Fri 14 & Sat 15 June 2024 : Katharine Lam – classical piano

Katharine Lam

This will be a solo piano recital by Katharine Lam which will include Schubert’s last great sonata – Piano Sonata in Bb Major D.960 (amongst other works, see full programme below).

On a number of occasions Katharine Lam has played at Tincleton Gallery, sometimes alongside Duncan Honeybourne and on other occasions solo as she will be again this June. She has established a distinguished profile throughout the UK and abroad as recitalist, concerto-soloist, chamber musician, accompanist and music educator.

Following her London recital debut in 2003, she made her debut as soloist with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in 2004 at Symphony Hall, Birmingham. The Birmingham Post praised her playing for its “glittering panache and terrific aplomb. Definitely the highlight of the evening.”

Fri 17 & Sat 18 May 2024 : Philip Clouts (jazz piano) & Ron Phelan (bass)

Philip Clouts and Ron Phelan at Tincleton Gallery

Pianist Philip Clouts and double bassist Ron Phelan will play a programme including music by Django Reinhardt, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk, as well as Philip’s compositions of melodic jazz with flavours of African and Latin American music. Pianist Philip Clouts was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and brought up in London. 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. Performances included Ronnie Scott’s, Birmingham Symphony Hall, and the Womad and Glastonbury Festivals. More recently the Philip Clouts Quartet has been a major focus of his composing and playing, and the latest album ‘Umoya,’ is titled from the Zulu word for ‘life force’. It was played on BBC’s Jamie Cullum Show, and Jazz FM has praised it, saying “It has a very infectious feel-good quality about it.” 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. The duo setting at Tincleton Gallery provides an ideal opportunity for these performers to present their work in an intimate context, with the music covering a wide variety of moods.

Fri 12 & Sat 13 April 2024 : Madeleine Mitchell (violin) and Motoki Hirai (piano)

Madeleine Mitchell

This concert by Madeleine Mitchell on violin with Motoki Hirai on piano is part of the UK-Japan Friendship Tour 2024 and after leaving us in Tincleton they will be touring Japan from the end of April performing in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nigata and other cities. Both are notable international musicians, with Madeline described by The Times as ‘one of the UK’s liveliest musical forces (and) foremost violinists’; whilst Motoki has performed in over 100 countries and the programme features premieres of two of his own compositions and arrangements. The programme features Beethoven Sonata No.10 op.96 and Grieg Sonata No. 3 in C Minor plus short pieces from Delius, Holst-Hirai, Hirai, and Elgar.

Fri 15 & Sat 16 March 2024 : Mike Denham et al – jazz

Mike Denham

On Friday 15 March : “Clarinet Marmalade” – Following the success of last year’s performance, reeds player Trevor Whiting joins Mike Denham at the piano for an evening of duets. Trevor is one of the finest clarinettists on the UK jazz scene and, not surprisingly, he is first choice for several London-based ensembles. However, Trevor lives in Dorset and describes Tincleton Gallery as one of his favourite venues. Expect to hear this reflected in his playing as he and Mike explore the repertoire from Sidney Bechet to Benny Goodman, with several stops between.

Then on Sat 16 March : “Ragtime meets Boogie” – solos and duets. International blues and boogie woogie star Julian Phillips joins ragtime expert Mike Denham to explore these two remarkable, contrasting piano styles which emerged alongside one another in the early 20th Century. Julian has a great reputation for his wide and varied repertoire, playing in a truly authentic way. He appears at festivals around Europe and the USA alongside other top performers in the genre.

Fri 23 & Sat 24 Feb 2024 : Ida Pelliccioli – classical piano

Ida Pelliccioli (photo by Nick Guttridge)

We start 2024 with the superb classical panist Ida Pelliccioli who is travelling from Paris to play for us. Ida Pelliccioli was born in Bergamo, Italy. She studied at the Nice Conservatoire de Région and at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris. During her studies, Ida Pelliccioli was awarded several scholarships. Ida chose to avoid the international competition circuit and, before becoming a full-time pianist, received a double master diploma at the Sorbonne University – in Italian Literature and in Ancient Greek History. Ida tours internationally as well as teaching at Paris Conservatoire with a class of 35 students. We are thrilled that she is travelling from Paris especially to play for us in Tincleton. The programme will be D. Scarlatti, W.A. Mozart, M. Blasco de Nebra, and F. Schubert. The inspiration behind this programme is the forgotten music of Spanish composer from Sevilla, Manuel Blasco de Nebra (1750-1784). The heir to Scarlatti in many respects, he was moreover a composer well aware of what was happening elsewhere in Europe in the 1770s. His expressive world is far more searching than Scarlatti, a quality that sometimes reminds us of the music of Mozart and Haydn and pre announces Schubert and even Chopin.

2024 – concert diary

Tincleton Gallery – 2024 – Concert programme Unless noted otherwise typically the same programme is played on both the Friday and the Saturday night. 23+24 Feb 2024 : Ida Pelliccioli; classical piano coming from Paris (D. Scarlatti, W.A. Mozart, M. Blasco de Nebra, and F. Schubert) Fri 15 Mar 2024 : Mike Denham (piano) with … Read more

Fri 15 & Sat 16 Dec 2023 : Duncan Honeybourne – classical piano

Duncan Honeybourne

Join us for this pre-Christmas solo piano treat from Duncan Honeybourne. He will play piano music with a Christmas theme and introduce us to his recent explorations of the music of German Romantic Woldemar Bargiel, the half-brother of Clara Schumann; and music by Kent housewife Jessy Reason (1878-1938), whose luxuriant and impressionistic music is currently being rediscovered and explored. The full programme is below, also with works by Robert Schumann, Anatoly Lyadov, Felix Mendelssohn, and Leopold Godowsky.

Duncan Honeybourne enjoys a diverse profile as a pianist and in music education. Following his concerto debuts at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, and the National Concert Hall, Dublin, he made recital debuts in London, Paris, and at international festivals in Belgium and Switzerland. Commended by International Piano magazine for his “glittering performances”, he has toured extensively in the UK, Ireland and Europe as soloist and chamber musician, appearing at many major venues and leading festivals. He has broadcast for over 20 years on BBC Radio 3 and more than 20 radio networks worldwide, including French, Swiss and Austrian Radio, ABC (Australia) and Radio New Zealand. Duncan has premiered over 70 new piano works and his many recordings reflect his long association with 20th and 21st century British piano music.

He teaches at the Royal Academy of Music Junior Academy, the University of Southampton and Sherborne School, and is Founder/Artistic Director of the Weymouth Lunchtime Chamber Concerts near his home in Dorset.