29 March 2019

Derby Chamber Music: Ensemble Mirage, 29.3.19   Ensemble Mirage is a large, flexibly constituted chamber group on the lines of outfits like the Nash Ensemble. Four of its members – clarinettist Matthew Scott, pianist Alexandra Vaduva, violinist Alexandra Lomeiko...

1 March 2019

1st March 2019 – Florian Mitrea (piano) An Appreciation by our President, Emeritus Professor Jonathan Powers   This was a Concert of three halves!  Our international prize-winning pianist, Florian Mitrea, proved to be an engaging musician with infectious...

8 February 2019

Eblana String Trio, 8 February 2019   The Eblana String Trio has played for Derby Chamber Music before, but this was the group’s first visit without an additional player, and it was good to have them shining a spotlight on repertoire that is too often...

18 January 2019

 Syzygy Saxophone Quartet, 18 January 2019 I’m sure I’ve said this before, but, much as I love the saxophone (in all sizes) as a solo instrument, a quartet is more problematic. Unless the composer/arranger, and/or the players, is/are careful, the sound can end up just...

7 December 2018

Derby Chamber Music: Zelkova Quartet, Multi-Faith Centre, Derby University, 7.12.18 The Zelkova Quartet, making its third visit to Derby Chamber Music, once again impressed with the players’ taut ensemble, expressive command and sheer vitality. It was a programme of...

9th November 2018

Derby Chamber Music: Dominic Degavino, Multi-Faith Centre, Derby University, 9.11.18 Standing in a very short notice for an indisposed Alexandra Vaduva, pianist Dominic Degavino impressed with his remarkably mature musicianship. He began with Janáček’s From the...