Festival 2017

An exciting mix of repertoire and genres of classical music.

Tuesday, 6th June
Juliette Bausor, Flute – Ruth Gibson, Viola – Catrin Finch, Harp

Juliette Bausor was ECHO’s (European Concert Hall Organisation) rising star in 2014. She is now Principal flute in the London Philharmonic Orchestra and also with London Mozart Players. Juliette plays in the chamber Ensemble 360 based at The Crucible in Sheffield where she is joined by Ruth Gibson, a violist.

Juliette’s invited guest was our Vice President, harpist, Catrin Finch who played a delightful programme scored for these three instruments. Indeed, Juliette and Catrin played here together in 2010 and enthralled the audience. We expected no less this year.
Their programme included:

    • Debussy – Sonate en Trio
    • Debussy – Sonate en Trio
    • Bax – Elegiac Trio for flute Viola and harp
    • Bennett, Richard Rodney – Sonata after Syrinx
    • Debussy – Syrinx, flute solo

Katona Twins, Guitar Duo

The critically acclaimed guitar duo, Peter and Zoltán Katona effortlessly transfer from strictly classical, into more popular musical genres. They have given recitals in the major concert venues throughout the world including performances at the Carnegie Hall, the Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, and the Philharmonie in Cologne.

Their Programme included:

    • J. S Bach (Arr. Katona) French Suite Nr. 5 (BWV 816)
    • Béla Bartók Arr. Katona Twins: Rumanian Folk Dances
    • Isaac Albeniz: Arr. Katona Asturias
    • Zoltán Kodály Arr. Katona Twins: Dances of Galánta
    • Beatles Lennon–McCartney: The Fool on the Hill
    • Astor Piazzolla Tango Suite“The Katona Twins share not only a staggering virtuoso technique but rather eerie powers of ensemble. Identical not only in good looks but in their playing style and charming stage manner, Peter and Zoltan know how to make a good show.”– The Times

THURSDAY, 8th June
The Albion String Quartet

A new acclaimed quartet led by violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen
Tamsin Waley-Cohen (violin 1), Emma Parker (violin 2), Rosalind Ventris (viola), Nathaniel Boyd (cello)

A shared belief in the visceral, communicative power of the string quartet has brought together four outstanding performers of their generation to form the Albion Quartet. Tamsin Waley-Cohen is this year’s ECHO rising star and has already played in Vienna, Lisbon, Hamburg and Paris. They play a stunning quartet of instruments, including a Stradivarius, Amati, Guarnerius and Grancino.

Their programme included:

    • Franz Schubert – String Quartet No. 14 D810, ‘Death and the Maiden’
    • Josef Haydn – Quartet Op. 20 ‘Sun’, No 2
    • Anton Dvorak – Quartet No 10 ‘Slavonic’



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