Jean Johnson and Steven Osborne were guests at BBC’s In Tune. To hear them scroll to 1:26 in the programme: http://ow.ly/fsqF50zX5lL
Beautiful live recording! You can hear Steven in Ravel’s piano concerto, just before the interview.
We are delighted to welcome Katie Stillman, you can read the announcement on their website: http://villiersquartet.com/2020/06/08/newfirstviolinist/
You can hear Katie play with Tamaki and Carmen in Dvořák ‘s Cavatina from Miniatures Op. 75a: https://youtu.be/8XjI5sApjac
Utrecht String Quartet CD recording for MDG label (Germany), Clarinet Quintets by Reger and Hindemith
80 Years Birth Anniversary of the Composer Evgeni Zemtsov (father of Mikhail)
CD recording for Toccata Classics https://toccataclassics.com/of the String Quartet and Piazzolla Gran Tango arrangement for Viola and String Quartet
10 Years anniversary of the Quartet is celebrated in spite of the corona pandemic! They will perform for this occasion at the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam https://www.grachtenfestival.nl/ at the Vondelkerk at 14:00 and it will be repeated at 16:00. Famous Dutch composer – Leo Samama – has written a piece specially for this occasion. The comission has been sponsored by the Dutch Fund of Arts (Fonds voor Podiumkunsten). He based the composition on two works that were going through his head at that time, An American in Paris and Tristan und Isolde”
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:
17-2-2020 Bury St Edmonds
This week saw the release of a new stunningly beautiful album by Camiel Boomsma.
Two small portraits on classical radio4 Netherlands:
Upcoming concerts for Jean Johnson are:
22-9-2019 Lammermuire Festival (Messian Quartet)
28-9-2019 Linlithgow Arts Guild (with Steven Osborne)
12-10-2019 Balerno Music Festival Gala Concert
13-10-2019 Haddington, recital with Steven Osborne.