Lunchtime Concerts

November 2014

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7th Nov 2014, 1:10pm - 1:50pm

Martin Outram, viola & Julian Rolton, piano - A Maggini Solo Concert

Friday, 7 November 2014. Roberts Room, Floor 3, Lecture Centre. Admission Free

A Maggini Solo concert

Martin Outram

The programme will include sonatas by Charles Villiers Stanford and Rebecca Clarke

Martin Outram has enjoyed a wide ranging career as quartet player, soloist and teacher. In addition to his work with the Maggini Quartet, Martin appears frequently as a soloist. His repertoire embraces the major works for viola. His programmes often include rarely heard pieces, particularly by British composers, and several works have been written for him, including concertos by Adam Gorb and David Gow. Since making his Royal Festival Hall concerto debut in 1992 with the London Mozart Players, notable solo appearances have included the broadcast premiere of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' Strathclyde Concerto No.5 with the composer conducting. Martin gave the first concert performance of Britten's Portrait No.2 in London and on tour with Martyn Brabbins and Sinfonia 21.He has taught and coached in major music institutions in Britain, Poland and America, and regularly gives masterclasses in Leipzig. He plays on a very fine viola made by Henricus Catenar made in Turin in 1680.

14th Nov 2014, 1:10pm - 1:50pm

Caroline Palmer, piano and Gaby Lester, violin plays Mozart & Schumann

Friday, 14 November 2014. Roberts Room, Floor 3, Lecture Centre. Admission Free

Caroline Palmer 

Please note:  CHANGE OF PROGRAMME - this will now be Caroline Palmer, piano and Gaby Lester, violin playing: 

Mozart Violin Sonata G major K379



Andantino cantabile - allegretto


Schumann Violin Sonata d minor op.121

 Ziemlich langsam - Lebhaft

Sehr lebhaft

Leise, einfach



Caroline Palmer has established a reputation as a chamber musician and soloist and has performed in the USA and throughout Europe. She has been a participant in various chamber music festivals in Europe and America. Alongside her career as a pianist she has been a piano professor at the Guildhall since 1990, where she coaches chamber repertoire as well as teaching individual students.Caroline’s many recordings with a range of established artists including the cello works of Robert Fuchs, Camille Saint-Saëns, Ferruccio Busoni and Gabriel Fauré. She has made numerous recordings as soloist and chamber musician for the BBC, and has also played for radio broadcasts and recordings in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Bulgaria and the USA. Recent engagements have included a televised performance in the Varna Festival, a recording of the Johannes Brahms violin sonatas with Krzysztof Smietana and recordings for BBC Radio 3.

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21st Nov 2014, 1:10pm - 1:50pm

Cora Schmeiser, soprano & Richard Craig, flute

Friday, 21 November 2014. Roberts Room, Floor 3, Lecture Centre. Admission Free

 'Heer and thare'

Richard coles fluteCora soprano

A musical journey for solo voice that includes John Croft's duo for voice and bass flute, George Aperghis, John Cage, Kurt Schwitters, Beth Anderson, Hildegard von Bingen, Bernard de Ventadorn, and English song from around 1300.


Laus trinitati / Hildegard von Bingen (1098 - 1179)

Ich spür ain tier / Oswald von Wolkenstein (1367 - 1445)

Ursonate / Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948)

Cant l’erba fresq’e.l fuelh apar / Bernart de Ventadorn (c. 1135 - 1200)

Deux méditations d'une furie for voice and bass flute*/ John Croft (1971)

Can vei la lauzeta / Bernart de Ventadorn (c. 1135 - 1200)

Récitation 8 (1978) / Georges Aperghis (1945)

Worldes blis / Anonym, England (13th cent.)

Brice Pauset /Eurydice for solo flute* 1998

If I were a poet (1977) / Beth Anderson

Veritas veritatum / Philipp der Kanzler (c. 1165 – 1236)

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28th Nov 2014, 1:10pm - 1:50pm

Robert Cheung, piano - Debussy & Chopin

Friday, 28 November 2014. Roberts Room, Floor 3, Lecture Centre. Admission Free

 Robert Cheung


Debussy: 3 Preludes (book 1)

Debussy: I’isle joyeuse

Chopin : 2 Nocturnes, Op. 27

Chopin: Ballade no.1

Winner of the 2014/15 Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland (RIBI) Young Musician competition, pianist Robert Cheung has given numerous solo recitals in the last year, and as the winner of RSO’s 2014 Young Musician competition will perform his first Concerto (Rachmaninov 2) with Reading Symphony Orchestra in early 2015.

Now 15, his enthusiasm for music and engagement with his audiences is infectious.

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