Guy Johnston with Kathryn Stott
Type: Concert
Date: Friday 20 June 2008

Guy Johnston Cello
Kathryn Stott Piano


Stravinsky Suite Italienne
Bridge Sonata in D minor for Cello and Piano
Graham Fitkin Relent
Britten Cello Sonata in C major, Op. 65
Rachmaninov Prélude et Danse Orientale
Chopin: Polonaise Brillante


On the Friday, the Festival was pleased to welcome the cellist Guy Johnston, BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2000. In the afternoon he conducted a workshop with 11 aspiring young cellists, their ages ranging from 5-18. It was clear they were enjoying this rare opportunity; playing alongside them Guy gave them useful tips and encouragement. As a bonus they were able to come along in the evening to hear his Recital with the international concert pianist Kathryn Stott. The audience were enthralled by their technical brilliance and musicianship in the opening piece, Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne. Guy conveyed both lyricism and drama in Frank Bridge’s Sonata whilst Kathryn brought the first half to an exciting conclusion with a work composed especially for her by Graham Fitkin entitled Relent. Relentless it certainly was; a fast and fiendishly difficult piece with strong and syncopated rhythms played with great verve. The thoughtful interpretation of Britten’s Cello Sonata was followed by the warmth and intensity of Rachmaninov’s Prelude et Danse Orientale. The Recital concluded with a dynamic and passionate account of Chopin’s Polonaise Brillante.

Enid Hayles

Parking Map for St Peter's Church, Shaldon


St Peter’s Church, Bridge Road, Shaldon, TQ14 0DB


1. Long Stay Public Carpark ½ mile from the church, reached through the village or off the A379 coast road to Torquay, postcode TQ14 0HP – 381 spaces, “pay & display” during the day but free after 6.00pm. Allow 15 minutes for the blue walking route shown.
2. Short Stay Public Carpark, opposite the church, postcode TQ14 0BP – 48 spaces, “pay & display” subject to a short stay 4 hour limit during the day but free after 6.00pm.
3. Extra parking – limited space adjoining the recreation ground reached from Ringmore Road but with easy pedestrian access to the Church along the estuary embankment. If using this area, please park “tidily” to maximise the usable space; this area is only available for parking as a special arrangement for the Festival.


Please telephone Malcolm Watson on 01626 873492 if you need help with letting someone alight at the church and/or need seating space for a wheelchair. In addition, there are a very few parking spaces close to the church which we can reserve for those with mobility difficulties on a first come, first served, basis.