Cockermouth Music Society

Upcoming Concerts & Events


Anna Tsybuleva (piano)

Tuesday 17th October 2017

Venue

United Reformed Church, Main Street, Cockermouth on Tuesday 17th October 2017 at 7:30 pm

Admission

Subscription Tickets covering all 7 Professional Concerts, Young Persons’ Concert, Members’ Concert and membership of the society £85.

Ordinary Membership £14 Senior, Junior £5 - includes tickets at reduced prices.

Tickets: Members £14; non-Members £17.

Accompanied children Free. Unaccompanied and students under 25 - Half Price.

Programme

J.S. Bach – S. Feinberg “Largo in A minor” from Organ Sonata in C major BWV 529

Schumann Sonata No. 1 in F-sharp minor

Rameau Selections

Debussy Selected Preludes

Artist Details

In June 2015 Anna Tsybuleva won 1st Prize at the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition in the United Kingdom, leading to many important engagements both in the UK and internationally 

She was born in 1990 and grew up in the small scientific town of Nizhny Arkhyz (Karachay-Cherkess Republic, Russia). She started piano studies at the age of six, and her first piano teacher was her mother, Svetlana Tsybuleva. From 2000 to 2003 she studied at the Shostakovich Music School in Volgodonsk (Russia) in the class of Elena Vorobyova. From 2003 to 2009 Anna continued her music education at the Moscow Central Music School in the piano class of Professor Ludmila Roschina. From 2009 to 2014 she studied with the same teacher at the Moscow State Conservatory and graduated with top honours and “the best student 2014” award. At present Anna Tsybuleva is a post-graduate student at the Moscow Conservatory, while also studying at the Basel Music Academy with professor Claudio Martinez Mehner.

Alongside many solo piano recitals, since 2000 Anna has also performed with a number of important Russian orchestras, including Rostov Symphony Orchestra, Saratov Symphony Orchestra, Volgograd Philharmonic Orchestra; under conductors, such as Peter Gribanov, Ravil Martynov, Vladimir Khlebnikov, Alexander Zhigaylo, Eduard Serov and Hobart Earle (Odessa Symphony orchestra). Anna Tsybuleva has also performed in Japan with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra under Inoue Michiyoshi and the Takamatsu Symphony Orchestra under Hideaki Hirai. She recently performed Brahms 2nd Piano Concerto with the Halle Orchestra under Sir Mark Elder in Leeds.

In 2012 Anna Tsybuleva took part in International Gilels Piano competition in Odessa (Ukraine), where she has won the 1st prize. The same year Anna was one of the winners of prestigious Hamamatsu Piano competition (Hamamatsu, Japan).

Anna Tsybuleva has performed at a number of international music festivals in Russia, United States, Europe and Japan.

Venue

Christ Church, South Street, Cockermouth on Tuesday 21st November 2017 at 7:30 pm

Admission

With the support of Orchestras Live

Subscription Tickets covering all 7 Professional Concerts, Young Persons’ Concert, Members’ Concert and membership of the society £85.

Ordinary Membership £14 Senior, Junior £5 - includes tickets at reduced prices.

Tickets: Members £18; non-Members £20.

Accompanied children Free. Unaccompanied and students under 25 - Half Price.

Programme

Haydn: Symphony No 49 ‘La Passione’

Mozart: Piano Concerto K414

Holst: St Pauls Suite

Mozart: Symphony No 29

Artist Details

Viv McLean won First Prize at the 2002 Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona. He has performed at all the major venues in the UK as well as throughout Europe, Japan, Australia and the USA.

Viv’s concerto work includes appearances with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Sinfonia Viva, Orchestra of the Swan, London Concert Orchestra, Scottish Concert Orchestra and the National Musicians’ Symphony Orchestra.

Viv studied at the Royal Academy of Music where he held the Hodgson Fellowship and was made an Associate of the Royal Academy in 2005. He made his Wigmore Hall recital debut through winning the Friends of the Royal Academy Wigmore Award. Whilst studying at the Academy, he was the piano winner at the Royal Overseas-League Music Competition and was selected as one of three winners of the National Federation of Music Societies’ Young Artists Competition, leading to various recitals and concerto appearances throughout Great Britain.

Viv has recorded regularly for BBC Radio 3 since making his recital debut through the BBC Radio 3 Young Artists Forum scheme and has also recorded recitals for Classic FM, WDR Radio in Germany, Radio France, ABC Radio in Australia, NRK Radio in Norway and for the Sky Arts television channel. His commercial releases include recordings for such labels as Sony Classical Japan, Naxos, Nimbus and the RPO label.

The Northern Chamber Orchestra celebrates its 50th Anniversary in the 2017 / 2018 season.  It is one of the country’s top, professional chamber orchestras and has received critical acclaim for its diverse and exciting concerts and for its many recordings. Its expansive orchestral repertoire includes challenging works and new pieces by contemporary composers. The NCO is also highly regarded for its inspiring learning and outreach programmes and for its engaging teacher training initiatives. The NCO is the ‘Orchestra in Residence’ at Buxton Festival, Manchester Metropolitan University and Blackburn Cathedral and has a special learning and performance partnership with Chetham’s School of Music.

Venue

United Reformed Church, Main Street, Cockermouth on Tuesday 19th December 2017 at 7:30 pm

Admission

Subscription Tickets covering all 7 Professional Concerts, Young Persons’ Concert, Members’ Concert and membership of the society £85.

Ordinary Membership £14 Senior, Junior £5 - includes tickets at reduced prices.

Tickets: Members £14; non-Members £17.

Accompanied children Free. Unaccompanied and students under 25 - Half Price.

Programme

Using no mirth-control Joglaresa blow the dust off medieval song and romp through Christmas Past - with medieval and folk song as a springboard for their invention.

Amongst their own newly-composed carols such as A Lovely Rose and a mashup of rapper Flo Rida’s You Spin My Head Round with a medieval motet, there will also be Blow, Blow thou Winter Wind by Orlando Gough.

With fidel, harp, bells, bagpipes, dulcimer and voices Joglaresa ring in Christmas and New Year.

Artist Details

Directed by Belinda Sykes, this London-based ensemble has been playing since 1992. Now well-established, they are particularly interesting for the way in which they imaginatively push, and often transcend, the limits of what is often thought of as early music.

They were the first medieval band to develop a programme of songs entirely devoted to Mary Magdalen, and they were pioneers in programming medieval Jewish and Arabic texts for otherwise more-commonplace Iberian and Crusades programmes - their Crusades programme (The Scimitar and the Sword) represents the voices of Judaism and Islam alongside the Christian viewpoint, and their Arts Council-award-winning programme of medieval Hebrew/Arabic/Spanish song (Dreams of Andalusia) includes songs by medieval Arab-Andalusian poets and Spanish-Hebrew poets.

Their work focuses on connecting ancient and traditional musics but, rather than create a ‘fusion’ or a surreal mix of these styles, they aim to use their combined experiences (upbringings drenched in traditional Irish, English, Maghrebi, Balkan and Middle Eastern music) to create a homogenous sound - Joglaresa members spent years in North Africa and the Middle East absorbing the best traditional tunes, learning the local languages (Arabic and Hebrew).

Their performances include the Aldeburgh Festival, York Early Music Festival, London’s Lufthansa Festival, the Queen Elizabeth Hall (London), St David’s Hall (Cardiff), London’s Barbican Centre, Sana’a & Aden (Yemen), Brezice Early Music Festival (Slovenia), Istanbul, Amsterdam International Festival of Jewish Music, Chinchilla Early Music Festival; tours in Germany, Belgium, Italy and Holland. Numerous radio broadcasts - the world over…

Artington Quartet

Tuesday 16th January 2018

Venue

United Reformed Church, Main Street, Cockermouth on Tuesday 16th January 2018 at 7:30 pm

Admission

Subscription Tickets covering all 7 Professional Concerts, Young Persons’ Concert, Members’ Concert and membership of the society £85.

Ordinary Membership £14 Senior, Junior £5 - includes tickets at reduced prices.

Tickets: Members £14; non-Members £17.

Accompanied children Free. Unaccompanied and students under 25 - Half Price.

Programme

Borodin: String Quartet No 2

Beethoven: String Quartet Op 18 No 2 in G Major

Shostakovich: String Quartet No 8

Artist Details

The Artington String Quartet is made up of 4 musicians who live within 5 miles of Artington between Guildford and Godalming in Surrey.  Between them they have over 75 years of experience working as professional musicians in the U.K. and abroad. The quartet intends to explore and share the rich and wonderful repertoire of the String Quartet from Haydn to the present day.

Their chamber music and solo performing has taken them to countries such as China, Mexico, Israel and Egypt. The quartet’s members have won various prizes for excellence in chamber music performance and played in venues such as “Bellas Artes” in Mexico City, the Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St.Martin’s in the Fields and the Electric Theatre, Guildford!

Mal, Catherine, Emily, and Jonny have worked with orchestras such as the B.B.C. Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony, English National Ballet, RTE Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.  There is more information about each of them on the quartet’s website.

Venue

United Reformed Church, Main Street, Cockermouth on Tuesday 20th February 2018 at 8:30 pm

Admission

Supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust

Subscription Tickets covering all 7 Professional Concerts, Young Persons’ Concert, Members’ Concert and membership of the society £85.

Ordinary Membership £14 Senior, Junior £5 - includes tickets at reduced prices.

Tickets: Members £14; non-Members £17.

Accompanied children Free. Unaccompanied and students under 25 - Half Price.

Programme

Hamilton Hardy: In Ireland

J S Bach: Sonata in E Major

Tchaikowsky: Lensky’s Aria from Eugen Onegin

Vivaldi: La Notte

Poulenc: Sonata

Schubert: Standchen

Gluck: Dance of the Blessed Spirits

Prokofiev: Sonata

Artist Details

Sarah Bennett is studying towards a Masters degree at the Royal Academy of Music, and was previously at the Royal Northern College of Music, graduating with a first class degree. Sarah has performed as Guest Principal flute with Northern Ballet and the Hallé Orchestra, as well as regularly freelancing with the London Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Opera North, Royal Northern Sinfonia, London Sinfonietta, National Symphony Orchestra, Arensky Chamber Orchestra, Constella Ballet and Sinfonia Cymru. Sarah was awarded places on the 2011 London Symphony Orchestra Academy and the 2013 London Sinfonietta Academy and has also done orchestral experience schemes BBC Philharmonic, Halle and Philharmonia orchestras.

Sarah joined Catrin Finch to give performances of William Matthias’s Concerto Melos for Flute and Harp with Orchestra on a tour of Wales with Sinfonia Cymru. Other notable performances include Liebermann’s Flute Concerto with the RNCM Symphony Orchestra after winning the RNCM Concerto Competition. Sarah won the Yamaha Music Foundation Europe Scholarship (2015), RAM Jo Weinberg Flute Award (2015/16) RNCM Gold Medal Award (2012), the RNCM Ken Griffin Flute Prize (2012), and gained Second Prizes in the Alexander and Buono International Flute Competition (2013, New York), the RAM Flute Competition (2014) and the RAM Piccolo Competition (2015). 

She was a founding member of the award winning flute trio ‘Tempest’, who’s successes included winning the 2013 Royal Over Seas League Chamber Music Competition, Second Prize in the 15th international Kuhlau Flute Competition (2013, Germany), and winning all the chamber music prizes at the RNCM (Chris Rowland Prize, Trevor Wye Prize, Contemporary Music Award, and Chamber Music Group of the Year 2011). They were Park Lane Group Artists for the 2013/14 season, giving performances in the Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and St Martin-in-the-Fields.

 Daniel King Smith has given concerts all over the world as both soloist and accompanist. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music where he won the Harold Craxton and Max Pirani prizes for Chamber Music and others for his all-round musical ability. 

His extensive concerto repertoire, featuring works by Rachmaninov, Beethoven, Gershwin, Ravel and Mozart, has led to many concerto performances in the UK and around Europe, including the Royal Festival Hall, London, various theatres in Cataluña, Spain, and San Stefano al Ponte, Florence.

Accompaniment and chamber music are a major part of Daniel’s life and he is currently staff accompanist at the Royal College of Music Junior Department and at the Purcell School leading to concerts for Prince Charles and at the Wigmore Hall. He also regularly accompanies at the Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music and for Philharmonia Orchestra and South Bank Sinfonia auditions.

Daniel has performed on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio Ulster as part of the Belfast Festival, Northern Ireland, and appeared in the televised finals of BBC Young Musician of the Year 1996 as soloist and regularly since then as accompanist. In September 2003 he played as orchestral pianist with the Philharmonia Orchestra. He has also recorded a number of CDs, including a recent release with clarinettist Anna Hashimoto on the Meridian label.

Rautio Piano trio

Tuesday 13th March 2018

Venue

United Reformed Church, Main Street, Cockermouth on Tuesday 13th March 2018 at 7:30 pm

Admission

Subscription Tickets covering all 7 Professional Concerts, Young Persons’ Concert, Members’ Concert and membership of the society £85.

Ordinary Membership £14 Senior, Junior £5 - includes tickets at reduced prices.

Tickets: Members £14; non-Members £17.

Accompanied children Free. Unaccompanied and students under 25 - Half Price.

Programme

Mozart: Piano Trio in B Flat KV502

Faure: Piano trio Op. 120 in D minor

Beethoven: Piano trio in B flat Op. 97 ‘Archduke’

Artist Details

The award-winning Rautio Piano Trio is one of Britain’s most dynamic chamber ensembles, critically acclaimed for their innovative programming and captivating performances. The Trio give highly imaginative concerts incorporating rarely performed works with the cornerstones of the repertoire, and regularly use historical instruments for their performances of 18th and 19th century music. In June they released a disc of Mozart Piano Trios with Resonus Classics, hailed by the Observer as ‘an impressive achievement’. This was recorded on a fortepiano belonging to the late Christopher Hogwood.

The Rautio Trio have given multiple performances at the Wigmore Hall, South Bank, Bridgewater Hall, live on BBC Radio 3, throughout the UK and in France, Austria, Germany and Israel. The Trio’s programming also features 20th century and contemporary music including premieres of new works. In 2015 they curated a special Shostakovich concert at Kings Place, ‘Approaching the Iron Curtain’, where they celebrated the composer’s life and music on the 40th anniversary of his death. Other highlights include performing at the Hambacher Musikfest in Germany, SOUND contemporary music festival in Scotland, English Haydn Festival, Pablo Casals Festival in France and at the Haydn-Saal in Vienna. In 2016 the Trio explored the often neglected trios of Johann Christian Bach (the ‘London Bach’) which they first performed for the London Bach Society BachFest in 2014. A Mendelssohn and JC Bach cycle featured with double concerts at the Cobbe Collection of historical instruments and at St George’s Bristol.

The Rautio Piano Trio was formed at the Royal Academy of Music and IMS Prussia Cove. They have been recipients of numerous awards from the Tillett Trust, Worshipful Company of Musicians, Park Land Group, Musician’s Benevolent Fund Ensemble Award, English Speaking Union and held a Leverhulme Chamber Music Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music.

Details of the members, Jane Gordon (violin), Victoria Simonsen (cello) and Jan Rautio (piano) are available on their website.