Bach Brandenburg Concertos by Candlelight

Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No 5

Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No 4

Vivaldi – Concerto for Flute in A minor

Vivaldi – Concerto for Cello in B minor

Mozart – Divertimento No 2 in B flat

Bach – Flute Concerto in A

Feinstein Ensemble

Martin Feinstein Director/Flute/Recorder

Catherine Manson Violin

Christopher Suckling Cello

Robin Bigwood Harpsichord

After playing jazz piano from a young age, Martin Feinstein finally learned to read music at the age of 15 and, inspired by the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, took up the flute. Three years later he began flute and recorder studies at the Royal College of Music and completed his training in Hamburg with the great German flautist Karlheinz Zoeller, funded by a German Government Scholarship. After working in Hamburg and Frankfurt with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra and Ensemble Modern, he returned to London to form the Feinstein Ensemble.

As a soloist, and with his Ensemble, Martin has performed, broadcast and recorded a wide range of repertoire on both modern and period instruments. His concerto and sonata recordings for NAXOS, BLACK BOX MUSIC and SANCTUARY have met with critical praise both in this country and abroad. International tours over the past few years have included the Far East, Germany, the Gulf and Egypt, Israel, Belgium and Holland. Martin’s obsession with Bach continues to land him in trouble.

Catherine Manson has been leader of the Feinstein Ensemble since 2007. She enjoys a versatile performing career spanning a wide variety of repertoire from Montiverdi to Mahler and appears as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader.  Born in Scotland, her formative early studies were at the International Cello Centre with Jane and Lucy Cowan and she later studied with Roger Raphael and Krysia Osostowicz. A particular interest in baroque and classical performance led her to found the classical London Haydn Quartet which has a busy concert schedule in the UK and Europe.