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Leicester International Music Festival 2012 13 - 16 September 2012

Artistic Director: Nicholas Daniel

at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

the Art of

Music Haydn Mozart & Beethoven Michael Berkeley Jonathan Harvey David Matthews Sven-Ingo Koch

Book online (24hr) or by phone (11am-4pm) 0116 225 4920 Patrons: Thea Musgrave CBE, James MacMillan CBE, Paul McCreesh and Lars Tharp

Leicester International Music Festival would like to acknowledge valuable support from: Principal Sponsors Leicester City Council INDEPENDENT CINEMA



in collaboration with Leicester International Music Festival

Personal Sponsors Louise Smith Neil and Jenny Roberts Supporting Trusts and Foundations CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust Kunststiftung NRW The Alan and Jean Gayton Charitable Trust Friends of Leicester and Leicestershire Museums Friends of the Leicester International Music Festival



Saturday 1st September 6.15pm Showing at Phoenix in honour of composer SvenIngo Koch’s new work nostalgia which has its world première at Leicester International Music Festival. A Russian poet journeys to Italy for research and finds his fate gradually becoming intertwined with his beautiful guide Eugenia and local lunatic Domenico. Pining for his homeland and longing for his wife, the poet has a series of abstract dreams. A gorgeous and lyrical work from visionary director Andrei Tarkvosky, this stunning film is not to be missed.

In Search of Haydn U

Corporate Sponsors L’Occitane Reputation Clements Retail Innovation George Tarratt The Jeweller The Friends of New Walk Sponsors-in-kind The Belmont Hotel Les Caves du Patron Glebe Garden Centre (Countesthorpe) Limited Kemp Taylor LLP and, not least, all the staff at the New Walk Museum & Art Gallery


Saturday 8th September 6.15pm From the maker of In Search of Mozart and In Search of Beethoven (nominated for Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards), filmmaker Phil Grabsky returns with In Search of Haydn. Haydn is regarded as one of music’s greatest innovators, Mozart and Beethoven greatly looked up to him, yet today in concert halls he is often overshadowed in favour of his younger contemporaries. Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven are featured composers in this year’s Leicester International Music Festival. Box Office: 0116 242 2800. Phoenix Square, 4 Midland Street, Leicester, LE1 1TG

Festival Board Members: Peter Baker (Chair) Chris Jones Dr Tim Hobbs Catherine Watt Gary Lee Dr Lutz Luithlen Angela Finch Michael Hall Alec Templeman (Company Secretary)



Michael Berkeley

Jonathan Harvey

Cover image ‘Early Morning, Deal Beach’ by David Matthews

David Matthews

Sven-Ingo Koch Photo Alberto Novelli

Welcome Dear Music Lovers, Festival Friends old and new, supporters, fans and sponsors! This year’s Festival celebrates the Art of Music and music inspired by art. The art of music itself as expressed by three of the greatest Nicholas Daniel composers: Haydn, Mozart and Artistic Director Beethoven, and four of my oboe / cor anglais favourite contemporary composers: Michael Berkeley, Jonathan Harvey, David Matthews and Sven-Ingo Koch, who have all created music inspired by works of art. Blending these composers together will be an absolutely superb team of musicians I am genuinely proud to bring to Leicester. The new works include an important World Première for Oboe and String Quartet by Sven-Ingo Koch, one of the brightest up-and-coming stars on the German music scene, sponsored by Kunststiftung NRW. Sven’s new work, called nostalgia is related to Tarkovsky’s film Nostalghia. Michael Berkeley's new Oboe Quintet here receives its second performance by the artists who will have premiered it a month before at the Presteigne Festival. Michael has also collaborated with visual artist Kevin Laycock combining sound and digital visuals in his work Collision. Jonathan Harvey's rightly acclaimed masterpiece Death of Light, Light of Death is based on Grünewald’s masterpiece the Issenheim Altarpiece, and is one of my most treasured pieces for my instrument. Finally, David Matthews' brilliant Concertino for oboe and string quartet is based on Titian's The Flaying of Marsyas and brings a theatricality to the stage that I'm sure you will find exciting. Our performances will have visual elements designed by the creative and highly original young media artist and musician Ian Dingle. I am also delighted to say that we are collaborating with Phoenix Cinema which will be screening Nostalghia as part of a Tarkovsky season prior to the Festival and also Phil Grabsky’s new and wellreviewed film In Search of Haydn which explores Haydn’s works and his relationship to Mozart and Beethoven (see opposite for details).

Our artists this year include my favourite of the brilliant young string quartets, the Carducci Quartet, who will be performing three Haydn string quartets and the Family Concert, as well as popping up in other roles. I shall join them to play the four newest works. The Festival Ensemble will perform chamber works by Beethoven and Mozart, and this year’s superb artists include Festival favourites Priya Mitchell (violin), Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva (piano). Charles is also leading this year’s Masterclass with three young and talented local pianists and Katya will reprise her brilliant performance that I heard at the Wigmore Hall in December of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition in the Festival Finale, another great work inspired by art. Expect to be moved and stunned. I am especially delighted to welcome to the ensemble this year two stellar string players with huge international careers, Maxim Rysanov (viola) and Guy Johnston (cello), and the inspiring Helen Sharp (harp), who will join us for Jonathan Harvey’s Death of Light, Light of Death. This year we are delighted to have secured funding from the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust to support free, yes FREE access to concerts for young people aged between 8 and 25. Please do bring young and interested musicians to our concerts; we will make them very welcome! The Festival’s incredible Board of Trustees, to whom I owe unending thanks, and I are very excited by the programme for this year, the blend of old and new is very carefully balanced, and the new works carefully chosen. The art aspect of the festival will illuminate and expand our understanding of the works, and at least three of the composers will be with us to talk about their music. I look forward greatly to seeing you all in September.

Nicholas Daniel

Book online (24hr) or by phone (11am-4pm) 0116 225 4920

Nicholas Daniel (ND) oboe & cor anglais

Priya Mitchell (PM) violin

Maxim Rysanov (MR) viola

Guy Johnston (GJ) cello

Helen Sharp (HS) harp & tam tam

Charles Owen (CO) piano

Event 1 Thursday 13th September 7.30 pm

Event 3 Friday 14th September 7.30 pm

New Walk Museum

New Walk Museum

6.45 pm Pre-Concert Talk FREE

6.45 pm Pre-Concert Talk FREE

Evening Concert

Evening Concert

Haydn: String Quartet in Bb Op.76 No. 4, Sunrise (CQ) Michael Berkeley: Oboe Quintet (ND, CQ)

Haydn: String Quartet in F minor Op.20 No.5, Sun (CQ) Jonathan Harvey: Death of Light, Light of Death



Mozart: Preludes and Fugues for String Trio K404a (PM, MR, GJ)

Beethoven: Piano Trio Op.70 No.1, Ghost (PM, GJ, CO) Tickets: £19 / Young Persons 8 to 25 FREE

Beethoven: Eyeglass Duo in Eb major for Viola and Cello WoO32 (MR, GJ) Beethoven: String Quintet in C major Op.29 (PM, MF, ES-M, MR, GJ)

Tickets: £19 / Young Persons 8 to 25 FREE Event 2 Friday 14th September 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm New Walk Museum

Lunchtime Concert

Event 4 Saturday 15th September 11.00 am - 12 noon New Walk Museum

Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F major K370 (ND, PM, MR, GJ) Mozart: Divertimento for String Trio in Eb major K563

Coffee Concert

(PM, MR, GJ)

David Matthews: Concertino for Oboe and String Quartet Op.42 The Flaying of Marsyas (ND, CQ). Beethoven: Violin Sonata in G Major, Op.96 No.10

Tickets: £9 / Young Persons 8 to 25 FREE

(PM, CO)

Tickets: £9 / Young Persons 8 to 25 FREE

YOUNG PERSONS’ FREE TICKETS With the support of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust, the Festival is able to offer a limited number of free tickets to young people aged between 8 and 25 inclusive, for the evening, lunchtime and coffee concerts. Tickets should be booked in the normal way (details on the inside back cover), and holders of free tickets will also need to sign in at the special CAVATINA desk at the concert. We are sure that this offer will be very popular, so please be sure to book early!

SPECIAL OFFER Buy tickets for all 4 evening concerts for £70. Buy tickets for both the Lunchtime Concert on Friday and the Coffee Concert on Saturday morning for £15.

Book online (24hr) or by phone (11am-4pm) 0116 225 4920

Katya Apekisheva (KA) piano

Carducci Quartet (CQ) Matthew Denton (MD) violin

Carducci Quartet (CQ) Michelle Fleming (MF) violin

Event 5 Saturday 15th September 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Carducci Quartet (CQ) Eoin Schmidt-Martin (ES-M) viola

Carducci Quartet (CQ) Emma Denton (ED) cello

New Walk Museum

Event 7 Sunday 16th September 10.30am - 12noon Embrace Arts at the Richard Attenborough Centre

Family Concert

Piano Masterclass

Kaleidoscope with the Carducci String Quartet

with Charles Owen and three talented

A Carducci Quartet Family Concert is never dull! Come and be bowled over by fresh new sounds and opportunities to take part.

young pianists. FREE

Tickets: £6 / Children £3 Suitable for age 5+

Event 6 Saturday 15th September 7.30 pm New Walk Museum 6.45 pm Pre-Concert Talk FREE

Evening Concert Haydn: String Quartet in D minor, Op.103 (CQ) Mozart: Violin Sonata in F Major K376 arranged by Nicholas Daniel for Oboe and Piano (ND, CO) Sven-Ingo Koch: nostalgia for Oboe Quintet (ND, CQ) World Première sponsored by 

Sponsored by The Alan and Jean Gayton Trust

Event 8 Sunday 16th September 4.30pm Belmont Hotel

Festival Afternoon Tea Enjoy a mouth-wateringly indulgent afternoon tea at the Festival's partner hotel, just a few minutes' walk from the Museum. Tickets: £10 Numbers limited, early booking advisable Event 9 Sunday 16th September 6.30pm New Walk Museum

Festival Finale Please note earlier start time 6.30pm


Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 4 in C major Op.102 No. 1 (GJ, CO) Beethoven: String Quintet in C minor Op.104

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (KA). INTERVAL

Mozart: Sonata in F Major K497 for Piano 4 Hands (KA, CO)

(PM, MD, MR, ES-M, GJ)

Mozart: Piano Quartet in Eb major K493

Tickets: £19 / Young Persons 8 to 25 FREE

(PM, MR, GJ, CO)

Sponsored by the Friends of the Festival

Tickets: £19 / Young Persons 8 to 25 FREE



A private Reception for Festival Friends and Sponsors will be held after the Saturday Evening Concert. If you would like to join us, join the Friends and help to keep Classical Chamber Music alive in Leicester.

Friends of the Festival receive 15% discount on ALL Festival tickets. Annual subscription £30 (double) £20 (single). Pick up a leaflet at New Walk Museum or join online at

Book online (24hr) or by phone (11am-4pm) 0116 225 4920

Lunchtime Concerts 2012/13 at Holy Trinity Church, Regent Road The Art Gallery at New Walk Museum will be closed for refurbishment between October and March. The 2012/13 Lunchtime Concerts are being relocated to Holy Trinity Church on Regent Road, a short walk from the Museum.

Thursday 4 October 2012

Thursday 10 January 2013

Adam Neiman piano

Alina Ibragimova violin CĂŠdric Tiberghien piano

Thursday 18 October 2012

Thursday 24 January 2013

Dante String Quartet

Rhodes Piano Trio

Thursday 1 November 2012

Clara Mouriz soprano Julius Drake piano Thursday 15 November 2012

Kopelman String Quartet Thursday 29 November 2012

Thursday 7 February 2013

Heath String Quartet with Charles Owen piano Thursday 21 February 2013

Nicholas Daniel oboe Sarah Burnett bassoon Huw Watkins piano

Maxim Rysanov viola Katya Apekisheva piano

Thursday 7 March 2013

Thursday 13 December 2012

Thursday 21 March 2013

Alchemy Piano Trio

Freddy Kempf piano

Bones Apart

For further information see Box Office opens 1st July 2012

Festival Booking Information

Access at New Walk Museum

Tickets for all events (including the Festival Afternoon Tea on Sunday 16th September) can be booked: on-line (24hr): by phone 11am - 4pm: 0116 225 4920 • automatic doors

or in person from the New Walk Museum Shop, 53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA 11am - 4pm

• external and internal ramps • disabled toilets on ground floor

VISA, Mastercard, Delta and Switch cards accepted.

• induction loop • guide dogs welcome (please specify when booking)


• large print programmes available on the day of the concert

Visit our website or email

• wheelchair spaces available: can be reserved with a complimentary seat for a carer (please specify when booking)

Accommodation The Belmont Hotel, a short walk from the main Festival venue, is offering a special deal for the duration of the Festival. Ring 0116 254 4773 to book, quoting Leicester International Music Festival.

• disabled parking

20% off

Books & Gifts

New Walk Museum Café

New Walk Museum Shop in the

Evening opening until 7.15pm Thursday13th to Saturday 15th September.

upon presentation of your concert ticket

Evening Concerts All evening concerts last approximately 2 hours.







NB Note: For all these events, artists, repertoire, times and venues may be subject to change Design by mooli 01509 240040

Leicester International Music Festival is a Registered Charity Number 702670 Company registered in England: No. 02380796



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