Sunday, 18 November 2018

7.30pm, Kelso Old Parish Church, TD5 7BH

Aronowitz Ensemble

Schubert

Adagio and Rondo Concertante in F major, D. 487

Faure

Piano Quartet No. 2 in G minor, Op. 45

Brahms

Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 26

The Aronowitz Ensemble brings together some of the best young musicians of the day. Tonight's line-up consists of:  Magnus Johnston, leader of The Navarra Quartet and a founder member of the Elias Quartet. Tom Poster is an old friend who has come to Kelso with Jennifer Pike and, more recently, with the young cellist Laura van der Heijden. A wonderful pianist and winner in 2007 of the Scottish International piano competition. Tom Hankey is a very fine viola and violin player, committed to contemporary music and who gives many concerto and recital performances.  Guy Johnston was a winner of the BBC Young Musician award among several other important awards. Since making his debut at the BBC Proms with the BBC Symphony Orchestra/Slatkin, Johnston has continued to enjoy an international career as a soloist and chamber musician.

Since joining the BBC’s New Generation Artists scheme in 2006, the Aronowitz Ensemble has featured extensively on BBC Radio 3. In addition to numerous studio recordings, broadcasts have included performances from the Wigmore and Bridgewater Halls, the Sage Gateshead, and the Aldeburgh, Bath, Cheltenham and City of London Festivals In 2009 the Ensemble won an award from the Borletti-Buitoni Trust which enabled them to release their debut CD on the Sonimage label.

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Evening Standard
In Elgar’s Piano Quintet, a late work imbued with nostalgia for pre-First World War certainties, the players find the muscle in its unashamedly Brahmsian writing, but there’s also an apt air of wistfulness in the way they turn the more pensive melodies. It’s an affecting account that deserves wide currency.
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