Viola Extravaganza

Festival Début Concerts

6:00pm, Thursday 13 August 2015

Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, near Bowness

£16 Unreserved Seating

This event is now sold out, but please do contact the box office if you wish to be put on the waiting list for any cancellations.

JS Bach Chaconne from Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV1004 14’

Halvorsen arr Tertis Passacaglia on Handel’s Harpsichord Suite No.7 in G minor 6½’

York Bowen Fantasie Quartet in E minor for four violas, Op.41 No.1 10’

Bridge Lament for two violas 8½’

Dale Introduction and Andante for six violas, Op.5 10½’

"…To walk on the fells, to hear the glorious music in the sublime surroundings of Blackwell and to emerge afterwards to the sight of a sparkling Lake Windermere – what more can one ask from life?!…" Audience member 2014

ISMA tutors Yuko Inoue, Garfield Jackson, Louise Williams and Kazuki Sawa are joined by advanced LDSM Academy students for this celebration of the viola, with three of the works written shortly before WW1; during the war Benjamin Dale was held in a civilian camp near Berlin and his friend York Bowen performed the Melody (see last Friday) with Tertis in a fundraising concert for internees.

Present your Blackwell concert ticket at the Arts & Crafts House ticket desk after 2pm and get £1 off the admission price to the House.

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Viola Extravaganza
Event artists
Kazuki Sawa

Kazuki Sawa graduated from the Tokyo Geidai (Tokyo University of the Arts) with a Master of Arts degree and the Premier Prix 'Ataka Award', before studying with György Pauk and Béla Katona in London. He has won a number of prizes at international competitions with his pianist wife, Emiko Tadenuma, as well as the Ysaÿe Medal from the Ysaÿe Foundation of Belgium, and a Gold Medal at the 1979 Bordeaux Festival.

Garfield Jackson

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. After only eighteen months he was accepted as a pupil at the then recently formed Yehudi Menuhin School and began studying the viola, alongside his violin. Entering the RAM on a scholarship, he concentrated on the viola with Peter Schidlof and Stephen Shingles. Chamber music played a major part in his musical life.

Yuko Inoue

Winner of the 17th Budapest International Viola Competition, Yuko Inoue has performed as soloist throughout Europe and Japan with many orchestras, including the Hungarian State Philharmonic Orchestra, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, the Hallé Orchestra and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and with such eminent musicians as Gidon Kremer, Sir Charles Groves, György Pauk, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Heinrich Schiff and Thomas Zehetmair.

Pro-Musica String Trio

Robert Heard and Richard Jenkinson worked together for several years in the front desks of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, when together with Louise Williams they were asked to become part of the Frith Piano Quartet by Benjamin Frith – a union that has gone from strength to strength.

Lake District Summer Music is proud to be associated with

Lakes Culture
South Lakeland District Council (SLDC)
First World War Centenary
The Royal Over-Seas League
Forsyth