Saturday 30 April 2022
St Laurence, Ludlow
Sally Bradshaw: mezzo soprano
Sebastian Comberti: cello
Igor Kennaway: piano
Haydn: Folksong settings for voice, cello and piano
Benjamin Frankel: Three Poems for cello and piano
Michel Damase: Adage de la Croqueuse de Diamants for cello and piano
Debussy: Chansons de Bilitis for voice and piano
Brahms: Intermezzo Op.119, No.1 for piano
Greig: Papillon from Lyric Pieces, Op.43 No.1
Beethoven: Sonata in A major for cello and piano, Op.69
A recital of Chamber Music and Songs presented by Ludlow Palmers to raise funds for the Conservation Trust of St Laurence.
Sally Bradshaw studied singing at the Guildhall, London, and in Paris. She has performed for many years in Germany and Austria in opera, concerts, and recordings including the Halle and Berlin Potsdam festivals, the Musikverein, Vienna; the International Haydn Festival at Eisenstadt, and the Innsbruck Festival. She has also appeared at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.
Sebastian Comberti: studied in Italy and later at the Royal Academy of Music. He was a founder member of the Bochmann Quartet until 1983, when he became principal cello with the London Mozart Players, a position he continues to hold. A keen interest in historically informed performance has resulted in participation with many of London's celebrated period instrument groups, most notably as principal cello and soloist with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Hanover Band. In April 2001 Sebastian founded the CD label Cello Classics, devoted to recordings of rare repertoire and historical recordings.
Igor Kennaway studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the Salzburg Mozarteum. His conducting career began in Germany where he held positions at the opera houses in Osnabrück, Mannheim and Mainz. For three years he was Musical Assistant to Sir Georg Solti, preparing recordings for Decca with the Vienna Philharmonic. Igor has given recitals with John Shirley Quirk, Edith Mathis and Linda Finnie, worked with Peter Pears and enjoyed a long collaboration with the baritone Richard Jackson.
He has broadcast on BBC Radio 3 both as pianist and conductor, recording with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra, and the BBC Concert Orchestra.
Tickets from Ludlow Assembly Rooms box office HERE