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Our second evening concert series presents performances of the highest calibre in the unique surroundings of our Picture Gallery. This programme is inspired by the Museum’s collection and building. We invite you to join us for an intimate musical experience.

Tickets £24/22 concessions
Doors open 6.45pm for 7.30pm concert
Garden Café open for pre-concert and interval drinks which you can book on arrival.

Tickets available from the Holburne Tel 01225 388569

Friday 21 September 2012
Carducci String Quartet

Haydn    Quartet Op.74 No.3 (Rider)
Debussy   Quartet Op.10
Dvořák    Quartet No.12 (American)

The Carducci Quartet is acclaimed as one of today’s most successful young string quartets. The Quartet has established an enthusiastic international following, winning the Concert Artists Guild Competition in New York and the Kuhmo International Chamber Music Competition. Their recital includes the ever popular and lyrical ‘American Quartet’ by Dvořák.

Saturday 27 October 2012
Tamsin Waley Cohen (violin)
Alison Rhind (piano)

Elgar    Violin Sonata
Vaughan Williams   The Lark Ascending
Delius     Violin Sonata in B major Op. Posth

Described by The Times as a violinist “who held us rapt in daring and undaunted performances” and by The Guardian as a performer of “fearless intensity”, Tamsin Waley Cohen is one of a new generation of British violinists. She plays an all English pastoral programme including the original violin and piano arrangement of The Lark Ascending.

Friday 23 November 2012
Claire Jones (harp)

Godefroid     Danse Des Sylphes
Debussy   Clair de Lune
Girl with the Flaxen Hair
Mathias   Santa Fe Suite
Salzedo   Theme & Variations
Ami Mayani   Maqamat
Z.Fibich   Poem
Prokofiev   Prelude
John Parry   Sonata No 1 in D Major
Fauré    Une Châtelaine en sa Tour
Saint-Saëns   Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix (Samson and Delilah)
Kreisler   Preludium & Allegro

Claire Jones is one of the most celebrated young classical harpists in the world today. She was thrust into the limelight last year when as Harpist Royal she was engaged to play at the Royal Wedding. Claire will introduce a recital that includes repertoire spanning 200 years and will demonstrate the delights of the Museum’s Erard Harp. The programme also includes the opportunity to ask questions about the instruments or life as Harpist Royal.

Saturday 2 February 2013
Ashley Wass (piano)

Beethoven   32 Variations
Liszt    3 Petrarch Sonnets
Barber    Piano Sonata
Beethoven/Liszt  Symphony No.6

Ashley Wass is the only British winner of the London International Piano Competition, prizewinner at the Leeds Piano Competition, and a former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist. In this recital he will present the seldom heard Liszt arrangement of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony.

Saturday 2 March 2013
The Smetana Trio

Jiri Vodicka (violin)
Jan Palenicek (cello)
Jitka Cechova (piano)

Mozart    Piano Trio KV564
Brahms   Piano Trio Op.87
Dvořák    Piano Trio Op.90 (Dumky)

The internationally renowned Smetana Trio has an enviable reputation for incisive interpretations of Czech music. Their first performance in Bath includes Dvořák’s last and best-known Dumky Trio, a popular work inspired by the harmonic patterns of his native Slavic folk music.

Saturday 20 April 2013
Tim Hugh (cello)
Peter Donohoe CBE (piano)

Beethoven   Cello Sonatas
Brahms   Cello Sonatas

Tim Hugh is Principal Cellist with the London Symphony Orchestra. Following his success at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Tim enjoys an international career as soloist. Peter Donohoe CBE has achieved worldwide acclaim after winning the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1982. Returning to the Holburne for this second concert series, Tim and Peter will perform the greatest cello sonatas of the 19th century.

Published on: 14/08/2012