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Harpist Louise Thomson looks forward to her upcoming performance in collaboration with Polly Ives at St David’s Hall, Cardiff, as part of the World Harp Congress 2020. At the time of writing, the WHC hopes that all events will still go ahead (Covid-19).

Louise and Polly will be presenting their own musical version of the well-loved children’s story Tiddler, the Story-telling Fish written by award-winning author Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, which forms part of their ongoing ‘Concerteenies: Harp’ project. The beautifully rhythmic and descriptive words are intertwined with music by Smetana, McKay, Tchaikovsky, Tournier, Fauré and Gershwin. This special underwater journey also involves bubbles, scarves, fabrics, toy-fish, watery lighting and percussion along the way.

Daniel Rowland and Maja Bogdanovic will be broadcast live on Dutch national radio station NPO 4 today.

The Galliard Ensemble is excited to present five new programme proposals, encompassing a wide range of music from their extensive repertoire.

Each of the programmes has been put together by a different member of the quintet, giving the players the opportunity to explore their own unique and charismatic approach to the repertoire.

In choosing their programmes, the Galliards are able to draw on a great wealth of experience, having performed together as a group for over 20 years. The line-up of five players is unchanged since they were BBC New Generation Artists 2002-2004, and they have gone on to become established as one of Britain’s leading chamber groups.

On Monday 2nd March, the Linos Piano Trio were guests on BBC Radio 3’s “In Tune” programme.

They enjoyed chatting to presenter Katie Derham about their busy diary of upcoming concerts, and performed live in the studio with extracts from works by Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Prinz Louis Ferdinand of Prussia.

Listen again by following this link, where the programme will be available until 1st April.

From the quartet:

“Drumroll please … we are really happy to announce that Stephen Upshaw has joined the quartet as our new violist!

Some of you have already met and heard Stephen, but for those that haven’t – you can find out lots more about him here. Stephen is a brilliant musician who we have loved working with in the last couple of months, and performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician around the UK, Europe and North America. Alongside a love of chamber music, Stephen has a particular interest in contemporary music, being a member of Riot Ensemble (whose recent disc “Speak Be Silent” was selected as one of The New Yorker Magazine’s best of 2019). Keep your eyes peeled for some sparkly new photos of the four of us coming soon!

With welcoming Stephen, we of course have to say goodbye to Ali (our beloved violist of 9 years!) who is now focusing on a career newly balanced towards performing, arranging and teaching in Manchester. As a founding member of the quartet we are all indebted to Ali and will miss him – but we look forward to seeing his future career flourish! “

On Thursday 12th March, Daniel Rowland and Maja Bogdanovic will be guests on BBC Radio 3’s “In Tune” programme.

The Linos Piano Trio will perform at the Barnes Music Festival for the second year in a row, giving a concert on Wednesday 11th March at St Mary’s Church, Barnes.

This year’s Barnes Music Festival is programmed around the theme of “Musical Journeys – a voyage of discoveries”, and the Linos Piano Trio features as part of a world-class line-up including Roderick Williams, Stephen Isserlis, Hugo Ticciati & O/Modernt, Jane Glover, Howard Goodall, Alistair McGowan and Charlotte Page.

Daniel was invited to appear on Dutch TV’s Podium Witteman programme last night, as part of their ‘Melody of the Month’ feature. One of Daniel’s choices was ‘Marietta’s Song’ by Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Dutch speakers can hear him talking to presenter Paul Witteman from about 14′ 8″ into the programme here.

Pas de Deux teaser

We are super excited to share with you this first teaser of our upcoming CD "Pas de Deux", made with world class team - Jeremy Hayes and Ben Connellan, at Potton Hall Spa for the wonderful Dutch label Challenge Records International !!! Thank you dear Valentine Laout for this cool video on the roofs of Amsterdam

Posted by Daniel Rowland - violin on Friday, 7 February 2020

Daniel Rowland and Maja Bogdanovic are about to release their first duo recording, Pas de Deux, two years after officially forming their duo partnership.

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.