Thursday 4 May – Sitkovetsky Trio and Friends
Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking at 8.00pm
Gary Hoffman, one of the world’s great cellists was joined by the revered international violinist So-Ock Kim, violist Philip Dukes and the hugely talented Sitkovetsky Trio, to provide a stunning night of music making.
Saturday 6 May – Piano Extravaganza
St Catherine’s School, Bramley at 7.30pm
Two world class pianists and two Steinways – what could beat that!
Shanghai-born Wu Qian and the Ukrainian star Sasha Grynyuk delivered an exceptional and contrasting programme of music for four hands and two pianos in this splendid state-of-the-art music auditorium.
These Lincoln Centre Chamber Music prize winners were perfect exponents of
arguably Schubert’s most important work, written in 1828 for the student
he loved. Barber’s light-hearted dances also contain musical reminiscences whilst bold thrills and trills reflected Russian brilliance in the Arensky and Rachmaninov Suites.
The Gala Concert was an all-Handel programme performed
by one of the world’s finest chamber orchestras, The English Concert, with
opera superstar and Handel specialist Sarah Connolly.