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Concerts of the 2018-2019 Season :



Friday 5th October, 2018, 7.30 pm
The United Reformed Church, 41 Salisbury Street, Fordingbridge SP6 1AB (map)

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Castalian String Quartet

PROGRAMME:

HAYDN -- String Quartet in D, Op. 76 No. 5
FAURÉ - String Quartet in E minor, Op. 121
BEETHOVEN -  String Quartet in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2 Rasumovsky

The Castalian String Quartet is rapidly emerging as an exciting voice on the international chamber music scene.  In 2018 they received the prestigious inaugural Merito String Quartet Award & Valentin Erben Prize and won a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship Award. Previous awards include 3rd Prize at the 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition and 1st Prize at the 2015 Lyon International Chamber Music Competition. The Quartet was selected by Young Classical Artists Trust in 2016.

They have performed widely across Europe during the past two years. Engagements for this season include return visits to the Wigmore Hall, where they open the Coffee Concert series and perform the complete set of Haydn’s Op.76 quartets.

Formed in 2011, the Castalian String Quartet studied with Oliver Wille (Kuss Quartet) at the Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media, graduating with a Master’s degree. 

 

Sini Simonen, violin

The Finnish violinist Sini Simonen enjoys an active international career as a chamber musician and soloist. She is the leader of Castalian String Quartet and the violinist of Calvino Piano Trio.

Simonen has won top prizes in several major international violin competitions.  She plays a Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin from 1760 on loan from the Finnish Cultural Foundation. 

Daniel Roberts, violin

Daniel Llewellyn Roberts (b.1987) is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, holds Masters degrees from the Royal College of Music, London (as a Yehudi Menuhin Scholar), and the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien, Hannover, and has twice been a Leverhulme Chamber Music Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music, London.

He was the recipient of the 2009 Musicians Benevolent Fund ‘Emily English’ Award for ‘most outstanding violinist’, and the 2010 Philharmonia Orchestra MMSF ‘John E. Mortimer’ prize.

Daniel is a Yeoman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians and is extremely grateful to them for the loan of a fine violin by Joseph Guarneri filius Andrea of 1705.

Charlotte Bonneton, viola

Having studied in her native France at the Grenoble Conservatoire and the Schola Cantorum, Paris, Charlotte was awarded a full scholarship to study violin with Professor György Pauk at the Royal Academy of Music, London, where she obtained a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours and a Master of Arts with Distinction.

Aged 16, she won 2nd Prize at the Wieniawski International Violin Competition (Junior Category).

Charlotte is dedicated to introducing audiences to new music and regularly collaborates with the London Contemporary Orchestra.
 

Christopher Graves, cello

Christopher Graves studied the cello at the Royal College of Music and at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana. He studied chamber music with Oliver Wille at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien, Hannover. During his studies he was awarded scholarships by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the Musicians Benevolent Fund, and the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund..

As a teacher he has coached chamber ensembles at the Royal College of Music, Birmingham Conservatoire and Chethams Music School. 

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Friday 2nd  November, 2018, 8.00 pm
The Trinity Centre, Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DH (map)


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Craig Ogden, classical guitar

PROGRAMME:

JOHN DOWLLAND - Lachrimae Pavane & Fantasia No. 7
MAURO GIULIANI - Grand Overture
ARMAND COECK -  Constellations
AGUSTIN BARRIOS MANGORÉ - Julia Florida; Vals Op 8 no 4
JS BACH - Lute Suite no 3 BWV 995 : Prelude, allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Gavotte I & II, Gigue
ISAAC ALBENIZ - Asturias
GASPAR SANZ - Canarios
GARY RYAN - Lough Caragh; Rondo Rodeo

Craig Ogden is an Australian classical guitarist whose albums have topped the UK classical charts. He is Principal Lecturer in Guitar at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK. Ogden began playing guitar at the age of seven, and graduated in music from the University of Western Australia. In 2004 he received a Fellowship from the Royal Northern College of Music, becoming the youngest person to be given the honour. He married the British singer Claire Bradshaw, with whom he often performs; together they founded the Dean & Chadlington Summer Music Festival in 2007. He made his first appearance at the Royal Albert Hall with the Philharmonia Orchestra performing Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez.

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Friday, 7th December, 2018, 7.30 pm
The United Reformed Church, 41 Salisbury Street, Fordingbridge SP6 1AB
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Yulianna Avdeeva, piano


PROGRAMME:


DEBUSSY - Estampes
CHOPIN -  Ballade No. 3 A flat major, Op. 47
CHOPIN -  3 Mazurkas, Op. 59
CHOPIN - Prelude C-sharp minor, Op. 45 
CHOPIN -  Scherzo No. 3 C-Sharp minor Op. 39 
MUSSORGSKY -  Pictures at an Exhibition

Yulianna Andreevna Avdeeva was born in Moscow. She started piano lessons at the age of five, studied at the Gnessin Special School of Music in Moscow, and graduated from the Zurich University of the Arts. After her graduation, she became assistant to her teacher, Konstantin Scherbakov. Since 2008 Avdeeva has studied at the International Piano Academy Lake Como. In 2010, Avdeeva won First Prize in the 16th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in 2010. She is the fourth woman to have won this title, after Halina Czerny-Stefańska, Bella Davidovich and Martha Argerich. 

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Friday, 1st February, 2019, 7.30 pm

The United Reformed Church, Salisbury Street, Fordingbridge SP6 1AB
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Philip Attard, saxophone; Christine Zerafa, piano



PROGRAMME:


MAURICE - Tableaux de Provence 
DECRUCK - Sonata for saxophone and piano
FAURÉ - Two Songs, Op.1 - Le Papillon et la Fleur; Mai
FRANCAIX - Cinq Danses Exotiques
RAVEL -  Sonata Posthume 
SAINT SAENS - Sonata for Oboe and Piano 
SAINT-SAENS - Le Cygne (from Carnival of Animals)
MILHAUD - Scaramouche


Maltese saxophonist Philip Attard obtained a first class B.A.degree in Music from the University of Malta, majoring in saxophone performance and studied with Roberto Frati at the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini in Florence. He is currently reading for a Masters degree at the Royal College of Music under the tuition of saxophonist Kyle Horch, supported by the Janatha Stubbs Foundation and Malta Arts Scholarships.

He has appeared in several concert series around Europe and the USA, including solo performances in venues including the Manoel Theatre Malta, V&A Museum and Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall

Christine Zerafa – also from Malta - has been the recipient of various awards including first prize in the national Bice Mizzi Competition and the Scott Huxley Accompaniment Prize at the Royal Academy of Music. Christine gained a MMus in solo performance from the Royal Northern College of Music, after which she moved on to study at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole in Florence. She is currently specializing as a collaborative pianist while reading for a MA in piano accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music.

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Friday, 22nd February, 2019, 7.30 pm

The Trinity Centre, Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DH (map)
 

Emily Sun, violin & Jennifer Hughes, piano

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PROGRAMME: 

BEETHOVEN - Sonata for violin and piano No. 8 in G major
POULENC - Sonata for violin and piano FP 119
STRAUSS - Sonata for violin and piano in E flat major, Op. 18
TCHAIKOVSKY - Valse Scherzo, Op. 34

Emily Sun, piano

Australian violinist Emily Sun is rapidly gaining international recognition as a rising soloist. She was awarded the Gold Medal of the 2016 Royal Overseas League Music Competition UK, the first violinist to win the award since 1981.

She is the winner of all major Australian violin competitions and all available prizes at the Royal College of Music including the Violin Competition 2012 and Concerto Competition 2015. Emily is also a prizewinner in many international competitions . She was selected as a Young Concert Artist for The Tillett Trust and Making Music UK. 

Emily made her concerto debut with the East-West Philharmonic Orchestra at age 10, and has since been a regular soloist with the Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmanian, Queensland, Canberra Symphony Orchestras and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Internationally, she has performed with many US orchestras, China’s Shanghai Youth Orchestra, Romania’s Mihail Jora Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Moscovia Chamber Orchestra Russia.

Emily is a BBC Introducing Artist, and her performances have been broadcast on ABC Classic FM (Australia), BBC Radio 3 (UK), Kol Hamusica (Israel), and WXQR (USA). She has performed as soloist in international venues such as the Sydney Opera House, Tchaikovsky Great Hall Moscow, Tel Aviv Opera House, Auditorium du Louvre, and Wigmore Hall.

Jennifer Hughes, piano accompanist

Jennifer Hughes is a collaborative pianist specialising in the repertoire for piano and strings. Based in London and Cambridge, she has performed across Europe at venues including Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Oslo Opera House, St John’s Smith Square, St James’s Piccadilly and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. She has also appeared at Festivals in Italy, Sweden, Norway, Russia and China as well as across the UK. She recently released a disc 'Ireland, Delius & Bax: Cello Sonatas' with Lionel Handy (Lyrita).
Jennifer is Duo Coach for the String Department at the Royal College of Music. She has also accompanied and coached students at Aldeburgh Young Musicians, New Virtuosi International Mastercourse, Festival Quattro Corde and Voksenasen SummerAcademy.

She studied with Hilary Coates as a DfES Scholar at Wells Cathedral School and later graduated with Bachelor and Masters Degrees from the Royal College of Music where she studied with John Blakely and Roger Vignoles. Her studies were supported by the Draper’s Company, Henry Wood Trust, Help Musicians UK and the Worshipful Company of Founders. Jennifer also held the Gilbert and Eileen Edgar Junior Fellowship in piano accompaniment at the RCM.


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Friday, 15th March, 2019 7.30 pm
The Trinity Centre, Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DH (map)
 


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Kammerphilharmonie Europa (Ensemble of 9 musicians)

PROGRAMME:

VIVALDI - Concerto in G Minor, F.XI. no.21
ALBINONI- Concerto Saint Marc in E flat Major, for trumpet and orchestra 
SUK - Serenade for Strings Op. 6
J. S. BACH - Violin Concerto In E Major BWV 1042
ALBINONI - Adagio in G minor for String Orchestra
NIELSEN - Little Suite for Strings, Op.1

Founded in 2006 in Cologne, Germany, the Kammerphilharmonie Europa consists of 60 of the most talented young musicians from 18 European nations.  It performs throughout Europe at concerts and festivals to a very high artistic standard.  

The Kammerphilharmonie-Europa, who first performed for us in 2016, return to Ringwood by popular request. The chamber ensemble of nine musicians will feature the soloist, Cyrill Gussaroff, (below) on trumpet.

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Concerts of the 2017-2018 Season :



Pelleas Ensemble


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The Busch Trio



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Leon McCawley, piano

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Raphaela Papadakis, soprano

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Emma Johnson, clarinet

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Maggini Quartet 
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