Sun 10 May 2020, Holywell Music Room
The oldest custom-built concert hall in Europe, the Holywell Music Room opened its doors to the public for the first time in 1748. Designed by Thomas Camplin, Vice-Principal of St Edmund Hall.The room continued as a concert venue throughout the eighteenth century and until 1836 from which time it was used for a number of other purposes including auctions and exhibitions. By the 1870s it was being used for weekly rehearsals by the Oxford Philharmonic Society and its future as a musical venue was further secured after 1910 when the Oxford University Musical Union obtained the lease on the building. The Holywell was restored and refitted in 1959-60 and since that time has been the location for many hundreds of recitals and concert series featuring prestigious visiting musicians as well as many local groups and student performers.
Facilities: Toilets, Disabled access, No bar
Walking: 10 mins from town centre
From Banbury, by Car: approx. 45 mins. By Bus: S4 to Oxford City Centre. By Train: approx. 30 mins, Cross Country to Bournemouth, Oxford station then 20 min walk to Holywell Street
Celebrity Farewell Concert
Beethoven: Spring Sonata
Brahms: Sonata in D minor
Arvo Pärt: Fratres
Beethoven: Kreutzer Sonata
'One of the supremely great violinists of our time' and 'justly regarded as Britain's finest violinist', Tasmin Little has firmly established herself as one of the leading international soloists. She has performed on every continent and in some of the most prestigious venues of the world.
In January 2019 Tasmin Little announced that, after a long and exciting career, she has decided to pursue new directions from Summer 2020. Teaming up again with the wonderful Russian pianist Andrey Gugnin, winner of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition, in May 2020 she will be giving a few UK recitals.
Her performance of these Beethoven and Brahms masterpieces in the Holywell Music Room marks her last appearance in Oxford.
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