André Navarra News
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Gilmore and Braun will join the renowned Navarra String Quartet as first and second violinists, respectively. The two new violinists will replace Magnus Johnston and Marije Ploemacher and join current violist Sascha Bota and cellist Brian O'Kane as permanent new members. Together, they will celebrate the quartet's 20th anniversary in 2022 with a full touring schedule, new commissions, and the […] The post appeared first on The World's Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009..
Navarra Quartet (Photo Matthew Johnson) It is all change at the Navarra String Quartet as the quartet welcomes two new members. Benjamin Marquise Gilmore and Laia Valentin Braun are the new first and second violinists (replacing Magnus Johnson and Marje Johnson) alongside viola Sascha Bota and cello Brian O'Kane. The quartet celebrates its 20th anniversary next year when plans include new commissions and a recording of Mozart's quartets dedicated to Haydn. We caught the quartet earlier this year performing Pavel Haas with tenor Nicky Spence for a Holocaust Memorial Date programme from Opera Holland Park [see my article], and the quartet has been a regular visitor to the Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival over the years [see my review from 2019]. There is a chance to hear the quartet in its new formation at at the North Norfolk Chamber Music and the Lammermuir Festivals over the Summer, followed by […]
[…] Villa is also being staged. There are song recitals from Robert Murray and Alisdair Hogarth, James Atkinson and Sholto Kynoch, Catriona Morison and Malcolm Martineau, and Mary Bevan and Joseph Middleton, plus Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde in Schoenberg’s chamber version. Other visitors include violinist Coco Tomia and pianist Simon Callaghan, accordionist Ryan Corbett, theorbo player Alex McCartney, trumpeter Aaron Akugbo and organist John Kitchen, pianists Clare Hammond and Richard Uttley, the Maxwell and Navarra String Quartets, the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective, Tenebrae, Marian Consort, and The Gesualdo Six. The Dunedin Consort returns for its 12th year, this time with Monteverdi madrigals and the Red Note Ensemble will be performing James Dillon’s Tanz/Haus. Peter Whelan conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a programme of Mozart, Britten and Haydn including Britten's Nocturne with Joshua Ellicott.