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Fri 17th May at 7:30pm
@ All Saints Church, Hove
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Brighton Festival: Les Chansons Instrumentales Part 2: James Baillieu, Philip Higham, Adam Newman, Adam Walker, Bartosz Woroch
Poulenc: Cello Sonata
Hahn: Variations sur un thème de Mozart
Danse pour une déesse
L’enchanteur Piano Quarter
The second concert in James Baillieu’s exploration of the work of François Poulenc and Reynaldo Hahn turns from songs to orchestral chamber music, as James is joined by three other leading instrumentalists from the Young Classical Artists Trust.
Perhaps nostalgia is a theme of these chamber works. Poulenc’s Cello Sonata draws on classical and Baroque styles; and while Hahn’s fresh and unpretentious style remained true to 19th-century Romanticism, his music redolent of his Belle Epoque heyday right up until his death in 1947. While the Flute Sonata is one of Poulenc’s most popular works, the rest of this programme provides an opportunity to explore the delightful but lesser-known repertory of early 20th-century chamber music.
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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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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Venue: All Saints Church
BN3 3QE 50.830257, -0.166422
→ Hove 9 min walk