11 November: Elegies and Thanksgivings
A concert for Remembrance Day
Oliver Davies (piano)
Robert Gibbs (violin)
Adrian Bradbury (cello)
Tickets £11 in advance (£12.50 on the door)
This will be an entertaining and thought-provoking concert by three brilliant individuals who have made their names as scholars as well as musicians.
Oliver Davies, the pianist., has had an extraordinary career as a performer covering many different styles, from recordings, recitals, broadcasts and as a chamber music player he has played with many distinguished artists in leading concert halls. He was a Professor of Piano at the Royal College of Music as well as Keeper of the College’s Department of Portraits and Performance History. He is very well known for his concerts on special themes, including scholarly reconstructions of historical programmes, surveys of the musical histories of great British houses, and reassessments of significant composers and performers.
Robert Gibbs, the violinist, another outstanding product of the RCM, has appeared as a soloist throughout the UK and has toured Europe, the Far East and the Americas. He has made many recordings including Mozart, Brahms, Goosens and Bax and he is also an exceptional player of the viola. Robert is leader of the Royal Ballet Sinfonia and the London Festival Orchestra. Robert plays a beautiful Amati violin which produces the sweetest sounds imaginable.
Adrian Bradbury, the cellist, read Veterinary Science at Cambridge before studying at the Royal Academy of Music. His father is the famous clarinettist Sir Colin Bradbury and in the end the pull of music proved too strong. Adrian has played chamber music all over Europe, playing in several prize-winning groups and he also has a busy recording and broadcasting schedule. He is a regular guest principal with many orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic. Adrian has contributed to a number of scientific projects about the effects of music on the brain.
Haydn: Trio in A
Glazunov: Elegie for piano and cello
Schubert: Rondeau Brilliant for violin and piano
Schubert: Auf Das Fest Aller Seelen transcribed by Piatti for the cello.
Dvorak: Trio Dumky (Dumkas) Op 90
Retiring collection in aid of the Royal British Legion.