Endellion Quartet, Schubert Quintet in C, West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

Read a review here It was fascinating to watch the quintet’s instrumental ‘conversations’ one with the other, producing the kind

Endellion Quartet, Schubert Quintet in C, West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

Read a review here

It was fascinating to watch the quintet’s instrumental ‘conversations’ one with the other, producing the kind of musical experience that can only be made possible by a group of people subtly anticipating each other’s thought processes and emotions to play instinctively as one.

This came across in all three performances, but nowhere more so than in this outstanding and flawless combined presentation of Schubert’s demanding masterpiece to which guest soloist, Guy Johnston, lent the unmistakeable depth and warmth so characteristic of his sound.

It was given a deserved ovation from the sold-out concert hall audience happy to have been present at such a memorable conclusion to another of the Endellion’s enjoyable seasons of great chamber music.

 

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New short Video

Watch a new short video here with dramatic views of Kings College Chapel and Cambridge during Guy’s recording with the choir. Ola

New short Video

Watch a new short video here with dramatic views of Kings College Chapel and Cambridge during Guy’s recording with the choir. Ola Gjeilo’s Serenity is now out on Spotify and on iTunes. Future recordings to be released from Hatfield House, the Royal Academy of Music, Wigmore Hall as part of a journey to Rome.

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12/5/17 ****Bachtrack Review Kings Place

Read the Bachtrack review here Russian Romance Including works by Scriabin, Arensky, Rachmaninov, Viardot, Prokofiev and Shostakovich Joan Rodgers, mezzo-soprano

12/5/17 ****Bachtrack Review Kings Place

Read the Bachtrack review here

Russian Romance

Including works by Scriabin, Arensky, Rachmaninov, Viardot, Prokofiev and Shostakovich

Joan Rodgers, mezzo-soprano

Michael Mofidian, bass baritone

Sophie Rosa, violin

Guy Johnston, cello

Sholto Kynoch, piano

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Kings Place Review 12/5/17

Robert Hugill Review Russian Romance Including works by Scriabin, Arensky, Rachmaninov, Viardot, Prokofiev and Shostakovich Joan Rodgers, mezzo-soprano Michael Mofidian, bass

Kings Place Review 12/5/17

Robert Hugill Review

Russian Romance

Including works by Scriabin, Arensky, Rachmaninov, Viardot, Prokofiev and Shostakovich

Joan Rodgers, mezzo-soprano

Michael Mofidian, bass baritone

Sophie Rosa, violin

Guy Johnston, cello

Sholto Kynoch, piano

 

 

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Pre-Order a CD!

The journey from Cambridge to Rome has been captured in recording. Here’s a taster of the first track and you

Pre-Order a CD!

The journey from Cambridge to Rome has been captured in recording. Here’s a taster of the first track and you can Pre-Order a CD here including the first track for free!

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Strad Magazine feature May 2017

You can read a special article by Charlotte Gardner in the Strad Magazine here

Strad Magazine feature May 2017

You can read a special article by Charlotte Gardner in the Strad Magazine here

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Tarisio Article 26/4/17

Tarisio have just published an article in their latest newsletter about Guy’s journey to Rome. You can read more about

Tarisio Article 26/4/17

Tarisio have just published an article in their latest newsletter about Guy’s journey to Rome. You can read more about this exciting project here

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Haydn Review EUCO/Cambridge

Read a review here of Guy’s recent performance of the Haydn Concerto in C with the European Union Chamber Orchestra.

Haydn Review EUCO/Cambridge

Read a review here of Guy’s recent performance of the Haydn Concerto in C with the European Union Chamber Orchestra.

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Bach Suites in Rome Artsdesk Review 6/2/17

Read the full review here Rather perturbingly, hall and orchestra sounded more comfortably accommodated with each other the following afternoon,

Bach Suites in Rome Artsdesk Review 6/2/17

Read the full review here

Rather perturbingly, hall and orchestra sounded more comfortably accommodated with each other the following afternoon, when I dropped into their recording session with the cellist Guy Johnston. He was in town to tape Respighi for the latest leg of a project (eventually to result in a disc on the King’s College Choir label) tracing the history of his cello, made almost 300 years ago in the Roman workshop of David Tecchler. A stone’s throw from the workshop, he then gave a Sunday-morning recital of the first three solo Bach Suites, at a church nestled in the crook of the Tiber.
The stone walls and handsome murals of the Oratorio del Gonfalone lent their own persuasive context to Johnston’s suggestion that the suites, considered together, trace the birth, death and resurrection of Christ. This was superbly direct Bach playing, tonally spare, unsentimental, with a sense of harmonic progress as plain and decisive as the curve of a Roman arch. By not mining every nugget of tone from the lower strings, he secured a lively speaking quality from the Tecchler: the Third Suite’s Courante gossiped away, before the weak beats of the Minuets were flicked off with a shrug.

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