Juan Martín – Flamenco Guitar

Flamenco legend returns to Hellens –

Versatile Arts, Mu Mu Audio and Hellensmusic Through The Year host world famous Flamenco guitarist Juan Martín, who returns to the Great Barn at Hellens on Thursday 14 October following a series of sell out performances.

Juan Martín produces sounds that are both melodic and explosive, the visceral power of authentic Flamenco. You’ll be transported to the Classic Spain of Málaga, Granada, Córdoba and Jerez on a journey through the diverse cultures of Andalucia.
Juan incorporates a myriad of influences from the gypsy culture of Rajesthan in Northern India, to the Byzantine chants plus the Hebraic and Moorish laments of Spain’s colonisation of South America – the sounds of Argentina and Cuba also evident in the rumba, guajiras and milonga.
A native of Andalucia, Juan Martín has recorded 20 albums mostly as a composer and has played with the Royal Philharmonic and greats such as Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock. Juan has twice been voted one of the world’s top three exponents by ‘Guitar Player’ magazine, and extraordinarily, actually performed for Picasso on his 90th birthday.
‘A giant of the flamenco guitar tradition’  The Times

Tickets available here

Wye Valley Chamber Music Weekend – Concert

Sun 25th July: 4pm Concert at Hellens with Daniel Tong (piano), Ben Hancox (violin), Cara Berridge (cello), Robin Michael (cello), Krysia Osostowicz (viola). 

Beethoven Sonata for Cello and Piano in C, Op. 102 No. 1
Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor, K478
Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat, Op. 97 ‘Archduke’

Wye Valley Chamber Music Weekend – Discovery Day

Sat 24th July 2021: 11am – 5.30pm – Discovery Day at Hellens

A day of performances, discussions and masterclasses with Daniel Tong (piano), Krysia Osostowicz (violin), Robin Michael (cello), Treske Quartet and Ensemble Kopernikus. Includes a light lunch and afternoon refreshments.

Wye Valley Chamber Music was established in 2000 to bring world-class chamber music to beautiful, intimate venues up and down the Wye Valley. Having started as a chamber music retreat for young musicians at St Briavels Castle, the organisation has established itself as an important year-round cultural presence in the Wye Valley.

To include complete performances of:
Beethoven Sonata for Cello and Piano in A, Op. 69
Beethoven Sonata for Violin and Piano in A, Op. 47 ‘Kreutzer’
Matthew Taylor ‘Tarantella Furiosa’
Debussy String Quartet in G minor
Shostakovich Piano Trio in E minor, Op. 67
Daniel Tong and Krysia Osostowicz give the Treske Quartet
and Ensemble Kopernikus (prev. Chagall Trio) masterclasses on:
Brahms Piano Trio in B, Op. 8
Beethoven String Quartet in E flat, Op. 127

William Howard & Elisabeth Zeuthen Schneider

Join us at Hellens Manor as we warmly welcome the return of the multi-prize-winning Elisabeth Zeuthen Schneider. Following her superb recital at Hellens last year, this time she will perform with the highly acclaimed pianist William Howard, to create a harmonious and dynamic duo.
The enterprising and evocative programme explores Nordic and Eastern European folk music
and includes the joyous, folky Beethoven Sonata in G – perfect for the Great Barn!

 

Press quote: ‘ …Schneider has a huge range of colors in her sound … ’ American Record Guide

Programme:
Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 8 in G Op.30 No 3
Smetana From my Homeland
Bartok Six Romanian Dances
Svendsen Romance
Grieg Sonata No.2 in G Op.13

 

 

 

 

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