Monday 2 December 2019

Jennifer Pike and Martin Roscoe at Stoller Hall

Jennifer Pike
Jennifer Pike
Violinist Jennifer Pike will be in recital at Chetham's School of Music's Stoller Hall in Manchester on Tuesday 3 December 2019 with pianist Martin Roscoe, in a programme which combines the personal, in the form of her father Jeremy Pike's Violin Sonata (a 60th birthday present to himself), and Jennifer Pike's continued exploration of her own Polish heritage (her mother is Polish, see my interview with Jennifer), with more well-known repertoire.

Composer Jeremy Pike studied composition with Bryan Kelley, Sir Lennox Berkeley, Gordon Cross, Paul Patterson and Henryk Górecki (in Katwice in Poland, where he met his wife Teresa). He premiered his Violin Sonata in 2016 accompanying Jennifer Pike.

The recital includes music by the Polish composer and violinist Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969), whose music is continuing to be explored more and more, and by Miklós Rózsa (1907-1995) the Hungarian-American composer best known for his films but with a substantial concert output too. The centrepiece of the programme is Edward Elgar's 1918 Violin Sonata.

Full details from the Stoller Hall website.

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