The Chagall quintet

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Please note the dinner and concert ticket is now sold out for this event

What a nice way to end our music season, with these fine musicians and good friends of Yewfield

Sunday17th November–7.45 p.m.

Paul Janes–Piano
Sarah Brandwood Spencer and Catherine Yates–Violins,

David Aspin–Viola, and Simon Turner–Cello

Five long-standing Yewfield musicians have come together to play in the last concert of this season.Paul has performed many times in solo and chamber music recitals, while Sarah, Catherine, David and Simon, who are members of the Chagall Ensemble, have performed regularly in Yewfield’s special summer concert

To nights programme of works is inspired by and imbued with folk music from Eastern Europe. The main work is Dvorak”s sunny Piano Quintet, whose middle movements are the Czech dances the Dumka and the Furiant. In the first half they play the Haydn Gypsy Rondo Trio, a selection of Chopin Mazurkas and the thrilling Serenade by Kodaly for 2 violins and viola.

Haydn Piano Trio in G major no 25

Chopin Mazurkas

Kodaly Serenade for 2 violins and viola Op.12


Dvorak Piano Quintet in A major no 2, Op 81

The Pixels Ensemble

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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.

The Mithras Trio & Meera Maharaj flute

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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 a
mong 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