23rd October 2018
Glories of Venice: A Celebration of Rare Cellos – 25th November 2018, Royal Academy of Music
Brompton’s is proud to be the official sponsor of Glories of Venice: A Celebration of Rare Cellos at the Royal Academy of Music this November.
The grand city of Venice, one of the centres of musical activity in the early and mid-eighteenth century, fabled for its pageantry, ceremonies, and street life, was also home to the great cello makers Matteo Goffriller and Domenico Montagnana, amongst others. Their instruments, rivalling those of the legendary Stradivarius, have been the choice of past and present stars of the cello world, including Pablo Casals, Pierre Fournier, Leonard Rose, Lynn Harrell, Mischa Maisky and many more.
This event offers the chance to see and hear in close proximity instruments which have lent their lustre to the art of musical performance for nearly 300 years, in the hands of stellar cellists.
We will also be able to hear a rare Sanctus Serafin cello from the private collection of Charles Beare played by Sheku Kanneh-Mason.
We also celebrate the life and work of Ralph Kirshbaum, our Honorary President, who will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the London Cello Society.
Glories of Venice – Sunday, 25th November 2018
Duke’s Hall, Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, Marylebone, London NW1 5HT
Pre-concert talk and demonstration 5.00pm – 5.45pm
Evening concert 7.00pm