Chichester Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts series: Hannah Shilvock & Viola Lenzi

With performers Hannah Shilvock, bass clarinet, & Viola Lenzi, piano

Elegy by Dirk Brossé (1960–)                          
Paisaje Folklorico nr.2 by Sebastián Tozzola                   
Prelude for solo bass clarinet by Ruth Gipps (1921–1999)  
Hommage à Rameau from Images I by Claude Debussy (1862–1918) 
Syrinx for solo bass clarinet by Debussy   
Cello Sonata in D Minor for bass clarinet and piano by Debussy (arr. Hannah Shilvock) 
     * Prologue: Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto 
     * Sérénade: Modérément animé 
     * Finale: Animé, léger et nerveux 

Originally from Somerset, Hannah Shilvock is a clarinet/bass clarinet specialist, woodwind doubler and arranger living in Brighton. Hannah is a BG France, RATstands and DEBUT Classical Horizon Artist. She is a pioneer of the bass clarinet, and has recently published her arrangement of Debussy’s Cello Sonata arr. for bass clarinet and piano, with Alea Publishing. Hannah completed a Masters in Bass Clarinet Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with Distinction in 2020, where she was a scholar for two years; and achieved a First Class Honours Bachelor of Music from the University of Southampton in 2018. 

Hannah is an active bass clarinet soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player,  and is also available as a woodwind doubler – clarinets (Bb, Eb, bass), flute/piccolo and saxes. Hannah is currently a member of ‘New Woods Collective’, a trio of bass clarinet, flute and piano specialising in contemporary repertoire; and a member of Hacha Duo (bass clarinet and cor anglais). See

Born in Italy in 1994, Viola Lenzi started her musical training at the age of five and at the age of eleven she started studying piano at the Pietro Mascagni Conservatoire in Livorno, where she completed her Bachelor degree with first-class honours under the guidance of Monica Cecchi and a Master degree in piano performance with Maurizio Baglini. 

Under the Erasmus+ scheme, Viola came to London in 2018 to study at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where, thanks to the Beverley Creed Scholarship, she completed her Postgraduate Advanced Diploma with Distinction under the guidance of Sergio De Simone and MartinoTirimo. Besides participating in many masterclasses and courses given by prestigious pianists such as MichaDacic, Daniel Rivera, Sergio De Simone, Jeffrey Swann, Pascal Rogé, MartinoTirimo, MegumiMasaki, Stephan Loges and Dr Emily Kilpatrick and performing since 2012 as a soloist and a chamber musician for various concert series and public events in Italy, France and the United Kingdom. She is a passionate collaborative pianist and specialises in working with singers both in the chamber music and operatic repertoire as well as with a small Greenwich-based opera company as their repetiteur.

Chichester Cathedral’s Lunchtime Concert series is self-supporting, and thrives through the generosity of its audiences. While there is no charge for admission, we suggest a minimum donation of £3 per person, with Gift Aid applied if possible.

Concert page.

Image: Hannah Shivlock

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As well as its regular and special services, Chichester Cathedral runs a series of popular lunchtime concerts on Tuesdays.
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