Next concert…

Daniel Lebhardt (piano)                  Saturday 5th June 2021 at 3.00 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.

“Just playing [Liszt Sonata in B minor] commandingly, as Mr. Lebhardt did, is difficult enough. He brought narrative sweep and youthful abandon to the piece, along with power, poetry and formidable technique. ” New York Times

I am delighted to welcome the outstanding young Hungarian pianist, Daniel Lebhardt, to Vinehall. He is a formidable talent, but sadly has been affected by a whole year of performance inactivity, as have so many other musicians. This will be his first performance for a year. In 2014 Daniel won 1st Prize at the Young Concert Artists International auditions in Paris and New York. A year later he was invited to record music by Bartók for Decca and in 2016 won the Most Promising Pianist prize at the Sydney International Competition.

Recent highlights include Daniel’s Hallé Orchestra debut performing Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, a work he also performed with great success at his Barbican and Symphony Hall Birmingham concerto debuts. In recital he had debuts at the Lucerne and Miami International Festivals and in Dublin and Kiev, with further appearances in Oxford and London. As a chamber musician, Daniel regularly collaborates with violinist Benjamin Baker and the Castalian Quartet. You can watch his recent Wigmore Hall recital with Ben – a tremendous performance of the Brahms 1st Sonata and other works; it is free to watch if you go on the Wigmore website and go into archived performances.

As it will be his only performance after such a long time, we have re-structured his programme; I hope you will approve as it contains some of the great compositions for the keyboard, including Beethoven’s own favourite sonata. It’s a wonderful selection!

Programme

Haydn Sonata in E-flat  Hob.XVI:52
Schubert Three Klavierstucke D946, Op.90
Liszt Transcendental Etude No.11 in D flat    (Harmonies du Soir)
Liszt Transcendental Etude No 4 in D minor  (Mazeppa)
Beethoven Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57  ‘Appassionata’

There are some tickets available for either of Daniel’s performances and if you would like to reserve tickets then please email me at geoffreywhitehead@vinehallschool.com  or phone 01580883092

I very much look forward to welcoming you back to Vinehall for these concerts.

Yours sincerely,

Geoffrey Whitehead

 


Vinehall International Classical Concerts   32nd season 2020-2021

 

LONDON BRANDENBURG ENSEMBLE

Sunday 27th June at 7.30 p.m.

Programme

Corelli Concerto Grosso Op.6 no.2 in F
Albinoni Oboe Concerto in d min op.9
Bach Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 BWV 1050
Bach Brandenburg Concerto no.4 BWV 1049
Vivaldi Recorder Concerto ‘La Notte’ RWV 439
Bach Brandenburg Concerto no.2 BWV 1047

The London Brandenburg Ensemble is a newly founded ensemble of period instrument musicians brought together by artistic director Jane Gordon. The ensemble’s players are of outstanding calibre, holding principal positions with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and English Baroque Soloists as well as enjoying flourishing solo and chamber music careers.

This concert will (subject to current plans) be the first one when we are back to ‘old normal’. Tickets will be sent out when we get confirmation that ‘old normal’ is not ‘new normal’. We should be able to enjoy our Pimms once more and picnic in the grounds beforehand.

Please email/phone if you wish to reserve tickets £22 each. (If you have already paid for 4,5 or 6 other separate concerts in this season but would now like to add this one in, then it will only cost you £5 per seat for the upgrade!)


Vinehall International Classical Concerts   33rd  season 2021-2022

 

INGRID FLITER (Piano)

Saturday 2nd October 2021 at 7.30 p.m.

Programme

Beethoven Sonata op.31 n.3 in E flat
Beethoven Sonata op.31 n.2 in D minor
Schumann Symphonic Etudes op. 13

“The marvellous Ingrid Fliter matched that tone with piano playing as sweet as a glass of condensed milk, and the acidic tinge of the slow movement never lost its beauty, matching seriousness with serenity. Her encore gave us as mellifluous a reading of a Chopin Nocturne as you’ll ever hear.” Simon Thompson  Bachtrack

“Fliter brought explosive energy to the keyboard in the [Chopin] concerto, shooting up from the bench at the end of certain phrases. In the relaxed second movement, the violas, cellos, and basses unrolled a warm, enveloping melody with a nostalgic bent. Fliter dusted it with silvery figures, making for a gossamer halo effect, then led a joyous scamper through the high-flying finale. Throughout, Sung shaped the orchestra with subtle elan. As an encore, Fliter had Chopin’s Nocturne No. 8 in D-flat major, to which she carried over much of the concerto’s final breathless energy.”  Boston Globe

 

SACCONI STRING QUARTET    MICHAEL COLLINS (Clarinet)

Sunday 7th November 2021 at 3.00 p.m.

Programme

Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13
Brahms Clarinet Quintet

“Great power and sweetness…intimate closeness.” Spectator

Michael Collins: “Brilliant playing in every sense.” Classic FM

 

HYEYOON PARK (Violin)

BENJAMIN GROSVENOR (Piano)

Sunday 5th December at 3.00 p.m.

Programme

Mozart Sonata no 24 in F Major K 376
Schubert Fantasy for Violin and Piano in C major D. 934
Bartok Rhapsody No 1 for Violin and Piano
Franck Sonata for Violin and Piano

“Technical brilliance and rousing virtuoso fire, charmed by a unique natural sweetness in tone, free from sentimentality… Together with the great young British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, Hyeyoon Park forms a world class duo. This was clear in Szymanowski’s “Myths from 1915” whose richness of colour and refined melodies require not only limitless sensitivity, but also narrative creative power … Then a spirited performance of César Franck’s A major sonata, in which the finale was particularly intoxicating. Two encores, a Hungarian dance which set sparks flying, and Schumann’s evening song: gentle and simple.” Harald Eggebrecht, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, October 2020

 

BENNEWITZ STRING QUARTET and   FINGHIN COLLINS (Piano)

Sunday 6th February 2022 at 3.00 p.m.

Programme

Mozart Piano Concerto in A K.414 (arr: for piano and quartet)
Janáček String Quartet No. 1, “Kreutzer Sonata”
Dvořák Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81

 

ENGLISHCHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Sunday March 13th 2022 at 3.00 p.m.

Director: Stephanie Gonley

Programme

Elgar Serenade for Strings Op 20
Mozart Violin Concerto No 5 in A major K219 ‘Turkish’
Warlock Capriol Suite
Haydn Symphony No 49 in F minor ‘La Passione’

 

HEATH QUARTET and  ALICE NEARY (Cello)

Saturday 7th May 2022 at 7.30 p.m.

Programme

Haydn Quartet Opus 50 No.1 in B flat major
Fanny Mendelssohn Quartet in E flat major
Schubert String Quintet

“The music’s potency and bravura were conveyed with thrilling conviction…” The Guardian

 

LONDON CONCHORD

Saturday 4th June 2022 at 7.30 p.m.

Programme

Hummel Piano Septet no 1 in D minor Op. 74
Beethoven Septet Op 20 in E flat major

“The London Supergroup; playing with wit, panache and discreet sensitivity in performances that are a constant joy.”  Gramophone


Booking for the 33rd Season will start when the booking leaflets are sent out in July. Details of how to book will be provided in advance and those who have paid for concerts which have been postponed from the past season will receive an email informing them of how much credit they have. This can be deducted from the new season’s bookings or returned in the form of a cheque.

For full details/free mailing/tickets phone 01580 883092 . Email: geoffreywhitehead@vinehallschool.com

or write to A.G. Whitehead, Vinehall School, Robertsbridge. East Sussex. TN32 5JL.