Thursday 30 April, 2015  7:30 pm

Methodist Church, Station Road, Barnes, SW13 0NH


Karolos Ensemble



President: Steven Isserlis


Barnes Music Society is proud to have as its President the world-famous cellist Steven Isserlis.  Born in Barnes, he comes from a very musical family.  His two sisters are professional string players (Annette a violist and Rachel a violinist), and his grandfather Julian Isserlis was a composer.


 The Society in its current form was created through a merger in 1985 of Castelnau Concerts with the Barnes Music Club, although its roots go back to the 1950s.  Our outgoing President, the late Stephen Dodgson, had been Chairman of Castlenau Concerts, whilst the new President's late father, George Isserlis, had been Chairman of the Barnes Music Club.  Both played a major role in maintaining the Society's high standards.


Barnes Music Society aims to foster appreciation of music, promoting first-class concerts, and encouraging other musical activities especially involving young musicians.  These last are achieved by the Saturday family concerts for children and by the annual concert each May given by young musicians.


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Harriet Mackenzie    violin

Sarah-Jane Bradley    viola

Graham Walker    cello







Schubert    String Trio in B flat, D.581


Dodgson    String Trio No.1


Beethoven    String Trio in E flat, Op.3



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Searing Intensity... A performance full of panache.... captivating” - The Strad

Harriet Mackenzie is an internationally renowned concerto soloist and recitalist, and has performed across five continents. A multi-faceted virtuoso, she performs music from Baroque to the 21st century, the strictly Classical to Gypsy, Klezmer, Argentinian, Balkan and Japanese music. She is at home improvising in these diverse styles and also enjoys arranging and composing.

Harriet has taken part in many world premieres playing music specifically written for her as a soloist, including Robert Fokkens’ violin concerto (premiered at the Southbank Centre, London) and Graham Coatman’s ‘Bakalo Drom’ violin concerto, (premiered at the Swaledale Festival) and Deborah Prichard's 'Wall of Water' violin concerto, inspired by the paintings of Maggi Hambling (premiered at LSO St Luke's and recorded and released on the Nimbus label).

In addition to her solo work she is founder member of the innovative trio ‘Kosmos Ensemble’, violin duo ‘Retorica’ and also performs with pianist Danny Driver and guitarist Morgan Szymanskil. Retorica’s internationally acclaimed CD of British Violin Duo was chosen as ‘Editor’s Choice’ in Gramophone Magazine, cited for Harriet’s “superbly responsive playing … faultless technique and unfailing insight”. She has also recorded to critical acclaim on the Dutton Label, Nimbus label and has broadcast ‘live’ for BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, Radio London and Hungarian National Radio.

Harriet graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with First Class honours, M.Mus and DipRAM She has also recently been honoured with being made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. Future highlights include a disk with four solo violin works with the ESO conducted by Kenneth Woods to be released on the Nimbus label, a recording soon to be released featuring the solo violin and string trio works of Stephen Dodgson with the Karolos Ensemble, as well as another CD with pianist Christina Lawrie of Grieg and Prokofiev Sonatas, and the third album by Kosmos; new works being written for Retorica by Gabriel Prokofiev and Robert Fokkens; and concerto and chamber music performances in China, Channel Islands, Scotland, Wales, Poland, Germany and Japan.,,


Since her debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1997, Sarah-Jane Bradley has established a distinguished international reputation as a soloist and chamber musician.Sarah-Jane is a pioneer of new works and has premiered and recorded a number of new concertos for solo viola, including those by David Matthews, Paul Patterson and Matthew Taylor. In January 2013 she recorded Matthew Taylor's Viola Concerto with Garry Walker and the BBCSO in a Radio 3 studio concert, released on Toccata Classics. Sarah­Jane has worked as a soloist with the Philharmonia, BBCSO, BBCCO, RSNO, ECO, CLS and Northern Sinfonia. Her acclaimed solo recordings include 5 CDs of British viola concertos for Dutton Epoch, plus most recently Walther Braunfels' Schottische Fantaisie and two recital discs for Naxos. As a former founder member of the Leopold String Trio and subsequently a member of the Sorrel Quartet, she has recorded extensively for Hyperion and Chandos. Sarah ­Jane is in high demand as a recitalist and chamber musician; her work as a chamber musician has taken her around the world to festivals such as Marlboro and Kuhmo.

Her numerous recent collaborations include the London Soloists Ensemble with pianist John Lenehan as artists in residence at St John's Smith Square. Their recording of chamber works by Vaughan-Williams is available on Naxos. Sarah-Jane also works with Ensemble 360, the Rautio Piano Trio, the Aquinas Piano Trio, the Honeymead Ensemble and Retorica as well as recitals with John Lenehan and Martin Roscoe. Engagements for 2015 include recitals with John Lenehan, and an invitation to the York Chamber Music Festival with Jack Liebeck, Tim Lowe and Carole Presland. Concerto performances include the Walton Viola Concerto, Mozart Sinfonia Concertante, the London premiere of David Matthews double concerto for violin and viola with Sarah Trickey at St Johns Smith Square, and Vaughan Williams “Flos Campi” with the London Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of London and the London Chorus at Cadogan Hall. Following studies at the Royal Academy of Music, and the Mozarteum Salzburg, Sarah-Jane won many awards and won first prize at Capellades and St Joan de Vilatorrada, Spain in 1995. A prizewinner at the 1994 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, Sarah-Jane is now on the executive committee of the Competition and was on the jury in 2013. She teaches viola at the Royal College of Music and Trinity Laban. Sarah-Jane plays a viola by G.A.Chanot of Manchester, 1896.

"Sarah-Jane Bradley: ardent, affecting soloist" The Daily Telegraph August 2009


Graham Walker is an award-winning cellist and conductor who recently gave his debuts on BBC Radio 3 and at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. He studied mathematics as a Choral Scholar at St John’s College, Cambridge, and was subsequently awarded a scholarship and bursary to study cello as a postgraduate at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Graham has performed as a solo and chamber cellist across Europe and North and South America; he regularly tours the USA, where in 2008 he performed all Bach’s Cello suites, an achievement he repeated around the UK, including during the Edinburgh International Festival. Graham is a highly respected choral conductor, and directs several choirs and orchestras; his first recording as a conductor, made in 1999, featured the music of Jean Mouton, a 16th-century Flemish composer, much of whose music was being recorded for the first time. Graham’s discography reflects his wide musical interests: he has recorded, variously as a cellist, singer and conductor, for Nimbus, Naxos, Chandos and EMI: his most recent recording for Chandos (“Hear my Words”, with the choir of St John’s College, Cambridge) is regularly to be heard on UK radio stations, and his third album with his Latin-American group Classico Latino (“Journey Through Latin America”) was warmly received by Latin-American critics and was pre-selected for the Latin Grammys in 2013.Graham’s work with Classico Latino has led him to discover the wealth of the Latin American popular repertoire, music which is almost entirely unknown outside the continent. With the group he has toured South America on several occasions, and in 2011 he was awarded a plaque live on Colombian national television in recognition of his “outstanding contribution to Colombian Andean music”. Graham is Director of Music at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, Director of St John's Voices at St John's College, Cambridge, Musical Director of the New Cambridge Singers and Musical Director of the Haslingfield Choir & Orchestra.