A true flavour of Europe

Europa Ensemble
Europa Ensemble

An ensemble of talented young musicians from around Europe will be gracing the Alnwick Playhouse stage on Wednesday night.

Leonid Tritus’s Kammerphilharmonie Europa is to perform in the town as part of Alnwick Music Society’s current concert season.

The original group was formed in 2006 in Cologne and its successors gave the Society a wonderful show two seasons ago.

Tritus gathers together as many as 50 gifted musicians who are just setting out on their professional music careers and gives them the opportunity to tour Europe, playing a wide variety of the classical repertoire in duets, trios and quartets.

As a result of this experience, many of them go on to enjoy careers in orchestras or as solo performers.

There are nine musicians coming to Alnwick for Wednesday’s 7.30pm concert.

From Germany come the violinists Andrej Sudnitsyn and Vera Neumann, trumpeter Kirill Gusarov and Alexander Chernousov on double bass.

The two viola players are Bartosz Sotomski from Poland and the only English musician, Emily Hester. The cellist Yahee Yon is non-European by birth, but not by residency.

The two additional violinists are Michel Gerchwin, from France, and David Molnar, from Hungary.

The varied programme will begin with Vivaldi’s Concerto di Parigi for strings and basso continuo.

There will also be Hummel’s Concerto for trumpet and orchestra, Bach and his Concerto for violin and Orchestra, Mozart’s Divertimento, Borodin’s Quartet No. 2Nocturno and Holst’s Suite for String Orchestra Op. No.2.

Tickets are £16, £15 conc, students in full-time education free. The Society will offer complimentary tickets to music teachers willing to bring their young musicians along. Tickets from the Playhouse, 01665 510785.