Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore St


Henry PurcellFantasias Nos. 9, 10 and 11
Tobias HumePavan for viola d’amore
Pierre LeclairSonata in G minor for two violins or viols Op. 12 no. 5 (transposed to C minor)
Bruno MadernaMalor me bat for 3 violas (after Ockeghem)
Garth KnoxMarin Marais Variations on ‘Folies d’Espagne’ for 4 violas


Garth Knox – viola / viola d’amore
Antoine Tamestit – viola
Rosalind Ventris – viola
Tabea Zimmermann – viola

Programme Note

Since its origins in the early 1500s, the viola has played a crucial role in the development of chamber music.

Wigmore Hall’s viola day offers a chance to journey through five centuries of the instrument’s development in company with four remarkable virtuosi: internationally celebrated recitalist, chamber musician, and concerto soloist Tabea Zimmermann, former pupil of Zimmermann and now world renowned Antoine Tamestit, former violist of the Arditti Quartet Garth Knox, and winner of the EUCO Prize at the 2006 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition Rosalind Ventris.

Supported by the Tertis Foundation

Garth Knox ©François Figlarz

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