68th Season

From October 2021 to March 2022

Engegård Quartet

Saturday 9th October 2021, 7.30pm
Berkhamsted Civic Centre

Arvid Engegård Violin
Sara Chen Violin
Juliet Jopling Viola
Jan Clemens Carlsen Cello

Formed under the midnight sun in Lofoten in 2006, the Engegård is one of Norway’s most sought after ensembles. Their bold, fresh interpretations combined with an attachment to their Scandinavian roots have attracted international acclaim. The quartet has performed throughout Europe as well as in South America with concerts in Bogotá and Sao Paolo. They also bring superb music back to Norway - Arvid Engegård as founder of the Lofoten Festival, and Juliet Jopling as artistic director of the Oslo Quartet Series.

The Engegård love to collaborate with colleagues from different musical traditions - with Hardanger fiddler Nils Økland; with jazz-violinist Ola Kvernberg; and Ibsen/Beethoven with actor Bjørn Sundquist.

The Engegård Quartet is supported by the Norwegian Arts Council.

Mozart Quartet No 17 in B Flat Major 'The Hunt' K458
Haydn Quartet in D Major Op 76 No 5 ‘Friedhofsquartett’
Schubert Quartet in D Minor 'Death and the Maiden' D810

 

Reiko Fujisawa and the Carducci Quartet

Photo credit: Engegård Quartet

www.engegardquartet.com

 

Roscoe Piano Trio

Saturday 13th November 2021, 7.30pm
Berkhamsted Civic Centre

Fenella Humphreys Violin
Jessica Burroughs Cello
Martin Roscoe Piano

Formed in 2018, the Roscoe Piano Trio unites celebrated pianist Martin Roscoe, violinist Fenella Humphreys and cellist Jessica Burroughs. With an extraordinary career spanning over four decades, Martin Roscoe is unarguably one of the UK’s best loved pianists. Winner of BBC Music Magazine’s 2018 Instrumental award, Fenella enjoys a busy career as soloist and chamber musician.

Alongside her position as principal cellist with Opera North, Jessica performs regularly as soloist and in chamber music, including with the Moricosta String Trio. The Roscoe Piano Trio was originally formed for a performance celebrating the life of Peter Cropper. The ensemble has since performed at venues including Bridgewater Hall, and looks forward to forthcoming concerts including Beverley Chamber Music Festival and Ribble Valley International Piano Week.

Haydn Piano Trio No 32 in A Major
Mendelssohn Piano Trio No 2 in C Minor Op 66
Brahms Piano Trio No 1 in B Major Op 8 (revised)

 

Ashley Wass

Photo credits: Eric Richmond / Matt Smith

www.fenellahumphreys.com
www.martinroscoe.co.uk

 

Magnard Ensemble (Wind Quintet)

Saturday 4th December 2021, 7.30pm
Berkhamsted Civic Centre

Suzie Clements Flute
Mana Shibata Oboe
Joseph Shiner Clarinet
Catriona McDermid Bassoon
Jonathon Farey Horn

Magnard Ensemble is known for creative concert programmes as well as for their inspirational education work. The Ensemble appears at venues such as Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall and Culture & Convention Centre Lucerne, as well as festivals and concert societies nationwide.

In January 2020, they were a selected artist for Chamber Music in Residence at Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh. Their Revolting Rhymes and Marvellous Music project was launched in 2016 to celebrate the centenary of Roald Dahl's birth. Featured on BBC Radio 3's 'In Tune' programme, the Ensemble has delivered concerts and workshops at over 25 venues including Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and Hay Festival. The recording of this project is available from Orchid Classics.

Zemlinsky Humoresque
Barber Summer Music Op 31
Ligeti Sechs Bagatellen
Ibert Trois pièces brèves
Francaix Quintet No 1
Patterson Westerly winds

 

Pelleas Ensemble

Photo Credit: Benjamin Ealovega

www.magnardensemble.org

 

Quatuor Confluence

Artist sponsored by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust

Saturday 5th February 2022, 7.30pm
Berkhamsted Civic Centre

Lorraine Campet Violin
Charlotte Saluste-Bridoux Violin
Pierre-Antoine Codron Viola
Tom Almerge-Zerillo Cello

The Confluence Quartet is made up of four eclectic young musicians who joined forces in September 2019 to share their passion for string quartet repertoire, and everything else in life ranging from ecology, pure intonation, folk music and a particular sense of humour. Pierre-Antoine Codron and Tom Almerge-Zerillo met in Lyon at the CNSM where they shared six years of quartet playing and developed a passion for it.

Once graduated, the inseparable friends set out to build their dream quartet with Lorraine Campet and Charlotte Saluste-Bridoux. Currently young artists in residence at the Singer-Polignac foundation in Paris, the Confluence Quartet is mentored by Mathieu Herzog and kindly supported by the Swiss foundation Boubo-Music.

Beethoven Quartet No 9 in C Major Op 59 No 3 ‘Razumovsky’
Brahms Quartet No 2 in A Minor Op 51 No 2

 

Photo credit: Astrid di Crollalanza

www.quatuorconfluence.com

 

Sacconi Quartet

Saturday 5th March 2022, 7.30pm
Berkhamsted Civic Centre

Ben Hancox Violin
Hannah Dawson Violin
Robin Ashwell Viola
Cara Berridge Cello

Formed in 2001, the four founder members of the Sacconi Quartet continue to enjoy a busy international career. Their latest album of world premiere recordings by Roxanna Panufnik was released in May. Other recent releases include premiere recordings by Jonathan Dove, Graham Fitkin and John McCabe. In March, the quartet released an exclusive film of Jonathan Dove’s ‘Out of Time’ on Amazon.

Last season saw the quartet make their debut in Russia with Peter Donohoe. They continued their performances of Dove’s In Damascus and their inimitable Beethoven in the Dark. The Sacconi Quartet is Quartet in Residence for the town of Folkestone running the Sacconi Chamber Music Festival. The Sacconi Quartet celebrate their 20th Anniversary in the 2021-22 season.

Haydn Quartet in C Major Op 54 No 2
Ravel Quartet in F Major
Mozart Quartet No 16 in E Flat Major K428

 

Sacconi Quartet

Photo Credit: Alejandro Tamagno

sacconi.com