FREE Lunchtime Concert: Rosalind Ventris (viola) and Richard Uttley (piano)
Brahms – Sonata in F minor Op.120 No.1
Vieuxtemps – Viola Sonata in Bb major Op.36
Rosalind Ventris has collaborated with Mitsuko Uchida at Marlboro Festival, the Arcanto Quartett at the Beethovenhaus in Bonn, Tabea Zimmermann at the Wigmore Hall, & Gerhard Schultz at the Salzburg Festival. She has given recitals at the Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, Aldeburgh Festival, the Slovak Philharmonic Bratislava, & Het Concertgebouw Kleine Zaal. Concerto engagements include performances with the EUCO at the Emilia Romagna Festival in Italy, and in the UK with violinist Tasmin Little. She is a Lionel Tertis Competition multiple prizewinner (including Bashmet’s President’s Prize) and has received awards from Making Music (AYCA 2016), Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, Kirckman Concert Society, & Countess of Munster Trust. A keen chamber musician, Rosalind is a member of Trio Anima (with principal flautist of BBCNOW, Matthew Featherstone, and harpist Anneke Hodnett), & the recently formed Albion String Quartet (with Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Emma Parker & Nathaniel Boyd). She has broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 & recorded for Delphian in 2016.
Richard Uttley is noted for the integrity and breadth of his musicianship as soloist, chamber musician and recording artist. He has been recognised for his ‘musical intelligence and pristine facility’ (International Record Review), ‘amazing decisiveness’, and ‘tumultuous performance’ (Ivan Hewett, The Daily Telegraph). His playing is regularly broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and has featured on BBC Two, BBC Four and Sky Arts. Richard was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2011. Recent highlights include solo recitals in Bridgewater Hall, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and Cité des Arts, and concertos by Mozart, Brahms and Grieg. In collaboration with violinist Callum Smart, last season Richard released a CD of French music on Orchid Classics (La voix, selected as a Recommended Recording by The Strad magazine) and gave recitals in Wigmore Hall, Auditorium du Louvre and Konzerthaus Berlin.