President: Steven Isserlis
Barnes Music Society is
proud to have as its President the world-famous cellist Steven Isserlis.
Born in Barnes, he comes from a very musical family. His two
sisters are professional string players (Annette a violist and Rachel a
violinist), and his grandfather Julian Isserlis
was a composer.
The Society in its
current form was created through a merger in 1985 of Castelnau Concerts
with the Barnes Music Club, although its roots go back to the 1950s.
Our outgoing President, the late Stephen Dodgson, had been Chairman of Castlenau
Concerts, whilst the new President's late father, George Isserlis, had been
Chairman of the Barnes Music Club. Both played a major role
in maintaining the Society's high standards.
Barnes Music Society aims
to foster appreciation of music, promoting first-class concerts, and
encouraging other musical activities especially involving young
musicians. These last are achieved by the Saturday family concerts
for children and by the annual concert each May given by young musicians.
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enquiries about the Society and Membership to
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acknowledges financial assistance during the past year from the Barnes Workhouse Fund,
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2018 7:30 pm
OSO Arts Centre, 49 Station Road,
The Pelléas Ensemble
Terzettino for flute, viola &
Trio Sonata in D, Op.3 No.2
Suite Paysanne Hongroise for
flute & piano
Flute Sonata in C, BWV.1033
Melodie & Chanson Triste
Le tombeau de Couperin
was formed at the Guildhall
School of Music and Drama in
2011. Playing with 'verve and
polish' (The Times), they
recently won the Royal
Philharmonic Society's Henderson
Chamber Ensemble Award, and the
2017 Elias Fawcett Award for
Outstanding Chamber Ensemble at
the Royal Overseas League
competition. In 2016 they won
both the Grand Prize and the
Audience Prize in the St
Music Competition, and won a
place on the prestigious Tillett
Trust Young Artists' Programme.
In 2015 they won First Prize at
the British Harp Chamber Music
Competition. They are Park Lane
Group Young Artists.
In November, they
made their debut at the Wigmore
Hall, where they were praised
for their 'captivating vitality'
and 'effortlessness and
delicacy' (Seen and Heard
International) and have recently
appeared live on BBC Radio 3's
'In Tune'. They were selected to
represent the Guildhall at the
City of London Festival, and
have given numerous recitals at
other London venues including St
John's Smith Square. They have
established a reputation for
performing their recitals from
memory, which they believe
creates an immediate and more
intimate connection with their
dedicated to performing new
music, and have premiered three
new works this year, with two
further commissions planned for
next year. They are delighted to
be represented by the Tillett
Trust and to be featured Making
studied viola with David Takeno and Pavlo Beznosiuk at the
Guildhall School of Music & Drama, graduating with first class
honours. She has performed recitals at the Royal Festival Hall
as part of the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund series, and at St
John's Smith Square as one of the Park Lane Group Young Artists.
She made her concerto debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra in
won the Guildhall's Max and Peggy Morgan Award with the Bartok
Viola Concerto and was soloist in Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante
with Alexander Janiczek and the Guildhall Chamber Orchestra in
Milton Court Concert Hall. Previously, she studied with Jacky
Woods at Junior RAM where she won the concerto prize.
2014, Luba was chosen to be on the London Symphony Orchestra
String Scheme. Since then she has played with the Orchestra of
the Age of Enlightenment and Britten Sinfonia.
has been the grateful recipient of awards from the Worshipful
Company of Haberdashers, Help Musicians UK, the Worshipful
Company of Musicians, the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund
(Sidney Perry Award) and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.
For more information about Luba, see
Henry Roberts studied flute as an undergraduate at the
Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Sarah Newbold and Ian
Clarke. He was selected for the BBC Total Immersion project,
leading to performances of Oliver Knussen’s chamber music on BBC
Radio 3. He went on to study on the Orchestral Artistry
programme in association with the London Symphony Orchestra
under Philippa Davies and Christopher Green. During this time he
was generously sponsored by the Leverhulme Arts Trust as a
Guildhall School scholar.
Whilst studying, Henry was principal flute in the LSO Donatella
Flick Conducting Competition, and played with the Guildhall
Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Hall and at Milton Court. He
worked with conductors such as Sir Antonio Pappano and Yan
Pascal Tortelier. Henry gained a place at the Aurora Chamber
Music Festival in Sweden where he studied with Denis Bouriakov.
soloist, Henry has performed across the UK, including Mozart’s
Flute Concerto in G at the Capitol Theatre with the Horsham
Symphony Orchestra. As an orchestral musician Henry was
principal flute for the Exeter College Choir, Oxford, recording
the first ever CD of Stanford Mass in G (EM Records). He has
regularly played under the baton of Jamie Phillips with the
Birmingham Festival Orchestra and toured France with Don
Giovanni and Italy with La
is extremely grateful to the Westdene Fund, the Humphrey
Richardson Taylor Trust, the Wolfson Trust, EMI Foundation and
the LFMI for their support.
Oliver Wass studied harp at the Guildhall School of Music &
Drama with Imogen Barford. He graduated from the University of
York with a First Class Honours degree in Chemistry.
recently won the Suoni d’Arpa International Competition in
Italy, and will record a CD with the Tactus Label early next
year. In May 2016, he became the first harpist ever to win the
Guildhall Gold Medal, the Guildhall’s most prestigious prize.
Previous winners of the competition include Jacqueline du Pré,
Bryn Terfel and Tasmin Little. He has performed all the major
harp concertos, including directing the Handel Harp Concerto in
the Barbican Hall. He has also performed concertos at the London
Handel Festival, the City of London Festival, with the Oxford
Sinfonia, and with the World Chamber Orchestra. He won the
Andrea Vigh Jury Prize at the 4th International Harp Competition
Szeged. He is a Musicians’ Company Yeoman, and will give his
Purcell Room debut in 2017. He is very grateful for support from
the Hattori Foundation.
made his Wigmore Hall debut in 2016, where he was praised for
his “tremendous dynamism” and "remarkable range of timbres and
warmth of the tone” (Seen and Heard International).
more information about the ensemble, see