|Handel||Overture: Zadok the Priest|
|Handel||Recorder Sonata in B minor|
|Handel||Vo Far Guerra (from Rinaldo, arr. Babell)|
|Vivaldi||Concerto in A minor from ‘L’Estro Armonico’|
|Handel||Trio Sonata in F major Op 2 no. 4|
|Bach||Brandenburg Concerto no. 3|
|Handel||Suite from The Messiah|
|Forqueray||Chaconne ’La Morangis‘|
|Bach||Toccata and Fugue in D minor|
The world’s most extraordinary baroque quartet are coming back to Campus West! This incredible acoustic foursome has been described by music critics as ‘visionary and heretical’, ‘outrageous yet compulsive’ ‘with a red-hot wicked sense of humour’ and a ‘break-all-rules, rock-chamber concert approach to early music.’
Founded in 1997, and named after the flame-haired priest, Antonio Vivaldi, Red Priest has given several hundred sell-out concerts at many of the world's prestigious festivals. These musicians have redefined the art of period performance, creating a virtual orchestra through their creative arrangements, heart-on-sleeve emotion & compelling stage craft.
|Mendelssohn||Quartet in E flat Op 12 (1829)|
|Schubert||Quartet in A minor D804 (1824)|
|Beethoven||Quartet in F Op 135 (1826)|
Founded in 1974, and Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Warwick since 1977, the Coull Quartet has performed and broadcast extensively throughout the UK, USA, Western Europe, China, India, South America and Australia. The rare combination of maturity and freshness which characterises the Quartet’s performances is often singled out by reviewers:
‘Here the playing is so brimful with enthusiasm
and commitment, and at the same time so
infused with the accumulated wisdom of three
decades, that the music simply reinvents itself as
‘I have nothing but praise for a display so full of
wisdom and musicality.’
|Beethoven||Quintet in C, Op 29|
|Bruckner||slow movement from Quintet|
|Mendelssohn||String Quintet in A, Op 18|
Pentatonic, formed in 2005, is a string quintet made up of friends who have known and worked together for many years. The name comes from the 5 note scale, the basis of much folk music from around the world.
Andrew Watkinson has been the first violin of the Endellion Quartet for 32 years and has performed over 2500 concerts with them. Jane Carwardine works with many London chamber orchestras and is principal second violin of the Guildhall Strings and the City of London Sinfonia. Sophie Renshaw studied at Yehudi Menuhin School and held the Principal viola position in the Scottish Chamber Orchestra for 8 years. Japanese born, Takane Funatsu started playing the violin aged 4. Coming to England in 1991 to study with David Takeno at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Shuna Wilson was the cellist of the Kandinksy Quartet, and principal cello of the City of London Sinfonia and London Bach Orchestra, and is now the cellist of the Galini Piano Trio.
Louis Schwizgebel is recognised as one of the most talented pianists of his generation, praised for his interpretations of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert & the French Impressionists. Louis was the 2nd prize winner and the youngest finalist at the Leeds International Piano Competition 2012. In the final round he performed Beethoven Piano Concerto Nr. 4 with The Hallé Orchestra conducted by Sir Mark Elder which was broadcast on BBC Four and BBC Radio 3. Louis will be recording the Beethoven 4th Piano Concerto with the London Philharmonic Orchestra in December 2013.
|Haydn||String Quartet Op 33 no. 6|
|Shostakovitch||String Quartet no. 4|
|Beethoven||String Quartet Op 59 no. 2 ‘Razumovsky’|
Based in the UK, the Carducci Quartet performs over 90 concerts worldwide each year. The Quartet continues to run their annual festival in Hignam, Glos and hold residencies at Cardiff University and Dean Close School, Cheltenham. Highlights of the upcoming season include the quartet’s debut at the John F Kennedy Center, Washington USA, a residency at Cheltenham Music Festival and a new recording of contemporary works on their own label: Carducci Classics.
|Ibert||Trois Pieces Breves|
|Reicha||Andante for Cor Anglais|
|Bizet (arr, Walter)||Carmen Suite|
Established in 1996, the Aurora Ensemble is a traditional wind quintet which also expands to work with piano, strings or to explore the repertoire for wind octet. Each of the players are successful freelance musicians, all working regularly with some of the country's leading orchestras and chamber ensembles.
Prize winners at the European chamber music competition, Musique d’Ensemble held at the Paris Conservatoire in 2001, the ensemble has broadcast for BBC Radio 3 and performed in many major venues including the Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall (for the Park Lane Group), Manchester's Bridgewater Hall and Cardiff's St. David’s Hall.