Beverley Chamber Music Festival 2022
Beverley Chamber Music Festival 2022
Three outstanding musicians of their generation form this ensemble: Matthew Featherstone is the principal flute of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales; violist Rosalind Ventris won Yuri Bashmet’s President’s Prize at the 2013 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition and is Director of Perofrmance at Oxford University; and Anneke Hodnett performs with orchestras ranging from the London Symphony Orchestra to the Arctic Philharmonic in Norway.
Winners of the 1st Prize and Audience Prize at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition in 2017, the Maxwell Quartet is now firmly regarded as one of Britain’s finest new generation string quartets, with a strong connection to their folk music heritage.
brilliantly fresh, unexpected and exhilarating
Formed in 2016 by four prizewinning students at the Royal College of Music in London, the Salomé Quartet have gone on to perform at venues ranging from Barbican Centre and Wigmore Hall to Tel Aviv Opera House, and are quickly establishing a reputation as one of UK’s most exciting young string quartets.
Since his success as joint winner of the 1982 International Tchaikovsky Competition, Peter Donohoe has gained international renown as one of the foremost pianists of our time, known for his musicianship, stylistic versatility and commanding technique.
Thoughtful and poignant… Donohoe’s directness brings dignity and power
With an extraordinary career spanning over five decades, Martin Roscoe is unarguably one of the UK’s best loved pianists. Renowned for his versatility at the keyboard, Martin is equally at home in concerto, recital and chamber performances: aving made over 600 broadcasts, including seven BBC Prom appearances, and with a repertoire of over 100 concertos performed or recorded, Martin is one of the most regularly played pianists on BBC Radio 3.
Libby Burgess is well-known on concert stages across Britain, playing in the country’s major halls and festivals, on Radio 3, and on a range of recordings; she collaborates with many of the UK’s finest instrumentalists and singers, and is currently undertaking a nationwide tour of Bach’s ’48’, so far raising £27,000 for musicians’ charities.
Awarded a 2022 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, selected by Gramophone as One to Watch, Winner of First Prize at the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Awards and an Associate Artist of The Mozartists, Alessandro Fisher was also a member of the BBC New Generation Artist Scheme 2018-2020.
Johnny has performed main roles at the Royal Opera House and premiered roles in operas by Philip Glass, Pascal Dusapin, Péter Eötvös and Peter Maxwell Davies; his lifelong love of song is reflected in his winning the Song Prize at the Kathleen Ferrier Competition.
Northern Irish soprano Aoife Miskelly has sung principal roles at Oper Köln, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Hyogo Performing Arts Center Japan and the Royal Opera House Oman: she has premiered works by Gerald Barry, Peter Maxwell Davies, Jonathan Dove and Mark-Anthony Turnage, and is a hugely popular recitalist.
charming, sparkling, and exquisite singing
Mick Doran is Principal Percussionist of the English National Opera Orchestra; he enjoys a busy freelance career with the UK’s premier orchestras, opera and ballet companies, as well as working on many top film scores, West End musicals and playing contemporary music and jazz.
Equally at home on the concert stage as in the pit, conductor and pianist Chris Hopkins is principal conductor of the English Sinfonia, Musical Director of Orchestra of the City, and a frequent conductor at English National Opera. As a pianist, Chris has played for audiences around the world, including concertos by Brahms, Mozart, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Beethoven (complete) Shostakovich and Gershwin.
suave and sensitive
Simon Carrington is the principal timpanist of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he has held since 2002. As a soloist he was awarded the Gold Medal in the Shell/LSO Competition, and has performed Martinu’s Double Concerto for Piano and Timpani with pianist Catherine Edwards and the LPO/Jurowski; he also played marimba in the world premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina’s Canticle of the Sun with Rostropovich.
Rosalind has performed as a recitalist and chamber musician at the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room and Aldeburgh Festival, and frequently performs as part of the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective; she is also Artistic Directors of the Cowbridge Music Festival in Wales and Director of Musical Performance and Performance Studies at the University of Oxford.
Founded at St Endellion, Cornwall, in 2017, the ensemble specialises in the performance on historically appropriate instruments of a wide variety of Baroque music, and has collaborated with David de Winter to create the Schütz programme we hear at the festival.
A finalist in the 2019 Handel Singing Competition, David is known particularly for his interpretation of baroque and renaissance music, but has recently released an album in collaboration with the jazz pianist Jason Rebello and also sings regularly with contemporary music ensemble EXAUDI.
Highly regarded speaker, writer and researcher Lucy Walker was formerly Director of Public Programming and Learning at the Britten-Pears Foundation, and interviews composer David Matthews about his time in Aldeburgh as well as his new work.
With a singular body of work spanning almost 60 years, David Matthews has established an international reputation as one of the leading symphonists of our time, and has written one of the most highly regarded series of string quartets of recent times – of which our new commission is the latest.
Researcher, writer and presenter Katy Hamilton is one of the UK’s most sought-after speakers on music, providing talks for organisations including the Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre, BBC Proms and Oxford Lieder Festival. In addition, she regularly writes programme notes for the Salzburg Festival, Leeds International Piano Competition and the Philharmonia Orchestra, and is a frequent contributor to BBC Radio 3.
Appointed Principal Flute of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in 2012, and in demand as a guest principal across the UK’s orchestras, Matthew is also a committed chamber musician and recitalist, winning the solo Royal Overseas League Wind Prize. His work as a beatboxer, session singer and songwriter make him a versatile musician.