Chamber Music in the Wye Valley

Monday 25th June 2018 7:00 am
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The Wye Valley Chamber Music Summer Residency brings some of the most exciting young chamber musicians in the UK to the Wye Valley. For a week (19th-26th July) the musicians will take up residence at Treowen Manor on the outskirts of Monmouth. Treowen is a grand 17th Century mansion, one of Monmouthshire’s most impressive historic houses, and an inspirational setting for a week of wonderful music-making.

Pianist and Festival Director Daniel Tong explains why he looks forward to the event each year: “Each year I relish working with our young musicians in the Wye Valley as much as anything in the calendar. We have frequently heard electrifying and inspired performances at our Summer Residency concerts and I’m certain that 2018 will continue that tradition.”

Three concerts will take place during the Residency, beginning with an Open Day at Treowen Manor on Saturday, July 21st. This is a unique opportunity for guests to sit-in on Masterclasses in the Long Drawing Room with the young musicians and their tutors. The beautiful grounds of Treowen are at the disposal of guests throughout the day. Lunch and refreshments are included in the ticket price. In the afternoon the musicians will perform a concert in the Banqueting Hall of Treowen, this year’s programme includes works by Brahms, Elizabeth Maconchy and Schubert.

The Summer Residency is lucky enough to have some of the UK’s most renowned chamber musicians on its roster of tutors. The Tutors’ Concert on Monday, July 23rd is a chance for both the audience and the young musicians to see them perform. Krysia Osostowicz of the Dante Quartet and Marie Bitlloch of the Elias Quartet will join WVCM regulars Tom Dunn and Daniel Tong for an evening of superb chamber music.

The Festival Finale rounds off the week on Thursday, July 26th with a gala concert, a chance to see all the young musicians play alongside their tutors. The programme includes the Arcus Trio and Krysia Osostowicz perform the Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat and Tom Dunn joining the Odora Trio to perform Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor.

With the opportunity to see the best and brightest musical talent, the 2018 Summer Residency’s combination of music and location makes this an event not to be missed.

Tickets can be purchased for all events through TicketSource. For full programme information visit the Festival website www.wyevalleyfestival.com

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