Assembly House Classical

Thursday 25th November, 1pm 
The Assembly House, Norwich

Beethoven: Piano Trio No 1 in E flat major, Op1 No1
Mendelssohn: Piano trio No 2 in C minor, Op 66

About Northern Chords Piano Trio

Benjamin Baker – Violin
In 2016 Benjamin Baker won 1st Prize at the Young Concert Artists auditions in New York and in 2017 3rd Prize at the Michael Hill Competition in New Zealand. Highlights during 2017/18 included a critically acclaimed debut at Merkin Concert Hall in New York, recitals at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany. He toured throughout Canada, China, Argentina, Colombia and Chile and appeared as a soloist with the Royal Philharmonic, BBC Concert, Sinfonia Cymru and National Children’s Orchestras.Equally at home as a chamber musician, Benjamin took part in the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival and Caramoor Rising Stars series in the US, and returned to the East Neuk Festival. Engagements this season include a Wigmore Hall Coffee Concert and his debut at the National Concert Hall in Dublin and Music for Galway Festival. He returns to the USA, Colombia, Chile and New Zealand and makes his debut in Australia.Born in New Zealand, Benjamin studied at the Menhuin School and the Royal College of Music. He was selected by YCAT in 2013. He plays on a Tononi violin (1709) on generous loan.

 Jonathan Bloxham – Cello
An acclaimed cellist, Jonathan Bloxham is the recipient of several prestigious awards such as the Guilhermina Suggia Gift and Royal College of Music Cello Prize and in 2012 gave his concerto debut at the Berlin Philharmonie.He was a founding member of the Busch Trio until 2015, during which time the group won prizes at many international competitions including the Royal Overseas League in London, Pinerolo Competition in Italy and the International Schumann Chamber Music Award in Frankfurt. Jonathan has performed regularly at the Wigmore Hall, Kings Place and the Southbank Centre and is a frequent guest on BBC Radio 3. Further chamber music collaborations included projects with renowned musicians such as Michael Collins, Jack Liebeck and the Schumann Quartet.Jonathan is also a celebrated conductor; he was Assistant Conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra from 2016-2018. In 2017-18, he made several debuts including the Malaysian Philharmonic, RTE Concert Orchestra and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and in 2018/19, guest engagements included the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, the Basque National Orchestra, Sinfonia Cymru and a return to Dublin’s National Concert Hall with the RTE. Jonathan founded the Northern Chords Festival in 2009 and looks forward to celebrating his 10th festival as Artistic Director in May 2019.

 Daniel Lebhardt – PianoIn 2014 Daniel Lebhardt won 1st Prize at the Young Concert Artists auditions in Paris and New York. A year later he was selected by Young Classical Artists Trust in London and invited to record music by Bartók for Decca, and in 2016 won the Most Promising Pianist prize at the Sydney International Competition.This season Daniel will give debut recitals at the Lucerne, Heidelberger-Frühling and Tallinn International Festivals, and returns to Wigmore Hall and Merkin Concert Hall in New York. Other highlights include a return to Paris for a recital at L’Eglise Saint Germain as part of the Week-end à l’Est Festival, and Mozart’s Concerto No. 21 at the Royal Festival Hall.As a chamber musician, Daniel regularly collaborates with violinist Benjamin Baker and with the Castalian String Quartet. He took part in the BBC Proms Composer Portrait of Olga Neuwirth broadcast by BBC Radio 3 in 2012 and has performed chamber music at King`s Place with the Northern Chords Ensemble and Wigmore Hall and Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh among others.

Concerts at The Chapel 64 Park Lane, Norwich this autumn

A reminder that the TRIO ISIMSIZ are at The Chapel for a pre-Wigmore  concert – details as below and other concerts up to the end of the year. The full chapel programme can be viewed on Booking through website

Friday 22nd October at 7pm


Beethoven; Piano Trio in D Op 70/1 Ghost
Rhim; Fremde Szene III
Korngold; Piano Trio in D maj Op 1

Sunday 7th November at 6.30pm


Beethoven Sonata Op.27 No.2 “Moonlight”
Chopin 24 Preludes Op 28

Sunday 21st November at 6.30pm

SEZI SESKIR fortepiano

CPE Bach; work t.b.a.
Mozart; Violin Sonatas K304/5
Haydn; Quartet Op 77/2 trans
Beethoven; Violin Sonata No 5 Spring

Thursday 25th November at 7pm


Ben Baker – violin; Jonathan Bloxham; cello; Daniel Lebhardt; piano
Beethoven: Piano trio No 1 in E Flat major, Op 1 no 1
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio no 2 in C mnor, Op 66

Sunday 28th November at 6.30pm


 Shostakovich; Quartet No 12 in D flat
Schumann; Quartet in F maj Op 41/2

Sunday 5h December at 6.30pm


programe t.b.a.

Tuesday 7h December at 7pm


Mozart Sonata no.24 in F-Major K.376
Schubert Fantasy
Bartok Rhapsody No.1
Franck Sonata

Friday 10h December at 7pm


Quartet; Op 74 ‘Harp’
Quartet; Op 130

Sunday 19th December at 6.30pm 


Lisete da Silva Bull  (flute)  Kathryn Parry (violin)
Tatty Theo (cello)  Carolyn Gibley (harpsichord)

Christmas programme of music by Bach, Handel, Boyce and Telemann

Tonight! Raynham Recital : From London to Venice (via Paris!)

From London to Venice (via Paris!)

 Raynham Hall, Norfolk, NR21 7EP Sat 9th October 2021

Julia Doyle (soprano)
Matthew Wadsworth (lute and theorbo)
Nathaniel Mander (harpsichord)

17th century London and Venice were veritable melting pots for
artistic talent, scandal and creative thinkers alike.

What better to evoke the passions and torments of life in London by
the wonderfully fused song, art and poetry of John Dowland and Henry
Purcell, and in Venice by the exquisite masterpieces of three of the
most daring composers of the time, Francesca Caccini, Claudio Monteverdi and Barbara Strozzi. A wonderful blend of poetry and music which is as moving to the soul today as it
was 400 years ago. This exciting and seductive journey is interrupted by a stop in Paris for the harpsichord solo of Royer’s dazzling masterpiece La Marche des Scythes which will have you sitting on the edge of your chairs.

After the concert you can ‘picnic’ in the State Rooms – take your own picnic or you can order a pre-packed supper box from the venue

To find out if tickets are still available please contact the venue Raynham Hall by email or telephone 01328 862133 

Love: Handel Festival with the Brook Street Band at The Chapel, 64 Park Lane and Assembly House Classical

The BROOK STREET BAND have a weekend of chamber music at The Chapel this weekend, including a short free Toddler’s concert at 11am on Sunday 10th.

Next Thursday pianist LLYR WILLIAMS is in Norwich for two Chopin recitals.

The first at  an Assembly House 1pm  and later at The Chapel at 7pm. Please note the slightly different BOOKING arrangements –  all tickets are £20 each except FREE for  Under 21’s and everyone at the Toddler’s concert; details below

Saturday 9th October at 3pm & 7pm  Sunday 10th October at 11am, 2.30pm & 5.30pm
Love:Handel Festival

The Chapel 64 Park Lane
Full programme & booking see

Thursday 14th October at 1pm
Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich
Chopin Recital including Sonata No 2/Etudes/Ballad No 3
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Thursday 14th October at 7pm

The Chapel, 64 Park Lane
Chopin Recital including Sonata No 2/Etudes/Ballad No 3

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