A festival of classical chamber music in unique Lincolnshire venues featuring international artists.
The Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival welcomes some of the finest artists to Lincolnshire for five days of music.
Wednesday 25th July
- Trios Apaches, Gainsborough Old Hall Gainsborough, 7:30pm, £20/£18/£5
Celebrating the life of Debussy with pieces by Mozart and Borodin, two of his greatest influences, and John Ireland, who was influenced by Debussy. Trios Apaches is made up of piano, violin, and cello.
Ireland's 2nd Piano Trio, written in 1917, was intended to represent ‘the boys going over the top’.
Debussy’s early G major Piano trio - his only original work in this form - completes the programme.
Thursday 26th July
- Thomas Carroll, All Saints' Church, Branston, 7:30pm, £20/£18/£5
Thomas will introduce these three hugely famous cello suites by Bach: No. 1 in G major; No. 2 in D minor; No. 3 in C major which are all based on dance forms.
Thomas Carroll, as well as being an internationally distinguished cellist and friend of Lincolnshire audiences, also inspires the younger generation at the Yehudi Menuhin School and is the teacher of this year's 2018 BBC Young Musician of the Year Finalist, Maxim Calver.
Friday 27th July
- For the Fallen, Petwood Hotel, Woodhall Spa, 7:30pm, £20/£18/£5
For the Fallen brings together ten of the nation’s most powerful poems about war and remembrance and combines them with pieces of music specially chosen by the Festival's Artistic Directors Matthew Trusler (violin) and Ashley Wass (piano).
Pieces include Debussy's Clair de lune, Elgar's Chanson de Nuit, and Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending.
Trusler and Wass will perform music with poetry recited by Richard Main of Chapterhouse Theatre Company.
Saturday 28th July
- Salome String Quartet, St Mary the Virgin Church, Frampton, 7:30pm, £20/£18/£5
This year the festival welcomes the Salome Quartet, led by Doriane Gable (violin) with Maja Horvat, (violin 2), Maja Meron (viola), and Eve-Marie Caravassilis (cello).
Debussy's masterful quartet provided the model on which Ravel based his sole offering in the genre; in surpassing the achievements of his friend and occasional rival, Ravel thus created one of the quartet repertoire's crowning glories.
A major influence on Debussy, Rimsky-Korsakov composed few chamber works and this recital offers a rare opportunity to hear his seldom performed G major quartet.
Sunday 28th July
- Festival Finale, County Assembly Rooms, Lincoln, 3:30pm, £20/£28/£5
The festival finale brings together the centenaries of Debussy and the First World War.
Both Debussy's violin sonata and Elgar's string quartet were composed during the war, in 1917 and 1918 respectively.
Korngold's glorious suite was written for Paul Wittgenstein, a successful pianist who lost his right arm during WWI and who went on to commission left-hand works from many major composers.
Performed by Matthew Trusler (violin), Doriane Gable (violin), Eve-Marie Caravassilis (cello), Ashley Wass (piano), and the Salome String Quartet.
Please visit the Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival website for full details.