A new and remarkable introduction to the LDSM Festival programme. In the first half the Chilingirian Quartet perform another ‘Beethoven at 40' quartet, Op 95 from 1810, and the single movement cello quintet by the recently ennobled composer Michael Berkeley . Following the interval LDSM Academy Artists join the Chilingirians , Garfield Jackson and Gregor Horsch in an enlarged ensemble to perform the first of Brahms' sextets. Academy massed strings led by world artists will promise a an almost tangible wealth of sound in this beautiful Church
8:00pm, Saturday 10 August 2013
£24, £15RV Zoned Seating
Derrick Johnson in memory of his beloved wife Margaret
Beethoven Quartet in F minor, Op.95, Serioso 21'
Michael Berkeley Abstract Mirror for string quintet 22'
Brahms Sextet in B flat, Op.18 39'
In 1971 four prizewinning musicians met in London and decided to dedicate themselves to chamber music. Within a short time the Chilingirian Quartet was making an impact, with BBC and World Service broadcasts soon followed by invitations to the Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Aldeburgh and Bath festivals and to the most important cities throughout Europe.
Garfield Jackson was born in London into a family of jazz trumpet players with a wide-ranging appreciation of music. He began violin studies at the age of seven with Beryl Morreau, a viola student of Lionel Tertis and a founder member of the McNaghten String Quartet.
Gregor Horsch has been first solo-cellist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra since 1997. He studied in Freiburg and at the Royal Northern College of Music with Ralph Kirshbaum where he gained his Diploma in Performance with distinction.
LDSM Academy Artist events present some of the hugely talented emerging professionals attending our International Summer Music Academy which annually attracts musicians from over 20 countries.Many of the performances and musicians who contribute to these events will only be known 24 hours before the event itself.