Hugh Mackay & Michael Pandya

7:30pm, Thu, 13 Jun 2024

  • Event Details
  • Type of event: Performance
    Start time: 7:30pm
    End time: 9:30pm
    Venue: St James' Church
    Louth LN11 9YE
      See map below
    Ticket pricing/options: £16 unreserved seating

    Complimentary interval drinks will be served
    Tickets: Free admission to under 18s

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    Tickets will be available at the chuch door.

    Description: Hugh Mackay & Michael Pandya


    Hugh Mackay (cello)

    Michael Pandya (piano)

    Louth and District Concert Society presents Hugh Mackay and Michael Pandya in recital.

    Claude Debussy                    Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, L135
    Johann Sebastian Bach      Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
    Ludwig van Beethoven       Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 4 in C major, Op. 102 No. 1
    Johannes Brahms                 Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in F major, Op. 99

    Join us at St James’ this evening to be immersed in the sensual sound-world of violoncello and grand piano. Step into the elysian glades of Debussy’s D minor gem of a work, sharing with Beethoven’s late masterpiece a playful, pastoral landscape interspersing twinkling brooks with open pastures for quiet reflection. The behemoth of Brahms F major sonata encompasses an heroic opening, an affectionate slow movement, a tonic minor allegro appassionato full of bravura, and concludes with another nod to the bucolic, a graceful rondo.  In contrast, you will also hear the concentrated beauty of Bach's 2nd Suite for Solo Cello in his devotional key of D minor.

    The 2022 Suggia Gift recipient, a Dewar Arts Award winner and former Mozart Gesellschaft Dortmund scholarship holder, Scottish cellist Hugh Mackay is establishing himself as an independently minded young artist drawing inspiration from across musical eras and a broad range of artistic collaborations. His vibrant musical life denotes an eclectic range of performing styles and repertoire, from the inception of the cello to the present day, and he is noted for his inspired and provocative programming. An avid chamber musician, Hugh has collaborated with leading artists such as Lawrence Power and the Doric String Quartet. He made his concerto debut with the Bremer Philharmoniker in 2021 performing Schumann’s Cello Concerto in the Dortmund Konzerthaus and Die Glocke Bremen. He is currently based in London, UK.

    “Bursting with vitality...electric intensity…a startling interplay of power and delicacy” (Kirkcaldy Music Society)

    “Mind-blowing virtuosity” (Aberdeen Chamber Music Concerts)

    Michael Pandya is a BBC New Generation Artist. A former young artist at the Bayerische Staatsoper, he has performed alongside many high-calibre musicians including Graham Johnson, Željko Lučić, Jonathan Lemalu, Robin Tritschler, Michael Nagy, Ema Nikolovska and Freddie de Tommaso. Prizes include the Pianist Prize at the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition, the Gerald Moore Award, and the Kathleen Ferrier Awards. Recent highlights include performances at the Wigmore Hall, Bayerische Staatsoper, Wolf Akademie Stuttgart, Fundaçion Juan March Madrid, KlavierFestRuhr, Jubiläums Festival Munich, Oxford Lieder Festival, the Barbican Hall, Leeds Lieder Festival, and on BBC Radio 3


    Programme Notes
  • Files/resources
  • Hugh Mackay & Xiaowen Shang: Beethoven - Cello Sonata No. 4, Op. 102 No. 1: 1a. Andante - 1b. Vivace

    Hugh Mackay: Debussy - Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor

    Hugh Mackay: J.S. Bach - Suite for Solo Cello No. 3 in C, BWV 1009

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