January Festival 2011

7 – 16 January 2011

In January 2011 Wye Valley Chamber Music returned for the 12th annual Festival, performing six concerts in venues up and down the Wye Valley.

2011 Festival Artists

Piano Alasdair Beatson, Simon Crawford-Phillips, Tim Horton and Daniel Tong
Violin Sara Bitlloch, Florence Cooke, Katharine Gowers, Ben Hancox, Klara Hellgren, Laura Samuel and Matthew Truscott
Viola Jessica Beeston, William Coleman, Tom Dunn and Tom Hankey
Cello Guy Johnston, Robin Michael, Alice Neary and Amy Norrington

Friday 7 January, St Briavels Church


Pre-concert talk on Schubert’s Fantasy in F minor by Richard Wigmore at St Briavels Castle


Janácek Sonata for Violin and Piano
Laura Samuel, Daniel Tong

Dvorák Terzetto in C, op.74
Laura Samuel, Florence Cooke, Tom Hankey

Martinu Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola
Laura Samuel, Tom Dunn

Schubert Fantasy in F minor for piano 4 hands, D 940
Simon Crawford-Phillips, Alasdair Beatson

Saturday 8 January, Treowen Manor


Pre-concert talk on Haydn’s String Quartet op. 17 by Richard Wigmore


Schubert Sonata (Duo) in A for Violin and Piano, D 574
Tom Hankey, Daniel Tong

Haydn String Quartet in C minor, op.17 no.4
Matthew Truscott, Tom Hankey, Tom Dunn, Robin Michael

Schubert Piano Trio in B flat, D 898
Florence Cooke, Robin Michael, Daniel Tong

Wednesday 12 January, Bishop’s Palace, Hereford


Beethoven Piano Trio in G, op.1 no.2
Sara Bitlloch, Amy Norrington, Daniel Tong

Enescu Piano Quartet in D minor, op.30
Ben Hancox, William Coleman, Robin Michael, Simon Crawford-Phillips

Dvorák Piano Quintet in A, op.81
Katharine Gowers, Ben Hancox, Jessica Beeston, Guy Johnston, Alasdair Beatson

Saturday 15 January, Treowen Manor
Discovery Day

11.30am – 6pm

Hosted by Stephen Walsh. The First Viennese school, with readings of letters, discussions with musicians and complete performances of:

Beethoven Piano Trio in E flat, op.1 no.1
Katharine Gowers, Guy Johnston, Daniel Tong

Haydn Piano Trio in D minor, Hob XV:23
Matthew Truscott, Alice Neary, Tim Horton

Mozart String Quartet in F, K 590
Laura Samuel, Katharine Gowers, Jessica Beeston, Amy Norrington

Schubert Fantasy in C for Violin and Piano, D 934
Matthew Truscott, Simon Crawford-Phillips

Beethoven String Quartet in C sharp minor, op.131
Tom Hankey, Florence Cooke, William Coleman, Amy Norrington

Schubert String Quartet in A minor, D 804 ‘Rosamunde’
Laura Samuel, Florence Cooke, Tom Dunn, Robin Michael

Sunday 16 January, Hellens Manor


Pre-concert talk on Bartók’s Piano Quintet by Stephen Walsh


Beethoven String Trio in C minor, op.9 no.3
Klara Hellgren, Jessica Beeston, Robin Michael

Bartók Piano Quintet
Laura Samuel, Tom Hankey, William Coleman, Alice Neary, Daniel Tong


Pre-concert talk on Chausson’s Concerto by Stephen Walsh


Mozart String Quintet in E flat, K 614
Klara Hellgren, Tom Hankey, Tom Dunn, Jessica Beeston, Alice Neary

Saint-Saëns Piano Quartet in B flat, op.41
Matthew Truscott, Tom Dunn, Robin Michael, Tim Horton

Chausson Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet
Katharine Gowers, Simon Crawford-Phillips, Klara Hellgren, Florence Cooke, Tom Dunn, Guy Johnston