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Fenella Humphreys

Up Next: 22nd February 2023, 7:30pm
Location: Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall
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Fenella Humphreys violin
Joseph Tong piano

Sibelius Five Pieces for violin and piano, op. 81
Cheryl Frances-Hoad Sonatina
Sibelius Four Pieces for violin and piano, op. 115
Rautavaara Summer Thoughts
Sibelius Danses Champêtres, op. 106
Ravel Sonata no. 2 in G

Winner of the BBC Music Magazine Instrumental Award in 2018, Fenella Humphreys is admired by audiences the world over for the grace and intensity of her playing. She is joined by renowned British pianist Joseph Tong in a programme featuring some of Sibelius’ best-loved works for violin and piano. ‘Album of the Weekend’ on Scala Radio and ‘Chamber Choice’ in the March 2022 edition of BBC Music Magazine, the duo’s recent recording of these works has garnered widespread critical acclaim. Alongside these charmful and inventive examples of Sibelius’ chamber music, their programme also includes Ravel’s jazz-infused Sonata in G major, Rautavaara’s romantic Summer Thoughts and the dynamic and charismatic Sonatina by former winner of the BBC Young Composer of the Year Competition Cheryl Frances-Hoad.

‘Humphreys's utter absorption and delight shines forth at every turn … strong-toned, easy fluidity and immaculate technique’ (Gramophone)

‘From start to finish Humphreys’s playing is a feast of flawless tuning, beautifully focused and coloured tone and rich characterisation’ (BBC Music Magazine)

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