PAST CONCERTS

The Kucharsky Quartet

June 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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

POSTPONED – Peter Cigleris: Clarinet and the Veles Ensemble

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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..

POSTPONED – John Irving – Fortepiano

Monday, October 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

POSTPONED 'TILL NEXT YEAR

POSTPONED – Kana and Miho Kawashima

Saturday, September 19, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Dvorak Four Romantic Pieces Op 75 Debussy Violin Sonata Op 57 Beethoven Violin Sonata No 9, Op 47 ('Kreuzer')

Martin Cousin – Piano

Saturday, June 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Mozart Sonata in A minor K310; Brahms Fantasien Op 116; Rachmaninov Thirteen preludes, Op 32.

Tononi String Trio

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Joon Yoon, Piano; Luke Hsu, Violin; Oscar Holch, Viola; Ben Tarlton, cello.   Programme TBA.

Phacelia Ensemble

Monday, May 11, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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’.

Artisti Con Brio

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

StraussString Sextet from Capriccio, Op 85; Mozart String Quintet No 4 in G minor, K516; BrahmsString Quintet No 2 in G major, Op 111.

Johann and Georg’s Brook Street Jam Session

Monday, October 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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.   

Ensemble DeNote PIANO TRIO

Saturday, September 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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.

The Mendelssohn Concert

Saturday, June 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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

Tyler Hay, Piano

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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.

Solem Quartet

Monday, May 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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’.

Songs by Schumann, Britten, Muhly and others. Franz Schubert, String Quartet no 14, D 810, Death and the Maiden

John Irving, fortepiano

Monday, October 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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.

Matthew Jones and Annabel Thwaite

Saturday, September 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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.

The Carrodus Trio

Saturday, June 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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.

Armorel Trio – Plus two friends

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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

Artesian Quartet

Monday, May 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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

London Abel Quartet

Saturday, October 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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.

A Shakespeare Miscellany

Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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.

Ceruleo

Saturday, September 16, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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.

The Armorel Piano Trio

Monday, June 12, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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.

Piatti String Quartet

Monday, June 5, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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.

John Irving (fortepiano)

Thursday, May 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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.

About Kingston Chamber Concerts

The KCC formula is quite simple: quality chamber music performed by young professional artists and local musicians in the convivial setting of the East End Café at All Saints’ Church, right in the heart of Kingston-upon-Thames and its historic market place.

Kingston Chamber Concerts presents evening programmes of professional chamber music in a relaxed format, and where the acoustics are ideal for chamber music.

There are six concerts a year, in two mini-series in May-June and September-October, on a mixture of days of the week.

We particularly provide a platform for locally-based professional musicians; and for early-career young professionals. They value the exposure and financial support, while we enjoy music from the wealth of young talent coming out of London’s conservatoires.

Kingston Chamber Concerts are different in style and feel – the intimate scale and space; the closeness to the performers; the small tables for enjoying a glass of wine, or sharing a bottle with friends.

The venue is open beforehand, from 6:45 pm. (And the wine is better than concert hall average.)

The concert was a treat for all sorts of reasons…A privilege to enjoy such splendid music so close to home …The audience seated around small tables, reminiscent of the way music was enjoyed prior to 1850 when the modern concert format as we know it today developed… I enjoyed a glass of delicious Riesling on arrival (and a second in the interval!). A really delightful concert, engaging, informative, and very enjoyable. Review by The Cross-Eyed Pianist.

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