programme expected soon
David Popper (1843-1913)
from Suite for Two cellos, Op 16
Prelude - Andante grazioso
Bernhard Romberg (1767-1841)
Grand Duo Op 36, No 1
I Largo - Allegro
programme expected sooReinhold Glière (1875-1956)
from Ten Duos for two Cellos, Op 53
Duo No 1 in C major, Commodo
Duo No 2 in E minor, Leggiero
Duo No 8 in F major, Giocoso
Duo No10 in C major, Capricioso
Antonin Kraft (1752-1820)
Duo for two Celli, Op 6
I Allegro moderato
II Adagio sostenuto
III Rondo - Tempo comodo
A brilliant ‘cellist from an early age, Jacqueline Phillips studied with legendary teachers including William Pleeth, Amaryllis Fleming, Aldo Perisot, 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, including a trip to Italy to win the Rovere d’Oro International competition in Genoa.
She is in much demand as a free-lance chamber and orchestral musician, guest leading the Irish Chamber Orchestra, guest sub-principle of BBC Phil and guest co- leading the B B C National Orchestra of Wales and BBC Concert Orchestra.
She founded her own group known as the Brook Ensemble and this special ensemble is the first small group to have continually given a portion of the fees to cancer charities most recently Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Recently Jacqueline, in her efforts to push the boundaries of cello technique, has specialised in adapting known violin virtuoso solos, performances including Saint-Saens “Rondo Capriccioso” and other violin virtuoso concert pieces ! And she continues with a schedule of performances in symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles.
The charismatic cellist Julian Metzger is often praised for giving both technically and musically exciting performances. Drawing on a rare depth of emotions he delivers exhilarating and inspired interpretations whilst faithfully communicating the composer's message. Wherever he plays he delights audiences with his rich palate of sound colours, treating the listener to both standard and lesser-known masterworks played with absolute conviction.
Julian Metzger started playing the cello at the tender age of five. He gave his first public performance three years later and further concerts within Germany followed soon after.
Since 1990 Julian has been living in England, where he first studied the cello and chamber music with Ioan Davies at Wells Cathedral School and soon after made his London debut at the Purcell Room. Thereafter he continued his studies with Stefan Popov at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. While there he was twice invited to perform a series of recitals in Hong Kong and record for Radio Television Hong Kong. After completing his studies at the Guildhall Julian continued to study privately with Raphael Wallfisch and Stefan Popov for a further two years. In addition to his lessons with the aforementioned cellists Julian also received inspiration and guidance by taking part in cello and chamber music masterclasses given by Hans Erik Deckert, David Strange, Yfrah Neaman, Paul Roberts, Philippe Barry, Steven Doan, David Dolan and Norbert Brainin of the Amadeus Quartet.
Since graduating Julian has been busy performing virtually the entire standard concerto repertoire as well as some lesser known works such as those by Tartini, C.P.E. Bach, Kabalevsky, Monn, Miaskovsky and Shostakovich's second concerto. Conductors he has worked with include Robert Secret, Adrian Brown, Michael Rose, Anthony Weeden and Jacques Cohen. Along with regular concerts in the United Kingdom Julian has played throughout Europe and the Far East and he is also a frequent performer at festivals such as the Buckingham Summer Festival, Beaminster Festival, Malcolm Arnold Festival and the International Casals Festival in El Vendrell, Spain.