Sunday, 25 July 2021 | 5.30pm
Exactly nine month after their first appearance at St Bartolomew’s Church, Otford, ChamberMusicBox are delighted to continue their immensely popular series of socially distanced chamber music concerts with a performance of Franz Schubert’s sublime String Quintet.
“A perfect afternoon of music”. “Amazing!” These are just some of the audience reactions to what has rapidly becoming a favourite amongst London’s classical music lovers since the series’ inception in 2016. ChamberMusicBox combines leading international artists with imaginative and daring repertoire choices to present programmes which aim to combine the much-loved with unfamiliar gems, all in a relaxed and inclusive setting.
The recipient of two prestigious Diapason d’Or awards for his recording of Weinberg’s Violin Sonatas Yuri Kalnits was described by reviewers as ‘an interpreter of the highest order’. His career as a soloist, chamber music and concertmaster has taken him to many of the world’s greatest concert halls such as Lincoln Centre, Suntory Hall, Barbican, Southbank Centre and the Small Hall of Moscow Conservatoire.
Maria-Fiore Mazzarini regularly works with many of the UK’s finest chamber orchestras such at the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London Mozart Players and and London Chamber Orchestra. She has a strong interest in contemporary music and was invited to participate in both the London Sinfonietta Academy as well as the Ensemble Modern International Academy.
Violist Matthew Quenby enjoys a varied career as a chamber musician and principal viola of several ensembles. He also appears regularly as a soloist with London-based chamber orchestras and has been a member of the 4th Dimension Quartet, London Concertante and recorded for EMI as part of the Lunel Quartet.
Born in Ekaterinburg, distinguished Russian cellist Alexander Volpov came to the UK as a member of the Rostov String Quartet with whom he won the All-Soviet Chamber Music Competition and performed in some of Europe’s greatest concert halls, including London’s Wigmore Hall. He currently serves as Principal Cello of Northern Ballet Sinfonia.
As a soloist and chamber musician, cellist Julia Morneweg has performed around the UK and internationally at venues including the Purcell Room at London’s Southbank Centre, St John’s Smith Square, Zurich Tonhalle, Martinu Hall Prague and Shanghai’s Daning Theatre. She was a member of the Erato Piano Trio for 11 years before founding ChamberMusicBox together with Yuri Kalnits in 2016.
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions all tickets must be pre-booked in advance.
Franz Schubert – String Quintet in C major D956
Yuri Kalnits violin | Maria Fiore Mazzarini violin | Matthew Quenby violin | Alexander Volpov cello | Julia Morneweg cello
This concert is generously supported by the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust
Stay Safe & Feel Safe: Our Covid-safety plan
– all tickets must be pre-booked in advance and are strictly limited in numbers
– seating will be arranged in household bubbles with ample space in between bubbles
– all pews and surfaces will be cleaned thoroughly before each performance
– hand sanitiser and masks will be made available and masks must be worn during the concert, unless exempt
– each concert will last about 1 hour without an interval
– all bookings will be fully refundable in the event of new government guidance prohibiting performances from taking place.