(Old Hall, Old College)
Enigma14 , Lisa Nelsen (flute) Julian Metzger (cello) Paul Turner (piano)
Liebermann Triawd Rhif 1, Op. 83
Hesketh Cantilena (cello and piano)
Hesketh ‘Through Magic Casements’ (solo piano)
Sierra ‘The Art of Lightness’ (solo flute)
Enigma14 have come together out of a passion for performing chamber music which is under the horizon of many audiences. The combination of wind, strings and piano offers intense tone colours, and shows the almost vocal power of communication between them, especially with flute, cello and piano. Lisa Nelsen (flute), Julian Metzger (cello) and Paul Turner (piano) have found that playing with each created an awareness between them that they could almost taste, with a connection that was evident in their performance: one audience member at their Two Moors debut concert wrote, “I thought the ensemble gave a powerful and tight performance; the interaction between you all was remarkable and there was an authority and confidence evident which was remarkable in such a new grouping. The moments of discussion between the three instruments were palpable and provided great contrast to the strong combined sections.” Individually, each has an impressive pedigree that supports their performances and interpretations in concert halls and festivals (Wigmore Hall, St David’s Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St Johns’ Smith Square, Canterbury Festival, Swaledale Festival to name a few). Their programme includes duos and trios by Weber, JS Bach, Martinu, Alwyn, Fauré, Beethoven, Prokofiev, Liebermann, Eric Tanguy, Kenneth Hesketh and Malcolm Forsyth.