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27 March 2015
HAYDN – Quartet Op. 64 No.5 “Lark”
BRIDGE – Idylls
MOZART – Quartet in E flat K.428
The Zelkova Quartet has Caroline Pether violin, Simran
Singh violin, Rhiannon James viola and Jonathan
Pether cello and was founded in 2010 at the Royal
Northern College of Music under the guidance of Petr
Prause, cellist of the Talich Quartet. The quartet are
European Chamber Music Academy associates and
have attended sessions in Paris, Vienna, Manchester
and Oslo. They were also one of four quartets selected
internationally to participate in the Trondheim
International String Quartet Academy 2012 and
attended the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme
in September 2013.
Competition successes include the RNCM Christopher
Rowland Chamber Ensemble of the Year 2012 prize,
where the quartet received both First prize and the
Audience Prize. They were also awarded the RNCM
John Barbirolli / Laurence Turner Memorial Prize
for String Quartet in the same year and have won
numerous other internal competitions. They were
awarded the Elias Fawcett Award for outstanding
chamber ensemble in the 2014 ROSL Competition in
which they were finalists.
The Honiton Festival was founded in 1988 by
Roger Hendy and John Dalton, Honiton’s
internationally acclaimed classical music and
visual arts festival has become an increasingly
important event for the South West and beyond.
Unique in its kind in bringing together Britain’s
greatest established and new talents in classical
music in a series of lunchtime and evening
concerts, the Honiton Festival attracts audiences
from all over Devon and adjoining counties.
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you to a discount off each ticket or subscription
to the whole Series at a much reduced rate.
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Lunchtime Concert Series
2014 – 2015
St Paul’s Church, Honiton EX14 1PG
All concerts are at 1pm
with lunch served in the Narthex from Noon
26 September 2014
Wednesday, 15th October,
see the website for our
Orchestral Concert in the
Beehive, featuring Tasmin
Little playing Vivaldi’s
The Four Seasons with
the European Union
Chamber Orchestra.
www.thebeehivehoniton. for tickets.
BRAHMS - Sonata No.3 for Violin and Piano
in D minor Op.108
RAVEL - Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major
KREISLER - Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta
Soh-Yon Kim was
born in Seoul and
started having
violin lessons
at the age of 4,
studied at the
Yehudi Menuhin
School and the
Royal College of
Music, where she
was a winner of the RCM Concerto Competition and
prizes in Astana, Buenos Aires and Yampolsky. She
plays on a 1745 Piacenza violin and has played with
Moscovia Chamber and Teatro Colon Orchestras.
Maksim Stsura was
born in Estonia and
began playing piano
at 6 and received
his Master in Music
from the RCM in
2013. Recipient of
many prizes both
here and abroad,
he has performed extensively in the UK, Europe and
Russia. In addition playing with many orchestras,
particularly in Estonia, he is also in great demand as a
chamber musician, with many London appearances.
21 November 2014
FAN YU, Piano
MOZART – Variations: ‘ah vous dirai-je maman’
BEETHOVEN – Sonata Op.109 in E
CHOPIN – Variations Brilliante
LISZT – Dante Sonata
Fan Yu has given solo
recitals and concerts
around England,
Wales and Scotland,
including London’s
Queen Elizabeth
Hall, Purcell Room
and Birmingham’s
Symphony Hall and
CBSO Centre. He is
the recipient of many
Piano prizes including
1st Prizes in the
Renna Kellaway Recital
and John Ireland
Competitions. Honiton
heard him last in
May 2012, as part of
the Hepplewhite
Piano Trio.
20 February 2015
BRAHMS – Sonata for Cello and Piano
No.1 in E minor
CESAR FRANCK – Sonata for Cello and
Piano in A major
Born in Catalonia,
Oscar Alabau (below)
won the 1st Prize in the
International Competition
of Jose Maria Vinaros
Competition and 2nd Prize
in the Guilhermina Suggia
Competition. As a soloist
Oscar has performed in
London’s Barbican Hall
and Kings Place and the
Palau de la Musica in
Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula
Valencia during a
(above) is a Swiss pianist
recent Spanish tour.
and composer. As a soloist
he has played in venues
including the Tonhalle
(Zurich), the Palau de
la Musica,and London’s
Barbican and Wigmore
Halls. He is the recipient
of several prizes for piano
and composition, notably
the Prix culturel de la
Fondation Leenards, First
Prize at the Concours
d’Interprétation Musicale
de Lausanne, and First
Prize at the Edvard Grieg
International Composer