Fowey Valley Classical Music Fest 2018

21 Sep 2018 to 23 Sep 2018
Fowey Classical Festival, What's On , Cornwall 2018
Fowey Classicla Festival, What's On , Cornwall 2018
Fowey Classicla Festival, What's On , Cornwall 2018
Fowey Classical Festival, What's On , Cornwall 2018
Church of St. Fimbarrus
Church of St. Fimbarrus
5 Church Ave
PL23 1BU
Classical music comes to Fowey
Friday September 21st at 19.30
Ferrier Winners’ Recital
Baritone James Newby & Pianist Joseph Middleton
Programme includes:
Vaughan Williams – Songs of Travel
Beethoven – Song for the faraway Beloved
Ravel – Don Quichotte & Popular Greek Melodies

Saturday 22nd September at 11.30 - Young Musicians' Coffee Concert
performed by outstanding young musicians of the region, co-ordinated by Dr Marlene Bowden.

Saturday 22nd September at 19.30
Freddy Kempf - Piano
Beethoven – Sonata no.14 in C# minor ‘Moonlight’
Chopin – Scherzo, Nocturne, Polonaise Fantasie
Rachmaninov – Etudes

Sunday 23rd September at 15.30
Treasures of the Baroque, and a cream tea.
Passacaglia: Annabel Knight, Baroque Flute/Recorder & Robin Bigwood, Harpsichord
Programme includes:
JS Bach - Italian Concerto BWV 971
British baritone JAMES NEWBY is the winner of the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Award. In the same year he was the recipient of the Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera Voice Fellowship, having won the Richard Tauber Prize for best interpretation of a Schubert Lied in 2015.  In 2016 James joined the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus while continuing studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. The following year, as Jerwood Young Artist at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, he appeared in La Traviata, Hamlet, La Clemenza di Tito and took the role of the notary in Don Pasquale during the 2017 Festival, for which he won the prestigious John Christie Award.
James enjoys a busy schedule as a recitalist;  recent and future highlights include appearances at Leeds’ Lieder Festival with Joseph Middleton, Oxford Lieder Festival with Eugene Asti and a solo recital at the Wigmore Hall. Future operatic highlights include Count Almaviva Le nozze di Figaro for Nevill Holt Opera, a staged Bach St John Passion with the Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa,  Mozart’s C Minor Mass with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and performances with the Gabrieli Consort, OAE and for the London Handel and Newbury Festivals.

Highly acclaimed pianist JOSEPH MIDDLETON specialises in the art of song accompaniment and chamber music. He is Director of Leeds Lieder, Musician in Residence at Pembroke College Cambridge and a Professor at the Royal Academy of Music. He collaborates with many of the world’s finest singers in major venues worldwide, for example regularly at New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Konzerthaus Wien, Zürich Tonhalle, Köln Philharmonie, Luxembourg Philharmonie, Musée d’Orsay in Paris and London’s Wigmore Hall, as well as Aldeburgh, Aix-en-Provence and Edinburgh Festivals. Recently he performed among others with Sir Thomas Allen, Ian Bostridge, Lucy Crowe, Simon Keenlyside and Dame Felicity Lott and in 2016 he made his BBC Proms debut with Iestyn Davies and Carolyn Sampson. hailed Joseph as ‘rightful heir to the legendary accompanist Gerald Moore’.  
FREDDY KEMPF is one of today’s most successful pianists who has built a unique reputation as an explosive performer as well as a  sensitive and profoundly musical artist.  Performing to sell-out audiences all over the world, he was born in London and made his concerto debut with the RPO at the age of 8.  He came to national prominence in 1992 winning the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition and in 1998 his award of third, not first, prize in the Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow provoked outcry from both audience and the Russian press, which proclaimed him “the hero of the competition”.
A committed recitalist, Freddy has appeared on many of the world’s important stages including  the Berlin Konzerthaus, Milan’s Sala Verdi,  Royal Festival Hall, Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall and Tokyo’s Suntory Hall.  He has performed concertos under an array of distinguished conductors and with the world’s most prestigious orchestras including the Philharmonia, CBSO, Gothenburg Symphony, San Francisco Symphony and the Dresden Philharmonic.  A recent highlight was a 12-concert tour with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra all across the UK. The Arts Desk wrote: Kempf is a pianist in a million… the incredible definition of Rachmaninov's inner filigree emerges all the clearer for a refusal to use the sustaining pedal to blur the sound… his colossal but perfect weight simply stuns.  Freddy records exclusively for BIS Records.  A recent Tchaikovsky CD and a Schumann recital disc were received to great critical acclaim as was his recording of Prokofiev’s Piano Concertos with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra/Andrew Litton.

For many years the husband and wife partnership, ANNABEL KNIGHT and ROBIN BIGWOOD have performed together as a duo and as core members of the baroque ensemble Passacaglia. The ensemble has appeared at London’s Wigmore Hall and Southbank, toured in the UK, Europe and America and featured on numerous BBC and worldwide radio broadcasts. They have so far recorded six albums, for Linn Records, Naxos and BCR (their own in-house label) and Vivaldi Undercover is due for release soon. Recorder player and baroque flautist Annabel has established a successful performing and teaching career, which has taken her across the UK, Europe, America and the Middle East. As a chamber music artist she has recorded and performed extensively with both the baroque ensemble Passacaglia and the recorder quintet Fontanella.  She also recorded with the Maggini String Quartet Gordon Jacob’s complete chamber music for recorder for Naxos. As a continuo harpsichordist and organist Robin is a core member of both Passacaglia and the Feinstein Ensemble, playing with them in most of the UK’s major festivals, in London’s concert halls, and in Europe. He has also performed and toured widely with London Baroque, Florilegium, The Sixteen, King’s Consort, Scottish Ensemble and the Royal Northern Sinfonia.




CRBO Box Office 01726 879500   Online:    and at Tourist Offices: Launceston, Liskeard, Looe, Bodmin, St Austell, Truro


Festival Weekend Ticket: £39 (£40 on door). Under 24s: £16 (ID required).  Coffee Concert: £4 (£5 on door)


Advance tickets: Friday 21st & Sunday 23rd £12.50. Under 24s £6.50. Saturday 22nd Evening: £16.50 (& £8.50)





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