Wednesday 29 October, 2014  7:30 pm

Methodist Church, Station Road, Barnes, SW13 0NH

 

Gemma Rosefield  cello

Tim Horton  piano

 

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 1950's.  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.

 

Please email all enquiries about the Society and Membership to barnesmusicsoc@aol.com

 

 

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Links:

Barnes Community Association

Barnes Music Festival

Barnes Online

Barnes Workhouse Fund

The Holst Foundation

John Lewis Partnership

Making Music (NFMS)

Marsh Christian Trust

Mortlake Online

Oso Arts Centre

Richmond Parish Lands Charity

Thames Community Foundation

 

 

Barnes Music Society gratefully acknowledges financial assistance during the past year from the Barnes Workhouse Fund, the Barnes Community Association, the John S Cohen Foundation and the Holst Foundation

 

 

 

 

 


Programme

 

Beethoven    Cello Sonata No.1 in F, Op.5 No.1

Schumann    5 Stücke im Volkston (5 Pieces in folk style), Op.102

Dvořák     Klid (Silent woods), Op.68 No.5 vers. for cello & piano

Rachmaninov    Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.19

 


Tickets now available for
Gemma Rosefield, cello & Tim Horton, piano
from www.WeGotTickets.com


 

Winner of the prestigious Pierre Fournier Award at Wigmore Hall in 2007,  we are delighted to welcome back Gemma Rosefield who made her concerto debut at the age of sixteen when she won First Prize in the European Music for Youth Competition in Oslo, Norway, playing a televised performance of the Saint-Saens Concerto with the Norwegian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Other numerous awards and prizes include the Premier Prix Maurice Ravel in France.

Gemma studied with David Strange at the RAM, where she gained the Vice-Principal’s Special Prize, and then with Ralph Kirshbaum at the RNCM, where she won the coveted Gold Medal. She has also studied with Johannes Goritzki, Gary Hoffman, Bernard Greenhouse and Zara Nelsova, and has participated in master-classes with Frans Helmerson, Steven Isserlis and Yo-Yo Ma. Gemma has performed with eminent musicians such as György Pauk, Menachem Pressler and Stephen Kovacevich, with whom she played last summer at Dartington. Gemma has a deep interest in contemporary music, and works have been written for her by David Matthews, Cecilia McDowall, James Francis Brown, Julian Dawes, Rhian Samuel and David Knotts.

Described by The Strad on her 2003 Wigmore Hall debut as ‘a mesmerising musical treasure’, by the London Evening Standard in 2005 as ‘a phenomenal talent’, and featured in BBC Music Magazine as ‘one to watch’ in 2007, Gemma has made her solo debut in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and in the Diligentia, The Hague, in the New Masters International Recital Series. She gave the highly successful Pierre Fournier Award recital in September 2008 at Wigmore Hall, and also the 2008 and 2009 Jacqueline du Pré Memorial Concerts at the same venue. She has recently performed on BBC Radio 3, Michael Ellison’s Concerto for cello, Turkish instruments and orchestra with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Following a Wigmore Hall Sunday Morning Coffee Concert with Ashley Wass in April 2009, Gemma played a very well-received ten concert series in Japan, and has just returned from giving six concerts in Mexico, one televised live, with Morgan Szymanski, her cello/guitar duo partner, and Machaca, their Latin American group.

Gemma has performed solo recitals and concertos at festivals and venues throughout the UK and Europe, together with performances with Machaca, the Čepický, Rosefield, Dussek Piano Trio, and with the prize-winning Fidelio Piano Quartet. Gemma also appeared at La Linea Festival at the Southbank with Morgan Szymanski. In Europe, she has played in Belgium (Brussels), the Czech Republic (Prague), France (Orpheus and Bacchus Festival, Bordeaux, Obernai Festival and Strasbourg), Italy (La Mortella Festival, Ischia) and in Sweden.

 

Tim Horton studied at Chetham’s School of Music with Charles Hopkins and Heather Slade-Lipkin and graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1995.

 

In the same year he replaced Alfred Brendel at short notice in two performances of Schoenberg’s Piano Concerto with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle at Symphony Hall, Birmingham and the Royal Festival Hall, London. Since then he has played with the RLPO, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Trondheim Symphony Orchestra.

In 2005 Tim was chosen as the scholar of the Klavier Festival Ruhr at the recommendation of Alfred Brendel, an honour that included a recital at the Festival and a bursary.

 

Tim has a duo partnership with cellist Adrian Brendel with whom he has given tours of Spain, Germany, Italy and the UK, including concerts at the Wigmore Hall, London and in 2011 they made their debut at the Enescu Festival in Bucharest. He has played regularly at the Plush, Aldeburgh, Bath and Elverum Festivals and has collaborated with many leading chamber musicians including Paul Lewis, Peter Cropper, the Elias Quartet, the Vertavo Quartet and the members of the Kungsbacka Piano Trio.

 

He has been playing with violist Robin Ireland since 2008 and they have toured Britain extensively. Their Nimbus Alliance disc of Shostakovich and Prokofiev was highly acclaimed on its release and they have just released a disc of the Brahms Sonatas and the Schubert Arpeggione Sonata.

 

With the Leonore Piano Trio Tim has given concerts in Italy and throughout the UK, touring New Zealand in 2012, and they have future engagements throughout Europe and in 2013. They recorded a disc of the two Arensky Piano Trios for Hyperion and have plans to record the Trios of David Matthews.