Hull Chamber Music

Middleton Hall
University of Hull

Pettman Ensemble

Tuesday 3 December 2019, 7.30 pm

Middleton Hall

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Schubert Trio in E flat major, op.100
Beethoven Pastoral Symphony, arranged for piano, flute, violin and cello by Johann Nepomuk Hummel

Michael Endres, piano
Curt Thompson, flute
Edith Salzmann, cello.

The Pettman Ensemble is a flexible touring group of musicians from New Zealand and Australia dedicated to performing chamber music from early classical repertoire to music of today. Its core members are Michael Endres (piano), Uwe Grodd (flute), Curt Thompson (violin) and Edith Salzmann (cello). New Zealand’s most talented young artists join the group for larger formations.

The ensemble was formed by cellist and Pettman National Junior Academy Director Edith Salzmann in 2015. Previous tours took the Pettman Ensemble to the UK, Germany, Sain, Australia and New Zealand. The Thoroughly Good Blog of Classical Music reviewed a Pettman Ensemble performance at St. John’s Smith Square and called it: “a ravishing treat”, adding that “Schumann’s Piano Quintet was a glorious ebullient affair throughout”. The Ensemble was featured on the BBC website and in Radio 3’s InTune series.

In 2019, the Pettman Ensemble started an exciting recording project for the Naxos label; the first ever recording of Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s arrangements of the Beethoven Symphonies is well under way , with the Pastoral Symphony and the 2nd Symphony scheduled for release in 2020. This year’s tour to the UK, Latvia and Australia will feature these interesting works as well as various trio and duo combinations.


This concert follows our Festive Gala Event at 6 pm in the Middleton Hall Arts Cafe. For more details of that, click here.

The evening's programme
6 pm Festive Gala event in the Arts Cafe
(includes festive light supper, drinks, and musical entertainment)
7.30 Pettman concert in the auditorium
For full details, see the concert page.
Gala event only £20 pp
Gala event + concert £34
Concert only £14 (£5 for students, unwaged and disabled.
  The concert is included in the season ticket, so season ticket holders need only buy a gala event ticket.)

Tickets are available from or 0844 249 1000