Galliard Ensemble

Saturday 19th March 7.30pm – Theatr Mwldan

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Kathryn Thomas (flute), Katherine Spencer (clarinet), Helen Storey (bassoon), Owen Denis (oboe), Richard Bayliss (horn).

 

  • Mozart Quintet in C minor
  • Guilio Briccialdi Quintuor Op. 124
  • Eugene Bozza Scherzo Op 48
  • Paul Patterson Westerly Winds
  • Percy Grainger Walking Tune
  • Percy Grainger Lisbon
  • Jim Parker Mississippi 5

As former BBC New Generation Artists, the Galliard Ensemble has become one of Britain’s leading chamber groups. Kathryn Thomas, who hails from Haverfordwest, is one of the founding members of this well-respected ensemble. Currently in its twenty-second year, the ensemble has performed in many of the world’s leading venues and festivals. They are frequently broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and internationally.

The Galliard Ensemble has a lively, entertaining and distinctive performance style that has thrilled audiences in Britain and abroad. The ensemble’s CDs have been selected by the Sunday Times, BBC Music Magazine, Gramophone, and BBC Radio 3 in their critics’ choices of outstanding releases.

As Gramophone Magazine declared: ‘Pure pleasure ... This in short is wind quintet playing of great distinction ... you get a very good idea of how enjoyable the Galliard’s public concerts must be. Strongly recommended.’

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Joe Zeitlin (cello) and
Ljubica Stojanovic (piano)

 

Saturday 13th February 7.30pm – Theatr Mwldan

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  • Bach Sonata for Viola da Gamba and keyboard No.1 in G major, BWV 1027
  • Debussy Cello Sonata in D minor, L 135
  • David Popper Serenade 
  • Beethoven Sonata No.2 in G minor, Op.5 No.2 

Joe Zeitlin grew up in the Fishguard area and after attending school in the area he obtained music scholarships to Wells Cathedral School, The Purcell School and The Royal Academy of Music. He graduated from the Academy with a First Class Honours BMus in 2005 under David Strange. He has taken part in masterclasses with Steven Isserlis, Gary Hoffman and Steven Doane. Joe has performed for the Peter Gould Music Trust before in another guise, as a member of the Wu Quartet (now the Eden Quartet) with whom he performs regularly across the world.

Ljubica Stojanovic is a twenty-four year old pianist from Serbia. Described as a leading pianist from the younger generation of this country, Ljubica undertook studies on a full scholarship at the conservatoire ‘University of Music Art’ in Belgrade where she studied with Professor Aleksandar Sandorov. Currently, Ljubica continues her Master studies at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She is the prize-winner of over 20 national and international competitions including the “Grand Prix” International competition for young pianists in Geneva.

 

 

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LESLIE HOWARD  (piano)

 

Friday 4th December 7.30pm – Theatr Mwldan

  • HAYDN Sonata No. 39 in D major, Hob.XVI/24
  • BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 28 in A major, Opus 101
  • LISZT Quatre Valses Oubliées, S215 & Petite Valse, S695e
  • LISZT Réminiscences des Huguenots de Meyerbeer – Grande Fantaisie Dramatique, S412ii

A citizen both of Britain and Australia, Leslie Howard has accomplished a feat unequalled by any solo artist in recording history – his 99-CD survey for Hyperion of the complete piano music of Franz Liszt, including all 17 works for piano and orchestra. He is a renowned concert pianist who has given recitals and concerto performances all over the world. His repertoire embraces the whole gamut of the piano literature from the time of the instrument's inception to the music of the present  day. As a soloist, and in chamber music and song, Howard is a familiar figure at numerous international festivals. With a vast array of more than 80 concertos, he has played with many of the world's great orchestras, working with many distinguished conductors and has undertaken tours on five continents in recent years that have seen him enthralling audiences with his customarily adventurous repertoire.

 

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WERTHER ENSEMBLE

Saturday 3rd October 7.30pm – Theatr Mwldan

Jamie Campbell (violin) Hanna Strijbos (viola)

James Barralet (cello) Simon Callaghan (piano)

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  • Mozart Quartet in G minor, K478
  • Mendelssohn Quartet in F minor, Op 2
  • Faure Quartet in C minor, Op 15

The London-based Werther Ensemble consists of four distinguished musicians who are each leading soloists and chamber musicians in their own rights, with interesting and varied careers. The individual members have won many major prizes and performed at many of the major European venues, including Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw, Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room, Cadogan Hall, Symphony Hall and Bridgewater Hall and throughout America and Asia

The Werthers gave their first performance as a piano quartet in February 2013 when they played Brahms’ op 60 - ’the Werther’ – from which they take their name.  In May 2013 they made an enormous impact as the resident musicians of the inaugural Whittington International Chamber Music Festival (of which cellist James Barralet is Artistic Director) at which the entire chamber music output of Brahms was played in nine days. They now regularly perform at the Conway Hall (where pianist Simon Callaghan is Artistic Director), St John’s Smith Square and around the UK. They have been featured on BBC Radio 3‘s In Tune.

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