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61st Season

From October 2014 to March 2015


Canteloube Wind Trio with Alexis White (piano)

Saturday 11th October 2014, 7.30pm
Berkhamsted Civic Centre

Jennie-Lee Keetley Oboe
Richard Russell Clarinet
Stuart Russel Bassoon
Alexis White Piano

Formed in 2003, Canteloube Trio has established itself as an exciting chamber group with a diverse repertoire. Its members pursue careers in chamber and orchestral playing, working with some of the country's foremost orchestras and ensembles, alongside music outreach and education. The group has given recitals throughout the UK and has collaborated with well-known composers and premiered several new works written especially for the ensemble.
Alexis White studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal Northern College of Music, where she is a staff pianist. She is the winner of many prestigious prizes and scholarships and has given recitals and concerto performances throughout the UK and abroad.

Jacob   Trio for oboe clarinet and bassoon
Brahms   Sonata No 1 for clarinet and piano in F minor 
Poulenc    Trio for oboe bassoon and piano
Glinka    Trio Pathétique in D minor for clarinet, bassoon and piano
Schmitt   A tour d'anches Op 97 for oboe, clarinet, bassoon and piano



Canteloube Wind Trio


Tippett Quartet

Saturday 8th November 2014, 7.30pm
Berkhamsted Civic Centre

Jeremy Isaac Violin
John Mills  Violin
Julia O’Riordan Viola
Bozidar Vukotic Cello

The Tippett Quartet has delighted critics and audiences alike with its animated, virtuosic performances since 1998.  The quartet has performed at the BBC Proms and numerous other festivals.  They are frequently on BBC Radio 3, have performed with the Royal Ballet at Covent Garden and have premièred a newly written film score for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1927 silent film classic ‘The Lodger’.  Their impressive catalogue of over twenty releases has not only topped the classical charts but has also entered the pop charts.

Haydn Quartet Op 76 No 4 ‘Sunrise’
Mendelssohn  Quartet No 1 in E flat major Op 12
Schubert Quartet No 14 in D minor ‘Death and the Maiden’

Benjamin Frith

photo by Philip Taylor


Saturday 6th December 2014, 7.30pm
Berkhamsted Civic Centre

Clare Southworth Flute
Andy Scott    Saxophone
Lauren Scott Harp

Exploring the dynamic between composer and performer, Caliente Trio perform music specially written by award winning composer Andy Scott, alongside works by Milhaud, Ibert, Prokofiev and Fauré.  Three consummate performers (soloists, RLPO, Hallé, Apollo Sax Quartet) and experienced educators, (professors at Royal Academy of Music and Royal Northern College of Music) present an engaging, stimulating and accessible event; rooted in classical music with jazz influences.


Milhaud Brasileira
Ibert Deux Interludes
Prokofiev Prelude in C Op 12 No 7’
Scott New Work
Fauré   Vocalise
Caird After All
Scott    Sonata
Scott    Aquarelle Dances
arr. Caliente In the Bleak Midwinter
Britten Interlude
Bach/Gounod Ave Maria
Tchaikowsky Selection from Nutcracker Suite
arr. Caliente Joy to the World


Ruisi Quartet

Sponsored by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust

Saturday 7th February 2015, 7.30pm
Berkhamsted Civic Centre

Alessandro Ruisi Violin
Guy Button   Violin
Anisa Arslanagic Viola
Max Ruisi Cello

Formed in 2012, the Ruisi Quartet has quickly established a reputation as an exciting, expressive ensemble. The quartet has already performed at the Wigmore Hall and Brighton Dome, and look forward to a number of international engagements in 2014. The group has been selected for the prestigious ‘ChamberStudio’ Mentorship programme in London.  This coming season sees the quartet perform various concerts in London (King’s Place), Norfolk and Sussex, including a performance of Elgar’s ‘Introduction & Allegro’ with the ’12 ensemble’, London’s un-conducted string orchestra.


Haydn   Quartet in G Major Op 76 No 1
Debussy  String Quartet G Minor Op 10
Beethoven     Quartet in E flat Major Op 127


Shiry rashkovsky

Chris Grist (cello) with Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)

Saturday 7th March 2015, 7.30pm
Berkhamsted Civic Centre

Chris Grist studied at the Guildhall School of Music in London and has performed throughout the UK and Europe as orchestral musician, chamber musician and recitalist.  He is principal cellist and Artistic Director of the London Concertante.
Warren Mailley-Smith made his solo debuts at Wigmore Hall London and Carnegie Hall, New York.  In 2011 he performed Beethoven’s Emperor Piano Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.  He has received over thirty invitations to perform for the British Royal Family at Buckingham Palace, Highgrove House and Sandringham House.  


Schumann   Fantastiestücke Op 73
Bridge   Cello Sonata
Mendelssohn  Song without words Op 109
Rachmaninov  Cello Sonata in G Minor Op 19


Navarra quartet