hall.