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Leeds Lunchtime

Chamber Music / 2018 19

Wednesdays at 1.05pm

The Venue Leeds College of Music

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Leeds Lunchtime Chamber Music 2018/19

Leeds Lunchtime Chamber Music 2018/19

Leeds Lunchtime

Chamber Music / 2018 19

Welcome to another exciting season of lunchtime chamber recitals at The Venue, featuring some of the most talented young musicians at the start of their professional careers alongside students from the UK’s leading conservatoires and junior colleges.

The year’s season begins with a recital given by the exciting and versatile South African cellist Abel Selaocoe. Our relaxed performance in October features the Slidin’ About trombone quartet and in January the Block4 recorder quartet presents a mixture of Contemporary and Baroque music. Solo piano recitals are always a firm favourite in the season, and this year we have performances by Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula, Ariel Lanyi and Liga Korne. Whether you work in Leeds city centre, are a student or a senior member of the community, Leeds Lunchtime Chamber Series offers the perfect midday respite with a chance to hear world-class performances for free!

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Leeds College of Music, Quarry Hill (next to the West Yorkshire Playhouse)

Wednesdays 1.05pm – 1.55pm Free admission

3 October 2018

10 October 2018

17 October 2018

Abel Selaocoe

Meltemi Ensemble

Alison Rhind

Joanna Lewis flute David Baker bassoon Rhian Evans harp

Royal Academy of Music

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Debussy Cello Sonata Ravel Piece in the Habanera style Shchedrin In the Style of Albéniz James MacMillan Kiss on Wood Britten Cello Sonata Giovanni Sollima Lamentatio South African cellist Abel Selaocoe is a versatile musician who is interested in exploring the capacity of the cello across genres, from collaborating with beatboxers, folk and world musicians to giving concerto performances and solo classical recitals. Abel has worked as a soloist with numerous orchestras throughout South Africa, having performed a wide range of concerto repertoire with Kwa-Zulu Natal Philharmonic, Johannesburg Philharmonic, Cape Town Philharmonic and Randburg Symphony Orchestras. Making his mark in some of London’s prestigious venues, Abel made his solo debut at Wigmore Hall as part of the RNCM Gold Medal Winners’ concert and is looking forward to playing Elgar Cello Concerto at Cadogan Hall with The New London Orchestra. Abel has appeared with the MultiStory Orchestra working closely with cellist Matthew Barley to make classical music accessible for a diverse audience. He is also a member of the Chineke! Orchestra playing at Royal Festival Hall and in the BBC Proms.

Tim Jansa Three Miniatures Jolivet Pastorales de Noël Debussy Sonata for flute, bassoon and harp Piazzolla Oblivion: Milonga Lenta The Meltemi Ensemble has chosen to explore the possibility of adapting some existing pieces for performance by flute, bassoon and harp, as well as performing a beautiful piece composed by Jolivet, originally written for this combination. In honour of the centenary of the composer's death, the central work in the programme is Debussy's sonata for flute, viola and harp, with the viola part transcribed for bassoon. Two shorter pieces accompany the Debussy and Jolivet. The first is a work by German-American composer, Tim Jansa (to whom we would like to extend our grateful thanks for permitting us to adapt his piece), entitled Three Miniatures for flute, bassoon and piano. This atmospheric piece, originally entitled Three Nocturnes, evokes images of night-time through a sombre song, a dialogue of birdsong in the dark and a night-time journey. The second piece is Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla, written in 1984 for the Italian film Enrico IV (Henry IV) and subsequently arranged for many different combinations of instruments.

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James Gilbert clarinet Gabrielė Bekerytė piano Debussy Première rhapsodie York-Bowen Clarinet Sonata Ravel Pièce en forme de Habanera Bruch Kol Nidrei arr for bass clarinet and piano Poulenc Clarinet Sonata James Gilbert is currently studying as a third year undergraduate scholar at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Mark Van de Wiel. He has played Principal Clarinet and bass clarinet in the Academy Symphony Orchestra under acclaimed conductors Oliver Knussen and Edward Gardner. James is an active chamber musician, performing several recitals for the Academy’s concert series, and in summer 2018 he enjoyed being a participant in the Encuentro de Santander in Spain as a part of its Orchestral and Chamber Music Academy. Gabrielė Bekerytė is a pianist currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London under the tuition of Professor Tatiana Sarkissova. Throughout Gabriele’s years of playing she has won national and international competitions in Europe including Les Rencontres Internationales des Jeunes Pianistes in Belgium and the 59th international piano competition in honour of Clara Schumann; Grotrian-Steinweg 2013 in Germany.


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Leeds Lunchtime Chamber Music 2018/19

Leeds Lunchtime Chamber Music 2018/19

24 October 2018

31 October 2018

7 November 2018

14 November 2018

21 November 2018

28 November 2018

Junior Royal Northern College of Music

Relaxed performance

Chetham’s School of Music

Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire of Music

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Slidin’ About Steve Jones tenor trombone Paul Exton-McGuinness

Mia Serracino-Inglott voice tenor trombone Chloë Jones flute Tom Berry tenor trombone Joe Orme guitar David Jones piano accompanist Chris Guenault bass trombone The programme will include the following works:

Vaughan Williams Silent Noon Mahler Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen Baker Someone is sending me flowers Taffanel Grande Fantaisie sur Mignon Orff arr Radu Ionesco O Fortuna Mia Serracino-Inglott is a seventeen year old singer who joined Junior RNCM in September 2013. Mia thoroughly enjoys singing solo and choral music, and is a member of The Hallé Youth Ensembles. Chloë Jones is seventeen years old and learns with Michael Cox, Principal Flute of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Chloë is Principal Flute of both the Junior RNCM Symphony Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Joe Orme is eighteen years old and has been playing classical guitar for ten years, recently passing his Grade 8 with Distinction. He currently receives lessons from Jeremy Bleasdale at the Junior RNCM, which he joined in 2015.

Fučík/Exton-McGuinness Florentiner March Greenwood/Birch The Acrobat Monti/Reift Czárdás Strauss/Jones The Blue Danube Strauss/Jones Radetzky March Since its formation in 2010, Slidin’ About has performed on a regular basis across the country. As well as performing its own innovative arrangements, the quartet has commissioned new works. It won the Foden’s Quartet Competition and has been a finalist in both the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble Prize and the Royal Over-Seas League Chamber Music Competition. Slidin’ About has also been featured on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune. Slidin’ About is proud to be active in musical education. It has worked with young people extensively across the country, including in Pupil Referral Units and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities schools. The quartet has also worked with the Live Music Now charity since 2013 and continues to develop a range of musical experiences and performances. The relaxed performance has a less formal atmosphere. Audience noise and movement in the auditorium are acceptable. Everyone is welcome.

Programme to be confirmed please check – www.leedsconcertseason.co.uk for updates. Chetham’s is the largest specialist music school in the UK and is the only one based in the North of England. The school is also a national and international resource for music education – welcoming teachers, professional players, composers and conductors, community groups, school children and other young musicians, both experienced and novices, to come together and make music. This is the result of many different qualities that permeate the fabric of Chetham’s: the warm and welcoming atmosphere, the daily creative buzz, admirable academic standards, its history and heritage, its superb teaching and performance spaces, the city of Manchester as a cosmopolitan location, its many different backgrounds and personalities – and of course, the music.

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Born in Switzerland in 1991, JeanSélim studied with Christian Favre at the Lausanne Conservatoire, and with Ronan O’Hora at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, graduating in 2016 with a Distinction. During 2014/15 he held the Rebanks Piano Fellowship at the Glenn Gould School in Toronto and in 2018 he won the Lili Boulanger Memorial Fund Prize. In 2016 Jean-Sélim was invited by Sir András Schiff to give solo recitals at major venues in Europe and the USA as part of his Building Bridges concert series, supporting new talents. A committed chamber musician, Jean-Sélim has attended IMS Prussia Cove, undertaken a residency in Banff, and in 2016 he won the Premi de Música de Cambra Montserrat Alavedra ensemble award. Jean-Sélim has performed widely in Europe including at Wigmore Hall, the Palau de la Música (Barcelona), the Sendesaal (Bremen), Lucerne Festival, Lavaux Classics, Rolston Hall (Banff), Trasimeno Festival and Festspiele MecklenburgVorpommern. In 2016 he made his debut at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in New York.

Faith Si Jing flute Tommy Hill oboe Henry Wright horn Mark Wilson bassoon Zulhafeez Zainuri clarinet Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune Milhaud La cheminée du roi René Ibert Trois pièces brèves Ravel Tombeau de Couperin Piazzolla Libertango The Inventus Quintet comprises of fourth year students from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. The Quintet has a busy concert diary which takes it to various parts of the country, and this year it has been invited to give a recital as part of the Chipping Campden International Music Festival. The Inventus Quintet has entered various competitions, reaching the final in the 2017 Sylvia Cleaver Chamber Music Prize and winning the 2018 Leamington Music Prize: a cheque of £1000 and a concert in the 2018/19 Leamington Music Winter Season. This lively and friendly ensemble offers repertoire that ranges from the Classical era to present day compositions. The Quintet aims to share and expand the knowledge of chamber music, and offers outreach to schools and workshops to all ages.

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Cristina Ocaña Rosado violin Elizabeth Wyly viola Andy Fairley cello Genna Spinks double bass Annette Saunders piano Louise Farrenc Piano Quintet No 2 Rebecca Clarke Shorter Pieces Louise Farrenc (1804–75) was a French composer and pianist who during her life achieved considerable fame. She became Professor of Piano at the Paris Conservatoire but was paid less than her male counterparts until after the success of her wonderful Nonet when she demanded, and received, equal pay. Her music disappeared from view after her death and has only recently been rediscovered in concerts and recordings. As well as piano music she composed orchestral and choral works but it is her chamber music that has drawn the most attention. The Second Piano Quintet (scored for the slightly unusual violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano) is a mature work that is elegantly tuneful and of varied interest. Rebecca Clarke (1886–1979) was an English composer and violist who attracted much attention for the chamber music she composed (often featuring the viola). Like Farrenc, her music was largely forgotten after her death but her powerful Viola Sonata has led the way to a new audience. She composed many beautiful miniatures for mixed chamber ensembles with haunting references to English and Scottish folk music.


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Leeds Lunchtime Chamber Music 2018/19

Leeds Lunchtime Chamber Music 2018/19

5 December 2018

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9 January 2019

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30 January 2019

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Royal Academy of Music Song Circle

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Eva Thorarinsdottir

Timothy Ridout

Emily Bannister recorder Lucy Carr recorder Katie Cowling recorder Rosie Land recorder

Alison Rhind

Pro Corda: 50 at 50

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Celebrating 50 years of the finest chamber music training teaching and performance.

Schumann Sonata No 2 Shostakovich Four preludes

Tim Lowe cello Andrew Quartermain piano

Eva Thorarinsdottir was born in Reykjavík, Iceland, and began playing the violin at the age of three. She is a graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music where she studied with Maciej Rakowski. She graduated from the college with an International Artist Diploma in Solo Performance. Recently a Nordic Soloist Prize finalist, Eva is also a prize winner in numerous International Violin Competitions including winning the third prize as well as the Audience Prize in the prestigious International Carl Nielsen Violin Competition in 2012.  Eva has appeared as a soloist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican performing Max Richter’s Memoryhouse. She has also performed with the Manchester Camerata, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Iceland Symphony Orchestra and recently performed with Sinfonia Cymru at the Vibrate Festival in Brasov.  Currently, Eva is focusing on a project which will see her recording the complete Bach Sonatas and Partitas whilst also exploring contemporary music and folk tunes from her native Iceland.  Eva plays on an 1845 Joseph Rocca violin, previously owned by the great Alfredo Campoli.

Programme to include Rachmaninov’s Sonata for Cello and Piano

Sri Kamalbir Singh violin John Ball tabla Midday Mantra Gayaki South Asian Arts-uk and Leeds International Concert Season join forces once again to present an annual recital full of warmth and escapism to transport you to distant lands away from mid-winter blues. International artist and violin maestro, Sri Kamalbir Singh will share his take on the art of Gayaki – music that emulates the human voice in its rendition of Raags, framed within a specific time cycle provided by John Ball on tabla.

A Schubertiade Programme to include duets, quartets and ensemble works by Schubert Each year a small group of the Royal Academy of Music’s most accomplished performers of the song repertoire is selected to form the Academy Song Circle. Since its inception in 2004, Song Circle has given over 50 concerts in venues including Wigmore Hall, the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Oxford Lieder Festival, the German Embassy, the Institut français, the Chelsea Schubert Festival, Kings Place, the Bolivar Hall, the National Gallery, the Academy’s Duke’s Hall, the David Josefowitz Recital Hall, and in private houses across London and farther afield. Valentine’s Day is celebrated each year at the Academy with a programme of English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish love songs; and there is an annual Schubertiade, given by candlelight and in 19th century costume, devoted to the songs of Franz Schubert. The Song Circle has made three CD recordings: Songs of Spring, Songs of Seduction and Goethe’s Girls and Mörike’s Men.

Michiel Mensingh Wicked Merula Canzona: La Lusignuola Palestrina Dehor fossio col vago della luna Amber Priestly Feel thinGs wAy aBout, Certainly Don’t admirE Gabrieli Canzon C194 Wojtek Blecharz Airlines Isaac J’ay Pris Amours Desprez De tous biens plaine Jimi Hendrix The Wind Cries Mary Dick Koomans The Jogger Guerrero O Domine, Jesu Christe Formed in 2012, Block4 is a London based recorder quartet. Having studied with Ashley Solomon, Julien Feltrin and Maria Martinez Ayerza, Block4 presents a dynamic approach to contemporary consort music as well as offering a captivating interpretation of music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Alongside their love of contemporary repertoire, Block4 take an inquisitive approach to Renaissance music, frequently performing little-known works and creating their own arrangements for recorder quartet. They use the full range of renaissance recorders, from soprano to contra-bass, in order to capture the vast number of timbral and dynamic possibilities in consort playing.

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After the concert Tim Lowe teaches an open masterclass as part of Pro Corda’s programme in celebration of its fiftieth anniversary year. All welcome. Tim Lowe is quickly emerging as one of the new generation of outstanding young British cellists. He is established as a recitalist and chamber musician, appearing regularly in festivals throughout the UK and Europe, and is currently Guest Principal Cello of the English Chamber Orchestra with whom he tours in the UK and internationally. Andrew Quartermain is CEO and Artistic Director of Pro Corda Trust, one of the largest music charities and course providers in Europe. As a pianist, Andrew has collaborated with some of the world’s leading artists and was a prize winner at the Guildhall where he studied after Cambridge. Andrew’s teaching stretches from coaching some of the UK’s most gifted instrumentalists to specialist work for children with autism through to an international film series for Adult Learners.

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Frank Dupree Bridge Pensiero and Allegro Appassionato Britten Lachrymae York Bowen Viola Sonata No 1 Born in London in 1995, Timothy Ridout studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Martin Outram, graduating with the Queen’s Award for Excellence. He was selected by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2016 and in the same year joined the Kronberg Academy in Germany, where he currently studies with Nobuko Imai.   Over the last two years Timothy has performed across Europe, including at the Verbier Academy & Festival and Schloss Elmau, the Munich Gasteig, the Bad Kissinger Sommer, Schubertiade (Austria) and Beethoven Bonn Festivals.   He has attended IMS Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music and performed with the Nash Ensemble. Solo appearances include performances with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Strings, European Union Chamber, Zagreb Soloists and Oxford Symphony Orchestras and a special performance of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with Maxim Vengerov. He has participated in masterclasses with Christoph Eschenbach, Sir Simon Rattle and Gidon Kremer, among many others. Timothy plays on a viola by Peregerino di Zanetto c1565–75, generously on a temporary loan from Beares International Violin Society.


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Leeds Lunchtime Chamber Music 2018/19

Leeds Lunchtime Chamber Music 2018/19

6 February 2019

13 February 2019

20 February 2019

27 February 2019

6 March 2019

13 March 2019

Royal College of Music

Ariel Lanyi

Opera North String Quartet

Royal Northern College of Music

Purcell School of Music

Leeds College of Music

Jonathan Radford saxophone Eleanor Kornas piano

Haydn Sonata Hob XVI 20 Schumann Sonata No 1

David Greed violin Katherine New violin David Aspin viola Jessica Burroughs cello

Owen Bunting guitar

Ellen Wilkinson oboe

Dowland Fancy No 5 and No 6 Scarlatti Sonata K 380 Piazzolla Invierno Porteño Rawsthorne Elegy Assad Aquarelle

Programme to be confirmed – please check www.leedsconcertseason.co.uk for updates.

Vivaldi Oboe Concerto RV 447: i. Allegro non molto Doráti 5 Pieces: No 5 Legerdemain Leeds College of Music is a leading Mozart Ah se in ciel, benigne stele European conservatoire offering

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Ariel Lanyi, born in 1997, began piano lessons with Lea Agmon just before his fifth birthday and made An exciting and colourful exploration his orchestral debut at the age of of the cultural sympathy and musical seven. Since then, he has given numerous recitals in London, Paris styles of the two countries on either (including Radio France), Rome, side of the Pyrenees: Prague, and Brussels. Milaud Scaramouche Ariel studied at the High School Albeniz Suite Española and Conservatory of the Jerusalem Academy of Music, in the piano class Maurice Tableaux de Provence of Yuval Cohen. He also studied De Falla Siete Canciones violin and composition, and was Populares Españolas concertmaster of the High School and Conservatory Orchestra. Praised for his ‘exceptional Currently, he studies as a full musicianship and emotive playing’, scholarship student at the Royal saxophonist Jonathan Radford is the Academy of Music in London with 2018 Royal Over-Seas League Music Hamish Milne. Competition Gold Medallist, first prize winner and Commonwealth Musician In 2017, Ariel was awarded first prize at the Dudley International of the Year. He is currently a Young Piano Competition following Concert Artist with Making Music a performance of Mozart’s and a Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme Artist. Jonathan Concerto in C minor, K491. Future engagements include recitals at has given recitals at major venues in Wigmore Hall in London, and in Europe and has appeared as soloist deSingel in Antwerp. with several orchestras including the Slovenian Chamber Orchestra and Ariel has appeared as a soloist Liverpool Mozart Orchestra. with a variety of orchestras in the UK and Israel, including the Israel Eleanor read Music at the University Symphony Orchestra and the City of of Cambridge and is currently Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Head of Keyboard at Queen and has participated in festivals Margaret’s School near York. Recent such as the Israel Festival, Ausseer highlights include performing Festsommer, Bosa Antica Festival, Stravinsky’s Les Noces under Tempietto Festival in Rome, the the direction of Vasily Petrenko, Ravello Festival, and the Young a performance of Grieg’s Piano Prague Festival. Concerto with Derbyshire Sinfonia and concerts at St James, Piccadilly, and the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room.

Across the Pyrenees: French and Spanish music for saxophone

Webern Langsamer Satz Schubert String Quartet No 14 (Death and the Maiden) The Opera North String Quartet gave its premier recital in the Howard Assembly Room, Leeds Grand Theatre, in May 2011, recent appointments to the Orchestra of Opera North having created a wonderful opportunity for such an ensemble to be formed. David Greed has been Leader of the Orchestra of Opera North since its inception in 1978. He is well known throughout the area as a soloist and chamber player. Katherine New first joined Opera North in 1991, becoming Section Leader of Second Violins in 1998. After a busy life freelancing and playing in every orchestra and ensemble you could possibly think of, David Aspin joined as Section Leader of Violas in 2007. Jessica Burroughs is now Principal Cello having freelanced with the orchestra for many years as well as having guest led many other orchestras in the UK and abroad. All members of the quartet are crazy about chamber music so it seemed the most natural thing in the world to form a quartet, and start to immerse themselves in the gigantic world of the quartet repertoire.

Owen Bunting started playing the guitar at the age of eight years old and in 2008 was awarded a scholarship under the UK Government ‘Music and Dance Scheme’ to study at the Purcell School for Young Musicians. In 2012, Owen played at an Investiture Ceremony at Buckingham Palace in the presence of Prince Charles and in the same year gave the UK premiere of Gabriel Jackson’s Ave Regina Caelorum for electric guitar and choir at Hampton Court Palace. The following year, Owen won a chamber music competition to perform Takemitsu’s Toward the Sea for flute and guitar at the Wigmore Hall in London. After being awarded a Presidential Scholarship, Owen also studied at San Francisco Conservatory of Music with world renowned guitarists David Tanenbaum and Sergio Assad. He went on to finish his undergraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music under the tutelage of Craig Ogden and is currently studying for a master’s degree at the same institution.

Alpay Inkilap violin Debussy Sonata for Violin and Piano

Kasparas Mikuzis piano Beethoven Sonata No 11: i. Allegro con brio Chopin Etudes Op 10, No 5 and Op 25, No 9 Chopin/Godowsky Etude No 47 The Purcell School is one of the UK’s leading specialist music schools and holds the UNESCO Mozart Gold Medal in recognition of its unique contribution to music, education and international culture. Alumni include Oliver Knussen CBE; Catrin Finch; Yevgeny Sudbin; and BBC Young Musician of the Year winners Nicholas Daniel, Lara Melda and Martin James Bartlett. ‘...it gives me great hope for the future of the music profession when I hear what these young people are capable of.’ Sir Simon Rattle CBE

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higher education provision in classical music, jazz, popular music, folk music, song-writing, film music, music production, music business and musical theatre, as well as short courses and a Saturday music school for young musicians. The conservatoire also hosts a year-round schedule of events and performances covering a broad variety of musical genres, as well as producing the diverse and boundarypushing festival Sounds Like THIS. Workshops and masterclasses are delivered by world-renowned industry professionals, and performances from internationallyacclaimed artists feature alongside the conservatoire’s ensembles.


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Leeds Town Hall Organ Recitals Mondays, 1.05pm at Leeds Town Hall City Organist Darius Battiwalla curates the popular series of lunchtime recitals showcasing the magnificent organ at Leeds Town Hall. Visit www.leedsconcertseason.co.uk for details. Call 0113 378 6600 for a free brochure.

University of Leeds School of Music Concert Series Fridays, 1.10pm at Clothworkers Hall, Leeds University Lunchtime and occasional rush-hour performances bringing you the very best in almost every genre of music, from world music to jazz via baroque. Visit www.leeds.ac.uk/music for details. Call 0113 343 2583 for a free brochure.

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Formed of current postgraduate students at the Guildhall School of Music, the Mithras Piano 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, it has also received regular coaching from András Keller, and was selected to perform in masterclasses with Ralf Gothóni and Levon Chilingirian. Ionel, Leo and Dominic, all scholarship holders at GSMD, are experienced collaborators, having appeared in the Barbican, City of London Festival, Harmos Festival Portugal, and Orpheus and Bacchus Festival. Individually they have had international successes including at the Concours International de Piano d'Epinal, the Imola International Piano Awards, the Orpheus Musician of the Year Competition, the Brant International Piano Competition and Bromsgrove International Musicians' Competition. In April the Trio won second prize at the First Intercollegiate Piano Trio Competition, and it was chosen to perform in the inaugural Chamber Music Festival at GSMD in July 2018.

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The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Guitar Quartet is comprised of specially selected current members from the RCS’ illustrious guitar department. Its members are chosen from the BMus, MMus and DPerf programmes and come from the four corners of the globe. The Quartet presents an exciting mixture of guitar music, both arranged by the group and original works written for guitar quartet.

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Liga Korne is a Latvian pianist currently based in the UK. A recent graduate of the Royal Northern Forms part of service 5 College of Music, she received Times from Leeds Railway Station: numerous prizes during her study Mondays to Fridays 0607, 0636, 0651, and every 10 mins until 1906 then years, including the0706 RNCM Piano 1942, 2012, 2042, 2112, 2212, 2312. Saturdays 0749, 0804, 0819, 0834, Duo Prize for the performance of 0849, 0856 and every 10 mins to 1736, 1751, 1806, 1824, 1844 and 1904, then Messiaen’s monumental Visions de 1942, 2012, 2042, 2112, 2212, 2312. Sundays 0742 and every 30 mins until l’Amen for two pianos. 2112, 2212, 2312. 1 York Street for Bus Station (F7) Under the tutelage of Peter Lawson, 2 Kirkgate (K13) she completed her degree 3 Boar Lane for with Leeds TrinityFirst (T7) 4 Leeds Rail Station (S8) Class Honours (2016) and obtained 5 King Street (W4) her master’s degree6 with Distinction Headrow/Town Hall (Y15)* the following year. 7 Westgate/Courts (Y14)* 8 Leeds City College* Road /Maternity Hospital* 9 Clarendon As an active performer, Liga made 10 Dental Institute* her Wigmore Hall debut in 2016 11 University of Leeds* 12 Leeds General Infirmary performing ensemble works by(LGI)* Sir LGI – Calverley St (Y11) evenings & Sundays only Harrison Birtwistle,1213and returned the Leeds Beckett University (L7) 14 Merrion Centre following year to perform as(L5)a soloist St John’s Centre (J6) at the Tansy Davies1516Study Day. In City Square (P5) December 2017 she17 appeared in(T1) Boar Lane for Leeds Trinity 18 Corn Exchange (K5) the Manchester Mid-Day Concert 19 York Street for Bus Station (F4) Halton Moor) Society’s series at the(towards Bridgewater * These stops not served on evenings & Sundays Hall. Evenings & Sundays only Liga’s interest in contemporary repertoire has led her to participate in the prestigious London Sinfonietta Academy (2016) and in several multi-media projects involving film, live score and electronics. In recent years Liga has had the privilege to be mentored by such great pianists as Jerome Lowenthal, Pascal Rogé, Kathy Stott, Konstantin Bogino and Philippe Cassard.

Buses run every few minutes between 6.30am and 7.00pm and each journey costs just £1 (season tickets, day tickets and concessionary passes (after 9.30am) are all valid).

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Formed at the Royal College of Music in 2013, the B-L Piano Duo is on a mission to play the creepiest, craziest music it can get its hands on. Bertram and Lynette have worked with world-renowned composers as diverse as David Lang and Michael Finnissy, and have also given the premieres of several pieces written for them – among them, works by fiercely original young composers like Nathanael Gubler, Amy Bryce, Ray Leung and Ernest Tay. They were winners of the prestigious Royal Over-Seas League Competition (Ensemble Category) in 2017.

The programme will feature music by Mahler, Bizet and Serbian guitarist and composer Dusan Bogdanovish

Ionel Manciu violin Leo Popplewell cello Dominic Degavino piano

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Ernest Tay Darkening White Beat Furrer Und irgendwo fern, sehr fern Bertram Wee New work Kenneth Hesketh Three movements from Theatrum Michael Finnissy Wild Flowers

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Ginastera Malambo Debussy Estampes Martin Butler On the Rocks Ginastera Piano Sonata No 1

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Mithras Trio

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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Guitar Quartet

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Liga Korne

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Guildhall School of Music and Drama

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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

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B-L Piano Duo

Why not take advantage of Metro’s Leeds citybus to travel to and from The Venue?

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10 April 2019

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3 April 2019

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27 March 2019

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20 March 2019

Bertram Wee piano Lynette Yeo piano

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Leeds Lunchtime Chamber Music 2018/19


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