Joanna MacGregor CBE is one of the world's most innovative musicians. As a solo pianist she has appeared with the world's leading orchestras, performing in over eighty countries, with eminent conductors Pierre Boulez, Colin Davis, Valery Gergiev, Simon Rattle and Michael Tilson Thomas. Joanna has premiered many landmark works - from Harrison Birtwistle to John Adams and James MacMillan – and is a regular broadcaster, making numerous appearances at the BBC Proms.
ROBERT SCHUMANN Kinderszenen
CHICK COREA Children’s Songs
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN Sonata Op.57 ‘Appassionata’
Julian Bliss is one of the world’s finest clarinettists, excelling as a concerto soloist, chamber musician and jazz artist. The Julian Bliss Septet was formed in 2010 and quickly became widely known for their trademark inspiring jazz-fuelled shows. The band has played at some of the most prestigious venues and festivals around the world, including London’s Ronnie Scott’s and Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Bermuda Jazz Festival and US venues including Dizzy’s Club - Jazz at Lincoln Center (New York).Read more...
The Sacconi Quartet are recognised for their unanimous and compelling ensemble, consistently communicating with a fresh and imaginative approach. They demonstrate a shared passion for string quartet repertoire, performing at the Wigmore Hall and venues and festivals around the world.
JOSEF HAYDN String Quartet in C major, Op.54 No.2
FRANZ SCHUBERT String Quartet No.13 in A minor, D.804 Op.29‘Rosamunde’
Concerts at 5pm and 8pm
Opening this year’s Festival is the Chineke! Chamber Ensemble. Chineke!, currently one of the most exciting and ‘talked about’ orchestras in the UK, was founded in 2015 by the double bass player Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE to provide career opportunities for young Black and ethnically diverse classical musicians in the UK and Europe.
FLORENCE B PRICE Two Folksongs in Counterpoint
FRANZ SCHUBERT Piano Quintet in A, D667 ‘Trout’.
With regret, the 2020 season was cancelled due to Coronavirus (Covid-19).Read more...
Joanna MacGregor OBE is recognized as one of the world’s most wide-ranging and innovative musicians.
The 2019/20 season will see Joanna perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and she will give recitals at Wigmore Hall, St. George’s Bristol, Turner Sims Southampton, Perth Concert Hall, Theater aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht, Hebden Bridge Piano Festival, Mayfield Festival and at the Shaldon Festival. Truly a performance not to be missed!
BEETHOVEN Sonata in A flat major Op.110
LISZT Nuages Gris; La Lugubre Gondola 1; Funérailles
SOFIA GUBAIDULINA Chaconne
BEETHOVEN Sonata in F minor Op.57 ‘Appassionata’
'Come and Sing' in the Shaldon Festival Choir
Daytime Choral Workshop and Informal Evening Concert
Conductor: Gavin Carr
Music: Mendelssohn Elijah
Come and join the Shaldon Festival Choir to take part in an informal performance of Mendelssohn Elijah. The evening concert will be proceded by rehearsals duriing the day. With his trademark humour allied to deep vocal expertise and enormous experience in the choral world, Gavin Carr is recognised as one of the UK's leading choral conductors.
Winners of the 2019 Parkhouse Award at the Wigmore Hall, London, the LUX Trio was founded in Berlin in 2014, having initially studied together at Seoul Art High School in South Korea.
The Trio has participated in masterclasses with Mischa Meyer, Priya Mitchell, the Fauré Quartet and in 2018 were selected for the chamber coaching programme led by the Belcea Quartet.They have performed widely in Europe and South Korea, where in March 2019 they were invited to perform in the Rising Star Series.
MOZART Piano Trio No.1 Divertimento K.254 in B flat major
SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Trio No.2 in E minor
SMETANA Trio Op.15 in G minor
Kabantu is a collective from Manchester who unravel new marriages of music - this is autonomous music bridging countries and cultures, embracing the sheer joy in music from all over the globe. Highlights have included performing at the BBC Proms, live sessions for BBC Free Thinking Festival, BBC Radio 3 In Tune, World on 3 and an array of prestigious festivals and venues across the UK. Kabantu are Folk Alliance International 2019 Official Showcase Artists.
In addition, Kabantu will also hold an afternoon workshop with pupils from Shaldon School to build a performance piece which will be shown as an item in the evening concert.
Celebrating its 26th anniversary in 2019, ONYX BRASS continues to be the leading light in establishing the brass quintet as a medium for serious chamber music, presenting it in the entertaining and articulate style that has become the group’s trademark.
Their American themed programme includes:
BERNSTEIN Fanfare for Bima, IVES Variations on "America", BERNSTEIN Suite from "West Side Story", JOHN ADAMS China Gates, COPLAND Three Dance Episodes from Rodeo, MAYNARD Fanfare, HERBERT CHAPPELL Hollywood Portraits, JACKSON Anything But, KENNY WHEELER 1 for 5, and GERSHWIN A Broadway Selection Bernstein.
BBC Music Magazine described the group as “easily the classiest brass ensemble in Britain”, and Gramophone hailed “some of the most thrilling chamber brass-playing of its kind”.