WINTER SERIES

Sunday 6 February, 3pm

ROMAN KOSYAKOV piano

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PROKOFIEV Sonata No.1, Op.1 
SCRIABIN 4 preludes Op.22
MEDTNER Sonata in B flat minor “Romantica”, Op.53 No.1
TCHAIKOVSKY Grand Sonata in G, Op.37

Roman Kosyakov was born in Siberia and later travelled to Moscow to study at the Central Moscow School and at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. He arrived in the UK in 2017 to study at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He won the First Prize and also the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Prize at the prestigious 14th Hastings International Competition in 2018. 

Roman so impressed audiences at this year’s North Norfolk Music Festival and we are delighted that he is able to play in Norfolk again this year – if you missed his electrifying performance in August in South Creake, be sure not to miss this recital!

Roman’s programme takes us on a fantastical romantic Russian journey. Beginning with Prokofiev’s Opus 1, which Prokofiev described as “a naïve and simple little piece” of which he was “very fond,” it is an extraordinary accomplishment for 15-year-old.  Scriabin’s beautiful early Preludes Op.22 from 1897 and Medtner’s virtuosic 12th piano sonata from 1930 lead on to Tchaikovsky’s aptly named Grande Sonate.

TICKETS £15

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Sunday 20 February, 3pm

TED BLACK tenor

ANA MANASTIREANU piano

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The lyric tenor, Ted Black, was born in London and studied in Glasgow before going on to the International Opera School at The Royal College of Music. He was a finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards in 2020 and in the Grange Festival Singing competition in 2019. Career highlights so far have been performances with John Wilson and with Marin Alsop at the Edinburgh International Festival, this summer’s Waterperry Opera Festival in Oxfordshire, and the role of Ferrando in Poland for the Wroclawska Opera where he will return this autumn as Don Ottavio.  He and Ana give a recital at the Oxford Lieder Festival in October.

Ted and Ana’s programme will include songs by DeliusGurneyVaughan-Williams and three women composers - Rebecca ClarkeMuriel Herbert and songs by Amy Beach set to words by Elizabeth Barrett Browning as well as songs by Clara SchumannWolfSibelius and Six Songs by Grieg Op.48.

TICKETS £15

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Sunday 6 March, 3pm

KARSKI QUARTET 

SIMON ROWLAND-JONES viola

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MOZART String Quintet in G minor K.416

DVOŘÁK String Quartet in G, Op.106

At last, after more than two years, we can welcome the Polish-Belgian, Karski Quartet, back to Norfolk!  The quartet delighted us with their passionate playing at the Friends of NNMF Christmas Concert and Party in December 2019 and were due to play in NNMF in August 2021, but the complications of Covid travel restrictions made the summer Festival too problematic.  Since we heard the quartet, which is based in Brussels, it has gone from strength to strength and was awarded the Grand Prix as well as the Special Prize for the alumni of the Royal Conservatory in Brussels at the 4th International Music Competition Triomphe de l'Art.

Two major chamber works make up their programme; Mozart’s well-known G minor string quintet with two violas, and Dvořák’s great G major String Quartet, an outpouring of gratitude for his safe return from America to his native land in 1895. 

TICKETS £15 

See the Karski Quartet playing Dvorak HERE