17th NORTH NORFOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL, Friday 12 – Friday 19 August, 2022 St Mary’s Church, South Creake

Friday 12 August

5.45pm Festival Supper      

7pm VAUGHAN WILLIAMS GALA CONCERT

WILLIAM VANN piano GARETH BRYNMOR JOHN baritone

ECHÉA QUARTET, WILL DUERDEN double bass

A special concert of works by Ralph Vaughan Williams marking 150 years since his birth.  Programme to include songs by Vaughan Williams and contemporaries, The Lark Ascending and the Piano Quintet.


Saturday 13 August

4pm ECHÉA QUARTET The Echéa Quartet has built up a loyal following in Norfolk over the past two years. They have an impressive performance diary and recently won 1st Prize in the 2021 Royal Over-Seas Music Competition.   A innovative programme of works by string quartet supreme master, Joseph Haydn, and movements from works for quartet that pre-date Haydn’s.

5.45pm Festival Supper      

7pm AILISH TYNAN soprano IAIN BURNSIDE piano

The much-loved Irish soprano Ailish Tynan makes her NNMF début alongside pianist Iain Burnside, who is a regular visitor to South Creake. Their inviting and original programme will include works by Grieg, Strauss, Fauré, Barber, Hughes, Pendleton and Libby Larsen, all combining to provide an entertaining and stimulating evening.


Sunday 14 August

5.45pm Festival Supper      

7pm LOUIS SCHWIZGEBEL piano

We are pleased to welcome Louis back to South Creake, five years since his last recital here. Engagements this season include recitals and concerts in Paris, Stuttgart; with the Royal Northern Sinfonia Orchestra in Nottingham, where he will play Piano Concerto No.2 by Saint-Saens, in Oslo, Lucerne and with the Utah Symphony Orchestra.


Monday 15 August

4pm JAMES ATKINSON baritone, SIMON LEPPER piano

This will be James’s debut solo recital at NNMF, delayed from 2021. He is one the country’s most exciting new singers, and his programme will include songs by Clara Schumann, Finzi and Schubert.         

5.45pm Festival Supper      

7pm LEONORE TRIO, SIMON ROWLAND-JONES viola

The Leonore Trio’s concerts in this summer’s NNMF were received with so much enthusiasm that we have invited them back for a programme of trios by Haydn and Dvorak. They will also be joined once again by Simon Rowland-Jones for a performance of the Piano Quartet in G minor by Brahms, with its high-spirited gypsy Csardas finale.


Tuesday 16 August         

5.45pm Festival Supper      

7pm ALIM BEISEMBAYEV piano

Alim shot to international attention after winning first prize in the 2021 Leeds International Competition, sweeping both the jury and the audience off their feet in a wave of admiration. Alim was born in Khazakstan. His programme will include works by Haydn, Chopin and Liszt.


Wednesday 17 August

4pm GEORGE HARLIANO piano

At only 22 years old, British-born George is a scholar at the Royal College of Music and already making a name for himself in the UK. Thanks to the support of Russian pianist Denis Matsuev, he is equally well known to Russian audiences too.           

5.45pm Festival Supper      

7pm CARDUCCI STRING QUARTET, JULIAN BLISS clarinet

The Carducci and Julian Bliss enjoy a longstanding musical partnership and we look forward to hearing them together in clarinet quintets by Brahms and Weber.


Thursday 18 August       

5.45pm Festival Supper      

7pm MARIAN CONSORT “Music for the Queen of Heaven” 

A programme of music from the Renaissance to the present day by Britten, Byrd, Dodgson, Ludford, McDowall, Panufnik, Parsons,Tallis, and Weir. 


Friday 19 August

4pm ALICE NEARY cello BENJAMIN FRITH piano

Alice Neary is well known to NNMF audiences both as soloist and as a member of the Gould Piano Trio. This time, together with pianist Benjamin Frith, they will play works by Beethoven, Poulenc and Janáček 

5.45pm Festival Supper  

7pm CASTALIAN STRING QUARTET

Now firmly established as one of the world’s leading string quartets we welcome back the Castalians to NNMF to wrap up our 17th Festival.