Chichester Music Society: Margaret Fingerhut (piano) & Bradley Creswick (violin)

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Bradley Creswick and Margaret Fingerhut, both renowned musicians in their own right, last performed for the Society in September 2019 with a programme of French masterpieces and a wonderful performance of Vaughan Williams’ Lark Ascending.

The musicians had a very friendly association with Chris Coote, former CMS Treasurer, and will dedicate their concert to his memory.

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Violin sonata in G Op.30 no3 – Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Allegro assai; Tempo di minuetto; Allegro vivace

The Lark Ascending – Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) “A Romance”

Suite from Much Ado About Nothing – Erich Korngold (1897-1957)
Maiden in the bridal Chamber, Dogberry and Verges; The scene in the Garden; Masquerade: Hornpipe

Violin Sonata in E minor, op82 – Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Allegro; Romance; Allegro non troppo

Bradley Creswick was born in West Sussex and had violin lessons at school in Chichester and later at the Royal College of Music under Jaroslav Vanacek and Emanuel Hurwitz. Bradley has recently been made Leader Emeritus of the Royal Northern Sinfonia. He began his long relationship with them in 1984, and the musical life then, as now, was amazingly rich and varied. In 1987 Bradley moved to London to lead the Philharmonia, still maintaining his relationship with the Sinfonia, making guest appearances, notably as soloist with them in the 1989 BBC Proms playing ‘The Lark Ascending’. The London years continued as leader of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House before taking the opportunity, in 1994, to return to the Sinfonia and the North East for a second time.

Margaret Fingerhut has a distinguished career which has taken her all over the world. She is particularly known for her innovative recital programmes in which she explores the highways and byways of the piano repertoire.  As a concerto soloist she has appeared with the all the UK’s major orchestras, and she is frequently heard on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM and many radio stations worldwide.  Margaret is a Visiting Lecturer at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where she was awarded an Honorary Fellowship in 2015. She has given masterclasses in the USA, Canada, Japan and China, and she is a regular guest at international summer schools such as Chetham’s, Jackdaws and Dartington.

Chichester Music Society (CMS), formally Funtington Music Group, meets nine times a year at the University of Chichester. Its annual musical programme is full of variety and includes concert appearances by well-known artists and ensembles, illustrated lecture-recitals and guest appearances by international celebrities.
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