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Concerts of 2014-15 season

Friday 3rd October, 2014, 7.30 pm

The Trinity Centre, Christchurch Road, Ringwood, Hants BH24 1DH (map)

Alessandro Taverna, Italian classical pianist


Venice - City of Water

CHOPIN: Souvenir de Paganini
LISZT: Venezia e Napoli
RAVEL: Une Barque sur l'Ocean, from Miroirs
DEBUSSY: L'Isle Joyeuese
MENDELSSOHN: from Songs without Words, Op. 19 (No.6 Venetianisches Gondellied)
RAVEL: Jeux d'Eau
LISZT: La Lugubre Gondola (Version II)
STRAVINSKY: Trois Mouvements de 'Petrouchka'

Born in Venice in 1983, Alessandro Taverna has already won numerous awards in international competitions, including - in 2009 - first prize in the Minnesota International Piano Competiton and second prize in the London International Piano Competition and the Bronze Medal at the Leeds International Piano Competition.

He has performed throughout Europe and the US, including recitals in the Wigmore Hall, the Maggio Musicale in Florence, the Berlin Konzerthaus and the Centre d'Arts d'Orford in Quebec.  He has also toured the major cities of South Africa.  His success at the Leeds Competition has led to many engagements throughout the UK including  debuts with the Royal Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony and Scottish Chamber orchestras.

Tickets : £12 (online tickets)
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Friday 31st October, 2014 at 7.30 pm

The Burgate School and Sixth Form Centre
Salisbury Road, Fordingbridge, Hants SP6 1EZ

David Pyatt Trio (horn, oboe and piano)


BEETHOVEN; Sonata in F major for horn and piano, Op.17
CARL REINECKE: Trio for piano, oboe and horn in A minor, Op. 188
BRAHMS: 3 Intermezzi for solo piano, Op.117
HEINRICH VON HERZOGENBERG: Trio in E flat major for oboe, horn and piano, Op.61

Recently shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Society's 'Instrumentalist of the Year' award, David Pyatt won BBC Young Musician of the Year in 1983 at the age of 14. His subsequent solo career has taken him throughout the UK, as well as to Europe, the USA, Canada and Japan.  He made his BBC Proms debut in 1993, and since then, has reappeared many times.  In 2004, his performance of Strauss 1 was televised worldwide.  Having been principal horn of the London Symphony Orchestra since 1998, he now holds the same position with the London Philharmonic.  He was named 'Young Artist of the Year' for his recording of the Strauss concertos and the Britten Serenade.

He has also played several times at the Edinburgh Festival, including a recital to commemorate the 50th aniiversary of the death of legendary horn played, Dennis Brain.

David Pyatt is a Professor of Horn at the Guildhall School of Music and with the National Youth Orchestra.
He is joined by Ian Hardwick, oboe and Benjamin Frith, piano.

Tickets : £12 (online tickets)
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Friday 5th December, 2014, 7.30 pm
The Trinity Centre, Christchurch Road, Ringwood, Hants BH24 1DH (map)
Dieci Voices - a capella Choral Sestet



Programme:  Traditonal, devotional and classical works, Christmas music old and new.

Professional vocal ensemble, Dieci, are a dynamic and exciting group of young singers.  They have performed thoughout the country since 2004 and have been praised for the unique sound and vibrant concerts.  

The group have a wide-ranging repertoire and can provide a varied and interesting programme ranging from Renaissance sacred music through to close harmony arrangements of popular classics.  This variety and versatility is due to the diverse range of solo and ensemble singing experience that each member contributes.

Friday 13th February, 2015, 7.30 pm
The Burgate School and Sixth Form Centre, Salisbury Road, Fordingbridge, Hants. SP6 1EZ map

Martin Bickerton, classical guitar


TORROBA: Sonatina'
AGUADO: Rondo in A
BACH: Prelude, Fugue and Allegro BWV 998
TANSMANN: Cavatina
VILLA LOBOS: Preludes 1,2 and 5
REGONDI : Introduction and Caprice

Martin Bickerton is one of the most exciting young guitarists of his generation. He studied at the prestigious Chetham’s School of Music and was then awarded a major entrance scholarship to the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where he studied with Craig Ogden and Gordon Crosskey. In 2011 Martin graduated with a first class Honours degree from the RNCM and has since been studying privately with Edoardo Catemario in Napoli and Sienna, Italy, with the generous support of the Countess of Munster Charitable Trust. From September 2014, Martin will be undertaking further study with Peter Cropper from the Lindsay String Quartet.

Born in Southport, England in 1989, Martin started his musical life studying percussion and singing but at the age of 10 became inspired by the guitar for its combination of percussive and lyrical qualities.

Since entering the Royal Northern College of Music in 2007, Martin was been extremely active as a soloist and chamber musician. Whilst at the RNCM, Martin developed a successful guitar duo with guitarist Amy Perry (Astrum Guitar Duo). In 2011 Martin performed with the BBC singers in a performance that was broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune. In 2012, Martin was invited to perform for the Queen as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. He has also recently released a debut guitar duo CD, Inspirado Por Espana.

Martin Bickerton plays a 7 string guitar by the English luthier Stephen Hill and is generously supported by the Countess of Munster musical trust.

Tickets : £12 (online tickets)
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Friday 20th March 2015, 7.30 pm
 The Trinity Centre, Christchurch Road, Ringwood, Hants BH24 1DH (map)

The Gould Piano Trio


BEETHOVEN: Kakadu Variations
MacMILLAN: Piano Trio 2

Recently compared to the Beaux Art Trio by the Washington Post for their 'musical fire' and dedication to the genre, the Gould Piano Trio continue to bring masterieces of their repertoire to an ever-widening public.

After winning Melbourne's inaugural International Chamber Music Competition, the Goulds quickly established a worldwide reputation with many tours throughout Europe, the USA, South America, the Far East and New Zealand.

Following their highly regarded rendition of  James MacMillan's Fourteen Little Pieces, they commissioned a second piano trio from the composer which premiered at the Bath Internationa Music Festival in May 2014 and subsequently toured the UK.  They have also performed complete cycles of the Dvorak trios at Wigmore Hall and the beethove trios at St. George's Bristol.  Their Brahms cycle is unique in that it includes both his early trios and those for clarinet and horne and their exploration into the works of the late British romantics such as Standford, Ireland, Bax, Scott and Milford has brought critical acclaim.

Tickets : £12 (online tickets)
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Sunday 18th January, 2015 at 3pm
Trinity Centre, Ringwood, BH24 1DH


The Amberley Wind Ensemble


Tickets: £6 adults, under 16s free
A concert of light-hearted classics by local musicians

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