Philip Berg organ
Kathryn Parry violin
Fiona McCapra violin
Adrian Bradbury cello
Philip Berg studied the organ at the Royal College of Music under Richard Popplewell. In addition to a busy teaching career, he has performed as organist at many different venues, including the cathedrals of St Paul’s, Worcester, Inverness, Westminster Abbey, Chartres, and Brandenburg. He has also been heard as accompanist on BBC radio. He has been Master of the Music at The Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy since1995, and has performed the complete works of Bach there, and much else besides. The fine choir of professional men and boys has broadcast on Radio 3, Radio 2, and Classic FM.
Kathryn Parry has a rich and varied career as an orchestral and chamber musician, recitalist and teacher. She studied at Selwyn College, Cambridge and at the Royal Academy of Music. She has played with many of the UK’s leading orchestras, as have the other string players in this small ensemble brought together especially for this concert.
To include organ concerti by John Stanley and Handel, and works by Albinoni, Telemann and Saint-Saëns.
Jaeyoung Kim violin
Young-uk Kim violin
Kyuhyun Kim viola
Wonhae Lee cello
Established at the Korean National University of Arts in 2007, the Novus String Quartet is one of the leading chamber music ensembles in Korea, and first caused a sensation in Europe in 2012 when they earned the Second Prize in the string quartet category at the renowned ARD Music Competition. Two years later the quartet crowned itself with the First Prize at the Salzburg Mozart Competition where Lukas Hagen of the Hagen Quartet was the Jury Chair. Ever since the quartet is filling the international concert halls and inspires audience and critics likewise.
Britten — Three Divertimenti for String Quartet
Janáček — String Quartet no. 1 ''Kreutzer Sonata''
Dvořák — String Quartet no. 12 in F major, Op. 96 ''American”
Already the recipient of several international prizes, Indira Grier has been invited to the Verbier Festival Soloist Academy in 2021 and 2022, has won Making Music’s 2019 ‘Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artist Award’, the 2019 RCM Unaccompanied Bach Prize, the 2018 RCM Concerto Competition performing the Elgar Cello Concerto, and a Gold Medal in the 2019 Vienna International Music Competition.
In recent years she has also won awards from the Hattori Foundation and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and she is very grateful to be supported by Help Musicians UK. Other competition successes include winning prizes at the 2016 Royal Overseas League Competition, the 2014 Tunbridge Wells International Young Artists Competition and the 2012 Bromsgrove International Young Musicians’ Platform. She was awarded the Junior Guilhermina Suggia Gift on two consecutive occasions (2010 & 2012) and she won all available prizes at the Junior Royal Academy of Music, including the 2013 Concerto Competition.
In 2014 Daniel Lebhardt 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 "Geoffrey Tozer Most Promising Pianist" prize at the Sydney International Competition. In 2018 he has been signed for commercial management by Askonas Holt.
March 2020 saw Daniel make his debut with The Hallé, performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 5 – a work he has also performed at the Barbican, London and Symphony Hall, Birmingham. The last two concert seasons have also witnessed recital debuts in Dublin and Kiev, and at the Lucerne International, Tallinn International and Miami International Piano festivals.
Beethoven — Sonata in F major, Op. 5 no.1
Beethoven — Sonata in A major, Op. 69
Brahms — Sonata in E minor, Op. 38
Zoltán Fejérvári has emerged as one of the most intriguing pianists among the newest generation of Hungarian musicians. Winner of the 2017 Concours Musical International de Montréal and recipient of the prestigious Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in 2016, Zoltán Fejérvári has appeared in recitals throughout the Americas and Europe, at prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, Canada’s Place des Arts, Gasteig in Munich, Lingotto in Turin, Palau de Música in Valencia, Biblioteca Nacional de Buenos Aires, and Liszt Academy in Budapest.
He has performed as a soloist with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Hungarian National Orchestra, Verbier Chamber Orchestra, and Concerto Budapest, and he has collaborated with such conductors as Iván Fischer, Gábor Tákács-Nagy, Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi, and Zoltán Kocsis. Fejérvári’s solo recording debut, Janáček, released in January 2019, earned rave reviews as “the most sensitive and deeply probative recording” of that composer’s work (Gramophone).
His latest recording, Schumann, was released for the Atma Classique label in May 2020 and was again praised by Gramophone: “Fejérvári is a deeply communicative artist who combines an imperturbable yet magisterial command of his instrument with impeccable musicality. Those who have yet to hear him are in for a rare treat.”
Bach — Partita in C minor, BWV 826
Schubert — Valses nobles D 969
Ravel — Valses nobles et sentimentales
Chopin — Nocturne Op. 9, No. 1
Chopin — Nocturne Op. 27, No. 2
Schumann — Carnaval, Op. 9
Nicolas Van Kuijk violin
Sylvain Favre-Bulle violin
Emmanuel François viola
Anthony Kondo cello
Kate Lindsey mezzo-soprano
The Van Kuijk Quartet’s international accolades boast First, Best Beethoven, and Best Haydn Prizes at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet competition; First Prize, and an Audience Award at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition; as well as becoming laureates of the Aix-en-Provence Festival Academy. They were BBC New Generation Artists from 2015-17, as well as ECHO Rising Stars for the 2017-18 season.
Mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey is one of the most promising voices of her generation and appears regularly in the world’s most prestigious opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Vienna State Opera, the Salzburg Festival, Glyndebourne Opera Festival, in Aix-en-Provence, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, and the Bavarian State Opera.
Barber — Dover Beach
Ravel — Shéhérazade Song Cycle transcribed for mezzo-soprano & string quartet
Henriëtte Bosmans — String Quartet
Mendelssohn — String Quartet no.2 in A minor, Op. 13
Haslemere, situated in South West Surrey, has long been an important centre for music-making. Its chamber music society, HHH Concerts, presents a season of concerts in St Christopher's Church, Wey Hill, Haslemere, GU27 1DD, a building with wonderful acoustics.
HHH Concerts was founded as the Haslemere, Hindhead and Headley Music Club in January 1934. Concerts at that time took place in members' homes - typically these had large music rooms. Its change of name in 1993 marked a shift in style from an intimate club to a society promoting public concerts. Its aim is for music-lovers to hear outstanding performances locally, and to provide opportunities to young professional musicians.