Violin Celebrations – Birthday Concert for Michael Berkeley & David Matthews
International Concert Series 2017/18
Pre-concert talk 6.45-7.05 with Berkeley, Matthews and Mitchell free to ticket holders.
Madeleine Mitchell, violin
Konstantin Lapshin, piano
Prokofiev – 5 Melodies
David Matthews – Romanza (written for Madeleine Mitchell)
Debussy – Violin Sonata
Michael Berkeley – Veilleuse
Brahms – Violin Sonata no.3 in D minor
Distinguished violinist Madeleine Mitchell performs an appealing programme, celebrating the birthdays of 2 well known composers – Lord Michael Berkeley’s 70th and David Matthews’ 75th, with the 2 lyrical pieces written by them on her latest, critically acclaimed album Violin Muse, together with 2 of the best loved works in the repertoire by Brahms and Debussy and exquisite Prokofiev from Mitchell’s popular album Violin Songs. She is joined by the outstanding young Russian pianist Konstantin Lapshin. There will be a pre-concert talk with the 2 birthday composers and Madeleine Mitchell, 6.45-7.05 in the auditorium, free to.