Beethoven & Brahms by candlelight: Piano Quartets

1st May 2020 @ 7:30 pm
St James' Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
St. James's, London W1J 9LL
£12-£25 (booking fee applies)
Box office: 0333 666 3366

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.