Sunday, 4 November 2018

4pm Saturday 17th November 2018   St. John’s Hall, Penzance
The Doric String Quartet
Haydn Quartet op. 33 no.5    Bartok Quartet no. 5   Schubert Quartet in G major
‘a true togetherness…. One marvellous utterance followed by another.’
The Sunday Times  (March 2018)

‘Subtle yet responsive readings of Haydn, Bartók and Schubert show why
this ensemble has been so durable’  The Financial Times
The Doric String Quartet is now firmly established as the leading British string quartet of its generation, receiving enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the globe.  Their last visit to Penzance left the audience blown away by the intensity, consistency and sheer panache of their performance.
Ten years ago, the Doric Quartet was an excellent young competition-winning quartet, but now the musicians have become seasoned professionals in the prime of their careers, greatly admired by musicians and audiences alike and with a list of concert engagements that reads like a world travel guide.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Saturday 13th October 7pm
St. Mary’s Church, Pz. TR18 4AQ

Michael Collins clarinet
Vanessa Latarche piano

Music for clarinet and piano by Weber, Brahms, Debussy,
Saint-Saens and Poulenc.

One of the most distinguished musicians of his generation, Michael Collins MBE is a soloist, chamber musician and in recent years a highly regarded conductor.  His pure tone and refined, flexible musicianship have earned him many fans, copious awards and accolades, and a massive professional reputation.
‘Collins's breath control and easy virtuosity … had to be heard to be believed. An exhilarating hour of music-making.’ The Sunday Times
 ‘Brilliant playing in every sense’ Classic FM
Vanessa Latarche’s concert career has taken her to Europe, the USA and the Far East, as well as many festivals within the UK.  She is Head of Keyboard at the Royal College of Music and a renowned pedagogue with many international piano competition prize-winners amongst her students.