Sunday July 14th 3.00 pm
The Rossetti Ensemble
Sarah Trickey (violin)
Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola)
Tim Lowe (cello)
John Lenehan (piano)
Mozart: Piano quartet in E flat K493
Klughardt: Schilflier Op 28
Bridge: Phantasy quartet in F sharp minor
Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin (arr piano quartet)
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
The Rossetti Ensemble was created in 2018 from long-standing collaborations between pianist John Lenehan, violinist Sara Trickey, violist Sarah-Jane Bradley and Cellist Tim Lowe. Named after Dante Gabriel, the British poet and Pre-Raphaelite artist, the group is passionate about the repertoire of the era and the many composers who derived inspiration from Rossetti's work such as Debussy and Vaughan Williams. In addition to piano quartets the group is flexible, working with other high profile instrumentalists and singers to produce imaginative and varied programmes. As "Sound Collective", previous concerts have included London King's Place, and the Lichfield and Ripon International Festivals as well as a CD "Concertato" of chamber works by Lydia Kakabadse. This was released on the Divine Art label in February 2017.The new group's forthcoming engagements include concerts throughout the UK, the Little Missenden Festival and Kendal Midday series. ?
Sara Trickey brings her “beautifully refined tone” (Musical Opinion) and her “fiery and passionate” style (The Strad) to both her solo and chamber career. Formerly a founder member of the prize-winning Brontë Quartet, she is currently a member of the Odysseus Piano Trio and the Joachim String Trio. Sara has been involved in many chamber music recordings and has received critical acclaim for her duo recordings of works by Mathias and Schubert. Sara also has a keen interest in contemporary music.
Sarah-Jane Bradley, “ ardent and affecting soloist ” (The Daily Telegraph), is well-known for her championing of new works for the viola. She has worked as soloist with the Philharmonia, Hall é , and BBC Symphony Orchestra amongst others, and her acclaimed recordings include CDs for Hyperion, Chandos, Naxos and Dutton Epoch. A founder member of the Leopold String Trio, and subsequently Sorrel Quartet, Fidelio Piano Quartet and London Soloists Ensemble, she is a sought-after chamber musician.
Tim Lowe is firmly established as one of the new generation of outstanding British cellists. He has played as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe and the UK. His most recent recital at the Wigmore with pianist Andrew Brownell was described as “compelling in every respect, probing, virtuosic and yielding by turns – a true example of outstanding musicianship.” (Musical Opinion). He is a Professor of Cello at the Guildhall, and is the Artistic Director of York Chamber Music Festival.
John Lenehan is described as “ One of our most celebrated musicians ” (Classic FM Magazine) and “ Simply one of the best chamber pianists going ” . (The Scotsman). He has recorded over 70 CDs, and is renowned internationally both as a soloist and chamber musician. He regularly partners artists such as Tasmin Little and Emma Johnson, and is also acclaimed for his work as a composer and arranger.