Please join us for a wonderful evening of music with acclaimed performers, the Ensemble Perpetuo together with pianist Emma Abbate.

Programme
Adrian Sutton: Trio Dances for String Trio
Robert Schumann: Piano quartet in E flat major, op. 47

INTERVAL

Gabriel Fauré: Piano quartet no. 1 in C minor op. 15

Perpetuo is a dynamic and versatile collective of musicians who perform a wide variety of traditional and contemporary chamber music in new settings, regularly taking music to museums, cafes, found spaces and other unexpected locations (not excluding Victorian railway buildings).

Neapolitan pianist Emma Abbate enjoys a demanding career as a piano accompanist and chamber musician. Described as “an amazingly talented pianist” she has performed in duo recitals for international festivals and concert societies across the world and at many prestigious UK venues.

Tonight’s musicians from Perpetuo (which is flexible in size, from duo up to eleven players who come together on a project-by-project basis) are:

Fenella Humphreys. One of the UK’s most established and versatile violinists and winner of the BBC Music Magazine’s Premiere Award in 2023 and of the Instrumental Award in 2018. A passionate chamber musician, Fenella also enjoys guest leading and directing various ensembles in Europe, and can be found playing Tango in duo and larger ensembles with the great Uruguayan bandoneonist, Hector Ulises Passarella.

Gary Pomeroy, viola, is a member of the Heath Quartet, who have recently been awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award. He recorded live the complete string quartets of Michael Tippett and Bela Bartok, Tchaikovsky Quartets 1 + 3 to critical acclaim.

Cellist Cara Berridge is a founder member of the Sacconi Quartet who have won prizes at many international competitions and have performed at all the major London venues as well as travelling extensively throughout the rest of the UK and Europe. Cara also enjoys playing with various chamber orchestras, Ensemble Perpetuo and recording music for films and TV programmes. She plays a Nicolaus Gagliano cello from 1781, generously on loan to her from the Royal Society of Musicians, a charity which helps musicians in need.

Pianist Emma regularly broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and has recently presented an episode of Inside Music.Together with Julian Perkins, she has recorded the complete keyboard duets by Mozart and Weber on original Viennese fortepianos. Julian and Emma’s latest duet release, entitled Tournament for Twenty Fingers, features piano duets by British composers from the twentieth century: the disc has received 5 star reviews on BBC Music Magazine and has been chosen by Scala Radio as Album of the Weekend.

Please note that tickets on the door on the night will cost £28 and £18 respectively

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