Hellens Music 2015

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Hellens Music 2015

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Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th May 2015

Series of concerts by renowned musicians taking place
at Hellens Manor, Much Marcle ,Herefordshire

Christian Blackshaw Internationally acclaimed pianist and the Festival’s Artistic Director.

Markus Däunert Violin, Concertmaster Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestre, principal guest at the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Maya Iwabuchi Volin, Concertmaster Philharmonia Orchestra of London, Leader Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Máté Szücs Principal Viola of the Berlin Philharmonic.

Bruno Delepelaire First solo cellist of the Berlin Philharmonic, Berlin Piano Quartet and Quattuor Cavatini.

Masterclasses will take place during the four days of the festival, when the performing musicians will work with 10 young piano and string students from the best music schools in the country. On Sunday midday, the students will perform a final concert, demonstrating the insights achieved. Masterclasses are open to the public, and are a great opportunity to see the work in progress of a piece of music while learning from wonderful world-class musicians.

Ticketed pre-concert supper and glass of wine in the Stone Hall on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings for 40 people at 6:30pm. Hellens’ bar and tea room will be open during the festival or you might prefer to picnic during the day and enjoy our tranquil gardens with views to the Malvern Hills.


Thursday 7th May – 7:30pm
Christian Blackshaw solo recital
Schubert – The last three piano sonatas
Sonata in C minor, D.958
Sonata in A major, D.959
Sonata in B flat major, D.960

Friday 8th May – 8:00pm
Maya Iwabuchi (Violin), Markus Däunert (Violin), Máté Szűcs (Viola), Bruno Delepelaire (Cello)
Mozart – Duo for Violin and Viola in B flat major K.424
Dvořák – Terzetto Op. 74
Dvořák – Quartett American Op. 96 No.12

Saturday 9th May – 8:00pm
Piano Quintet: Christian Blackshaw (Piano), Maya Iwabuchi (Violin), Markus Daunert (Violin), Máté Szűcs (Viola), Bruno Delepelaire (Cello)
Dvořák – Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81
Franck – Piano Quintet in F minor

Sunday 10th May – 11:30am
Masterclass concert by the students