Saturday 19 June 2021 at 3:30 pm

Consone Quartet

Magdalena Loth-Hill, violin
Agata Daraškaite, violin
Elitsa Bogdanova, viola
George Ross, cello

Perhaps a huge contrast to the first recital and another event that is definitely not to be missed, meet the Consone Quartet, the first-ever period-instrument quartet to be selected as BBC Young Generation Artists. The first-ever period-instrument quartet to perform at Breinton too! Specialising in classical and early romantic repertoires, they will explore works by Mozart and Mendelssohn. 

The main performance will be preceded by a recital by Yi-Ann Yeung, a 14-year old cellist from Berkshire.

 

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Recital Format

  • The musicians will perform outside, from the patio, to the audience on the lawn
  • You may sit anywhere in the garden on your own chair/rug or you may borrow one of ours
  • You are welcome to bring picnics, food and drink for consumption during the event
  • All attendees must adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times
  • The event remains subject to the whims of the British weather and government guidelines for public performances.

Recital Tickets & Prices

  • Tickets are £18 each and free for children

Parking Guidelines

  • Parking availability drives the capacity for this event and guests are encouraged to travel by foot, by bicycle, or to share rides
  • Parking may be reserved at the time of booking for a fee of £5; no additional space will be available without a booking
  • There is no on-street parking available
  • Please patiently follow car parking instructions on arrival
  • Please be considerate of neighbours, fellow road users and other guests.

 

The first period instrument quartet to be selected as BBC New Generation Artists, the Consone Quartet are fast making a name for themselves with their honest and expressive interpretations of classical and early romantic repertoire. Their debut CD (released in 2018 on the French Ambronay Label) explores music by Haydn and Mendelssohn and was met with great critical acclaim as a recording “that instantly leaps out of the stereo at you as something special” (The Strad, 2019).

Yi-Ann Yeung, cello

  • A selection of solo pieces

Consone Quartet

  • W A Mozart
    • Quartet in D minor, KV421
  • F Mendelssohn
    • Quartet in E flat, 1823

 

 

British-Polish violinist Magdalena Loth-Hill learned locally in Cumbria before accepting a place at Chetham’s School of Music to study with Jan Repko. She continued her studies at the Royal College of Music, London, with Itzhak Rashkovsky and Laura Samuel and later took up baroque violin with Adrian Butterfield and Lucy Russell. Magdalena graduated with first-class honours and went on to gain a Master’s degree with Distinction. She was awarded the 2015/16 Mills Williams Junior Fellowship at the RCM, a post she held while studying for an Artist Diploma in baroque violin.

Having joined the Grammy award-winning Kremerata Baltica, a chamber orchestra of musicians from the Baltic states led by Gidon Kremer, Agata Daraškaite spends most of her time touring with this ensemble and has since visited Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, North and South Americas. While not on tour, Agata is a keen chamber musician and takes an active interest in historical performance. This has led to creating a string quartet (Consone Quartet) exploring the classical and early romantic repertoire on period instruments.

 

Bulgarian violist, Elitsa Bogdanova commenced her viola studies in 2002 at the National Music School “L. Pipkov” in Sofia. After moving to London in 2007, she completed her BMus (Hons) and MMus degrees at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying with Alexander Zemtsov and Rachel Roberts. During her time at Guildhall, Elitsa developed a keen interest in historical performance, working closely with Jane Rogers and Pavlo Beznosiuk. Elitsa is quickly establishing herself as an active freelance musician, having performed on period instruments with ensembles such as the London Handel Orchestra, Hanover Band, La Nuova Musica, Ensemble DeNote, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

George Ross was a student at the Purcell School studying with Alexander Boyarsky with assistance from the Government’s Music and Dance Scheme. He has won prizes in Porec, Liezen, Marlow Festival Concerto Competition, the Martin Musical Scholarship fund and was given the Pierre Fournier prize in 2009. In the same year, he was awarded a scholarship to the Royal College of Music continuing to work with Boyarsky on modern cello and Richard Tunnicliffe on Baroque.

 

Yi-Ann Yeung was born in Malaysia and started playing the cello from the age of four. She was a member of the National Children’s Orchestra, Berkshire Youth Symphony Orchestra, Berkshire Young Voices and is currently a music scholar at Wellington College where she recently passed her ARSM Diploma with Distinction.