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Though we may look and feel a bit like a private members' club there is no membership fee for 1901 Arts Club. 

Public events and recitals, as listed below, are open to all who would like to book a ticket and enjoy the intimate surroundings of 1901 Arts Club. 

Unless otherwise stated, the bar is open for ticketholders before each event, during any intervals, and post performance where you can socialise with the performers and other audience members in our friendly and comfortable surroundings. 

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JANE LINDSAY - cello recital

Thursday 25 September 2014
6.30pm  Doors & bar
7.30pm  Concert

JANE LINDSAY cello
JENNIFER HUGHES piano

Jane Lindsay is already in demand as a solo cellist and ensemble player. This concert showcases the breadth and depth of her talent, bringing notable past successes to a wider audience. The proceeds will help support Jane during her sixth and final postgraduate year of study. 

Programme includes: 
Brahms  Sonata No.1 in E minor for piano and cello Op.38
Schumann Fantasiestück Op.73

Jane has been studying at the Royal College of Music for the last five years as a scholar under Professor Melissa Phelps.  She has twice received the prestigious Earl of Dalhousie Award, for outstanding potential. 

Jane has been selected three times as an RCM ‘Rising Star’ and has performed both as soloist and chamber musician in venues including the Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Purcell Room and St James’ Piccadilly. Jane was selected for the Countess of Munster Recital Series 2014/15. More recently, Jane has worked with the Philharmonia Orchestra as recipient of the Meyer Award. 

The Club's exclusive bar and lounge are open for the enjoyment of ticketholders an hour before the performance. The performers also invite you to join them there after the recital.

Tickets: £50

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SOUTH LONDON CONCERT SERIES with Matthew Sear

Friday 3 October 2014  
7.30pm-9.30pm

SOUTH LONDON CONCERT SERIES

"A wonderfully creative idea" - Peter Donohoe, internationally-acclaimed concert pianist

Launched in November 2013, the South London Concert Series is an innovative concert concept which brings professional and amateur musicians together in the same formal concert setting.  With varied programmes focusing on rarely-performed and lesser-known repertoire, the South London Concert Series recreates the atmosphere and ethos of the 19th-century musical salon and provides a friendly and inspirational environment where musicians and music lovers can enjoy quality chamber music in an intimate setting.

The next event in the series is on Friday 03 October 2014 with a concert featuring classical guitarist Matthew Sear.  Matthew will perform a selection of his own compositions from his new album together with works by Dowland, Britten, and Spanish and Latin-American composers.  Supporting artists: Julie Cooper, Muzz Shah, Jennie Barham and Rebecca Singerman-Knight in music by Scarlatti, Bortkiewicz, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev.

"Events blend an appreciation of fine music and music-making with conviviality, and blur the artificial distinctions between professional and amateur” - James Lisney, international concert pianist

The Club's exclusive bar and lounge will be open for the enjoyment of ticketholders.

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For further information about the series please contact South London Concert Series.

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LONDON APPRECIATION SOCIETY - Tour, Tea and Recital

Tuesday 7 October 2014
from 2.30pm

LONDON APPRECIATION SOCIETY - Tour, Tea and Recital

A chance to explore and learn more about 1901 Arts Club, its history, and its current activities.  Whilst enjoying the opulent salon-inspired interiors guests will be treated to a private piano recital, and then enjoy each other's company with tea, coffee and cakes.

2.30pm

Arrival and welcome 
2.40pm Short presentation and talk by 1901 Arts Club general manager Glenn Kesby about the history of the former schoolmaster’s residence, its refurbishment and eventual transformation into the 1901 Arts Club 
3.00pm

Piano recital – COSTAS FOTOPOULOS

   Chopin
Three Nocturnes
     No. 1 in B Flat minor, Op. 9 No. 1
     No. 2 in E Flat major, Op. 9 No. 2
     No. 9 in B major, Op. 32 No. 1
   Brahms Rhapsody No. 1 in B minor, Op. 79
   Rachmaninov Two Preludes, Op. 23
     No. 6 in E Flat major
     No. 5 in G minor

3.30pm The 'tour’ continues to the first floor lounge and bar and guests enjoy refreshments of tea, coffee and cakes.  Visitors are then welcome to wander through the building (a meeting room and terrace are also available on the second floor) and/or ask questions. 
4.30pm  Suggested departure 

"There is drama here…and Fotopoulos gives engaging performances, without sacrificing precision or clarity for the passion of the moment." Gavin Dixon on Costas Fotopoulos’s Debut CD, Music Web International.

Costas Fotopoulos is based in London and works internationally as a concert and silent film pianist, and as a composer and arranger for film, the stage and the concert hall.  He studied piano with Hamish Milne at the Royal Academy of Music, London, and with Oxana Yablonskaya at the Juilliard School, New York.  He has given many solo and chamber performances in this country and across the world.  His acclaimed debut solo piano album, released by JCL Records in February 2009, features works by Rachmaninov as well as his own “Toccata”, which he has also recorded for YouTube.  He has recorded repertoire for BBC Radio and the piano solo work by Nicholas Sackman, Cross hands, for the Metier label.  Costas won a Scholarship Award at the International Johannes Brahms Competition 2012 and was a keyboard finalist in the 2001 Royal Over-Seas League Competition.


The visit is open for ticketholders only.

Tickets and further information are available exclusively through the London Appreciation Society

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HANA MIZUTA-SPENCER violin with DANIEL SWAIN piano 

Friday 10 October 2014
6.30pm  Doors & bar
7.30pm  Concert

HANA MIZUTA-SPENCER violin
DANIEL SWAIN piano 

Hana Mizuta-Spencer, a 16 year old violinist, and pianist Daniel Swain, will give a performance of three richly coloured works by Brahms, Prokofiev and Ysaye. Hana and Daniel have previously played together at venues such as St. Martin-in-the-Fields, The Royal Academy of Music and the Purcell School. This concert is in support of Musicworks, a chamber music course where Hana has been extensively playing chamber music with other young musicians.  Hana has returned home from each of the summer Musicwork courses she has attended exhausted but invigorated and inspired!  She is delighted to make a contribution in kind through performing this evening.

Brahms  Violin and Piano Sonata No.3
Ysaye  Violin Sonata No.4
Prokofiev  Five Melodies

Hana Mizuta-Spencer was a student of the Purcell school where she held a Government Music & Dance Scheme Scholarship.  During her time at The Purcell school, she won The Concerto Competition and performed the Brahms Double concerto with The Purcell School Sinfonia. She performed at venues such as The Wigmore Hall and St Martins in the Field. Hana has been studying at the Primary & Junior Royal Academy of Music since the age of eight, where has already won all the available violin prizes at the Junior Academy, both as a sololst and as a chamber musician. Hana has played at both public and private concerts in the UK, Japan and Switzerland. Hana is a student of Professor David Takeno, with whom she has been studying since 2012.

Daniel Swain read Music at St. Anne's College Oxford and studied piano at the Royal Academy of Music. He is in much demand as a chamber music and duo recitalist and has performed in most of the major UK concert halls as well as extensively in Europe. He has won several awards and prizes for his work with singers and instrumentalists, including a BBC Music Award for his recording of the Chamber Music or Imogen Holst. He currently works as staff accompanist for the Royal Academy of Music Junior Department and the Purcell School. The Club's exclusive bar and lounge are open an hour before the performance. The performers also invite you to join them there after the performance.

The Club's exclusive bar and lounge are open for the enjoyment of ticketholders an hour before the performance. The performers also invite you to join them there after the recital.

Tickets: FREE (booking required), but donations are welcome - all donations will go to MusicWorks (Chamber Music Course) Charity no. 1100443

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ENSEMBLE IBERIA - World War I 1914-1918 Piano Duets

Tuesday 14 October 2014
1.00pm  Doors/Concert

FREE LUNCHTIME RECITAL

ENSEMBLE IBERIA
HORACIO LOPEZ
piano
MAITE AGUIRRE piano

Faure  Masques et Bergamasques Op.112
Holst  The Planets Op.32
  Mars - Neptune - Jupiter
Ravel  La Valse

Spanish piano duo Ensemble Iberia is a new project featuring Maite Aguirre and Horacio López.  For this free lunchtime concert the duo present a series of works celebrating WW1 composers to coincide with the centenary.

Maite Aguirre is a Spanish concert pianist and conductor based in London.  She is Chorus Master at Grange Park Opera, Music Director at Operaview, Music Director of the British Spanish Society and conductor of BLP Choir, Legal Harmony and AM Voices.  She runs her own practice in Tulse Hill, the South London Piano Studio. 

Since his arrival in London in 2010, Horacio López has performed as an accompanist at different UK venues, including Southwark Cathedral in London, Canterbury Cathedral, Bristol Cathedral and The Venue at Leeds College of Music.

Please note: The Club's bar will not be open before/after this lunchtime recital

Tickets: FREE but booking required

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RICHARD HARWOOD cello and LEON BOSCH double bass

Thursday 23 October 2014
6.30pm  Doors & Bar
7.00pm  Concert

Part of the Hattori Foundation Rush-Hour Recital Series

RICHARD HARWOOD cello (senior award winner 2003, 2004 & 2005)
LEON BOSCH double bass

Barriere Sonata á deux for Cello and Double Bass
Dragonetti Duo for Cello and Double Bass
Boccherini Concerto for Cello and Double Bass
Pleyel Theme and Variations for Cello and Double Bass
Rossini Duetto for Cello and Double Bass
Golterman Souvenirs de Bellini

There is far more repertoire written for cello and double bass than one would suppose.  Apart from Golterman and Rossini, the remaining composers in this programme lived during the middle to end of the 18th century and were far more well known then than they are today.  Interestingly however, Dragonetti was the only double bass player among them.

Richard Harwood is one of the most admired cellists of today.  His recordings are numerous, he plays regularly on BBC Radio 3, collaborates with many prominent artists including Yuri Bashmet, and appears in the major concert halls with Julius Drake and Martin Roscoe among many others.

Esteemed double bass player Leon Bosch is a champion of this much neglected instrument.  Not only Principal Bass player with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, he has also performed concertos with distinguished conductors including Sir Charles Groves and Pinchas Zukerman.  He has a wide range of interests and holds a masters degree in international relations.

Tickets include a pre-concert drink and an invitation to join the performers in the Club's exclusive bar and lounge after the performance for light refreshments.

All Tickets: £15 including a pre-concert drink

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KARIM KAMAR - An evening with Kamar

Friday 07 November 2014
7.00pm  Doors & Bar
8.00pm  Concert

KARIM KAMAR piano

A showcase of Karim Kamar's debut collection of compositions titled 'Songs Without Words'. The recital will feature pieces from the album as well as collaborations with poets and upcoming works from the pianist and composer.

• Karim Kamar - Piano
• The Ruby Kid - Poet
• Raymond Antrobus - Poet
• Simon Mole - Poet
• Sabrina Mahfouz - Poet
• Anthony Anaxagorou - Poet

Karim Kamar is a contemporary classical pianist from London. Karim is often seen dragging his heavy Motif XF8 keyboard around London, bringing original classical works to people and places that would least expect to hear it. When not lugging a 40kg instrument through the streets of London, Karim Kamar spends his time producing music and videos for different artists and has collaborated and performed with a wide array of London and UK talent. Along with spoken word poets, Anthony Anaxagorou and The Ruby Kid, Karim Kamar also runs a monthly spoken word/music night called 'Out-Spoken'.

See and hear more at www.karimkamar.com and www.soundcloud.com/karimkamar 

Ticketholders are invited to join the performers in the Club's exclusive bar and lounge after the performance.

All Tickets: £10

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ANGELA BROWNRIDGE piano - The Best of Angela Brownridge

Saturday 8 November 2014
6.30pm  Doors & Bar
7.30pm  Concert

ANGELA BROWNRIDGE piano

‘... amazing technique and tonal splendour... wonderful clarity and dramatic force... electrifying authority of which passion and dedication were the keynotes.  She is an artist of the highest calibre and this was laying of the highest order.’ The Guardian

THE BEST OF ANGELA BROWNRIDGE

Beethoven  Sonata in F minor "Appassionata" Op 57 
Liszt  From Années de Pélèrinage Book 2 'Italy' 
   Il Penserose and Petrarch Sonnet 104 
Debussy  Pour le Piano: Prélude; Sarabande; Toccata 
Chopin  Sonata in B flat minor Op.35 
Scriabin  Studies from Op.8, Nos. 1, 2, 11 and 12

A child prodigy, equally talented in composition, extemporization, and also technically brilliant, Angela Brownridge first performed in public at the age of seven and by fourteen was appearing on the concert platform regularly as a concerto soloist and recitalist in the United Kingdom and abroad. She was awarded a scholarship to Edinburgh University where she graduated BMus, with a further scholarship taking her for a two-year period of study in Rome. She later won an Arts Council Award and financial assistance from the Vaughan Williams Trust to study with Maria Curcio in London.

Since then Angela Brownridge has appeared in recital and concerto performances throughout Britain, Western and Eastern Europe, the United States, Canada and the Far East. She has played in all of the major London concert halls and appeared at the Bath and Edinburgh Festivals. She broadcasts regularly for the BBC and for other radio stations around the world.

Ticketholders are invited to enjoy the Club's exclusive bar and lounge before and after the performance.

All Tickets: £20

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THE BELLE ÉPOQUE: Masterworks for Cello & Piano

Wednesday 12 November 2014
6.30pm  Doors & Bar
7.30pm  Concert

CORINNE MORRIS cello
KATHRON STURROCK piano

La Belle Époque, l’Invitation au Voyage…
Discover the music of the Belle Époque era on a journey that will lead you from famous works and composers such as Debussy and Saint-Saëns to the hidden gems of songwriters Hahn, Chaminade, Duparc and many more…  This series of three concerts is curated by the British/French cellist Corinne Morris.

Recitals in the series:
12 Nov: The Belle Époque: Masterworks for Cello & Piano
19 Nov: The Belle Époque: Exploring Salon Music & Poetry
26 Nov: The Belle Époque: European Chamber Music

The Belle Époque: Masterworks for Cello & Piano
Debussy
  Cello sonata
Godard  Cello sonata
Saint-Saëns  Cello sonata

With works by Debussy, Godard and Saint-Saens, this recital introduces you to familiar and not so familiar French repertoire from the late- 19th and early 20th centuries, including the famous Debussy sonata completed a hundred years ago.

  Described as 'a triumphant assertion' by Classical Music Magazine, Corinne Morris's relaunch album Macedonian Sessions recorded with the Macedonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, marks the British/French cellist's return to the platform after a debilitating shoulder injury brought her career to a halt for over 5 years. 
  Corinne has performed throughout Europe and beyond. She was chosen by Rostropovich to perform at his festival in Evian, and subsequently invited to the Verbier Academy in Switzerland.  She has made several recordings for the BBC, France Musique, Bayerischer Rundfunk and ORF.  Corinne, a student of Raphael Sommer, obtained an ARCM with honours (Royal College of Music, London) before continuing at the prestigious Conservatoire in Paris where she graduated in both cello and chamber-music.
  Corinne’s story has inspired many in the music industry and beyond.  She has given several interviews for publications including International Arts Manager, Classical Music Magazine, Gramophone and Australia’s Limelight Magazine.  Most recently Corinne has been featured on BBC Radio 3's In Tune programme and she gave a highly successful recital at St Martin-in-the-Fields.

  Kathron Sturrock was twice the winner for the best pianist at the Sofia International Opera Competition.  She then worked for several years in Elisabeth Schwarzkopf's master classes. She is a founder member and Artistic Director of the chamber ensemble The Fibonacci Sequence, and records frequently for BBC Radio 3. As a soloist she has appeared with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra, making her Proms debut in 1994, and has recorded for various labels including Hyperion and Chandos. In September 2003 she joined the Keyboard Faculty at the Royal College of Music, London.

Ticketholders are invited to enjoy the Club's exclusive bar and lounge before and after the performance.

TICKETS:
£22 at the door (or £20 in advance) including a welcome drink

SERIES MULTI-BUY DEALS: (online bookings at least 3 days in advance only)
Any 2 concerts in the series £37 (incl. welcome drink)
Complete series of 3 concerts £51 (incl. welcome drink)

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THE BELLE ÉPOQUE: Exploring Salon Music & Poetry

Wednesday 19 November 2014
6.30pm  Doors & Bar
7.30pm  Concert

CORINNE MORRIS cello
THE MELICUS DUO soprano and piano

La Belle Époque, l’Invitation au Voyage…
Discover the music of the Belle Époque era on a journey that will lead you from famous works and composers such as Debussy and Saint-Saëns to the hidden gems of songwriters Hahn, Chaminade, Duparc and many more…  This series of three concerts is curated by the British/French cellist Corinne Morris.

Recitals in the series:
12 Nov: The Belle Époque: Masterworks for Cello & Piano
19 Nov: The Belle Époque: Exploring Salon Music & Poetry
26 Nov: The Belle Époque: European Chamber Music

The Belle Époque: Exploring Salon Music & Poetry
Selection of songs for high voice by Duparc, Hahn, Delibes, Chaminade, Debussy
Selection of short salon pieces for cello by Godard, Saint-Saëns, Ravel, Fauré

Many of the great songs and salon music from the Belle Époque were based on famous poems of the time and this concert will explore the link between composers and contemporary poets.


  Described as 'a triumphant assertion' by Classical Music Magazine, Corinne Morris's relaunch album Macedonian Sessions recorded with the Macedonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, marks the British/French cellist's return to the platform after a debilitating shoulder injury brought her career to a halt for over 5 years. 
  Corinne has performed throughout Europe and beyond. She was chosen by Rostropovich to perform at his festival in Evian, and subsequently invited to the Verbier Academy in Switzerland.  She has made several recordings for the BBC, France Musique, Bayerischer Rundfunk and ORF.  Corinne, a student of Raphael Sommer, obtained an ARCM with honours (Royal College of Music, London) before continuing at the prestigious Conservatoire in Paris where she graduated in both cello and chamber-music.
  Corinne’s story has inspired many in the music industry and beyond.  She has given several interviews for publications including International Arts Manager, Classical Music Magazine, Gramophone and Australia’s Limelight Magazine.  Most recently Corinne has been featured on BBC Radio 3's In Tune programme and she gave a highly successful recital at St Martin-in-the-Fields.

  The Melicus Duo was formed in 2011 by soprano Marie Vassiliou and pianist Nico de Villiers.  The two artists, who share a wealth of international performing experience, are dedicated to performing repertoire from the standard classical canon as well as neglected and undiscovered composers.
  Their most recent recording of the songs of Dutch-born American composer Richard Hageman will be released on the Toccata Classics label in 2015.  Their repertoire also includes contemporary works by, amongst others, Henri Dutillieux and Michael Tippett.  Marie and Nico have taken part in various festivals and led workshops and classes in concert repertoire and performance across the UK and abroad.

Ticketholders are invited to enjoy the Club's exclusive bar and lounge before and after the performance.

TICKETS:
£22 at the door (or £20 in advance) including a welcome drink

SERIES MULTI-BUY DEALS: (online bookings at least 3 days in advance only)
Any 2 concerts in the series £37 (incl. welcome drink)
Complete series of 3 concerts £51 (incl. welcome drink)

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STEINBERG DUO - Brahms and the Schumanns

Friday 21 November 2014
6.30pm  Doors & bar
7.30pm  Concert

Part of the Steinberg Duo recital series

STEINBERG DUO
LOUISA STONEHILL violin
NICHOLAS BURNS piano

BRAHMS & THE SCHUMANNS

Brahms  Sonata No.2 in A major, Op.100
Clara Schumann  Three Romances, Op.22
Brahms  Scherzo in C minor 'FAE'
Schumann  Sonata No.2 in D minor, Op.121

Celebrating the friendship between Robert and Clara Schumann and Brahms through some of their greatest chamber works.

Recently described by The Sunday Telegraph as having both "warm musicality" and "virtuosity", and by Gramophone magazine as "passionately committed advocates", the Steinberg Duo have a growing list of CD releases garnering praise and they have performed in Canada, Spain, Germany and throughout the UK.  Nicholas and Louisa are passionate about presenting the violin and piano repertoire as an equal partnership.  Each recital in the 1901 Arts Club series revolves around a theme, giving a context through which to listen to repertoire both familiar and new.

The Club's exclusive bar and lounge are open for the enjoyment of ticketholders an hour before the performance. The performers also invite you to join them there after the performance.

Tickets:  £20 / £16 concessions
   Ticket deal #1: Buy a ticket for all three recitals in the 2014-15 Steinberg Duo series for £40 (a saving of £20 per person)
   Ticket deal #2: Buy a ticket for any two recitals in the 2014-15 Steinberg Duo series for £30 (a saving £10 per person) 

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DANIEL DE BORAH piano

Monday 24 November 2014
6.30pm  Doors & Bar
7.00pm  Concert

Part of the Hattori Foundation Rush-Hour Recital Series

DANIEL DE BORAH piano (senior award winner 2005)

Schubert  4 Impromptus D.935
Prokofiev  Sonata No.7 in B flat major, Op.83

Daniel de Borah was a major prize winner at the 2004 Sydney International Piano Competition and has since appeared as soloist with the English Chamber Orchestra, the London Mozart Players, and with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Barbican and Cadogan Halls, London. He has given recitals on four continents and has partnered many leading soloists and ensembles at major venues and festivals including London’s Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre, Musica Viva’s Huntington Estate Music Festival and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music.

Born in Melbourne in 1981, Daniel studied at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, the St. Petersburg State Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Music, London.

Tickets include a pre-concert drink and an invitation to join the performers in the Club's exclusive bar and lounge after the performance for light refreshments.

All Tickets: £15 including a pre-concert drink

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THE BELLE ÉPOQUE: European Chamber Music

Wednesday 26 November 2014
6.30pm  Doors & Bar
7.30pm  Concert

CORINNE MORRIS cello
FENELLA HUMPHREYS violin
VIV McLEAN piano

Belle Époque, l’Invitation au Voyage…
Discover the music of the Belle Époque era on a journey that will lead you from famous works and composers such as Debussy and Saint-Saëns to the hidden gems of songwriters Hahn, Chaminade, Duparc and many more…  This series of three concerts is curated by the British/French cellist Corinne Morris.

Recitals in the series:
12 Nov: The Belle Époque: Masterworks for Cello & Piano
19 Nov: The Belle Époque: Exploring Salon Music & Poetry
26 Nov: The Belle Époque: European Chamber Music

The Belle Époque: European Chamber Music
César Franck was a great protagonist of the Belle Époque and few will know he was Belgian.  Both the sonata and Chausson's Trio are fine examples of the large-scale works so typical of the Belle Époque.

Franck  cello sonata
Chausson  piano trio

  Described as 'a triumphant assertion' by Classical Music Magazine, Corinne Morris's relaunch album Macedonian Sessions recorded with the Macedonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, marks the British/French cellist's return to the platform after a debilitating shoulder injury brought her career to a halt for over 5 years. 
  Corinne has performed throughout Europe and beyond. She was chosen by Rostropovich to perform at his festival in Evian, and subsequently invited to the Verbier Academy in Switzerland.  She has made several recordings for the BBC, France Musique, Bayerischer Rundfunk and ORF.  Corinne, a student of Raphael Sommer, obtained an ARCM with honours (Royal College of Music, London) before continuing at the prestigious Conservatoire in Paris where she graduated in both cello and chamber-music.
  Corinne’s story has inspired many in the music industry and beyond.  She has given several interviews for publications including International Arts Manager, Classical Music Magazine, Gramophone and Australia’s Limelight Magazine.  Most recently Corinne has been featured on BBC Radio 3's In Tune programme and she gave a highly successful recital at St Martin-in-the-Fields.

First Prize winner at the 2002 Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona, Viv McLean has performed at all the major halls in the UK, as well as in France, Spain, Germany, Scandinavia, Israel, Japan, Australia and the USA.  He has given concerto performances with some of the UK's major orchestras, the Philharmonia, the RPO and the English Chamber Orchestra.  Next season's highlights include performances of the Ravel Concerto in G with the Hallé in April 2015.
  McLean has worked with leading chamber ensembles including the Ysaye String Quartet and collaborated with such artists as Natalie Clein and Daniel Hope.  Viv McLean has recorded regularly for BBC Radio 3 as well as for Classic FM, the WDR, Radio France, the ABC in Australia, Norway's NRK and for the Sky Arts television channel.

Ticketholders are invited to enjoy the Club's exclusive bar and lounge before and after the performance.

TICKETS:
£22 at the door (or £20 in advance) including a welcome drink

SERIES MULTI-BUY DEALS: (online bookings at least 3 days in advance only)
Any 2 concerts in the series £37 (incl. welcome drink)
Complete series of 3 concerts £51 (incl. welcome drink)

Buy tickets(card transaction fee applies)
or CONTACT THE CLUB to reserve your tickets and pay by cheque.

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JOSEPH SHINER clarinet and FREDERICK BROWN piano

Thursday 19 February 2015
6.30pm  Doors & Bar
7.00pm  Concert

Part of the Hattori Foundation Rush-Hour Recital Series

JOSEPH SHINER clarinet (current senior award winner)
FREDERICK BROWN piano

Lutoslawski Dance Preludes
Mendelssohn  Lieder ohne Worte (selection)
Schumann Drei Romanzen op. 94
Fauré Clair de Lune op. 46 no. 2
Debussy Beau Soir

Joseph Shiner is a selected artist for the City Music Foundation and the Making Music Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists.  He is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the Hattori Foundation Senior Award, the Worshipful Company of Musician's Prince's Prize and Maisie Lewis Artist Fund, the Royal Academy of Music's Buffet Crampon Clarinet Prize and Keith Pearson Memorial Prize.  He made his London solo debut at St. Martin-in-the-Fields in November 2013.

Joseph has trained on the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Foyle Future Firsts Scheme, and has performed with BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Orpheus Sinfonia. Joseph plays in a regular duo with Frederick Brown, active in recital around the United Kingdom, and is a member of the wind chamber group 'Magnard Ensemble', which hold a Chamber Music fellowship and the Open Academy/Wigmore Hall ensemble fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music for the 2014-15 season. He is also highly active in contemporary music, commissioning new works from composers such as Misha Mullov-Abbado, Kate Whitley and Ian Morgan-Williams.

Frederick Brown recently graduated with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music in London, winning prizes for song accompaniment as well as holding the Henry Dixon and Pitt-Rivers Awards. Previously, he read music at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, where he was also organ scholar, and graduated in July 2011 with a first-class degree and the Peter le Huray prize for academic achievement. He will return to the Royal Academy of Music from September to take up a junior fellowship with the opera department.

Frederick performs widely as a chamber musician and accompanist. Over the past year he has appeared at venues including St John’s Smith Square, St Martin in the Fields, the Wigmore Hall, The Fondazione Cini in Venice and the St Endellion Summer Festival. He is a keen exponent of new music, having given premieres of works by Josephine Stevenson, Thomas Wraith and Kate Whitley, Sally Beamish, Benjamin Cox, Christopher Fox and Nigel Hess.He has appeared as an accompanist in masterclasses with Olaf Bar Helmut Deutsch, Dennis O Neil, Simon Keenlyside and the late Sir John Shirley Quirk.

Tickets include a pre-concert drink and an invitation to join the performers in the Club's exclusive bar and lounge after the performance for light refreshments.

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STEINBERG DUO - The Young Richard Strauss

Friday 20 February 2015
6.30pm  Doors & bar
7.30pm  Concert

Part of the Steinberg Duo recital series

STEINBERG DUO
LOUISA STONEHILL violin
NICHOLAS BURNS piano

THE YOUNG RICHARD STRAUSS

Mozart Sonata in E-flat major, K.481
Beethoven Sonata in C minor, Op.30 No.2
Strauss Sonata in E-flat major, Op.18

The young Strauss was raised on a musical diet of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart & Schubert. This programme highlights these influences in Strauss’s monumental Violin Sonata, written when he was just 26. 

Recently described by The Sunday Telegraph as having both "warm musicality" and "virtuosity", and by Gramophone magazine as "passionately committed advocates", the Steinberg Duo have a growing list of CD releases garnering praise and they have performed in Canada, Spain, Germany and throughout the UK.  Nicholas and Louisa are passionate about presenting the violin and piano repertoire as an equal partnership.  Each recital in the 1901 Arts Club series revolves around a theme, giving a context through which to listen to repertoire both familiar and new.

The Club's exclusive bar and lounge are open for the enjoyment of ticketholders an hour before the performance. The performers also invite you to join them there after the performance.

Tickets:  £20 / £16 concessions
   Ticket deal #1: Buy a ticket for all three recitals in the 2014-15 Steinberg Duo series for £40 (a saving of £20 per person)
   Ticket deal #2: Buy a ticket for any two recitals in the 2014-15 Steinberg Duo series for £30 (a saving £10 per person) 

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PIATTI QUARTET

Thursday 19 March 2015
6.30pm  Doors & Bar
7.00pm  Concert

Part of the Hattori Foundation Rush-Hour Recital Series

PIATTI QUARTET (senior award winners 2011 and 2012)
Nathaniel Anderson-Frank violin
Michael Trainor violin
David Wigram viola
Jessie Ann Richardson cello

Bartok  String Quartet No.5
Haydn  String Quartet in B minor, Op.33 No.1

The Piattis are amongst the UK’s foremost young string quartets, with a host of awards and a critically-acclaimed recording to their name. They have performed in all the major venues around the country including a live BBC Radio 3 broadcast from the Wigmore Hall; the Quartet has also appeared in Australia, Spain, Austria, Ireland, France, Switzerland and Holland.

The Piatti are winners of the St Martin in the Fields Competition, a Martin Musical Fund/Philharmonia Scholarship, multiple Hattori Foundation awards, and the St.Peter’s Prize. The Quartet spent two years as Leverhulme Fellows at the Royal Academy of Music and have received both Tunnel Trust and Countess of Munster awards. Park Lane Group have also supported the group extensively, with a concert tour and a recording on their Classical Label. Other recordings have been released on the Linn Records and Champs Hill labels including a CD of three Mozart piano concerti in their rarely heard chamber versions with Austrian pianist Gottlieb Wallisch.

The Piatti Quartet has been actively engaged in expanding the repertoire with newly-commissioned works from British composers such as Joseph Phibbs, Richard Birchall and Jacques Cohen to be premiered next season. Other forthcoming plans include a residency at the Rye Festival, tours of Scotland and Ireland and new recording projects. They have been fortunate to study at the Reina Sofia Institute in Madrid with Günter Pichler and have also worked with members of the Chilingirian, Doric and Hagen Quartets.

The Quartet takes its name from the great 19th-century cellist Alfredo Piatti, who was a leading professor at the the Royal Academy of Music.

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ROSE HSIEN violin

Thursday 23 April 2015
6.30pm  Doors & Bar
7.00pm  Concert

Part of the Hattori Foundation Rush-Hour Recital Series

ROSE HSIEN violin (current senior award winner)
TBC piano

Ysaÿe Sonata No. 4 in E minor, Op. 27
Selected Schubert and Beethoven sonatas

Born in Taiwan, Rose Hsien began violin at eight.  In 2007, at the age of 14, she was admitted to Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music of National University of Singapore, being one of the youngest students in the conservatory, with full scholarship where she studied with Prof. Qian Zhou.  In 2013, She received her Masters Degree from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.  Currently, she is pursuing an Artist Diploma, studying with Prof. David Takeno.

As a soloist, she has performed with a range of orchestras including Voices of Spring Symphony, the National Hsinchu University of Education of Arts Symphony Orchestra, the Russian Symphony Orchestra and the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra, the Guildhall Chamber Orchestra and Guildhall Symphony Orchestra. In 2011, she was selected to represent the Conservatory in a concert in Carnegie Hall. In London, she has played in the Barbican Hall, Purcell Room and the Wigmore Hall. This year she has given a European tour after being selected for “TIHMS New Masters on Tour”, which includes a debut in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.

Successes in international competitions include the 6th Asian Youth Music Competition, the Canetti International Violin Competition in Turkey, Finalist in the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, a Bronze medal in the 6th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, First Grand Prize in the the Annual Conservatory Concerto Competition in Singapore, the Grand Prix of the International Music Festival’s Competition in Rhodes, Greece, the Max and Peggy Morgan Prize, also first prize in the International Debussy-competition at the University Mozarteum.

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MEI YI FOO piano

Thursday 14 May 2015
6.30pm  Doors & Bar
7.00pm  Concert

Part of the Hattori Foundation Rush-Hour Recital Series

MEI YI FOO piano (senior award winner 2001)

Bach  Partita No.5 in G
Bach Busoni  Chorale Prelude BWV 599
Jukka Tiensuu  Fantango
Debussy  3 Preludes
Ravel  La Valse (piano solo transcription)

Winner of the BBC Best Newcomer of the Year award, Mei Yi Foo dazzled critics and audiences with her ‘liberating’ and ‘virtuoso display’ (The Times) at the prestigious BBC Music Magazine Awards 2013.  Her ‘distinct character as a player’ (The Independent) continues to captivate audiences across the world; appearing with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, London Chamber Orchestra and the Malaysian Philharmonic among others.

Mei Yi’s new award-winning album “Musical Toys” was featured in The Times, The Examiner, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, Lebrecht’s CD of the Week and garnered 5* reviews from the BBC Music Magazine and Germany's Klassik.

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STEINBERG DUO - When Ireland met Elgar

Friday 15 May 2015
6.30pm  Doors & bar
7.30pm  Concert

Part of the Steinberg Duo recital series

STEINBERG DUO
LOUISA STONEHILL violin
NICHOLAS BURNS piano

WHEN IRELAND MET ELGAR

Ireland  Sonata No.1 in D minor
Elgar  Romance, Op.1
Elgar  3 Pieces, Op.4
Elgar  La Capricieuse, Op.17
Ireland  Sonata No.2 in A minor

John Ireland once remarked that two hours spent with Elgar was 'the finest lesson I ever had'.  Here we present the music that made him famous along with a few exquisite miniatures by Elgar. 

Recently described by The Sunday Telegraph as having both "warm musicality" and "virtuosity", and by Gramophone magazine as "passionately committed advocates", the Steinberg Duo have a growing list of CD releases garnering praise and they have performed in Canada, Spain, Germany and throughout the UK.  Nicholas and Louisa are passionate about presenting the violin and piano repertoire as an equal partnership.  Each recital in the 1901 Arts Club series revolves around a theme, giving a context through which to listen to repertoire both familiar and new.

The Club's exclusive bar and lounge are open for the enjoyment of ticketholders an hour before the performance. The performers also invite you to join them there after the performance.

Tickets:  £20 / £16 concessions
   Ticket deal #1: Buy a ticket for all three recitals in the 2014-15 Steinberg Duo series for £40 (a saving of £20 per person)
   Ticket deal #2: Buy a ticket for any two recitals in the 2014-15 Steinberg Duo series for £30 (a saving £10 per person) 

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