Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music at John Innes Centre Sunday 7 April 3pm

 

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Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music Club presents…

Sunday 7 April 2019, 3pm

James Ehnes, violin
Andrew Armstrong,
piano

Beethoven

Violin Sonata in D, Op.12 No.1
Violin Sonata in A, Op.12 No.2
Violin Sonata in A minor, Op.23
Violin Sonata in E flat, Op.12 No.3

(The cycle will be completed next season, 2019-2020)

James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong begin their journey through the Beethoven violin sonatas with the first four works of the series. The triptych, Op.12, shows the young composer’s style at its most wilfully subversive, from the energy of the opening work and the elegant wit of the middle sonata to the dazzling virtuosity of the last in the series. More mysterious and subdued is the highly compressed A minor Sonata Op.23.

Pre-concert talk by Misha Donat 1.45pm

http://www.norwichchambermusic.co.uk/event/james-ehnes-andrew-armstrong/

Academy of St Thomas with guest violinist Amaury Coeytaux at St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich – Saturday 3rd March7.30pm

Amaury Coeytaux 2.jpgAmazing french violinist Amaury Coeytaux returns to Norwich

Following his stunning performance of the Brahms Violin Concerto in 2016, the AST is delighted to welcome back Amaury to play the wonderful violin concerto by Beethoven.

Programme:

Beethoven Coriolan Overture
Beethoven 
Violin Concerto in D major
Schubert
 Symphony No.9 in C major  ‘The Great ’

Amaury Coeytaux – Violin
Christopher Adey – Conductor

Amaury Coeytaux returns to Norwich after his stunning performance of the Brahms Violin Concerto in 2016; this fantastic French violinist won the hearts of both orchestra and audience.“His poetic interpretation of the established classic delighted the audience”. EDP 2016

In October 2016, the acclaimed Paris-based Modigliani String Quartet appointed Amaury Coeytaux as its new first violinist from 2017.

After 33 years, our principal guest conductor Christopher Adey will be conducting his final concert with Academy of St Thomas.

Sponsored by: HILARY & LEWIS JARRETT

Tickets:

On sale now at:
St George’s Music Shop, Norwich or TicketSource/AST
From £11 and £5 for Students

Cello Recital by Alexander Baillie on Sunday 14 January 3pm at John Innes Centre

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Renowned cellist gives benefit concert in recognition of all the work the Michael Badminton Young Musicians Trust has achieved over the last 20 years.

 Performance opportunities to 100s of young people, instrument loans and financial assistance.

All proceeds will be donated to the Trust’s work to continue supporting young string players in Norfolk.

Tickets on sale now £16 unreserved, under 16 free: Ticketsource.co.uk/AST
or St George’s Music Shop 01603 626414

Roddy Williams and Iain Burnside perform Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin at Open Norwich

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Open Norwich is launching a new ambition of hosting classical music concerts as a development of their existing music offer and to kick it off,  leading baritone Roddy Williams and top accompanist Iain Burnside are performing the first concert on 20 November with Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin.

More information and a link to tickets here – http://opennorwich.org.uk/whats-on/gigs-events/roderick-williams/

They will be supported by Norfolk County Youth Orchestra and a composition group from Norwich Music Club.

Sivan Rotem at The Assembly House Thursday 2 March 2017

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When the world’s busiest conductor, Maestro Valery Gergiev, heard that there is a soprano who works on five continents, as does he, he exclaimed with thus supreme authority that “she is the only one”. That classically-trained singer is Sivan Rotem, an Argentinian-born Israeli whose burgeoning career in opera, concerts, recitals, radio, television, cabaret, commercial recordings and master classes has taken her across the Americas via the West Indies and many continental European countries to Egypt, South Africa, China and Australia.

Described by the Salt Lake Tribune following her Brahms Requiem with the Utah Symphony as “a classy vocal talent” with “an angelic soprano voice”, Sivan Rotem is considered one of the most outstanding singers of Israel. Born in Buenos Aires, she started her musical training as a violinist. Graduating from Haifa University in English and Literature and the Rubin Academy of Music at Tel Aviv University in Singing, she continued her vocal studies in the USA with Ellen Faull.

She made her debut with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and appears regularly with all the leading orchestras of Israel. She also sang many leading roles with the Israeli Opera and in Germany, Finland and the USA.

Sivan Rotem enjoys a successful career worldwide and has sung with symphony orchestras across North and South America and in Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Macedonia and South Africa. Recitals have taken her to the USA, UK, Albania, Czech Republic, Spain, Finland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, France, Argentina, Egypt, China and Australia.

Her flamenco quartet Classic Flamenco was invited to Madrid where it sold out at the Suma Flamenco Festival, subsequently appearing in England at the Henley Festival and in London to great acclaim.

Her discography includes Aharon Harlap’s Symphony No 2, “L’Oiseau de la Guerre” for Helicon, a Spanish CD, “Viva el Amor” for Romeo Records, and two CDs dedicated to songs by Giacomo Meyerbeer, the latest released in December, 2016.

The recital will also be given in London the previous evening, Wednesday 1 March.

Concert management Dario Salvi 07424 418863 See http://artaxismusic.com/

Chamber Music weekend 21/22 January 2017 at John Innes Centre

This year’s January Chamber Music weekend – Sat 21 & 22 January – looks exceptional with Michael Collins & his distinguished  friends hosting a feast of music including rare performances in Norwich  of  Beethoven’s Septet (one of his most popular works in his lifetime) and Schubert’s magical OctetMichael Collins has assembled a first class team including Alexander Sitkovetsky, Thomas Carroll, Philip Dukes & Richard Watkins – so expect great performances!

The 2017 Norfolk Young Musician Competition takes place at the John Innes Conference Centre, Colney on Sunday 15 January from 10 – 5.30. 16 young musicians of Grade 8 standard from across the county will each present a 15 minute programme of music which will be adjudicated by the world renowned harpist Danielle Perrett. Admission is free and audience are welcome to come and go between performances. The winners will be announced at 5.30pm. N&N Chamber Music sponsor the Woodwind prize – so please pop in if you are free.

N&N Chamber Music Weekend 
John Innes Centre 
21st & 22nd January 2017
Tickets: Prelude 01603 628319 or online  www.norwichchambermusic.co.uk or on the door

Michael Collins & Friends

Alexander Sitkovetsky & So Ock Kim – violins Philip Dukes – viola Thomas Carroll – cello Lynda Houghton – double bass Richard Watkins – horn Daniel Jemison – bassoon Michael McHale – piano

Saturday 21st January 2017, 7:30pm

  • Pre-concert discussion with Michael Collins at 6:30pm
  • Beethoven: Septet in E flat, Op.20
  • Schubert: Octet in F major, D.803

Sunday 22nd January 2017, 11:30am

  • Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No.2 in E flat, Op.120/2
  • Weber: Grand Duo Concertante, Op.48
  • Poulenc: Clarinet Sonata

Sunday 22nd January 2016, 3:00pm

  • Pre-concert introduction to Messiaen‘s Quartet for the End of Time by Professor Peter Hill at 1:45pm
  • Bartok: Contrasts for violin, clarinet & piano
  • Stravinsky: Soldiers Tale Suite
  • Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time

 

Coming up! Chamber Music Weekend

From Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music

A Happy New Year to all and welcome to our first John Innes concerts in 2016. We start with a weekend of music devised by the brilliant young Belgian cellist David Cohen, who has assembled an impressive team of fellow musicians from Canada, Russia and the UK. Of particular interest is the final Sunday afternoon concert featuring the  Michael Nyman Quartet written especially for the Smith Quartet. David Higgins, who has been commissioned to write a especially for this concert, is one of the most exciting and innovative young composers  who has already notched up compositions for BBC Proms. Gordon Crosse’s new cello sonata also written for David Cohen, will get two performances (15th & 17th)– two world premieres in a weekend cannot be bad!  The weekend finishes with  Schubert’s glorious string quintet, which many consider to be amongst the finest pieces of chamber music ever written. Hope to see you sometime over the weekend. Roger

P.S. Both the Ibragimova concerts on 8th & 22nd January are fully reserved  so please don’t come along unless you are on the list! All other chapel concerts are fine for space just turn up and pay n the door!

 Chamber Music Weekend

Cello Con Brio “Magical Journeys”
David Cohen & friends

Cello Con Brio “Magical Journeys”
The Chapel, Park Lane
Friday 15th January 2016, 7:30pm

David Cohen – cello
Bach: Solo Suite No.1 in G
Gordon Crosse: Sonata No. 1 for solo cello – World Premiere
Gaspar Cassadó; Suite for solo cello

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Cello Con Brio “Magical Journeys”
John Innes Centre
Saturday 16th at 7.30pm

David Cohen – cello Katya Apekisheva – piano Corinne Chapelle – violin

Pre-concert discussion with David Cohen at 6:30pm

  • Brahms: Piano Sonata No.3 in F minor, Op.5
  • Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1, Op.78
  • Arensky: Piano Trio No.1, Op.32

 

John Innes Centre
Sunday 17th at 11.30pm
David Cohen – cello Katya Apekisheva – piano

  Schnittke: Suite in the Old Style

  • Beethoven: Cello Variations “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen”, Op.66
  • Stravinsky: Suite Italienne
  • Paganini: Moise Variations on one string

 

John Innes Centre
Sunday 17th at 3pm
David Cohen & Smith Quartet

Nyman: String Quartet No.5 “Let’s not make a song and dance out of this”

  • Gordon Crosse: Sonata No.1 for solo cello
  • Gavin Higgins: ‘Howl’ for solo cello and string quartet

Schubert: String Quintet in C

Two concerts Fauré Quartet

The highly regarded Fauré Piano Quartet from Berlin, visit Norwich this weekend for two concerts, each with a very attractive programme.
John Innes Saturday 12th at 7.30pm and
the Chapel in Park lane Norwich on Sunday 13th at 12 noon.

Saturday 12th December 2015, 7:30pm
John Innes Centre
Fauré Piano Quartet
Pre-concert discussion at 6.30pm
Tickets Prelude 01603 628319

  • Programme:
  • Mozart: Piano Quartet in G minor, K478
  • Fauré: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op.15
  • Brahms: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op.60
  • Fauré Piano Quartet:
  • Erika Geldsetzer violin
  • Sascha Frömbling viola
  • Konstantin Heidrich cello
  • Dirk Mommertz piano

“The Fauré Quartet is right up there with the best ensembles you can listen to today.” (Harald Eggebrecht, Süddeutsche Zeitung)

Sunday 13th December 2015, 12:00 noon
The Chapel, Park Lane
Fauré Quartet
Tickets £12 on the door

  • Programme:
  • Mozart: Piano Quartet No.1, K478
  • Mussorgsky arr. Gruzman: Pictures at an Exhibition

Fauré Quartet website

Ziggurat Ensemble at 6.30pm this Sunday 1st November at The Chapel, Park Lane, Norwich

A concert of baroque music by the enterprising Ziggurat  Ensemble at 6.30pm this Sunday 1st November. The following Sunday 8th November at 6.30pm will now feature the London-based Pelléas Ensemble  – beautiful combination of viola, cello and harp – this replaces the Hoffmeister concert which has had to be postponed due the injury of one of the players.
Tickets £12 on the door

Sunday 1st November 2015, 6:30pm
Ensemble Ziggurat

  • John Crockatt & Jim O’Toole baroque violins
  • Natasha Kraemer baroque cello
  • Tom Foster harpsichord

Programme:

  • Lully: Trios pour le Coucher du Roi, LWV35
  • Purcell: Sonata in 3 parts, Z796
  • Geminiani: Three Scottish Airs
  • Castello: Sonata No.12
  • Biber: Partia VI: Harmonia Artificiosa

Sunday 8th November 2015, 6:30pm
Pelléas Ensemble

  • Henry Roberts flute    Luba Tunnicliffe viola
  • Oliver Wass harp
  • Programme:
  • Bax: Elegiac Trio
  • Richard Rodney Bennett: Sonata after Syrinx
  • William Matthias: Zodiac Trio
  • Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin

Friday 13th November 2015, 7:30pm
Contempo Quartet

  • Bogdan Sofei violin    Ingrid Nicola violin
  • Andreea Banciu viola    Adrian Mantu cello

Programme:

  • Mozart: Quartet in D major, K575, ‘Prussian’
  • Tan Dun: Eight Colours for String Quartet
  • Bartók: Romanian Dances

Contempo Quartet website

Sunday 29th November 2015, 6:30pm
Chroma

  • David Le Page violin    Clare O’Connell cello
  • Ian Watson accordion

Programme

  • Folk Tales: music from Romania and Hungary
  • Brahms: Hungarian Dances
  • Bartók: Duos (violin & cello)
  • Kodály: Gankino Horo – intermezzo (accordion)
  • and traditional Bohemian Songs & Czardas arranged for violin, cello & accordion

Chroma website

Academy of St Thomas Concert – St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich Saturday 17th October – 7.30pm

Academy of St Thomas Concert – St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich
Saturday 17th October – 7.30pm

Soloists from the Maggini Quartet

For their final concert of the season, the Academy of St Thomas known and highly respected in the region as a leading orchestra with high professional performances, presents a sparkling programme. Two renowned string players Julian Leaper and Martin Outram, both members of the internationally renowned Maggini Quartet, will join forces for Mozart’s greatly loved Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola. Conducted by the orchestra’s principal guest conductor Christopher Adey, now completing his 31st season in Norwich, the orchestra will play  Beethoven’s Fidelio overture and a complete performance of Dvorak’s energetic and tuneful Slavonic Dances Op. 46. Often heard as very recognisable single dances, this is a rare chance to hear the eight dances in one performance. Tickets available from Prelude Records: 01603 628319 and on the door.

Julian Leaper
In 1978 Julian won a Junior Exhibition Scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music where he studied Violin with Emanuel Hurwitz and piano as joint first study with Hamish Milne. He was awarded several prizes for solo performance and chamber music including the prestigious Gerard Heller award for which he won first prize for Quartet playing.

In 1982 he continued his studies with Alberto Lysy at the Yehudi Menuhin Academy Gstaad and Tomatada Soh and Kenneth Sillitoe in London.
He made his London debut performing a programme of British music at the Purcell Room. He has since performed as leader and soloist with many British orchestras including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, and the New London Orchestra. He has worked regularly with all the major chamber Orchestras and ensembles including the Academy of St Martin in the Fields,English Chamber Orchestra , Chamber Orchestra of Europe, London Mozart Players and the Orchestra of St Johns Smith Square.

His solo and concerto performances include the complete Brandenburg concertos at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Vivaldis Four Seasons at the Purcell Room, Mozart D major violin concerto at St Johns Smith Square, Beethoven Triple concerto and Vaughn Williams Lark Ascending together with a number of other solo performances at venues across the UK. He has recorded a large number of sound tracks for Film and TV including “Harry Potter” , “Lord of the Rings”, “James Bond” and has recorded the solo violin tracks for Ridley Scott’s “Tristan and Isolde” and TV blockbusters such as “Upstairs Downstairs”, “Cranford”, and “Downton Abbey”.
Julian plays on a J B Vuillaume violin made in 1860.

Martin Outram
Martin Outram studied at Cambridge University and the Royal Academy of Music. He is a member of the internationally renowned Maggini Quartet and also appears regularly as a soloist. He has recorded over forty discs with the quartet and other chamber music ensembles and has been the recipient of the Gramophone Award, the Diapason d’Or, a Cannes Classical Award, three Grammy nominations and the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for chamber music. His solo discs have been widely acclaimed, including five star reviews in the BBC Music Magazine, Gramaphone and Strad magazines. Several works have been written for him, including concertos by Adam Gorb and David Gow. He has appeared as a concerto soloist at the Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall and performed on tour in South America as a soloist with the Britten Sinfonia. His recital partner is Julian Rolton, with whom he has given recitals throughout the UK and at international viola competitions and congresses. He has given masterclasses in China, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Poland and the USA and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music and an Honorary Fellow of Brunel and Canterbury Christ Church Universities. He plays on a very fine viola by Henricus Catenar, made in Turin in 1680.