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Thursday 20 April 2023, 1pm

Lunchtime Concert: Patrick Hemmerlé (piano)

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"Hemmerlé’s performance is wondrous" – International Piano magazine

French pianist Patrick Hemmerlé is acclaimed for the depth of his interpretations and he has performed across the globe. His recent CD of music by Jean-Roger Ducasse was hailed as "a wonderful recording" by BBC Music Magazine. Patrick's programme included a selection of Chopin's famous Études – some of the most challenging and beautiful pieces in the entire piano repertoire – as well as Franck's stunning masterpiece for solo piano, the Prelude, Chorale and Fugue.

César Franck  Prelude, Chorale and Fugue
Frédéric Chopin  12 Études Op. 25 

Thursday 18 May 2023, 1pm

Lunchtime Concert: Ryan Corbett (classical accordion)

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"One of Scotland’s most exciting young musicians" – The Scotsman

Rising star Ryan Corbett was invited to join the prestigious BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist scheme for 2022-24, and is receiving widespread international recognition for his outstanding talent as a classical accordionist. Ryan's repertoire ranges from Baroque keyboard works to more contemporary pieces, all played with thrilling virtuosity and flair.

Jean-Philippe Rameau  Pièces de clavecin (selection)

Mikhail Bronner  ‘Insomnia’, Four poems by Marina Tsvetaeva

Alexander Nagaev  Sonata No. 1, Op. 13​

Isaac Albéniz  Córdoba, Op. 242 No. 4

Albéniz  Asturias

This concert was kindly supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust

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Thursday 15 June 2023, 1pm

Lunchtime Concert: Laura Peribáñez Artero (cello) & Kanako Mizuno (piano)

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Cellist Laura Peribáñez Artero is quickly gaining recognition as one of the most exciting and versatile Spanish musicians of her generation. She has performed for Decca, ECM Records and Classic FM and at the Palace of Nations in Geneva. Laura is joined by pianist Kanako Mizuno, winner of the Tokyo Piano Competition and graduate of the Royal Academy of Music. Laura and Kanako's programme included fiery, folk-infused Spanish pieces by Buxó and Falla, as well as Brahms' glorious first Cello Sonata.

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Frank Bridge  Spring Song, H. 104 No. 2 

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky  Valse Sentimentale, Op. 51 No. 6 

Johannes Brahms  Cello Sonata No.1 in E minor, Op. 38 

Michio Mamiya  Five Finnish Folk Songs (selection) - Nos. 3, 4 & 5 

Enrique Granados  Andaluza, No. 5 from Spanish Dances

Tomás Buxó  Allegro Appasionato

Friday 30 June 2023, 7.30pm

Gala Evening Concert: Jeneba Kanneh-Mason (piano)


The third of the incredible Kanneh-Mason clan to establish herself as a soloist, nineteen-year-old Jeneba Kanneh-Mason has cemented herself as one to watch following her exceptional BBC Proms performance with Chineke! Jeneba was a finalist in the BBC Young Musician Keyboard Category in 2018 and was named one of Classic FM’s ‘Rising Stars’. She has been featured on many television and radio programmes, including Radio 3's 'In Tune', The BAFTAs and The Royal Variety Performance. 

Dmitri Shostakovich  Prelude and Fugue in D major, Op. 87 No. 5
Sergei Prokofiev  10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75
Ludwig van Beethoven  Piano Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10 No. 3
Claude Debussy  Estampes, L. 100

Thursday 20 July 2023, 1pm

Lunchtime Concert: Gabriella Jones (harp)

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"One of the most exciting young musicians to emerge on the concert scene in recent years" – The Guardian

Acclaimed harpist Gabriella Jones recently made her solo debuts at London's Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre and St Martin in the Fields. She enjoys a varied career, regularly performing in major concert halls and working with internationally distinguished composers such as Sally Beamish and Judith Weir CBE. Gabriella's programme included her own transcriptions of lushly romantic pieces by Franz Liszt and Amy Beach, as well as a fascinating selection of more contemporary works, ending with a virtuosic fantasy on themes from Puccini's opera La bohème.

Franz Liszt / G. Jones  Consolation No. 2 in E major

Amy Beach / G. Jones  Dreaming

Lauren Scott  White, Grey, Blue

Marius Flothius  Pour La Tombeau d’Orphée

Alexander Thomas  "Finally, Someone Who..."

Giacomo Puccini / Anneleen Lenaerts  Fantasie sur La bohème 

Thursday 17 August 2023, 1pm

Lunchtime Concert: Bethan Terry (soprano), Stephen Whitford (baritone) & Francesca Lauri (piano)

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After their wonderful performance in our 2021 concert series, we were delighted to welcome back the award-winning duo of Bethan Terry (soprano) and Francesca Lauri (piano). They were joined by baritone Stephen Whitford, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and 2023-24 Britten Pears Young Artist.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  Pa- pa- pa- (from The Magic Flute)
Mozart  Bei Männern (from The Magic Flute)
Anon.  The Oak and the Ash (17th century folk song) 
Aaron Copland  At the River 
Henri Duparc  Phidylé 
George Walker  I Got a Letter from Jesus 
Charles Ives  Down East 
Richard Strauss  Morgen! 
Gaetano Donizetti  Pronta io son! (from Don Pasquale
Paolo Tosti  Malìa
Tosti  Ideale
Madeleine Dring  Song of a Nightclub Proprietress 
Tom Lehrer  Pigeons in the Park

Thursday 28 September 2023, 1pm

Lunchtime Concert: Cristian Grajner de Sa (violin) & John Lenehan (piano)


"Equally poetic, wild, fierce ... a future giant among soloists"

– Concertgebouw, Amsterdam on Cristian de Sa

"Lenehan's playing is of a special integrity and musicianship" – Gramophone


Cristian Grajner de Sa made his debut at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and has since performed in many of the great venues of Europe. He is a featured Young Artist on Classic FM and Scala Radio and has been broadcast on BBC Television and BBC Radio 3, The Strad Magazine and The Violin Channel. John Lenehan is one of the world’s leading chamber musicians, with more than 70 albums to his credit reflecting an enormous variety of genres and styles. As a soloist he has appeared with orchestras such as the London Symphony at the Barbican and the Royal Philharmonic in the Royal Albert Hall.

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Ludwig van Beethoven  Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24 “Spring”

Ernest Bloch  “Nigun” from Baal Schem 

Fritz Kreisler  Liebesfreud

Kreisler  Liebesleid

Maurice Ravel  Tzigane

Saturday 7 October 2023, 2.30pm-4.30pm

Gala Afternoon Concert, Roscoe Piano Trio:
Martin Roscoe (piano), Fenella Humphreys (violin)
& Jessica Burroughs (cello)

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Formed in 2018, the Roscoe Piano Trio unites celebrated pianist Martin Roscoe, violinist Fenella Humphreys and cellist Jessica Burroughs. With an extraordinary career spanning over four decades, Martin Roscoe is unarguably one of the UK’s best loved pianists. Winner of BBC Music Magazine’s 2018 Instrumental award, violinist Fenella Humphreys enjoys a busy career as soloist and chamber musician. Alongside her position as principal cellist with Opera North, Jessica Burroughs is a regular guest principal with leading ensembles such as the BBC Philharmonic.

The trio's programme included some of the best-loved chamber music of all time – Beethoven's sublime 'Archduke' Trio and Mendelssohn's Piano Trio No. 1, full of exuberant virtuosity and gorgeous melodies.

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Frank Bridge  Phantasie Trio, H.79

Felix Mendelssohn  Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49

Interval - refreshments available

Ludwig van Beethoven  Piano Trio in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke"

Thursday 19 October 2023, 1pm

Lunchtime Concert: Jill Crossland (piano)

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"Well deserves her enviable reputation" – BBC Music Magazine


Internationally-acclaimed pianist Jill Crossland has appeared many times at London's Wigmore Hall, the Southbank Centre and the Sage Gateshead, and also in Europe at the Vienna Musikverein, Vienna Konzerthaus and Leipzig Gewandhaus. Her complete recording of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier on Signum has been described by the Penguin Guide as "a remarkable achievement, ranking with the finest".

Johann Sebastian Bach  English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807

Robert Schumann  Arabeske in C major, Op. 18

Frédéric Chopin  Polonaise in C sharp minor, Op. 26 No. 1

Thursday 16 November 2023, 1pm

Lunchtime Concert: Leon Bosch (double bass) & Rebeca Omordia (piano)

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"One of the world's best-known players of the double bass" – The Telegraph


For twenty years, Leon Bosch was Principal Double Bass with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. He has performed concertos around the globe and guested with world-renowned ensembles such as the Brodsky Quartet and Zukerman Chamber Players. Leon is committed to rediscovering neglected music, as well as expanding and diversifying the double bass repertoire, and has recorded 16 critically-acclaimed CDs to date. 

Nigerian-Romanian pianist Rebeca Omordia is an exciting virtuoso who has been described by The Guardian as "the pianist who cast a spell on Lagos". Rebeca has worked with an array of international musicians including cellists Julian Lloyd Webber and Raphael Wallfisch, and pianist Mark Bebbington.


Trad. arr. Bosch  Five Negro Spirituals
Philip Herbert  Sonatina (world premiere)
Ludwig van Beethoven/trans. Bosch  Horn Sonata, transcribed for double bass & piano
Josep Cervera-Bret  Recuerdo de Londres (God Save the King)

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With thanks to the RVW Trust for their support of Philip Herbert's new Sonatina

Wednesday 22 November 2023, 6pm-8pm

Portugalissimo! with the Luna Piano Duo (Graziana Presicce & Amy Butler), Steven Goulden (tenor) & Dr David Blackmore (speaker)

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Portuguese and British music performed by the Luna Piano Duo (Graziana Presicce & Amy Butler) and tenor Steven Goulden, including Vaughan Williams's exquisite Fantasia on Greensleeves, the world premiere of a thrilling new Fado Fantasy by award-winning composer Frederick Viner, and much-loved British folk songs including Tom Bowling.

This evening marked the 650th anniversary of the extraordinary Anglo-Portuguese Alliance – the oldest continuous alliance in history.

6.00pm  Drinks & Canapés

Portuguese canapés, courtesy of Ventura's

A range of alcoholic and soft drinks available to purchase from the bar

6.30-7.30pm  Performance
Luna Piano Duo: pianists Amy Butler & Graziana Presicce
Ralph Vaughan Williams  Fantasia on Greensleeves
  Eduardo Burnay  Fado Burnay

  Sérgio Azevedo  Promenades (selection)

  Edwin York Bowen  Four Pieces, Op. 90

  Frederick Viner   Fado Fantasy (*world premiere*)

Dr David Blackmore (speaker)

A short costumed historical talk about the British in Portugal during the Napoleonic Wars

Steven Goulden (tenor)
British folk songs of the Napoleonic Wars including Tom Bowling and Over the Hills and Far Away

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