74th – Season 2019-2020 – 74th

Next Season’s Application and Membership will open in June 2019.


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Mozart, Bruckner and Dvořák
“The polish of the Benyounes Quartet was new... they already seem seasoned veterans with their tight ensemble and confident projection.” THE TIMES

6 November 2019 CRAIG OGDEN guitar MILOŠ MILIVOJEVIĆ accordion
Vivaldi, Falloni, Vlasov, D Scarlatti, Coste, Mangoré, Boccherini, Truhlar, Piazzolla
“A worthy successor to Julian Bream.” BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE [Ogden]
“A hurricane of imaginative invention.” THE TIMES [Milivojević]

4 December 2019 LEON McCAWLEY piano
Haydn, Schubert, Schumann, Gál, Brahms, Chopin
“We have perhaps more media-glittering pianists, but none can surpass McCawley in his thoughtfulness of approach … spreading a rapt stillness which lasted long after its conclusion.” BIRMINGHAM POST

15 January 2020 TASMIN LITTLE violin MARTIN ROSCOE piano
Brahms, Beethoven, L Boulanger, Franck
“Tasmin Little’s smile alone can warm up a room and her fiddle playing could power a small part of the national grid … she conjured up musical perfection while Martin Roscoe at the piano was more than an accompanist.” NEWCASTLE JOURNAL

12 February 2020 METAMORPHOSES clarinet, piano, viola
Mozart, Smit, Schumann, Françaix
“Metamorphoses are fantastic, incredibly clever, tight and very polished. Beautiful phrases.” BBC RECORD REVIEW

4 March 2020 ENDELLION QUARTET string quartet
Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Ravel
“The Endellion is a quartet of the first rank: precision, clarity of articulation, and beauty of sound characterize both the individual playing and the stimulating interplay of the four team-mates.” THE STRAD

1 April 2020 BENJAMIN APPL baritone SIMON LEPPER piano
Schubert, Mahler, Butterworth, Ireland, Somervell,
Quilter, Vaughan Williams
“Benjamin Appl … the current front-runner in the new generation of Lieder singers” GRAMOPHONE "Simon Lepper, whose prowess as a pianist is fused with a real sensitivity to words and to the voice, is a rarity indeed." THE TIMES

13 May 2020 BROOK STREET BAND baroque ensemble
Bach, Handel, Geminiani, Muffat
“…a winning mix of vitality, warmth and expressiveness … a riveting performance which varied between affecting simplicity and visceral excitement” THE STRAD