Spotlight on Chetham’s

Wed 15 July 2020

Spotlight on Chetham’s

It is with great regret that for the first time in forty years we must cancel the Buxton International Festival in July 2020. This is an enormous disappointment but the health and well-being of our audience, our volunteers, the BIF team and all the artists involved is of primary concern. By taking this difficult decision now we are safeguarding the Festival for the Future. Read our full statement here.

Please save the dates for next year’s Festival taking place 2 – 18 July 2021.

Violin, Clarinet and Piano

J Brahms Sonata for piano and violin No.1 Op. 78 (violin)

C M von Weber Grand duo concertant Op. 48 (clarinet)

D Milhaud Suite for violin, clarinet and piano Op. 157b

We are delighted to celebrate our relationship with the largest specialist Music School in the UK, and the only one based in the north of England, by putting their rising stars of the future in the spotlight. Martyn Parkes (piano) will be the accompanist playing for Lucy Holmes (violin) and Robbie Jansen (clarinet). Their wonderfully fresh programme opens with one of Brahms’ most lyrical compositions, and is followed, in complete contrast, by a virtuoso showstopper by Weber.

They finish with an inventive work by Milhaud, which includes both the composer’s trademark Brazilian and jazz influences as intimately tuneful duet passages for violin and clarinet.