PIXELS 18
ERDEM 56
CERULEO 51
JUBILEE 25
CERULEO 09
MARMEN 21
FERIO 08
MARMEN 49
MARMEN 46
FERIO 33
AB 57
BL 45
AB 35
AB 18
MD 19
NMc 39
ALBION 50
WASS 01
CONSONE 1
NMc 17
AU LYME 4
REPICCO 50
CONSONE 4
PERKS SHUTE 1
SR 3
HW 3
SK 1160
PERKS IAC 1
RC 103
MC 1
Ruby 0875
Artisans 6497
BE 1553
HH 6233
KT 6313
HH 6209
1191 BGS
3705 TK hands
3127 AS
0383 GB Ianus
0397 Ianus JD
1184 BGS AG
0985 Chimera
THE WEBSITE WAS UPDATED
ON 28 SEPTEMBER 2019
 
JOIN US FOR WONDERFUL MUSIC AND DAZZLING LIVE PERFORMANCES IN INTIMATE AND UNUSUAL VENUES.
 
Seven very different tours have given us great pleasure over the last few months. TRIO SŌRA, SARA DEBORAH & FRIENDS, MĒLA GUITAR QUARTET, ALASDAIR BEATSON & ELISSA CASSINI, MORIARTY WINDS, CLARE HAMMOND AND EUSEBIUS QUARTET.
 
NATHANIEL BOYD SIMON LANE
 
NATHANIEL BOYD
AND SIMON LANE
3-5 October 2019
Wellhayes Vineyard, Wiveliscombe (Devon)
Bridport Arts Centre, (Dorset)
Ilminster Arts Centre and The Dance House,
Crewkerne (Somerset)
 
The cellist NATHANIEL BOYD is an artist of many talents - not only is he an internationally recognised chamber musician and soloist who has appeared at the world's leading concert halls, he is also a committed painter and sculptor.
 
Described as an 'exceptionally gifted' recitalist by Musical Opinion in 2013, Nathaniel has won numerous prizes for his work. His recording of Vasks' Quartets and Haydn's Seven Last Words, with the Navarra Quartet, both received 5 star reviews from BBC Music Magazine. In a review of a performance by pianist SIMON LANE, Strad magazine wrote: 'It took only a few bars of Beethoven’s C minor violin sonata from pianist Simon Lane for me to sense that I was going to hear a real partnership.'
 
Not surprisingly, Simon Lane has gained recognition for his compelling and sensitive performances, and has collaborated with many of the world’s most exciting musicians including Danielle de Niese, and Iestyn Davies.

The 2020 SEASON is planned and will be launched in a week or so.

The website is being updated at the moment so that it functions well on mobiles, tablets and desktop computers. Once it is finished we can update the content.

Please look at the event page to see where each group is going and when. Each tour has its own event page. Please check the Booking/Venue Info page and Event pages for the exact venues as there are two in Taunton and two in Ilminster and the pattern is not necessarily the same for all the venues as in previous seasons. If you find it difficult to navigate the website just get in contact by email concertsinthewest@gmail.com
Booking is open for all the tours.
 
Regular enews will be sent out before each tour.
 
Catherine Maddocks
DIRECTOR 
 

The CONCERTS IN THE WEST series of MINI-TOURS offers a broad spectrum of Classical and Baroque chamber music.
 
Concerts in the West was started in 2006 and as with many organisations it has grown in the work that it undertakes and has many plans for the future, particularly in the area of education. We feel that there is an audience for Classical Music of all types, but it has to be nurtured early, even if it takes some years to bring the two together. We are delighted to be working again with the Centre for Young Musicians, Taunton in 2019.
 
Concerts in the West aims to bring talented young musicians to small venues in the West Country in areas that may not have easy access to music of this quality.
 
Small intensive tours, in Devon, Dorset and Somerset, are arranged for the musicians over a few days, when they have the opportunity to work on new repertoire, or to embed works more fully for upcoming recordings and major concerts elsewhere.
 
The enthusiasm and skill of these young people is breathtaking and has come about through many years of study (at least to postgraduate level), dedication and hard work. We feel very priviledged to hear them in such intimate settings. 
 
The music played at the concerts is enormously varied and gives local audiences a wonderful opportunity to hear both familiar and unusual works for voice and instrument in many combinations. 

CONCERTS IN THE WEST 2019
SUPPORTING SOME OF THE BEST YOUNG
PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS WORKING IN THE UK.


FOR DETAILS ABOUT THE VENUES AND BOOKING
PLEASE GO TO THE BOOKING/VENUE INFO PAGE.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT EACH TOUR PLEASE 
TO THE EVENT PAGES.
 
TOUR 14, 15, 16 FEBRUARY 2019
WELLHAYES VINEYARD - BRIDPORT
ILMINSTER - CREWKERNE

TRIO SŌRA
PAULINE CHENAIS PIANO
MAGDAL
ĒNA GEKA VIOLIN
ANGÈLE LEGASA CELLO

TOUR 14, 15, 16 MARCH 2019
WELLHAYES VINEYARD - BRIDPORT
ILMINSTER - TAUNTON
SARA DEBORAH & FRIENDS
SARA DEBORAH TIMOSSI VIOLIN
LUCY SCOTCHMER CELLO
JOHAN LÖFVING THEORBO

TOUR 4, 5, 6 APRIL 2019
ILMINSTER - BRIDPORT
TAUNTON - CREWKERNE
MĒLA GUITAR QUARTET
MATTHEW ROBINSON
GEORGE TARLTON
DANIEL BOVEY
JIVA HOUSDEN

TOUR 2, 3, 4 MAY 2019
WELLHAYES VINEYARD - BRIDPORT
ILMINSTER - CREWKERNE
ALASDAIR BEATSON PIANO
& ELISSA CASSINI VIOLIN

TOUR 13, 14, 15 JUNE 2019
LYME REGIS - BRIDPORT
TAUNTON - PENDOMER
MORIARTY WINDS
ANNA KONDRASHINA FLUTE
AMY ROBERTS/JAMES HULME OBOE
MATTHEW WILSHER CLARINET
ANGHARAD THOMAS BASSOON
JOEL ROBERTS FRENCH HORN

TOUR 4, 5, 6 JULY 2019
WELLHAYES VINEYARD - BRIDPORT
ILMINSTER - CREWKERNE
CLARE HAMMOND PIANO

TOUR 5, 6 7 SEPTEMBER 2019
TAUNTON - BRIDPORT
ILMINSTER - CREWKERNE
EUSEBIUS QUARTET
BEATRICE PHILIPS VIOLIN
VENETIA JOLLANDS VIOLIN
HANNAH SHAW VIOLA
HANNAH SLOANE CELLO

TOUR 3, 4, 5 OCTOBER 2019
WELLHAYES VINEYARD - BRIDPORT
ILMINSTER - CREWKERNE
NATHANIEL BOYD CELLO
& SIMON LANE PIANO

TOUR 31 OCTOBER, 1, 2 NOVEMBER 2019
TAUNTON - BRIDPORT
ILMINSTER - CREWERNE
CONSONE QUARTET 
AGATA DARASKAITE VIOLIN
MAGDALENA LOTH-HILL VIOLIN
ELITSA BOGDANOVA VIOLA
GEORGE ROSS CELLO

15 NOVEMBER 2019
ILMINSTER ARTS CENTRE
RUISI QUARTET 
ALESSANDRO RUISI VIOLIN
OLIVER CAVE VIOLIN
LUBA TUNNICLIFFE VIOLA
MAX RUISI CELLO

 

Upcoming Concerts All Concerts

CONSONE QUARTET 31st October 2019 More Details
RUISI QUARTET 15th November 2019 More Details

 

TAKING PART IN
CONCERTS IN THE WEST

I am often approached by musicians interested in taking part in the Concerts in the West series. You can contact me, Catherine Maddocks,
Applications will be considered carefully but as we only have eight to nine tours a year I can make no promises. You will need to send me a CV, a concert biography and a photograph. Our performers have generally been trained to a minimum of post-graduate conservatoire level and are in the process of establishing themselves in the profession and are therefore usually within the age range of 20 to 35. A little warning: we are not able to pay big fees as we often play in small, intimate venues; are a charity; and out of London, where life is very different. The concerts can be a useful way of establishing new repertoire and having a working holiday in beautiful surroundings. If you are still interested get in touch! I am not always able to reply quickly but will do when I can!
 
8 MORGANS RISE - BISHOPS HULL
TAUNTON - SOMERSET - TA1 5HW
01823 252658 / TEXT 07776 995789 

 
2018 has been another wonderful year of concerts; each tour very different. I would like to thank all the musicians who came to perform for us.
 
We were delighted to be able to work with the CENTRE FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS TAUNTON. Three groups worked with the children and we also put on our first Masterclass with Erdem Misirlioglu. We are planning at least two workshops in 2019.
 
2019 will bring another nine tours to the West Country plus one extra concert in Ilminster. Ten musicians have been before and the remainder are new to Concerts in the West. You can see the list opposite.
 
We started putting on concerts in ILMINSTER ARTS CENTRE . We then added two other main venues - BRIDPORT ARTS CENTRE (since 2011) and Lower Pulworthy (2007-2018). We also spent many years in Lyme Regis at the Marine Theatre (2006-2016). In addition we branch out for single concerts to out-of-the-way places - in 2019 we will go to PENDOMER near Yeovil, UPLYME Church, Lyme Regis and St Peter and St Paul, BISHOPS HULL, Taunton. We now have three more important venues to add to the list and we hope to build audiences in all of them - CICCIC in Taunton (2018 - four concerts planned for 2019) and THE DANCE HOUSE in Crewkerne (The Dance House @anitasalsita (since 2016 - seven concerts planned for 2019). The latest is WELLHAYES VINEYARD near Waterrow/Wiveliscombe where we will do five concerts. There will be lots of wonderful music for people living in the three counties of Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

 
You can see details on the individual tour pages and booking details for the concerts can be found on the BOOKING/VENUE INFO page.

If you would like to see who has played for us before you can see
a brief view under the button

PAST CONCERTS 2006-18.

You can reach me on 
concertsinthewest@gmail.com

CATHERINE MADDOCKS (HODGSON)

ENEWS
If you would like to join our enews list please click on the link at the bottom of this page, which should take you to MAILCHIMP where you can sign up. We send out reminders about upcoming concerts. If you are not able to make this work please email us and we will do it for you.

TWITTER - @ConcertsinWest
 
FACEBOOK - www.facebook.com/ConcertsintheWest
 
LINKS
Links to the performers are on the relevant event page.
 










 

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