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Robert Plane and the Gould Piano Trio will be giving a series of concerts along the west coast of the USA this month.

From the 19th to the 26th of January, they will give five concerts in four different venues across Oregon and California.

This coming weekend sees Daniel Rowland travel to Leiden, Netherlands, for a solo violin recital at the Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden.

He will present his programme at 11.30am on Sunday 12th January, as part of the theatre’s Koffieconcert series, featuring works by Bach, Ysaÿe, Glass, Berio, Biber and Bartók.

Robert Hugill chats to pianist Simon Callaghan about his forthcoming disc and his academic research into the neglected composer Roger Sacheverell Coke.

The Galliard Ensemble will perform with Simon Callaghan in April 2020 at London’s Conway Hall, where Simon is Artistic Director.

Huw Wiggin (saxophone) and Oliver Wass (harp) have been invited to give a run of three concerts for Absolute Classics in Dumfries & Galloway in January.

They will perform evening concerts in Dumfries and Annan on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th January respectively, and then an afternoon concert in Thornhill on Sunday 19th January.

It was a real joy playing Michel van der Aa’s terrific violin concerto in Mexico last week with the excellent Symphony Orchestra with my friend Roberto Beltrán-Zavala, conductor, who shares my love for this fantastic, colorful, virtuosic piece. Here’s a bit of the end of the first movement, for who’s interested in this music, from the rehearsal. The piece also has many beautiful, dreamy and ‘impressionistic’ sections, very exciting to play and I recommend to all violinists! ✨✨

Posted by Daniel Rowland on Saturday, 7 December 2019

Daniel has just returned from Buenos Aires where he gave the very first performance in Mexico of the Michel van der Aa Violin Concerto.

The New Oxford Consort’s next concerts, on 28th November and 1st December, provide a great chance to hear the group who recently launched a collaboration with Tashmina Artist Louise Thomson (harp).

Louise and the New Oxford Consort are offering an enticing programme of music for upper voices and harp, entitled “Eastern Pictures”, featuring in particular the music of Gustav and Imogen Holst. Their programme showcases the broad range of excellent music that is available to the combination of upper-voice choir and harp, with works including Gustav Holst’s ‘Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda’.

Violist Rachel Roberts is now offering a selection of programmes in collaboration with pianist Tim Horton. The duo’s repertoire includes a diverse range of works for viola and piano by composers including Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Shostakovich, Hindemith, Clarke and Enescu.

Simon Callaghan will be part of a stellar line-up at next month’s Highgate International Chamber Music Festival.

Across four concerts, Simon will perform in various trios, a quintet, a sextet and a nonet, in a broad range of music by Beethoven, Ludwig, Dohnányi, Poulenc and Coleridge-Taylor.

On Friday 4th October, Daniel Rowland performed Rogowski’s violin concerto with the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, as part of the Stradun Classic Festival.

The concert took place at the Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik, under the baton of Darrel Ang, and was the premiere performance of the concerto, just over 70 years after its composition.

Louise Thomson recently released a new set of publicity images, taken as part of the “50 portraits” exhibition at Chetham’s School of Music by Sara Porter.

The Solem Quartet is collaborating with Picturehouse Cinemas to screen Yorgos Lanthimos’s film ‘The Lobster’ with live music, as part of the Solem Lates series.

The Quartet has produced an arrangement of the film’s quirky soundtrack for string quartet and piano, which they will be performing live at eight screenings across different Picturehouse cinemas during November and December.

Having been Ensemble in Residence at the University of Liverpool’s Department of Music for the last three years, the Solem Quartet has been invited to extend its highly successful residency for a further three years.