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Steinberg Duo (violin and piano)

Valentines' Day at 1901 Arts Club

Add to my Calendar 14-02-2016 19:30 14-02-2016 21:30 36 Steinberg Duo (violin and piano) Three works celebrating love on St. Valentine’s Day, from the first flickers of attraction and passion, through inevitable disagreement and grief, to resolution and finally wedding bells. Described by The Sunday Telegraph as having both “warm musicality” and “virtuosity”, and Gramophone magazine as “passionately committed advocates”, the Steinberg Duo is dedicated to presenting the violin and piano repertoire as an equal partnership. Over the last three years they have released three critically acclaimed albums on the Nimbus Alliance label while maintaining a busy concert schedule. They have performed live on BBC Radio 3 and their most recent disc has recently been broadcast by BBC Radio 3 in the UK and Radio Marabu in Germany.  Formed in 2007, they have performed in Canada, USA, Spain, Germany and throughout the UK. Since 2009 they have curated their own recital series in the beautifully intimate setting of the 1901 Arts Club on London’s Southbank and from 2012-14 the duo spent each January in residence at The Banff Centre in Canada, generously supported by the Musicians’ Benevolent Fund, the Richard Carne Trust and The Banff Centre. Committed to supporting high quality contemporary music, the duo enjoy a particularly close association with composer Philip Sawyers, from whom they commissioned a second violin sonata in 2011. In May 2013, the duo recorded Sawyers’ Concertante for Piano, Violin and Strings with the Orchestra of the Swan and conductor Kenneth Woods. Louisa and Nick married in 2008 and live in Greenwich, South-East London, where they transformed a disused shop unit into a specialised chamber music studio. In this delightfully intimate space they hold monthly recitals for local residents, giving their neighbours a rare opportunity to experience chamber music is its natural habitat, away from the concert hall. They are both committed educators, using the space for lessons and classes. Twice a year they organise a concert for their pupils in St. Alfege Church, giving the children the wonderful opportunity of regularly performing to a large audience. The duo have studied intensively with eminent chamber musicians at home and abroad. They were regular participants in the ChamberStudio masterclasses at Kings Place 2010-12 and at IMS Prussia Cove in 2010. Louisa plays on a wonderful English violin made in early 2010 by Glen Collins. It is based on the Lord Wilton Guarneri del Jesu violin owned by the late Yehudi Menuhin. The Duo takes its name from Louisa’s original Polish surname which was anglicised by her father in the 1940s. Ticketholders are invited to enjoy the Club's lounge and bar an hour before the performance, during the interval and to join Nick and Louisa there after the recital. 1901 Arts Club, London DD/MM/YYYY

Details

1901 Arts Club
7 Exton Street
Waterloo

London
SE1 8UE
England


Programme

Johannes BrahmsViolin Sonata no.1 in G major, Op.78
César FranckViolin Sonata in A major, M.8
Antonín DvořákFour Romantic Pieces, Op.75

Performers

Steinberg Duo

Programme Note

Three works celebrating love on St. Valentine’s Day, from the first flickers of attraction and passion, through inevitable disagreement and grief, to resolution and finally wedding bells.

Described by The Sunday Telegraph as having both “warm musicality” and “virtuosity”, and Gramophone magazine as “passionately committed advocates”, the Steinberg Duo is dedicated to presenting the violin and piano repertoire as an equal partnership. Over the last three years they have released three critically acclaimed albums on the Nimbus Alliance label while maintaining a busy concert schedule. They have performed live on BBC Radio 3 and their most recent disc has recently been broadcast by BBC Radio 3 in the UK and Radio Marabu in Germany. 

Formed in 2007, they have performed in Canada, USA, Spain, Germany and throughout the UK. Since 2009 they have curated their own recital series in the beautifully intimate setting of the 1901 Arts Club on London’s Southbank and from 2012-14 the duo spent each January in residence at The Banff Centre in Canada, generously supported by the Musicians’ Benevolent Fund, the Richard Carne Trust and The Banff Centre.

Committed to supporting high quality contemporary music, the duo enjoy a particularly close association with composer Philip Sawyers, from whom they commissioned a second violin sonata in 2011. In May 2013, the duo recorded Sawyers’ Concertante for Piano, Violin and Strings with the Orchestra of the Swan and conductor Kenneth Woods.

Louisa and Nick married in 2008 and live in Greenwich, South-East London, where they transformed a disused shop unit into a specialised chamber music studio. In this delightfully intimate space they hold monthly recitals for local residents, giving their neighbours a rare opportunity to experience chamber music is its natural habitat, away from the concert hall. They are both committed educators, using the space for lessons and classes. Twice a year they organise a concert for their pupils in St. Alfege Church, giving the children the wonderful opportunity of regularly performing to a large audience.

The duo have studied intensively with eminent chamber musicians at home and abroad. They were regular participants in the ChamberStudio masterclasses at Kings Place 2010-12 and at IMS Prussia Cove in 2010. Louisa plays on a wonderful English violin made in early 2010 by Glen Collins. It is based on the Lord Wilton Guarneri del Jesu violin owned by the late Yehudi Menuhin. The Duo takes its name from Louisa’s original Polish surname which was anglicised by her father in the 1940s.

Ticketholders are invited to enjoy the Club's lounge and bar an hour before the performance, during the interval and to join Nick and Louisa there after the recital.

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