CONCERT SEASON 2013/14
Camerata Musica was founded in 2006 as an initiative by Peterhouse, the oldest of the Cambridge colleges, to bring new audiences to classical music; and, in particular, to afford the undergraduate and graduate students of Cambridge the opportunity to hear some of the greatest masterpieces of the Western musical canon in performances by its finest interpreters.
Fully half the seats at all Camerata Musica performances are reserved for students. In the eight years since its foundation, Camerata Musica has brought to Cambridge artists of the distinction of Sir Thomas Allen, John Mark Ainsley, Piotr Anderszewski, the Belcea Quartet, the Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Natalie Clein, the Florestan Trio, the Hagen Quartet, Christopher Maltman, Kurt Masur and Members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Viktoria Mullova, Menahem Pressler, András Schiff, the Takács Quartet, the Tallis Scholars, Daniil Trifonov, Simon Trpčeski, Dame Mitsuko Uchida, Lawrence Zazzo, and Pinchas Zukerman, among others.
In this 8th Camerata Musica season, we welcome back to Cambridge two keyboard masters, Kristian Bezuidenhout and Piotr Anderszewski, and the violin virtuoso, Boris Garlitsky, who will lead the Ensemble Villa Musica, Mainz: the fine German string octet which is making its first visit to Cambridge. We are also honoured to present concerts in the current season by the Artemis Quartet - which continues our ongoing exploration of the Beethoven Quartets with a performance of the C-sharp minor Quartet, Op. 131 - and by the cello and piano partnership of Adrian Brendel and Imogen Cooper, each of whom is appearing in the Camerata Musica series for the first time.
Chairman, Camerata Musica