Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik by Candlelight
Vivaldi – Concerto for Cello in B minor
Mozart – Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Bach – Concerto for Flute in A
Mozart – Divertimento No 1 in D
Gluck – Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Mozart – Andante in C for Flute and Strings
Vivaldi – ‘Summer’ from Four Seasons
Martin Feinstein Director/Recorder/Flute
Catherine Manson Violin
Specialising in the historically accurate performance of music from the 18th century, the Feinstein Ensemble’s concerts and recordings of the Baroque repertoire have been acclaimed internationally. The Ensemble performs often in London, including a festival of Bach at Southbank Centre each March and an Autumn season of Cantata concerts at St Martin-in-the-fields. International tours have included the Far East, Germany, the Gulf and Egypt, Israel, Belgium and Holland.
The Feinstein Ensemble’s collaborations with the London Bach Singers have included performances of Bach’s Mass in B Minor, the St John Passion, the Magnificat and the Easter Oratorio, each of which have met with critical praise. The Ensemble can be heard on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM and In 2007 they were invited by BBC Television to broadcast a groundbreaking documentary and performance of all six Brandenburg Concerti. They have recorded CDs for Naxos, Black Box Music, Sanctuary Records, Dutton Epoch and BARN COTTAGE RECORDS.
Catherine Manson (solo violin/director) enjoys a versatile performing career as a soloist and chamber musician. She has been leader of the Feinstein Ensemble for ten years. As first violinist of the classical London Haydn Quartet she has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Library of Congress, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, London’s Wigmore Hall and later this year at the Sydney Opera House. The quartet’s series of recordings of the Haydn quartets on the Hyperion label has met with high critical acclaim internationally. She was appointed as leader of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra in 2006. Together with the orchestra’s director, Ton Koopman she has recorded the six obbligato sonatas by Bach, Haydn’s concerto for violin and organ and the complete chamber music by Buxtehude. They have given many concerts together throughout Europe. She is frequently invited as guest leader of ensembles such as Il Gardellino and Collegium Vocale in Belgium and Smithsonian Chamber Players in USA. She recently appeared as soloist and director with Tafelmusik in Canada. Teaching has always been an important part of her musical life; in 2001 she co-founded and now directs MusicWorks, presenting chamber music courses for young musicians. In addition to giving classes and seminars at King’s College, the Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music she has taught at the Baroque Performance Institute in Oberlin College, USA, the Granada International Festival’s ‘Musical Interpretation’ course, the Domaine Forget chamber music courses in Canada and given masterclasses at Juilliard School, Yale and Indiana Universities.