2022 Soirées at Breinton Season

Announcing the resumption of evening Soirées at Breinton with five recitals.
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  • Abbate Perkins Duo - Saturday 8 October

    The husband-and-wife Abbate Perkins Duo return to Breinton to open our season of indoor Soirées. On top of their passion and love of performing pieces that were written for four hands, Emma (an accompanist and chamber musician who has worked with leading singers and instrumentalists) and Julian (a conductor, pianist and period instruments player) bring their own strengths and specialties to form a strong duo-ship. Their varied programme is titled ‘Across the Pond’ – it will be exciting to find out what is to unfold!
  • Nobuyuki Tsujii - Friday 4 November

    Celebrity Alert! Nobuyuki Tsujii, known to everyone as the mononymous Nobu, is a much-loved Japanese pianist who won the joint First Prize at the van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2009 and has been described as the "definition of virtuosity" by The Observer. Nobu, who has been blind from birth, is a role model for many, inside and outside the music world. His programme includes the rarely-performed concert etudes by Nicholai Kapstin. Definitely one of Breinton’s ‘bucket list’ artists and recitals!
  • Foyle-Štšura Duo - Saturday 3 December

    Our booking of the Foyle-Štšura Duo in March 2020 was one of the earliest casualties of the first lockdown. At that time, no one believed the pandemic would last so long, but two and half years later, we are finally able to bring them to you at Breinton. The Duo is praised for "astonishing mutual feeling, understanding and responsiveness"; their convincing music-making immediately makes you feel at ease and soon you will come to believe that sitting back, relaxing and listening to them perform is one of life's most rewarding experiences!
  • Mariam Batsashvili - Friday 13 January

    Georgian pianist Mariam Batsashvili gained international recognition when she won the first prize at the 10th Franz Liszt Piano Competition in 2014. She was also chosen as a BBC Young Generation Artist, which gave her opportunities to perform at the Proms and work with orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Her impressive list of successes goes on, but what sets her apart is her musicianship which seems to connect directly with one’s heart with her colours of sound, thoughtful interpretations and stupendous touch!
  • Local Young Performers - Saturday 11 February

    Having been unable to arrange this popular annual event in 2020 and 2021, we are delighted to be organizing it once again. There will be four talented school-age musicians that we have handpicked who will bring their best to perform for us. We know you love to support budding young artists; Breinton’s warm and enthusiastic audience will provide them with a wonderful opportunity, for the pure joy of performing, without the pressure of competition or audition.

Season Line Up

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Saturday 8 October

Abbate Perkins

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Friday 4 November

Nobuyuki Tsujii

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Saturday 11 February

Young Performers

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Previous Recitals this Season 2022

Our Summer at Breinton season is underway!

Saturday 14 May 2022

Connaught Brass

"... sounds were multi-dimensional; they had depth, height and volume that was so flexible, and layers and textures which blended freely. The rhythms flowed and melodies passed; they were an ensemble who manipulated the notes while creating the ambiance. These truly buzzing and emerging talents were able to produce a memorable performance"

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Saturday 11 June 2022

Timothy Ridout (viola) & Jâms Coleman (piano)

"... everything we had loved about the Breinton experience in this salon-style setting came flooding back; this utmost feeling of being in a cocoon and almost drowning in the glorious sounds. In this atmosphere, where we could hear a needle drop, we appreciated the full range of style and volume, from the light and joyous Beethoven, the bold, unstoppable go-for-it sound-making in Stravinsky, to the out-of-this-world darkness of Shostakovich"

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Saturday 9 July 2022

Katya Apekisheva, piano

"With a fierce insight into her programme and excellent control of the instrument’s temperament she was performing on, Katya showcased the most alive and widest range of tones and colours.  The mostly-Chopin second half was piano lovers’ paradise."

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Tuesday 26 July 2022

Trio Gaspard

"... artistic and expressive twists and turns made every moment of their performance interesting, while their positivity towards joyful music-making was infectious... superbly controlled but not clinical, passionately embracing but not suffocating"

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Saturday 24 September 2022

Handel's Clori, Tirsi e Fileno

"... light-hearted, funny and charming throughout, Breinton's 100th Gala was the most joyful celebratory occasion in every aspect... the three singers poured their hearts out with one recesitivo and aria after another, full of poetry and beauty"

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Celebration of 100 Recitals at Breinton

Some of the special performances from our first 100 recitals at Breinton since 2008.

Jess Gillam MBE, saxophone

June 2021

"...the live setting last Sunday presented Jess Gillam's true magnetic nature, literally 'infectious' personality, the enthusiasm to share her music with the audience, no hesitation to give everything to connect, bursting stamina and energy to keep going, all on top of her apparently outstanding talent and ability..."

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Sir Stephen Hough CBE, piano

September 2020

"A brave endeavour saw the pianist inside and the audience outside, but, as the first chords of Bach-Busoni’s Chaconne burst into the open air, an absolute silence prevailed in the garden. Even the birds stopped chirping; there was nothing but the piano sounds played by Stephen."

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Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

January 2019, February 2017

"...17 minutes of madness, but this seemingly humanly-unplayable piece of music was unlocked by the hands of Benjamin, offering a spellbinding operatic elegance, vibrant vividness and majestic beauty... a musician with an outpouring musicality and his own very clear musical ideas, and most importantly, excellent technique that matches and executes them."

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Emma Johnson MBE, clarinet

October 2018

"...a most pleasant intimacy and ultimate musical dialogue; whisperingly delicate sounds produced by musicians with the utmost care such that you could hear a pin drop; moments where we held our breath in anticipation for what would be come next; impeccable timing achieved naturally by a spirited partnership in front of our eyes..."

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Noriko Ogawa, piano

October 2014

"She really went for a huge sound, taking the opportunity to play our gorgeous piano to full... while displaying natural swings between forcefulness and lyricism... a fantastic finish to our season opening concert, showing off her virtuosity."

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Alina Ibragimova MBE, violin

May 2014; with Cédric Tiberghien January 2019, January 2013

"...[the piano's] variety of tone, sometimes warm and caressing, sometimes crisp and distinctive, was the most valuable gift to match Alina’s sublime clarity and deeply engaged sounds. In the serene third movement... the violin tone was eternally sincere and silvery. And it felt as if the piano part was gently and preciously dressing it to complete the beauty"

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Dame Felicity Lott, soprano
Angela Hewitt OBE, piano

June 2014

"Felicity Lott was all natural. There was nothing artificially created or fake about her voice and performance – it was simply, naturally, astounding. Using her magnetic elements and warm charm, the audience was drawn in completely. There was that smile and eyes that killed, and the control over her glorious voice which took our breath away. "

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