3rd & Final Concert in the Bach Cello Suite Series
Venue: Leatherhead Methodist Church
2016 Season Sponsor: Patricia Morgan Optician
Supported by: Leatherhead Concert & Arts Society
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Suites for Unaccompanied Violoncello
Suite No 2 in D minor BWV 1008 1 Prelude 2 Allemande 3 Courante 4 Sarabande 5 Galanteries: Two Minuets 6 Gigue
Suite No 6 in D Major BWV 1012 1 Prelude 2 Allemande 3 Courante 4 Sarabande 5 Galanteries: Two Gavottes 6 Gigue
Free Concert, with a retiring collection to cover costs. Tea and coffee will be available after the concert.
A brilliant ‘cellist from an early age, Jacqueline Phillips studied with legendary teachers including William Pleeth, Amaryllis Fleming, Aldo Perisot (at Canada's Banff Centre of Arts), Joan Dickson and has emerged as an extraordinarily versatile and well-rounded musician; undoubtedly one of the finest British ‘cellists of her generation, with a career that has taken her round the world.
Besides performances throughout London (with concerto appearances at the South Bank Centre) she has toured Russia, America, Canada, the Far East, Italy, France, Spain and Norway as a solo 'cellist including a trip to Italy to win the Rovera D’ore International competition in Genoa. Back in England, she is in much demand as a free-lance chamber and orchestral musician, guest leading the Irish Chamber Orchestra, guest sub-principal of BBC Phil and guest co- leading the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and BBC Concert Orchestra, touring America with them as sub-principal.
The combination of a fearsome, phenomenally honed technique and an enquiring open-minded musical sensibility means she is as happy performing showy tunes as she is playing a Shostakovich Sonata. Over the last few years she has been working extensively with the highly acclaimed Marianne Olyver Gypsy Orchestra, notably Jacqueline’s breathtaking performance of Popper’s famous Hungarian Rhapsody, that is on their latest CD.
Jacqueline founded her own group, the Brook Ensemble. This special ensemble is the first small group to have continually given a portion of its fees to cancer charities, most recently Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Recently, in her efforts to push the boundaries of cello technique, Jacqueline has specialised in adapting known violin virtuoso solos. Performances include Saint-Saens Rondo Capriccioso and other violin virtuoso concert pieces ! And she continues with a schedule of performances in symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles around the country.
Concert at Home
If you cannot be with us at the lunchtime concert you can enjoy a similar Concert at Home by clicking on the videos below:
For her final concert of her Bach Cello Suite series Jacqueline Phillips opens with Suite No 2 in D minor. This recording is of Mstislav Rostropovich:
Next, with the Lennon & McCartney Norwegian Wood, we hear the Café Jazz Ensemble:
If you would like to listen to all six Suites, here's a recording from the 2015 BBC Proms Season, with cellist Yo Yo Ma: