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Concert programmes and seminars

Sample evening recital programmes

Viola and piano

with Tim Horton

Programme 1
Marin Marais - Old French Dances
Schumann - Adagio and Allegro
Vaughan Williams - Romance

Rebecca Clarke - Sonata or Shostakovitch - Sonata
Three Northumbrian Folk Songs - arr. Margot Wright

Programme 2
Bach - Sonata No 2 in D  for Viola da gamba
Britten - Lachrymae
Schubert - 'Arpeggione' Sonata in A minor

Brahms - Sonata in F minor or in Eb major
Prokoviev arr. Borisovsky - Three Pieces from the Romeo and Juliet Suite


Sample lunch time recital programmes

For solo viola 
Bach - Sixth Suite transcribed from cello
Hindemith - Sonata Op. 25 No. 1 or Robin Ireland - Mirages
Bach - Chaconne

Two violas
with Louise Williams


Frank Bridge - Lament
Robin Ireland - Pairings II
George Benjamin - 'Viola-Viola' or Mozart - Duo for Violin and Viola

Violin and viola
with Susanne Stanzeleit

Bach - Two-part Inventions transcribed from keyboard
Robin Ireland - Pairings III
Mozart - Duo

Viola and piano
with Tim Horton

Prokoviev arr. Borisovsky - Three Pieces from the Romeo and Juliet Suite
or Bach - Sonata No 2 in D  for Viola da gamba
Shostakovitch - Sonata or Brahms - Sonata in F minor or in Eb major


Lecture recital
  • Bach's Chaconne: an exploration of one of the great human testimonies in music

Workshops/seminars

  • The Art of Performing: developing skills for interpretation and communication
  • The Art of Good Practising
  • The String Quartet: a survey of the great quartets, and the art of playing them
  • Chamber Music for Strings: from duos to octets 
  • The Late Quartets of Beethoven: metaphor and inner journey
  • Mozart's Chamber Music for Strings: drama and sublimity
  • The Genius of Haydn in his String Quartets: music for the connoisseur and the general public
  • The Language of Music: music as metaphor

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