The Fibonacci Sequence

Wed 15 July 2020

The Fibonacci Sequence

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.

Andrew Marriner clarinet

Richard Skinner bassoon

Stephen Stirling horn

Robert Salter violin

Yuko Inoue viola

Ashok Klouda cello

Kathron Sturrock piano

Gillian Tingay harp

Every performance by the ‘Fibs’ includes programming that juxtaposes specific chamber music repertoires. These programmes are the brainchild of Kathron Sturrock, whose instinctive and inspired approach often includes less well-known works of the great composers. This year, in the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, The Fibonacci Sequence perform both versions of Opus 16, the original quartet for piano and string trio, and the version Beethoven made soon afterwards for piano and four winds. In the first concert, there is a particular focus on repertoire for harp and the second concert features music from the underrated British 20th Century composer Lennox Berkeley.


10.30am – 11.30am

J S Bach Sonata in G minor BWV 1020 (violin & harp)

C Saint-Saëns Fantasie (violin & harp)

J Turina Ciclo Plateresco, Theme and Variations Op. 100 (harp & piano)

J Guridi Viejo Zorticofor (harp solo)

R Clarke Midsummer Moon (violin & piano)

J S Bach Arioso from Piano concerto in F minor (violin & harp)

2.30pm – 3.30pm

L Berkeley Trio (horn, violin & piano)

J Ibert Cinq Piècesen trio (oboe, clarinet & bassoon)

L van Beethoven Quintet Op. 16 (oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn & piano)

5.30pm – 6.30pm

L van Beethoven Quartet Op. 16 (violin, viola, cello & piano)

E von Dohnányi Sextet

(clarinet, horn, violin, viola, cello & piano)