Monday 11th November 2019 @ 7.45pm
Elgar String Quartet in E minor Op83, Violin Sonata in E minor Op 82, and Piano Quintet in A minor, Op84 in
A centenary celebration of Elgar's Indian summer as a composer of major works, when he wrote the cello concerto and tonight's three chamber works at his country cottage, Brinkwells. The Brodsky quartet make a welcome return to Edinburgh to play this special programme, performing with their new leader, Gina McCormack and the distinguished guest pianist Martin Roscoe.
Preceded at 6.30pm by a FREE illustrated talk on Elgar's Brinkwells years by Tom Kelly,President of the Elgar Society Scotland
"... the players gave unstintingly of their passion and energies, playing with a spirit so transformational you felt they were actually improving the world." The Strad
Monday 9th December @ 7.45pm
"The joy of playing together is palpable, the complicity is eloquent, the momentum is incessant .... chamber music which will delight fans of the genre." LIVraisons
Haydn String Quartet in D Op 76 No 5
Roukens 'Visions at Sea'
Scottish Traditional Music
Beethoven String Quartet in B flat Op 130
First prizewinner and Audience Prizewinner at the 9th Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition in 2017, the Maxwell Quartet is now firmly regarded as one of Britian's finest young string quartets.
with Victoria Simmonds and Alasdair Beatson
Monday 27th January @7.45pm
Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor K478
David Matthews 'White Flame' - a setting of 5 Muriel Spark poems for mezzo-soprano, piano and string quartet
Brahms Two songs Op 91 for voice, viola and piano
Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat op 44
A special coda to the Muriel Spark centenary with the first performance in Scotland of White Flame, David Matthews' setting of 5 Muriel Spark poems, . This will be framed by a hallmark Nash ensemble selection from some of the best-loved works in the chamber repertory.
Preceded at 6.30 pm by a talk by David Matthews and Alan Taylor, President of the Muriel Spark Society, on the work commissioned by the Society to celebrate her writings.
Monday 24th February 2020 @ 7.45pm
Programme to include Liszt 'Wilde Jagd' from Etudes d'execution transcendante, 'La cloche sonne' S238, 'Vision' from Etudes d'execution transcendante, 'Wiegenlied' S198, Beethoven Sonata Op 31/2 'The Tempest', and Schubert Sonata in C minor D 958
A rare chance to experience the exceptional talents of this internationally acclaimed young pianist who has won plaudits for his "intelligent programming and outstanding pianism"
"Very few pianists of Kolesnikov's generation share his abundance of intelligence, sensitivity, musicality, imagination and sheer instrumental mastery" Gramophone
"Here is a true poet of the keyboard" The Guardian