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Format: 2015-01-30
Format: 2015-01-30
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    3 February 2015 - 6:00pm
    Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra Side-by-Side
    James Ham, Jonathan Tilbrook, Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra
    Blackheath Halls London SE3 9RQ
    United Kingdom

    Side-by-Side concerts provide a wonderful opportunity to witness Trinity Laban teaching staff, all highly experienced orchestral musicians, playing alongside students, performing masterpieces of the orchestral repertoire.

    Featuring orchestral students alongside professional teaching staff, conductors James Ham and Jonathan Tilbrook direct our fourth Side-by-Side concert this academic year with a journey into German national identity during the 19th century.

    Symphony No 5 in C minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Overture from Der Freischütz
    Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
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    30 January 2015 - 1:10pm
    Free lunchtime concert: Yuki Ito conducts Schubert and Bach
    In Tune Orchestra, Oxana Shevchenko, Yuki Ito
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Described by Strad magazine as ‘masterfully assured’, Yuki Ito (25) won the Antonio Janigro International Cello Competition, Music Competition of Japan, and Paris Flame Music Competition in his teens, and achieved 1st prize at the International Johannes Brahms Competition and the UK’s highly prestigious Windsor Festival International String Competition at the age of 21, subsequently making his début with the Philharmonia Orchestra at Windsor Castle.

    He has appeared/will appear as soloist with the Philharmonia, Kärntner Symphony, Tokyo Symphony, Southbank Sinfonia, RCM Symphony and Toho Gakuen Orchestras, as well as play-directing with the In Tune Orchestra (ITO), which he founded in 2013. He made his recital-tour in Croatia in 2008 and has given solo recitals at renowned venues including London’s Royal Festival Hall and Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room, Théâtre Marigny in Paris, Theatre of Marcellus in Rome, Mirabell Palace in Salzburg, Mendelssohn Haus in Leipzig and Muziekgebouw Frits Philips in Eindhoven, as well as those in his native Japan in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya, and in Daejeon, Korea. He gave a private home recital for HRH The Prince Edward in 2012, and that same year he successfully auditioned for YCA, and was subsequently selected as Chanel Tokyo Pygmalion Days Artist 2014. He has made several premières of works dedicated to him, and recently premièred maestro Toshi Ichiyanagi’s new work in Tokyo. In 2014 he served as juror for Paris Flame Music Competition.

    His début album ‘Rachmaninov Complete Cello Works’ with Sofya Gulyak (Champs Hill Records) was chosen as January 2013’s ‘Recommended Disc’ in the UK by Strad magazine, describing ‘Ito triumphs in Rachmaninov. Sensational recital...I would be astonished if both of these artists don’t rapidly establish themselves at the pinnacle of the international scene’. Also in the U.S. the American Record Guide praised it as ‘Ito plays Rachmaninov Cello Pieces with notable maturity and taste’, and in Germany the Ensemble magazine wrote ‘His performance of Rachmaninov’s cello works comes from a strong romantic vein, and is extraordinarily poetic accompanied by a wonderful singing tone’.

    As conductor he made his début in 2013 at St. Martin in the Fields in London with Julian Lloyd Webber as soloist, and in Tokyo at Opera City conducting Beethoven’s Symphony No 7.

    He has recorded/performed for BBC Radio 3, Radio Classique de France, Nederland Radio 4, KT-1 Austria and Japan NHK-FM, and the UK's presenter Anne Diamond, who invited him to her BBC Radio talk-show, wrote: 'Classical musicians nowadays have to look like a marketable star with Hollywood style charisma, and today I met a young man who clearly fits the bill already!'.

    He is currently studying with Alexander Boyarsky pursuing Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music in London, where he was crowned ‘String Player of the Year’ in 2009. His name is in the‘Dictionary of Japanese Musicians’ and his birthday is on the ‘String Players Calendar’ both published in Japan in 2012.

    Fantasy for 2 violins and strings
    Edmund Hartzell ()
    Symphony No 5 in B flat
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Concerto for Keyboard and Strings No 7 in G minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    30 January 2015 - 6:10pm
    Music in January: Philippa Mo (violin) and Robin Walker (organ)
    Philippa Mo, Robin Walker
    St George's Church, Hanover Square London W1S 1FX
    United Kingdom

    Start your winter weekend in style with a concert of violin and organ music performed by leading professional artists Philippa Mo and Robin Walker. In the beautiful surroundings of St George's Hanover Square, Mayfair's parish church.

    Music including Josef Rheinberger's six pieces Op 150 and the world premiere of Frederick Frahm's 'Grendel's Soliloquay'.

    Free entry - donations welcome. The concert is followed by light refreshments, and the chance to meet the performers.

    6 Pieces for Violin and Organ
    Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)
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    31 January 2015 - 7:30pm
    East Anglia Chamber Orchestra with Maxim Kosinov (violin)
    East Anglia Chamber Orchestra, Jacques Cohen, Maxim Kosinov
    The Apex Bury St Edmunds IP33 3FD
    United Kingdom

    The region’s premier chamber orchestra returns to the Apex in Bury St Edmunds for a concert of drama and serene beauty, under the direction of favourite conductor Jacques Cohen. All the mischief, swagger, and tragedy of the life of the notorious libertine Don Giovanni are compressed into the darkly brilliant overture to Mozart’s great opera.

    The orchestra is then reunited with virtuoso violinist Maxim Kosinov for Sibelius’s violin concerto. Written in 1904, the concerto is one of the most dramatically effective and musically compelling in the repertoire, with the brilliant solo violin line always driving the music forward. It has a symphonic scope, and Sibelius’ characteristic blend of vast, icy Nordic spaces, wonderful melodies, driving rhythms, and heartfelt passion. The slow movement may just be one of the most beautiful things you’ll ever hear! T

    The concert ends with Brahms’s 4th (and final) Symphony. A piece by turns meditative, passionate, playful, and majestic, it really is a universe of musical emotions in one symphony. The final movement passacaglia shows how perfectly Brahms could combine the academic musical inheritance of the German tradition with the freedoms of Romantic expression. Join us for what will be an exhilarating evening of wonderful music!

    “the highlight of the musical year”
    “precise and sensitive playing” Cambridge News

    Overture from Don Giovanni
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
    Symphony No 4 in E minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    8 February 2015 - 7:30pm
    East Anglia Chamber Orchestra with Adrian Iliescu (violin)
    Adrian Iliescu, East Anglia Chamber Orchestra, Jacques Cohen
    West Road Concert Hall Cambridge CB3 9DP
    United Kingdom

    The region’s premier chamber orchestra returns to Cambridge for a concert of drama and serene beauty, under the direction of favourite conductor Jacques Cohen. All the mischief, swagger, and tragedy of the life of the notorious libertine Don Giovanni are compressed into the darkly brilliant overture to Mozart’s great opera.

    The orchestra is then joined by virtuoso violinist Adrian Iliescu for Sibelius’s violin concerto. Written in 1904, the concerto is one of the most dramatically effective and musically compelling in the repertoire, with the brilliant solo violin line always driving the music forward. It has a symphonic scope, and Sibelius’ characteristic blend of vast, icy Nordic spaces, wonderful melodies, driving rhythms, and heartfelt passion. The slow movement may just be one of the most beautiful things you’ll ever hear!

    The concert ends with Brahms’s 4th (and final) Symphony. A piece by turns meditative, passionate, playful, and majestic, it really is a universe of musical emotions in one symphony. The final movement passacaglia shows how perfectly Brahms could combine the academic musical inheritance of the German tradition with the freedoms of Romantic expression. Join us for what will be an exhilarating evening of wonderful music!

    “the highlight of the musical year”
    “precise and sensitive playing” Cambridge News

    Overture from Don Giovanni
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
    Symphony No 4 in E minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    30 January 2015 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Zeitgeist Ensemble
    Isabel Thompson, Maria Levandovskaya, Valerie Albrecht, Zeitgeist Ensemble
    Charlton House London SE7 8RE
    United Kingdom

    Presented by Guildhall School of Music and Drama

    The Zeitgeist Ensemble was formed in 2012 by Isabel Thompson, Valerie Albrecht and Maria Levandovskaya as part of their studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. The group has been coached extensively there by notable musicians and has also been given many performance opportunities at the Guildhall. A highlight of their time at the Music College so far was to compete in final round of the Ivan Sutton Award for Chamber Music in April 2014.

    Through the Guildhall the trio was also awarded a full scholarship by the Tunnell Trust for Young Musicians to participate in the prestigious Music Coll course and concerts on the Island of Coll in Scotland in June 2014. They have since reached the final round of auditions for the Tunnell Trust for Young Musicians Music Club Awards Scheme which was held September 2014.

    As well as performing in concert across London, the Zeitgeist Ensemble is passionate about education. As well as participating in the Decoda project at Guildhall this year, the ensemble have also been invited to participate in Wigmore Hall’s Chamber Tots initiative for the 2014/2015 season.

    Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano in E flat, 'Kegelstatt'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Märchenerzählungen, for Clarinet,Viola and Piano
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
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    4 February 2015 - 7:30pm
    The Pennine Piano Trio play Czech music
    Gaynor Sutcliffe, Philip Kubilius, Robert Buller, The Pennine Trio
    Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Sixth Form Centre Clitheroe BB7 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    The Pennine Trio was formed in 2008 by three East Lancashire musicians, all educated at the Royal Northern College of Music. Their programme is all Czech music, full of vitality and of good tunes.

    Pianist Philip Kubilius graduated with special merit in performance and plays with a number of chamber music groups and singers. He was Head of Keyboard at Blackburn School of Music and is a noted expert and teacher in tai chi and qigong for over 30 years.

    Robert Buller (cello) plays in many local orchestras and accompanies choral societies in the region; principle cello in two of them. Like many musicians, he also plays in other genres such as gypsy jazz/blue grass, Argentinian Tango music and several folk/indy bands.

    Gaynor Sutcliffe made her debut at only 14 performing the Bach Double Concerto with the Lancashire Students Symphony Orchestra. She has played with the Royal Northern Symphony Orchestra and the Lancashire Synfonietta both nationally and internationally. Like her colleagues, she plays in other genres but maintains that her true roots remain in Classical music. However in 2011, she toured Texas with the Swing Commanders astounding the Americans with their unique fusion of Western Swing and Bluegrass and later the same year was awarded the British Country Musician of the Year.

    The Society presents a range of music and musicians: internationall acclaimed individuals and groups; recent graduates of high calibre - and local players. The Pennine Trio have individually played extensively around the UK and overseas and their quality and musicianship will raise the question as to why as a trio they are not better known outside this region.

    Piano Trio in D minor 'quasi una ballata'
    Vítezslav Novák (1870-1949)
    Piano Trio No 4, 'Dumky'
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    Elegie
    Josef Suk (1874-1935)
    Piano Trio in G minor
    Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884)
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    7 February 2015 - 7:30pm
    Penguin Cafe
    Penguin Café
    Saffron Hall Saffron Walden CB11 4UH
    United Kingdom

    Penguin Cafe’s music has infiltrated daily life from films likeNapoleon Dynamite to countless theme tunes, and they’ve played festivals and venues ranging from Bestival and The Big Chill to a sold out Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms. Their sound is at once familiar and new, combining acoustic power and a beguiling, feisty charm.

    Following a sell-out UK tour last year and performances across Japan and Australia, Penguin Cafe released their new albumThe Red Book in February 2014. The second release from the freshly re-imagined Penguin Cafe is the culmination of two years’ work that has seen Arthur Jeffes – son of original composer and Penguin Cafe Orchestra founder Simon Jeffes – investigate whole new areas of sound and vibrancy, alongside his eclectic collection of musicians and characters, marking an ambitious extension from their debut A Matter of Life.

    ‘A mood music masterpiece’ (Q on The Red Book)

    ‘Jeffes Jr composes instrumentals of considerable elegance and ingenuity.’ (Mojo on The Red Book)

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    30 January 2015 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Oda Voltersvik and Giulio Potenza (piano 4 hands)
    Giulio Potenza, Oda Voltersvik
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Norwegian pianist, Oda Voltersvik, holds a masters degree from the Royal College of Music in London (RCM), and now studies with professor Gabriele Baldocci at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She has played for international pianists including Leif Ove Andsnes, Menahem Pressler, Gary Graffmann, Ian Brown, Christina Ortiz, Alexander Kobrin, Marios Papadopoulos and Vladimir Krainev.

    Concert venues at which she has performed include the Norwegian National Broadcasting, opening concert during the Grieg Jubilee 2007, Jacqueline du Pré Concert Hall in Oxford, the 1st International Folk Music Festival in Beijing, several solo and chamber music concerts for the Bergen Chamber Music Society and the international Grieg in Bergen Series. She has performed concertos with the Sinfonietta of Athens and Norwegian–Polish Youth Orchestra in Poland and in Bergen, as well as recitals in many venues in London. In august 2014, she was Artist in Residence for a week at Troldhaugen (Grieg`s home).

    Pianist Giulio Potenza was born in Palermo in 1990 in Italy. He started his piano lessons at the age of six with Roberto Giordano, and in 2000 he entered the Conservatory of Trapani, where he received his piano diploma with the highest ranking under the tutelage of Walter Roccaro. He studied at the Imola Piano Academy with Franco Scala and at the International Piano Academy of Sesto Fiorentino with Gabriele Baldocci. In recent years Giulio has attended masterclasses and lessons held by pianists including Irene Inzerillo, Riccardo Risaliti, Denis Pascal, Christos Sakellaridis, Deniz Gelenbe, Douglas Finch, Bruno Canino, Margaret Fingerhut, Martino Tirimo, Barry Snyder, Martin Kasik, Christine Croshaw, David Kenedy, Eugene Asti, and Pascal Rogè.

    Giulio has enjoyed success at major piano competitions and has performed as a soloist and chamber musician across Italy, England and Tunisia including at venues such as Regent Hall, Blackheath Halls, Farnham Maltings Arts Center, Somerville Music Society in Oxford, A.Gi.mus in Rome, the Rai Auditorium of Palermo, the Lindenbaum Music Association, Old Royal Naval Chapel in Greenwich, and the Stratford and East London Music Festival. He has performed with the Florence Symphony Orchestra, directed by Piero Bellugi, and in London with University of London Symphony Orchestra, directed by Daniel Capp. Recently he played at the Hammamet Piano Festival where he gave a master class.

    Giulio successfully completed a postgraduate diploma with Distinction at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance supported by the Alfred Kitchen Scholarship, and is now attending an Artist Diploma Course under the tutelage of Gabriele Baldocci supported by the Trinity College Music Trust. He also holds a Bachelor in History from the University of Palermo

    Ball-Scenen
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Rondo in A minor for Piano
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Allegro in B minor
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Ballade No 2 in F
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
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    7 February 2015 - 7:30pm
    Britten, Tippett, Holst and Purcell with Corona Strings
    Adrian Thompson, Corona Strings, Janet Lincé, Richard Dilley
    Church of St John the Evangelist Oxford OX4 1EH
    United Kingdom

    Acclaimed professional orchestra Corona Strings, led by Catherine Leech and conducted by Janet Lincé, continues its exploration of mainly twentieth repertoire with a programme of timeless British works.

    Corona, formed in 2012, is a professional string orchestra based mainly in and around Oxford and known as a flexible and vibrant ensemble which includes a fine group of ‘period’ instrument players at its core. Its repertoire showcases many of the standard classical works and the players share a particular enjoyment for programming pieces by home-grown composers.

    St John’s Church, Iffley Road, Oxford provides a warm, comfortable venue with a superb acoustic for these visionary works.

    Tickets will be available on the door and through Tickets Oxford.

    Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Concerto for Double String Orchestra
    Sir Michael Tippett (1905-1998)
    St Paul's Suite, for strings
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
    Chaconne for Strings in G minor
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
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