I Musicanti, led by renowned South African double bass virtuoso Leon Bosch opens our Spring 2017 Season with a programme featuring Schubert’s much-loved ‘Trout’ Quintet.
Tamás András (violin)
Robert Smissen (viola)
Richard Harwood (cello)
Leon Bosch (double bass)
Martin Roscoe (piano)
Schubert Adagio and Rondo Concertante D.487
Kodaly Duo for violin and cello Op.7
Schubert Quintet in A D667 ‘Trout’
A mixed instrument chamber ensemble, I Musicanti comprises some of the most experienced and respected musicians to be found in the UK, hand picked by the group’s artistic director, international double bass virtuoso Leon Bosch.
Under Bosch’s direction, I Musicanti comes together to present distinctive programmes with a particular emphasis on music that has been lost and found or simply overlooked: great works by unknown composers and unknown works by great composers.
Many of the ensemble’s projects are the result of Leon Bosch’s vivid curiosity and commitment, something for which he is well known as a double bassist. But the ensemble also provides a vehicle for its members to pursue their own artistic projects. And although the musicians of I Musicanti are all soloists in their own right, the group also collaborates with international performers of the highest calibre.
While I Musicanti works with prestigious venues to promote its concerts, its eye-catching programmes and the quality of performers add something unique to festivals and concert series.
Pre-concert Talk by Roderick Swanston in the Brockway Room, 5:30pm
An introduction to the evening's programme.