2017 – 2018 Programme

12th January 2018      7.30pm
Dinara Klinton (Piano)
kindly supported by Making Music’s Philip & Dorothy Green Young Artists scheme.


Bach-Busoni Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532
Medtner Sonata Romantica
Beethoven Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101
Liszt Transcendental Etudes Nos. 1-4

“Dinara Klinton’s performance of Liszt’s Transcendental Études is astonishing. She is a real virtuoso, a born pianist, a very natural player.” Sir András Schiff


9th February 2018                  7.30pm
Nick Morton (Baritone) + Harry Sever (Piano)

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Schubert Winterreise

The recital will be preceded by an illustrated talk from Professor Brian Newbould, who is the Society’s President and a world authority on Schubert.

Of Nick Morton, Peter Reed says “his baritone is its own luxury casting” – Classical Source


9th March 2018                      7.30pm
Solarek Piano Trio

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Schumann Phantasie Pieces, Op. 73
Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel Trio in D minor, Op. 11
Brahms Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 101

Their concerts are well known for their informative and entertaining introductions. Sparkling performances combined with a friendly convivial atmosphere send audiences home elated.


 13th April 2018                       7.30pm
Sheku & Isata Kanneh-Mason (cello & piano)

Sheku Kanneh-Mason (photo by Shaw Ryan)

Sheku Kanneh-Mason is a British cellist who won the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year award.

J. S. Bach Gamba Sonata No. 2 in D Major 14
Beethoven Cello Sonata in g minor, Op. 5 No. 2 24
Debussy Cello Sonata 12
Brahms Sonata for cello and piano No.2 in F Major, Op. 99 28

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Sheku’s accompanist will be his sister, Isata who was also a finalist in the keyboard section of the BBC Young Musican of the Year award.

Young Musician Winner Sheku Kanneh-Mason is just what classical music needs – Chi-Chi Nwanoku