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In ‘Stolen Music’, the trio’s members work collectively, taking well-known orchestral works and creating new arrangements for violin, cello and piano. The trio sees the resulting works not just as transcriptions, but as “re-imaginations of the orchestral score through the piano trio medium, allowing the work to be heard in a fresh new light and the potential of the piano trio to be fully stretched”.
Tickets are now available for the concert, which takes place at Stratford Play House and will be the Galliards’ first public performance since the coronavirus lockdown.
Planet Hugill, Robert Hugill (★★★★)
This recording by the Parnassius Piano Duo – Simon Callaghan and Hiroaki Takenouchi – is now out on general release on the Nimbus Records label.
In this fascinating article about Max Bruch by Andrew Mellor for Gramophone Magazine, to mark the forthcoming centenary of the composer’s death, the writer explores Bruch’s “remarkable ear for melody”.
On Thursday 10th September at 6.30pm, the Solem Quartet is joined by festival Artistic Director and Clarinettist Anthony Friend to perform the glorious Brahms Quintet, as part of the inaugural Bandstand Chamber Festival. Register now for your place before they are all taken!
Booking opens soon for this year’s edition of the Stratford Music Festival, which will include concerts by three artists on the Tashmina Artists roster: the Linos Piano Trio, Solem Quartet, and Galliard Ensemble.
All being well, the festival will take place in the flesh at Stratford Play House and Stratford Town Hall from 5th – 8th October. This will be a great opportunity to experience live chamber music with all the necessary COVID precautions, and to support the Arts at this very challenging time!
This year’s edition of the annual Presteigne Festival will take place online from 24th – 27th August.
The programme includes seven world premiere performances of works commissioned specially by the Presteigne Festival, alongside music by Beethoven, Britten, Janáček and Schubert, amongst others.
Clarinet solo from Verdi’s La forza del destino, filmed in the magnificent setting of the Royal Opera House, performed by Timothy Orpen and Antonio Pappano.
We are thrilled to see that Robert Plane’s disc – ‘Reawakened’ – has entered the Official Specialist Classical Chart at no. 7.
Starting this evening at 7 pm, this year’s Corbridge Chamber Music Festival will be taking place online, with a series of concerts being streamed on the festival’s YouTube channel through until Sunday 26th July. Please find the line-up of streams in the list below. The Gould Piano Trio and Robert Plane, Artistic Directors of the festival, are joined by esteemed colleagues to present this virtual incarnation of the annual summer festival.
Rob appeared on the programme alongside Lucy Gould, violinist of the Gould Piano Trio, with whom Rob has a long-standing collaboration.
During the phone interview Rob and Lucy talked about their ongoing collaboration, upcoming CD releases, the Corbridge Chamber Music Festival, and Rob’s new appointment as Head of Woodwind Performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Louise Thomson (harp) and Polly Ives, Director of Concerteenies, have teamed up many times in the past to present engaging, interactive activities and music for very young children. Indeed, they are looking forward to presenting Tiddler the Story-Telling Fish (by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler) together at St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, as part of the World Harp Congress which is now taking place in 2021.
The Concerteenies team is now releasing a series of 24 short, inspirational, and engaging films represent the ‘typical’ life of a family with young children.
The Linos Piano Trio is thrilled to be giving its first concert since March, this Thursday in Cologne, and to be able to mark the release of their CPE Bach CD. The trio will perform to a small, socially distanced audience, and the concert will also be live-streamed. You can watch it here, or on facebook, and their programme will be: