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New generation artists series

Lunchtime Concerts and Masterclasses (Retiring collection – coffee and biscuits available)

Orpheus Ensemble

Orpheus Sinfonia

Tuesday 15 November 1.10pm
Trinity Church,
Mansel Road, SW19 4AA

A concert by members of the Orpheus Sinfonia, one of London’s most vibrant, dynamic and inspiring young orchestras. Founded in 2008, Orpheus attracts the very best of music conservatoire graduates under the artistic direction of international cellist and conductor Thomas Carroll.

They present an interactive programme designed around folk music and also folk-story inspirations in chamber music featuring clarinet, viola, and piano, showing how this fed through into the Salon Concert environment where chamber music blossomed in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Beethoven Piano Trio Op.11 in B-flat major

Bruch Acht Stücke, Op.83

Brahms 2 Gesänge, Op.91

Schumann Märchenerzählungen, Op.132

 

 

 

The Yehudi Menuhin School

Friday 18 November 1.10pm
Trinity Church,
Mansel Road, SW19 4AA

Yehudi Menuhin founded his famous school in England to provide the environment and tuition for musically gifted children from all over the world to pursue their love of music, develop their musical potential, and achieve standards of performance on stringed instruments and piano at the highest level. We welcome once again these talented musicians with their insightful musicianship.

Programme to be announced.

 

 

Clare Hammond Piano Recital

Tuesday 22 November 1.10pm
Trinity Church,
Mansel Road, SW19 4AA

Clare Hammond’s programme celebrates folk motifs and dance rhythms, the Mazurka being especially inspiring for many composers, including Szymanowski and Adès. Stravinsky’s music is also folk-inspired, and the whole programme is balanced by Beethoven’s phenomenal ‘Pathétique’ Sonata.

Beethoven Sonata No.8 in C minor, Op.13 ‘Pathétique’
Szymanowski 3 Mazurkas, Op.50 Nos. 2, 9 and 6
Adès 3 Mazurkas, Op.27
Stravinsky 3 movements from Petrushka

Acclaimed as a pianist of amazing power and panache The Telegraph

Clare Hammond is recognised for the virtuosity and authority of her performances and is developing a reputation for brilliantly imaginative concert programmes
BBC Music Magazine, ‘Rising Star’.

 

 

Nazrin Rashidova
Violin Recital

Thursday 24 November 1.10pm
Trinity Church,
Mansel Road, SW19 4AA

Azerbaijani-British violin virtuoso Nazrin Rashidova made her solo debut aged three and grew up as a fêted international prodigy performing before foreign and British royalty. In 1995 Nazrin was accepted to The Purcell School of Music and was the first pupil in the history of the school to have played on a quarter-size violin. She was accepted to the Royal Academy of Music aged 15. Since then she has performed at the Wigmore Hall, and developed an international career performing in the USA, Denmark, France, Germany, Poland, Egypt, Oman and Japan.

Howard Ferguson (1908-1999) Sonata No.2, Op.10
Béla Bartók (1881-1945) Rhapsody No. 1
Daniel Grimwood (1976) Nocturne
Edward Elgar (1857–1934) Capricieuse
Edward Elgar Salut d’Amour
Maurice Ravel (1875–1937) Tzigane

Nazrin Rashidova captures its elusive, tantalising combination of insouciant cool and nostalgic intensity to perfection. The Strad

Her partner today is the virtuoso pianist, Daniel Grimwood, described by Felix Aprahamian as the finest all-round musician I have ever known.

Stimulating and revelatory in equal measure The Telegraph

 

 

Masterclasses

A Masterclass with Michael Collins

Monday 21 November 1.10pm - 3.00pm
Trinity Church,
Mansel Road, SW19 4AA

Masterclass for Clarinet, and also Wind Ensembles.

Michael Collins’ dazzling virtuosity and sensitive musicianship have earned him recognition as one of today’s most distinguished artists and a leading exponent of his instrument. At 16 he won the woodwind prize in the first BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition, going on to make his US debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall at the age of 22. He has since performed as soloist with many of the world’s most significant orchestras and formed strong links with leading conductors. Collins also has the distinction of being the most frequently invited wind soloist to the BBC Proms, including several appearances at the renowned Last Night of the Proms.

Come and see the best of the emerging talent from the conservatoires be inspired and invigorated under Michael’s energising direction.

 

 

A Masterclass with Tabea Zimmermann

Friday 25 November 10.30am - 12.30pm
Trinity Church,
Mansel Road, SW19 4AA

Masterclass for Viola.

Tabea Zimmermann’s teaching centres on the philosophy that young musicians should trust their own instincts and allow themselves to grow. She says: ‘Aspects like sound and tonal volume need their time to be developed. This isn’t just a question of the hands and musculature or of techniques. The imagination must develop as well’.

This will be a fascinating masterclass during which we will see talented students from the conservatoires transform their playing under Tabea’s direction.