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                                    PROGRAMME 2013-2014           Last updated 17/03/2014

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Thursday 3rd October: 7.30pm

‘The festival sensation, the young Sacconi Quartet, completely bowled over a packed audience. The chemistry between these four young players is tangible and magical.’
The Scotsman.

Winner of many prestigious prizes, the Sacconi Quartet performs regularly at major venues across Europe. The Quartet now hosts the Sacconi Chamber Music Festival in Folkestone, and celebrated its tenth anniversary in January 2012.

Simon Crawford–Phillips has a very successful career as soloist, chamber musician and song accompanist. He is a founder member of the Kungsbacka Piano Trio and has a duo with pianist Philip Moore.

Haydn String Quartet in C Op.20 No. 2
Shostakovich Piano Quintet in G minor Op.57
Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor Op.34

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Sacconi Quartet
Ben Hancox (violin)
Hannah Dawson(violin)
Robin Ashwell (viola)
Cara Berridge (cello)

Simon Crawford–Phillips
Simon Crawford–Phillips (piano)

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Thursday 7th November: 7.30pm

‘The Arcadia Quartet captivated the audience, impressed with a musicality that touches the heart…. virtuosic technique.. delicacy and naturalness…’
Segeberger Zeitung.

Formed at the Academy of Cluj–Napoca in Romania, the Arcadia Quartet is the winner of the 2012 London International String Quartet competition. Their award includes a tour of the UK and a Coffee Concert at Wigmore Hall. Recent highlights are a residency at the Banff Centre, and appearances at the Esterházy String Quartet Festival in Eisenstadt, the Menton Festival and Greenwich International String Quartet Festival.

Haydn String Quartet in D Op.76 No. 5
Janáček String Quartet No. 2 Intimate Letters
Debussy String Quartet in G minor Op.10

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Arcadia Quartet
Ana Török (violin)
Răsvan Dumitru (violin)
Traian Boală(viola)
Zsolt Török(cello)

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Thursday 5th December: 7.30pm

‘Florilegium brought its customary finesse and tonal beauty to this enjoyable programme with foot-tappingly lively fast movements…’
The Strad.

Regular performances in some of the world’s most prestigious venues have confirmed Florilegium’s status as one of Britain’s most outstanding period instrument ensembles. Since their formation in 1991 they have established a reputation for stylish and exciting interpretations. Florilegium has appeared in major venues including Sydney Opera House, Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Konzerthaus (Vienna) and Beethoven–Haus (Bonn).

‘Corelli and the Italian Connection’ with works by:
Frescobaldi, Pasquini, Pergolesi, Locatelli, Gabrielli, Corelli and Vivaldi

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Ashley Solomon (director/flute/recorder)
Bojan Čičić (violin)
Jennifer Morsches (cello)
Terence Charlston (harpsichord)

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Thursday 16th January: 7.30pm

Winners of the St Martin’s Chamber Music Competition 2012, and finalists of the Royal Over–Seas League Competition, the London based Jacquin Trio are emerging as persuasive advocates of music for the distinctive combination of clarinet, viola and piano. They are current Live Music Now Scheme Artists for 2011–13 and Park Lane Group Artists for the 57th annual concert series. The Jacquins are delighted to be Ensemble in Residence at The Forge, Camden, for 2013. The Trio have already had several works written especially for them by both established and up and coming composers.

Mozart Trio in E flat major K 498 Kegelstatt
Huw Watkins Speak Seven Seas
Bruch Selection from Eight Pieces Op.83
Julius Röntgen Trio in E flat major
Reinecke             Trio in A major Op.264

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Jacquin Trio
Jessica Grimes (clarinet)
Zoë Matthews (viola)
Charis Cheung (piano)

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Monday 27th January: 6.30pm
Cold Waltham, West Sussex, RH20 1LY
By kind invitation of David and Mary Bowerman

A rare appearance in the UK of acclaimed young German pianist

‘Martin Helmchen, one of today's finest young pianists, was the well–nigh perfect soloist in the Mozart, playing withmrefined muscularity and wonderfully alert to the melancholy poetry that lurks beneath the work's gracious surface.’
Guardian 2011.

J S Bach Partita No 4 in D BWV 828
Webern Variations for piano Op.27
Schumann Waldszenen Op.82
Schubert Wandererfantasie in C D760

Tickets: £17 from Chichester Festival Theatre
Tel.: 01243 781312 or go to

The ticket price includes a glass of wine before the recital and during the interval.

A coach may be organised from central Chichester to Champs Hill and back if there is sufficient support.
Contact John Palmer to register your interest on 01243 606591
or email

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Martin Helmchen

Martin Helmchen

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This recital commemorates the occasion of the first CCC concert, on 27th January 2006, in the Assembly Room, given by the
Royal String Quartet, on the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth. Michael Nott of Boxgrove was the founder and first chairman of CCC which, from the start, has featured exciting young musicians as well as internationally acclaimed artists.

Thursday 20th February: 7.30pm

‘Liebeck and Apekisheva delivered a series of performances, ranging from Baroque to 20th century that were sinuous, delicate and intimately polished.’
The Scotsman.

Jack Liebeck is established as one of the most compelling young violinists on the concert platform. He has appeared with all the major British orchestras and with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic and Moscow State Symphony.

A finalist and prize–winner at the Leeds Piano Competition, Katya Apekisheva is one of Europe's foremost pianists, in demand internationally as a soloist and chamber musician.

Brahms Sonata No. 2 in A major Op.100
Poulenc Sonata for violin and piano Op.119
Beethoven Sonata No. 9 in A  major Kreutzer

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Jack Liebeck and Katia Apekisheva
Jack Liebeck
Katya Apekisheva

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Thursday 20th March: 7.30pm

‘…..the shimmer and grace and intelligence of this ensemble is riveting.’                                              
The Independent on Sunday.

Now celebrating its 60th anniversary, the Allegri Quartet is Britain's longest–running chamber music ensemble, sustained by successive generations of the finest international performers. The Quartet recently completed a Beethoven and Shostakovich Cycle at King's Place in London, and continues with further cycles in Switzerland and Benslow, UK. Over the years the Quartet has played a key role on the British musical scene, working with composers such as Benjamin Britten, Michael Tippett, Elizebeth Maconchy, Anthony Payne, James MacMillan and Alec Roth.

Beethoven String Quartet in G Op.18 No. 2
Alex Roth String Quartet No. 3
Brahms  String Quartet in A minor Op.51 No. 2

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Allegri Quartet

Ofer Falk (violin)
Rafael Todes (violin)
Dorothea Vogel (viola)
Vanessa Lucas–Smith (cello)

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