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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Thursday 15 March 2018  7:30 pm

St Mary's Church, Church Road, Barnes, SW13 9HL


Fibonacci Sequence


As part of the Barnes Music Festival 2018




Robert Salter   violin


Ashok Klouda    cello


Kathron Sturrock    piano







Schubert    Notturno in E flat for violin, cello & piano, D.897

JS Bach    Suite No.3 in C for solo cello, BWV.1009

Mozart    Violin Sonata in A, K.526

Tchaikovsky    Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50




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Fibonacci Sequence





Kathron Sturrock is a British pianist who studied with Cyril Smith, Joan Trimble, Alfred Brendel and Rostropovich, and worked with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.


She is a professor at the Royal College of Music and has recorded for Hyperion, Chandos, Pickwick, Sain, Gamut, ASV, Naxos and Black Box Records. Sturrock is the artistic director of the Fibonacci Sequence. She is also the only pianist to have twice won the prize for the best accompanist at the Sofia International Opera Competition.


She has performed in most countries in Europe, North America, India and Australia, performs regularly in the London concert halls, and records frequently for BBC Radio 3.



Robert Salter is a freelance violinist, teacher and coach, and member of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.


Aged 13, he won a full music scholarship to Wells Cathedral School, and continued his studies with David Takeno at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. There, he was a founder member of the Guildhall String Ensemble, and as its Leader/Director gave concerts at the most prestigious venues in Europe, North and South America and Asia. The GSE recorded extensively (with RCA and Hyperion) repertoire ranging from the complete sets of Handel and Corelli to the string works of Stravinsky, as well as many commissions from living composers.


Alongside his work with the GSE, Robert worked with the English Chamber Orchestra for many years and appeared as guest Leader with many other orchestras, including the City of London Sinfonia, Bournemouth Sinfonietta and both English and Welsh National Opera. He led the Glyndebourne Touring Opera orchestra from 1990-2010, and has been Leader of the Garsington Opera orchestra since 1993.


Robert taught the violin at St Paul's School (Hammersmith) from 1997-2002 and at the JRAM from 2007-2010. He has coached at Pro Corda, is a regular coach at Grittleton Chamber Music summer course and has led several projects with the Southbank Sinfonia.


Cellist Ashok Klouda has performed all over the world and currently leads a busy and varied career as performer and teacher.

Ashok made his solo Wigmore Hall debut in 2010 as a result of winning the Worshipful Company of Musicians/Concordia Foundation Young Artists Fund award. He has won many other awards and prizes, including 1st prize in the 2006 J. & A. Beare Solo Bach Competition, the 2007 Royal College of Music Cello Competition and the 2009 Tunnell Trust concert scheme

Since 2010, Ashok has been on the Advisory Board for The London Cello Society. Teaching is an important part of Ashok's life - he has taught cello at the Yehudi Menuhin School and given classes at the Royal Academy of Music and Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Ashok now heads up the Ex-Animo Mentorship Scheme - a new initiative to help and mentor today's most talented young ensembles and prepare them for the profession.

Ashok has performed many times on BBC Radio 3 and he has recorded for the Nimbus Alliance label with the Barbirolli Quartet, for Music Chamber and Edition Classics as a member of Cellophony and for Champs Hill Records as a member of the Artea Quartet

Ashok is a Founder and joint Artistic Director of the Highgate International Chamber Music Festival in London, in which he performs annually with many of today's most eminent chamber musicians and soloists.

In 2016, Ashok was made an associate of the Royal Academy of Music.

Ashok performs on a cello made in 2012 by Tibor Szemmelweisz.