Brompton’s and The Royal Academy of Music are sponsoring a special concert to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the London Cello Society.
The LCS has gathered six of the worlds greatest Stradivari cellos on one stage and a magnificent Stradivari viola. Interestingly the Archinto cello of 1689 and the Archinto viola of 1696 will be played in the concert, bringing them together for the first time in many years.
The concert will be held at The Dukes Hall, Royal Academy of Music on Sunday 3rd November. After the fabulous exhibition of Stradivarius instruments at the Ashmolean, this is a one off chance to hear some of the worlds greatest Stradivari cellos being played by some of the worlds leading cellists.
Stephen Isserlis will present the LCS Lifetime Achievement Award to Charles Beare for his long and distinguished services to the cello community in London.
The instruments by Stradivarius:
– The ‘Lord Aylesford’ 1696 played by Danjulo Ishizaka
– The ‘Barjansky’ 1690 played by Julian Lloyd-Webber
– The ‘Saveuse’ 1726 played by Robert Max
– The ‘Mara’ 1711 played by Christian Poltera
– The ‘Countess of Stanlein’ 1707 played by Stephane Tetreault
– The ‘Archinto’ 1689 played by Raphael Wallfisch
– The ‘Archinto’ 1696 viola played by Paul Silverthorne
6:00pm Pre-concert lecture, ‘Some Secrets of Stradivarius’ with Simon Morris, Director, J&A Beare
7:30pm Evening Concert, The Duke’s Hall
Event Information from Simply Strad
Antonio Stradivari’s instruments are famous for the quality of their craftsmanship and their sound, which has defied attempts to explain or reproduce. The “Stradivarius” name has also become a superlative designating excellence, even in unrelated fields.
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the London Cello Society, we are gathering some of the world’s greatest Stradivari cellos on one stage, in the Dukes Hall at the Royal Academy of Music. The Royal Academy of Music is the proud owner of several Stadivari instruments, some of which will be featured in our gala evening concert. For the first time in many years the ‘Archinto’ cello and viola will be reunited on the same stage.
The finest cellists playing the finest instuments will form a fitting tribute to the excellence in cello playing we seek to honour and promote in our next decade.
The programme will include works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Jules Massenet, Faure and the All-Stradivari Cello Ensemble.
Steven Isserlis, Artistic Advisor to the London Cello Society, will present the LCS Lifetime Achievement Award to Charles Beare for his long and distinguished services to the cello community in London
The London Cello Society acknowledges with gratitude the generous sponsorship of this event by Bromptons Fine & Rare Instruments and the Royal Academy of Music