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Experience the Winds of Virtuosity with Atéa Quintet at Nadsa Concerts

Join us for an enchanting evening of wind music as Nadsa Concerts proudly presents the Atéa Quintet, one of the UK's premier wind ensembles. Immerse yourself in a diverse programme that spans the globe and the centuries, from the sultry haze of an American summer to the vibrant rhythms of Africa. This concert promises to be a showcase of not only technical brilliance but also the rich emotional landscapes that wind music can evoke.

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What to Expect

Prepare to be whisked away on a sonic adventure that celebrates the beauty, diversity, and expressive power of wind instruments. The Atéa Quintet, known for their dynamic performances and exquisite musicality, will bring each piece to life, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all who attend.

Whether you're a classical aficionado or new to the world of wind quintets, this concert is not to be missed.

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Eliza is The Fairest Queen
Popular songs from the time of good Queen Bess, alongside Tudor-tinted arrangements of hits from the 70-year reign of our late Queen Elizabeth, including:
Thomas Morley Now is the Month of Maying
John Dowland Come Away, Come Sweet Love
The Beatles Blackbird; Her Majesty
Irving Berlin Cheek to Cheek
Walter Kent The White Cliffs of Dover

Immerse yourself for the harmonies of 'Fair Oriana' as they take to the stage for the final concert of the nadsa concert series. Celebrated for their “pure vocal beauty” by Classic FM, the talented soprano duo – Angela Hicks and Penelope Appleyard – are recognised for their unique blend of voices and nuanced performances. Tracing their roots back to the historical ensemble 'Dowland Works' led by Dame Emma Kirkby, they have cultivated a distinctive style, intertwining historical repertoire with a hint of theatre.

Formed in 2019, Fair Oriana has quickly made a name for themselves, drawing from an eclectic mix of genres such as folk, jazz, and cross-over, adding depth to their performances. They inject a contemporary twist into their historical music passion, making their concerts an innovative blend of past and present.

Their debut album, 'Two Voices,' released in 2021, was featured on Spotify's New Classical Releases playlists, while their sublime interpretation of Handel's 'Eternal Source of Light Divine' found a spot in Classic FM's 'Hall of Fame'. They frequently commission new pieces to refresh their repertoire, the most recent being a piece by Louise Duggan, setting an Elizabeth I speech to music.

For their nadsa concert, they bring to you 'Eliza is The Fairest Queen', a harmonious tapestry of popular songs from the reign of good Queen Bess, followed by Tudor-tinted arrangements of hits from the 70-year reign of our late Queen Elizabeth. Delight in the melodies of Thomas Morley's 'Now is the Month of Maying' and John Dowland's 'Come Away, Come Sweet Love'. Adding a contemporary twist, they also pay homage to The Beatles with 'Blackbird' and 'Her Majesty', Irving Berlin's 'Cheek to Cheek', and Walter Kent's 'The White Cliffs of Dover'.

Fair Oriana has enthralled audiences in concert series across the UK and abroad, including the Three Choirs Festival, the Ryedale Festival, Sherborne Abbey Festival, Amia Alsace, and many others. Their ability to flexibly construct performances that bring together solos, duets, instrumental music, and spoken word make them a versatile act you won't want to miss.

Join us for this captivating performance, sponsored by Sue and Jeff Collman, as Fair Oriana enchants with their distinctive blend of Elizabethan and cross-over repertoire.

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Haydn String Quartet in B Flat Major, Op 50 No 1
Alban Berg String Quartet, Op 3
Beethoven String Quartet No 15 in A minor, Op 132

The Barbican Quartet unfolds a Viennese program, harmoniously melding the classical compositions of Haydn and Beethoven with the early modernism of Alban Berg. Comprising Amarins Wierdsma and Kate Maloney on violins, Christoph Slenczka on viola, and Yoanna Prodanova on cello, the quartet fuses four international musicians' unique personas into one cohesive voice.

With their intimate performances and virtuosic ensemble playing, the Barbican Quartet has enchanted audiences worldwide, carving out a distinctive space for themselves in the chamber music scene. Their 2022 journey was marked with a remarkable milestone as they welcomed second violinist, Kate Maloney, an addition that birthed a luscious quality of sound, well acknowledged by their mentors, Quatuor Ébène and Günter Pichler.

In their quest to continue the tradition of string quartet playing and the spirit of collective exploration, the Barbican Quartet reached new heights in the 71st ARD International String Quartet Competition. They bagged not just the first prize, but also a constellation of special awards for their spellbinding interpretation of the work commissioned by Dobrinka Tabakova.

The quartet's name – Barbican – echoes their foundational ethos, symbolizing a defensive wall surrounding a city or castle. It reflects their commitment to uphold and enrich the heritage of string quartet music. Their journey commenced in 2015 at the Barbican Center in London, marking a deep-rooted bond with the city. The founding members – Amarins, Christoph, and Yoanna – met at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Initially, their collaboration was driven by the sheer pleasure of making music together; however, their camaraderie soon transformed into a more serious endeavour.

Today, this international quartet – boasting four nationalities and the ability to converse in seven languages – divides its time between London and Munich. They are nurtured under the guidance of eminent mentors such as Günter Pichler, the Quatuor Ébène, the Belcea Quartet, Alasdair Tait, Andras Keller, and David Waterman.

Their musical prowess has earned them coveted accolades, including the first prize at the 2019 Joseph Joachim International Chamber Music Competition and the 2018 St Martin in the Fields Chamber Music Competition. They were distinguished as the St John Smith Square Young Artists in 2020 and were Park Lane Group artists in 2016.

Having graced platforms like the Peasmarsh Festival, Vibre! Quatuors à Bordeaux, Zeister Muziekdagen, Montreal Chamber Music Festival, IMS Prussia Cove, and Aldeburgh, the Barbican Quartet's performances have been broadcast on channels such as BR Klassik Radio, NPO Radio 4, and BBC Radio 3.

In a time of escalating divisions, the Barbican Quartet embodies the harmonious interplay of diverse elements, celebrating individual differences and crafting beauty out of unity. Join us as we embark on a musical journey with them.

This concert is kindly sponsored by The C & M Pike Trust.

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Beethoven Five Variations on the theme ‘Rule Britannia’
Beethoven Piano Sonata in D Major, Op 10 No 3
Debussy 3 Preludes from Book 1
Granados Spanish Dances: Galante, Oriental, Andaluza
R Schumann Kreisleriana, Op 16

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Join us for an afternoon of music with the internationally celebrated pianist, Marco Fatichenti. Marco has captivated audiences in the highly regarded concert halls of Europe and the United States with his performances testament to his mastery of the piano.

Renowned for his exceptional musical insight and expressive interpretations, Marco is hailed as "none other than Chopin incarnate" by Hilary Finch of The Times. His unique and refreshing perspective on Brahms, lauded by the International Record Review, gives a glimpse of a southern European take on the German Romantic tradition. Marco's knack for ‘’balancing Romantic turbulence with Classical order’’ has been recognised and celebrated by International Piano.

His academic pedigree is equally impressive, holding a doctorate from King’s College London. His research on early-twentieth-century performance practices, particularly those in Spain during the Civil War, adds to his rich musical insight. Moreover, Marco's dedication to his craft goes beyond his personal performances; he is a passionate educator.

The programme for the afternoon spans a vibrant array of pieces:

Presently based in Tokyo, Marco continues to be an influential figure in the world of music, performing as both a recitalist and a chamber musician. His innovative ‘International Piano Academy by MF’ fosters and prepares the next generation of talented pianists for their exciting journey in the music profession.

This event, kindly sponsored by Austins Department Store. Book your tickets now for an unforgettable experience!

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Beethoven Cello Sonata No 5 in D Major, Op 102 No 2
Tom Vignieri ‘when the dream’
Brahms Cello Sonata No 2 in F Major, Op 99
Piazzolla Le Grand Tango
Mendelssohn Song Without Words

Prepare for an afternoon of breathtaking musical prowess and heartfelt performances as nadsa presents a concert featuring the exceptional talents of cellist Eliana Razzino Yang and pianist Viv McLean.

Born in Philadelphia, Eliana Razzino Yang is a cellist whose musical journey has graced the stages from London to New York, Helsinki to Rome. Eliana's eloquent interpretations of classical works have won her accolades in numerous competitions. A rising star and graduate of The Juilliard School, she has collaborated with distinguished quartets and ensembles. Eliana’s virtuoso performances on her 1810 Joseph Panormo cello, a gracious loan from the Glass family of Philadelphia, have captivated audiences worldwide.

Joining her is the illustrious British pianist, Viv McLean. Described by Le Monde as a musician who possesses "the genius one finds in those who know how to forget themselves", Viv's exceptional talent has led him to renowned concert halls throughout the UK, Europe, Japan, Australia and the USA. First Prize winner at the Maria Canals Piano Competition in Barcelona, his performances with leading orchestras, under the batons of celebrated conductors, have enthralled listeners across the globe. His collaborations with chamber groups and musicians have showcased his profound versatility as a pianist.

Expect to be moved by Beethoven's visionary late Cello Sonata No 5 in D Major, Op 102 No 2, and experience the haunting beauty of Tom Vignieri’s ‘when the dream’. Feel the potent romanticism of Brahms' Cello Sonata No 2 in F Major, Op 99 and the passion of Piazzolla's Le Grand Tango. Finally, be lulled by the soothing melody of Mendelssohn's Song Without Words.

We invite you to immerse yourself in this musical journey, an exploration of emotions and experiences through the power of classical music.

Kindly sponsored by Michael Brown in memory of his wife,  Anne

Smetana String Quartet No 2 in D Minor
Dvorak String Quartet in E flat Major, Op 51 ‘Slavonic’
Janacek String Quartet No 2 ‘Intimate Letters’

Unveiling an exquisite panorama of Czech musical heritage, the world-renowned Wihan String Quartet promises an enchanting evening for all music aficionados. The ensemble's eminent reputation as purveyors of their native music and their stellar interpretation of classical, romantic, and modern string quartet masterpieces are legendary.

Consisting of virtuosos Leoš Čepický and Jan Schulmeister on violins, Jakub Čepický on viola, and Michal Kanka on cello, the Wihan Quartet has been extolled by the International Record Review as “one of the best quartets in the world today." Celebrating their musical journey of over three decades, the quartet has ceaselessly captivated audiences globally with their performances.

Prestigious accolades have hailed the quartet's recordings. Their renditions of Dvorak Op.34/Op.105 have been recognised as a 'Recording of the Year' by MusicWeb International. BBC Music Magazine extolled their Dvorak Op.61 recording as 'the finest recorded performance encountered to date.' Further acclaim graced their Schubert G Major performance, receiving an 'Outstanding' from International Record Review.

During the 2012/13 season, the quartet achieved the esteemed position of Czech Chamber Music Society Resident Ensemble at the Rudolfinum Dvorak Hall, Prague. Unforgettable were their concerts, the first-ever cycle of Beethoven Quartets in Prague, and the encore in London.

The Wihan Quartet has won numerous International Competitions, including The Prague Spring Festival and the Osaka 'Chamber Festa'. The highlight of their illustrious career is winning both the First Prize and the Audience Prize in the London International String Quartet Competition in 1991.

For the concert in Newton Abbot, the quartet will thrill you with their performances of Smetana’s String Quartet No 2 in D Minor, Dvorak’s String Quartet in E flat Major, Op 51 'Slavonic', and Janacek’s String Quartet No 2 'Intimate Letters'.

Their work has been much more than winning laurels. As the 'Richard Carne Quartet in Residence' at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, they inspire young minds through concerts and masterclasses, sharing the tradition and love for classical music.

Join us for this afternoon with the Wihan String Quartet, one of the finest string quartets of our era, proudly sponsored by Rathbone Investment Management

Scarlatti Piano Sonata in A major, K 208
Mozart Piano Sonata No 8 in A minor, K 310
Enescu Suite No 2 for Piano, Op 10
Chopin Barcarolle in F sharp Op 60
Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte
Rachmaninov Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op 42
Chopin Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante

Experience the captivating artistry of Romanian virtuoso George Todica, whose mesmerising touch on the piano keys has earned him international acclaim and a dedicated following. Known for his passionate interpretations and expressive performances, Todica has graced some of the most prestigious stages around the world, from the iconic Wigmore Hall in London to the splendid Mozarteum Concert Hall in Salzburg.

Born in the land of George Enescu, Todica's journey to classical music excellence began in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, culminating in an Artist Diploma from the Royal College of Music in 2019. His devotion to his craft led to a well-deserved debut at the Wigmore Hall as a Tillett Trust Young Artist in 2018.

Todica's mastery has been acknowledged with first prizes at the illustrious Norah Sande Award in England and the Moray Piano Competition in Scotland, among other international accolades. His performance shone brightly at the International Piano Campus Competition in France and the International Piano Competition in Istanbul, earning him coveted prizes.

For the upcoming Nadsa concert, George Todica has prepared a programme that is as diverse as it is compelling. It ranges from the meditative lyricism of Scarlatti's Piano Sonata in A major to the profound depths of Rachmaninov's Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op 42. Immerse yourself in the elegant simplicity of Mozart's Piano Sonata No 8 in A minor, and let your heart be moved by the melodious tribute of Ravel's Pavane pour une infante défunte. Romanian and French influences echo through Enescu's Suite No 2 for Piano, and the concert comes to a sparkling finale with Chopin's expansive Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante.

We are excited to welcome you to this extraordinary piano concert, which promises a journey through the realms of classical piano at its finest. Proudly sponsored by the John Turpin Bequest.

In a change from the previously advertised pianist and programme, we welcome Daniele Rinaldo


Daniele Rinaldo Piano Concert Programme

Leoš Janáček In the mists
- Andante
- Molto Adagio
- Andantino
- Presto
Claude Debussy Images, Book 1
- Reflets dans l’eau
- Hommage à Rameau
- Mouvement

Franz Liszt Miserere, from Giuseppe Verdi’s “Il Trovatore”

Intermission

Claude Debussy From the Douze Études
- Pour les agréments
- Pour les tierces

Robert Schumann Kreisleriana, op.16
- Äußerst bewegt
- Sehr innig and nichts zu rasch – Intermezzo I – Intermezzo II
- Sehr aufgeregt
- Sehr langsam
- Sehr lebhaft
- Sehr langsam
- Sehr rasch
- Schnell und spielend

Hailed as “a pianist of extraordinary dramatic flair” (The New York Times), “a memorable artist… of remarkable maturity and imagination” (El Paìs), the Italian pianist Daniele Rinaldo has already performed as a soloist in major venues and festivals all over the world, such as “Rising Stars” in Alice Tully Hall and Chelsea Music Festival in New York, Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Festival in the USA, Wigmore Hall, St-Martin-in-the-Fields and Barbican in London, Tonhalle in Zurich, Verbier Festival, Konzerthaus in Berlin and in the main halls of Paris, Basel, Tokyo, Geneva and Rome, as well as touring Europe, Japan, China and South America extensively.

He performed as a soloist with orchestras such as Sinfonieorchester Basel, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, Orchestra Nazionale della RAI, Real Filarmonica de Galicia, Orquesta Nacional de España, Orquesta Nacional de l’Ecuador and Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice under the baton of conductors such as Kurt Masur, Ken-David Masur, Lahav Shani, Howard Shelley, Juanjo Mena, Kazuki Yamada. He was a prizewinner in international competitions such as Paloma O'Shea in Santander, Cleveland, Barcelona, Cagliari and others, and was the recipient of the prestigious Tunnell Trust and Kirckman Prizes in London. Very active also as a chamber musician, he performs regularly with ensembles such as the Hagen, Arditti and Casals String Quartets, as well as many prominent instrumentalists. He recorded for Velut Luna, Guild, Heritage and RAI, and his upcoming release as a soloist includes the complete Debussy Études together with works by Kurtág, Scriabin, Nono and Adès.

He received his musical education at the Royal Academy of Music in London, at the Accademia Nazionale Santa Cecilia in Rome, at the Musik-Akademie in Basel where he obtained the Soloist Diploma, and earlier at the Padua and the New England Conservatories. A pivotal figure in his artistic development through the last years has been Maria João Pires, who still mentors him and frequently shares the concert stage with him. In addition to his musical career, he holds degrees in mathematics and economics from the University of Padua, as well as a doctorate from IHEID in Geneva. After a period at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Cambridge, he is currently based at the University of Exeter, working at the nexus of environmental, development, and mathematical economics.

Daniele Rinaldo nadsa Artists Page

Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor, K478
Bridge Phantasy for Piano Quartet, H 94
Mahler Piano Quartet Movement
Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat, Op 47

The Rossetti Ensemble was created in 2018 from long-standing collaborations between pianist John Lenehan, violinist Sara Trickey, violist Sarah-Jane Bradley and cellist Tim Lowe.

In addition to the standard piano quartet repertoire, they are four superb musicians with ‘a simply stunning display of ensemble playing’.

They work with other high-profile instrumentalists, and future projects include an exciting mix of Bach and Piazzolla.

Find out more: Rossetti Ensemble Artist Page

Peter Cigleris & Dina Duisen - Clarinet & Piano Concert Programme includes

Saint-Saëns Clarinet Sonata in E flat, Op 167
Cecile Hartog Chateaux de Espagne No 1 & No 2
Clive Jenkins Five Pieces for Clarinet and Piano
Michele Mangani Clarinet Sonata
Francis Poulenc Clarinet Sonata FP 184

Peter Cigleris has appeared on BBC Radio Three’s ‘In Tune’ programme talking with Sean Rafferty and has also played live for BBC R3.

Performing for music clubs and festivals around the UK, he has worked with Martin Cousins, Mark Bebbington and Julian Lloyd Webber.

Peter is a member of ‘Chamber Music Box’ presenting innovative chamber music programmes in London and surrounding areas.

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