Lichfield Festival Chamber Music Weekend
A new annual Festival weekend celebrating the joy of music, featuring established artists and rising stars from the world of classical music. Our 2021 artists include the Brodsky Quartet, pianist Clare Hammond, guitarist Craig Ogden, soprano Galina Averina, and the Pelleas Ensemble (with harpist Oliver Wass), performing works by Bach, Schubert, Schumann, Beethoven, Ravel and Rachmaninov.
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A stunning and sensitive new transcription of Bach’s much-loved Goldberg Variations, for star guitarist, Craig Ogden, David Juritz (violin/arranger) and Tim Hugh (cello).
Soprano Galina Averina sings Schumann’s song cycle ‘Frauenliebe und -leben’ plus songs by Prokofiev and Rachmaninov, with Caroline Dowdle (piano).
A pianist of “amazing power and panache”, Clare Hammond plays a programme including Brahms’ 6 Piano Pieces, Op. 118, Piazzolla’s Suite from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and Szymanowski’s Variations on a Polish Theme.
A dynamic young cellist who plays with “full-blooded commitment” and “delicious dancing grace”, Leo Popplewell appears for a Young Artist recital with pianist Antonina Suhanova, thanks to the support of the Countess of Munster Trust Recital Scheme. His programmes features music by Beethoven and Rachmaninov.
The Pelléas Ensemble was formed at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2011. Playing with “verve and polish” (The Times), they won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Henderson Chamber Ensemble Award in 2018, and the 2017 Elias Fawcett Award for Outstanding Chamber Ensemble at the Royal Overseas League competition. Their programme features French music (Ravel, Ibert, Debussy), plus works by Prokofiev, Piazzolla and Rodney Bennett.