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WIMF 12 to 27 November 2016

Sitkovetsky Piano Trio, November 19

Musical Opinion

“… reminiscent of the Beaux Arts Trio in its heyday”
Independent

I was among an audience of more than 300 at the Richmond Concert Society recently enjoying the outstanding playing of the Sitkovetsky Piano Trio, and had a chance to chat with them afterwards and congratulate them on being appointed as ‘Young Artists’ at the prestigious Lincoln Centre in New York.

Violinist Alexander Sitkovestsky and pianist Wu Qian first met as students at the Yehudi Menuhin School, and are now married. Before they had to speed off home last night to get things ready for their daughter’s first day at school, they said they are excited about their programme in Wimbledon, which contains two delicious folk-inspired works; Haydn’s ‘Gypsy’ Trio and Dvorak’s much-loved ‘Dumky’ Trio.

Saturday 19 November 7.30pm - St John's Church, Spencer Hill, SW19 4NZ

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Christian Tetzlaff, violin November 23

Musical Opinion

“The violinist Christian Tetzlaff ‘s recital of unaccompanied sonatas and partitas by Bach and Bartók moved between introspection and savage expressivity in athletic dances, votive arias, enigmatic fugues and dusty laments from two centuries.”
Anna Picard, The Times, April 2015

For me booking this solo recital was one of the coups of the festival. I was only able to land him on the back of his visit with his renowned Tetzlaff Quartet [Nov 22] which I have been trying to get since hearing them at Lars Vogt’s ‘Spannungen’ festival in Heimbach in 2012!

Wednesday 23 November 7.30pm - St John's Church, Spencer Hill, SW19 4NZ

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She’koyokh Klezmer, November 21

Musical Opinion

“One of London’s musical treasures, playing the best
Balkan and Klezmer music in Britain”
Evening Standard

“Among the finest klezmer ensembles on the planet.”
The Australian

She’koyokh return again to Wimbledon synagogue, this time bring the thrilling voices of guests vocalists Angelina Kasabova (Bulgaria) and Monooka, with puppetry (Romania). As their performances are usually jam-packed we advide booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Monday 21 November 7.30pm - Wimbledon Synagogue, 1 Queensmere Road, SW19 5QD

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Please see WEBSITE for details and booking for all events

Anthony Wilkinson, Festival Director

Wimbledon International Music Festival 2016 Newsletter Issue no.5