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Robert Plane has a new set of publicity images, taken on his recent visit to Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester.

The images were taken by Sara Porter for the “50 portraits” exhibition, where photographs are being taken of fifty people with close links to Chetham’s.

On the 2nd May, in the first of a new series, Solem Lates, the Solem Quartet presents ‘batózeyal’: a night of music for string quartet and electronics.

The Solem Quartet is committed to taking its music to as wide an audience as possible, and especially to young people. Each member of the group is an experienced teacher and as a quartet they have performed and collaborated with young people in many contexts through their regular university visits, workshops and classes with primary and secondary schools and work with the charity ‘Live Music Now’ which provides support to people with special needs.

Poulenc and Schumann

Simon Callaghan describes his latest recording (which will come out on the Nimbus label later this year) as “a collection of characters – a procession, if you like – by two composers who I think go really well together: Poulenc and Schumann.”

February 2019 saw the release of a CD on the Nimbus label of music by Richard Blackford, prominently featuring the Solem Quartet. The first work on the disc, Seven Hokusai Miniatures, was written for the quartet in 2018 and is offered among their current programme proposals.

Stift Musical Encounters - Daniel Rowland

April 2019 will see the first edition of Stift Music Encounters, a residential course in solo and chamber performance taking place in and around Stift in Weerselo, Holland.

Rowland Bogdanovic Duo

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.

Clarinet & Saxophone Magazine

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.  

Timothy Orpen is offering three diverse and enticing programme proposals for future concerts, including collaborations with Gemma Rosefield, Simon Lepper, Thomas Gould, Fiona Winning and John Reid. Please click here to see the programmes in detail.

Huw Wiggin (saxophone) and Oliver Wass (harp)

Huw Wiggin (saxophone) and Oliver Wass (harp) will travel to Somerset on the 12th January to play in the Millfield School International Concert Series. The duo will give the first half of the evening’s concert, with music from Albinoni to Debussy, Gershwin and De Falla.

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.