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Sat 18th May at 7:30pm
Brighton Festival: Les Chansons Instrumentales Part 3
@ All Saints Church, Hove
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Brighton Festival: Les Chansons Instrumentales Part 3: Benjamin Appl, Bartosz Woroch, Adam Newman, Philip Higham, Adam Walker, Mark Simpson, James Baillieu
Poulenc: Rapsodie nègre
Hahn: Romanesque for flute, viola and piano
Piano Quintet in F sharp minor
In the final instalment of the Poulenc-Hahn concert series curated by James Baillieu (pictured above), we go back to the very beginning of Poulenc’s career. Poulenc destroyed his first efforts at composition; the Rapsodie nègre of 1917 is his earliest surviving work. We also hear his only violin sonata, whose melancholic tone reflects the circumstances of its composition in Nazi- occupied France. The selection of works by Hahn evokes a calmer world. Mostly written between 1901 and 1910, they conjure all the beauty and confidence of turn-of-the-century Paris.
International Artist Diploma cello recitalist. A student of Emma Ferrand, Philip was the first ever British winner of the International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig and he also won First Prize in the International Lutoslawski Cello Competition in Warsaw.
'Piercing power with a compelling sense of line... A 5-star performance' (BBC Music Magazine)
'Philip Highman is undoubtedly one of the most impressive young British cellists I have heard in a decade; possessing that rare combination of refined technique with subtle and expressive musicianship... he has all the qualities of a world-class artist' (The Strad).
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BBC Young Musician Concerto Finalist 2004 Adam Walker was described by Classic FM as ‘one of the top 5 international flautists’ and recently appointed principal flute of the London Symphony Orchestra.
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Classical clarinettist & composer who won the BBC Young Musician Of The Year 2006 title.
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South African-born classical pianist and accompanist who studied at London's Royal Academy of Music with Michael Dussek, Malcolm Martineau and Kathryn Stott.
'James Baillieu is surely the leader of the new generation' (Classical Source)
'In a class of his own' (Daily Telegraph).
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Venue: All Saints Church
BN3 3QE 50.830257, -0.166422
→ Hove 8 min walk