27 May 2016
Justin Lee, Chamber Music Programmer
The 2016-2017 chamber music series will open on 13 October and will take place at the Old Divinity School.
The artist-in-residence is the violinist, Tamsin Waley-Cohen. Tamsin appeared at Kettle’s Yard last season and is widely recognised as a rising star; she has just been selected by ECHO’s prestigious scheme for young artists to give recitals at many leading European Concert Halls.
Tamsin will give four concerts for us, opening with music for solo unaccompanied violin by JS Bach. The remaining recitals explore Bohemian music before the First World War (Dvorak, Janacek, Smetana and Brahms Hungarian Dances), music from 1917 (Debussy, Elgar, Respighi and Sibelius) and, for her final concert, Tamsin is joined by friends for music from the Second World War (Shostakovich Piano Trio No.2 and Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time).
New faces to Kettle’s Yard include three string quartets: the award-winning Tesla Quartet, and two young groups the Ruisi and Jubilee quartets. This year’s pianists too are new to us and include the wonderful Russian Boris Giltburg, the Cambridge graduate Llyr Williams who is currently recording all the Beethoven sonatas for the Wigmore Live label, and the young Hungarian pianist Daniel Lebhardt.
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