Wednesday 18 May, 2016  7:30 pm

Methodist Church, Station Road, Barnes, SW13 0NH

 

Corinne Morris    cello

Viv McLean    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 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.

 

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

 

 

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Links:

Barnes Music Festival

Barnes Online

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, the Holst Foundation and Chestertons

 

 


 

 


 

Programme

 

Boccherini    Cello Sonata No.6 in A, arr. A. Piatti for cello & piano

Schubert    Sonata in A, D.921 (Arpeggione)

R. Strauss    Romanze in F

David Popper    Hungarian Rhapsody, Op.68

Granados    Intermezzo from Goyescas

Piazzolla    Grand Tango

 


 
Tickets now available for
Corinne Morris, cello and Viv McLean, piano
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Described as 'a triumphant assertion' by Classical Music Magazine, Corinne Morris's relaunch album 'Macedonian Sessions' recorded with the Macedonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, marks the British/French cellist's return to the platform after a debilitating shoulder injury brought her career to a halt for over 5 years.

Corinne has a long list of professional accomplishments, including being a prizewinner of the Maria Canals International Cello Competition in Spain, and the International French Music Competition in France. Corinne was chosen by Rostropovich to perform at his festival in Evian (where he affectionately nicknamed her Corinotchka). She was also invited to perform and take part in the world-famous Verbier Academy in Switzerland, as well as the international Cello festival in Kronberg in Germany. Corinne has performed throughout Europe and beyond, including chamber music performances with Schlomo Mintz at the Jerusalem Conservatory. She has made several recordings for France Musique, Bayerischer Rundfunk (Germany) and ORF (Austria). Her BBC debut recital was broadcast on Radio 3, and she is on the list of solo artists for Radio 3 programmes.

Corinne started the cello at the age of 8 and was a student of Raphael Sommer, a major disciple of Paul Tortelier. At age 16, she obtained an ARCM with honours (Royal College of Music, London) and continued her training at the prestigious Conservatoire in Paris where she graduated with a first prize in both cello and chamber music. She then completed a post-graduate solo cello performing degree at the University of Music in Vienna, Austria. During her studies, Corinne had the privilege to work with Paul Tortelier, Mtislav Rostropovich, Andre Navarra, Bernard Greenhouse, Ralph Kirshbaum and Franz Helmerson.

Corinne's story has inspired many in the music industry and beyond. She has given several interviews for publications including International Arts Manager, Classical Music Magazine, Gramophone and Australia's Limelight Magazine. Most recently Corinne has been featured on BBC radio 3's 'In Tune' programme and she was invited to Classic FM's weekly Webchat. She is currently discussing the possibility of a documentary about her extraordinary story of courage and determination and the implications of re-launching a performing career in the 21st Century.

Further afield Corinne has been invited to China to give a series of concerts and masterclasses and she will also be appearing in recitals and concerto appearances in the UK, Germany, France and South-Africa.

Corinne plays a cello by C.A. Miremont dated 1876 on loan to her by a private investor.

 

Winner of the First Prize at the 2002 Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona, Viv McLean has performed at all the major venues in the UK as well as throughout Europe, Japan, Australia and the US. Viv's concerto work includes appearances with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Halle, English Chamber Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Sinfonia Viva, Orchestra of the Swan, London Concert Orchestra, Scottish Concert Orchestra and the National Musicians' Symphony Orchestra.

 Recent concerto highlights include Mozart K. 467 with the English Chamber Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, Grieg with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Barbican, a tour of the USA with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performing Gershwin; Rachmaninov's 3rd Concerto with the RPO in Cambridge, Rachmaninov's 2nd Concerto with the London Concert Orchestra at the Barbican; and Beethoven's Emperor Concerto with the Philharmonia at the Royal Festival Hall. Viv McLean enjoys a regular collaboration with the Halle, with which he recently has performed the Ravel Concerto in G at The Sands, Carlisle and Middlesbrough Town Hall; Gershwin, Bernstein and de Falla's Nights in the Gardens of Spain at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester; and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue at the Sage Gateshead.

Viv has performed chamber music with leading groups such as the Ysaye String Quartet, the Sacconi String Quartet, the Galliard Wind Ensemble and the Leopold String Trio and has collaborated with musicians such as Natalie Clein, Marianne Thorsen, Daniel Hope, Lawrence Power, Eijin Nimura, Phillip Dukes, Matthew Sharp, Kate Gould, Guy Johnston, Richard Dubugnon, David Le Page, Wayne Marshall, Christopher Warren-Green, Owain Arwell Hughes, David Charles Abell, Carl Davis and Marvin Hamlisch.

 Viv McLean has performed at festivals including the Cheltenham International Festival and Harrogate Festival in the UK, the International Beethoven Festival, the Mecklenburg Festival and the Kultur Kreis Festival in Germany, the Melle Festival and Festival de Saintes in France, the Vinterfestspill i Bergstaden in Norway and the Musik vid Kattegatt Festival in Sweden.

Viv studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Hamish Milne where he held the Hodgson Fellowship and was made an Associate of the Royal Academy in 2005. He made his Wigmore Hall recital debut through winning the Friends of the Royal Academy Wigmore Award. Whilst studying at the Academy, he was the piano winner at the Royal Overseas-League Music Competition and was selected as one of three winners of the National Federation of Music Societies' Young Artists Competition, leading to various recitals and concerto appearances throughout Great Britain.