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CANCELLED – Kinsky Piano Trio

KINSKY PIANO TRIO
Lucie Sedláková Hůlová violin
Martin Sedlák cello
Veronika Böhmová piano

Vranický   Trio in G Op 32 No 1
Beethoven   Trio in C minor Op 1 No 3
Fibich   Trio in F minor

 

The Kinsky Piano Trio makes its third visit to the Royal Pump Rooms, having previously appeared in the 2014 and 2017 Festivals. One of the great Czech ensembles, the Trio records regularly for Czech Radio, and their concerts have also been broadcast in the USA and Mexico. In this concert, Beethoven nestles comfortably amongst a Czech contemporary and a Czech successor.

Tickets: £16 reserved central block, £13 unreserved sides.
£1 Student Standby

Concert generously supported by the Low-Beer Trust

Festival Saver Ticket available – call Leamington Music office on 01926 497000 for more details.

CANCELLED – Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch

TRIO SHAHAM EREZ WALLFISCH
Hagai Shaham violin
Arnon Erez piano
Raphael Wallfisch cello

Haydn   Trio in C Hob XV:27
Beethoven   Allegretto in B flat WoO 39
Beethoven   Variations on ‘Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu’ Op 121a
Beethoven   Trio in B Flat Op 97 ‘Archduke’

 

Festival favourite, Raphael Wallfisch, brings his Trio back to Leamington for the first time since 2015 when they delighted our audience with all of Brahms’ wonderful piano trios; this time, of course, it is Beethoven’s turn for the Shaham Erez Wallfisch treatment with a little sprinkling of Haydn too.

The greatest of Beethoven’s trios, the Archduke, is accompanied by lesser-known works, which makes for an exhaustive picture of the composer’s approach to the medium throughout his life – the Kakadu Variations being the last piece for piano trio that Beethoven published in his lifetime.

Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch has performed, broadcast and recorded widely throughout Europe, Canada and Israel including concerts in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, France and Spain. Amongst other recitals the trio enjoys performing regularly at the Wigmore Hall and comes to Leamington direct from there for this visit.

Tickets: £25 and £20 reserved central block, £15 unreserved sides.
£1 Student Standby

Concert generously supported by Paul & Jane Watts

Festival Saver Ticket available – call Leamington Music office on 01926 497000 for more details.

CANCELLED – Warwickshire Music – Annual Concert

A platform to showcase the cream of Warwickshire Music’s students from across the county, performing works that complement the Festival’s programmes and themes.

Tickets: £2.50 students and children, £8 adults
to include tea, squash and cake

Festival Saver Ticket available – call Leamington Music office on 01926 497000 for more details.

CANCELLED – Ben Goldscheider horn & Richard Uttley piano

Cherubini   Horn Sonata No 2 in F
Beethoven   Horn Sonata in F Op 17
Schulhoff   Selection from Esquisses de jazz WV90
Rosetti   Allegro and Romance from Horn Concerto in E flat C48
Schumann   Adagio and Allegro in A flat Op 70

 

Aged only 21, Ben Goldscheider is a name to watch. He won the Brass Category and was a Concerto Finalist of the BBC Young Musician Competition in 2016, since when he has made his BBC Proms debut as well as concerto performances all over Europe. Richard Uttley won the British Contemporary Piano Competition in 2006; he has since released several recordings to critical acclaim and performed as recitalist and concerto soloist throughout the UK, Europe, Canada, and China.

Tickets: £16 reserved central block, £13 unreserved sides.
£1 Student Standby

Festival Saver Ticket available – call Leamington Music office on 01926 497000 for more details.

CANCELLED – Andrey Gugnin piano

Beethoven   Piano Sonata in B flat Op 106 ‘Hammerklavier’
Mussorgsky   Pictures at an Exhibition

Winner of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition and introduced to us last May by Tasmin Little, Andrey Gugnin is now deservedly making his name in the UK. His recently released CD of works by Shostakovich achieved universal critical acclaim – “Gugnin possesses an extraordinarily versatile and agile technique, which serves an often inspired musical imagination.” (Gramophone Magazine).

We knew that, of all Beethoven’s wonderful piano sonatas, Andrey must play the Hammerklavier for us and finding a work to pair with that mighty piece was no mean feat. But as Andrey achieved a roaring standing ovation with his astonishing performance of Pictures at an Exhibition last year, it seemed the only natural choice to give those who missed it a second chance to experience Mussorgsky’s epic work in the hands of this extraordinary Russian pianist.

Tickets: £25 and £20 reserved central block, £15 unreserved sides.
£1 Student Standby

Concert generously supported by Peter Glanfield

Festival Saver Ticket available – call Leamington Music office on 01926 497000 for more details.

CANCELLED – The American Beethoven – Talk by Peter Herbert

Anthony Philip Heinrich (1781-1861) was born in Bohemia but made his name in the United States, where he was dubbed ‘The Beethoven of America’. Heinrich was really the first “full time” American composer and a musician of great influence, chairing the founding meeting of the New York Philharmonic Society in 1842 and bringing Beethoven’s music to the fore across the pond.

Tickets: £8 including tea and cake served from 3.30pm
£1 Student Standby

Festival Saver Ticket available – call Leamington Music office on 01926 497000 for more details.

CANCELLED – Veronika Klírová flute & Ben Dawson piano

Schulhoff   Flute Sonata
Martin Červenka   Suite for Flute and Piano ‘Obrazy’
Martinů   Flute Sonata No 1 H306
Hummel   Flute Sonata in A Op 64

 

Czech flautist Veronika Klírová brings her CBSO colleague Ben Dawson to add our traditional Czech flavour to the Festival. With them come the Czech Republic’s famous sons and a composer whose work is new to the Festival – Martin Červenka – who dedicated this Obrazy Suite to Veronika which receives its Leamington debut.

Tickets: £16 reserved central block, £13 unreserved sides.
£1 Student Standby

Concert supported by The Dvořák Society

Festival Saver Ticket available – call Leamington Music office on 01926 497000 for more details.

CANCELLED – Tom Poster piano, Sacconi String Quartet and Andrew Marshall double bass

TOM POSTER piano
SACCONI STRING QUARTET
Ben Hancox and Hannah Dawson violins
Robin Ashwell viola, Cara Berridge cello
ANDREW MARSHALL double bass

Beethoven    Piano Sonata in E minor Op 90
Beethoven    String Quartet in B flat Op 18 No 6
Beethoven arr. Lachner    Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat Op 73 ‘Emperor’

The opening concert of the 2020 Leamington Music Festival sets the scene beautifully for our celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, bringing together the composer’s piano, chamber and orchestral works, although perhaps in a way you have never heard before. The piano sonata with which we begin the Festival was written in 1814 – the year the Royal Pump Rooms was built.

Tom Poster’s superb performance of Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet with the Aronowitz Ensemble in last year’s Festival proved that he is a piano force to be reckoned with. He is joined by the Sacconi Quartet, which embarks on its 20th-anniversary tour next year, and double bassist Andrew Marshall for the Emperor Concerto which should certainly begin the weekend with a bang!

Tickets: £25 and £20 reserved central block, £15 unreserved sides.
£1 Student Standby

Festival Saver Ticket available – call Leamington Music office on 01926 497000 for more details.

Takács String Quartet EXTRA (1 of 2)

Edward Dusinberre and Harumi Rhodes violins
Geraldine Walther viola, András Fejér cello

Haydn Quartet in C Op 33 No 3 ‘The Bird’
Shostakovich Quartet No 11 in F minor Op 122
Beethoven Quartet in C Op 59 No 3 ‘Razumovsky’

The Leamington-born violinist Edward Dusinberre returns, with the world-famous Quartet of which he has been the leader for over twenty years, for a double concert special – a rare treat for the town that is not to be missed! The New York Times recently lauded the ensemble for “revealing the familiar as unfamiliar, making the most traditional of works feel radical once more.”

This first of two concerts is entitled Russian Themes and Intrigues.

Tickets: £25 and £20 reserved, £15 unreserved sides.

Takács String Quartet EXTRA (2 of 2)

Edward Dusinberre and Harumi Rhodes violins
Geraldine Walther viola, András Fejér cello

Haydn Quartet in G Op 76 No 1
Bartók Quartet No 6
Beethoven Quartet in F Op 135

The Leamington-born violinist Edward Dusinberre returns, with the world-famous Quartet of which he has been the leader for over twenty years, for a double concert special – a rare treat for the town that is not to be missed! The New York Times recently lauded the ensemble for “revealing the familiar as unfamiliar, making the most traditional of works feel radical once more.”

This second of two concerts is entitled Late Works.

Tickets: £25 and £20 reserved, £15 unreserved sides.

Concert generously supported by Michael and Halldora Blair