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April 2017

Lawson Trio

April 27, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Recognised for their powerful interpretations of new as well as established repertoire, the Lawson Trio has appeared at major venues including London’s Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, the Southbank Centre and at many UK music societies and international festivals. Live concert broadcasts have included BBC Radio 3’s ‘Live in Concert’ and ‘In Tune,’ programmes. The ensemble has been selected as a featured artist by the Park Lane Group, Making Music’s Concert Promoters’ Group, Music in the Round, Concordia Foundation and CAVATINA…

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May 2017

Cantia Quorum

May 7, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Founded by trumpeter Alex Caldon in 2014, Cantia Quorum has quickly gained a reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting ensembles. Come and experience their exhilarating playing. Ticket Information Full price ticket: £7 Student Tickets & Friends of Faversham Music Club: £5 Under 16s: FREE

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June 2017

Ducasse Trio

June 4, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Current prize winners of the Worshipful Company of Musicians, The Ducasse Trio are a passionate and vibrant young ensemble. Hear them in a virtuoso programme of music by Rorem, Poulenc, Arutiunian and Shostakovich. Ticket Information Full price ticket: £7 Student Tickets & Friends of Faversham Music Club: £5 Under 16s: FREE   Supported by the Musician's Company

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Primary Proms

June 29, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

June 2014 saw the launch of a series of concerts for primary school audiences called Primary Proms. These concerts continue to delight young audiences and we regularly welcome over 300 primary school children and their teachers to the Assembly Rooms. As part of the music club’s ongoing YouthWorks initiatives, Faversham Music Club will be supporting 4 local primary schools to develop their own end of year Primary Proms concerts. Pupils will look at the ingredients of a good concert and…

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Primary Proms

June 30, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

June 2014 saw the launch of a series of concerts for primary school audiences called Primary Proms. These concerts continue to delight young audiences and we regularly welcome over 300 primary school children and their teachers to the Assembly Rooms. As part of the music club’s ongoing YouthWorks initiatives, Faversham Music Club will be supporting 4 local primary schools to develop their own end of year Primary Proms concerts. Pupils will look at the ingredients of a good concert and…

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July 2017

Nicole Tibbels & Helen Crayford – Voice & Piano

July 2, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Audiences will remember Nicole who created the role of the King’s falcon in Toads on a Tapestry as part of Faversham’s Magna Carta celebrations. Hear her in a selection of French songs with pianist Helen Crayford. Ticket Information Full price ticket: £7 Student Tickets & Friends of Faversham Music Club: £5 Under 16s: FREE

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October 2017

Aleksandra Henszel & Maksim Stsura – Flute & Piano

October 1, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Vivaldi, Schumann, Debussy & Prokofiev Both award-winning performers, Aleksandra Henszel from Poland and Maksim Štšura from Estonia bring a wide-ranging programme of music for flute and piano from across the centuries. A graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Royal College of music, Henszel is both a fine chamber musician and has also played in many leading orchestras under conductors such as Dudamel, Ashkenazy and Jurowski. Maksim Štšura is highly regarded as a chamber musician and has been…

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Temple Ensemble

October 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Vivaldi Bassoon Concerto RV495 Ireland Sextet Beethoven Septet Op. 20 Based in London this mixed ensemble was formed by clarinettist Poppy Beddoe whilst at the Royal Academy of Music and was created to follow the instrumentation of Schubert's Octet drawing together a virtuosic line-up of individual performers. The ensemble has flourished in the last few years with concerts all over the UK and in France, expanding and contracting in size to meet the needs of a very varied repertoire. In…

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When the Night Wind Howls

October 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Abbey Place
Faversham, Kent ME13 7BQ United Kingdom

In the chimney cowls And black dogs bay at the moon Then is the spectre‘s holiday Then is the ghost‘s high noon Handel, Manuel da Falla, Saint-Saëns, Berlioz & Arthur Sullivan Following Faversham Voices and Young Voices intriguing theatrical survey of music inspired by Shakespeare last season, they return with a musical investigation of ghosts and ghouls, spooks and spirits, witches and warlocks and things that go bump in the night. Formed to perform Faversham Music Club’s Magna Carta Celebration,…

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November 2017

Dinara Klinton – Piano

November 5, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Bach, Beethoven, Medtner & Liszt “...She is a real virtuoso, a born pianist, a very natural player ” Sir Andras Schiff Award-winning Ukranian pianist Dinara Klinton recorded her debut disc at the age of sixteen and last year released a new disc of Liszt’s Trancendental Studies. She went on to win awards at many of the world’s most prestigious piano competitions and is renowned for the stunning virtuosity, energy and power of her playing. Last year she released a new…

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Andrey Lebedev

November 23, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

John Dowland - Fantasia Ia Guilio Regondi - Reverie ‘Nocturne’ J.S. Bach Andante & Allegro from Violin Sonata II Vicente Asencio - Collectici Intim Heitor Villa-Lobos - Five Preludes Leo Brouwer - Ritual and Festive Dances Born in Moscow and raised in Australia, Andrey Lebedev is one of the most successful young guitarists of his generation. Having studied at the Australian National University in Canberra, he completed his postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music. He has collaborated with…

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December 2017

Barbara Law Ensemble

December 3, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

“I didn’t know the recorder could sound like that!” Barbara Law and friends present an entertaining and enlightening programme of innovative and exciting recorder music . A highly regarded performer and teacher, Barbara Law is a professor at the Royal Academy of Music and the Purcell School. Here she is joined by fellow recorder player Evelyn Nallen and percussionist Derek Scurll as well as some of the young rising stars of the recorder world. Be prepared to throw aside your…

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January 2018

Amarins Wierdsma & Mihai Ritivoiu

January 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Beethoven, Debussy & Kreisler Recent winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society Anderson Prize, Amarins Wierdsma was born in Utrecht and after studying in the Hague completed her musical education at the Guildhall School in London. An internationally active soloist and chamber musician, Amarins is also co-founder of the Barbican String Quartet which regularly performs at festivals and venues including Barbican Hall and St James’s Piccadilly. Mihai Ritivoiu was born in Bucharest and studied in Bucharest and London. Following successes at…

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February 2018

Alan Ewing & David Knotts – Voice & Piano

February 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Mussorgsky & R. Strauss “...but the revelation is the Irishman Alan Ewing. He has a masterly technique.” Hugh Canning / The Sunday Times Alan Ewing has sung for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, ENO, WNO, Netherlands Opera, Berlin Staatsoper, Zurich, Karlsruhe, Strasbourg, Opera National de Lorraine Nancy, Lille, Nantes, Opera Colorado and at the Festivals of Salzburg, Lucerne, Aldeburgh, Maggio Musicale and New Zealand. In 2015, he created the role of King John in Toads on a Tapestry with Faversham…

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March 2018

Fenella Humphreys – Solo Violin

March 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Bach & Adrian Sutton “...Humphreys’s utter absorption and delight shines forth at every turn” Gramophone magazine With playing described in the press as ‘alluring’, ‘unforgettable’ and ‘a wonder’, violinist Fenella Humphreys enjoys a busy career combining chamber music and solo work. Performances have taken her around the world to venues including the Wigmore Hall, the South Bank Centre, and the new Helsinki Music Centre. She has released several CDs combining newly commissioned works alongside the solo violin music of Bach…

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Marici Saxes

March 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Michael Nyman - Chasing Sheep is best left to Shepherds Gabriel Fauré - Pavane Josie Simmons - Irish Folk Song Suite Rob Buckland - New York Hat Astor Piazzolla - Oblivion & Libertango John Tavener - The Lamb Bob Mintzer - Quartet No.1 George Gershwin - Three Preludes Richard Rodney Bennett - Four Country Dances Marici Saxes are alumni of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Northern College of Music. They have, individually, performed with such…

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April 2018

Gildas Quartet

April 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Haydn - Quartet Op.76 No.2 Janáček - Quartet No. 1 (The Kreutzer Sonata) Debussy - Quartet Fast becoming one of the UK’s leading quartets, the Gildas Quartet has won five-star reviews for their stylish, intense and committed performances. Passionate exponents of a diverse and varied repertoire, they have commissioned and given many premières alongside their commitment to classic repertoire: their groundbreaking series of First Nights, Last Rights has put together newly commissioned works with final quartets from the quartet canon.…

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May 2018

Spencer Strachan Duo

May 6, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Bach, Bartók, Kodaly & McGuire “...The two of them are superb players...enthralling versatility and intensity...power, panache and a remarkable intimacy ” Two of the most sought-after young instrumentalists in the UK, Rachel Spencer and Duncan Strachan are no strangers to working together in a vast array of mediums. The couple met whilst students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and quickly came to prominence after winning all the major solo and chamber music prizes there. They have since gone on…

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June 2018

The Thorne Trio

June 3, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Handel, Mozart, Elgar & Ibert “...a wonderful breath of fresh air” Formed over fifteen years ago, the Thorne Trio is a versatile and virtuosic wind group whose performances have delighted audiences throughout the UK and abroad. They bring a fresh and direct approach to their concerts and have performed at venues ranging from the Wigmore Hall to the Lichtenstein Palace, Prague. As individuals the players regularly perform with the UK’s leading orchestras and as a trio have recorded two CDs…

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July 2018

Maya Irgalina – Piano

July 1, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Bach, Schubert, Rachmaninov & Kreisler Maya Irgalina was electric, fusing her pieces with a dark, emotive energy that could be felt with every key that was struck. Maya Irgalina from Belarus is a prize-winning pianist who has burst on the scene over the last few years performing throughout the UK, Italy, France, Austria, China, Poland, Georgia, Russia and Belarus with highlights including performances at Wigmore Hall and Barbican. She is equally at home with the elegant clarity of Bach and…

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October 2018

Tabea Debus & Toby Carr

October 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Telemann Fantasia nos.1, 2 & 12 Colin Matthews Meditation after Telemann: 12. Fantasie Bach Flute Sonata Alastair Penman Mirrored Lines Handel ‘Sorge nel Petto’ & ‘Fa pur Guerra’ Described by Classic FM as challenging perceptions of the instrument, Tabea is constantly exploring the horizons of music for recorder and has performed widely in Europe, Asia and the USA. As a soloist Tabea has appeared with the English Chamber Orchestra, WDR Rundfunkchor at the Funkhaus in Cologne and with Camerata Zurich…

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November 2018

Two Sisters, a Rose, a Flood and Snow

November 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
St Mary of Charity, Kent ME13 8GZ United Kingdom

FOUR TALES OF ENCHANTMENT ALASDAIR NICOLSON FOUR SEASONS EACH WITH A TALE TO TELL A spring murder by a cruel sister. A summer search for a singing rose. An autumn tidal wave. A winter ghost in the snow. Devised as a work to involve a wide range of performers, Two Sisters is a series of folk tales written for narrator, soloists, choirs and ensemble. Originally commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra for their Community Choirs under the direction of Gareth…

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Ben-San Lau – Piano

November 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Bach Prelude and Fugue in E-flat minor Beethoven Sonata No.26 in E-flat major ‘Les adieux’ Debussy Images book 1 Chopin Ballade 1 Ben-San Lau presents an historical survey of music by some of the master composers for the keyboard. The music ranges from the rigorous counterpoint of Bach to Beethoven’s enigmatic and passionate ‘Les Adieux’ Sonata, from the extraordinary impressionist timbres of Debussy’s Images to the romantic fantasy of Chopin’s Ballade. Ben San Lau has a flourishing career as a…

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Oliver Wass – Harp

November 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street
Faversham, ME13 8PG United Kingdom

Prokofiev Prelude Bach Lute Suite no. 1 De Falla Spanish Dance from ‘La Vida Breve’ Ravel Prelude, À la Manière de Chabrier, Jeux d’eau Chertok Around the Clock Suite Prokofiev Music from ‘Romeo and Juliette’ Posse Variations on Carnival of Venice Oliver became the first harpist ever to win the Guildhall Gold Medal and went on to win the Suoni d’Arpa International Competition in Italy. He made his Wigmore Hall debut in 2016, where he was praised for his “tremendous…

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