International Festival of Chamber Music 2012

23-26 February 2012

 


Pre-concert talk

THURSDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2012 AT 7.15PM
Old Staff Common Room, Lanyon Building, QUB

David Byers, composer, writer, and former Chief Executive of the Ulster Orchestra, introduces the Festival theme and tonight’s concert.


appolonApollon Musagète Quartet

THURSDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2012 AT 8.00PM
Great Hall, QUB

Tchaikovsky String Quartet no. 1 in d major, op. 11
Stravinsky Concertino for string quartet
Prokofiev Visions Fugitives, op. 22 (selection)
Shostakovich String Quartet no. 4 in d major, op. 83

“ If Apollo had not played the lyre, but the violin, this is how it would have sounded.”
Süddeutsche Zeitung


QUB_smsaStudent Showcase Recital

FRIDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2012 AT 1.10PM
Harty Room, QUB Music Building

Presented in association with Queen’s University School of Creative Arts, featuring final-year and postgraduate performers.


susan-malcolmSusan Bullock (soprano)
Malcolm Martineau (piano)

FRIDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2012 AT 8.00PM
Great Hall, QUB

Programme to include:
Schumann Songs from Myrthen, op. 25
Widmung
Der Nussbaum,
Die Lotosblume
Du bist wie eine Blume
Lied der Suleika
Brahms
Op 63 No 5 Meine liebe ist grun
Op 96 No 2 Wir wandelten
Op 106 No 1 Stanchen
Wagner Wesendonck Lieder
Bauld Banquo’s Buried
Duparc
Au pays où se fait la guerre
Chanson Triste
Romance de Mignon
Phidylé
Warlock Pretty Ring Time
Quilter Autumn Evening, op. 14 no. 1
Bridge Come to me in my dreams
Quilter Fair House of Joy, op. 12 no. 7

“ …a rippling dramatic soprano, displaying real mastery of dynamic and expressive extremes.”
The Opera Critic

 


katie-van-dykeCoffee Concert: ‘The Art of English Song’

Presented in partnership with TOSINI

SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2012 AT 11.00AM
Harty Room, QUB Music Building

Coffee from 10.30am. Concert starts 11.00 sharp.

The culmination of a masterclass series with renowned soprano and vocal coach Mary King. Promising young local singers perform a selection of pieces to illustrate ‘The Art of English Song’. Generously supported by the Esme Mitchell Trust and the Enkalon Foundation.

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london_windsLondon Winds

SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2012 AT 1.30PM
Great Hall, QUB

Ligeti Six bagatelles
Nielsen Wind Quintet, op. 43
Mozart Wind Quintet arrangement of Violin Sonata in b flat, K454
Barber Summer Music, op. 31

“ …London Winds are second to none in terms of technical accomplishment, expressive commitment and warmth of timbre.”
BBC Music Magazine

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demidenkoNicolai Demidenko (piano)

SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2012 AT 8.00PM
Great Hall, QUB

Beethoven Piano Sonata no.8 in C minor, op.13 (Pathétique)
Beethoven Piano Sonata no. 24 in F sharp major, op. 78 (Für Thérèse)
Beethoven Piano Sonata no.14 in C sharp minor, op. 27/2 (Moonlight)
Brahms Piano Sonata no. 3 in F minor, op. 5

“ …extraordinary intimacy with the piano…”
The Times

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michael_collinsMichael Collins
Clarinet Masterclass

SUNDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2012 AT 11.30PM
Harty Room, QUB Music Building

Coffee from 11.00am. Masterclass starts 11.30 sharp.

Featuring up-and-coming local clarinetists Eve Wieltsching and Peter Rogers

“ …one of the best clarinetists walking the planet…”
The Times


ensemble_avalonEnsemble Avalon

SUNDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2012 AT 3.00PM
Great Hall, QUB

Mozart Piano Trio in B flat major, K.502
Beethoven Piano Trio in C minor, op. 1 no. 3
Schlepper-Connolly A space of life between (2010)
Shostakovich Piano Trio no. 2 in E minor, op. 67

“ …ravishing sensitivity… one of the highlights of my listening year…”
The Strad

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radio3The four celebrity concerts were broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s Lunchtime Concert from Tuesday 13 to Friday 16 March 2012