An impressive set of artists has been named for next month’s Pinner Music Festival.
The annual festival, from June 10 to 15 in Pinner Parish Church, has raised over £11,000 for local charities over the past three years and has the makings of yet another stunning year.
BBC Radio 3’s Petroc Trelawny returns to host the lunchtime seminar on Monday, June 10, interviewing some of the festival’s performers, a fantastic introduction to the week’s music.
This year’s highlights include works by Rossini and Mozart alongside Luciano Berio’s Opus Zoo, played by wind quintet, The Aurora Ensemble, who will also premiere a short work commissioned from Cornish composer, Russell Pascoe.
Thursday’s lunchtime recital features local stars John Wyatt and Heather Toyn, performing a charming mix of piano duos by Mozart, Schubert, Moszkowski, Debussy and Faure – his Dolly Suite.
That evening, City Music Foundation Artists, Bartosz Glowacki (classical accordion) and Andrey Lebedev (classical guitar), play classics by Bach, Tchaikovsky and Tarega, arranged for their instruments, as well as duos by Astor Piazzolla.
Visiting American stars – ’cellist Steven Doane, who has Pinner connections, and pianist Barry Snyder will be playing three of the great ’cello sonatas – by Beethoven, Chopin and Debussy – and popular short works by Faure.
Book online for these concerts and others at pinnermusicfestival.co.uk
Pre-booked tickets are £2 cheaper than on-the-door sales.