Paul Janes piano recital
Sunday 15th March
There is a pre-concert dinner available for this recital at 6.00 pm costing £25.00 which includes a donation towards the event.
We welcome the start to our music season by welcoming our good friend Paul Janes who has performed many times at Yewfield over the years.
The Programme will include works by Beethoven
Paul has won prizes in several competitions, including Dudley, the Scottish International Piano Competition and the Casagrande competition in Italy. He has performed at festivals including Cheltenham and Lake District Summer Music, at venues including the Wigmore Hall, Symphony Hall (Birmingham) and the Bridgewater Hall, and broadcast on BBC Radio 3. With the BBC Philharmonic and Halle orchestras he has played concertos and undertaken orchestral solos, including Stravinsky’s ‘Petrouchka’ and works by Percy Grainger on Chandos commercial recordings.
The Pixels Ensemble
Sunday 5th April
Sophie Rosa - violin
Jonathan Aasgaard - cello
Ian Buckle - piano
There is a pre-concert supper available at 6.00 pm costing £30.00 which includes a donation towards the recital.
We had a lovely concert in June with the Pixels ensemble, looking forward to their return in April 2020
Sophie Rosa first garnered attention after winning the Second Prize and Audience Prize at the 2nd Manchester International Violin Competition 2011. She has performed across the UK as a recitalist in venues including the Royal Festival Hall, the Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall and Bridgewater Hall.
Norwegian cellist Jonathan Aasgaard studied the cello at the Barratt Dues School of Music in Oslo with Bjørn Solum. Jonathan won all the cello and chamber music prizes and was a Gold Medal finalist. He received his recital Award in 1998 together with a medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians. In 1999 he was appointed principal cello of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and has since performed more than 25 works for cello and orchestra with the RLPO.
Ian Buckle maintains a varied freelance career working as soloist, accompanist, chamber musician, orchestral pianist and teacher. He enjoys longstanding associations with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.
Henry Purcell - Trio-Sonata in G minor, Z780
Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Trio in G, op 1 no 2
Timothy Jackson - Continuo, for violin solo with cello and piano This Timothy Jackson piece, was written for the Pixels Ensemble based on Corelli.
Johannes Brahms - Piano Trio in C, op 87
The Mithras Trio & Meera Maharaj flute
Sunday 14th June
Mithras Trio and Meera Maharaj flute June 14th 2020
There is a pre concert supper avaiable before this concert costing just £30.00 which includes a donation towards the concert.
Programme to be confirmed
Meera Maharaj graduated with Distinction in her Masters, studying with Michael Cox at the Royal Academy of Music. She received generous scholarships supported by Sir Elton John, Countess of Munster Musical Trust and Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Awards. In 2017, she graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with first class honours, having studied with Wissam Boustany and Laura Jellicoe. Previously, she spent six years at Junior RNCM.
The Mithras Trio came together in 2017 under the guidance of Matthew Jones, Carole Presland and Ursula Smith. As well as benefitting from tuition with members of the Endellion Quartet, they have also received regular coaching from András Keller, and were selected to perform in masterclasses with Ralf Gothóni, Levon Chilingirian and the Takács Quartet.
Ionel, Leo and Dominic, all Scholarship holders at GSMD, are experienced collaborators, having appeared in the Barbican Hall, City of London Festival, Harmos Festival Portugal, and Orpheus and Bacchus Festival among others. They have also worked in side-by-side performances with eminent musicians including Donald and Vivian Weilerstein, Krysia Osostowicz, Andrew Marriner, Janine Jansen, Wihan and Chilingirian Quartets, and Ben Frith. Individually they have had successes in a number of international competitions, including the Concours International de Piano d’Epinal in France, the Imola International Piano Awards, the Orpheus Musician of the Year Competition, the Brant International Piano Competition and Bromsgrove International Musicians’ Competition. Dominic was also the keyboard section winner of both the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition and the 2017 Royal Over-Seas League Arts Competition.
In April 2018, the Mithras Trio won second prize at the inaugural Intercollegiate Piano Trio Competition at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, performing Brahms’ Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op. 101 and Shostakovich’s Trio No. 2, Op. 67. They are particularly interested in performing contemporary music and are delighted to be showcasing Christopher Brammeld’s ‘Trio no.2’ and Helen Grime’s ‘Three Whistler Miniatures’ this season. They were chosen to perform in the inaugural Chamber Music Festival at GSMD in July 2018, and made their debut festival appearance at Lake District Summer Music in 2018
The Chagall ensemble with Stephane Rancourt Oboe
Sunday 5th July
A ticket only event costing £30.00 which includes supper and concert
This is our Summer evening with buffet dinner concert starting at 7.00pm followed by a leisurely buffet super at 8.00 pm with the final performance at 9.00pm
Programme will include the Mozart Oboe quartet
Graham Caskie Piano and Thomas Carroll Cello
Sunday 20th September
There will be a pre concert supper available for this recital costing £30.00 which includes a donation towards the event
Internationally acclaimed pianist Graham Caskie is renowned for his interpretations of the piano music of Schubert, Brahms and Debussy and Ravel. Recent recitals have included both Books of Debussy Preludes and the Sonatas and complete Klavierstucke of Brahms. He is also a keen advocate of contemporary music, jazz and improvisation, commissioning several works from leading composers including Stephen Goss, Matthew King, John Cooney and Marcel Baudet.
Thomas Carroll is a distinguished cellist who studied with Melissa Phelps at the Yehudi Menuhin School and with Heinrich Schiff in Austria. He is currently a Professor at the Royal College of Music in London and the Yehudi Menuhin School. He is artistic director of the Orpheus Foundation.
Programme to include
Chopin and Rachmaninov cello Sonatas.