Mon 1 Jan 0001 - Fri 31 Mar 2017,
New student collaborations (St Anne’s, St Hilda’s and the Ruskin School of Art)
Fun family-friendly concerts
Performing the works of Haydn, Beethoven and Mendelssohn
The Festival’s participants take to the stage with fresh guidance from the world’s most esteemed pianists echoing in their ears. Be sure not to miss t...
Fun family-friendly concert
Recital of Russian contemporary pieces plus works by Shostakovich PRE-CONCERT TALK at 6:45pm
Sorabji’s 4-hour masterpiece performed in 3 parts. PRE-CONCERT TALK at 2:30pm
Debussy Cello Sonata plus works by Honegger, Caplet and Ravel PRE-CONCERT TALK at 6:45pm
East meets West is a touring collaboration between the Oxford – based Russian pianist Ilya Chetverikov and the English cellist Ruth Henley, who will be performing music from their respective countries. The concert opens and closes with two mighty Russian sonatas, those of Shostakovich and Rachmaninov. The central piece is a new work, the Sonata No 3, by Paul Henley who is Ruth’s husband. He was recently highly commended in a competition run by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, adjudicated by Mark-Anthony Turnage. The third sonata is a work full of both drama and beauty, readily accessible to its audience and engaging for the performers.
Ruth Henley, twice winner of the chamber music prize at college, is a highly experienced recitalist. She has performed extensively in the United Kingdom including as soloist in many of the major concertos, among them those by Elgar, Schumann and Dvořák
Described as "a musician who delivers a strong message" Ilya is a pianist of international reputation. Brought up in the rich tradition of the Russian piano school, he was a prize winner of several international competitions in Ukraine and Lithuania and has performed as a soloist with orchestras in concertos by Bach and Rachmaninov.
Duration: 1 hour 50mins