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TRMS Upcoming Concerts



Friday, 03.11.2017


John Donegan Jazz Quartet

Seven months late but still very welcome

Tommaso Starace The highly-regarded Italian jazz saxophonist Tommaso Starace will finally give his debut performance in Rickmansworth on November 3 – seven months behind schedule.
Tommaso was due to appear as a member of the John Donegan Quartet at a Three Rivers Music Society concert back in April. But just days before the concert, Milan-born Tommaso broke his leg in a road accident and the quartet had to perform as a trio. Tommaso Starace 1

Fully recovered, Tommaso is now looking forward to re-joining Chorleywood-based jazz pianist John Donegan, double bass player Terry Pack, and drummer Greg McCarthy, for next month’s Rickmansworth concert.

The wait should be worthwhile because Tommaso is an exceptional saxophonist. Since gaining a postgraduate degree in jazz studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2000 he has performed at major jazz clubs, festivals and concert halls in the UK, Switzerland and Italy.

He has collaborated with the Oscar-winning film composer Dario Marianelli (Pride and Prejudice and Atonement) and has recorded critically successful albums with his own quartet.

John Donegan, a renowned modern jazz pianist who performs regularly at the Café in the Crypt at St Martin-in-the-Fields and other London jazz venues, has also been in the recording studios. His latest album, Jen’s Progress, which was named after the second of his three daughters, was launched earlier this year and his forthcoming album, Amarie, will be dedicated to his wife, Marie.
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Tracks from both albums, as well as standards from the Great American Songbook, will feature in this concert.

Friday, 3rd November 2017
The Concert begins at 7.30 PM
All seats unreserved
at the
BAPTIST CHURCH, HIGH STREET, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTS. WD3 1EH

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Wednesday, 29.11.2017


LUNCHTIME CONCERT - 1.00 PM

The Purcell School Students (1)


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The Purcell School Chamber Music

Chamber music is regarded as an essential component of an all-round musical education, and all pianists, string, wind and brass players in Year 9 and above are members of at least one chamber group. Purcell School currently runs over 50 chamber ensembles, including string quartets, piano trios, quartets and quintets, piano duets, wind quintets and sextets, brass quintets and dectets, percussion ensembles, and vocal groups. All of these rehearse weekly and receive coaching, and the best are chosen to perform at the Wigmore Hall or another prestigious London venue.

TRMS is proud to organise first of this type of concerts of to encourage aspiring and talented young musicians who will become maestros of tomorrow.

Details to follow soon.

Wednesday, 29th November 2017
LUNCHTIME CONCERT at 1.00 PM
All seats unreserved
at the
BAPTIST CHURCH, HIGH STREET, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTS. WD3 1EH
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Wednesday, 07.02.2018


LUNCHTIME CONCERT - 1.00 PM

The Purcell School Students (2)


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The Purcell School Chamber Music

The second in our collaboration with the Purcell School.

The Purcell Chamber Music Academy has been created to give young musicians an opportunity to extend their knowledge of Chamber Music by interacting and playing alongside eminent classical musicians. There course runs roughly once a month on Saturday mornings at The Purcell School during the academic year.

The sessions are led by Charles Sewart, Head of Strings at The Purcell School for Young Musicians. As a member of the Chilingirian Quartet, Charles performed all over the world and since leaving the quartet in 2007, has enjoyed a broad and varied teaching and performing career. There will be a public concert at the end of the year and students will be expected to study and practice between workshops.

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Details to follow soon.

Wednesday, 7th February 2018
LUNCHTIME CONCERT at 1.00 PM
All seats unreserved
at the
BAPTIST CHURCH, HIGH STREET, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTS. WD3 1EH
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Friday, 18.02.2018


Julian Trevelyan, piano


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At the age of sixteen, Julian Trevelyan came top in the Long-Thibaud-Crespin 2015 international piano competition (he was awarded the second Grand Prix, no first prize was awarded) – one of the youngest laureates in the history of this prestigious competition. He also won the concerto prize with his performance of Bartók’s third piano concerto. Earlier in 2015, he won second prize and the Mocsari prize at the Ile-de-France international piano competition; and was awarded the Grand Prix at the Concours Festival pour le Repertoire Pianistique Moderne. More recently, he was awarded second prize in the 2016 Kissinger KlavierOlymp in Germany.  At the 2017 Kissinger Sommer Festival, Julian was awarded the Luitpold Prize.

   Competition success has resulted in invitations to give concerts in a number of European countries - Switzerland, France, Russia, Poland, Germany and Hungary - during 2016. Highlights included performing Bartók’s third piano concerto in Hungary with the Danubia Symphony Orchestra, and in Russia with the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra; and two performances of Schumann's piano concerto with the Wuhan Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Liu Peng, in Normandy.  Click here to see details of past concerts.

   Julian is now based in Paris, where he studies at the Ecole Normale, supported by a scholarship from the Or du Rhin Foundation. His schedule includes concerts in France, Switzerland, Germany and England.  Click here to see details of forthcoming concerts.

    His repertoire is varied, ranging from Bach to Boulez.  In June 2015, BBC Radio 3 broadcast his live performance of seven of ‘Douze Notations’ by Boulez.  He also appeared as the young Boulez in ‘A Pierre Dream’ at the Snape Festival.  He has performed the ‘Kids Collection’ at St Albans Film Festival, and at the Snape Proms – playing four Chopin études that accompany animated film sequences from ‘Chopin Shorts’.

   He has performed many Beethoven sonatas, and most of the solo piano repertoire by Debussy and Ravel. His modern and contemporary repertoire includes Bartók Out Doors suite, various Ligeti Ètudes, and sonatas by Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Ullmann.  In November 2016 he gave the world premiere performance of Howards Blake's Snowman Rhapsody, a solo piano concert arrangement of music drawn from the film and stage show.

   Piano is his principal instrument, but he also plays the violin and enjoys chamber music with Pro Corda and MusicWorks. He was a chorister with St Albans Cathedral Choir and then sung as a tenor with Abbey Singers. Julian has been a member of Aldeburgh Young Musicians since 2012, where a number of his compositions have been performed. He also enjoys acting.

   Julian is a keen geologist and is studying for a degree with the Open University.

Details to follow soon.

Friday, 16th February 2018 at 7.30 PM
All seats unreserved
at the
BAPTIST CHURCH, HIGH STREET, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTS. WD3 1EH
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Wednesday, 21.03.2018


LUNCHTIME CONCERT - 1.00 PM

Walker, Maguire, Butterworth & Halls


The second concert given by this quartet.

The Piano quartet returns to Rickmansworth with Jayne Walker (violin), Anna Maguire (viola), David Butterworth (piano) and Steven Halls (cello) performing Richard Strauss's youthful and stunning piano quartet.

Details to follow soon.

Wednesday, 21st March 2018
LUNCHTIME CONCERT at 1.00 PM
All seats unreserved
at the
BAPTIST CHURCH, HIGH STREET, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTS. WD3 1EH
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Date & Venue to be confirmed


The Jubilee Ensemble


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A family musical day...

The Jubilee Ensemble consists of Nick Evans-Pughe, the lead with his fellow musicians including John Kane, Jane Kane, David Lewis, Coral Lancaster.

They create a unique fun-filled family music making experience featuring a coffee concert, an afternoon family concert and an evening clarinet quintet concert.

TRMS is hoping to organise this during the Easter Break 2018.

Details about the date and venue to follow soon.


 

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Wednesday, 09.05.2018


Thomas Bowes, violin

plays solo Bach Partitas & Sonatas


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This will be a wonderful and unmissable event. TRMS is fortunate and proud to have secured time with such a talented musician.

Thomas Bowes is widely recognised as one of the UK’s most versatile and accomplished violinists – as a soloist, chamber musician, concertmaster and artistic director.   

His concerto work in the UK, Germany and the USA has included performances of the Elgar, Walton, Britten and Szymanowski concertos.  At the invitation of the late Lady Walton, Tom spent three weeks on Ischia studying the history and score of the Walton concerto. His subsequent critically acclaimed recording of the work (along with the Barber concerto) for Signum Classics reveals a special connection to Walton’s music. Thomas_Bowes

Tom undertook an extensive ‘Bach Pilgrimage’ at the end of the 2012/13 season, giving fifty concerts of the unaccompanied Sonatas and Partitas of JS Bach in churches across mainland Britain and raising over £20,000 for various charities.  He is currently in the process of recording the works for release in 2016 and also planning a second ‘Pilgrimage’ in Europe.  

Tom’s partnership with his wife, the composer and pianist Eleanor Alberga, has played a significant role throughout his career. As the duo “Double Exposure” they toured extensively across the USA, made a ground-breaking trip to China in 1997 and gave regular performances and broadcasts in the UK.  The Duo established a reputation for adventurous programming and regularly performed commissions and world premieres of American and British composers. 

As an enthusiastic champion of contemporary music, Tom gave the world premiere of Eleanor Alberga’s Violin Concerto with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Joseph Swensen. A second Alberga concerto is in the midst of composition and a premiere is planned for the 2017/18 season. 

Chamber music has been a major part of Tom’s artistic life – he was the founding leader of the Maggini Quartet – and since 2003 he has been the Artistic Director of the Langvad Chamber Music Jamboree in northern Denmark.  More recently, with Eleanor Alberga, he founded the music festival Arcadia in north Herefordshire, England.  Central to the ethos of both festivals is to bring fresh, authentic and vibrant music making to local communities and their audiences.

Equally at home in the commercial recording studio, Tom is in great demand as soloist and concertmaster and works closely with many of today’s most eminent film composers and amongst numerous film credits are such hit-movies as the Bond films “Spectre” and “Skyfall”, The Hunger Games trilogy, “The King’s Speech” and “The Da Vinci Code”. Tom is privileged to own and play a violin by one of the great Cremonese makers - a splendid 1659 Nicolo Amati.

Wednesay, 9th May 2018 at 7.30 PM
All seats unreserved
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BAPTIST CHURCH, HIGH STREET, RICKMANSWORTH, HERTS. WD3 1EH
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