Music Club Concerts


90th Birthday Season 2019/20
Thu 10th October at 7:30pm
David Nettle & Richard Markham

Piano Duo (four hands one piano)

Venue: The King's School

Note change of date: now on THURSDAY 10th October

British pianists David Nettle & Richard Markham have been performing together for four decades, one of a handful of international ensembles whose dedication and commitment have stood the test of time.
The expertise and wealth of experience they bring to the concert platform coupled with the originality of their approach in this specialist medium gives them universal appeal. Almost unique among piano duos they have forged highly successful careers on both sides of the Atlantic, and Nettle & Markham - Britain's foremost piano duo - continue to be one of the most satisfying and entertaining partnerships before the public today.
Their vitality, remarkable ensemble, infectious enthusiasm and musical integrity ensures their continued popularity throughout the musical world.

Sponsored by Richard Marriott

Wed 6th November at 7:30pm
Equinox - Saxophone ensemble

Venue: The King's School

Versatile and original, the Equinox Saxophone Ensemble is a group of like-minded, accomplished saxophonists with a passion for exploring the possibilities the saxophone can offer. From early music, through classical transcriptions, original and contemporary works, folk and jazz, Equinox presents the saxophone as a chameleon-like instrument capable of taking on many personalities. The group's unique and compelling sound comes from the combination of instruments and the occasional use of electronics, keyboards and percussion, which provide variety and flexibility in the programming. Director Alistair Parnell is a leading proponent of electronic wind instruments, which are often featured in the Equinox line-up. Great emphasis is placed on presentation and making programmes accessible and enjoyable for a wide audience. Performances appeal to young and old, the regular concert-goer and casual listener alike. 

Sponsored by AH Music

Wed 4th December at 7:30pm
The Andy Lawrenson Trio

Venue: ChristChurch Finkin Street

The Andy Lawrenson Trio has been working together since around 2012, Andy now manages and gigs extensively with the trio, runs music workshops and teaches violin and guitar in North Yorkshire. Andy learned to play the violin through busking on the streets of Europe, Scandinavia, England, Scotland and Ireland.
Paul Grainger started playing the double bass comparatively late in the day yet has quickly become an in-demand player on the North East scene and further afield.
Simon O’Byrne has been a professional guitarist for over two decades. His accomplished guitar playing celebrates the style and swing of the jazz-genius Django Reinhardt, mixed with a flamenco flourish and echoes of the great Paco de Lucia.

Sponsored by:Pigott & Hall

Wed 8th January 2020 at 7:30pm
The Hermes Experiment with Oliver Pashley

Venue: ChristChurch Finkin Street

Winners of the Tunnell Trust Awards 2017, Park Lane Group Young Artists 2015/16 and winners of Nonclassical’s Battle of the Bands 2014, The Hermes Experiment is a contemporary quartet made up of harp, clarinet, voice and double bass. Capitalising on their deliberately idiosyncratic combination of instruments, the ensemble regularly commissions new works, as well as creating their own innovative arrangements and venturing into live free improvisation. The ensemble has commissioned over 50 composers at various stages of their careers.

Sponsored by a member of the Club

Wed 19th February 2020 at 7:30pm
The Odora Trio with Sophie Hindson

Venue: ChristChurch Finkin Street

This is a change of venue from some earlier information

The Odora Trio was formed in 2016 at the Royal Academy of Music. In May 2017 the trio were prize winners at the Isaacs and Pirani piano competition at the Royal Academy of Music. Since then, the trio has been under the guidance of eminent professors such as Andrew West, Richard Lester, William Fong, Adrian Brendel and members of the Doric Quartet. The trio looks forward to performances in Nottinghamshire, Oxford University, Canterbury Music Club, Elgar’s Birthplace and at Hay music festival in the summer. 

Sponsored by Brigadier Charles Smith

Wed 18th March 2020 at 7:30pm
The Kanneh-Mason Duo

Isata Kanneh-Mason (piano)
Braimah Kanneh-Mason (violin)

Venue: ChristChurch, Finkin Street

The Music Club has also formed close ties with the KANNEH-MASON family which culminated with Sheku performing with his sister ISATA so successfully in the final concert of the 2017-18 season. ISATA, who has just signed a record deal with Decca, now returns to perform with another member of this hugely talented family, her brother BRAIMAH. He studies at the Royal Academy and has already given critically acclaimed performances. There could not be a better way to end our 90th anniversary season.

Sponsored by Duncan & Toplis