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Sunday 5 July 2015
5 July, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm£15
Piano JEREMY YOUNG
Violin DANIEL BHATTACHARYA
Violin ANI BATIKIAN
Viola ROLAND ROBERTS
Cello PETER ADAMS
Miniatures for Piano Trio (3 sets)
String Quartet No.3 in C Major Op.76 ‘Emperor’
Concert sponsored by Joyce Nixon.
Publicity/programmes sponsored by Mr & Mrs Pelling, Friends of the Philharmonic.
Miniatures for Piano Trio
Frank Bridge (1879-1941) was born in Brighton and studied composition at the Royal College of Music with Charles Villiers Stanford. He played the viola in numerous quartets and deputised for Henry Wood as a conductor. He is now remembered more for his only composition student Benjamin Britten who was a great champion of his music.
The Miniatures for Piano Trio were written for one of his students Betty Hanbury and the score is dedicated to her and her sister, the cellist, Rachel. The nine movements are in three sets which were written between 1908 and 1915.
Set 1: Minuet, Gavotte, Allegretto con moto
Set 2: Romance, Intermezzo, Saltarello
Set 3: Valse Russe, Hornpipe, March Militaire
String Quartet in C Major Op.76 No.3 “Emperor”
The Emperor Quartet was the third of six Op.76 quartets written as part of a commission from Count Josef Erdödy. Haydn wrote the quartet following a very successful tour of London where he was very impressed by the fervour in which audiences acknowledged the British national anthem. Haydn had already written a hymn for the Emperor which later became the Austrian anthem (Gott erhalte Franz der Kaiser – God Save the Emperor Franz). The second movement is the hymn with four variations.
2: Poco adagio cantabile
3: Menuetto allegro
4: Finale presto
JEREMY YOUNG PIANO
The London born pianist, Jeremy Young, performs throughout the world as a chamber musician and soloist and is the co-founder and artistic director of the Alfriston Summer Music Festival in Sussex, England.
Jeremy Young studied as a scholar at the Purcell School of Music, the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music.
His piano teachers included Professor Christopher Elton, Frank Wibaut and Vladimir Ovchinkov. He studied chamber music under the guidance of the Amadeus String Quartet, Andras Schiff and Joseph Seiger at the Royal Academy of Music, Menahem Pressler at the Banff Center of the Performing Arts in Canada and with Dr. Christopher Rowland at the Royal Northern College of Music.
Jeremy has made broadcasts for BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, RTE Lyric FM, BBCTV, Channel 4, S4C, Hong Kong Radio 4, CCTV (China) and radio in USA, Kazakhstan, Russia and much of Europe. His recordings are available on EMI Asia, Decca, Meridian, Signum and Somm record labels.
A founder member of Ovid Ensemble and the Manchester Piano Trio, Jeremy works alongside such artists as the cellists Li-Wei Qin and Karine Georgian, violinist Mengla Huang, violists Thomas Riebl and Simon Rowland-Jones, the Navarra, Talich and Finzi String Quartets and with singers Roderick Williams, Pamela Helen Stephen and Daniel Norman.
Now also an internationally recognised teacher, Jeremy holds the position of Senior Piano Tutor and Head of the International Chamber Music Studio at the Royal Northern College of Music and teaches chamber music at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester.
He also acts as an external examiner for institutions including the Royal Academy of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Manchester University.
In 2007 Jeremy was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) for distinguishing himself in his profession.[ssba]