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26th April: Cold War – Film
Filmed entirely in stylish black and white, the film describes
an atmospheric, tense and achingly sad love story that spans over a decade. Cert 15.
3rd May: Funny Cow – Film
Maxine Peake dominates the screen as star of this tough, streetwise film about a fictional female club comedienne fighting her way to the top, or at least to the middle
Sat 4 May – Leonid Gorokhov – Cello – International star visits Hungerford!
Renowned Russian cellist Leonid Gorokhov will present an exciting programme including works by Chopin and Brahms. A graduate of the Rimsky-Korsokov Conservatoire, Leonid’s talent has been long internationally recognised with competition successes including the Concertino Praga, the Paris Chamber Music Prize and the Geneva Concours.
Chopin Introduction and Polonaise
Gorokhov Verses Untold
Brahms Sonata op 108, version for Cello and Piano
In 1991 Leonid appeared as a soloist with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic conducted by Lord Menuhin, who invited him to teach at the UK Yehudi Menuhin School. Concerto opportunities with leading orchestras followed – with repertoire ranging from Haydn and Schumann to Walton and Lutoslawsky.
He is accompanied by Caroline Palmer who was born in Singapore and later studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Edith Vogel. She later continued her studies with Peter Wallfisch and Hans Keller.
Working with many chamber musician including Leonid Gorokhov, Alexander Rudin, Johannes Goritzki, Truls Mork, Enrico Dindo, Melissa Phelps, Atle Sponberg, Krzysztof Smietana, Matthias Lingenfelder, Philippe Graffin.
Recently recording the Brahms cello sonatas and Vier ernste Gesänge with Bartholomew Lafollette .
Caroline has broadcast as a soloist for the BBC and in Europe. Her recent engagements have included performances at festivals in Norway, Germany and Switzerland.
Awarded a fellowship from the Guildhall School, where she is a professor of Piano and Chamber Music.
8pm Croft Hall – Tickets £15