Concert by Sophie Rosa and Ian Buckle – violin & piano
PLUS Spotlight concert featuring talented young musicians from Sandbach
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Concert by Sophie Rosa & Ian Buckle
Viotti Violin Sonata No.10 In E Major
Lili Boulanger Nocturne
Rebecca Clarke Midsummer Moon
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Four African Dances, Op.58
Sophie Rosa enjoys a varied career as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader. She has performed across the UK as a recitalist in venues including the Royal Festival Hall, the Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, Kings Place and Bridgewater Hall and has appeared as soloist with orchestras including Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Manchester Camerata. Sophie has broadcast for BBC Radio 3 and has released CDs on Rubicon Classics, Champs Hill and EM Records labels to critical acclaim.
Sophie is currently leader and artistic director of Sinfonia Viva and has appeared as guest leader with orchestras throughout the UK. As a keen chamber musician, Sophie is a member of Pixels Ensemble and also performs with contemporary music group, Psappha. She is a member of the teaching faculty at the University of Manchester.
Sophie plays on a Joseph Gagliano violin dated 1795 and a Claude Fonclause bow made available through the generous support of the Stradivari Trust. Sophie’s most recent recording includes sonatas by Montgeroult, Viotti, Weber and Mendelssohn with the pianist Ian Buckle released on Rubicon Classics in February 2021.
‘finely judged detail, expansiveness and lots of heart’ The Guardian, 2021
Ian Buckle maintains a varied freelance career as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral pianist and teacher. He is the artistic director of Pixels Ensemble, formed in 2016 www.pixelsensemble.org He enjoys longstanding associations with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the John Wilson Orchestra, appearing as soloist on numerous occasions; and has played concertos with the Royal Philharmonic, Opera North and Sinfonia Viva. He has been the pianist in Ensemble 10/10 since its inception and regularly plays orchestral piano in the BBC Philharmonic.
He frequently collaborates with poets and readers, most recently Andrew Motion, Roger McGough and Deryn Rees-Jones; in recitals of piano music and poetry: Shropshire and Other Lads, a celebration of A. E. Housman; Anthem for Doomed Youth, a commemoration of World War One; and Philip Larkin’s England.
Recordings include transcriptions for cello and piano with Jonathan Aasgaard; and sonatas by Montgeroult, Viotti, Weber and Mendelssohn with the violinist Sophie Rosa, recently released on Rubicon Classics. His performance of Gershwin’s New York Rhapsody live at the Royal Albert Hall features on Warner Classics’ The Best of the John Wilson Orchestra, and
he and duo-partner Richard Casey are soloists in Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals with the RLPO and Vasily Petrenko. Ian teaches at the Universities of Liverpool and Leeds, and is an examiner with ABRSM.