The 2019-20 season brings some more outstanding performers to Sevenoaks, both established artists and impressive newcomers, in an interesting series of programmes. We have two String Quartets, the Esmé, winners of the recent International String Quartet Competition, and the Castalian, another quartet of young players in increasing demand. The popular Gould Piano Trio bring us a refreshing programme of trios by Czech composers, Dvořák and Martinu, and by Beethoven's respected contemporary, Hummel. We have a piano recital by rising star, Ugnius Pauliukonis, who plays music by Haydn, Debussy and Chopin. Violinist Savitri Grier, who played in our Sevenoaks Young Musicians' concert some ten years ago, now a well-regarded recitalist and chamber musician, performs, with pianist Richard Uttley, two sonatas by Beethoven, including the much-liked 'Spring' sonata, between which they play the jazz-influenced second sonata by Ravel. And period instrument performers Florilegium present a programme of music from the court of Frederick the Great, in the then fashionable gallant style.
And we have our regular Sunday afternoon concert in which two chosen contestants in the Sevenoaks Young Musicians Competition share a program that gives an opportunity to hear some up and coming young musical talent.
All concerts take place in the Ship Theatre.
Saturday 21st September 2019
The immensely popular Gould Piano Trio have remained at the forefront of the international chamber music scene for a quarter of a century. Their repertoire embraces established masterpieces as well as lesser-known works, as in this opening concert of the Club’s new season. The Gould Piano Trio... more
Saturday 26th October 2019
Formed in 2016 in Cologne’s Hochschule für Musik und Tanz by four Korean friends, a mere two years later they swept the board in the 2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, winning not just the first prize, but also four special prizes. They are touring the UK during 2019.... more
Sunday 8th December 2019
From the 2019 Sevenoaks Young Musician of the Year competition we have invited violinist JamesTait and pianist Peiyao Su,, each to present a short recital for us in our annual Young Musician recital. The concert will include Chopin’s 24 Preludes. Further details will be provided as soon as... more
Saturday 25th January 2020
Ugnius Pauliukonis is one of the leading pianists of Lithuania’s new generation. He moved to the UK to study at the Royal Northern College of Music and became the first solo instrumentalist to win the RNCM Gold Medal. As well as performing at the Wigmore and Bridgewater Halls, he has given... more
Saturday 15th February 2020
Since playing in our Young Musicians’ concert some ten years ago, and subsequently gaining a First in music at Oxford, Savitri Grier has given recitals at Wigmore Hall and Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, as well as at several European festivals. Recent concerto performances have included the... more
Saturday 21st March 2020
Founded in 1991, Florilegium specialises in period performance of Baroque and early Romantic chamber music. They have a busy touring schedule and each year perform at major international festivals and concert series throughout Europe as well as the Americas, garnering praise wherever they play. The... more
Saturday 25th April 2020
In 2018 the Castalian Quartet received the prestigious inaugural MERITO String Quartet Award & Valentin Erben Prize and won a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship Award. They have also won prizes at several international competitions, and have been the resident quartet at festivals in France and the... more