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26 May 2022, 8pm (doors at 7.30pm)

Join us for the last concert of our 2021-22 Chamber Music season in the Kettle’s Yard House, featuring Alexander Baillie on cello and pianist Nigel Yandell.

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£20 (£5 students), booking recommended

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Faure: Cello Sonata No.2 in G minor, Op.117
Ravel: Sonata posthume for cello and piano
Rebecca Clarke: Cello Sonata

Please note this programme is subject to change

About Alexander Baillie

Currently based in Bremen, Germany, where he is Professor of Cello at the Hochschule der Künste. Alexander Baillie – once described in the press as ‘Britain’s best kept secret’ – is internationally recognised as one of the finest cellists of his generation. He began playing the cello at the comparatively late age of twelve, having been directly inspired by the BBC’s film about Jacqueline du Pré, with whom he later went on to study. He went on to study at London’s Royal College of Music and with André Navarra in Vienna.

Alexander Baillie has appeared with many British orchestras and has worked with Sir Simon Rattle, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and appeared regularly as cello soloist in concertos, recitals and festivals throughout the world. He has given notable first performances of works by Penderecki, Hans Werner Henze, Takemitsu, Colin Matthews and H.K. Gruber. Recordings include the Tippett Triple Concerto with the composer conducting and the Shostakovich First Concerto with Benjamin Zander and the Boston Philharmonic.

Alexander Baillie features in the film “Dvorak…who?” about the motivation for young people falling in love with classical music.

About Nigel Yandell

An experienced solo and collaborative pianist, Nigel Yandell has performed, coached and taught widely in the UK and Europe. He has lived in Cambridge since 2001, is currently Director of Music at Hughes Hall and teaches in the University’s Faculty of Music.

After graduating in music at the University of York, Nigel gained a postgraduate scholarship at Wadham College, Oxford where he undertook research into eighteenth century keyboard music. Since then, his interests have expanded into new areas, including aspects of music publishing and historical performance practice.

Formerly a Director of the London Sinfonietta, Pro Corda and Palace Opera, he is a Trustee of the Cambridge University Music Society and the Stradivari Trust and was, until recently, principal external examiner for the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Alexander and Nigel have worked together regularly for the past seven years. In 2019 they released their first CD, Shades and Contrasts, including music by Stravinsky, Debussy and Delius, and their next recording, expected late in 2022, will include several of the works in this evening’s programme.


This event will take place in the extension of the House which is accessible, with some limitations. The upper part of the ground floor extension area of the House is accessible for wheelchair users, and if you call in advance or ask at the information desk we can reserve an accessible seat for you.


Please note that we will be following the latest recommended government and university guidance for Covid-19.

We are not able to provide socially distanced seating. We advise ticket holders to wear a face covering. We will keep a close eye on the latest guidance and will update ticket holders if there are changes. If we have to cancel a concert due to Covid-19 you will be offered a refund. We recommend you take a Lateral Flow Test before attending a concert.

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If we have to cancel a concert due to Covid-19, a full refund will be issued.