CANCELLED – 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.

Raphael Wallfisch cello & John York piano

Schubert arr. Piatigorsky Introduction, Theme and Variations in B flat D968a
Prokofiev Ballade Op 15
Delius Cello Sonata
Schubert Sonata in A minor ‘Arpeggione’ D821

Regular visitors since the 1990s, Raphael Wallfisch and John York were celebrating 35 years as a duo on their last visit to the Festival in 2017 and Raphael returned in the Autumn to play the Bach cello suites in a fund-raising concert in Warwick. This concert begins with an arrangement of Schubert’s music by the great American cellist, Igor Piatigorsky, with whom Raphael studied, and adds some exhilarating Prokofiev to the Delius Sonata and Schubert’s ‘Arpeggione’.

Tickets: £16 reserved, £13 unreserved sides.

Concert generously supported by Peter Glanfield

Raphael Wallfisch plays Bach

The Six Cello Suites by Johann Sebastian Bach

A fundraising evening for St Mary’s Church Tower and Leamington Music. The evening has two concerts with a supper interval, with a chance to meet Raphael Wallfisch at the end of the evening. This popular and celebrated cellist has twice before attracted huge audiences to St Mary’s Church.

Concert given in fond memory of Harford Robb