English Music Weekend: Peter Cigleris, Nicholas Roberts, Mark Bebbington – Great Barn, Hellens
Peter Cigleris – clarinet
Nicholas Roberts – cello
Mark Bebbington – piano
Finzi Five Bagatelles
Vaughan Williams Six Studies in English Folksong
Derek Smith Trio: ‘7 Deadly Sins’ (première)
Delius Cello Sonata
Ireland Fantasy Sonata
Gordon Jacob Trio
Peter Cigleris: ‘ … mellifluous and raucous … combined pyrotechnics with a delicate tone …’ – Birmingham Post
Nicholas Roberts: ‘ … consistently insightful …’ Culture Northern Ireland
This weekend of concerts brings together music from some of England’s finest composers of the last 150 years together with a much-acclaimed work by present-day composer Ian Venables and the première of an intriguing work by Derek Smith.
Internationally acknowledged as a champion of British music in particular, Mark Bebbington has been singled out as a pianist of rare refinement and maturity. The Coull Quartet, whose cellist Nicholas Roberts also appears in the final trio concert, has been at the forefront of British musical life for over forty years. Peter Cigleris, a rising name in the clarinet world who has performed widely across the UK and Europe, is notably recognised for his affinity with English music.
In partnership with Espressivo.