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                                    PROGRAMME 2014-2015           Last updated 09/06/2014

Thursday 2nd October: 7.30pm
LONDON CONCERTANTE


‘London Concertante played with silky–toned elegance…extraordinary unanimity…quite exquisite. ’
The Strad.

Founded in 1991, London Concertante soon established a reputation for inspired programming, thrilling performances and a unique rapport with its audience. The ensemble appears regularly at St. Martin–in–the–Fields and in festivals and music society concerts around the UK. It has made successful tours in the USA, Finland, Spain and France and will be touring in the Middle East in 2014.

Mozart Horn Quintet in E flat K407
Ireland Sextet
Puccini Crisantemi for string quartet
Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A K581

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London Concertante
Adam Summerhayes (violin)
Kathy Shave (violin)
Emma Sheppard (viola)
Chris Grist (cello)
Elizabeth Drew (clarinet)
Mark Smith (horn)

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Thursday 6th November: 7.30pm
SMETANA PIANO TRIO

‘...an interpretation which surpassed that of the Beaux Arts Trio and the Suk Trio!’
Philippe Simon, Diapason.

The Smetana Piano Trio is one of the foremost Czech ensembles and performs throughout the Czech Republic and tours many countries including the UK, France, Japan, Germany and Switzerland. The Trio has a recording contract with Supraphon and has produced a range of CDs of the major piano trio works and received a Diapason d’Or in 2006, a BBC Music Magazine award in 2007 as well as ‘CD of the month’ in 2008.

Suk Piano Trio in Cminor Op.2
Ravel Piano Trio in A minor
Smetana Piano Trio in G minor Op.15

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Smetana Piano Trio
Jiří Vodička (violin)
Jan Páleníček (cello)
Jitka Čechová (piano)


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Thursday 4th December: 7.30pm
HANNAH MARCINOWICZ, clarinet /saxophone
MAGGINI STRING TRIO


Hannah Marcinowicz was hailed by The Times as ‘a superb young saxophonist’, she is an equally accomplished clarinettist as her programme with the Maggini String Trio will demonstrate. Hannah made her Wigmore Hall debut in 2008 and has since worked with a number of top UK orchestras, and has appeared as concerto soloist with the European Union Chamber Orchestra.
Julian Leaper (violin), Martin Outram (viola) and Michal Kaznovski (cello) are members of the distinguished Maggini String Quartet.

Crusell Clarinet Quartet
Beethoven String Trio in C minor Op.9 No.3
Rawsthorne Clarinet Quartet
Works by Gershwin and Piazzolla featuring the saxophone

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Hannah Marcinowicz and the Maggini String Trio
TOP: Hannah Marcinowicz
BOTTOM:Maggini String Trio

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PLEASE NOTE:
Due to refurbishment of the Assembly Room, the January concert by the Brentano Quartet will be held in Christ Church, Old Market Avenue, Chichester, PO19 1SW.
 

Like the Assembly Room, Christ Church can hold 180 people and is a warm and attractive venue with car parking nearby (free in the evening).

Thursday 8th January: 7.30pm

BRENTANO QUARTET

‘Passionate, uninhibited, spellbinding…’
The Independent.

Since its inception in 1992, the Brentano Quartet has appeared throughout the world to popular and critical acclaim. The Brentano is the winner of a number of prestigious awards and, following their first European tour, the Royal Philharmonic Award for most outstanding Debut. In recent seasons the Quartet has travelled widely appearing in the US, Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia. In addition to performing the full range of string quartet repertoire, the Quartet has an interest in very old and very new music and has worked with composers including Elliott Carter, Chou Wen-chung and György Kurtág.

Mozart String Quartet in B flat K458 The Hunt
Bartók String Quartet No.3
Schubert String Quartet in D minor Death and the Maiden

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Brentano Quartet 
Mark Steinberg (violin)
Serena Canin (violin)
Misha Amory (viola)
Nina Lee (cello)


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Thursday 19th February: 7.30pm
KATYA APEKISHEVA, piano

‘A profoundly gifted artist who has already achieved artistic greatness’
Gramophone.

Katya Apekisheva is one of Europe’s foremost pianists, in demand internationally as both a soloist and chamber musician. A finalist and a prize–winner at the Leeds Piano Competition and Scottish Piano Competition, Katya has appeared as soloist with many of the world’s leading orchestras including the London Philharmonic, the Philharmonia and the Moscow Philharmonic. This season’s highlights include a solo recital at Wigmore Hall, a Bach recital at Kings Place, performances with the Belcea Quartet and duo recitals with Charles Owen.

Scarlatti Three sonataas, in F minor, E major and B minor
Janáček In the Mists
Schumann Faschingsschwank aus Wien Op.26
Brahms Sonata No. 3 in F  major Op.5

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Katya Apekisheva
Katya Apekisheva


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Thursday 19th March: 7.30pm
WIHAN QUARTET


‘The Wihan are consummate instrumentalists in the great Czech tradition…’ 
The Sunday Times.

Formed in 1985, the Wihan Quartet are celebrating 30 years as a quartet in 2015. Their outstanding reputation for the interpretation of their native Czech heritage, and of the classical, romantic and modern masterpieces of the string quartet repertoire, is widely acknowledged. They have developed an impressive international career, and have made highly acclaimed tours of the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, and are frequent visitors to the Wigmore Hall in London.

Mozart String Quartet in D minor K421
Smetana String Quartet No.1 From my Life
Beethoven String Quartet in F Op.59 No.1

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Wihan Quartet
Leoš Čepický (violin)
Jan Schulmeister (violin)
Jacub Čepický (viola)
Aleš Kaspřík (cello)


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