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The Strand Celebrity Concert Series - Fenella Humphreys

An exciting new series bought to you by CityMusic Promotions and featuring some of the biggest classical artists working in the UK today.

Add to my Calendar 04-04-2024 18:00 04-04-2024 20:00 36 The Strand Celebrity Concert Series - Fenella Humphreys An exciting new series bought to you by CityMusic Promotions and featuring some of the biggest classical artists working in the UK today. Set in the stunning candlelit venue of St Mary le Strand, it's guaranteed to be a musical experience to remember! There are many bars and restaurants nearby to complete your night out.Fenella Humphreys, winner of the 2023 BBC Music Magazine Premiere Recording Award, has attracted critical admiration and audience acclaim with the grace and intensity of her remarkable performances.With her playing described in the press as “alluring”, “unforgettable” and “a wonder”, Fenella is one of the UK’s most established and versatile violinists, having also won the 2018 BBC Music Magazine Instrumental Award. She enjoys a busy career combining chamber music with solo work, performing in the most prestigious venues around the world and is frequently broadcast on the BBC, Classic FM, Scala Radio and international radio stations. Fenella performs widely as a soloist. Her recent album of Sibelius’ solo works with BBC National Orchestra of Wales and George Vass has been featured in BBC Radio 3’s Building a Library, Gramophone Magazine’s Guide to the Concerto, and was Album of the Week on Scala Radio. BBC Music Magazine has written of the recording: “it takes an unusually fine artist to be able to bridge the two extremes. Fenella Humphreys’s playing is a genuine revelation in the way it brings out the music’s dark and introspective qualities, with no shortage of technical panache meanwhile.” Over the past decade, Fenella has captured international attention by applying spellbinding virtuosity to a strikingly broad range of compositions. Her Bach 2 the Future albums - the second of which won the coveted BBC Music Magazine Instrumental Award - combined newly commissioned works with two of Bach’s solo sonatas and partitas and other repertoire landmarks.  In 2022, Fenella returned to unaccompanied music with ‘Caprices’- the 2023 BBC Music Magazine Award winner - released on Rubicon Classics. The album explores Études and Caprices from Paganini to the present day, including new works by Freya Waley-Cohen, Laurence Osborn and Oliver Leith, and a new set of variations on Paganini’s 24th Caprice with composers including Héloïse Werner, Emily Howard and Robin Haigh. “Really, very impressive” (Gramophone Magazine), “technically and musically superb” (The Strad). St Mary Le Strand Church, London DD/MM/YYYY

Details

St Mary Le Strand Church
Strand
The Strand

London
WC2R 1ES
England


Programme

Johann Sebastian BachToccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
Cameron Biles-LiddellContemplations
Robert SchumannTraumerei, Op.15 no.7
Claude DebussyThe Girl With The Flaxen Hair
Henry ManciniBreakfast at Tiffany's: Moon River
Johann Sebastian BachPartita in E major for Solo Violin, BWV 1006
Michael SmallPrism
Seonaid AitkenThe Mad Piper

Performers

Fenella Humphreys – Violin

Programme Note

An exciting new series bought to you by CityMusic Promotions and featuring some of the biggest classical artists working in the UK today. Set in the stunning candlelit venue of St Mary le Strand, it's guaranteed to be a musical experience to remember! There are many bars and restaurants nearby to complete your night out.

Fenella Humphreys, winner of the 2023 BBC Music Magazine Premiere Recording Award, has attracted critical admiration and audience acclaim with the grace and intensity of her remarkable performances.
With her playing described in the press as “alluring”, “unforgettable” and “a wonder”, Fenella is one of the UK’s most established and versatile violinists, having also won the 2018 BBC Music Magazine Instrumental Award. She enjoys a busy career combining chamber music with solo work, performing in the most prestigious venues around the world and is frequently broadcast on the BBC, Classic FM, Scala Radio and international radio stations. Fenella performs widely as a soloist. 

Her recent album of Sibelius’ solo works with BBC National Orchestra of Wales and George Vass has been featured in BBC Radio 3’s Building a Library, Gramophone Magazine’s Guide to the Concerto, and was Album of the Week on Scala Radio. BBC Music Magazine has written of the recording: “it takes an unusually fine artist to be able to bridge the two extremes. Fenella Humphreys’s playing is a genuine revelation in the way it brings out the music’s dark and introspective qualities, with no shortage of technical panache meanwhile.” Over the past decade, Fenella has captured international attention by applying spellbinding virtuosity to a strikingly broad range of compositions. Her Bach 2 the Future albums - the second of which won the coveted BBC Music Magazine Instrumental Award - combined newly commissioned works with two of Bach’s solo sonatas and partitas and other repertoire landmarks.  In 2022, Fenella returned to unaccompanied music with ‘Caprices’- the 2023 BBC Music Magazine Award winner - released on Rubicon Classics. The album explores Études and Caprices from Paganini to the present day, including new works by Freya Waley-Cohen, Laurence Osborn and Oliver Leith, and a new set of variations on Paganini’s 24th Caprice with composers including Héloïse Werner, Emily Howard and Robin Haigh. “Really, very impressive” (Gramophone Magazine), “technically and musically superb” (The Strad).

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