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United Kingdom
 Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at  
Britten, Berio, Bach
Church of Our Lady of the Snows
Jungmannovo náměstí 4 110 00 Prague 1
United Kingdom
(+420) 222 246 243
http://www.pms.ofm.cz

Tickets: 9.30pm
Charles-Antoine Duflot - cello

“A cellist caught my eye – a Frenchman, Charles- Antoine Duflot, who managed to play Suite No. 6 – the most difficult of them all – with delicacy and wit.” (The Guardian)

One can hardly imagine more stylistically and technically diverse repertoire for solo cello than the works chosen for his Prague Spring evening recital by the French cellist Charles-Antoine Duflot. This young artist, who is often called one of the most prominent talents of the younger generation, will be presenting on a single evening a combination of works by Baroque and contemporary composers, who share in common above all the extreme demands they place on performers.

For his Suite No. 3 Op. 37, Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) took inspiration from the personality and playing of the great Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, who premiered the work in 1974. Britten, who had been captivated by Rostropovich’s interpretation of Bach’s Suites for Solo Cello, placed in his work a number of fragmentary references to Russian music, including a hymn of the Orthodox Church.

On the other hand, in Sequenza XIV (2002) Luciano Berio (1925-2003) introduces the cello right at the beginning of his composition in a less familiar role – as a percussion instrument. In addition to that, the work presents perhaps every sonic possibility that the cello has to offer.

Another interesting feature of the programme will be Bach’s Suite in D major BWV 1012, which the composer wrote for the fivestring ‘violoncello piccolo’. Although the work has traditionally been played on a modern four-string instrument, Duflot, who learned to play the Baroque cello during his university studies in Basel, will be performing the work on an 18th-century Italian Baroque instrument. This evening will be a unique opportunity to experience the colorful sound world of classical music through three phenomenally original compositions.

The French cellist Charles-Antoine Duflot has devoted himself to music since he was five years old. He first studied in Paris and Stuttgart, then he completed his master’s studies at the Musikhochschule in Lübeck and at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, where he studied performance on the Baroque cello. He is a laureate of a number of international competitions (the International J&A Beare Solo Bach Competition in London and the Beethoven’s Hradec International Music Competition), and he has appeared as a soloist under the baton of such conductors as Christoph Alstaedt, Nicolás Pasquet, and Christoph Prick. He plays an instrument made by Jean Baptiste Vuillaume in 1865 and an Italian five-string cello from the 18th century.


Benjamin Britten : Suite No. 3 Op. 87
Luciano Berio : Sequenza XIV
J.S Bach : Suite in D major BWV 1012

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United Kingdom
 Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 19.30 - 23.00 
Enlightenment
Hoxton Basement
18 Hoxton Street, London N1 6NG
United Kingdom
http://hoxtonbasement.com

Tickets: £5 students, £12 online, £14 on the door
Ligeti quartet

Centred around 2 works set against the backdrop of the 1970s cultural maelstrom, New Dots presents Enlightenment, an evening looking at ancient and modern battles fought, fired by beliefs about right and wrong, good and evil and a search for light
More Info: newdots.org.uk/events


George Crumb : Black Angels
Anna Meredith : Music for Ravens
William Dougherty : The Aureole Effect
Ji Sun Yang : Les Accordeons V
Wadada Leo Smith : String Quartet no. 3 "Black Church"
Tom Green : Gravity Fragments

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United Kingdom
 Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 7.30pm 
International Guitar in Bolton
Bolton School Arts Centre
Chorley New Road, Bolton, BL1 4PA
United Kingdom

Tickets: £8 (£5 Manchester Guitar Circle Members)
Steven Joseph (Classical Guitar) and
Jon Gjylaci (Classical Guitar)
with guest Mike Walker (Percussion)

A Classical Guitar Double-Bill

Programme includes music from Steven Joseph's newly-released CD 'Firewire'

AND the World Premiere of 'Five Divertissements for Guitar' by Helen Walker, performed by Jon Gjylaci

ALSO pieces by Albeniz, Jobim, Morel, Duarte, Dyens and Reinhardt.


Helen Walker : Five Divertissements for Guitar

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