Please do look out for this award-winning, vibrant string quartet and if you would like to hear them in concert, please see their forthcoming engagements here. Building on their many successes to date, and the high regard in which they are already held, they have a fantastic, long career ahead of them; we are very excited to be able to work with them. The members of the quartet are Amy Tress and William Newell (violins), Alistair Vennart (viola) and Stephanie Tress (cello).
As part of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales's 90th birthday celebrations during 2018, the orchestra's concert on 28th March will includes two world premieres, each written by a welsh composer. Mark Boden’s Clarinet Concerto has been written for BBC NOW Principal Clarinet, Robert Plane and Guto Puw’s Camouflage: a BBC Radio 3 and Ty Cerdd Commission.
The Hertfordshire Festival of Music presents a week of concerts and events place between June 10 and 16, inspired by the theme 'The Music of Fantasy, Folklore and Fable'. On Friday 15th June the Galliard Ensemble and actor Matthew Sharp perform a dramatisation of James Francis Brown's Heralds Of Good Fortune.
They have just completed recording both Hubert Parry’s Grosses Duo in E minor and Percy Sherwood’s Suite for Two Pianos, for release on the Lyrita label later in the year.
On September 12th and 13th, Robert Plane, Ittai Shapira and BBC National Orchestra of Wales make the premiere recording of ‘Midnight’s Children’, a double concerto for violin and clarinet by violinist/composer Ittai Shapira.
This composition is inspired by Salman Rushdie’s novel, Midnight’s Children, which examines questions of loss and political violence. Read more
On Saturday 24th June, Robert Plane and the Gould Piano Trio perform at Gregynog Festival at Chirk Castle in a concert linked to this beautiful location's history.
Rowland - pictured above with the Guarneri del Gesu - says:
"I am delighted, excited and honoured to be given this beautiful violin on loan from the Dutch Musical Instrument Foundation. It's the 1736 'ex-Rode' Guarneri del Gesu. It's a violin with an incredible history and I'm hugely looking forward to discovering all the secrets hidden within! My big thanks to Frits Schutte and to all at the foundation for making this possible!"
The Ferio Saxophone Quartet perform ‘Best of British’ on Sunday 23 April at 3.00pm at St John’s Smith Square, London, as part of their St John’s Young Artists’ Scheme Award. Featuring works by Edward Elgar, Gary Carpenter, Michael Nyman and Will Gregory, their programme opens with William Byrd’s Ave Verum Coprus, considered by many to be Byrd’s finest work.
‘Best of British’ also features two world premieres: Read more
Rachel Roberts, one of Europe’s leading violists, performs internationally as soloist and chamber musician. Rachel has collaborated with conductors Christoph von Dohnanyi and Andras Schiff, performing concertos with the Kolnphilharmonie and the Kammerphilharmonie Graubunden in Switzerland, amongst others. Read more