The Pixels Ensemble

date calender icon Sunday 7th July clock icon 6:30pm

This is a dinner and recital evening starting at 6.30 pm with dinner followed by the first set intermission and dessert followed by final set £45.00 per guest.

Sophie Rosa Violin, Ian Buckle piano and Jonathan Aasgaard, cello

Pixels Ensemble is a versatile chamber music group with a shared passion for performing the finest repertoire, from the classical period to the present day. Its players are all established soloists, chamber musicians, recording artists, orchestral principals and explorers of contemporary music. Formed in 2016 by pianist and director Ian Buckle, the group appears in a wide range of line-ups and combinations, lending itself to innovative programming and enabling huge variety within individual concerts. Recent engagements include appearances at Liverpool Philharmonic, the Holywell Music Room in Oxford and Conway Hall in London; and the group enjoys close associations with the University of Liverpool and Stapleford Granary, Cambridge. Pixels Ensemble is committed to new music, with premieres of works by Lera Auerbach, Dani Howard, Martin Iddon, Timothy Jackson, Marco Momi and Karen Tanaka.

Benjamin Britten - Sonata for cello and piano, op 65
Edward Elgar - Sonata for violin and piano, op 82
Frank Bridge - Piano Trio no 2

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Graham Caskie Piano and Poppy Beddoe Clarinet

date calender icon Sunday 20th October clock icon 6:30pm

The Dinner and Recital is by reservation only.

Tickets £45.00 include both the dinner and concert

programme to include Brahms and Poulenc

Poppy Beddoe - Clarinet

Working as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician, Poppy performs extensively throughout the UK and internationally. Poppy studied Music at King’s College London, graduating in 2014, followed by a Masters at the Royal Academy of Music in 2016.

In 2021 Poppy released her debut album, Soliloquy, with Ulysses Arts which features her own transcriptions of Bach and Hildegard of Bingen.

In late 2022 she recorded a concerto written for her by Matthew Taylor with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. This was broadcast on BBC Radio Three in 2024 and released on disc by Toccata Classics.

Graham Caskie - Piano

Internationally acclaimed pianist Graham Caskie is renowned particularly for his interpretations of the piano music of Brahms and Debussy. Recitals have included most works of Debussy - notably including both Books of Preludes and from Brahms the Sonatas, the complete Klavierstucke and chamber music works.He has previously taught at The Yehudi Menuhin School and Chetham’s School of Music and now currently teaches at The Royal Academy of Music, The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and London College of Music.

The Chagall Ensemble

date calender icon Sunday 8th December clock icon 6:30pm

What a lovely way to end our season

The Chagall piano quartet with Paul Janes Piano - Catherine Yates Violin - David Aspin Viola and Simon Turner Cello

This is a dinner and concert evening with dinner at 6.30 followed by first set - intermission and dessert followed by final recital

Mozart Piano Quartet in g minor k478

Frank Bridge Phantasy Piano quartet


Brahms no 2 in A

Catherine Yates Violin

Catherine’s career took a sharp change of direction in 2007, with her appointment as Principal Second Violin with the Hallé. She held this position for six years, combining symphony orchestra life with a busy programme of teaching and chamber music, both as violinist and viola player. After leaving the Halle, she took up her current position at the RNCM whilst continuing to perform regularly as Guest Principal with many leading orchestras, including BBC Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia and Welsh National Opera. She continues to fuel her passion for chamber music and is involved with a number of charitable organisations that support young musicians.

Paul Janes

Paul Janes is a graduate of both the RNCM and Manchester University, having studied on the Joint Course on an Associated Board Scholarship. He was the recipient of prestigious awards at both institutions, as well as several prizes in national and international competitions.

Simon Turner Cello

Simon Turner has been principal cello (no 2) of the Hallé for fifteen years, enjoying tours with the orchestra to China, South America and across Europe, and concerts at the Proms, the Edinburgh Festival and around Britain. He has performed concertos by Dvorak, Elgar,

David Aspin Viola

David Aspin studied at the Royal College of Music with Roger Best and Simon Rowland Jones. He is a founder member of the highly acclaimed chamber group, Chroma, resident at Royal Holloway, University of London. The group has forged an enviable reputation for it’s commissioning of new work, collaborations and education work. His work with chamber groups such as London Chamber Ensemble, Continuum and Psappha include performances at the BBC Proms, touring internationally and recording for CD and radio.