Churchill Music!UK Registered Charity No 1121866
Patron: Peter Donohoe CBE

Peter Donohoe CBE, piano and Tim Hugh, 'cello.

Beethoven sonata op 5 no 1. F major
Schumann 3 pieces in folk style.
Beethoven sonata op 102 no 2. D major
Brahms sonata in F major

Since Peter Donohoe’s unprecedented success as Silver Medal winner of the 1982, 7th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, he has built an extraordinary world-wide career, encompassing over forty years’ experience as a pianist. He is acclaimed as one of the foremost pianists of our time for his musicianship, stylistic versatility and commanding technique.
Peter Donohoe played with the Berliner Philharmoniker in Sir Simon Rattle’s opening concerts as Music Director. He has also recently performed with all the major London Orchestras, Royal Concertgebouw, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Munich Philharmonic, Swedish Radio, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Vienna Symphony and Czech Philharmonic Orchestras. He was an annual visitor to the BBC Proms for seventeen years and has appeared at many other festivals including six consecutive visits as resident artist to the Edinburgh Festival, eleven highly acclaimed appearances at the Bath International Festival, La Roque d’Anthéron in France, and at the Ruhr and Schleswig Holstein Festivals in Germany. In the United States, his appearances have included the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Detroit Symphony Orchestras. Since 1984 he has visited all the major Australian Orchestras many times, and since 1989 he has made several major tours of New Zealand with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He has recently returned from a highly acclaimed tour of Argentina with the National Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela.

He has worked with many of the worlds’ greatest conductors including Christoph Eschenbach, Neeme Jarvi, Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Andrew Davis and Yevgeny Svetlanov. More recently he has appeared as soloist with the next generation of excellent conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Robin Ticciati and Daniel Harding.

He is a keen chamber musician and performs frequently with the pianist Martin Roscoe. They have given performances in London and at the Edinburgh Festival and have recorded discs of Gershwin and Rachmaninov. Other musical partners have included the Maggini Quartet, with whom he has made recordings of several great British chamber works.

He is vice-president of the Birmingham Conservatoire and has been awarded Honorary Doctorates of Music from the Universities of Birmingham, Central England, Warwick, East Anglia, Leicester and The Open University.

Tim Hugh was also successful at a later Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, following which he enjoys an international career as soloist. He has since worked and recorded with many of the greatest conductors including Previn, Haitink, Sir Colin Davis, Rostropovich, Menuhin and Tortelier to name but a few!

Tim studied at Yale with Aldo Parisot and afterwards with Pleeth and Jaqueline du Pre whilst gaining his MA in Medicine and Anthropology at St Johns College, Cambridge. His developing interest in contemporary music led to performances of Boulez’ Messagesquisse with BBC symphony and LSO, Dutilleux “ Tout un Monde Lontain”, Britten Cello Symphony , Hugh Wood concerto all at the Albert Hall Proms . He has recorded the 3 Britten Suites twice ( Hyperion and Naxos) the latter being a live performance and other recordings include concertos by Walton , Bliss, Finzi, Boccherini, Hoffman, Holst , CPE Bach. The Bach Suites released in 2006 on LSO itunes were reviewed by BBC music magazine as “the best performance on a modern cello”. With Haitink he recorded Brahms Double and Beethoven Triple concertos together with Nikolitch and Lars Vogt and he is returning to Beethoven Triple with Tasmin Little and Howard Shelley and recording it again as part of Howards Beethoven cycle.

As chamber musician he plays with the Nash ensemble regularly and has recorded a large part of the Piano trio repertoire with the Solomon Trio. Earlier recordings include Faure piano quartets as a member of Domus and numerous recital discs, the latest being his album "Hands on Heart" in memory of his brother Steve featuring a live performance of the Kodaly Sonata on NAIM Records. (live from Wigmore Hall).

As solo cellist with the LSO he has also performed Elgar , Strass Don Quixote, Shostakovich , Haydn, Dvorak, Messain and Walton concertos and at the Barbican he has given recitals with Andre Previn , Helen Grimaud, Nikolai Znaider and Andrew Marriner. Recently he toured the UK playing Elgar and Brahms concertos with Moscow Philharmonic and in Spain with the LSO at Alhambra Palace, Granada and Almeria. , Saintsaens concerto with Pamplona Symphony , Tabakov and Saygun concertos in Ankara , Turkey and Rousse Bulgaria as well as recitals in Beirut and Dubai , New York and Portugal. His recordings of the Saygun and Tabakov concertos with the Ankara Symphony Orchestra have just been released.

With Maestro Valery Gergievhe he gave the UK premiere of Tischenko Cello Concerto with the LSO at the Barbican and also premiered it with him at Berlin Philharmonie and the Rotterdam Festival and in Nurnberg he opened the season playing Walton concerto with their Principal Conductor Alexander Shelley. He will be playing Dvorak concerto in Sofia with Tabokov and Elgar concerto with Howard Griffiths in Frankfurt and Brandenburg with further performances in Bath and Montenegro. Tim is playing on a cello by Zanoli.

Event details
7.30pm - 9.45pm (approx.)
Saturday 27 April
St. John the Baptist Church, Church Lane, Churchill, Somerset.
There will be one interval.

£13.50; Champions of Churchill Music! £9.50 8-25's FREE (Cavatina Ticket scheme) Under 8’s FREE (Churchill Music! scheme).
Tickets available from: Ursula Dornton 01934 852919 or 'pot luck' at the door

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