ChamberMusicBox @ St Cuthbert’s Earls Court
Following their sold-out concerts at St Cuthbert's Earl's Court in 2020 and their internationally acclaimed Fermata Festival in June, ChamberMusicBox are delighted to return for their concert of the 2021/22 season with a stellar line-up of artists led by Roger Vignoles, one of the most celebrated collaborative pianists performing on the international stage today.

Friday, 01 October 2021 | 7.30pm

Roger Vignoles

Together with award-winning violinists Yuri Kalnits and Alicja Smietana, violist Kay Stephen and cellist Julia Morneweg, Roger will be performing works by Mozart and Fauré.

“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. 

Roger Vignoles is internationally recognised as one of today’s leading collaborative pianists, having performed in the world’s greatest venues from Carnegie Hall to La Scala. He has partnered many of today’s leading singers such as Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Sir Thomas Allen and Anne Sofie von Otter as well as instrumentalists such as Joshua Bell, Heinrich Schiff and Nobuko Imai. 

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.

Alicja Smietana has performed with some of today’s leading musical personalities such as Yuri Bashmet, Gidon Kremer, Nigel Kennedy and Martha Argerich. A prize-winner at numerous competitions, she has performed as a soloist with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and at venues including the Berlin Philharmonie and the Royal Albert Hall.

Violist Kay Stephen enjoys a distinguished career as a chamber musician. Former co-principal viola of Manchester Camerata, she was a member of the Gildas Quartet for nearly ten years and has worked with ensembles including the Navarra, Elias and Edinburgh Quartets and Manchester Collective. She is a regular guest principal with some of the UK’s leading orchestras. 

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.

PROGRAMME:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Quartet in g minor K478

Gabriel Fauré – Piano Quintet No. 1 in d minor Op. 89

ARTISTS:

Roger Vignoles piano | Yuri Kalnits violin | Alicja Smetana violin | Kay Stephen viola| Julia Morneweg cello 

This concert is generously supported by the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust 

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All our concerts continue to be operated in a Covid-secure, socially distanced manner. Tickets MUST BE PRE-BOOKED!

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