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61st Season

From October 2014 to March 2015

Canteloube Wind Trio with Alexis White (piano)

Saturday 11th October 2014, 7.30pm
Berkhamsted Civic Centre

Jennie-Lee KeetleyOboe
Richard RussellClarinet
Stuart RusselBassoon
Alexis WhitePiano
Jacob  Trio for oboe clarinet and bassoon
Brahms  Sonata No 1 for clarinet and piano in F minor 
Poulenc   Trio for oboe bassoon and piano
Glinka   Trio Pathétique in D minor for clarinet, bassoon and piano
Schmitt  A tour d’anches Op 97 for oboe, clarinet, bassoon and piano


Formed in 2003, Canteloube Trio has established itself as an exciting chamber group with a diverse repertoire. Its members pursue careers in chamber and orchestral playing, working with some of the country’s foremost orchestras and ensembles, alongside music outreach and education. The group has given recitals throughout the UK and has collaborated with well-known composers and premiered several new works written especially for the ensemble.
Alexis White studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal Northern College of Music, where she is a staff pianist. She is the winner of many prestigious prizes and scholarships and has given recitals and concerto performances throughout the UK and abroad.

Canteloube Wind Trio and Alexis White

Tippett Quartet

Saturday 8th November 2014, 7.30pm
Berkhamsted Civic Centre

Jeremy IsaacViolin
John Mills Violin
Julia O’RiordanViola
Bozidar VukoticCello
HaydnQuartet Op 76 No 4 ‘Sunrise’
Mendelssohn Quartet No 1 in E flat major Op 12
SchubertQuartet No 14 in D minor ‘Death and the Maiden’


The Tippett Quartet has delighted critics and audiences alike with its animated, virtuosic performances since 1998.  The quartet has performed at the BBC Proms and numerous other festivals.  They are frequently on BBC Radio 3, have performed with the Royal Ballet at Covent Garden and have premièred a newly written film score for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1927 silent film classic ‘The Lodger’.  Their impressive catalogue of over twenty releases has not only topped the classical charts but has also entered the pop charts.

Tippett Quartet


Saturday 6th December 2014, 7.30pm
Berkhamsted Civic Centre

Clare SouthworthFlute
Andy Scott   Saxophone
Lauren ScottHarp
IbertDeux Interludes
ProkofievPrelude in C Op 12 No 7’
ScottNew Work
Fauré  Vocalise
CairdAfter All
Scott   Sonata
Scott   Aquarelle Dances
arr. CalienteIn the Bleak Midwinter
Bach/GounodAve Maria
TchaikowskySelection from Nutcracker Suite
arr. CalienteJoy to the World


Exploring the dynamic between composer and performer, Caliente Trio perform music specially written by award winning composer Andy Scott, alongside works by Milhaud, Ibert, Prokofiev and Fauré.  Three consummate performers (soloists, RLPO, Hallé, Apollo Sax Quartet) and experienced educators, (professors at Royal Academy of Music and Royal Northern College of Music) present an engaging, stimulating and accessible event; rooted in classical music with jazz influences.


Ruisi Quartet

Sponsored by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust

Saturday 7th February 2015, 7.30pm
Berkhamsted Civic Centre

Alessandro RuisiViolin
Guy Button  Violin
Anisa ArslanagicViola
Max RuisiCello
Haydn  Quartet in G Major Op 76 No 1
Debussy String Quartet G Minor Op 10
Beethoven    Quartet in E flat Major Op 127


Formed in 2012, the Ruisi Quartet has quickly established a reputation as an exciting, expressive ensemble. The quartet has already performed at the Wigmore Hall and Brighton Dome, and look forward to a number of international engagements in 2014. The group has been selected for the prestigious ‘ChamberStudio’ Mentorship programme in London.  This coming season sees the quartet perform various concerts in London (King’s Place), Norfolk and Sussex, including a performance of Elgar’s ‘Introduction & Allegro’ with the ’12 ensemble’, London’s un-conducted string orchestra.

Ruisi Quartet

Chris Grist (cello) with Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)

Saturday 7th March 2015, 7.30pm
Berkhamsted Civic Centre

Schumann  Fantastiestücke Op 73
Bridge  Cello Sonata
Mendelssohn Song without words Op 109
Rachmaninov Cello Sonata in G Minor Op 19


Chris Grist studied at the Guildhall School of Music in London and has performed throughout the UK and Europe as orchestral musician, chamber musician and recitalist.  He is principal cellist and Artistic Director of the London Concertante.
Warren Mailley-Smith made his solo debuts at Wigmore Hall London and Carnegie Hall, New York.  In 2011 he performed Beethoven’s Emperor Piano Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.  He has received over thirty invitations to perform for the British Royal Family at Buckingham Palace, Highgrove House and Sandringham House. 

Chris Grist and Warren Mailley Smith