The first concert is a piano recital of an unusual kind – one piano, four hands. It is not always realised how much good music was written originally for piano duet, and the two young artistes, Christopher Kite and Robert Ferguson, we are to hear have established a wide and respected reputation for themselves with music of this type.
The Coull String Quartet were founded in 1974, coached at the Royal Academy of Music by Sidney Griller and with a Leverhulme Chamber Music Award to enable them to continue their studies, they have by now established themselves widely and have been recently appointed as the quartet-in-residence at Warwick University.
The English Taskin Players are an ensemble of well-known professional London musicians who specialise in music of the 17th and 18th centuries.
For the final concert your committee have invited David Parkhouse and his wife Eileen Croxford to pay us another visit when the highlight of their programme will be the Cello Sonata in C minor Op. 19 by Rachmaninoff. Members will remember their very memorable and enjoyable concert with which the last season was opened, when they played with Ralph Holmes (violin) as the Music Group of London Piano Trio.