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Thursday 18 November 2010, 7:30pm
West Road Concert Hall

PIOTR ANDERSZEWSKI, piano

Bach
English Suite No 5 in E minor, BWV 810
Schumann
Six Etudes in Canonic Form, Op. 56
Schumann
Gesänge der Frühe, Op. 113
Bach
English suite No 6 in D, BWV 811

Piotr Anderszewski is regarded as one of the outstanding musicians of his generation.

In recent seasons he has given recitals at London's Royal Festival Hall, the Wiener Konzerthaus, Carnegie Hall New York, the Mariinsky Concert Hall in St Petersburg and Munich's Herkulessaal. His collaborations with orchestra have included appearances with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Boston, Chicago and London Symphony orchestras, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Royal Concertgebouw.

Anderszewski has performed with many of the world's major conductors including Claudio Abbado, John Eliot Gardiner, Bernard Haitink and Charles Dutoit. He also works regularly with members of the newer generation of conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Stéphane Denève and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Tuesday 9 November 2010, 7:30pm
Peterhouse Theatre

BELCEA QUARTET

Corina Belcea-Fisher, violin
Axel Schacher, violin
Krzysztof Chorzelski, viola
Antoine Lederlin, 'cello

Haydn
String Quartet in G, Op. 77, no. 1
Beethoven
Grosse Fuge, Op. 133
Beethoven
String Quartet in F, Op. 59, no. 1 'Razumovsky'

The Belcea Quartet has gained an enviable reputation as one of the leading quartets of the new generation. They continue to take the British and international chamber music circuit by storm, consistently receiving critical acclaim for their performances. The Quartet was established at the Royal College of Music in 1994 and has since been coached by the Chilingirian, Amadeus and Alban Berg Quartets. They are the Associate Ensemble at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London and are Quartet in Residence at the Atheneum Concert Hall in Bucharest.

The Belcea Quartet has an exclusive recording contract with EMI Classics and won the Gramophone Award for best debut recording in 2001. Subsequent recordings for EMI include Schubert quartets, Brahms' String Quartet Op. 51 No. 1 and second String Quintet with Thomas Kakuska, Fauré's La Bonne Chanson with Ian Bostridge, Schubert's Trout Quintet with Thomas Adès and Corin Long, a double disc of Britten's string quartets, Mozart's “Dissonance” and “Hoffmeister” quartets, and, most recently, the complete Bartók quartets, for which the Quartet was awarded the title Chamber Music Ensemble of the Year by Germany's prestigious Echo Klassik Awards and nominated for a 2008 Gramophone Award.

Monday 1 March 2010, 8:30pm
Peterhouse Theatre

PINCHAS ZUKERMAN, violin and the Zukerman Chamber Players

Pinchas Zukerman, violin
Jessica Linnebach, violin
Jethro Marks, viola
Ashan Pillai, viola
Amanda Forsyth, cello
Sadao Harada, cello

Boccherini
Cello Quintet in C major, G. 378
Mozart
String Quintet in C major, K. 515
Brahms
String Sextet in G major, Op. 36

Pinchas Zukerman is one of the most celebrated musicians in the world today, the winner of two Grammy Awards and a nominee for a further twenty-one.

For his European tour in February-March 2010, he appears with the Zukerman Chamber Players, which he founded in 2003, and which is composed of some of the world's most distinguished soloists. The ensemble for 1 March will include the cellist Sadao Harada (a founding member of internationally acclaimed Tokyo String Quartet).

Thursday 18 February 2010, 8:30pm
Peterhouse Theatre

JOHANNES MOSER, cello, & PAUL RIVINIUS, piano

Beethoven
Cello Sonata in C, Op. 102/1
Britten
Cello Sonata in C, Op. 65
Brahms
Cello Sonata in E minor, Op. 39

German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser has been hailed by Gramophone Magazine as 'one of the finest among the astonishing gallery of young virtuoso cellists.' He has performed with many of the world's leading orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Symphony, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, Bayerische Rundfunk Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony, Israel Philharmonic and Toronto Symphony. He works regularly with conductors of the highest level including Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Valery Gergiev, Zubin Mehta, Vladimir Jurowski, Franz Welser-Möst, Christian Thielemann, Pierre Boulez, Neeme Jarvi and Paavo Jarvi.

Tuesday 9 February 2010, 8:30pm
Peterhouse Theatre

CHRISTOPHER MALTMAN, baritone, & GRAHAM JOHNSON, piano

Schubert
Winterreise, D. 911

Winner of the Lieder Prize at the 1997 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, Christopher Maltman recently made an acclaimed debut at the Salzburg Festival in the title role of Don Giovanni. He is a regular guest at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden where he has sung Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Ramiro (L'heure espagnole), Malatesta (Don Pasquale) and he created the role of Sebastian in the world premiere of Thomas Adès' 'The Tempest'.

Graham Johnson is recognised as one of the world's leading vocal accompanists. Born in Rhodesia, he came to London to study in 1967. After leaving the Royal Academy of Music his teachers included Gerald Moore and Geoffrey Parsons. In 1972 he was the official pianist at Peter Pears' first masterclasses at The Maltings, Snape which brought him into contact with Benjamin Britten - a link which strengthened his determination to accompany.