International Concert Series

Forthcoming events in Sidney Sussex.

Sidney Sussex will host two recitals this term as part of the College Music Society's International Concert Series.

The first concert will feature eighteen year old French pianist Alexandre Kantorow on Saturday 21st November.  He will be followed on Saturday 28th by 2008 BBC Young Musician Peter Moore.

Tickets are £10 or £3 for students and children.  The concerts will be at 8pm in the College Chapel.

Saturday 21st November: Alexandre Kantorow, piano:

Volodos – Paraphrase sur la marche turque de Mozart 
Liszt-Wagner – Isolde's Liebestod
Agosti-Stravinsky – L'oiseau de feu (Danse infernale, Berceuse and Finale)
Brahms – Intermezzo Op. 117 No. 3 in C sharp minor 
Brahms – Intermezzo Op. 118 No. 6 in E flat minor
Schoenberg – Drei Klavierstücke Op. 11 No. 1
Brahms – Ballade Op. 10 No. 2 in D major
Balakirev – Islamey, Op. 18

Eighteen-year-old French piano virtuoso Alexandre Kantorow brought out his first CD last year to critical acclaim. His second, released in August on the BIS label, was recorded in Finland with the Tapiola Sinfonietta and includes Liszt’s two Piano Concertos and Malédiction. Alexandre’s international concert schedule will take him to Osaka, Japan and Taipei, Taiwan, where he will perform the Liszt Piano Concertos. Slightly closer to home, he will explore more of Liszt’s works whilst touring with the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire and the Orchestre de Douai in Lille.


Saturday 28th November: Peter Moore, trombone, accompanied by Robert Thompson, piano:

Folk Rabe – Basta 
Serocki – Sonatina for trombone and piano (1954) 
Dutilleux – Choral, cadence et fugato 
Wagner/Liszt – Liebestod from Tristan 
Eric Ewazen – Sonata for trombone and piano (1993) 
Duparc – Song - Phidyle 
Brahms – 4 Serious Songs, Op.121
Bozza – Ballade 
Arthur Pryor/Trad – Anne Laurie

In 2008, at the age of 12, Peter Moore became the youngest ever winner of the BBC Young Musician Competition. At the age of 18 he was appointed co-principal trombone of the London Symphony Orchestra and this autumn joins the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Scheme. As a soloist Peter has appeared with the BBC National Orchestra Wales, the Polish Chamber Orchestra at the Rheingau and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festivals, and at the Slide Factory in Rotterdam. In 2010 his recording of the Gregson Concerto with the BBC Concert Orchestra was released by Chandos. He has toured in Australia and New Zealand, and in 2015 took part in the SliderAsia Festival in Hong Kong.

A consummate musician, Robert Thompson is equally at home as soloist and chamber musician. Engagements over the last year have included appearances as soloist at Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, the Leeds and Nottingham International Piano Series, and chamber music performances at Wigmore Hall and The Sage Gateshead. Robert studied at Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music, and completed his Master’s with Peter Frankl at Yale University where he received the Charles S. Miller prize for outstanding work.

This is an archived news story first posted in November, 2015

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