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The Proposals page of the Tashmina website has recently been updated to include even more artistic proposals, tighten up the search facilities and introduce a new, customised print format.

On Monday 2nd September, Hiroaki Takenouchi will give a lunchtime piano recital at St Lawrence Jewry in London. He will be performing four works by Mozart in preparation for his visit to South Africa later in the month.

In September, the Monte Piano Trio will visit Romania to perform at the George Enescu Festival. They have been invited to give three concerts over five days in Bucharest, Sibiu and Cluj, as part of the festival’s 24th edition.

Corbridge Festival

This year’s festival is themed around Antonín Dvořák, focussing especially on his journey to New York in 1892. The programmes of the festival’s concerts explore the effects of this journey on his own music and on emerging American composers of the time, as well as celebrating New York as a centre of musical experimentation across many decades.

In September, Hiroaki Takenouchi will be travelling to South Africa for a series of concerts in the capital city, Pretoria. He will be performing works by Mozart in seven concerts over six days at the Brooklyn Theatre, Pretoria, as part of the Gauteng International Arts Festival.

Timothy Orpen recently featured on a BBC Radio 3 ‘Opera on 3’ broadcast, in his capacity as principal clarinettist of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Timothy’s performance was described as a “stunning solo” by Richard Morrison, in his review of the opera in The Times

The brand-new collaboration between Louise Thomson and the New Oxford Consort is offering an enticing programme for future bookings, entitled “Eastern Pictures”, for upper voices and harp.

The title of the programme is taken from Gustav Holst’s work of the same name, and refers more broadly to his intense interest, during the early years of the 20th century, in the ancient religious literature and poetry of India. During this period he penned several works for the combination of voices and harp, and three of them feature in this programme.

Simon Callaghan has been invited to return to Hong Kong next month for a performance of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto no. 2 with Pro Arte Orchestra.

The Montenegrin Guitar Duo will be visiting this year’s Tallinn Guitar Festival in Estonia to serve on the jury, give masterclasses and to perform.

The Linos Piano Trio will host their inaugural chamber music festival in Cologne next month.

This exciting new collaboration, born out of a shared enthusiasm for the lesser-known and rarely-performed repertoire for choir and harp, and for the wonderful, rich and varied programmes of music it offers, can now be booked for 2020, 2020-21 and, indeed, the seasons beyond.

Gower Festival regulars are in for a treat on Friday 12th July when Huw Wiggin (saxophone) and Oliver Wass (harp) give an early afternoon concert as part of this year’s festival. The event is close to being sold out, so if you would like to hear this unusual pairing of instruments and some wonderful music, you need to book soon!

Parnassius Piano Duo - Simon Callaghan and Hiroaki Takenouchi

Parnassius (Hiroaki Takenouchi and Simon Callaghan) recently visited Wyastone Estate to record arrangements by Saint-Saëns of sonatas by Chopin and Liszt.

The Solem Quartet looks forward to visiting Yorkshire on the 4th July to give a concert at the Harrogate International Festival.

On Saturday 13th July, saxophonist Huw Wiggin will be performing as a soloist with the Henley Symphony Orchestra as part of the annual Henley Festival.