Concert Programme 2019-2020

All Concerts start at 7pm and are held in St Andrew’s Church, Curry Rivel

Programme details will be added as soon as we have them.


Saturday 14 September 2019 

Katherine Bryer – Oboe
Irena Radić –  Piano

Katherine is yet another of the young artists perceived by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust to have the qualities which distinguish those destined to have a glittering future and we are grateful to the Trust for its sponsorship of this concert.   A first-class honours graduate from the Royal Academy of Music she collected, among many other awards, all three of the Academy’s oboe and cor anglais prizes.

Irena’s first-class honours come from the Royal College of Music to which she has added numerous distinctions both in the UK and overseas in her roles as soloist and chamber musician.

Katherine and Irena will be playing a wide variety of pieces both together and solo.

This is a Countess of Munster Trust sponsored concert

Saturday 12 October 2019

Aquarelle Guitar Quartet

Mike Baker                              Vasilis Bessas
James Jervis                            Rory Russell

This dynamic and innovative ensemble is recognised as one of the world’s leading guitar quartets.   Since its formation at the Royal Northern College of Music in 1999 under the guidance of Craig Ogden (Curry Rivel 2008!) and Gordon Crosskey it has established an expansive repertoire and a reputation throughout the UK, Europe and Asia.

“…. outstanding playing and infectious spirit …..”  BBC Music Magazine   

“…. this British ensemble seems incapable of playing with less than a glorious range of sound, perfect ensemble, and exquisite taste.   This is superb playing and the music is ravishing”  American Record Guide

More information here

Saturday 14 March 2020                   

Peter Moore – Trombone

with Organ accompanist.
Peter was the winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year in May 2008, when he was only twelve years old. He is the youngest winner of the competition to date. Within six years he was appointed co-principal trombone of the London Symphony Orchestra.

Now, among many other things, he is a Professor at the Royal Academy of Music.

“….  displays an elegance and nobility that one might have thought impossible except by the human voice”   BBC Music Magazine

Mo(o)re information here  and here

Saturday 25 April 2020

The Ruisi String Quartet

Because of the covid-19 emergency, this concert has sadly been cancelled

Alessandro Ruisi         –  Violin                        Oliver Cave  –  Violin
Luba Tunnicliffe          –  Viola                         Max Ruisi     –  ‘Cello

This brilliant string ensemble includes two artists who have delighted Curry Rivel Music audiences before.   Alessandro charmed us in 2014 as a Countess of Munster Trust sponsored violinist, and Luba has twice appeared as the sublime viola player of the Pelléas Ensemble.   Alessandro founded the quartet in 2012 with his brother Max and they, Luba and Oliver have established a reputation as a charismatic and expressive ensemble delivering performances which are “…. strikingly immediate, committed and direct” – winning the Royal Philharmonic Society’s award for Young British String Players.

More information here

Friday 29th May 2020

Friends’ Evening with Stetson University

Because of the covid-19 emergency, this concert has sadly been cancelled

This will be a free concert for everyone, with a Buffet Supper for the Friends of Curry Rivel Music afterwards.

The orchestra is primarily a string orchestra, and the university is an undergraduate university, so the students spend four years as undergraduates, during which time they will have covered a broad spectrum of the string orchestra repertoire. With a few exceptions, the players are majoring in music but there are also others who are doing a digital arts degree or double majoring with subjects such as English, psychology or political science, and some stay a fifth year to do an MBA. In the USA the education system steers people towards graduate study after their undergraduate studies and typically students from Stetson will go to universities or conservatories such as New England, Boston, Yale, University of Michigan, Maryland, New York, Cincinnati, and Indiana among others.