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Sevenoaks Young Musicians
Sunday 12th December 2021

The 2020 Sevenoaks Young Musician of the Year competition was of a particularly high standard, and we have invited one of the competitors to play...

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2021-22 Season, Sevenoaks Music Club

Following our very successful concerts in May and July, we are returning to a full season of concerts starting again in September 2021. We have an interesting series of programmes for various ensembles, many  featuring talented young players who are gaining reputations as performers.

With its large and rich repertoire, the string quartet features strongly in our programming, and for this season we have three quartets: the Ruisi Quartet, playing Haydn, Stravinsky and Beethoven (plus an arrangement of three viol fantasies by Purcell); the Barbican Quartet, playing Haydn, Bartok and one of Beethoven's last quartets; and the Tippett Quartet, playing Mendelssohn and, with the pianist, Emma Abbate, they will play piano quintets by Schumann and by the English composer, Stephen Dodgson.

Piano trios are popular with our audience and for this season we have the Mithras Trio, which will play works from the core repertoire by Haydn, Brahms and Schubert. We also have a piano recital by Leon McCawley, whose programme includes Mozart's Fantasie in C minor and one of Schubert's late piano sonatas.

We also have a song recital by an exceptional young tenor, Nick Prichard, who, with the pianist Ian Tindale, will give a performance of Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin.

We are hoping to be back in the Ship Theatre for these concerts, subject to any Covid regulations still applying.  

  • Leon McCawley, piano

    Leon McCawley, piano

    18th September 2021

    19:30 - 21:30

    Britsh pianist Leon McCawley has forged a highly successful career since winning first prize in the 1993 International Beethoven Piano Competition. Since then, his concert performances and extensive discography have established him as a pianist of great integrity and variety, bringing freshness...

  • Ruisi String Quartet

    Ruisi String Quartet

    16th October 2021

    19:30 - 21:30

    Winners of the Royal Philharmonic Society award for Young British String Players, the critically acclaimed Ruisi Quartet has established a reputation as a charismatic and expressive young ensemble that is emerging as one of the leading British string quartets of its generation. Reflecting...

  • Sevenoaks Young Musicians

    12th December 2021

    15:00 - 17:00

    The 2020 Sevenoaks Young Musician of the Year competition was of a particularly high standard, and we have invited one of the competitors to play for us in our annual Young Musicians concert, postponed from last year (there was no competition in 2021). Anna Crawford (cello) with pianist Ana...

  • Emma Abbate, piano; Tippett String Quartet

    Emma Abbate, piano; Tippett String Quartet

    22nd January 2022

    19:30 - 21:30

    Emma Abbate, who has played in all the main London venues, as well as in many international festivals, is in great demand as a chamber music player and song recital accompanist.  Of the Tippett Quartet, the Times said that their “ performances are little short of...

  • Nick Pritchard, tenor and Ian Tindale, piano

    Nick Pritchard, tenor and Ian Tindale, piano

    19th February 2022

    19:30 - 21:30

    Since his time as a choral scholar at New College, Oxford, Nick Pritchard has gone on to win many awards, and to appear as soloist with many of the country’s finest choirs and orchestras, under conductors such as Sir John Eliot Gardiner, and Paul McCreesh. His accompanist for this...

  • Mithras Piano Trio

    Mithras Piano Trio

    19th March 2022

    19:30 - 21:30

    The Mithras Trio came together in 2017 at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, since when they have won a string of first prizes in major competitions, including the 10th Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition and the 2019 Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition. In 2019 they...

  • Barbican String Quartet

    Barbican String Quartet

    23rd April 2022


    The Barbican Quartet, praised for their “gusto, comradeship and sharp attack” (The Times) and “blazing and unusually forthright performance” (Telegraph), are four players from four countries based in London. Among several awards, their most recent triumph was first prize in the 2019...

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