Events

Saturday, 13 November 2021 - 9:00am

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13 November 2021 (all day).

Saturday, 13 November 2021 - 7:30pm

Join us for Clare Hall's first Intimate Engagements concert of 2021/22, with Alexander Karpeyev on piano and Natalia Lomeiko on violin.

13 November 2021, 7.30pm
Clare Hall Dining Room

This concert puts in perspective two major works of the violin and piano literature. Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata needs little introduction as it is one of the most famous works of the composer. Nikolai Medtner, who died 70 years ago in London, and whose anniversary this concert celebrates, is gradually emerging as a major figure of twentieth century music. Once recognised by Rachmaninoff as the greatest composer of his time, he then fell into neglect, defended only by a handful of musicians who dared to confront the status quo. The younger generation has now embraced his music, and it is a pleasure to see talented musicians Natalia Lomeiko and Alexander Karpeyev tackling his 3rd Sonata Epica, one of his most ambitious work, in a concert that should be a fascinating opening to this year’s series.


Programme:

-Beethoven: Kreutzer Sonata

-Medtner: 3rd sonata Epica


Tickets: £15, £10 students, £5 children
Booking will open shortly.


About the musicians

Natalia Lomeiko:

Born into a family of musicians in Novosibirsk, Russia, Natalia has established herself internationally as a versatile performing artist. 

Since her debut with the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of seven, Natalia performed as a soloist with many orchestras, such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Lord Menuhin, Philharmonia, Singapore Symphony, New Zealand Symphony, Auckland Philharmonia, Christchurch Symphony, Tokyo Royal Philharmonic, Moscow State Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony, Adelaide Symphony, St.Petersburg Radio Symphony, Nice Philharmonic, Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra among many others. 

Natalia has collaborated with such distinguished conductors as Lionel Bringuier, Matthias Bamert, Arvo Volmer, Olari Elts, Vladimir Verbitsky, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Eckehard Stier, Mikhail Gerts, Valery Poliansky, Pavel Kogan, Yuri Simonov, Vladimir Ashkenazy and many others.

Following her wins at 'Premio Paganini' and Michael Hill International Violin Competitions, Natalia recorded with pianist Olga Sitkovetsky for Dynamic, Fone, Trust Records, Atoll and with violinist/violist Yuri Zhislin for Naxos.

Natalia has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician in such prestigious venues as the Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Kings Place, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Buckingham Palace, the Barbican and the Royal Festival Hall. She has performed chamber music with such distinguished musicians as Maxim Vengerov, Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, the late Boris Pergamenschikov, Tabea Zimmerman, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Schlomo Mintz, Daishin Kashimoto, Natalie Clein, Nicholas Daniel, Vadim Repin, Claudio Bohorquez and many others.

Natalia has been appointed a Professor of Violin at the Royal College of Music in London in 2010 and currently resides in London.

Alexander Karpeyev:

Featured as ‘One to watch’ in International Piano magazine, Alexander is a Russian pianist resident in the UK, who has performed throughout the UK and Europe and toured in the USA, Canada and Russia as a concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician.

Karpeyev trained at the Moscow Conservatory with Vera Gornostayeva and Alexander Mndoyants and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama under Joan Havill. He is the winner of the Dudley International Piano Competition as well as the Norah Sande Award and the holder of a Silver Medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians. In 2014 he completed a performance practice doctoral degree at the City University, based on the Edna Iles Medtner Collection at the British Library. Karpeyev is often asked to give masterclasses and lectures on Russian performing practice.

‘Sasha’ is passionate about communicating his ideas on Romantic 19th and early 20th-century piano repertoire, and in particular exploring the works of virtuoso pianist-composers. A Medtner specialist, he became deeply immersed in Medtner’s music and approach to music-making while working on his doctoral degree, and his contact with unique performing practice evidence informs his own playing. In 2019 he gave the Algerian premiere of Chopin’s F minor Concerto with the Algerian National Opera Orchestra under Maestro Amine Kouider.

He devotes considerable time to promoting Russian music in London as the Music Curator of the Pushkin House Music Salon in Bloomsbury, where he appears both as a soloist and collaborator with guest artists. He also has a mission to devise and direct music festivals that imaginatively combine performance and scholarship.


Useful information

  • Accessibility details: full step-free access, accessible toilet, lift.
  • Find directions on how to get to Clare Hall and contact details here.
  • Read up-to-date information relating to Covid-19 and visiting Clare Hall on this page.
  • For media enquiries, please email Katherine Selby, Communications & Marketing Manager.

 

Friday, 3 December 2021 - 8:00pm

The Anthony Low Building (ALB) bar presents its monthly cocktail evening. (First Friday of every month).

Friday 3 December, 8-11pm.

The ALB is home to the Clare Hall student bar. The bar is fully student-run, and its open-air balcony is a great place to enjoy a drink, providing a view of the Fellows' Garden. The ALB can be located on this map of the College.

Sunday, 5 December 2021 - 6:00pm

Board games, music, and kids’ drinks at the Anthony Low Building (ALB)'s student bar. Pool and foosball for the big kids.

This Family Evening will run on the first Sunday of every month, with the inaugural event taking place on Sunday 5 December, 6-8pm.

The ALB is home to the Clare Hall student bar. The bar is fully student-run, and its open-air balcony is a great place to enjoy a drink, providing a view of the Fellows' Garden. The ALB can be located on this map of the College.

Tuesday, 7 December 2021 - 8:00pm

In this Book Club meeting we'll discuss A Thousand Splendid Suns (2007), a novel by Khaled Hosseini, set in Afghanistan.

'A Thousand Splendid Suns is a triumph. In Hosseini, Afghanistan has at last found a voice' - The Financial Times

Tuesday 7 December 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 Sarah Garrison via operations.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.


 

Thursday, 9 December 2021 - 8:00pm

Prove your trivia knowledge and win prizes in the student bar's Pub Quiz.

Thursday 9 December, 8-11pm.

The Anthony Low Building (ALB) is home to the Clare Hall student bar. The bar is fully student-run, and its open-air balcony is a great place to enjoy a drink, providing a view of the Fellows' Garden. The ALB can be located on this map of the College.

Saturday, 8 January 2022 - 8:00pm

Further details soon.

Saturday, 5 February 2022 - 8:00pm

Award-winning Russian pianist Victor Maslov plays a concert of works by S. Rachmaninoff at Clare Hall, to raise funds and awareness for the Raymond Nicolet Trust.

Saturday 5 February, 8pm.


About the musician

Coming of an eminent musical family Victor gave his first concert performance at the age of nine.  He studied initially at the Gnessin Moscow Special School of Music, and also took masterclasses with the great Dmitry Bashkirov. International recognition came fully ten years ago with a concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall, where he was acclaimed for the breath of his mastery of the repertoire. Indeed, listening closely to his recordings reveals the depth of empathy for the singular properties of composition in all the main historical idioms: baroque, romantic and modernist. In the last decade he has played with numerous major orchestras internationally and won many piano competitions, a rise crowned by his winning the Moscow Rachmaninov piano competition in 2020.

Victor currently holds the prestigious Carne Trust Fellowship at the Royal College of Music in London where he is studying with Professor D. Alexeev and V. Latarche. It is a distinctive feature of this Fellowship that the holder is an ambassador for the college and contributes to its life and public profile in diverse ways.


Location: Dining Hall, Clare Hall, Herschel Road, Cambridge CB3 9AL.

Tickets: £15 (adults), £10 (children/students). To book tickets, please email info@raymondnicolettrust.com, call 07931 287046, or follow instructions on this webpage.


 

Saturday, 5 February 2022 - 8:00pm

Further details to follow.

Saturday, 19 February 2022 - 7:30pm

Join us for this Intimate Engagements concert on Saturday 19 February 2022. Clare Hall Dining Room, 7.30pm.

St John’s Voices, Graham Walker (direction), Patrick Hemmerle (piano), Ben de Souza (accordion).


Programme:
Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, written in 1863, belies its title by its scope. A true Missa Solemnis, lasting well over an hour, its composition took Rossini out of retirement after 30 years of near silence. It will be presented here in a setting that is close to the one originally envisaged by the composer: a small choir, four soloists, one piano and the harmonium part taken by the accordion.

The work thus regains an intimacy, almost a modesty which was at the heart of Rossini’s conception: 'Dear Lord, here it is finished, this poor little mass. Have I just written sacred music, or rather, sacrilegious music? I was born for opera buffa, as you well know. Not much technique, a little bit of heart, that's all. Blessings to you and grant me Paradise.'


Tickets: £20, £10 students, £5 children.

Booking will open in December.


Useful information

  • Accessibility details: full step-free access, accessible toilet, lift.
  • Find directions on how to get to Clare Hall and contact details here.
  • Read up-to-date information relating to Covid-19 and visiting Clare Hall on this page.
  • For media enquiries, please email Katherine Selby, Communications & Marketing Manager.