Tuesday 19 February 2013

Romanza celebrating David Matthews' 70th birthday

Madeleine Mitchell
photo credit: Peter Rauter
Violinist Madeleine Mitchell will celebrate David Matthews' 70th birthday at a concert at Kings Place on Sunday 24 March with a performance of Matthews' Romanza which was commissioned by Mitchell. Accompanied by pianist Nigel Clayton, Mitchell will give the London premiere of a work which she has performed at the Alwyn Festival in Suffolk and the Sound Festival, Scotland last Autumn.

The twelve minute piece also exists in a version for violin and strings. In London, Mitchell and Clayton will also be performing Elgar's Violin Sonata, Respighi's Violin Sonata and Beethoven's Sonata No. 4, Opus 23. Mitchell will be performing the string version of the piece on 29 June as part of the Proms at St Judes with George Vass conducting Orchestra Nova, at St Jude's Church in Hampstead Garden Suburb.

Mitchell is also helping to celebrate another 70th birthday in May, this time that of Gavin Bryars whose music Mitchell will be performing at the Canberra International Music Festival.

Further information about Madeleine Mitchell and Nigel Clayton's 24 March concert from the Kings Place website.

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