Tag: Violin

  • Music Matters 22 January 2019

    Birds and Music Paul Barritt, a keen amateur ornithologist, invites us to share his violinist’s view Musicians have long found inspiration for their work in the natural world and in turn music is a means by which humans can express their feelings about nature and the world in general. Join us today as classical violinist Paul […]

  • Kugelhupf for Brahms

    Just out of the oven – my “practice” kuglhupf, baked in my new fluted tin while I was practising the clarinet part of Brahms’ wonderful Quintet Op.115. To share German and Austrian sausages, cheeses, wines and of course freshly home-made kuglhupf, and to hear this glorious music, come along next Tuesday! Tuesday 21 March 2017, Music Matters Gala at […]

  • Music Matters Autumn 2016

    It was lovely to see Whitgift House Chapel filling with lots of familiar friendly faces at the start of our new Music Matters season on 13 September. Nicoline Kraamwinkel and I set feet tapping with a programme of dances that started in medieval Europe and finished in New Orleans, our musical journey taking in Russian Jewish Klezmer […]

  • Clarinets Coming Home – Everyone Matters at Benslow Music Trust

    Year after year each return to Benslow feels to me like another coming home. The house wraps round me as I walk into the hall, I promise the reception team yet again that this year I really won’t lose my room key, and it’s hugs all round as clarinet players convene for another intensive weekend of non-stop playing: […]

  • Contrapunctus – Polyphony for Solo Violin

    Wednesday 22 June 2016 2.30 – 4.30p.m. Lecture-Recital in the series Musical Offerings in the Church Room St Mark’s Church, Westmoreland Road, Bromley, BR2 0TB Jorge’s passion for the violin and for music of the highest quality has led him to direct, conduct and lead international ensembles throughout Europe, giving stylish, authentic performances of  music from Medieval […]

  • Violin and Harp Mini-Tour in Bromley and Croydon

    Nicoline Kraamwinkel and Rosanna Rolton, mum and daughter, charmed audiences during seven concerts over three separate days in late October. They performed “Conversation Pieces” in four nursing homes and day centres, entertained the guests at the Sanderstead Decorative and Fine Arts Society Annual Lunch, and gave two full-length lecture-recitals for “Music Matters” in Whitgift House […]

  • Music for Violin and Harp – a Mother and Daughter Duo

    Tuesday 20 October: Nicoline Kraamwinkel violin and Rosanna Rolton harp introduce their duo programme at Whitgift House, 76, Brighton Road, South Croydon CR2 6AB in The Chapel; doors open 7 for 7.30 – 9.30p.m. Just to whet your appetite for Tuesday’s lecture-recital of music for violin and harp, here are some pictures of Nicoline and Rosanna in action in […]