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The Maggini
Friday, 23rd February, 2018, 7.30 pm
The Trinity Centre, Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DH (map)

Maggini Quartet  :
Julian Leaper, violin; Ciaran McCabe, violin; Martin Outram, viola, Michal Kaznowski, cello



HAYDN - Quartet in D major op 20/4
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - Quartet no 1 in g minor
SCHUBERT - Quartet in d minor D810 'Death and the Maiden'

Formed in 1988, the Maggini Quartet is one of the finest British string quartets. Its acclaimed recordings have won international awards including Gramophone Chamber Music Award of the Year, Diapason d’Or of the Year and a Cannes Classical Award, and have twice been nominated for Grammy Awards. The Quartet’s most recent project has been recording the complete Mendelssohn quartet cycle for Meridian Records.

In addition to their concert activity, the members of the Quartet have an international reputation as chamber music coaches. They hold several UK residencies and have worked at the UK’s senior music institutions.


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Friday, 13th April, 2018 7.30 pm
The Trinity Centre, Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DH (map)

Emma Johnson, clarinet
Gregory Drott, piano



MOZART - Theme and Variations, K. 581
SAINT-SAENS - Sonata for clarinet and piano in E flat, op.167
SCHUMANN -  Fantasiestücke op.73 for clarinet and piano
BERNSTEIN - Clarinet Sonata
STRAVINSKY - Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet
P. READE - Suite from The Victorian Kitchen Garden
GERSHWIN (arr. Johnson/Lenehan - Tribute to Benny Goodman

Emma Johnson grew up in London and her career was launched when in 1984 at the age of 17 she won BBC Young Musician of the Year followed by the Young Concert Artists Auditions in New York. However she decided to study Music and English at Cambridge University before embarking fulltime on a musical path.

She is one of the UK’s biggest selling classical artists, having sold over half a million albums worldwide.


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First concert of 2017-2018 Season :

Friday 22nd September, 2017, 7.30 pm
The Trinity Centre, Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DH (map)

Pelléas Ensemble (flute, harp and viola)


RAMEAU - Pieces en concerts: Deuxieme concert
MANUEL DE FALLA - Spanish Dance No.1 from 'La Vida Breve'
DEBUSSY - Sonata for Flute, Harp & Viola
BACH - Flute Sonata in C Major BWV1033
BRITTEN - Lachrymae
RAVEL arr. J Morlock - Tombeau de Couperin

Friday 27th  October, 2017, 7.30 pm
The Trinity Centre, Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DH (map)
Busch Trio (piano, violin, viola)

MOZART Piano Trio in G Major K496
SHOSTAKOVICH - Trio no 2 in E Minor, Op 67
SCHUBERT - Piano Trio no 1 in B flat Major D898

Named after the legendary violinist Adolf Busch, this young piano trio (formed in London in 2012) has emerged as one of the leading trios among the new generation, receiving enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics and performing extensively across Europe’s leading concert halls and festivals.

Their recent Wigmore Hall appearance was received to critical acclaim, The Times commenting:  ‘The threesome even seemed to be breathing in synch.’

Friday, 17th November, 2017, 7.30 pm
The United Reformed Church, Salisbury Street, Fordingbridge SP6 1AB

Leon McCawley, piano


MOZART - Sonata in E flat K282
SCHUBERT - Three piano pieces D946
SCHUBERT, arr. Liszt - Three songs
BRAHMS - Three Intermezzi Op 117
CHOPIN - Polonaise in A flat Op 53

Our Society’s President - and one of Britain’s foremost pianists – Leon McCawley will be making his biennial visit to us this season.  Since winning the BBC Young Musician of the Year, (piano section), in 1990, Leon has won 1st Prize in the 1993 International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna and 2nd Prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition.

Leon enjoys a career devoted to concert performances with many of the world’s major orchestras and teaching at the Royal College of Music in London as professor of piano. 

Friday, 19th January, 2018, 7.30 pm
The United Reformed Church, Salisbury Street, Fordingbridge SP6 1AB

Raphaela Papadakis, soprano
James Longford, piano



In 2014, award-winning British soprano Raphaela Papadakis made her professional operatic début at Garsington Opera and, later the same year, her song recital début at Carnegie Hall in New York.  Last summer, she  was a Vocal Fellow at the Stean’s Music Institute at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago.
Raphaela studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama where her roles included Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro and Aurore in Le portrait de Manon.   She also studied at Clare College Cambridge where she graduated  with a first class degree in English Literature.


Alessandro Taverna, 


Martin Bickerton, guitar


Kammerphilharmonie Europa, Cologne

Alauda Quintet


Sarah Bennett, flute,  and Olivia Jaggeurs, harp


Sarah Beth Briggs, piano 
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