Music at Leisure, Season 2009/ 10

Summaries of the Music at Leisure events in the 2009/ 10 season are listed below.

Click on the appropriate link or image for full details of each event.

  • Danny Driver,
    The Swan, Streatley
  • October 2009
Danny Driver
Repeatedly cited for his musical intelligence, imaginative artistry and technical excellence, Danny Driver won the BBC Radio 2 Young Musician of the Year Competition in 2001, and made his debut at Wigmore Hall during the same year. His recent recordings with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra have received extensive critical acclaim. Click for full details.
  • Catrin Finch
  • Cannizaro House, Wimbledon
  • November 2009
Catrin Finch
Described as "The Queen of Harps", Catrin has delighted audiences with her performances in the UK and worldwide. Inspired to learn the harp at the age of five, she graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 2002 where she received the Queen’s Award for the most outstanding student of her year.She has performed extensively throughout Europe, the USA and Asia, appearing with many of the world’s top orchestras.Her recent recording of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations was released by Deutsche Grammophon to critical acclaim. Click for full details.
  • Frith Piano Quartet
  • Lainston House, near Winchester
  • January 2010
Frith Piano Quartet
The Frith Piano Quartet was formed in 2001 by the pianist Benjamin Frith, violinist Robert Heard, violist Louise Williams and cellist Richard Jenkinson. They have since performed the complete piano quartets of Brahms, Dvorak, Fauré and Mozart and also take a keen interest in performing gems that are not so often heard in the concert hall.As well as broadcasting on BBC Radio 3, the quartet has given concerts in many venues across the country, including a special relationship with the CBSO Centre, Birmingham. Click for full details.
  • Sacconi String Quartet
  • The Imperial, Hythe
  • February 2010
Sacconi String Quartet
Formed in 2001 at the Royal College of Music, the Sacconi Quartet continues to play together full-time, bringing energetic, creative music making to audiences throughout the UK and abroad.The Quartet performs regularly at London's major venues.Recently they were triple prize winners at the London International String Quartet Competition, and won first prize in the Trondheim International String Quartet Competition. Click for full details.
  • Emma Johnson
  • The Swan, Streatley
  • April 2010 (Easter)
Emma Johnson
Emma Johnson needs no introduction, being one of the few clarinettists to have established an international career as a soloist. Emma has performed as soloist with many leading orchestras in a repertoire which includes over forty different concertos. A new development in Emma's career has seen her being invited not only to direct from the clarinet, but also to conduct orchestras such as the London Mozart Players and the Royal Philharmonic.Click for full details.