"Pure, velvety and wonderfully expressive….It is not impossible to believe that this was the sort of sound that Orpheus himself might have been capable of"

'It is always a joy to witness an artist with this kind of life-spark, one who really connects with the music, with her instrument, with listeners. The audience's response to her was thunderous.'

'For me, the Arcadia Quartet is – at least concerning Janáček – the cutting edge currently among European interpreters……Outstanding!'

“… utterly moving, as a result of a truly great modesty which cannot be replaced by simplicity or unpretentiousness; a modesty without any sentimentality. The musicians know, with minute precision, how to guard the boundary between the intimacy of chamber music and the sweeping grandeur of a large-scale concert, only achievable by artists whose capacities and experience are on an equally high level.”

“… Wallfisch gives the finest account on cello I’ve ever heard… Wallfisch delivers a beautiful adagio and York voices every line with superb clarity and coherence, so crucial in this turbulent work…” ****

”No living cellist has done more to promote the British cello concerto than Raphael Wallfisch…"

O’Carroll Artist & Project Management is a company where our hand-picked roster of artists flourish, feel stimulated and respected.

Presenters and colleagues will always receive a welcome when they call. Honesty, creativity and integrity is highly valued and artistic dreams and visions are sought out, embraced and realized.

Wallfisch/York Duo

“… Wallfisch gives the finest account on cello I’ve ever heard… and York voices every line with superb clarity and coherence, so crucial in this turbulent work…” BBC Music Magazine, September 2016

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Tasmin Little

Tasmin Little has firmly established herself as one of today's leading international violinists. She has performed on every continent in some of the most prestigious venues of the world, including Carnegie Hall, Musikverein, Concertgebouw, Philharmonie Berlin, Vienna Konzerthaus, South Bank Centre, Barbican Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Lincoln Center and Suntory Hall.

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Arcadia Quartet

Winners of the 2014 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, the 2012 Wigmore Hall London International String Quartet Competition, the 2011 Almere International Chamber Music Competition in 2011 and the International Chamber Music Competition Hamburg in 2009, the Arcadia Quartet is rapidly establishing itself as one of the most exciting string quartets of their generation.

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16 October 2018: Tasmin Little and Piers Lane perform at Sydney Opera House tonight

Posted By: Sinead O'Carroll, 16th October 2018

Piers Lane and Tasmin Little together in recital

In one of the most exciting collaborations of 2018, internationally acclaimed Australian piano virtuoso Piers Lane, partners with one of England’s greatest violinists, Tasmin Little. This will be a recital of dazzling works by some of the world’s best loved composers including Beethoven’s Spring Sonata.

This outstanding duo are firm favourites with audiences in Britain where they regularly collaborate and this eagerly anticipated performance marks their first full recital together in Sydney.

Presented by Andrew McKinnon Presentations.https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/events/whats-on/classical-music/2018/piers-and-tasmin.html?icid=163296:WT:p04:20181016Program Information

BEETHOVEN: Sonata No.5 Op. 24 “Spring” – 26 minutes

BRAHMS: Sonata No. 3 in D minor – 24 minutes

KATS-CHERNIN: Russian Rag Revisited – 5 minutes

FRANCK: Sonata in A major – 28 minutes

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Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch now on tour in the UK and Ireland

Posted By: Sinead O'Carroll, 16th October 2018

Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch are currently on tour in the UK and Ireland.  You can catch one of their performances as follows:

14 October 2018        Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

16 October 2018        Queens Hall Centre, Hexham

17 October 2018       Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, Clitheroe

18 October 2018       St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda

19 October 2018       Sussex Downs College, Lewes

We look forward to the Trio returning to the UK no less than 5 times in the 19/20 season when they bring their programmes of Beethoven Trios to audiences up and down the country.

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2019 Windsor Festival International String Competition now open for applications

Posted By: Sinead O'Carroll, 16th October 2018

2019Windsor Festival International String Competition, UK

I am delighted to announce that the 2019 Windsor Festival International String Competition is now open for applications.

The 2019 Windsor Festival International String Competition will take place in Windsor, United Kingdom between 23 and 30 March 2019.  We welcome international applications from violinists, violists and cellists aged between 16 and 26 years and the closing date for receipt of application is 1 December 2018.  The competition takes place in the historic town of Windsor with the Final taking place in Windsor Castle in the presence of its patron, HRH Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex.

Amongst the prizes is the opportunity to return to the UK and play a concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra in Windsor Festival the following September, a commercial recording with Champs Hill Records, a contemporary bow to the value of £5,000 from Bishop Instruments & Bows and a cash prize.  We are delighted that our 2018 winner, the American violinist Nathan Meltzer, was signed by the British based agency, Hazard Chase after his moving performance of the Sibelius Violin Concerto at this concert.

Further information on the competition and application forms may be found at https://windsorfestival.com/international-string-competition

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