Ambleside Days Contempoary Music Festival

date calender icon Thursday 31st August clock icon 7:30pm

Thursday 31st August - Sunday 3rd September

at Zeffirellis Ambleside

Introducing Ambleside Days: a celebration of world class contemporary music.

Featuring some of the worlds most outstanding players coming together for this unique festival in The English Lake District

‘Ambleside Days’ was a special commission by Zeffirellis in collaboration with Northern Arts
featuring the late, great John Taylor, one of the worlds most gifted jazz pianists.

This 4 day festival will feature Dave Holland, Norma Winstone, Tim Garland, James Maddren, Asaf Sirkis, John Helliwell, Gwilym Simcock, Mike Walker, Nikki Iles, Mark Lockheart, Steve Watts, James Maddren and Joe Locke.

All the above musicians have been inspired by John Taylor over the years.

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Emmanuel Bach violin & Jenny Stern piano

date calender icon Sunday 17th September clock icon 7:45pm

This concert is open to all with a collection on the door.

There is a pre -concert supper available for this evening at 6.00pm , costing just £20.00 which includes a donation towards the recital.

Emmanuel Bach, Violin Emmanuel is pursuing an Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music, studying with Radu Blidar, supported by an HR Taylor Trust Award. He has performed in England, France, Belgium, Italy, and South Africa, where his concerto performances at the KKNK Arts Festival earned him nominations for the ‘Best Upcoming Artist’ Award.

Jenny Stern, Piano

South African born pianist Jenny Stern has performed widely as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist. She made her debut as a child playing Mozart’s Piano Concerto K450, with the conductor Alberto Bolet. Following studies at the Royal College of Music in London with Lamar Crowson, she completed a Masters in South Africa with Isabella Stengel, winning the prestigious Emma Smith Overseas Scholarship for further study in the UK


Brahms – Sonata No.2 in A major, Op.100

Janacek – Sonata

Chausson – Poème, Op.25

Prokofiev – Sonata No.2 in D, Op. 94b

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Hannah Roberts cello,Simon Parkin piano and Caroline Pether violin

date calender icon Sunday 12th November clock icon 7:45pm

There is a pre concert supper available for this concert costing £25.00 which includes a donation towards the recital

Hannah Roberts is widely recognised as one of the outstanding ‘cellists of her generation, and is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards.

Caroline Pether Violin Holds the Co-leader position at Manchester Camerata

Simon Parkin has developed his role as an accompanist pianist, now having a comprehensive repertoire

To nights Programme will include the Brahms B major piano trio, a trio arrangement of John Taylor piece ‘Ambleside’ the rest of the programme to be confirmed

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