Katharine Gowers and Charles Owen
Type: Concert
Date: Sunday 21 June 1998

Katharine Gowers: Violin
Charles Owen: Piano

Winners of the 1997 Parkhouse Award

Brahms: Sonatensatz Scherzo in C minor
Mozart: Sonata in Bb major K378
Janácek: Sonata
Franck: Sonata in A major


The final concert was given by Katharine Gowers (violin) and Charles Owen (piano), the 1997 winners of the Parkhouse Award, an international award given in memory of David Parkhouse's outstanding contribution to chamber music, and in whose memory the Festival was established. The audience was treated to a duo that shone with excellence. The splendid interplay between two players of matching talents was constant throughout a programme of Brahms, Mozart, Janá?ek and Franck. Together they explored the colours, the moods, the lyricism and the passion of the music, and left an admiring audience asking for more.

Janyce Pringle

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.