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Winter 2022

Tickets for the Winter 2022 series of Spotlight Chamber Concerts are now on sale. Subscribers to the mailing list will receive a 10% Early Bird discount. Subscribe on the homepage here

Click 'Book now' to be taken to the booking page, or read on for further information about the concerts in this series.

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14 November 2022, 18:30
Alina Ibragimova, violin & Samson Tsoy, piano

The series begins with a recital from world-renowned violinist Alina Ibragimova (‘a fiery sprite among violinists’, according to The Times) and Samson Tsoy, a pianist lauded for the intense drama of his interpretations, in sonatas by Mozart, Janáček and Brahms.

Mozart, Violin Sonata in F, K. 377
Janáček, Violin Sonata
Mozart, Variations in G minor for piano and violin 'Hélas, j'ai perdu mon amant', K. 360
Brahms, Violin Sonata No. 1 in G, Op. 78

20 November 2022, 18:30

Messiaen, Quartet for the End of Time

Anthony Friend, clarinet

Agata Daraskaite, violin

Peteris Sokolovskis, cello

James Cheung, piano

Clarinettist and Artistic Director Anthony Friend, praised for his ‘delicious’ playing (The Times) and ‘liquid tone’ (Seen and Heard International), joins Agata Daraskaite (first violinist of the superb Consone Quartet), outstanding cellist Peteris Sokolovskis and pianist James Cheung (duo partner of star baritone Christian Gerhaher) for Olivier Messiaen’s monumental Quartet for the End of Time, composed in a Nazi PoW camp in 1941.

27 November 2022, 18:30
Musicians for MNDA fundraiser for Motor Neurone Disease Association

Join us for a gala concert and charity auction raising funds and awareness for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Featuring music by Dvorak, Walton and Kate Bush played by musicians from the Solem, Gildas and Ruisi Quartets and members of the Manchester Camerata and London Mozart Players, with a special celebrity appearance  followed by a drinks reception and acoustic set from indie-pop band Plumes (formerly Sun Silva). Bid for charity auction here:

3 December 2022, 18:30
Angela Hewitt plays Mozart

The Times writes that Angela Hewitt is ‘one of the reliably mesmerising musicians of the day’. She returns to Spotlight Chamber Concerts to play an all-Mozart programme.

Mozart, Fantasia in C minor, K. 396
Mozart, Sonata in C , K. 330
Mozart, Fantasia in D minor, K. 397
Mozart, Sonata in A , K. 331 (“Turkish March”)

5 December 2022, 18:30
Doric String Quartet play Haydn and Elgar


The series concludes with another return visit from the Doric String Quartet, praise for their ‘deft powers of characterisation’ (The Strad) and for being ‘technically impeccable’ (Gramophone Magazine).

Haydn, String Quartet in E-flat, Op. 50, No. 3
Elgar, String Quartet in E minor, Op. 83

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