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Saturday 14 May, 4.30pm
St. John's, Smith Square

Enrico Gatti
Fabio Ciofini

violin
harpsichord & organ

The Formidable Virtuosi

Enrico Gatti
Fabio Ciofini

Enrico Gatti was one of the first Italian violinists to join the period-instrument revolution in the 1980s and is still among the most refined, probing and thoughtful. Here he is joined by keyboard-player Fabio Ciofini in a programme which explores the fantasy and daring of the new wave of 17th-century violin virtuosi from Germany and Austria, featuring remarkable, brilliant and frequently surprising works by Biber, Schop, Brade, Bertali, Uccelini and Pandolfi Mealli.

'We are in the presence of interpreters of the highest order.'
La Repubblica

Tickets £15, £12, £9, £6
 Buy a ticket for both concerts on 14 May and receive a voucher for a free glass of wine
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Enrico Gatti, Fabio Ciofini and Lindsay Kemp (Festival Artistic Director) will be guesting on BBC Radio 3's In Tune programme on Friday 13 May 2011 at 4.30pm.


This concert will be recorded for broadcast in The Early Music Show at 1.00pm on Saturday 28 May.

 

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Saturday 14 May, 6.15pm
St. John's, Smith Square

The Lufthansa Lecture
Laurence Dreyfus

Bach the Subversive

Laurence Dreyfus

Professor of Music at Oxford University, Fellow of Magdalen College and no stranger to the Lufthansa Festival in his capacity as Director of the viol consort Phantasm, Laurence Dreyfus explores how the composer seen as the great exemplar of musical 'correctness' contravened conventional 18th-century ideas of pleasure, words, propriety, invention, nature and piety, and thereby invoked the power of music as a higher authority than all of them.

Tickets: Free ticketed event
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Saturday 14 May, 7.45pm
St. John's, Smith Square

Nadja Zweiner
Lisa Beznosiuk
The English Concert
Mahan Esfahani

violin
flute

harpsichord & director

Hamburg - Queen of Cities

Mahan Esfahani
The English Concert

Handel       Suite from Almira
Reincken   Sonata No.1 (from Hortus Musicus)
Telemann  Concerto Polonaise in B flat major
Becker        Paduana
Bach           Triple Concerto for flute, violin, harpsichord and strings, BWV1044

Iranian-born Mahan Esfahani is quickly establishing a reputation as a brilliant recitalist, having recently been the first harpsichordist to become a member of BBC Radio 3's prestigious New Generation Artists scheme. Here he joins forces with the UK's premier Baroque orchestra to celebrate the legacy of one of Germany's greatest cities with music from Handel's first opera and works by Reincken, Telemann and Becker. The programme concludes with Bach's richly elegant Triple Concerto.

'Wonderfully in tune with the fire, fantasy and dancing lightness of the music.'
The Chicago Tribune

Tickets £30, £24, £18, £12
 Buy a ticket for both concerts on 14 May and receive a voucher for a free glass of wine
Friends drinks.
Booking