Maand: februari 2020

The VILLIERS QUARTET : a new chapter!

The Villiers Quartet embarks on a new chapter for the 2020/21 season. They are having a personnel change.
Quartet founders Tamaki Higashi and Carmen Flores, whom you all know so well from your past relationships with the quartet, are continuing the Villiers forward with exciting and first-class musicians. They are looking forward to this new chapter and cannot wait to reveal the new members, with whom they are working now to prepare the upcoming season. With their new energy and outstanding musicianship, the Villiers Quartet continue their spirited journey of exploring the art of string quartet. Known for their live performances that are intellectually imaginative and deeply emotional, the Villiers also remain strong in their commitment to uncovering and sharing treasures of British repertoire.

The Villiers will release their seventh CD

In March 2020 the Villiers will release their seventh CD on the respected Lyrita Records label: String Quartets by William Alwyn.  Alwyn was a prolific composer for British cinema in the 1940s and 50s, scoring films such as Swiss Family Robinson and The Fallen Idol. The Villiers Quartet offer Alwyn’s beautiful one-movement Quartet No. 9 – based on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet – of which they have made the world premiere recording for Lyrita.

In collaboration with Oxford University and the British Library, the Villiers also continue their Delius Discovery project, which highlights the chamber music of Frederick Delius and offers fresh insight and interpretations of his compositions. The Villiers are proud to be a part of this cherished musical history and offer Delius in their upcoming programme.

Martin Oei’s ‘Pianofeest’ series at the Royal Concertgebouw

Martin Oei’s ‘Pianofeest’ series at the Royal Concertgebouw are on 21 March, 12 April and 3 May 2020. Hereunder links for more information:

https://www.concertgebouw.nl/concerten/pianofeest-lomp-en-geniaal-250-jaar-beethoven/21-03-2020

https://www.concertgebouw.nl/concerten/pianofeest-tom-en-jerry-in-de-tuin-der-lusten/12-04-2020

https://www.concertgebouw.nl/concerten/pianofeest-klara-wurtz-en-martin-oei-op-twee-vleugels/03-05-2020

 

Metamorphoses UK tour February 2020

Today Metamorphoses start their UK tour in Ilkley. Pianist Ilona Timchenko is at home with a new baby on the way. We are grateful that Elena Fischer-Dieskau could take over from Ilona.
UK Tour dates are:
12-2-2020 Ilkley
13-2-2020 Morpeth
14-2-2020 Matlock
16-2-2020 Spalding
17-2-2020 Bury St Edmonds
19-2-2020 Preston