Saturday 9th February, 2019. 7.00pm
All Saints, West Dulwich, Lovelace Road, SE21 8JY.
Tickets £12.50 full / £9 concession / Under 10s are free of charge.
Mozart – Flute Quartet,
Schubert Quartet D96, for Flute, Viola, Cello and Guitar
and 3 pieces by Stephen Dodgson, from the newly released CDs of his music, performed by the Karolos Ensemble: Echoes of Autumn, String Trio no. 2 and pastoral Sonata for Flute, Cello and Guitar
Bringing together internationally acclaimed performers, Karolos is committed to seeking out new repertoire, as well as performing works from the canon. The group has embarked upon a series of performances and recordings of the superb chamber music of Stephen Dodgson. The first instalment of this series comprises the two string trios, and solo works for violin, viola and cello, which were recorded in Potton Hall, 2014. The second volume, which was recorded in May 2016, includes works for the core string trio with added guitar, flute, clarinet and harp. Karolos is keen to promote these works alongside gems of the standard repertoire, and has received highly enthusiastic responses to date for the performances of both, as well as concert invitations for the coming months and years.
Australian born guitarist Craig Ogden is one of the most exciting artists of his generation. One of the UK’s most recorded guitarists, his recordings for Virgin/EMI, Chandos, Nimbus, Hyperion, Sony and Classic FM have received wide acclaim. Craig’s five Classic FM albums all shot straight to No.1 in the UK classical chart and he is one of Classic FM’s most played artists. Craig has performed concertos with all the main UK orchestras plus many abroad and enjoys performing new works for guitar, recently performing the world premiere of a concerto written for him by Andy Scott with the Northern Chamber Orchestra
Kathryn Thomas is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music. She was subsequently awarded an Associateship of the Royal Academy of Music for achieving distinction in the music profession. Kathryn is an established recitalist and chamber musician at venues including the Wigmore Hall, the South Bank Centre, Bridgewater Hall, and at festivals including BBC Proms, Cheltenham, Two Moors and Presteigne. Her CD recordings both as a soloist and with the Galliard Ensemble have been awarded Gramophone Editor’s Choice, The Observer CD of the Week, and Critics Choice in BBC Music Magazine. Kathryn has an affinity for contemporary music and has given many world and British premieres.
Harriet Mackenzie is an internationally renowned concerto soloist and recitalist, and has performed. A multi-faceted virtuoso, she performs music from Baroque to the 21st century. Harriet has taken part in many world premieres playing music specifically written for her as a soloist, including Robert Fokkens’ violin concerto (premiered at the Southbank Centre, London) and Graham Coatman’s ‘Bakalo Drom’ violin concerto, (premiered at the Swaledale Festival) and Deborah Prichard’s ‘Wall of Water’ violin concerto, inspired by the paintings of Maggi Hambling (premiered at LSO St Luke’s and recorded on the Nimbus label). Harriet was awarded the title Associate of the Royal Academy of Music for her services to music.
Since her debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1997, Sarah-Jane Bradley has established a distinguished international reputation as a soloist and chamber musician. At home with works from all eras, she’s also known as a pioneer of new music for the viola and has premiered many new works written especially for her. Her acclaimed solo recordings include 6 CDs of British viola concertos for Dutton Epoch, and two recital discs for Naxos.
As well as his performances around the world, the award-winning cellist and conductor Graham Walker performed at All Saints, West Dulwich in February 2018 with his ensemble Classical Latino, to a sell-out audience. He returns for this concert with Karolos. Graham has recorded 4 discs for Classico Latino, and most recently, released to great acclaim, the two discs of music by Stephen Dodgson for the Naxos Label.