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London Winds and Michael McHale (piano)

When
Saturday March 12, 2016 at 19:30
Where
Vinehall School Theatre, Robertsbridge
Tickets
£19, students and children £10
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  1. Quintet, after sonata for violin and piano K 454 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arranged by Jan Willem Nelleke
  2. Quintet for Piano and Wind in E flat Op 16 - Ludwig van Beethoven
  3. Quintet for Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon in B flat - Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov
  4. Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet Op 100 - Francis Poulenc

A stunning combination of virtuoso players who also enjoy active solo careers, London Winds' performances are renowned for their technical brilliance, interpretative vision and joie de vivre. Founded in 1988 by British clarinettist Michael Collins, the group has rapidly become one of the world's most prominent chamber ensembles. The group is flexible in its make-up and London Winds have enjoyed close associations with pianists Stephen Kovacevich, Howard Shelley, Pascal Rogé, Barry Douglas and Boris Berezovsky.

London Winds gave their highly successful début concert at the Wigmore Hall, London and continue to perform there regularly. Elsewhere in London, they have performed at the South Bank Centre and at the Barbican Centre as part of the BBC’s Janacek Festival and featured in a double performance at LSO St Luke’s in the 2013/14 season. Regular guests at all the major British festivals, London Winds have performed at the BBC Proms, City of London, Edinburgh, Huddersfield, Bath, Aldeburgh, Edinburgh and Cheltenham festivals.

Competition in this repertoire [Strauss] is pretty formidable…but the London Winds are second to none in terms of technical accomplishment, expressive commitment and warmth of timbre.” BBC Music Magazine

Michael McHale was born in Belfast andhas established himself as one of the leading Irish pianists of his generation. Since completing his studies at Cambridge University and the Royal Academy of Music he has developed a busy international career as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. Michael has performed at many important musical centres including Suntory Hall, Tokyo; Lincoln Center, New York; Symphony Hall, Boston; Konzerthaus, Berlin; Pesti Vigadó, Budapest; the Ushuaia and Tanglewood Festivals, and for TV and radio broadcasts throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America.

His début solo album ‘The Irish Piano’ was released in 2012 and has already been featured on national radio throughout Europe, the USA and the UK. Chosen as ‘CD of the Week’ by critic Norman Lebrecht, it was described as “a scintillating recital…fascinating from start to stop”, whilst Gramophone praised “the singing sensibility of McHale's sensitive and polished pianism”.


Venue
Vinehall School Theatre
Robertsbridge
East Sussex
TN32 5JL
England
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