hannah-roberts-cello, Caroline Pether Violin and Simon-Parkin-piano
Sunday 22nd September
This concert is open to all with a collection on the door. There is a pre-concert supper available at 6.00 pm costing £30.00 which includes a donation towards the recital.
programme will include piano trios by Beethoven and Mendelssohn and also a trio by Simon Parkin- along with music for violin and piano by Smetana and works for cello and piano by Rachmaninoff and Frank Bridge.
Hannah Roberts is one of the outstanding young artists of her generation. She was privileged to study with the late William Pleeth and Ralph Kirshbaum, and to perform as chamber musician with such musical legends as Lord Menuhin and Louis Kenner..
Caroline Pether During her time at the RNCM won the Norman George Violin Scholarship, the Roger Raphael Prize and the Philip Newman Prize for Violin. Other competition successes include winning the 2008 Chandos Young Musician of the Year and reaching the string semi-finals of the 2008 BBC Young Musician of the Year. Caroline has been privileged to play in masterclasses for many renowned musicians including James Ehnes, Julian Rachlin, Renaud Capucon and Ivry Gitlis.
Simon Parkin has developed his role as an accompanist/duo pianist, now having a comprehensive repertoire. As well as his partnership with the ‘cellist Hannah Roberts he works regularly with Ralph Kirshbaum, and has performed with a range of international artists. He is a staff pianist at IMS Prussia Cove, London Masterclasses and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Masterclasses. He has recorded a recital disk with violinist Detlef Hahn.
The Chagall quintet
Sunday 17th November
There is a pre-concert dinner available for this event at 6.00 pm costing £30.00 which includes a donation towards the recital.
Programme to be confirmed
What a nice way to end our music season, with these fine musicians and good friends of Yewfield
Paul Janes ranks as one of the finest and most versatile pianists of his generation. His performances have been praised for their intelligence, artistic sensitivity and technical brilliance.
Sarah Brandwood Spencer was principal violinist with the Hallé orchestra for seven years and has toured the world as principal and soloist with the European Union Chamber Orchestra. She is a passionate chamber musician both with her colleagues in the Chagall Ensemble and in her jazz guitar and violin duet with her husband Jason Brown.
Simon Turner Cello has worked as guest principal with many orchestras,including Opera North, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Northern Sinfonia. In December 2003 he joined the Hallé as second cello, and since then has combined orchestral life with chamber music and solo performances around the northwest
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.