Concerts

Forthcoming musical events: 2019 Concert Listing

All concerts start playing at 8pm. Please arrive after 7:30pm. Wine and nibbles are served in the interval. In 2019 tickets £15 each, or £50 for 4. To order tickets please contact the gallery by email (info@tincletongallery.com) or phone (01305 848909).

Fri 29 & Sat 30 March : Mike Denham (jazz & ragtime piano), Trevor Whiting (clarinet, saxophone), Ali Whiting (vocals, violin; Sat only)
Fri 26 & Sat 27 April : Ronan Magill (classical piano)
Fri 10 & Sat 11 May : Philip Clouts and Ben Taylor (jazz piano & double bass)
Fri 14 & Sat 15 June : Duncan Honeybourne (piano) with Aidan Fisher (viola) and Walter Brewster (clarinet)

– Summer holidays –

Fri 27 & Sat 28 September : Angela Brownridge (classical piano)
Fri 18 & Sat 19 October : Ana Manero & Arturo Serna (classical piano & cello)
Fri 22 & Sat 23 November : John Law & David Gordon (double jazz piano, excerpts from Stravinsky Rite of Spring)
Fri 6 & Sat 7 December : Duncan Honeybourne and Katharine Lam (classical piano duo)


Fri 6 & Sat 7 December 2019: Duncan Honeybourne and Katharine Lam (classical, double piano):

The programme from this formidable duo will include Mozart, Saint-Saens, Rachmaninoff, Schumann/Liszt, Trimble, Ravel, Polenc.

All concerts start playing at 8pm. Please arrive after 7:30pm. Wine and nibbles are served in the interval. In 2019 tickets £15 each, or £50 for 4. To order tickets please contact the gallery by email (info@tincletongallery.com) or phone (01305 848909).

This well known duo of international concert pianists Katharine Lam of the Birmingham Conservatoire and the concert soloist Duncan Honeybourne coming to us in one of their most intimate venues. The programme will be the same on both nights and will include:

Mozart – Andante and Variations in G major K. 501 (Piano duet)
Saint-Saëns – Variations on a theme by Beethoven op 35 (Two pianos)
Rachmaninoff – Prelude in D major Op 23 No. 4 and Prelude in B minor Op 32 No. 10 (Piano solo – Katharine)
Schumann/Liszt – Widmung (Piano solo – Katharine)
Cecil Armstrong Gibbs (1889-1960) –
Essex Rhapsody
Ballade in D flat    (Piano solo – Duncan)
Edgar Bainton (1880-1956) –
Willows
The Making of the Nightingale (Piano solo – Duncan)
Joan Trimble – Humours of Carrick and The Bard of Lisgoole (Two pianos)
Ravel – Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte (Piano duet)
Poulenc – Sonate (Piano duet)

 


Fri 22 & Sat 23 November 2019: SACRE = John Law & David Gordon (double piano; classical & jazz):

SACRE: John Law & David Gordon – excerpts from Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring

Excerpts from this classic masterpiece, interspersed with jazz re-interpretations by two pianists renowned for their work in both genres

All concerts start playing at 8pm. Please arrive after 7:30pm. Wine and nibbles are served in the interval. In 2019 tickets £15 each, or £50 for 4. To order tickets please contact the gallery by email (info@tincletongallery.com) or phone (01305 848909).

John Law + David Gordon

John Law + David Gordon

Two of the UK’s foremost pianist/composers, working in both areas jazz and classical, combine to present their personal take on the classic masterpiece of early 20th century music: The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps).

Since its premiere in 1913 – a concert in Paris which sparked a riot – Stravinsky’s ballet has consistently fascinated musicians and public alike. Known for its jarring, dissonant, often bi-tonal harmonies, rhythmic vitality and stabbing chords, John Law and David Gordon naturally saw in these elements plenty of jazz potential! Placed within the Rite of Spring, they have composed new re-workings of several of the key movements from this iconic and iconoclastic work, expanding the latent jazz possibilities in the music.

John Law
“Combines the vocabularies of jazz and classical in a singular and seamless way, coalescing improvisational surprise with a deep elegiac musicality” All About Jazz
“An interesting and highly gifted maverick musician” Alfred Brendel

David Gordon
“A richly gifted player with a sparkling style and boundless imagination” The Independent on Sunday
“One of our most brilliant pianists” London Jazz News

Programme for Friday and Staturday

First set:

1. Adoration of the Earth (Stravinsky)

2. Doors (John Law)

3. Augurs of Spring (Stravinsky)

4. Spring Rounds (Stravinsky)

5. Spring Writings (David Gordon)

6. Spring Rounds – conclusion (Stravinsky)

7. New Russian Rag – Augurs of Spring Revisited (David Gordon)

8. Ritual Action of the Ancestors (Stravinsky)

9. Ritual (John Law)

10. Sacrificial Dance (Stravinsky)

11. Russian Dance, 1st Movement from Petrushka (Stravinsky)

Second set: original compositions by John Law and David Gordon, to be announced..


Fri 18 & Sat 19 October 2019: Duo Teresa Carreno ~ Ana Laura Manero (piano) & Arturo Serna (cello):

Duo Teresa Carreno

Duo Teresa Carreno

The magnificent duo of Ana Laura Manero & Arturo Serna return to Tincleton, mixing classical precision with Latin fire and verve for two nights of thrilling music.

All concerts start playing at 8pm. Please arrive after 7:30pm. Wine and nibbles are served in the interval. In 2019 tickets £15 each, or £50 for 4. To order tickets please contact the gallery by email (info@tincletongallery.com) or phone (01305 848909).

The duo of pianist Ana Laura Manero and cellist Arturo Serna enjoys an active performance schedule. Their ensemble, Duo Teresa Carreño, also champions music from the American continent, as well as masterpieces of the standard repertoire. Together, they have performed extensively in England and Venezuela.

Ana Laura Manero, a Cuban-born pianist, magnificent player and Head of Keyboard at Sherborne Girls is a repeat visitor to Tincleton Gallery. Ana Laura Manero is Head of Keyboard and graduated in 2006 from the Royal College of Music, with a scholarship supported by The Man Group and the Gordon Galway Stone Memorial Award. In 2008, she completed the Master’s in Advanced Performance degree with Distinction at the same institution, with the support of the Irene Hanson Scholar and the Gordon Calway Memorial Award and under the musical guidance of Professor John Blakely. She has also been awarded The Elmgrant Trust to participate in the Dartington International Summer School 2010 as a pupil of Stephen Gutman. Ana is currently the co-director of the Latin American Music Festival in Sherborne.

Arturo Serna started his musical studies in the System of Youth and Children Orchestras of Venezuela (FESNOJIV), he did further studies in France, Switzerland and England.  Arturo has performed in concerts at the Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall, 100Club in London and Fort Macleod International Festival in Alberta, Canada. He has performed as soloist and chamber musician around North, South America and Europe. Arturo has broadcasted for Radio and Television in Venezuela, Radio Suisse Romande and for BBC Radio 3. In addition he has collaborated in various recordings and productions, including film and pop music (the Suisse film Cargo, 2009), and Venezuelan folk music. Arturo is a keen educator and teaches at Leweston, King’s Bruton School, Hazlegrove and Bruton School for Girls. He often teaches at the Junior Trinity College of Music in London and at the University of Bath Spa. As a conductor he has conducted several orchestras in the South West and in London and has been the musical director of two youth musical theatre productions with the Wincanton Youth Theatre. Last June, he finished his Masters in Conducting course at the University of Surrey from where he will be graduating with Distinction.

Programme for Friday & Saturday:

The programme takes inspiration from Songs, Folk Songs and Operas from different countries and eras, from Beethoven to Gershwin and from Europe to Latin America.

• Beethoven 7 variations on Mozart’s Magic Flute
• Mendelssohn Song without words
• O canto do cisne negro
• The swan
• Faure Apres un reve
• Gershwin Summertime
= intermission =
• Vaughan Williams from 6 studies in folk songs
• Canciones populares españolas
• Falla fire dance


Fri 27 & Sat 28 September 2019: Angela Brownridge, solo classical piano:

Angela Brownridge

Angela Brownridge

Angela has been described as ….”one of the world’s finest pianists….” by the New York Times and we are thrilled to welcome her back to Tincleton Gallery where she will be playing a different programme on the Friday and the Saturday.

All concerts start playing at 8pm. Please arrive after 7:30pm. Wine and nibbles are served in the interval. In 2019 tickets £15 each, or £50 for 4. To order tickets please contact the gallery by email (info@tincletongallery.com) or phone (01305 848909).

Friday:

BEETHOVEN Sonata in C minor Op. 13 ‘Pathétique’. Grave – Allegro con brio; Adagio; Rondo- Allegretto.

LISZT Un Sospiro; Spozsalizio; Petrarch Sonnet 104.

CHOPIN Ballade no. 1 in G minor. Op. 23.
Interval.

CHOPIN Polonaises in C sharp minor Op. 26 no. 1. A major Op. 40 no.1. B flat major Op. 71 no. 2.

Studies nos. 1, 2 & 7 from Op. 25 & no. 12, ‘Revolutionary’ from Op. 10.

Saturday:

BACH Concerto in the Italian Style.

DEBUSSY Dr. Gradus ad Parnassum & The Golliwog’s Cakewalk from the Children’s Corner Suite.

Prelude from Pour le Piano.
Interval.

BEETHOVEN Sonata in C Op. 2 no. 3. Allegro con brio; Adagio; Scherzo & Trio; Allegro assai.

DEBUSSY Preludes: Feuilles Mortes; La Puerto del Vino; Bruyeres; Hommage á S. Pickwick PPMPC.

SCRIABIN Studies 11 & 12 from Op. 8.


Fri 14 & Sat 15 June 2019:
Mozart & Bruch from the trio of Duncan Honeybourne (piano) with Aidan Fisher (viola) and Walter Brewster (clarinet):

All concerts start playing at 8pm. Please arrive after 7:30pm. Wine and nibbles are served in the interval. In 2019 tickets £15 each, or £50 for 4. To order tickets please contact the gallery by email (info@tincletongallery.com) or phone (01305 848909).

Dorset-based pianist Duncan Honeybourne has assembled the talented trio of Aidan Fisher (viola) and Walter Brewster (clarinet) for the programme of:

Mozart – Trio In E flat (“Kegelstatt”)

Bruch – Eight Pieces, op.83 for clarinet, viola and piano

Nico Muhly – ‘Drones and Viola’

Duncan Honeybourne enjoys a diverse profile as a pianist and in music education. His concerto debut in 1998 at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, and the National Concert Hall, Dublin, was broadcast on radio and television, and recital debuts included London, Paris, and international festivals in Belgium and Switzerland. Duncan has toured extensively as soloist and chamber musician, broadcasting frequently for the BBC and radio networks worldwide. His many recordings reflect his interest in 20th and 21st century British piano music. He is a Tutor in Piano at the University of Southampton.

Aidan Fisher was born near Bath . He studied composition, viola and conducting at the Royal College of Music. He was then appointed Composer – in – Residence at Charterhouse School, with funds from the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust. In 1985 he was working in London as a freelance viola player, teacher (with The East London Late Starters Orchestra) and also as a composer. He moved to Dorset in 1991, where he now teaches. He plays viola professionally with many local ensembles, and payed with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra as an extra player.

Walter Brewster studied at the Royal College of Music with Sidney Fell where he won the coveted Frederick Thurston Prize for Clarinet. A period at the National Centre for Orchestral Studies led to playing with some of the world’s great conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Colin Davis and Lorin Maazel. This led to regular engagements with the BBC Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestras. As a soloist he has performed at the Harrogate, Winchester and Fakenham festivals and particularly enjoys performing chamber music. In recent years he has performed the Mozart, Brahms and Weber clarinet quintets at the St. Stephen’s May Festival. A number of composers have written works especially for him including Martin Butler, Avril Anderson, Stephen Solloway and Rick Birley. He has a particularly strong interest in 19th century piano music and the golden age of pianists from that era until the present day. In his educational work Walter was Deputy Head of Service for Dorset Music Service and Director of Dorset Youth Orchestra for a number of years.


Past musical events

Fri 10 & Sat 11 May 2019: Jazz with Philip Clouts & Ben Taylor:

 

Ben Taylor

Ben Taylor

Philip Clouts

Philip Clouts

Pianist Philip Clouts has assembled a set which features music from the greats of South African ‘Township’ Jazz including Abdullah Ibrahim’s breakthrough hit ‘Mannenberg’, Miriam Makeba’s ‘Click Song.’

Philip Clouts was born in Cape Town and has loved South African jazz from childhood. He had just finished his studies at Cambridge when he had an epiphany. Realising that he wanted to contribute to his own culture instead of studying other ones, he decided to concentrate on music, and specifically the South African jazz style that had followed him to London, where he grew up.

“At that time in the 1980s there were many exiled South African musicians in London,” he says. “Some, like Dudu Pukwana, the great saxophonist, had come over in the 1960s, as my own family had done, with the Blue Notes who became celebrated very quickly for their vibrant music. But there were others from a younger generation, including drummers Brian Abrahams and Thebe Lipere and for me most notably the pianist Bheki Mseleku who was a great source of inspiration and who mentored me for a short while.”

The group Clouts formed on returning to London from Cambridge, Zubop, benefited as a whole from the exiled musicians’ input into their playing. As well as Mseleku showing Clouts the ropes, Thebe Lipere joined Zubop for their first few gigs, playing his distinctive African drum kit, and with this “rubber stamping” of their efforts, the band went on to be very popular on the live music circuit, subsequently expanding into ZubopGambia, which featured the BBC World Music Awards-winning riti, or one-string fiddle, player Juldeh Camara.

This duo with bassist Ben Taylor provides a very intimate setting to play this music. Taylor has worked with many outstanding musicians on the UK jazz scene including Gilad Atzmon, Liane Carroll and Tina May. In addition to his musical work, Ben is a highly skilled restorer and repairer of stringed instruments.

“It’s a great pleasure to re-visit some of my original sources of inspiration for this concert” says Clouts. “We’ll be playing pieces that connect directly to the audience, very melodic and with catchy rhythms.”

Emotionally-felt, highly listenable melodies and improvisations which colourfully lift the spirits” Adrian Pallant


 

Fri 26 & Sat 27 April 2019: Ronan Magill returns from Japan for two Tincleton concerts:

This former winner of the British International Piano Competition for Contemporary Music and last pupil of Benjamin Britten returns from Japan to visit Tincleton for two candlelight concerts with two programmes of great variety.

On the Friday we were treated to a  feast of Beethoven, then on Saturday for Scarlatti, Schubert, Magill, Ravel, Bartok & Stravinsky

 

 


Fri 29 & Sat 30 March 2019: Jazz trio: Mike Denham, Trevor Whiting, Ali Whiting

All concerts start playing at 8pm. Please arrive after 7:30pm. Wine and nibbles are served in the interval. In 2019 tickets £15 each, or £50 for 4. To order tickets please contact the gallery by email (info@tincletongallery.com) or phone (01305 848909).

On the Friday well known jazz pianist Mike Denham will duet with Trevor Whiting playing a varied programme inspired by 1920s and 1930s jazz styles. Trevor is one of the UK’s top jazz reed players and plays with many of the UK’s top jazz musicians. He has enjoyed two spells with Chris Barber’s jazz band. On the Saturday Mike and Trevor will be joined by Ali Whiting for a different programme which will include Ali’s tuneful and expressive vocals and ragtime and swing violin.

 


Fri 16 & Sat 17 Nov 2018 John Law & Jon Lloyd (jazz piano & sax)

Bringing together the various strands that have informed John Law’s wide-ranging creative career (“combining the vocabularies of jazz and classical in a singular and seamless way, coalescing improvisational surprise and a deep elegiac musicality” All About Jazz 2011) John will be presenting original solo pieces and fresh, spontaneous versions of tunes from the wide world of jazz.
In the second half John will be joined by saxophonist Jon Lloyd, a long-time colleague of his, with whom he has recorded many acclaimed albums. Playing the music of Jan Garbarek and Keith Jarrett, the duo will explore the world where jazz spontaneity and improvisation meet classical sensitivity.

 

John Law solo by Bob Meyrick

John Law solo by Bob Meyrick

Jon Lloyd

Jon Lloyd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

later in the AUTUMN:

Fri/Sat 7th/8th Dec Duncan Honeybourne + Katharine Lam (classical piano duo)


Past musical events

Fri/Sat 21/22nd Sept Angela Brownridge (classical piano)

Fri/Sat 19th/20th Oct ‘Duo Teresa Carreno’ (Ana Laura Manero & Arturo Serna Piano (classical piano & cello)

Fri 8 & Sat 9 of December for 8pm: Duncan Honeybourne (solo piano, classical)

Duncan Honeybourne

Duncan Honeybourne

Duncan is a well known pianist at Tincleton Gallery with a solid local following. This is his last concert of 2017 playing Brahms, Gade, and Schumann.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Fri 17 November & Sat 18 November: John Law & Nick Sorensen (piano & sax, jazz & classical)

 

John Law, solo piano, with special guest Nick Sorensen, on saxophone for Some Of Our Favourite Things…. Two evenings of intimate jazz and classical music, infusing life into beautiful melodies and compositions from these two genres, with the quick-fire, spontaneous creativity of improvisation.

John Law (piano) will be presenting original work of his own, both written and improvised, treading a path between jazz and classical music; music that is both delicate and atmospheric, as well as rhythmic and powerful. John will be joined by saxophonist Nick Sorensen in a spontaneous presentation of tunes from the jazz repertoire, creating new arrangements of well-known tunes on the spur of the moment!

John Law, a prize-winning classical prodigy on piano, turned away from classical piano studies to pursue jazz and improvised music when he was 23 and has been involved in, and acclaimed for, his work in a wide variety of contemporary jazz projects: from solo piano concerts and albums through trio and quartet tours and recordings, right through to large scale works for his semi-classical ensemble Cornucopia.

Nick Sorensen is highly regarded in the South West for his fluid, inventive style of saxophone playing. Equally at home in jazz language or freely improvising, Nick is also active in education and is currently Dean of the School of Education at Bath Spa University.

20th October: Ana Laura Manero (arrive at 7:30pm for 8:00pm start)

21st October: Ana Laura Manero (arrive at 7:30pm for 8:00pm start)

Ana Laura Manero

Ana Laura Manero

Ana Laura Manero, a Venezuelan pianist, magnificent player and Head of Keyboard at Sherborne Girls. This will be Ana’s first concert at Tincleton.

Ana Laura Manero is Head of Keyboard and graduated in 2006 from the Royal College of Music, with a scholarship supported by The Man Group and the Gordon Galway Stone Memorial Award. In 2008, she completed the Master’s in Advanced Performance degree with Distinction at the same institution, with the support of the Irene Hanson Scholar and the Gordon Calway Memorial Award and under the musical guidance of Professor John Blakely. She has also been awarded The Elmgrant Trust to participate in the Dartington International Summer School 2010 as a pupil of Stephen Gutman. Ana is currently the co-director of the Latin American Music Festival in Sherborne. As a chamber musician, Ana enjoys an active performance schedule with cellist Arturo Serna. Their ensemble, Duo Teresa Carreño, also champions music from the American continent, as well as masterpieces of the standard repertoire. Together, they have performed extensively in England and Venezuela.

Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 14 in C♯ minor “Quasi una fantasia”, Op. 27, No. 2 ‘Moonlight’; Robert Schumann Kinderszenen (scenes from childhood) op. 15; Frederick Chopin selection of nocturnes; Alberto Ginastera ‘Danzas Argentinas’

Fri 22 September: Anthony Green (solo piano, classical)
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Anthony Green taught for years at Trinity College of Music London and his works include seven piano sonatas. He plays BACH Prelude & Fugue in C sharp major BK II., MOZART Fantasia in C minor K475, BEETHOVEN Eroica Variations Op 35, BUSONI Berceuse, GREEN Sonatina No1, LISZT Variation on Bach’s Weinen, Klagen.

 

Sat 23 September: Anthony Green & Hywel Davies (piano & violin, classical)
Hywel Davies is a member of the Cavendish String Quartet and has played with the BSO, the Royal Philharmonic and others. With Anthony Green he plays BEETHOVEN Sonata in F Op 24 (Spring), BEETHOVEN Sonata 10 in G major Op 96, BRAHMS Scherzo in C minor from the F.A.E. Sonata, GREEN South Downs nr Devil’s Dyke, DEBUSSY Sonata in G minor

 

 

 

Fri 19 May & Sat 20 May: Philip Clouts & Ron Phelan (piano & double bass, jazz)

Ron Phelan

Philip Clouts and Ron Phelan

Pianist Philip Clouts was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and lived in London from an early age. He studied social anthropology at Cambridge University, and jazz at the Guildhall School of Music, London. In addition, he has studied classical music with Michael Shak, and jazz piano with Bheki Mseleku, Howard Riley and Simon Purcell. Clouts was a founder member of worldbeat jazz band Zubop, with whom he composed music and played the piano, touring internationally and releasing five CDs.

Ron Phelan studied bass in Dublin before moving to the UK. He has worked with some of the best musicians and performers in the country touring both nationally and internationally in projects ranging from jazz ensembles to large scale theatrical productions. He currently lives in the South West of England where he divides his time between performing and composing.

Fri 16 June: Duncan Honeybourne & Katharine Lam (two pianos, classical)
Sat 17 June: Duncan Honeybourne & Katharine Lam (two pianos, classical)

Commended by International Piano magazine for the “suave confidence” of his playing, Duncan Honeybourne broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio 3 and radio networks worldwide. Katharine Lam is a professor at the Birmingham Conservatoire and began her career as a soloist with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Birmingham. The Lam/Honeybourne Duo has given recitals throughout Britain and in Switzerland; they have been a regular feature of concerts at Tincleton and their programme this year will include Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite.

Fri 14 & Sat 15 April: Ronan Magill returns from Japan for two Tincleton concerts:

This former winner of the British International Piano Competition for Contemporary Music and last pupil of Benjamin Britten returns from Japan to visit Tincleton for two candlelight concerts with two programmes of great variety. (NOTE: there are changes to the previously advertised programme).

Fri 14 April: Ronan Magill
A special candlelight concert: MOZART Variations on a Minuet by Duport K573, BEETHOVEN “Tempest” Sonata Op.31 No.2, and the beautiful SCHUBERT Sonata in B flat D960.
Sat 15 April: Ronan Magill
On Saturday again by candlelight he will play: CHOPIN 12 Etudes Op.10, RONAN MAGILL “In Memoriam Titanic April 1912”, SCHUBERT-LISZT two Lieder, SCHUMANN-LISZT “Liebeslied”, LISZT “La Leggierezza”, LISZT ‘Dante’ Sonata from Annees de Pelerinage – Italie.

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Fri 24 March: Mike Denham (solo piano, ragtime)

Rags to Riches – a centenary celebration of Scott Joplin ragtime and its influence on 100 years of popular music from this exemplary local self-confessed ragtime junkie.

 

 

 

 

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Sat 25 March: Angela Brownridge (solo piano, classical)

Angela has been described as ….”one of the world’s finest pianists….” by the New York Times. For us at Tincleton Gallery she will be playing BEETHOVEN Sonata in C major Op. 2 no. 3.; CHOPIN Fantasy in F minor Op. 49.; DEBUSSY Preludes – Feuilles Mortes & Feux d’Artifice.; BEETHOVEN Sonata in F minor Op. 57 “Appassionata”; CHOPIN Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise Op. 22.; DEBUSSY Preludes – La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin & Ce qu’a vu le Vent de L’Ouest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 16th December + Saturday 17th December
Wessex Piano Quartet : Catrin Win Morgan (violin), Stephanie Chambers (viola), Sally Flann (cello) and Duncan Honeybourne (piano). The programme will include Faure’s Piano Quintet.

 

Friday 25th + Saturday 26th November: John Law solo piano with special guest Nick Sorensen (saxophones) : Two evenings of music drawing from the two worlds of jazz and classical. 

John Law, a prize-winning classical prodigy on piano, turned away from classical piano studies to pursue jazz and improvised music when he was 23 and has been involved in, and acclaimed for, his work in a wide variety of contemporary jazz projects: from solo piano concerts and albums through trio and quartet tours and recordings, right through to large scale works for his semi-classical ensemble Cornucopia.  He has played at over fifty festivals worldwide and recorded over thirty albums, working with musicians as diverse as Gwilym Simcock, Andy Sheppard, Jason Rebello, Tim Garland and Evan Parker. John’s main projects currently are his acclaimed trio/quartet Congregation, which has toured all over Europe, appearing to stunning audience acclaim in concert halls, clubs and at festivals such as the North Sea jazz Festival (Rotterdam) or the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, at the London Jazz Festival, as well as solo piano projects, his electric project Boink! which combines electric keyboards, guitar, saxophone and drums with electronic music soundscapes and live, interactive visual backdrops and Goldberg, his recreation, with added visuals, of Bach’s original work.

Nick Sorensen is highly regarded in the South West for his fluid, inventive style of saxophone playing. Equally at home in jazz language or freely improvising, Nick is also active in education and is currently Dean of the School of Education at Bath Spa University.

 

Friday 11th & Saturday 12th November : Mark Springer on solo piano

The spontaneous feeling of improvised music but turned into compositional ideas that develop free flowing improvisations (see below for more details) . Mark Springer is a pianist and composer who has been playing professionally and performing since his teens when he formed the groundbreaking Rip Rig + Panic, a group that also included former members of The Pop Group and lead singer Neneh Cherry. When they split in 1983 after three years together, the renowned music critic Richard Williams commented in The Times that “their too-brief career will not have been in vain if it has served at least to launch the pianist Mark Springer”.  Subsequently releasing several solo albums for Virgin prior to setting up The Exit Label he has spent his career developing a distinctive sound world that combines his skill and virtuosity at the piano with an ability to write music for piano and orchestra, string quartets, opera and many other combinations of instruments. He partnered on his last CD “Aparat” with the Penguin Cafe Orchestra’s Arthur Jeffes. In the two concerts Mark Springer will “capture the spontaneous feeling of improvised music but turned into compositional ideas that develop free flowing improvisations”.

 

Friday 30th September : Anthony Green on solo piano
Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Green, Liszt

 

Saturday 1st October : Anthony Green n solo piano
Haydn, Beethoven, Berg, Debussy, Green, Liszt

 

Friday 9th September : Ronan Magill
Ronan Magill solo piano: Scarlatti Sonatas; Mozart Sonata K330; Chopin Nocturne; Beethoven Sonata No.14 ; Tchaikovsky op37
This will be a solo piano concert by Ronan Magill.

 

Saturday 10th September : Ronan Magill & Lisa Izumi
Ronan Magill (piano) and Lisa Izumi (violin) from Japan includes Beethoven. Op.12 No.1; J.S. Bach. BWV 1004; Brahms Op.100
This will be a duet of Ronan Magill (piano) and Lisa Izumi (violin).

 

Fri 3rd June and Sat 4th June at 7:30pm | Piano concert by Katharine Lam & Duncan Honeybourne
This well known duo of international concert pianists Katharine Lam of the Birmingham Conservatoire and the concert soloist Duncan Honeybourne coming to us in one of their most intimate venues. The programme will include Suite For Two Pianos by Rachmanninof and duets by Constant Lambert (Trois pieces sur les touches blances) and John Joubert (Divertimento), plus Mendelssohn. Solo pieces may vary on the two evenings. Includes one glass of wine & nibbles.

 

Wed 9th December 2015 at 7:30pm John Bullock & Helen Coombs (of SALON BAROQUE)T
he programme will be a mixed bag of Xmas songs, including a touch of the pagan Wassails, a good mix of Christian Christmas songs (though no carols, thank’ee), and a few of the old-ish popular Christmas songs from musical theatre. Fund raising raffle for Julia’s House charity. Includes one glass of wine & nibbles.

 

Saturday 26th September 2015: Piano recital
Katharine Lam & Duncan Honeybourne: two pianos, duets and solos, to include Faure, Rachmaninov, and Arensky by this well known duet of concert pianists.

 

Friday 25th September 2015: Piano recital
Katharine Lam & Duncan Honeybourne: two pianos, duets and solos, to include Faure, Rachmaninov, and Arensky by this well known duet of concert pianists.

 

Sat 27th June 2015, 7:30pm : Piano recital
Ronan Magill: Scarlatti,  Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Schubert, Liszt, Chopin

 

Fri 26th June 2015, 7:30pm : Piano recital
Ronan Magill: Beethoven, Bach, Scriabin, Chopin, Magill.

 

Sat 13th December 2014, 7:30pm : Christmas concert
Izabau Rothman (violin), Martin Weston (baritone), Duncan Honeybourne & Richard Hall (pianists) : Mendelssohn, Franck, Dowland, Purcell, Cornelius, Britten.

 

Fri 11th July 2014, 7:30pm : Double piano concert by Duncan Honeybourne & Katharine Lam: Schubert & Schumann

 

Sun 1st December 2013, 7:00pm : Woodwind ensemble with Miles Nipper, Katy Ashman, Rhiannon Lloyd: Linden Lea, Boismortier, Mozart, Beethoven, Ibert, Fisher Arr Ter Voert, Borne

 

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