Lunchtime Concert – Pianist, Béla Hartmann

Béla Hartmann

Béla Hartmann

A piano recital with one work only – Beethoven’s monumental visions of a simple but stubborn Waltz: the greatest set of Variations ever written!

A winner of the Beethoven Medal, pianist Béla Hartmann has been celebrated for his performances and recordings of Beethoven and Schubert in venues from New York’s Carnegie Hall to London’s South Bank Centre – and now you can hear him play at Dorset County Museum.

A prize-winner of both national and international competitions, the Czech-German pianist Béla Hartmann has established a reputation for lively and individual interpretations of a wide repertoire, ranging from Rameau to Jörg Widmann.  Schubert, Mozart and Beethoven form the core of this extensive range, and he was both prize-winner in the International Schubert Competition, Dortmund (1997), and winner of the Beethoven Medal of the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe (1995). In 2000, he was a semi-finalist at the Leeds International Piano Competition.

In 2005 Béla Hartmann performed the complete piano sonatas and dances by Schubert, in a series of eight recitals at Steinway Hall, London. Other programmes include the complete first book of Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier, works by Dvorak and Smetana and contemporary composers such as Birtwistle, Berio and Petr Eben. Béla Hartmann had also performed widely on fortepianos. He has given recitals at prestigious venues in London, across the UK and Europe, as well as in the U.S.A., where he appeared at the Carnegie Recital Hall, New York. Concerto performances include concertos by Brahms, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Dvorak, Liszt, Beethoven and Mozart. Béla Hartmann is also a keen musical essayist and has published both in print and online on areas such as performance practice and artistic identity.

Béla Hartmann studied in Munich with Vadim Suchanov and Nicolas Economou and at Trinity College, London, with John Bingham. A scholarship from the Tillett Trust enabled further studies at the Hochschule für Musik, Munich, with Elisso Virssaladse.

For further information contact the Museum on on 01305 756827 or check the website on www.dorsetcountymuseum.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter

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Lunchtime Concert at Dorset County Museum: Bose-Pastor Piano Duo

Pia Bose and Antonio Pastor

Pia Bose and Antonio Pastor

On Thursday 17th September, Dorchester will be treated to a world class lunchtime concert from the internationally acclaimed Bose-Pastor Piano Duo.

The Duo perform chamber music, classical music that is composed for a small group of instruments, and won second prize at the 18th International Piano Duo Competition in Tokyo, Japan 2013.

American pianist Pia Bose, and Spanish pianist Antonio Pastor officially formed their four-hand piano duo in 2012. Recent performance highlights include recitals in London, Washington D.C. and Geneva. The Duo also performed before a full house at St.Martin-in-the-Fields in London on the recommendation of the Embassy of Spain’s Office of Cultural and Scientific Affairs.

The married Geneva-based pianists share a passion for promoting Spanish culture and arts, and also have a special interest in performing for charitable organisations, and are both also deeply committed to teaching and music education.

Everyone is welcome at what promises to be a truly wonderful performance, and to cover costs a small donation of £3.00 is requested. The concert will take place in the Museum’s Victorian Gallery at 1.00pm on Thursday 17th September.

For further information contact the Museum on on 01305 756827 or check the website on www.dorsetcountymuseum.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter

 

The Occasional Singers present ‘Music for a Summer’s Evening’

The Occasional Singers

The Occasional Singers

On Sunday 5th July Dorset County Museum will be the venue for ‘Music for a Summer’s Evening’, a concert presented by The Occasional Singers, a mixed-voice choir based in Dorchester.

The Occasional Singers will be joined by celebrated local pianist Duncan Honeybourne in a programme of English music including works by Elgar and Vaughan Williams. A special feature will be works native to Dorset: poems of William Barnes set by Ian Purseglove and Henry Balfour Gardiner, and choral settings of Dorset folksongs, directed by Richard Hall and David Bruce-Payne.

Doors will open early at 6.00pm to allow time to look around the Museum first, and the concert will then begin at 7.30pm. Light refreshments will be available, for which a small donation would be much appreciated. The choir is non-profit making, and all proceeds from the evening will go to the Museum’s Collections Discovery Centre Development.

Tickets cost £8 each and are available in advance from Dorset County Museum’s shop, by phoning 01305 756827, or on the door.

International Pianist Emilie Capulet, performs at Dorset County Museum

Emilie Capulet

Emilie Capulet

On Thursday 4th June Dorchester will be treated to a concert by an internationally-acclaimed musician.

Emilie Capulet made her solo debut at the age of 14 in her native France. Since then she has studied under eminent concert pianists in Australia and London, achieving her Masters of Music degree in 2001.

Recent engagements include a concert tour of Canada and France. She has also performed at Winchester Cathedral, Buxton Opera House and the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. Emilie is regularly invited as guest artist on musical river cruises down the Danube and Rhine and on luxury cruise liners. In 2013 she gave several recitals on board Cunard’s Queen Mary 2.

In addition to her distinguished solo career, Emilie has a strong reputation as a guest speaker, talking about the relationships between music, literature and painting.

The concert will feature music by Franz Schubert, Joseph Haydn, Claude Debussy and George Gershwin and will last approximately one hour.

Everyone is welcome and to cover costs, a small donation of £3.00 is requested. The concert will take place in the Museum’s Victorian Gallery at 1.00pm on Thursday 4th June.

For further information about this concert and forthcoming events contact the Museum on 01305 756827 or check the website on www.dorsetcountymuseum.org

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International Pianist performs at Dorset County Museum

Emilie Capulet

Emilie Capulet

On Thursday 19th June Dorchester will be treated to a concert by an internationally-acclaimed musician.

Emilie Capulet made her solo debut at the age of 14 in her native France. Since then she has studied under eminent concert pianists in Australia and London, achieving her Masters of Music degree in 2001.

Recent engagements include a concert tour of Canada and France. She has also performed at Winchester Cathedral, Buxton Opera House and the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. Emilie is regularly invited as guest artist on musical river cruises down the Danube and Rhine and on luxury cruise liners. In 2013 she gave several recitals on board Cunard’s Queen Mary 2.

In addition to her distinguished solo career, Emilie has a strong reputation as a guest speaker, talking about the relationships between music, literature and painting. She has recently been invited to give pre-performance lectures by Glyndebourne on their current touring season.

Emilie has written many articles on Impressionist music, Modernism and the musicalisation of fiction and has recently published a book on Virginia Woolf and Music.
The concert will feature works by Maurice Ravel and will last approximately one hour. Everyone is welcome and to cover costs, a small donation of £3.00 is requested. The concert will take place in the Museum’s Victorian Gallery at 1.00pm on Thursday 19th June.