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Purcell Room, Southbank Centre

Purcell Room, Southbank Centre


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










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


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.



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










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


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)



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











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


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.

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