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The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series is based in the heart of London’s West End and now in its 3rd season. Running from March to July 2020, with 5 amazing concerts at St James’s Church, Piccadilly, to celebrate the best chamber music of Beethoven and Brahms and featuring some of the UK’s finest classical musicians and ensembles.

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Apr
3
Fri
2020
Beethoven & Brahms by candlelight: Piano Trios @ St James' Church, Piccadilly
Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm

Natalie Klouda (violin)
Rowena Calvert (cello)
Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)


Beethoven Piano Trio – ‘The Ghost’
Brahms Piano Trio no. 1 in b major op. 8

Two brilliant piano trios by Beethoven and Brahms performed in the heart of London by three of the UK’s leading chamber musicians in the stunning setting of St James’ Church by candlelight.

The West End’s definitive chamber music series continues in 2020 with a season of five concerts showcasing the finest chamber music of Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms. The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series aims to give an exciting new platform for the world’s greatest classical music in a highly accessible format in the heart of London.

This evening’s concert features two of the greatest works in the piano trio repertoire: Beethoven’s “Ghost Trio” takes the lister on an exhilarating journey of beauty and drama, written at the height of the composer’s creative powers. This is contrasted with the heavily romantic Piano Trio in B major, by a young Brahms combining virtuosity with beautiful singing melodies shared between all three instruments

Rowena Calvert is one of the UK’s most dynamic cellists and is artistic director of the Hertord International Chamber Music Series. Natalie Klouda is in great demand as soloist and chamber musician and runs the Highgate International Chamber Music Festival. In 2016 Warren Mailley-Smith became the first british pianist to perform Chopin’s complete works from memory. One of the UK’s busiest concert pianists, he is Artistic director of The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series.

All Piccadilly Chamber Music Series concerts are hosted by St James’s Church Piccadilly, a spectacular building situated on Piccadilly, designed by the great Sir Christopher Wren. This majestic London landmark, complete with outdoor marketplace, boasts a beautiful acoustic and plays host to one of the capital’s most stunning concert Fazioli pianos. Its location offers an enviable choice of bars, restaurants and hotels enabling the perfect experience to share with your loved ones and friends.

May
1
Fri
2020
Beethoven & Brahms by candlelight: Piano Quartets @ St James' Church, Piccadilly
May 1 @ 7:30 pm

Martyn Jackson (violin)
Matthew Jones (viola)
Tim Lowe (cello)
Annabel Thwaite (piano)


Beethoven – Piano Quartet in C major – WoO 36, Nr 3
Brahms – Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25

The West End’s definitive chamber music series continues in 2020 with a season of five concerts showcasing the finest chamber music of Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms. The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series aims to give an exciting new platform for the world’s greatest classical music in a highly accessible format in the heart of London.

This evening’s concert features two stunning works in the Piano Quartet repertoire: One of Beethoven’s earliest works in this genre sparkles with brilliance and youthful virtuosity which is set alongside Brahms’ great masterpiece the great Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor Piano, a tour-de-force for the pianist and some of his finest writing for strings.

Pianist Annabel Thwaite is renowned for her artistry and collaborates with many of the worlds’ finest musician, including Baritone Bryn Terfel. Cellist Tim Lowe is one of the UK’s most versatile and brilliant cellists of his generation, currently in great demand as soloist, chamber musician and teacher. Violinist Martyn Jackson’s breathtaking playing has wowed critics and audiences around the world. The recordings of violist Matthew Jones have been universally praised and he is also the head of Chamber Music at London’s Guildhall School of Music.

All Piccadilly Chamber Music Series concerts are hosted by St James’s Church Piccadilly, a spectacular building situated on Piccadilly, designed by the great Sir Christopher Wren. This majestic London landmark, complete with outdoor marketplace, boasts a beautiful acoustic and plays host to one of the capital’s most stunning concert Fazioli pianos. Its location offers an enviable choice of bars, restaurants and hotels enabling the perfect experience to share with your loved ones and friends.

 

May
29
Fri
2020
Beethoven & Brahms by candlelight: Clarinet Trios @ St James' Church, Piccadilly
May 29 @ 7:30 pm

Kristal Hamson (clarinet)
Susan Parkes (soprano)
Pavlos Carvalho (cello)
Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)


Beethoven – Clarinet Trio in B flat OP 11
Schubert – Shepherd on the Rock
Brahms – Clarinet Trio Op 114 in A minor

 

The West End’s definitive chamber music series continues in 2020 with a season of five concerts showcasing the finest chamber music of Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms. The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series aims to give an exciting new platform for the world’s greatest classical music in a highly accessible format in the heart of London.

This evening’s concert features two stunning works in the Clarinet Trio repertoire. The brilliance of Beethoven’s piano writing shines through against the beautiful lyricism of the clarinet and cello. By contrast, Brahms, heavily influenced himself by Beethoven, pushes the three instruments to heightened levels of technical challenges and romantic expression. The programme is complemented by the ever-popular Shepherd on the Rock by Schubert for soprano, clarinet and piano.

Clarinettist Kristal Hamson has played with many of the UK’s finest orchestras, most notably the BBC Concert Orchestra, with whom she performs with regularly and at the BBC Proms. She has also given many chamber recitals at the Wigmore and Queen Elizabeth Halls.  Kristal recorded the Clarinet solos for the BBC one drama ‘Call the Midwife’ which can also be heard on the latest soundtrack. Brilliant cellist Pavlos Carvalho performs regularly throughout the UK as soloist and chamber musician, notably performing the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra last year. The stunning soprano, Susan Parkes has performed as soloist at the Royal Albert Hall and in many operas across the UK and abroad. Artistic Director of The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series, Warren Mailley-Smith has performed many times for the british royal Family. He has recently made his debuts with the RPO and this season is performing all 5 of Beethoven’s piano concertos at St Martin in the Fields.

All Piccadilly Chamber Music Series concerts are hosted by St James’s Church Piccadilly, a spectacular building situated on Piccadilly, designed by the great Sir Christopher Wren. This majestic London landmark, complete with outdoor marketplace, boasts a beautiful acoustic and plays host to one of the capital’s most stunning concert Fazioli pianos. Its location offers an enviable choice of bars, restaurants and hotels enabling the perfect experience to share with your loved ones and friends.

Jul
3
Fri
2020
Beethoven & Brahms by candlelight: Allegri Quartet @ St James' Church, Piccadilly
Jul 3 @ 7:30 pm

The Allegri Quartet
Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)


Beethoven – String Quartet no. 13 – Op 130
Brahms – Piano Quintet in F minor Op 34

This evening’s 2020 Season Grande Finale concert welcomes the internationally renowned Allegri String quartet in a performance of Beethoven’s epic String Quartet op 130 and Brahms’ mighty Piano Quintet in F minor (joined by pianist Warren Mailley-Smith)  in the stunning setting of St James’ Church by candlelight.

The West End’s definitive chamber music series continues in 2020 with a season of five concerts showcasing the finest chamber music of Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms. The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series aims to give an exciting new platform for the world’s greatest classical music in a highly accessible format in the heart of London.

The Allegri Quartet, in its 65th year, is Britain’s oldest chamber group. Founded in 1953 it has played a key role in the British musical scene, working with many composers including Benjamin Britten, Michael Tippett, and  James MacMillan, resulting in new commissions and recordings. Their latest recordings include the Beethoven opus 18 quartets on the Vivat label, receiving a double 5 star review and chamber music disc of the month accolade from the BBC Music Magazine.

Concert pianist and Artistic Director of The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series Warren Mailley-Smith became the first british pianist in 2016 to perform Chopin’s complete works from memory. Described by Classic FM as ‘Stunning” he is currently performing Beethoven’s complete Piano Concertos at St Martin in the Fields with The Piccadilly Sinfonia.

All Piccadilly Chamber Music Series concerts are hosted by St James’s Church Piccadilly, a spectacular building situated on Piccadilly, designed by the great Sir Christopher Wren. This majestic London landmark, complete with outdoor marketplace, boasts a beautiful acoustic and plays host to one of the capital’s most stunning concert Fazioli pianos. Its location offers an enviable choice of bars, restaurants and hotels enabling the perfect experience to share with your loved ones and friends.