Chamber music festival

Violinist Elena Urioste and Celloist Thomas Carrol are set to perform EMN-140108-103709001
Violinist Elena Urioste and Celloist Thomas Carrol are set to perform EMN-140108-103709001

St James’ Church in Louth will play host to a stunning concert this month as part of the eleventh Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival.

Breathtaking pieces of music will be masterfully performed in the Church on Friday August 15 at 7.30pm.

The first half of the concert will comprise of a captivating suite written for Paul Wittgenstein; a renowned pianist who lost his right arm fighting in World War I.

The festival’s artistic director, Ashley Wass, will be the pianist, accompanied by internationally-renowned violinists Matthew Trusler and Elena Urioste and cellists Thomas Carroll and Quirine Viersen.

Schubert’s last chamber work, the String Quintet in C major, will be played in the second half, when the performers will be joined by Jennifer Stumm. Described as glowing “with almost painful beauty”, the piece is utterly enthralling, and is sure to make the event totally unmissable.

The Festival “War and Peace”, which runs from August 12, begins and ends in Lincoln but also includes concerts in Doddington, Minting and Folkingham.

As well as a piano recital and a concert of piano trios, the repertoire includes The Cole Porter Songbook and transcriptions of symphonies by Beethoven and Shostakovich. Ashley Wass’s aim is to balance respect and reverence for the subject without invoking too much melancholia.

Further information can be found on www.licmf.org.uk and tickets for all concerts are available from the Box Office at Lincoln Drill Hall 01522 873894.