16th NNMF 10 - 21 August

16th NORTH NORFOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL

10-21 AUGUST 2021

 

Tuesday 10th August, St Mary’s Church, South Creake

3-6pm FESTIVAL MASTERCLASS Day 1

MELVYN TAN and SIMON ROWLAND-JONES working with young pianists THOMAS KELLY and ANA MANASTIREANU from the Royal College of Music, and the CLOVA QUARTET from the Royal Academy of Music.

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TICKETS £5



Wednesday 11th August, St Mary’s Church, South Creake

3-6pm FESTIVAL MASTERCLASS Day 2

MELVYN TAN and SIMON ROWLAND-JONES working with young pianists THOMAS KELLY and ANA MANASTIREANU from the Royal College of Music, and the CLOVA QUARTET from the Royal Academy of Music.

TICKETS £5



Masterclasses on 10th and 11th August will last approximately three hours.

Both Melvyn Tan and Simon Rowland-Jones will be teaching and all the students will be playing in both classes. These will be relaxed and informal events, and listeners are invited to enter and leave as they please at any point between 3-6pm.

Audience members are welcome to stay for a drink after the class has finished and meet everyone involved



Thursday 12th August, St Mary’s Church, South Creake    

3pm CLOVA QUARTET

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BEETHOVEN String Quartet in A, Op.18 No.5

BARTÓK String Quartet No.2

Formed at the Royal Academy of Music in 2019, the Clova Quartet is an exciting, young and innovative string quartet based in London.  Following on from their NNMF debut, the Clova Quartet will depart for Norway where they are competing in the 2021 Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition.

TICKETS £12


6pm THOMAS KELLY piano

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BEETHOVEN Fantasia in G minor, Op.77

BRAHMS 4 Klavierstücke, Op.119

SCRIABIN Sonata No.9, Op.68 ‘Black Mass’

CHOPIN Barcarolle, Op.60

LISZT Dante Sonata

MENDELSSOHN-RACHMANINOFF Scherzo

Thomas Kelly was born in 1998 and started playing the piano aged 3. Thomas has won 1st prizes including Pianale International Piano Competition 2017, Kharkiv Assemblies 2018, at Lucca Virtuoso e Bel Canto festival 2018, RCM Joan Chissell Schumann competition 2019, Kendall Taylor Beethoven competition 2019, BPSE Intercollegiate Beethoven competition 2019 and the 4th Theodor Leschetizky competition 2020. This is Thomas’s second visit to NNMF and those of you who came to his debut in 2019 will no doubt remember his spectacular recital.

TICKETS £12



Friday 13th August  

11.30am ANA MANASTIREANU piano, CLOVA QUARTET 

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Here is Anna playing with tenor Ted Black. They will appear together at another NNMF concert at The Wells Maltings next February.

SCHUMANN Adagio and Allegro, Op.70

Nadia BOULANGER Trois pièces

de FALLA Danse Espagnole, from ‘La Vida Breve’ 

WOLF Italian Serenade

SCHUMANN Piano Quintet in E flat, Op.44

Ana Manastireanu is currently the Constant & Kit Lambert Junior Fellow at the Royal College of Music in London, where she studies with Kathron Sturrock, Simon Lepper and Roger Vignoles. Recent festival appearances include the Oxford Lieder Festival, Lewes Festival of Song, Leeds Lieder Festival, London Song Festival, Toronto Summer Music Festival, Orford Music Festival and the British Isles Music Festival. In this mixed programme she is joined by the Clova Quartet for their second appearance at the 16th NNMF.

TICKETS £12


3pm JAMES ATKINSON baritone SIMON LEPPER piano

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DRING Three Shakespeare Songs

SCHUBERT Gesänge des Harfners aus "Wilhelm Meister"

Clara SCHUMANN An einem lichten morgen

FINZI Let Us Garlands Bring

BRAHMS Vier ernste Gesänge

British baritone James Atkinson is currently in his second year at the Royal College of Music Opera School, studying with Alison Wells. He has appeared several times at Oxford Lieder where his performance early in 2021 brought him plaudits from Hugh Canning who wrote in The Sunday Times that James’s ‘natural lieder singing, idiomatic German and lyric baritone ‘marks him out as name to watch. We are delighted that he will be joined by pianist Simon Lepper who has been a regular guest in Norfolk for many years.

TICKETS £15


6pm MELVYN TAN piano

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DEBUSSY Suite Bergamasque

COUPERIN Pieces de clavecin

RAVEL Tombeau de Couperin

CHOPIN Ballade No.1, Scherzo No.4, Ballade No.4

Although this concert is sold out the Vicar has kindly agreed to allow some additional seating in the chancel.  Naturally the view from behind the stage will be restricted but the seats will be close to the platform so the sound will still be excellent. If you would like to book chancel seats, please call the box office on 01328 730357. 

Chancel tickets are £10 each.

Melvyn Tan returns to NNMF for the eight consecutive Festival.  Each year he has performed to capacity audiences with his exceptional programmes and outstanding performances.

TICKETS £20

This concert is generously supported by a longstanding Friend of the Festival and by Zara Perry



Saturday 14th August  

3pm ANDREA MASTRONI bass IAIN BURNSIDE piano

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SCHUBERT Winterreise

Andrea Mastroni was born in Milan where he still lives. He first studied the clarinet before moving to vocal studies at the Istituto Claudio Monteverdi in Cremona. That he has chosen to sing Winterreise in South Creake is proof that Andrea is  one of the most versatile of today’s international singers -  in the current season alone has sung major roles in works by Pergolesi, Cavalli, Wagner, Stravinsky and Mozart. 

TICKETS £20


6pm LEONORE PIANO TRIO

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BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in G, Op.1 No.2 

ROWLAND-JONES Aniwaniwa, for cello and piano 

BEETHOVEN  Piano Trio in B flat, Op.97 “Archduke”

We are delighted to welcome back the Leonore Piano Trio to NNMF and are very grateful to them for replacing the Trio Ondine, who were unable to travel from Denmark this summer due to the ongoing uncertainties surrounding international travel.   

Formed in 2012, the Leonore Trio brings together three internationally acclaimed artists whose piano trio performances as part of Ensemble 360 were met with such an enthusiastic response that they decided to form a piano trio in its own right. The Trio has since given concerts throughout the UK, Italy, Norway (Bergen International Festival and Oslo Concert Hall), Denmark and in New Zealand.

“Excitable, high-octane brilliance...The Leonore Piano Trio haul these dazzling delights back into the daylight with suitably virtuosic verve”

Stephen Pritchard, The Guardian

TICKETS £20

This concert is generously supported by Anthony Clamp



 Sunday 15th August  

3pm LEONORE PIANO TRIO with SIMON ROWLAND-JONES viola

HAYDN Piano Trio in C, Hob:XV:27

AMY BEACH PIano Trio, Op.150

MOZART Piano Quartet in G minor, K478

In their second NNMF concert the Leonore Piano Trio begin with one of Haydn’s most outstanding and original piano trios. The highly romantic piano trio by American composer, Amy Beach, dates from 1938 and is a strong, captivating work. For the final work in the programme the trio will be joined by Joint Festival Director, Simon Rowland-Jones for Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor.  

TICKETS £20


6pm ALESSANDRO FISHER tenor SHOLTO KYNOCH piano

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Songs by CLARA and ROBERT SCHUMANN, DONIZETTI, BELLINI, TOSTI, HAHN

British tenor Alessandro Fisher was a Choral Scholar at Clare College, Cambridge where he studied Modern and Mediaeval Languages. He continued his musical studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

He won the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Award, is currently a BBC New Generation Artist and has sung with a number of opera companies in England including West Green Opera, Brampton Opera and at Garsington.

TICKETS £15



Monday 16th August  

6pm NAVARRA STRING QUARTET

MOZART String Quartet in E flat, K.428

BARTOK String Quartet No.3

BEETHOVEN String Quartet in G, Op.18 No.2

We are delighted to welcome back the Navarra String Quartet to NNMF and are very grateful to them for replacing the Karski Quartet, who are unable to travel from Belgium this summer due to the ongoing uncertainties surrounding international travel. Their programme includes the second of Beethoven’s Op.18 quartets, an extra contribution to NNMF’s 250-year celebration of Beethoven’s birth, now for obvious reasons one year late.

The Navarra String Quartet have a new format as the former violinists, Magnus and Marije Johnston, left the quartet at the beginning of this year.  The new players are Benjamin Marquise Gilmore, currently joint concert master of the Scottish Chamber orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra, and the brilliant young Swiss violinist, Laia Braun. We look forward very much to hearing such a promising fresh line-up.

TICKETS £15

This concert is generously supported by Brian Hatfield



Tuesday 17th August 

11.30am PETER MALLINSON viola MATTHIAS WIESNER viola

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A programme of Viola Duos and a surprise Trio!

GLINKA Ruslan & Ludmilla Overture (arr. Taylor-Cohen)

ROWLAND-JONES Suite for two violas

SCHUBERT Three Songs (arr. Taylor-Cohen)

BRIDGE Lament and Caprice

DRUZHININ Sinfonia a Due

Despite being a medium that has inspired composers for over three hundred years, the repertoire for two violas is still relatively underexplored and consequently unappreciated. Not for much longer!  Peter Mallinson and Matthias Wiesner are members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and have been giving concerts together as a Viola Duo since 2013, performing regularly around the UK and Europe.

TICKETS £12


3pm ROMAN KOSYAKOV piano

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BACH Partita No. 1 in B-flat major, BWV 825

BEETHOVEN Sonata op.10 No. 3 in D major

SCHUMANN Novelette Op.21 No. 1 in F major

SCHUMANN Kreisleriana Op.16  

Graduate from the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory, Roman Kosyakov made his debut with orchestra at the age of 12. He is a laureate and a winner of many national and international competitions, most recently the prestigious 1st Prize and the Royal Philharmonia Orchestra Prize of the 14th Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition in 2018. 

TICKETS £15

This concert is in memory of Oliver Prince-White, who died on 6th December 2020


6pm MAXWELL QUARTET Concert 1

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BEETHOVEN String Quartet in E flat, Op.74 "Harp"

DVORAK String Quartet in G, Op.106

Although this concert is sold out the Vicar has kindly agreed to allow some additional seating in the chancel.  Naturally the view from behind the stage will be restricted but the seats will be close to the platform so the sound will still be excellent. If you would like to book chancel seats, please call the box office on 01328 730357. 

Chancel tickets are £10 each.

1st Prizewinner and Audience Prizewinner at the 9th Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition in 2017, and hailed as “brilliantly fresh, unexpected and exhilarating” by The Scottish Herald, the Maxwell Quartet is now firmly regarded as one of Britain's finest young string quartets, with a strong connection to their folk music heritage and a commitment to bringing together wide-ranging projects and programmes to expand the string quartet repertoire. 

TICKETS £20

This concert is generously supported by Frances Yorke in memory of her husband, Michael Yorke, who died on 19th April 2019 



Wednesday 18th August 

11.30am MAXWELL QUARTET Concert 2

HAYDN String Quartet in G minor, Op.74 No.3 "Rider"

JOEY ROUKENS “Visions at Sea” (2011)

From Haydn at his most robust to the Maxwell Quartet’s own enchanting arrangements of Scottish folk music, and a stirring string quartet by the young Dutch composer, Joey Roukens “Visions at Sea.”

Nicholas Kenyon in The Observer found the quartet’s arrangements: "….evocative Scottish folk tunes, ….gentle, wistful punctuations between Haydn’s essays, beautifully serene"

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​TICKETS £20  

This concert is generously supported by Giles and Sonia Coode-Adams 


6pm DANIEL LEBHARDT piano  

(This replaces the previously advertised concert by Louis Schwizgebel)

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FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN: Sonata in E flat major, Hob XVI:52

FRANZ SCHUBERT: Drei Klavierstücke, D. 946

FRANZ LISZT: Transcendental Etudes No.11 in D flat (Harmonies du Soir)

FRANZ LISZT: Mazeppa

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata in F minor, No. 23, Op. 57, "Appassionata"

Born in Hungary, Daniel studied at the Franz Liszt Academy with István Gulyás and Gyöngyi Keveházi and at the Royal Academy of Music with Pascal Nemirovski. In 2014 Daniel Lebhardt won 1st Prize at the Young Concert Artists International auditions in Paris and New York. A year later he was invited to record music by Bartók for Decca and in 2016 won the Most Promising Pianist prize at the Sydney International Competition. He was selected by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2015 and is currently based in Birmingham, where he is enrolled on an Advanced Diploma in Performance at the Royal Conservatoire.

TICKETS £20

This concert is generously supported by Richard and Briony Linsell



 Thursday 19th August 

3.30pm BEETHOVEN FEST Concert 1 CARDUCCI QUARTET

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BEETHOVEN String Quartet in F minor, Op.95

BEETHOVEN String Quartet in A minor, Op.132       

We are happy to present our tribute to Beethoven now one year after his 250th anniversary year and as originally planned for last year it will be mainly in the hands of the wonderful Carducci String Quartet, familiar faces at NNMF.  

Their two concerts will feature quartets from each period of the master’s works.  Highlights include his transcendental ‘Song of thanksgiving of a convalescent to God’ (the slow movement of the Late A minor quartet Op.132) and the thrilling fugue which ends the 3rd Razumovsky quartet from the Middle period. 

"'...the Carducci players displayed a deep and almost familial sense of unity in everything they played… full of life and vitality...extravagantly beautiful...'  The Washington Post

"...the Carducci String Quartet were stunning...they are clearly musicians of high intelligence..."  The Times

TICKETS £20


6pm BEETHOVEN FEST Concert 2 CARDUCCI QUARTET, JAMES ATKINSON baritone

For the second of their two Beethoven concerts the Carducci Quartet will be joined by the outstanding young baritone, James Atkinson, who will also be giving a rectial at NNMF on Friday 13th August.  

BEETHOVEN String Quartet in C minor, Op.18 No.4

BEETHOVEN Song cycle ‘An die ferne Geliebte’ in a new transcription for voice and string quartet by Simon Rowland-Jones

BEETHOVEN String Quartet in C, Op.59 No.3 ‘Razumovsky’

TICKETS £20

This concert is generously supported by Jane and Jeffrey Thomas



Friday 20th August

6pm TIM HORTON piano SIMON ROWLAND-JONES viola

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​HAYDN Andante con variazioni in F minor, Hob.XVII No.6

ROWLAND-JONES An Elegy for William Birtles, for viola and piano

SCHUBERT Piano Sonata in G, D.894

We welcome back Tim Horton to South Creake for this very special concert dedicated to the memory of our great friend and supporter, William Birtles who died on 13th January 2020. Patricia Hewitt asked Simon Rowland-Jones to compose an Elegy in Bill’s honour and this will be the first time the work is heard in public.  The concert concludes with Schubert’s monumental and uplifting late Sonata in G.

TICKETS £20 (£12 of each ticket sold will be donated to Barts Hospital)

Immediately following there will be refreshments for the Friends of NNMF in the Festival Marquee, assuming there are no Covid restrictions in place that might prevent this from happening.

This concert and post-concert refreshments are generously supported by Patricia Hewitt and Alex Birtles.



Saturday 21st August

6pm ELIZABETH WATTS soprano SHOLTO KYNOCH piano

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The programme will include songs by GRIEG, RACHMANINOV, RICHARD STRAUSS and a selection of English folksongs arranged by BENJAMIN BRITTEN 

Elizabeth Watts is one of the most highly regarded British singers of recent years, equally at home in the opera house, concert hall and recital platform. She won the Kathleen Ferrier Award, took the song prize in the 2007 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition and was also a BBC New Generation Artist.

Elizabeth has not been heard in South Creake since 2010 and we are all delighted that she will be back here this August.

TICKETS £20

This concert is generously supported by Baroness Shephard

 

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