Harrogate International Festivals has announced its 2017 Sunday Series with an internationally renowned line-up.
The season of coffee concerts welcomes world-class music in the intimate setting of the Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate, on Sunday mornings and runs until April.
Kicking off the Series on January 15 is Martin Roscoe. With an extraordinary career spanning over four decades, he is unarguably one of the UK’s best loved pianists. In a distinguished career, his enduring popularity and the respect in which he is universally held are built on a deeply thoughtful musicianship.
January 29 features violinist Francesca Dego, who is quickly developing into one of the most sought after young violinists on the international scene.
Marc Dunleavy, Music Manager at Harrogate International Festivals, said: “It’s really a remarkable line-up this year. You won’t have to travel to London, New York or Berlin to experience world-class music, as we will be bringing it to you, here in the heart of Yorkshire.”
On February 19, Julian Bliss performs. One of the world’s finest clarinettists excelling as a concerto soloist and chamber musician, he has inspired a generation of young players as creator of his Leblanc Bliss range of affordable clarinets. Julian started playing the clarinet age 4, in recital and chamber music he has played at most of the world’s leading festivals and venues.
March 12 welcomes the Heath Quartet. Formed in 2002 at the Royal Northern College of Music, in 2013 they became the first ensemble in 15 years to win the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artists Award. The dynamic and charismatic Heath Quartet are fast earning a reputation as one of the most exciting British chamber ensembles of the moment.
Closing the Series on April 30 is the incredible pianist, Alessando Taverna. When he reached the final at the 2009 Leeds International Piano Competition, The Independent wrote: “the world was suddenly suffused with grave beauty: flawless minutes of poetry.” Since then, Alessandro Taverna has shown a most remarkable, constant development that makes him one of the most interesting, musical pianists of his generation, being in worldwide demand. He’ll be playing an all Chopin programme.
Booking is now open. To book tickets for individual concerts, or to subscribe for the full series, click HERE, or call our Box Office on 01423 562 303.