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Sunday 26 May 3.00 pm 

Sophie Rosa (violin)
Ian Buckle (piano)


Beethoven: Sonata in A minor Op 23 (18')
Presto / Andante / Allegro 

Clarke :Lullaby (4')

Elgar: Sonata in E minor Op 82 (26'(
Allegro / Romance/ Allegro


Sophie Rosa enjoys a varied career as a soloist, director and chamber musician. She has performed across the UK as a recitalist in venues including the Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, Kings Place and Bridgewater Hall and has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Manchester Camerata. Sophie has broadcast live for BBC Radio 3 and released CDs on Rubicon Classics, EM Records and Champs Hill labels. Sophie performs regularly with pianist Ian Buckle. Their CD of sonatas by Montgeroult, Viotti, Weber and Mendelssohn includes the world premiere recording of H é l è ne de Montgeroult ' s Sonata in A minor and was selected as Classical Album of the Week by The Guardian. Sophie is Leader of Sinfonia Viva and appears as guest leader with orchestras throughout the UK. As a keen chamber musician she is a member of Pixels Ensemble. Recent solo highlights include performing the complete J.S. Bach Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin at the Lake District Summer Music Festival and appearing with the Northern Chamber Orchestra for performances of Vivaldi ' s Four Seasons and Piazzolla ' s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Sophie plays on a Joseph Gagliano violin with generous support from the Stradivari Trust.

Ian Buckle maintains a varied freelance career as solo pianist, chamber musician, orchestral pianist and teacher. He is the artistic director of Pixels Ensemble, which he formed in 2016 www.pixelsensemble.org He enjoys longstanding associations with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the John Wilson Orchestra, appearing as soloist on numerous occasions; and has played concertos with the Royal Philharmonic, Opera North and Sinfonia Viva. He has been the pianist in Ensemble 10/10 since its inception and regularly plays orchestral piano in the BBC Philharmonic. Recordings include transcriptions for cello and piano with Jonathan Aasgaard; and sonatas by Montgeroult, Viotti, Weber and Mendelssohn with violinist Sophie Rosa, recently released on Rubicon Classics. His performance of Gershwin's New York Rhapsody live at the Royal Albert Hall features on Warner Classics' The Best of the John Wilson Orchestra, and he and duo-partner Richard Casey are soloists in SaintSaëns' Carnival of the Animals with the RLPO and Vasily Petrenko. Ian teaches at the University of Liverpool, is an examiner with ABRSM and is an artistic director of Stapleford Granary Arts Centre in Cambridge.

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