The Czech Pavel Haas Quartet are frequently hailed as one of the finest young quartets in the world founded in 2002. Their tone is large, quasi-orchestral. They take risks. Above all they play with passion. Based in Prague, the Quartet studied with some of the matters of the quartet world including the Borodin Quartet and the Amadeus Quartet and have worked closely with Milan Skampa.
Tchaikovsky Quartet no. 1
Shostakovich Quartet no.7
Dvorak Quartet in F, Op. 96 ‘American’
Jack Liebeck’s (violin) performance with Katya Apekisheva (piano) has the
consistency of style and togetherness that informs their engaging performances.
Liebeck explores the music with a degree of maturity that stops short of overcooking
heady extremes. Many will like his clear, focused and direct approach. There is an
outstanding, fruitful piano partnership – warm and sonorous: two instruments gel and
toss ideas one from another but still stake their claims to prominence when the occasion demands.
Brahms Sonata in G major No.1
Szymanowski Three Mythes
Bridge Violin Sonata H183
Tchaikovsky Valses scherzo in C, Op.34
Fine Arts Brass is firmly established at the forefront of the international brass chamber music scene. Originally formed the 1980 the group’s enduring success is due to its uncanny chameleon-like adaptability to different audience requirements. Their repertoire is comprehensive, encapsulating musical genres from the Renaissance and Baroque to the avant-garde. They commission new works and work closely with the composers who have written works for them.
Wilby Partita on Krakov Fanfare
Bernstein Overture to Candide
Vivaldi Winter from Four Seasons
Bernstein Simple Song
Maxwell-Davies Farewell to Stromness
Mozart Queen of the Night Aria
Tilson-Thomas Street Song
Manuelle de Falla Love the Magician Suite
Classic Rhythm Trio is a unique and exciting chamber group with a difference. Formed in 1992, this trio for flute, keyboard and percussion has met with outstanding success. Skilful arrangements of classical favourites are set alongside a wide variety of other pieces. Their range of musical instruments are woven into a sparkling evening’s entertainment.
Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Sutcliffe Sunshine Island
Rossini William Tell Overture
Gershwin Porgy and Bess
Debussy La fille aux de cheveux de lin
Bernstein West Side Story
Grieg Peer Gynt Suite
The Red Priest Baroque Ensemble has been described as ‘visionary and heretical’,
‘outrageous yet compulsive’,’ wholly irreverent and highly enlightened’, ‘completely
wild and deeply imaginative’, with a wicked sense of humour and a ‘break the
rules’, chamber concert approach to early music. Founded in 1997, and named after
the flame-haired priest, Antonio Vivaldi.
Vivaldi The Nightmare Concerto in G minor, RV 43
G.P. Cima Sonata a tre
Johnson/Le Strange Masques, The Furies, The Witches Dance
Purcell Two in One upon a Ground
Cazzati Zephiro’s Ground
Ortiz Two Ricercadas
Vivaldi Concerto Grosso in D minor RV 565