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VHI Series Grammars of Wonder culminates with a Lecture-Recital by Stephen Isserlis CBE

last modified Jun 08, 2018 03:24 PM

On Friday 1st June the VHI was delighted to host a Lecture-Recital on ‘Innocence and Wonder’ by the international cellist Steven Isserlis CBE, accompanied by pianist Tom Poster. The event, which took place in St Edmund’s Chapel, concluded the VHI annual series of events on the theme ‘grammars of wonder’.

Isserlis explored the themes of innocence and wonder in music, the most universal of arts. The talk was followed by a moving performance of César Franck’s Cello Sonata.

Acclaimed worldwide for his profound musicianship and technical mastery, Stephen Isserlis CBE enjoys a uniquely varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, educator, author and broadcaster. He appears with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, including the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Zurich Tonhalle and Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras; and gives recitals every season in major musical centres.

Tom Poster is a musician whose skills and passions extend well beyond the conventional role of the concert pianist. Tom studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and at King’s College, Cambridge, where he gained a Double First in Music. He won First Prize at the Scottish International Piano Competition 2007, and the keyboard sections of the Royal Over-Seas League and BBC Young Musician of the Year Competitions in 2000.

The recording is available HERE.

Please find here more photos of the event.
[Photos © Joe Howarth Photography]




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