2017 Festival

Saturday 25th November - Friday 1st December

7:00 pm, Saturday 25th November

Haydn, Arensky & Dvořák

Venue: St Michael's Church

Saturday 25th November 2017

7pm, St. Michael’s Church

Haydn Piano Trio No 39 in G, Hob XV:25, ‘Gypsy’
Arensky String Quartet No 2 in A minor Op.35
Dvořák String Sextet in A, Op.48

Evgenia Epshtein, Benjamin Gilmore and Natalie Klouda – violin
Ruth Gibson and Alexandros Koustas – viola
Matthijs Broersma and Ashok Klouda – cello
Irina Botan – piano

9:15 pm, Saturday 25th November


Venue: St Michael's Church

Taylan Arikan – baglama
Srdjan Vukasinovic – accordion
Joined by Vlad Maistorovici – violin

The unique accordion/baglama duo ‘Meduoteran’ perform a number of original compositions which take inspiration from Balkan and Turkish folk music and are joined by violinist Vlad Maistorovici for some works from the classical repertoire such as Bartok’s Romanian Dances

6:30 pm, Sunday 26th November

Fibich, Chopin, Brahms, Dvořák, Mark-Anthony Turnage & Brahms

Venue: St Anne’s Highgate

Fibich String Quartet No 1 in A
Chopin Introduction and Polonaise Brilliante in C for cello and piano Op.3
Brahms Hungarian Dances WoO 1 No 1 and No 7 for piano 4 hands
Dvořák Selection of Slavonic Dances for piano 4 hands
Mark-Anthony Turnage ‘Six Pint Sized Pieces’ for violin and piano, UK PREMIÈRE
Brahms Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor, Op.25

Benjamin Gilmore and Vlad Maistorovici – violin
Alexandros Koustas – viola
Rowena Calvert and Ashok Klouda – cello
Irina Botan and Diana Ionescu – piano

6:15 pm, Monday 27th November

Dvořák & Bukolika

Venue: St Anne’s Highgate

Ex-Animo Mentorship Scheme Early Evening Concert

Dvořák Piano Trio No 4 in E minor, Op.90
Bukolika Piano Trio

Roma Tic – violin
Joanna Gutowska – cello
Anna Szałucka – piano

Supported by the Ex-Animo Foundation

7:30 pm, Monday 27th November

Bartok, Schumann & Tchaikovsky

Venue: St Anne’s Highgate

Bartok Selection from the 44 Duos for 2 violin SZ. 98 BB 104
Schumann 5 Pieces in Folk Style  for cello and piano, Op.102
Bartok Rhapsody No 1 BB 94a for violin and piano
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50

Barnabas Kelemen and Katalin Kokas – violin
Ashok Klouda – cello
Katya Apekisheva – piano

7:30 pm, Wednesday 29th November

Brahms, Piazzolla & Beethoven

Venue: St Michael's Church

Brahms Hungarian Dances WoO 1, No 5 for clarinet and piano
Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115
Piazzolla Histoire du Tango: Café 1930 and Nightclub 1960
Beethoven String Quartet No 8 in E minor, Op.59 No 2 ‘Razumovsky’

Julian Bliss – clarinet
Barnabas Kelemen and Natalie Klouda – violin
Katalin Kokas – viola
Robert Cohen and Ashok Klouda – cello
Irina Botan – piano

7:00 pm, Friday 1st December

Gala Concert

Venue: St Anne’s Highgate

Glazunov ‘Alla Spagnuola’ and ‘All’ Ungherese’ from 5 Novelettes for String Quartet, Op.15
Shostakovich Piano Trio No 2 in E minor, Op.67
Dvořák’Songs my Mother Taught Me’ from ‘Gypsy Songs’, B.104, Op.55, transcribed for violin and piano by F. Kreisler
Coleridge-Taylor Gypsy Dance for violin and piano, Op. 20 No 3
Brahms String Quintet No 2 in G, Op.111

Natalie Klouda and Francesco Sica – violin
Juan-Miguel Hernandez and Benjamin Roskams – viola
Robert Cohen and Ashok Klouda – cello
Irina Botan – piano