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Forthcoming Performances


ST. JOHN’S SMITH SQUARE


RODICA OANCEA-GONZALEZ, violin & SERGIO DE LOS COBOS, piano

Wednesday 29th May 2019 at 7.30pm
St John’s Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Romanian Kaleidoscope

Programme

Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances (Arr. Z. Székelyi)
Porumbescu: Balada
Enescu: Sonata No.2, Op.6 in F minor

Interval

Beethoven: Sonata No.9  Op.47, in A Major,  “Kreutzer”

Rodica Oancea-Gonzalez and Sergio de los Cobos present a unique and exciting programme featuring music from Eastern Europe, more particularly Romania.

Bartok’s interest in folk music went beyond the borders of Hungary. He himself was born in a region which is now Romanian. Recognized today as a leading artistic figure of his country, Enescu is still seldom performed in the west to this day. Most Romanians grew up with Porumbescu’s Balada, a moving music poem that reaches every heart through its sincerity.

Both successful in their own musical careers, Romanian-born violinist Rodica Oancea-Gonzalez and pianist Sergio de los Cobos have enjoyed collaborative projects together on a regular basis since 1995 when finishing their university studies. Rodica particularly enjoys performing the music from her native country. Rodica and Sergio have performed in several European countries as well as the United States.

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Purcell Room, Southbank Centre


BOYD DUO – NATHANIEL BOYD, cello & ALEXANDER BOYD, piano

Tuesday 4th June 2019 at 7.45pm
Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Programme

Beethoven: Cello Sonata No.4 in C, Op.102
Mendelssohn: Cello Sonata No.2 in D, Op.58

Interval

Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango for Cello & Piano
Brahms: Cello Sonata No.1, Op.38

A performance of notable distinction in technical command, musical insight and instrumental balance . . . an outstanding performance”  Boyd Duo – Musical Opinion.

As an internationally recognised chamber musician and soloist, Nathaniel Boyd has appeared in many of the world’s leading concert halls. He is a laureate of numerous prizes for his work with the Navarra String Quartet and is currently a member of the Albion Quartet.  Last summer the quartet were in residence at the Båstad, Ryedale, Sainte-Mère and Stratford International festivals, and their recordings of Dvorak quartets on the Signum Records label will be released early in 2019. His recordings of Vasks’ Quartets and Haydn’s Seven Last Words, with the Navarra Quartet, both received 5 star reviews from BBC Music Magazine.   He has appeared as Principal Cellist with many of the major UK orchestras. Recent chamber music highlights include recitals at the Esterhazy Palace, Hungary, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Purcell Room.

Appreciated for the sensitivity and integrity of his interpretations, pianist and composer Alexander Boyd enjoys an international career as both soloist and chamber musician.  His recordings of Goyescas by Granados and the Iberia Suite by Albeniz (Claudio Records) were described as “riveting and utterly haunting, full of poetry, technical virtuosity and Spanish atmosphere.

First rate” (International Piano Magazine)
“immaculate playing by this highly gifted artist. There are several rival versions of this wonderful music but none finer than this.” (Musical Opinion)
Alexander has composed the music for three films, “Galatea”, “Sogni d’Oro” and “Art in Heaven” and has broadcast for BBC Radio and ABC Radio amongst others.

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ARSLONGA PIANO TRIO

Wednesday 5 June 2019 at 7.45pm
Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Programme
 

Grieg: Andante con moto in C minor for Piano Trio
Smetana: Piano Trio in G minor op. 15

Interval

Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor op. 49

Hailed for its astonishing insight and spirit, the ArsLonga Piano Trio combines music by Grieg, Mendelssohn and Smetana in a programme drawing on the rich diversity of the Romantic era.

The tinges of sadness in Grieg’s single-movement Andante con Moto are balanced by the impassioned, grief-stricken G minor Piano Trio that Smetana composed in 1855 shortly after the death of his young and musically gifted daughter, Bedřiska.

In between, Mendelssohn’s Trio No 1, while still in a minor key, is imbued with the artless lyricism, effervescence and musical vibrancy that led Schumann to describe it as the most important piano trio of the age and one that would delight audiences for years to come.

The ArsLonga Piano Trio was formed in 2016 by the Norwegian violinist Birgitte Staernes together with the French cellist Hélène Dautry and pianist Sandra Chamoux.   The ensemble has been highly praised for its performances at festivals in Europe and at the Salle Cortot in Paris, and the 2017 recording of the two Brahms sonatas for cello and piano by Hélène Dautry and Sandra Chamoux on the Lyrinx label has likewise been critically acclaimed.   The ArsLonga Piano Trio is recording the trios of Chausson and Saint-Saëns for release this year.

“An astonishing trio”  (le Dauphiné libéré, 2017)

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MARCELA ROGGERI & FRANÇOIS CHAPLIN – Années Folles (Two Pianos)

Monday 1st July 2019 at 7.45pm
Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX

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Programme

Poulenc: Embarquement pour Cythère / Capriccio / Les Chemins de l’Amour
Satie: Je te veux
Chevalier: You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me
Johnson: The Charleston
Bax:  The Devil That Tempted St. Anthony /  Hardanger

Interval

Gershwin: Do It Again / The Man I Love / An American in Paris
Villoldo: El esquinazo
Gardel: El Dia Que Me Quieras
Tailleferre: 2 Valses
Ravel: La Valse

Paris was the symbol of the avant-garde art scene during the period between the wars.  The city reigned through “Les Années Folles.”

Pablo Picasso, Sergei Diaghilev, Maurice Chevalier, Igor Stravinsky, Coco Chanel, Charlie Chaplin, Francis Poulenc and Eric Satie, among others, lived in Paris at that time.  Artists from all over the world gathered in the cabarets of Montmartre and Montparnasse and most of the great scores of all styles of music had their premières in Paris.

Argentinian born Marcela Roggeri studied with Bruno Leonardo Gelber, with whom she played in duo in Argentina, USA and Europe.  She tours internationally, and regular performances in festivals throughout France have earned her the nickname of the “most French of Argentinian pianists” by the critics.  She is based in London.

Award-winning French pianist François Chaplin performs internationally.  His recording of Debussy’s complete piano works has been unanimously acclaimed by the international press as a reference.  The Duo’s upcoming plans include tours in Argentina and Taiwan and festivals in France as well as the release this autumn of a CD.

Tickets:  £30, £20, £10
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In Person:  Royal Festival Hall Ticket Office

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Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre


NELLY AKOPIAN-TAMARINA, piano

Wednesday 26 June 2019 at 7.30pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Programme

Schumann: Arabesque, Op.18
Schumann: Kreisleriana, Op. 16

Interval

Brahms: Klavierstücke Op.76

Following her recent critically acclaimed Brahms album for Pentatone, the Russian pianist Nelly Akopian-Tamarina makes a welcome return to the Queen Elizabeth Hall.  Born in Moscow, one of the last students of the legendary Alexander Goldenweiser, she carries on an illustrious line of Russian Romanticism going back to Anton Rubinstein and Liszt.

This is a rare opportunity to hear a connoisseur’s artist from a bygone era, excelling in repertory for which she has received the highest international recognition.

In 1963, while still a student at the Moscow Conservatoire, she won the Gold Medal at the Zwickau Schumann International Competition. In 1974 she was awarded the coveted Robert Schumann Prize. Formerly Soloist of the Moscow State Philharmonie, her early Soviet recordings for Melodiya – including Chopin’s Preludes Op 28 and the Schumann Piano Concerto with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra – have become collectors’ items.

Her accounts of the Schumann Fantasy and Brahms Op 117 Intermezzi are available in Brilliant Classics’ Legendary Russian Pianists collection. Her Pentatone Brahms CD, featuring the Handel Variations and Ballades, was released in 2017.

“The piano sound made by Nelly Akopian-Tamarina was not only distinctive, but almost tangible … intense performer liberty, with a playing tradition going back to the giants of the past, to Rachmaninov, Moiseiwitsch, Scriabin and what we imagine of Liszt … a fragile, poetic creation in every fold of her dress and with each flick of the wrist” – The Sunday Times.

enchanting, intimate, irresistible” The Guardian

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Cadogan Hall


Further concerts to be announced.