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                                    PROGRAMME 2015-2016              Last updated 10/12/2015
All concerts take place at the Assembly Room, Chichester Council House, North Street, Chichester PO19 1LQ

Thursday 1st October: 7.30pm

‘... playing of constant variety, a masterclass in unanimity of musical purpose ’
The Strad

Winner of international competitions, the Carducci Quartet is one of today’s most successful string quartets. Performing over 90 concerts worldwide each year, the Quartet run their own recording label – Carducci Classics – an annual festival in Gloucestershire and, in 2014, their first festival in Castagneto–Carducci in Tuscany. In 2015 the Carducci will present the complete cycle of Shostakovich quartets in Europe and North and South America.

Haydn String Quartet Op.33 No. 2 The Joke
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 3
Arvo Pärt Summa
Beethoven String Quartet Op.18 No. 4

Carducci Quartet
Matthew Denton: violin
Michelle Fleming: violin
Eoin Schmidt-Martin: viola
Emma Denton: cello

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Thursday 5th November: 7.30pm
David Owen Norris: pianoforte
Amanda Pitt: soprano
Louise Williams: viola

Described by L’Éducation Musicale as ‘One of the most iconic personalities in English music of any period’, David Owen Norris is joined by two distinguished artists: soprano Amanda Pitt, whose performance of Schumann’s Frauenliebe und leben was acclaimed by the Sunday Times, and Louise Williams, violist of many fine ensembles including the Chilingirian Quartet.

They will perform a programme of songs by Brahms and Clara Schumann, a Gamba sonata by J. S. Bach and songs and viola sonata by the 19th century composer Rebecca Clarke. The programme finishes with Schubert’s The Shepherd on the Rock.

Supported by the RVW Trust

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David Norris, Amanada Pitt, Louise Williams
David Owen Norris: pianoforte
Amanda Pitt: soprano
Louise Williams: viola

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Thursday 3rd December: 7.30pm

‘... there can be very few groups to rival the passion of their performances and innovative ingenuity of programming. ’
Early Music Today August 2013

La Serenissima was formed in 1994 and is now firmly established as one of the leading exponents of the music of Antonio Vivaldi and his contemporaries. Their many recordings have been greeted with critical acclaim and earned many awards. La Serenissima has appeared at many of the UK’s leading venues and festivals and has made successful tours in Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malta, Mexico and Spain.

Handel and the Italians
Works by Handel, Veracini, Caldara and Corelli.

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La Serenissima
Adrian Chandler: director/violin
Gareth Deats: cello
Camilla Scarlett: violin
Robert Howarth: harpsichord

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Thursday 21st January 2016: 7.30pm
Rosanna Ter–Berg: flute
Olivia Jageurs: harp
Gemma Sharples: violin
Kay Stephen: viola
Anna Menzies: cello

Rosanna Ter–Berg has been described as ‘outstanding’ by The Independent. An artist of the Park Lane Group and the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme, she brings together her duo partner, harpist Olivia Jageurs and three members of the Gildas String Quartet.

A number of 19th and 20th century French composers were inspired by the combination of flute, harp and string trio to write some of their most enchanting music. Tonight’s programme will include trios, duos and quintets by Debussy, Tournier and Jolivet as well as Mozart and Jongen.

Supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust

Rosanna Ter-Berg and Friends
Rosanna Ter–Berg: flute
Olivia Jageurs: harp
Gemma Sharples: violin
Kay Stephen: viola
Anna Menzies: cello

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Thursday 18th February 2016: 7.30pm

‘...this scorching programme from the Busch Ensemble, a piano trio bursting with far more than promise.’
Geoff Brown in The Times 2015

Named after the legendary violinist Adolf Busch, this young London-based ensemble has emerged as the leading piano trio of the new generation. They are winners of the 2012 Royal Overseas League Competition and have performed at the Wigmore Hall, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Queen Elizabeth Hall, and appeared in the Netherlands, France, Germany and Switzerland.

Schubert Piano Trio in E flat D929
Theo Loevendie Ackermusik (1997)
Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D minor Op.49

Busch Ensemble
Omri Epstein: piano
Mathieu van Bellen: violin
Ori Epstein: cello

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Thursday 17th March 2016: 7.30pm

‘..the players gave unstintingly of their passion and energies, playing with a spirit so transformational you felt they were actually improving the world.’ 
The Strad

Formed in 1972, the Brodsky Quartet has performed over 3000 concerts on the major stages of the world and has released more than 60 recordings. A natural curiosity and an insatiable desire to explore have propelled the group in a number of artistic directions, and ensure them a prominent presence on the international chamber music scene.

Borodin Scherzo in D major
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 2
Schubert Quartet in D minor Death and the Maiden

Brodsky Quarter
Daniel Rowland: violin
Ian Belton: violin
Jacqueline Thomas: cello
Paul Cassidy: viola

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Thursday 14th April 2016Alexei Grynyuk

a special event at Champs Hill Music Room

By kind invitation of The Bowerman Charitable Trust

Venue: Champs Hill, Coldwaltham, West Sussex, RH20 1LY
Time: 7.30 pm

Due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances IGOR TCHETUEV has had to cancel his appearance.

The concert will now be given by Kiev-born pianist ALEXEI GRYNYUK

Chopin Nocturne in B op.9 no.3
Polonaise in A Flat "Heroic" op.53
Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise Brilliante op.22
Rachmaninov Sonata No.2 in B flat Minor op.36
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

Enjoying world–wide critical acclaim Alexei Grynyuk was described by ’Le Figaro’ as a ‘…master of transparent and sovereign touch…astonishing personality and absolutely transcendental virtuosity’. And for his performance of Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini under Maestro Barry Wordsworth the reviewer of the Worthing Herald commented ‘The mesmerising fingers of Ukrainian pianist Alexei Grynyuk gave an unforgettable rendering of Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini that even the composer himself would surely have appreciated’.

Kiev–born pianist Alexei Grynyuk displayed tremendous interest in music from his early childhood and at just six years old started giving his first concerts. At the age of thirteen he attracted wide attention by winning first prize at the Sergei Diaghilev All–Soviet–Union Piano Competition in Moscow. Later he went on to achieve numerous awards at international piano competitions including first prize at the Vladimir Horowitz International Piano Competition in Kiev and the Shanghai International Piano Competition in China.

Equally at home in Classical, Romantic and Twentieth–Century repertoire, Alexei Grynyuk has been invited to give solo recitals at prestigious venues and festivals around the world including the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatoire, the Wigmore Hall and the South Bank Centre in London and the Salle Cortot and Salle Gaveau in Paris. He has been heard on BBC Radio 3, Hessicher Rundfunk, Bayerischer Rundfunk, KRO4 Hilversum, and Radio France, and has appeared on television channels in the Ukraine, Lithuania, China and Russia.

Alexei’s musical development was shaped by his studies at the Kiev Conservatoire under Natalia Gridneva and Valery Kozlov. And later at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he won a scholarship to continue his studies with Hamish Milne. Alexei collaborates with distinguished artists including Nicola Benedetti and Leonard Elschenbroich. Together they formed a trio in 2008, and appear frequently at major venues around the world. In 2011 Alexei Grynyuk was invited to the celebration of Liszt’s Bicentennial in Kiev where he gave a recital which included the composer’s B Minor Sonata as well as concert performances of both Liszt piano concertos.

Last season there were successful concerto appearances with the Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra, Brighton Philharmonic and Krakow Philharmonic.

Tickets: £17
The ticket price includes a glass of wine before the recital and during the interval

The gardens at Champs Hill will be open to patrons from 6.00pm

Tickets are available from Chichester Festival Theatre
Tel.: 01243 781312


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