The Zelkova Quartet will be playing at Burgh House, in Hampstead, at 7pm on Sunday September 11th. In 2014 the quartet received the Elias Fawcett Trust award at the ROSL music competition. At Burgh House they’ll be playing Debussy, Beethoven, and a piece by Ryan Latimer especially commissioned for them . Tickets at the door.
The Castilian Quartet have been chosen to be represented by YCAT in 2016. In 2011 they received the EFT prize at the Royal Over-Seas League competition and we’ve been following their progress and success with great interest since. At the YCAT finals they gave an outstanding performance of Bartók’s String Quartet No.6. Congratulations!
The Apollo Quartet from the Guildlhall School of Music and Drama won our prize at the CAVATINA Inter Collegiate Chamber Music Competition held at the Royal College of Music on May 11th. The competition alternates quartets and trios and this year it’s the turn of quartets. The ensembles, all from UK conservatoires,competed by playing Beethoven String Quartet in D, Op 18, No. 3. The Isbilia Quartet (Trinity Laban) and the Fitzroy (RAM) shared the First Prize.
The Lipatti Piano Quartet were awarded the EFT prize at this year’s ROSL Music Competition. Congratulations to the Lipatti!! You can hear them at 7.30 pm on April 22 at St. John Smith’s Square as part of the Park Lane Group Young Artists 60th. anniversary series.
Pamela Majaro, co-founder of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust, and dear friend, died on February 25th. There was a celebration of her life through words and music at the Wigmore Hall on Friday March 18th. at 11am. The Wihan Quartet (and Quintet) played and John Gilhooly and Ioan Davies spoke about her amazing achievements in bringing music to young people through the CAVATINA. Her daughter and grandson spoke movingly for the family.
The Jørgensen Trio, winners of our prize at the 2015 CAVATINA Inter-collegiate Chamber Music Competition, gave a fabulous recital at at Burgh House on Sunday February 28th. We had a full house. Their program included a world premier by young composer Jonathan Woolgar – Ponderous Planets of Unwaning Woe . The recital was dedicated to Pamela Majaro, dear friend and co-founder of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust, who died on February 25th.
The 2016 ROSL Music Competition is now over. The section finals – wind, singing, strings and keyboard and the Ensemble Section finals are have taken place. Now we await the Grand Final, to chose the winner of the Section Finals, on June 1st at Cadogan Hall. Tickets through Cadogan Hall.
the brilliant director of ROSL ARTS was hit by a bus in Edinburgh, and died on August 30th. This is totally devastating to his many many colleagues and friends, but above all to his wonderful wife Margaret, who was so much part of ROSL ARTS with Roderick.
Many congratulations to the Jørgensen Trio who won the EFT prize at the CAVATINA Intercollegiate Chamber Music Competition held at the Royal Academy of Music on May 6th 2015. The Trio are graduating from RAM this summer and have just been chosen as the 2015-16 CAVATINA Fellowship trio. We’re very proud! The First Prize winners of the competition were the Morisot Trio from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Congratulations to them too!
The Arensky Chamber Orchestra has a three concert season as the resident orchestra at The Forge in Camden. Their final concert in the season is on Tuesday June 2nd. But don’t forget their Purcell Room concert on May 27th! For more information go to www.theaco.co.uk or see The Forge & the Purcell Room listings.