We are delighted to announce the line-up for our new 2013/2014 Season which will start in September.
Members will receive physical copies of our flyers in the mail shortly. For further information on any of these recitals, please email us or subscribe to our newsletter.
The 17-year old violin virtuoso Callum Smart has so much to offer audiences. Ever since winning the string category of the 2010 BBC Young Musicians Competition, he has impressed thousands in his many concerto appearances which include a North America debut with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. But even more impressive are his recitals, where he shows his real strengths of impeccable skills and true sensitivity. Together with the highly acclaimed and experienced pianist Gordon Back, they form a mighty duo who wowed the Breinton crowd in January 2011. Now we will see their return to Breinton as the season opener for the 2013/2014 season.
I once heard a famous pianist describe Alexei Grynyuk as "the pianist who possesses talent of the 21st century". He will bring an enormous programme of Mussorgsky's Pictures of Exhibition and extracts from his newly released Liszt CD. Come and listen to Alexei Grynyuk's diverse performance; feel and witness his fingers glide up and down the keyboard. He will take us on a wonderful tour of the imaginative exhibition, and manipulate the piano to tell us the stories of Liszt.
Guy Johnston is one of the most exciting and versatile cellists of his generation. He was the winner of the 2000 BBC Young Musicians Competition and a recipient of the Classic Brit award for Young British Classical Performer in 2002. Alasdair Beatson is now one of the best chamber musicians around with whom every instrumentalist wants to make music. Putting them together? You will only find out if you join us!
What does a family do with a talented child? What does the presence of a prodigy do to the family? And how on earth can she find the right teacher? The topics at the heart of Jessica Duchen's acclaimed novel Alicia's Gift hold a perennial fascination for countless music-lovers. In this unique event, Alicia's story is narrated by the author herself, while Viv McLean illustrates the journey with atmospheric, often breath-taking, music ranging from student practice pieces to Ravel, Debussy and Messiaen.
The first British female pianist to perform at Breinton is Clare Hammond. With a formidable technique, she is at home with repertoires from Baroque to contemporary. Acclaimed for her musical intelligence and in demand as a speaker and presenter, she is keen to give informative talks on her programme. Eager to extend the boundaries of concert life, she will add a little bit extra to a traditional classical programme, bringing surprises which are unpredictable from her sweet nature!
To conclude Breinton 2013/2014 series, we will invite Alina Ibragimova, a recipient of many awards including a Classical BRIT award and Royal Philharmonic Young Musician Award. The fearless violinist returns to Breinton alone this time, with challenging Ysaye's solo sonata programme. This special recital will not to be missed by music lovers.