Amy Tress & Catherine Landon (violins) Alistair Vennart (viola) Stephanie Tress (cello)
John Flinders (piano) and David Campbell (clarinet)
Haydn String Quartet Op. 77 No 2
Mozart Piano Concerto in Eb K449, arranged for piano and string quartet
Weber Clarinet Quintet in Bb, Op. 34
David Campbell is internationally recognised as one of Britain’s finest musicians and was described by the doyen of British clarinettists, the late Jack Brymer, as ‘the finest British player of his generation’.
A large part of Campbell’s early career was spent as a clarinettist in the field of contemporary music as a member of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ chamber ensemble, The Fires of London as well as playing regularly with the London Sinfonietta, but over the past twenty years he has developed the solo and chamber music strands of his career, performing in over forty countries with leading orchestras and ensembles.
In the field of chamber music David Campbell has collaborated with some of Britain’s finest musicians. His ensemble with Joanna MacGregor, Madeleine Mitchell and Chiristopher van Kampen performed and recorded Messiaen’s ‘Quartet for the End of Time’ and he has performed with the cellist, Raphael Wallfisch and pianist John York and worked with the Nash Ensemble. David particularly enjoys playing with string quartets and has appeared as a guest artist with many of the world’s finest quartets.
John Flinders has a busy and wide-ranging musical career, as soloist, accompanist, coach and teacher; he has appeared on BBC TV, Radio 3 and Classic FM, and has performed in Croatia, Iceland, Japan, Portugal, Turkey and South America. In London he has played at the Barbican Centre, Cadogan Hall, the Purcell Room, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and St John’s, Smith Square. He is particularly noted for his performances of the clarinet repertoire and has worked with many of this country’s leading clarinettists; he also has a particular affinity with the song repertoire. His recordings include works for clarinet, bassoon and piano with the English Romantics Trio, and CDs of English and French clarinet music.
The Solem Quartet enjoy a busy concert schedule performing at venues across the UK including Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Holywell Music Room and the Edinburgh Festival as well as performing internationally in several European countries. They have also made an appearance on BBC Radio 3’s programme ‘In Tune’ in September 2014. In 2015 they were on the concert platform over 40 times.