Events

Saturday, 10 April 2021 - 8:00pm

Tune in live via YouTube from 8pm (GMT) on Saturday 10th April: https://youtu.be/FomtjoNARrI

RSVP on Facebook for a reminder: https://www.facebook.com/events/452799559329991

Cellist Adrian Bradbury explores music from the opposite ends of Bach's treasure-trove of music for solo cello - a genre that he virtually invented. The sixth and final Suite presents some of Bach's most ebullient, invigorating, infectious music. It was composed for a cello with an extra string (though Adrian plays it on the normal 4-string instrument, a technical feat in itself). Its six movements are interleaved with two short Bach-inspired 'Songs' by Philip Glass, reflecting a thoughtful and little-heard side of that composer. Pianissimo is a beautiful and enchanting work by Latvian composer Peteris Vasks which provides a perfect interlude before Adrian ends with Bach's familiar and much loved First Suite, music to heal the heart.

“Bradbury’s technique is dazzling, yet however showy the pyrotechnics get, he always returns to a simple, warm tone for the lyrical melodies.[….] In these strange times, these beautiful melodies, decorated with such virtuosic abandon and performed so effortlessly, provide the perfect balm.”

Programme:

Bach, Cello Suite no. 6 in D 

Glass,  Song III, VI

Vasks,  Pianissimo

Bach, Cello Suite no. 1 in G  

About the musician:

Adrian Bradbury began playing the cello at the age of seven and became a principal player of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. After studying Veterinary Science and Music at Churchill College, Cambridge he won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, after which he continued his studies in Berlin with Berlin Philharmonic solo-cellist Goetz Teutsch. He has performed concertos in seven European countries, and is in demand as guest principal with orchestras such as London Sinfonietta and the Royal Philharmonic.

Adrian makes regular chamber music broadcasts on BBC Radio with The Composers Ensemble, London Sinfonietta, Jane’s Minstrels, Chamber Domaine, Endymion, Trio Gemelli, Scottish Ensemble and Touchwood piano quartet – such concerts involve repeated appearances at the Wigmore Hall, the South Bank and the Carnegie Hall, together with major festivals (Cheltenham, Aldeburgh, City of London, Spitalfields, Huddersfield, Orkney, Nuremberg, Turku and Aarhus) and the BBC Promenade chamber music season. He has recorded on CD with all these groups (gaining 'Editor’s Choice' in Gramophone and ‘CD of the Month’ in the Daily Telegraph).

He is regularly invited to be Cello Professor for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, and to teach and examine cello students at the Royal Academy of Music, London, where he is also Music and Science Coordinator. Adrian also holds a degree in natural science from Cambridge University and has collaborated with neuroscientists in studies on behavioural and neurological changes in string players during performances.

Monday, 12 April 2021 - 6:00pm

Clare Hall Tutorial Office and Graduate Student Body are happy to introduce the second season of Yoga with our Life Member Rosana.

Weekly sessions will resume on Monday 12th April and will continue every week throughout the months of April, May and June. A new time for these sessions is Mondays from 6-7pm.

We warmly invite and encourage all students, Fellows, Tutors, families and staff of Clare Hall to join these sessions, meet new like-minded individuals, relax and improve your wellbeing. 

Details to join:

https://zoom.us/j/99956523087#success

Meeting ID: 999 5652 3087

Passcode: 699405

Monday, 19 April 2021 - 6:00pm

Clare Hall Tutorial Office and Graduate Student Body are happy to introduce the second season of Yoga with our Life Member Rosana.

Weekly sessions will continue every Monday throughout the months of April, May and June, from 6-7pm.

We warmly invite and encourage all students, Fellows, Tutors, families and staff of Clare Hall to join these sessions, meet new like-minded individuals, relax and improve your wellbeing. 

Details to join:

https://zoom.us/j/99956523087#success

Meeting ID: 999 5652 3087

Passcode: 699405

Saturday, 24 April 2021 - 7:30pm

Serbian pianist Ljubica Stojanovic shares a livestreamed concert to raise funds and awareness for the Raymond Nicolet Trust, on Saturday 24th April from 8pm.

Programme:

Mozart: Rondo in A minor K511

Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a theme by Handel Op 24

Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit

Location:

YouTube livestream from Clare Hall. Access the concert at https://youtu.be/P2KHy_HjKMU

About the musician:
Stojanovic is the first-prize-winner of over 20 national and international competitions, including the Windsor International Piano Competition in 2015, the Grand Prix International Competition for young pianists in Geneva, the National Competition of the Republic of Serbia in Belgrade and the Competition of Young Yugoslavian pianists. She also won second prize at the 5th Memorial Isidor Bajic in Novi Sad, Serbia.

She has collaborated with the Witold Lutoslawski Philharmonia from Wroclav, soloists from the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, the Serbian Radio Television Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra in Belgrade.  In 2015, Stojanovic became an artist for the Concordia Foundation in London and for KNS Classical Record Label in Spain. 

This concert is free, but if you would like to make a small donation to support children’s education in Serbia, follow this link: https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/3668482

Monday, 26 April 2021 - 6:00pm

Clare Hall Tutorial Office and Graduate Student Body are happy to introduce the second season of Yoga with our Life Member Rosana.

Weekly sessions will continue every Monday throughout the months of April, May and June, from 6-7pm.

We warmly invite and encourage all students, Fellows, Tutors, families and staff of Clare Hall to join these sessions, meet new like-minded individuals, relax and improve your wellbeing. 

Details to join:

https://zoom.us/j/99956523087#success

Meeting ID: 999 5652 3087

Passcode: 699405

Wednesday, 28 April 2021 - 7:00pm

This Tutorial event brings together students and Fellows to talk about their work in a relaxed social setting.

We very much look forward to meeting in person, as soon as this is safe and permitted.

28th April, from 7pm. Further details to follow.

Monday, 3 May 2021 - 6:00pm

Clare Hall Tutorial Office and Graduate Student Body are happy to introduce the second season of Yoga with our Life Member Rosana.

Weekly sessions will continue every Monday throughout the months of April, May and June, from 6-7pm.

We warmly invite and encourage all students, Fellows, Tutors, families and staff of Clare Hall to join these sessions, meet new like-minded individuals, relax and improve your wellbeing. 

Details to join:

https://zoom.us/j/99956523087#success

Meeting ID: 999 5652 3087

Passcode: 699405

Tuesday, 4 May 2021 - 8:00pm

In this Book Club meeting we'll discuss Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier.

 'A meditative novel that builds uncanny power...it maintains a remarkable immediacy that makes for a rare reading pleasure' - Joseph Olshan, San Francisco Chronicle

Tuesday 4th May 2021, from 8pm

Until we can meet without face coverings, we will be holding book club meetings online by video conference (Zoom). All those on the book club mailing list will receive a link to join each month's Zoom meeting. If you are not on the mailing list and would like to be, please send an email to Katrina Wilkinson, Office Administrator (office.administrator@clarehall.cam.ac.uk) confirming your Clare Hall connection and putting the following as the email title: I would like to join the Book Club mailing list.

Learn more about the Book Club.

Saturday, 8 May 2021 - 8:00pm

Daniela Rossi -" ... a very rare combination of energy, expression and perfect technique" - Leo Brouwer, composer and guitarist.

Enjoy a guitar recital by Rossi on Saturday 8th May from 8pm, livestreamed via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0Zq1BOjH7M

The concert will be based on the ancient theme 'The Folia of Spain', finishing with a world premiere piece dedicated to Rossi, by British composer Vincent Lindsey-Clark.

Programme

Les Folìes d'Espagne - François Le Cocq (Belgium, 1685-1729)

Variazioni sul Tema Della Follia Di Spagna - Giuliani, Mauro (Italy, 1781-1829)

Folias de España: Theme, 20 variations and Fugue - Manuel María Ponce (México, 1882-1948)

The New Folias - Vincent Lindsey- Clark (United Kingdom, 1956) 

About the musician

Daniela Rossi is an exciting classical guitarist from Argentina. She studied guitar with Eduardo González Velasco at the Conservatory of Bahía Blanca, her hometown, where she graduated in 2006. Since then she has studied with many leading guitarists and teachers worldwide, including Eduardo Isaac, Victor Villadangos, Graham Devine and others. She studied for four years at the Segovia Guitar Academy in Pordenone, Italy, with Paolo Pegoraro and Adriano del Sal.

Currently based in Cambridge, UK, Rossi regularly performs in Latin America, Europe and UK in solo recitals, in duets and small ensembles. She has been guest artist at many important festivals. Her orchestral debut was at the age of 21 in México, performing the Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo with the University of Hidalgo Symphony Orchestra. She went on to perform Rodrigo's Concierto in Argentina with the Bahía Blanca Symphony Orchestra , in Chile with the Chile Symphony Orchestra, and in London’s Kings Place with Newham Philharmonic. Rossi is comfortable with music from all periods. She is particularly interested in the music of romantic composer Giulio Regondi, and has explored his language in depth over the last few years. As a result of this interest, she has just recorded a CD featuring Regondi's works, including the Etudes. Rossi also enjoys performing music by contemporary composers written for guitar, and worked on several new pieces commissioned by the International Guitar Foundation in London, such as Graham Lynch’s “Orpheus” for guitar and orchestra, giving the first concert performance at London’s Kings Place with the Newham Philharmonic. She has a deep understanding of the music of her native Argentina, which she plays on the CD “Invierno Porteño” with her duet partner, Argentinian guitarist Sebastian Pompilio.

Rossi has won numerous performance awards and prizes across South America and Europe, including First Prize in the London International Guitar Competition (2015), Second Prize in the Heinsberg Guitar Competition and Festival in Germany (2017), and First Prize in the prestigious XXXVI Luis Sigall International Music Competition held in Viña del Mar, Chile (2009). Rossi combines her performing career with an equally successful teaching career. She works with players of all ages and all levels, helping them to extend their musicality and technical competence. She recently played and gave masterclasses at the Antewerp Festival in Lier, Belgium and the Hamburger Gitarrentage in Hamburg, Germany, for the Toronto Guitar Society, Canada (online event), for the Latino Arts Strings Program (USA, online event), for the Fundación Guitarra Viva Ernesto Quezada (Chile, online event)

Monday, 10 May 2021 - 6:00pm

Clare Hall Tutorial Office and Graduate Student Body are happy to introduce the second season of Yoga with our Life Member Rosana.

Weekly sessions will continue every Monday throughout the months of April, May and June, from 6-7pm.

We warmly invite and encourage all students, Fellows, Tutors, families and staff of Clare Hall to join these sessions, meet new like-minded individuals, relax and improve your wellbeing. 

Details to join:

https://zoom.us/j/99956523087#success

Meeting ID: 999 5652 3087

Passcode: 699405