Malvern WR14 3DR
Robert Plane – Clarinet
Sacconi String Quartet
Ben Hancox violin, Hannah Dawson violin,
Robin Ashwell viola, Cara Berridge cello
Haydn String Quartet in G, Op.76, No.1
York Bowen Phantasy Quintet for bass clarinet and strings, Op.93
Glazunov Oriental Reverie for clarinet and strings, Op.14
Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115
Robert Plane won the Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition in 1992. Since then his solo and chamber career has taken him to prestigious venues across Europe and beyond; his performance of Mozart’s Clarinet concerto at Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts was broadcast live to a TV audience of 6 million.
He is a successful recording artist and is particularly highly regarded for his solo recordings for Naxos. His account of Finzi’s Clarinet Concerto won Classic CD Magazine’s ‘Best Concerto Recording’ Award and was selected as BBC Radio 3’s recommended version in ‘Building a Library’. His recording of Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps with the Gould Trio (performed by them at the Club in 2008) was praised by BBC Music Magazine as the ‘best modern account’ of this monumental work.
The award-winning Sacconi String Quartet is recognised for its unanimous and compelling ensemble, consistently communicating with a fresh and imaginative approach. Performing with style and commitment, the Quartet is known throughout the world for its creativity and integrity of interpretation. Formed in 2001, its four founder members continue to demonstrate a shared passion for string quartet repertoire, infectiously reaching out to audiences with their energy and enthusiasm. The Quartet have enjoyed a highly successful international career, performing regularly throughout Europe, at London’s major venues, in recordings and on radio broadcasts. The Sacconi is Quartet in Association at the Royal College of Music and Associate Artist at the Bristol Old Vic.
We welcome them back to the Club after their first visit in 2007.