The Szymanowski String Quartet, founded in 1995, has developed into one of the most remarkable string quartets of its generation. They delight their audiences with sophisticated programmes performed with a perfect balance between intellect and passion. The quartet have explored the work and influences of the composer from whom they take their name, Karol Szymanowski.
Mendelssohn Capriccio, Op.81
Bach Vor deinen Thron tret’ich hiermit, BWV 668
Szamotuly Four Polish renaissance chorals
Szymanowski String Quartet No. 2, Op. 56
Mendelssohn String Quartet in F minor No. 6, Op. 80
Bartosz Woroch (violin) is a mature, accomplished artist. His immaculate intonation, flawless bow technique and sound quality are all secondary to his sublime musicianship. He has a gift for great lyrical fluency. Robert Thompson (piano) is a professional pianist and piano teacher specialising in chamber music and accompaniment. A highly experienced performer with an open-minded and versatile approach to musical collaboration and the communication of ideas. His playing is tender at lyrical moments and sharply rhythmic when required.
J.S. Bach Sonata No. 1 in G minor for solo violin
Ysaye Poeme elegiaque
Elgar Chanson de matin et nuit
Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 9, Op. 47 Kreutzer
Goldman Ensemble (violin, horn, tuba, vibraphone, xylophone) perform a Piano Recital (Piano Not Included) which consists of arrangements from the standard concert repertoire, arranged by Ortal Goldman, the ensemble’s violinist. The music is central. A loose story line, one liners and very British humour, inspired by the musicians’ own experiences, perfectly enhances the musical performance. Each musician is an experienced, award winning performer in his/her own right, both as soloist and chamber musician. A remarkable versatile mix of exceptional technique and musicality in each of the performers.
The performance will consist of pieces or extracts arranged especially by Ortal Goldman from music by: J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Scott Joplin, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Schubert
Kungsbacka Piano Trio formed in 1997 and has gained an enviable reputation as one of the most outstanding ensembles of its kind. The Kungsbacka is an ensemble known for ‘the players’ seamless, instinctive level of co-ordination, the way every corner is turned as a threesome and their uncontainable delight. They are an exceptional piano trio to emerge from the UK and Sweden with a long and promising future ahead.
Brahms C Major trio
Dvorak F Major trio
Aronowitz Ensemble formed in 2004 by seven international chamber musicians and soloists, the Aronowitz Ensemble’s performances demonstrate its commitment to the highest standards of music-making and to exploring both standard and unfamiliar repertoire. They have an instinctive ability to make music, constantly expressive and raptly beautiful.
Turina Escena Andaluza for Solo Viola, Piano & String Quartet
Faure Piano Quintet in D minor, Op.89
Brahms Sextet in B flat major, Op.18