UPCOMING CONCERT- Surrey Hills Music Festival, Benedetti, Elschenbroich, Woods

Surrey Hills Music Festival

June 9-11, 2011

Final Gala Concert

7:30 PM

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Mairlot Hall

St Teresa’s School, RH5 6ST

Surrey Mozart Players

Kenneth Woods, Music Director




Saint-Saen’s Cello Concerto no. 1

Leonard Elschenbroich- cello

Glazunov’s Violin Concerto

Nicola Benedetti, violin


Brahms Symphony No.1.


Nicola Benedetti- violin

“Benedetti has the gift of communication in spades” The Independent

Violinist Nicola Benedetti has captivated audiences and critics alike with her musicality and poise. Winner of the Classical BRIT Award for Young British Classic Performer in 2008 and an exclusive Universal/Deutsche Grammophon artist, she has recorded four critically acclaimed albums reaching No 1 in the Classical charts. In recent seasons Nicola has performed with most of the UK’s major symphony orchestras from the London Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and worked with many international orchestras in Europe, the US and the Far East. Nicola has also taken part in many prestigious events, including a performance at Windsor Castle for her Majesty the Queen, at the opening of the Scottish Parliament, and the G8 Summit at Gleneagles.


Leonard Elschenbroich- cello

“an extraordinary and unique gift” Anne Sophie Mutter

Winner of the Leonard Bernstein Award and the Borletti- Buitoni Trust, Leonard has received invitations for orchestral performances from Valery Gergiev, Semyon Bychkov, Fabio Luisi, Dmitri Kitajenko, Manfred Honeck and Christoph Eschenbach, and has performed with the Swedish Radio Symphony, Basel Symphony, WDR Symphony, Stavanger Symphony, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Russian National Philharmonic, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He also performed the Brahms Double at the opening of the Schleswig-Holstein Festival with Anne-Sophie Mutter. Other festivals have included the Verbier Festival, Rheingau Festival and Ravinia Festival. This year Leonard will debut with Stastaskapelle Dresden at the Vienna Musikverein and Birmingham Symphony Hall, with the Nagoya Philharmonic, and with the London Philharmonic at the Royal Festival Hall. He will give recitals at Alte Oper Frankfurt, in Tokyo and Hong Kong, and at the Istanbul Festival and Lucerne Festival. Born 1985 in Frankfurt, Leonard was invited to the Yehudi Menuhin School in London at the age of 11 and performed at the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Wigmore Hall. He plays the `Leonard Rose’ Matteo Goffriller Cello, Venice, 1693.


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American conductor, composer and cellist Kenneth Woods is Principal Conductor of the English Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the Colorado MahlerFest and cellist of the string trio Ensemble Epomeo. He records for the Avie, Somm, Nimbus, Signum, MSR and Toccata labels.

Learn about Kenneth at www.kennethwoods.net

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