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Online Concerts during Lockdown
During this lockdown we are doing our best to offer you some musical entertainment through our online concerts. You can watch these concerts for free as many times as you like but any contributions are welcome as they will enable us to support our musicinas. Contributions can be made via paypal on the link found on this page or by online transfer using the following bank details and quoting ‘Godalming’ when you make the payment.
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Join us on
Saturday 27th February, 2021 at 6.30pm GMT
A Cello Recital performed by
accompanied on the piano by
JS Bach – Sonata for Viola da Gamba No.2 in D Major BWV1028
Toshiro Mayazumi – Bunraku for Solo Cello
Sergei Rachmaninoff – Cello Sonata in G Minor (Op. 19)
i) Lento – Allegro Moderato
ii) Allegro Scherzando
iv) Allegro Mosso
David Popper – Elfentanz Op. 39
Dan Brandon is a 19-year-old cellist from Epsom, Surrey, and is currently in his second year studying with Professor Leonid Gorokhov at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover. Prior to this he studied at the Royal College of Music Junior Department (RCMJD) with Michal Kaznowski. In 2018-2019 season he was the Principal Cellist in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and the Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra. He won the Freda Dinn & Ida Mabbett Prize, the Ruby White Prize and the Chamber Music Prize at the RCMJD and was recently given an award from the Poole Arts Association to contribute to his further studies. In the last year he performed the Dvorak concerto in London and Aylesbury, and the Saint-Saens concerto in London. Dan has also performed a number of recitals, most recently in the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall, the Purcell Room, Shrewsbury & Poole and has taken part in international masterclasses with Alexander Baillie and Colin Carr. Forthcoming engagements include the Elgar concerto with the Essex Symphony Orchestra and the Malcolm Arnold concerto with Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra, which he will also be taking on tour with them. Dan and his duo partner have recently been accepted as scholars on the ‘Live Music Now’ programme in Hannover and have also been invited to be part of the 2021 ‘Weltklassik am Klavier’ concert series, both of which give them numerous recital opportunities in Germany. Dan plays on an English cello kindly loaned by the Benslow Trust.
Mana Oguchi was born in Sapporo, Japan and has been studying the piano since the age of three. She studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts and Music Tokyo with Prof. Kei Itoh and the Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media (Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover) with Prof.Karl-Heinz Kammerling. She completed the ‘Artistic Education’ course and she studied for her master’s degree, including Chamber Music, with Professor Markus Becker. She received a scholarship from the YAMAHA music foundation, the DAAD foundation and the Japanese Government.
Mana is highly valued as both a soloist and chamber musician and has performed in Japan and throughout Europe. As a soloist she has played with the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of Wernigerode, the Festival Orchestra concert of the International Concert Society Bodensee, and Yokohama City Philhamonic in Japan. Mana has appeared in the Budapest Frühlings Festival in Hungary and she has performed at the Chamber Music Festival of HMTMH. She has a lot of concerts as soloist, accompanist and chamber music extensively in Japan, and also in Germany, England and Holland. She has performed as an accompanist at the International Festival of Young Violin Masters Lindau, the International Konzertarbeitswochen in Goslar, the IMAS International Music Academy in Germany, the International Holland Music Sessions.
Mana teaches at the Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media and the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin.
Join us on
Saturday 13th February, 2021 at 6.30pm GMT
A Romantic Piano Recital
Franz Liszt – Liebestraum No. 3
Frédéric Chopin – Nocturne Op. 15 No. 1
Franz Schubert – Allegretto D. 915
Jan Václav Vorisek – Le plaisir Op. 4
Franz Schubert – Impromptu Op. 142 No. 2 D. 935
Robert Schumann – Blumenstück Op. 19
Edvard Grieg – “Erotik” (Poéme érotique) op. 43 No. 5
Ignaz Moscheles – La tenerezza Op. 52
The Recital will be performed on Fortepiano Giovanni Heichele ca. 1823
Born in Rome, Alessandro Viale is an eclectic musician who believes in the artist as a well‑rounded person, active in society. This is why he studied piano, harpsichord, composition, conducting and chamber music, not to mention a degree in physics. After living in Rome, London and Frankfurt am Main, he now lives in Weil am Rhein, a suburb of the Swiss city Basel. Accompanist at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London, Honorary Life President of Peterborough Sings!, in his career to date Alessandro has conducted orchestras and choirs, founded ensembles and has been the accompanist in national and international competitions. He has won several prizes, composed a film score, played extensively a broad repertoire (from Baroque to Contemporary Music) in many important venues in the UK, India, Norway, Germany, Malta, Spain, and Italy. He has appeared on radio and TV, his music being performed and broadcast throughout Europe by renowned musicians. His collaboration with composers has resulted in the world première of a significant number of new pieces, many written for him. He has recorded ten CDs of piano solo and chamber music, for labels such as Brilliant Classics, Sheva Contemporary, KHA, Cremona Records, Da Vinci and Stradivarius, which have been reviewed in prestigious magazines such as Gramophone, Musical Opinion, BBC Music Magazine, and The Financial Times.
Visit our Past Concerts Page to view other online concerts in our series
You can watch a recording of the 2nd concert from our
Beethoven 250th Anniversary Festival
by clicking on the link below
Irina Lyakhovskaya (piano), John Mills (violin) and Beethoven Sextet
Romance No. 2 in F major, Op. 50
Symphony No. 6 ‘Pastoral’, Op. 68
(arranged for sextet by Michael Gotthard Fischer)
Irina Lyakhovskaya (piano)
We are very grateful to our sponsors without whom this Festival would not have been possible.
Mr and Mrs Bernard Jeffcote
Mr and Mrs George Burnett
The Godalming Music Listening Group
Annual Baroque Concert
with the participation of
The London Conservatoires String Ensemble
Postponed until further notice!
Watch this space. More concerts to follow!