The Adderbury Ensemble returns to King’s Sutton Parish Church at 19:30 on Thursday evening (April 16) to play two of the loveliest pieces from the chamber music repertoire: the Mendelssohn String Quartet in E flat coupled with Borodin’s famous String Quartet no. 2. Tickets are available at the door for just £10.00 if you bring a print-out of this news story with you or display it on your smartphone. Children 5-10 years old are admitted free of charge. (There is no admission for children under the age of 5.)
About the Adderbury Ensemble
The acclaimed Adderbury Ensemble is a constantly changing group of professional musicians who perform music ranging from string quartets to symphonic orchestral pieces. The group has an increasingly busy schedule of concerts and recording both in UK and Europe.
Line-up for the April 16, 2015 Concert at King’s Sutton Parish Church
David Le Page, 1st Violin – Born in Guernsey, David Le Page began learning the violin at the age of seven. He gained a place at the Yehudi Menuhin School aged eleven and was a prize winner in both the BBC Young Musician of the Year and the Yehudi Menuhin competition. He completed his studies in Bern with Igor Ozim and in London with Sidney Griller. David has worked with a diverse selection of artists and ensembles as a director, soloist and chamber musician and has formed his own groups: the Le Page Ensemble, The Harborough Collective and Mysterious Barricades. He has made many recordings including the complete Tippett quartets, Shostakovich quartets, Keith Tippett’s piano quintet Linuckea, music by Gerald Barry, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Frantic Mid-Atlantic with Evelyn Ficarra, The Rune of Hospitality with Mark Chambers and the Goldberg Variations with Le Page Ensemble. In 1999 David was appointed leader of the Orchestra of the Swan, a Stratford-upon-Avon based chamber orchestra with whom he regularly appears as soloist and director. He teaches at Birmingham Conservatoire and was recently appointed as an ambassador for the European String Teachers Association.
Chris Windass, 2nd Violin – Chris studied Violin and Viola at Birmingham Conservatoire under Ernest Element, John White and Peter Thomas. While at Birmingham, he became a member of the colleges’s string quartet in residence sponsored by BRMB Radio and gave numerous concerts throughout the country, playing in many major festivals. Chris continued his studies privately with Emmanuel Hurwitz, David Takeno and Manoug Parikian. He now leads a busy career both as a orchestral player and chamber musician, appearing with groups ranging from the Medici and Brodsky string quartets to the Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and English Chamber Orchestra. Chris has always had a passion for chamber music which led him to establish the now famous Oxford Coffee Concert series in the Holywell Music Room on Sunday mornings as well as Music in Adderbury.
Rose Redgrave, Viola – Born in London, Rose studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and at the Royal Academy with Yossi Zivoni, Vicci Wardman and John White. Her passion for chamber music was nurtured in Manchester through studying with the late Chris Rowland and at the Academy, her quartet spent a year as Leverhulme fellows of chamber music. Rose has spent the past 15 years playing with chamber ensembles such as Chroma, the Goldberg ensemble, Lontano, the Scottish Ensemble, Music Theatre Wales, the Chamber Players, the Le Page Ensemble, the Iuventus Quartet and the Coull Quartet. She has also played orchestral music with orchestras such as London Mozart Players, the Philharmonia and Orchestre Revolutionaire et Romantique, and has taken part in many BBC TV programmes with Charles Hazlewood's period instrument orchestra. As principal viola at the Endellion Summer Festival Rose performed concertos under the baton of the late Sir Richard Hickox, and still enjoys regular appearances at the Festival. She teaches at Birmingham Conservatoire and Warwick University, and also mentors young violists at Trinity College of Music.
Katherine Sharman, Cello – Katherine, originally from New Zealand, won an Arts Council scholarship in 1983 to study in the UK and Europe with several teachers, including Tanya Prochazka, Jennifer Ward Clarke and Steven Isserlis. She has since settled in the UK and now enjoys a busy career performing as continuo player and chamber musician with a wide variety of groups. Katherine has performed and recorded as continuo cellist with many orchestras, including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Gabrieli Consort and Players, the Kings Consort, the London Handel Orchestra and the Academy of Ancient Music. She has also been involved with concerts and recordings of many and diverse chamber music projects, such as duos with fortepianist Geoffrey Govier, string quartets with the Adderbury Ensemble, and world-music arrangements with Orbestra. As well as modern and baroque cello, Katherine plays bass violin, bass viol and bass guitar.