Two years ago, at the height of the pandemic, the Chinese pianist Ke Ma gave a mesmerising live streamed recital from the stage of Norden Farm – so here is a welcome chance to catch her in person.
Mozart Sonata in D, K.311; Sonata in A minor, K.310
Schubert Impromptus in G flat and F minor
Debussy Images (Book 2)
Rachmaninov Sonata No.2
Ke Ma's programme opens with two brilliant Mozart sonatas, followed by two beautiful Schubert impromptus and an evocative suite by Debussy. It ends with Rachmaninov’s towering Second Sonata.
A thrilling evening in prospect.
£18 | Under 18s free
Ron Colyer violin, Katie Mazur violin, Lorraine Deacon cello, Caroline Owen clarinet, Nigel Wilkinson piano
Mozart Violin Sonata in F, K.376
Bartok Duos for 2 violins (selection)
Ravel Violin Sonata in G
Debussy Premiere Rapsodie for clarinet
Rachmaninov Cello Sonata (slow movement)
Mozart Piano Trio in B flat, K.502
Two radiant chamber works by Mozart frame a programme of colourful works from the early 20th century, including Debussy’s scintillating Rapsodie, and Ravel’s masterly Violin Sonata, with its memorable Blues movement and thrilling finale. The exquisite slow movement of Rachmaninov’s Cello Sonata continues our contributions to the Rachmaninov anniversary year.
£18 I Under 18s free
In aid of Thames Hospice.
Join Maidenhead Concert Band for their 25th Anniversary Celebration.
A wide variety of music ranging from Classical, Big Band sounds, and songs from the shows.
A great night out for the whole family.
Find out more about Thames Hospice here.
Thomas Kelly was a finalist and prize-winner at the most recent Leeds International Piano Competition.
Scarlatti 4 Sonatas
Schumann Scenes from Childhood
Liszt Venezia e Napoli
Busoni Fantasia da camera super Carmen
Rachmaninov Sonata No.1
His varied programme takes us on a journey through the piano repertoire, with sparkling sonatas by Scarlatti, exquisite miniatures by Schumann and virtuoso Romantic scores by Liszt and Busoni, ending with Rachmaninov’s epic First Sonata.
£18 | Under 18s free
Having started their first adventure together at Paddington Station during the pandemic, the Paddington Trio have quickly emerged as a unique and versatile ensemble.
Hailed for their ‘nuanced and powerful performance’ ROSL News, the trio won first prize in the 70th Royal Over-Seas League Competition for Strings & Piano Ensemble.
In April 2023, they won the prestigious Parkhouse Award held in Wigmore Hall. They are supported generously by the City Music Foundation, Kirkman Concert Society and GMZ Management.
Committed to thoughtfully curated programming, as well as passionate advocates of new classical music, the Paddington Trio was the first prize winner at the NEW FORMATS Project Prize 2022 in Graz, Austria. In 2021, they won 2nd prize and the jury prize for the Best Interpretation of an Estonian Work at the Tallinn International Piano Chamber Music Competition as well as 1st prize at the Clara Schumann International Competition.
In March 2023, the trio made their concerto debut, where they performed Beethoven's Triple Concerto under Jan Söderblom with the Jyväskylä Sinfonia. They have had the immense privilege to perform in prestigious halls and series such as Wigmore Hall, LSO St. Luke's, Oxford Coffee Concerts, St. George’s Bristol, Brighton Dome and BBC Total Immersion concert series. Upcoming concert highlights include debuts at Conway Hall, Brighton Festival, Buxton International Festival, Schiermonnikoog Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Lake District Summer Music. They have appeared on YLE Radio (Finland) and BBC Radio 3 In Tune.
Having studied individually at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, the trio is currently in the Guildhall Artist Fellowship programme. They are grateful to receive mentorship from Richard Ireland at ChamberStudio and Marc Danel at the Netherlands String Quartet Academy. They have had the privilege to work with Gary Hoffman, Levon Chilingirian, Adrian Brendel, Robert Levin, Johannes Meissl, David Dolan and members of the Takács, Endellion, Meta4 and Kamus quartets. The trio worked with Thomas Adés at the IMS Prussia Cove’s 50th anniversary masterclasses.
Having arrived in London from different countries, violinist Tuulia Hero (Finland), cellist Patrick Moriarty (Ireland) and pianist Stephanie Tang (US) seek to build engaging concert programmes curated for changing times and audiences.
St John’s Ensemble
Schubert Lebenssturme, D.947 for piano duet
Schubert Sonata for cello and piano in A minor (Arpeggione), D.821 Dvorak 3 Slavonic Dances for piano duet
Dvorak Wind Serenade in D minor, Op.44
Dvorak’s Wind Serenade is an unmissable treat, a feast of engaging melodies and magical sonorities. In the first half, Nigel Wilkinson is joined by Emma Paterson for one of Schubert’s most powerful duets. By Lorraine Deacon (cello) for the fine sonata Schubert wrote originally for the arpeggione, a string instrument that became obsolete almost as soon as it was invented.
£18 | Under 18s free
St John’s Chamber Orchestra
Ke Ma (piano)
Joanna Twaddle (cello)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)
Beethoven Symphony No.1
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo theme
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
Dvorak’s Wind Serenade is an unmissable treat, a feast of engaging melodies and magical sonorities. In the first half, Nigel Wilkinson is joined by Emma Paterson for one of Schubert’s most powerful duets, and by Lorraine Deacon (cello) for the fine sonata Schubert wrote originally for the arpeggione, a string instrument that became obsolete almost as soon as it was invented.
£20 I Under 18s free