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John Irving (fortepiano)East End Café, All Saints Church, Kingston
Today’s programme presents four solo keyboard sonatas by two of the giants of the classical era, Haydn and Mozart, played on fortepiano – the precursor of the modern piano. The piano played in today’s recital is by Paul McNulty (1987), a copy of a 5-octave Viennese instrument by Gabriel Anton Walter (1795). Both Haydn and Mozart owned pianos made by Walter very similar to this instrument. Its light action and clear, transparent sound differ profoundly from the modern piano and reveal the music in ways that bring us much closer to the musical language of the composers’ day.
Piatti String QuartetEast End Café, All Saints Church, Kingston
The Quartet have been both prize winners at the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competitio, and Junior Fellows in string quartet at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire. Recent debuts have included Barcelona, Istanbul, and Residency at the Academie du Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.
The Armorel Piano TrioThe East End Cafe All Saints Church, Kingston
The Armorel Trio Kathy Chow, from Melbourne, Australia, graduated with first class Honours in piano performance at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Lucia Veintimilla, born in La Mancha, Spain, started playing the violin at the age of four and finished her degree at the High Conservatory of Asturias with First Class Honours. Sebastian Kolin began playing the ‘cello aged seven, studying with Tim Wells at the Royal Academy of Music, then with Naomi Butterworth and Melissa Phelps.
CeruleoThe East End Cafe All Saints Church, Kingston
Ceruleo formed in November 2014 at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and were Brighton Early Music Festival’s Early Music Live! scheme participants for 2015/16. They have performed in the UK and abroad; highlights include the London Festival of Baroque Music at St John’s Smith Square, the Antiqua 2016 series in Accademia del Ricercare, Italy, the London Handel Festival as well as performing live on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune. In July 2017, Ceruleo premiered ‘Rival Queens’; an immersive operatic experience at Handel and Hendrix in London, in collaboration with stage director Thomas Guthrie. Ceruleo were delighted to be Artist Fellows at The Guildhall School for 2016/17. Future plans include performances in the Folkestone Literary Festival and Concerts in the West, alongside a reprisal of ‘Rival Queens’ for Handel and Hendrix in London.
A Shakespeare MiscellanyThe East End Cafe All Saints Church, Kingston
Shakespeare plays are filled with music and songs at every turn, some written specially for specific plays, and others adapted from the varied diet of songs already circulating. The language we associate with Shakespeare permeates also the lute songs which burst into print at the same time. Phrases and ideas echo each other, as in our first two poems, one with music, (Clear or Cloudy) one without (Sonnet to Sundry Notes of Music, from The Passionate Pilgrim). The Shakespeare canon is unstable: now only two of the poems from The Passionate Pilgrim are recognized as his, but we include Shakespeare-infused songs from revivals and adaptations.
London Abel QuartetEast End Café, All Saints Church, Kingston
A flute quartet is equivalent to a string quartet, but with the first violin replaced by a flute. Its repertoire mainly spans the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, bridging the period between the lessening use of continuo and the pre-eminence of the piano, reflecting also the changes in the instruments themselves, at a time of both musical and political ferment. The London Abel Quartet was formed initially for a project at the British Museum, exploring the use of bass viol instead of viola in the works of JC Bach and Abel. For later repertoire a viola is used - as we do tonight.
Kate Suthers and Cassi Hamilton, violin; Matt Maguire, viola; Antonio Novalis, ‘cello.
Beethoven, Quartet in F minor, Op 95; Hugo Wolf Italian Serenade; Webern, Langsamer Satz; Mozart, Quartet in B flat, K 458 ‘The Hunt’.
‘Great control and dynamic subtlety … their playing at once separated and integrated..’ The Strad, April 2014
Armorel Trio – Plus two friendsEast End Café, All Saints Church, Kingston
Returning by popular demand Kathy Chow, piano; Lucia Veintimilla, violin; Sebastian Kolin, ‘cello. Plus Timothy Chua, violin; and Kate de Campos, viola.
Schumann, Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op 44; Brahms, Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 34.
‘A very committed performance by all three musicians ….great tension, rich in quasi-orchestral textures.’ The Cross-Eyed Pianist
The Carrodus TrioEast End Café, All Saints Church, Kingston
Prach Boondiskulchok, piano; Konrad Elias-Trostmann, violin; Vladimir Waltham, ‘cello
CPE Bach, Sonata in F major, Wq 91 no 3; Beethoven, Piano Trio No 1 in E flat, Op 1 no 1; Schumann, Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, Op 63; Ravel, La Valse, arranged Linos.
Winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Albert and Eugenie Frost Prize for an outstanding new ensemble. Current Ensemble for Chamber Studio Resident at the King’s Place.
Matthew Jones and Annabel ThwaiteEast End Café, All Saints Church, Kingston
Matthew Jones, violin; Annabel Thwaite, piano
Programme to follow
[Matthew Jones]….the finest violinist since William Primrose. Fanfare Magazine.
‘Annabel Thwaite proved herself communicative in the essence of Mahler’s style….drawing maximum foreboding … an enthralling performance.’ Richard Nicholson, Classical Source.
John Irving, fortepianoEast End Café, All Saints Church, Kingston
Beethoven and his mentors
Beethoven, Pathetique sonata, Op 13; WA Mozart, Fantasia in D minor, K 397; Beethoven, Moonlight sonata, Op 27, no 2; J Haydn, sonata in B minor, Hob XVI 32; Beethoven, Tempest sonata, Op 31 no 2.
Dan D’Souza, Bass; The Quaint Quartet – ‘Love is stronger than death.’East End Café, All Saints Church, Kingston
Songs by Schumann, Britten, Muhly and others. Franz Schubert, String Quartet no 14, D 810, Death and the Maiden
Solem QuartetEast End Café, All Saints Church, Kingston
Amy Tress and William Newell, violin; Alistair Vennart, viola; Stephanie Tress, ‘cello. Haydn String Quartet in D major, Op 76 No 5; Schumann String Quartet No 3 in A Major, Op 41 No 3; Beethoven String Quartet No 9 in C Major, ‘Razumovsky’.
Tyler Hay, PianoEast End Café, All Saints Church, Kingston
Debussy Twelve Preludes, Book 1, L 125 (117); Schubert Sonata in A minor, D 845; Kalkbrenner Variationes brilliantes on a Mazurka by Chopin, Op 120.
The Mendelssohn ConcertEast End Café, All Saints Church, Kingston
Min young Bae, Piano; Mary Muddy, 'cello; Stephen Westrop, organ; Songs Without Words - piano; Prelude and fugue for piano - Op 35 No 1; Variations sérieuses - piano Op 54; Song Without Words - 'cello and piano Op 109 Organ sonata No 1 in F Minor, Op 65 'Cello sonata No 2 in D Major, Op 58
Ensemble DeNote PIANO TRIOEast End Café, All Saints Church, Kingston
HaydnPiano Trio No 39 in G major (‘The Gypsy Rondo’), Hob XV 25; MozartPiano Trio No 5 in C major, K548; BeethovenSymphony No 2 in D major, Op 36, arranged for Piano Trio by Beethoven.
Johann and Georg’s Brook Street Jam SessionEast End Café, All Saints Church, Kingston
New research by KCC has unearthed Bach’s previously unknown trip to London to visit his friend Handel. Rebecca, Sarah and Satoko recreate their impromptu jam session in Brook Street, enjoying their own and other friends’ music.
Artisti Con BrioEast End Café, All Saints Church, Kingston
StraussString Sextet from Capriccio, Op 85; Mozart String Quintet No 4 in G minor, K516; BrahmsString Quintet No 2 in G major, Op 111.
Phacelia EnsembleEast End Café, All Saints Church, Kingston
Based in London, the Phacelia Ensemble comprises five strings and piano formed by Artistic Director Elisabeth Streichert to give voice to the idea of ‘Concertos in Miniature’.
Tononi String TrioEast End Café, All Saints Church, Kingston
Joon Yoon, Piano; Luke Hsu, Violin; Oscar Holch, Viola; Ben Tarlton, cello. Programme TBA.
Martin Cousin – PianoEast End Café, All Saints Church, Kingston
Mozart Sonata in A minor K310; Brahms Fantasien Op 116; Rachmaninov Thirteen preludes, Op 32.
POSTPONED – Kana and Miho KawashimaEast End Café, All Saints Church, Kingston
Dvorak Four Romantic Pieces Op 75 Debussy Violin Sonata Op 57 Beethoven Violin Sonata No 9, Op 47 ('Kreuzer')
POSTPONED – John Irving – FortepianoEast End Café, All Saints Church, Kingston
POSTPONED 'TILL NEXT YEAR
POSTPONED – Peter Cigleris: Clarinet and the Veles EnsembleEast End Café, All Saints Church, Kingston
POSTPONED 'TILL NEXT YEAR Bernhart Henrik Crussel (Swedish-Finnish composer, 1773-1838) Clarinet quartet in E flat, Op 2. Alan Rawsthorne (1905-71) Clarinet quartet (1948). Beethoven Clarinet Quartet, Op xx..
The Kucharsky QuartetEast End Café, All Saints Church, Kingston
The Kucharsky Quartet play Hatdn String Quartet in D Major, Op 64 No.5 Hob III:63; Claude Debussy String Quartet in G Minor; Op 10, Alexander Borodin String Quartet No.2 in D Major; Alexander Piazzola Libertango
Catherine Leonard Pianist
...brilliant and passionate performance... The outstanding performance...made for a splendid evening of piano music." Darlington and Stockton Times
Martin Cousin – Pianist
“Martin Cousin’s debut disc…….has discretion, judgment, perception and formidable technique” The Daily Telegraph
Tononi String Trio
Tononi String Trio Eva Aronian: violin Oscar Holch: viola Ben Tarlton: cello Mozart Divertimento for String Trio, K563; Dohnani Serenade for String Trio, Op 10; Beethoven String Trio in G major, Op 9 No 1.
“‘Hearing the Mozart Concerto played by an ensemble of five strings and piano was rather striking, the performance intimate and stylish. Planet Hugill
Veles Ensemble with Peter CiglerisEast End Café, All Saints Church, Kingston
The Veles Ensemble is a classical string trio based in London. It was founded in 2016 by three young successful classical musicians – soloists, recitalists and performers in leading London chamber orchestras:
Paddington TrioThe East End Cafe All Saints Church, Kingston
We are delighted to welcome to All Saints, Kingston the winners of the 2022 Royal Over-Seas League Competition for Strings and Piano Ensemble. Don't miss this opportunity to hear them perform ahead of their Wigmore Hall debut later this year. The Trio started their adventure together at Paddington Station in 2020 during the pandemic [...]
Emmanuel Bach (violin) Jenny Stern (piano)The East End Cafe All Saints Church, Kingston
• Beethoven Sonata No.7 in C minor, Op.30 No.2
• Grieg Sonata No.2 in G major for Violin and Piano, Op. 13
• André Previn Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano 'Vineyard'
• Paganini Variations on 'Di Tanti Palpiti' from Rossini's 'Tancredi', Op. 13
Meliora CollectiveThe East End Cafe All Saints Church, Kingston
Vivier - Piece for Clarinet and Violin Pleyel - Sonata No.1 Hillborg - Duet WF Bach - Viola Duet F61 in G ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Clarke - Prelude, allegro and pastorale Fuchs - Duo No.1 Weir - Atlantic Drift Coleman - Portraits of Langston
Feargal Mostyn-WilliamsThe East End Cafe All Saints Church, Kingston
'Orpheus with his Lute' - The Power of Music and Nature King Henry - English Folksong * King David - Herbert Howells Orpheus with his Lute - Ralph Vaughan Williams Fairest Isle - Henry Purcell Linden Lea - Ralph Vaughan Williams ‘Orpheus and Eurydice' - The Ecstasy of Love Annie Laurie - Scottish Folksong * Let Beauty Awake - Ralph Vaughan Williams Silent Noon - Ralph Vaughan Williams Since We Loved - Gerald Finzi Phydilé - Henri Duparc - Interval - 'Orpheus and Eurydice' - The Pain of Loss O Waly Waly - Folksong The Sigh - Gerald Finzi The Salley Gardens - Benjamin Britten OR Rebecca Clarke Now O Now - John Dowland 'The Death of Orpheus' - Precessing Memories and Finding Peace She moved through the fair - Folksong Lamento - Henri Duparc