The Wihan Quartet, formed in 1985, are heirs to a great Czech musical tradition. The Quartet’s outstanding reputation for the interpretation of the many classical, romantic and modern masterpieces of the string quartet repertoire is widely acknowledged. They have developed an impressive international career. The Wihan are Quartet in Residence at Trinity College of Music, London.
Mendelssohn Quartet Op. 12 in E♭
Dvorak String Quartet in F Op.96 ‘American’
Schubert String Quartet 15 in G, D887
Dazzling virtuosity and sensitive musicianship have made Michael Collins (clarinet) one of today’s most sought-after soloists. As a chamber musician he has a long-standing relationship with the Wigmore Hall and this season sees him enjoy a further residency there. Indisputably, he is one of the leading clarinettists of his generation. Michael McHale (piano) has established himself as one of the leading Irish pianists of his generation. His interest in music began at the age of seven. Michael’s performing career encompasses solo recital, concerto and chamber music appearances. He enjoys playing both core and contemporary repertoire.
Weber Grand Duo Concertante in E♭, Op.48
Brahms Clarinet Sonata in E♭ Major, Op.120 No.2
Debussy Premiere Rhapsodie
Saint-Saens Clarinet Sonata, Op.167
Poulenc Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Richard Jenkinson (cello) studied with Florence Hooton, Raphael Wallfisch and William Pleeth. Chamber music has always been an important part of Richard’s musical make-up. Richard combines his commitments with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Solo and Chamber Music. In May 2012 he took over from the retiring Bernard Gregor-Smith as the cellist in the Dante String Quartet. Benjamin Frith (piano). Enjoyment of chamber music has led to many collaborations with artists. His exciting and diverse repertoire ranges from Bach to Tippett and includes over 50 concertos.
Schumann Adagio & Allegro, Op.70
Strauss Sonata in F, Op. 6
Schumann Fuenf Stuecke im Volkston
Brahms Sonata Op. 38 in E Minor
Ivana Gavrić (piano) was awarded Newcomer of the Year in 2011 by BBC Music Magazine following her Wigmore Hall debut and highly acclaimed first recording. Ivana is a dedicated chamber musician. She has had the opportunity to study with esteemed musicians such as Menahem Pressler, Ferenc Rados, Dmitry Bashkirov, Boris Berman, Stephen Kovacevich, Pascal Devoyon, Alexander Satz and Peter Bithell.
Mendelssohn Sonata in E major, Op. 6
Grieg Six Lyric Pieces
Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales
Prokofiev Sonata No. 2 in D minor
Fibonacci Sequence (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn) was founded in 1994 by artistic director and pianist Kathron Sturrock, the Fibonacci Sequence is well established as one of the foremost chamber ensembles in Britain. It is distinguished by the quality and high profile of its players and by the imagination and variety of its programming, making full use of the range and versatility of the chamber music repertoire. Its wind players are noted for their zest and enthusiasm they communicate to their audience.
Francaix Quartet for flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon
Mozart Serenade in C minor for wind quintet
Rossini Quartet for flute, clarinet, bassoon and horn
Ginastera Duo for flute and oboe
Malcolm Arnold Sea Shanties for wind quintet