Intimate Engagements Concerts

The 2016–17 season marks the 10th anniversary of Clare Hall’s Intimate Engagements concert series. Over the years we have been privileged to hear many fantastic concerts in which outstanding performers shared with us their thoughts 
and ideas about the programmes performed in the intimate setting of the college dining hall.

This year’s series opens with a gala concert to celebrate the series’
anniversary, featuring the acclaimed Vienna Piano Trio in a
programme exploring the links between Brahms and Beethoven.
 In the second concert, renowned cellist Adrian Brendel and pianist 
David Dolan explore the repertoire for cello and piano with a
 programme ranging from the Baroque to the 20th century. Violinist 
Matthew Trusler and cellist Thomas Carroll present a virtuosic programme
 of solo works by Bach alongside the two pillars of the violin and cello duo repertoire by Ravel and Kodaly. The acclaimed Brodsky Quartet concludes with the most iconic of all the Shostakovich quartetsno. 8 in C minor, op. 110, alongside works by Bach, Mendelssohn and Beethoven.

We look forward to welcoming you and to sharing the experience.

David Ibbetson                                  Abigail Dolan
                                         Artistic Director 

Learn more about Intimate Engagements for 2016-17


Clare Hall Concerts

Clare Hall Concerts are produced by individual members of the Music Committee. These take place on Saturday evenings or Sunday afternoons in the intervals between the Clare Hall's Intimate Engagements concerts. We offer performances and lectures of all kinds of music by top musicians, from folk and world music to classical and baroque.

Some of these are ticketed admission events, others are free admission, often with a retiring collection towards our costs. Using a small rolling budget from donations given generously by various college patrons, the Music Committee has brought Grammy award winners and world-renowned musicians to audiences of over a thousand people per year in informal recitals provided at low cost (or free) and open to all.

The Music Committee welcomes involvement and suggestions for concerts from college members. If you would like to help with any concerts or join the Music Committee, please get in touch with the College Secretary, Amanda Barclay at



Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 19:30

Endräkt String Quartet

Timothy Chua, violin
Juho Valtonen, violin
Tim Hansson Meng, viola
Thomas Vidal, cello


Beethoven String Quartet Op. 18 No. 3 in D major
Janacek String Quartet No. 1 'Kreutzer'
Tchaikovsky String Quartet Op. 11 No. 1 in D major

Free admission (retiring collection)

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