Tue, 24 Jan 2017 7.30pm, Marryat Hall
Maggie Cole (Piano)
Kati Debretzeni (Violin)
Sebastian Comberti (Cello)
|Haydn||Piano Trio in D Hob. XV:24|
|Beethoven||Violin Sonata in A minor op. 23|
|Beethoven||Cello Sonata in F op. 5.1|
|Beethoven||Piano Trio in G op. 1.2|
Kati Debretzeni (violin), who teaches at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, was from 2000 to 2006 a member of the Florilegium ensemble that played in the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and the Frick Collection in New York. Sebastian Comberti (cello), who became principal cello of the London Mozart Players in 1983, is making his third chamber-music appearance in Dundee. Maggie Cole (fortepiano) has performed widely in Europe and the USA and in India The fortepiano she plays is a copy by Paul McNulty of a Viennese instrument of 1795. Together, as a period-instrument trio these three musicians have been praised for their stylish, thoughtful and musically perceptive … readings … (Early Music Review).
-> Trio Goya website
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 7.30pm, Marryat Hall
Piatti String Quartet
Nathaniel Anderson-Frank (Violin)
Michael Trainor (Violin)
David Wigram (Viola)
Jessie Ann Richardson (Cello)
|Haydn||String Quartet in C op.76.3 The Emperor|
|Phibbs||String Quartet no. 1|
|Turina||The Bullfighters Prayer|
|Brahms||String Quartet no. 2 in A minor|
The four graduates of London’s Royal Academy and Royal College of Music who make up the Piatti Quartet spent two years at the Royal Academy as Leverhulme Fellows. In 2015 they added to their considerable list of awards the joint-second prize at the famous Wigmore Hall International (formerly the London International) String Quartet Competition. They have broadcast live in Australia, Ireland and France as well as in the UK.
The prize for poise, blended tone and general lustre was ultimately won by the Piatti String Quartet (The Times).
-> Piatti Quartet website
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 7.30pm, Marryat Hall
Ridout Ma (viola and piano duo)
Timothy Ridout (Viola)
Ke Ma (Piano)
|York Bowen||Sonata no. 2|
|Brahms||Sonata no. 2 op. 120|
Timothy Ridout won first prize at the Cecil Aronowitz Viola Competition at the age of 19, and in 2016 became the first British player to win the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition.
Ke Ma was five when she won second prize at the Xiwangbei piano competition in Beijing and twelve when she entered the Xinghai Conservatoire. She is now studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Together, these two musicians have been given an award by the Tunnell Trust as one of the best chamber-music ensembles based in the UK.
-> Timothy Ridout's official website
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 7.30pm, Caird Hall
Llyr Williams (Piano)
Llŷr Williams (Piano)
|Beethoven||Piano Sonata in E flat op. 7|
|Beethoven||Piano Sonata in F sharp op. 78|
|Beethoven||Piano Sonata in D op. 28 Pastoral|
|Beethoven||Piano Sonata in E flat op. 81a Les Adieux|
After graduating with first-class honours from Oxford, Llŷr Williams won every available prize during his postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy in London. Adoption by the Young Concert Artists Trust and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists then led to performances at successive Edinburgh Festivals and a Proms debut playing the Schumann Concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. More recently Llŷr has been performing the complete cycle of Beethoven sonatas in a number of UK venues, including Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh and London's Wigmore Hall. This is his third appearance in Dundee.