Hull Chamber Music

Middleton Hall
University of Hull
HU6 7RX

Tamsin Waley-Cohen & Hugo Ticciati, violins

Saturday 14 April 2018, 7.45 pm

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Photo composite: Patrick Allen left, Marco Borggreve right

His fingers race in all directions… She's a performer of fearless intensity

Der Tagesspiegel… The Guardian

The Virtuoso Violin

In a programme that will include iconic sonatas for two violins by Prokofiev and Ysaÿe, framed by a selection of duos by Telemann, Bach and Bartók, two of the most exciting violinists of the younger generation will explore the far-reaching possibilities of their instruments, a 1721 Stradivarius and a 1751 Guadagnini respectively.

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photo: Patrick Allen

Born in London in 1986, Tamsin Waley-Cohen enjoys an adventurous and varied career. In addition to concerts with the Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic and BBC orchestras, amongst others, she has been associate artist with the Orchestra of the Swan and works with conductors including Andrew Litton and Tamás Vásáry. She enjoys a duo partnership with Huw Watkins, whose Concertino she premiered, and together they have recorded for Champs Hill and Signum Records, for whom she is a Signum Classics Artist. With her sister, composer Freya Waley-Cohen, and architects Finbarr O’Dempsey and Andrew Skulina, she holds an Open Space residency at Aldeburgh. Her love of chamber music led her to start the Honeymead Festival, now in its ninth year, and she is also artistic director of the Sunday Series at London’s Tricycle Theatre. In 2016-2017 she will be a recipient of the ECHO Rising Stars Awards. She studied at the Royal College of Music and her teachers included Itzhak Rashkovsky, Ruggiero Ricci, and András Keller.

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photo: Marco Borggreve

Hugo Ticciati is a violinist with a uniquely intellectual approach to his work, incorporating aspects of literature, philosophy, spirituality and meditation. He embraces the world of contemporary music, collaborating with composers such as Sven-David Sandström, Albert Schnelzer, Anders Hillborg, Djuro Zivkovic, Leonardo Coral, Andrea Tarrodi, Tobias Broström, Thomas Jennefelt, Sergey N. Evtushenko, Esaias Järnegard, Wijnand van Klaveren. In the coming seasons he will be performing world premières of concertos dedicated to him in Europe, Asia, and North and South America. Hugo also loves devising concerts and events that combine music with dance, literature and more obscure arts such as kinetic painting and rock balancing.

Tamsin is the most exceptionally gifted young violinist I have ever encountered.
Ruggiero Ricci
It is very clear that Ticciati is one of tomorrow’s truly great musicians.
Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin
Tamsin Waley-Cohen held us rapt with daring and undaunted performances.
Hilary Finch in The Times
Hugo has a rare ability to convey a profound understanding of the music and shed light on its spiritual intent.
Arvo Pärt