Published: 22 April 2010
by SEBASTIAN TAYLOR
SUNDAY morning Family Friendly concerts are back at Lauderdale House, Highgate for the next three months featuring lively young musicians and unusual programmes. The hour-long concerts starting at 11.30am are not children’s concerts as such but ones to which children are welcome. Recommended starting age is five to six years.
This Sunday, violinist Mary Hofman accompanied by Anya Fadina on the piano will be play Bartok’s Rhapsody No 1, Debussy’s Sonata, Mozart’s Sonata in E Minor and Stravinsky’s Divertimento.
They are resident musicians at the Kirsten Kjaers Museum in Denmark and have performed all over the UK in recent years.
On Sunday May 16, two Trinity College of Music postgraduate horn players are joining up with a string quartet to perform a progamme of classical and romantic horn music, including Beethoven’s charming sextet for two horns and strings.
On Sunday June 6, the Trilogy Ensemble of four clarinettists will play by Ferenc Farkas’s Antique Hungarian Dancers and Piazzolla’s Histoire due Tango.
Two weeks later, there will be a recital given by sensational young Birmingham violinist John Garner, still only 20, now a first-year student at the Royal College of Music. His memorable performances include Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in Birmingham’s Symphony Hall. As befits a youngster, he’s a member of electro-folk group Malpas and he’s played with high-profile chart artists such as Mr Hudson and OK GO.
Lastly, in early July, a piano recital is to be given by talented young Yorkshire pianist Leo Nicholson.
Markson Pianos and the Elias Fawcett Trust are sponsoring the concerts.