79th concert season 2020-2021

Sat 6th February 2021 - Pavlos Carvalho (cello) with Louisa Lam (piano)

Pavlos Carvalho

Pavlos appears regularly as a soloist and chamber musician in the UK and abroad with a wide-ranging repertoire from baroque through to 20th century music. He has performed all the major cello concertos with orchestras around the country. Pavlos has won numerous prizes in Germany, Russia and the UK, performed with the LPO Chamber Ensemble and held a residency at Cambridge University giving concerts and masterclasses there and has recorded for BBC radio. Pavlos is dedicated to outreach work and has been a member of the Live Music Now scheme.

In this concert Pavlos and Louisa will celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth by playing his 2nd, 3rd and 4th sonatas.

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Sat 24th April - Dinara Klinton (piano)

Dinara Klinton

Named by International Piano Magazine as "their personal pick of the most exciting and accomplished pianists under the age of 30", Dinara Klinton is a prize winner of numerous international competitions. Ukranian born, Dinara graduated with highest honours from Moscow Central Music School, continuing her education at the Royal College of Music. She has appeared at many festivals including the Progetto Martha Argerich Festival in Lugano, Cheltenham Music Festival, Aldeburgh Proms and performed at the top halls around the world such as Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall in London, Berlin Philharmonic, Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory and Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. Dinara worked with such orchestras as The Philharmonic Orchestra, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Svetlanov State Orchestra and St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra.

Venue: Streamed online.

Dinara's website

Sat 12th June - The Dominic Alldis Trio

The Dominic Alldis Trio

Pianist and arranger Dominic Alldis, bassist Andrew Cleyndert and drummer Martin France will play a Tribute to Jaques Loussier with all that great jazz musician's arrangements of Bach. These three remarkable musicians are fluent in the language of both classical music and jazz. Their collective sound is lyrical and sensitive, spontaneous and rhythmic. This concert will be a celebration of melody and the art of improvisation, an evening of swinging sounds - not to be missed! Sponsored by Making Music.

Venue: St Wilfrid's Church, 7:30pm - view risk assessment.

The Dominic Alldis Trio's website

Sat 20th March 2021 - The Mithras Piano Trio

Alexandra Lomeiko

The trio are Ionel Manciu (violin), Leo Popplewell (cello) and Dominic Degavino (piano). Formed at the Guildhall School of Music in 2017 and last year won several awards including the Royal Philharmonic Society Henderson Award, the 10th Trondheim Intl. Chamber Music and 67th Royal Overseas League Music Competitions. The trio have performed at many of London's major venues, including the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, as well as giving concerts at the Lake District Summer Music Festival, Guildhall Chamber Music Festival, Leeds International Concert Season and many others. They were selected as Kirckman Concert Society Young Artists for the 2019/2020 season. They have performed in masterclasses at the Snape Maltings, Suffolk, and the Schulich School of Music, Montreal. The Mithras Trio are passionate exponents of contemporary music and boast a repertoire that embraces the classic composers alongside more modern works. Sponsored by the Countess of Munster Trust Recital Scheme.

Venue: Streamed online.

The Mithras Trio's website

Sat 22nd May - The Aurora Trio (flute, harp, viola)

The Aurora Trio

The Aurora Trio is an exciting young chamber ensemble who play new works and original arrangements alongside core flute, viola and harp repertoire. Established at the Royal Academy of Music in 2012 they are Emma Halnan (flute), Jordan Sian (viola) and Heather Wrighton (harp). The trio has performed widely across the UK, recent engagements include recitals at the Wigmore Hall, Colston Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Halesworth Festival, Norwich and Norfolk Festival. In July 2016 they were awarded the Dorothy Parkinson Memorial Award for Young British Musicians at Harrogate International Music Festival. Emma was principal flute of the European Union Youth Orchestra 2014-16, guest principal flute in the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and won the Sir Karl Jenkins/ Arts Club Classical Music Award 2016. Emma Halnan is kindly supported by Making Music's Philip & Dorothy Green Young Artists Scheme. The trio will draw on their broad repertoire of works by Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, Ravel, Prokofiev, Rawsthorne and Rodney Bennett for a scintillating evening of music.

Venue: Streamed online (details TBC).

The Aurora Trio's website