Programme to include:-
Honegger: Sonatine for Violin and Cello
Kodály: Duo for Violin and Cello
J S Bach: Arrangements of Chorale 305 and
Inventions 4, 12 and 13
Laura van der Heijden has emerged as one of the leading cellists of her generation. Recently signed to Chandos Records, her first album “Pohádka” was
released in 2022 to critical acclaim. Highlights of the coming season include touring with the Brno Philharmonic, BBC Symphony at the Barbican, Scottish
Chamber Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, BBC Scottish Symphony and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. In 2023, she is also Artist in Focus at King’s Place,
London. She also gives solo and chamber recitals at Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall, Cheltenham Music Festival and at the Bad Kissingen Festival.
British-German violinist Max Baillie has performed deep in the Sahara Desert with Malian nomads, has led Bjork’s band in the Royal Albert Hall, and played with
Bobby McFerrin at Carnegie Hall. He is founding member of Lodestar Trio with its unique Scandinavian folk versions of Bach and other Baroque music, and
also of ZRI— a quintet inspired by the Viennese Red Hedgehog Tavern where Brahms and Schubert heard the Gypsies play. A graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin
School, Max was mentored by the legendary violinist Ivry Gitlis. He plays the mandolin, and graduated from Christ’s College, Cambridge, with a first class degree in Political Philosophy
Belfast-born baritone Malachy Frame was Northern Ireland Opera's 'Voice of 2016,' having won the competition at the company's annual Festival of Voice
in August. Since then, operatic roles have ranged from Figaro in Mozart’s ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ to March Hare/White Knight in Todd’s ‘Alice’s Adventures in
Wonderland’. Malachy made his Wigmore Hall debut
singing Bach with the Gabrieli Consort.
Frederick Brown was born and brought up in Truro. As a Truro Cathedral chorister he attended Polwhele House School, followed by Truro School before moving
on to Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Music where he studied piano accompaniment under Michael Dussek. Frederick joined the staff of Welsh National Opera as a conductor and pianist in 2018, having previously held a post as répétiteur at the Hamburg State Opera.
Malachy and Frederick met at the Royal Academy of Music and have given a number of recitals in London. They are excited to be performing Winterreise together in Truro.
O Duo, percussion duo
(Owen Gunnell & Toby Kearney)
Programme to include arrangements of:-
Chopin: Revolutionary Étude
Maxwell-Davies: Farewell to Stromness
Steve Reich: Clapping Music
O Duo was formed in 2000 by Owen Gunnell and Oliver Cox who were both scholars at the Royal College of Music. In the summer of 2018 Toby Kearney joined O Duo. Alongside international performances, O Duo has won a Special Commissioning Award from the BorlettiBuitoni Trust and been appointed Artistic Directors of the Children’s Classic Concerts series in Scotland.
O Duo has performed across the world. Highlights include appearing at the BBC Proms, at the Last Night of the Proms in Hyde Park, recitals at the Wigmore Hall,
Cheltenham and City of London Festivals. O Duo gave the premiere of Stephen McNeff’s Concert O-Duo at the Barbican as part of BBC Symphony Orchestra’s
80th birthday concert.
‘brimming with style and panache’ (Daily Telegraph)
Leon McCawley, Piano