Yorke Trust Benefit Concerts 2021 – 2022

All concerts begin at 15:00 and are in The Old Chapel, Burnham Road, South Creake, NR21 9JF
Tickets £12 from 01328 738482, Text 07899 771366 or email to carol.jennings2@btinternet.com.

A new series of concerts in support of young musicians who have been unable to perform to live audiences because of the pandemic.

Saturday 25 September 2021
Connor Quigley – viola  with  Catherine McCardle – violin  &  Adam Johnson – piano 

Connor lives in King’s Lynn and holds a scholarship at the Purcell School of Music, studying with Virginia Slater.  Norwich-born Catherine studies at the Purcell School with Alda Dizdari and at the Royal College of Music Junior Department.  Bach, Fauré, Hummel, Kreisler, Schumann and more!

Saturday 2 October 2021
Will Duerden – double bass  &  Brenda Blewett – piano  

Will took up the double bass aged 7, was the second ever bass string finalist of the BBC Young Musician Competition and studies at the Royal College of Music on a full scholarship with Caroline Emery.  Schubert, Schumann, Tabakov, Proto, Mišek and a new work by Sam Cave Dream of Flight written to reflect the pandemic. 

Saturday 16 October 2021
Emanuele Addis – guitar

Emanuele is from Italy and studies with Michael Lewin at the Royal Academy of Music for a Master of Arts degree.  An international prizewinner, he already enjoys a blossoming pan-European recital career.  Villa-Lobos, Ponce, Tárrega, Dowland and Benjamin Britten Nocturnal Op.70.

Saturday 30 October 2021
Esther Beyer – harp

Programme includes Fauré, Grandjany, CPE Bach, Hindemith, Suite Galactique by Caroline Lizotte and three movements from The Crown of Ariadne by the veteran Canadian composer R Murray Schafer for harp and a range of percussion instruments played by the harpist.  Esther studies at the Royal Academy of Music with Karen Vaughan and is raising funds to buy her percussion instruments.

Saturday 13 November 2021
Adam Johnson – Erard 1840 Grand Piano

Adam plays a selection of Mendelssohn’severgreen Songs without Words and talks about the piano which is on permanent loan and lives in the Old Chapel.  It is believed that Mendelssohn knew this very instrument.  Adam is a virtuoso pianist, conductor, composer and former trustee of the Yorke Trust.  

Saturday 4 December 2021
Maria Willis – mezzo-soprano  

Mozart, Schumann and Rebecca Clarke.  A recent Honours graduate of Trinity Laban Conservatoire Maria currently holds a scholarship at the Royal College of Music on a Masters course studying with Patricia Bardon.  She sang in the Yorke Trust production of Gluck’s Orfeo in 2018.  

Saturday 18 December 2021
Leora Cohen – violin  

A double first-class music degree from Newnham College Cambridge to her credit, Leora holds postgraduate scholarships to the Royal College of Music for study with Ani Schnarch.  She is leader of the RCM Symphony Orchestra and was nominated for the RCM/BBCSO Professional Pathway scheme.  Programme includes Roxanna Panufnik Hora Bessarabia, Lili Boulanger D’un matin de printemps, Kreisler, Mozart, Prokofiev.

Saturday 15 January 2022
Benedict Swindells – cello  &  Ivelina Krasteva – piano

Janáček Pohádka, Schumann Fantasiestücke, Errolyn Wallen Dervish, Mendelssohn Cello Sonata No.2 D major.  Benedict studies with Tim Lowe at the Guildhall School of Music where he is a postgraduate scholar.  Born in Japan he moved to Stamford in Lincolnshire and began playing aged 7.

Saturday 29 January 2022
Matthew Wadsworth – lute & theorbo

Matt is a blind lute virtuoso living in Norwich with his wife and young family who took part in the Yorke Trust’s first opera production, playing continuo for the first time.  He has developed computer programmes to enable sight impaired musicians to read music more easily.  Laura Snowden Echoes in Air, Dowland, Girolamo Capsberger and more.

Saturday 12 February 2022
Edgar Francis – viola  and  Jonah Spindle – cello

Programme to be advised.

Saturday 26 February 2022
Leon Bosch – double bass  

Leon talks about his early life in Apartheid South Africa where he was arrested aged fifteen for initiating a protest march.  He plays some of the works he has commissioned.

Saturday 12 March 2022
Echéa String Quartet  

Prestigious award holders and postgraduate students at the RCM, the Echéa Quartet locked down in the Trust’s premises to live together, study, prepare for competitions, make recordings and live-stream concerts.  Haydn, Mozart & Beethoven.

All concerts begin at 15:00 and are in The Old Chapel, Burnham Road, South Creake, NR21 9JF

Tickets £12.00 from 01328 738482, Text 07899 771366 or email to carol.jennings2@btinternet.com.

All programmes subject to change.  Please check with the Yorke Trust website.

The Yorke Trust is Charitable Incorporated Organisation No.1158927

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