Sunday 30 September 6pm Lawford Church
Simon Crawford-Philips piano

Britten              Suite for violin and piano Op. 6
Enescu             Sonata in A minor, Op 25
Janáček           Violin sonata
Debussy          Sonata in G minor

Katharine Gowers is a star of the violin world, with flawless technique, wonderful sound and a big personality. She has an unerring knack of finding and communicating the lyrical heart of any piece of music.

Since he last appeared at Roman River Festival, Simon Crawford-Phillips has played at the Wigmore Hall, toured some of the major concert halls of Europe, made two CDs, and made his debut directing the performance from the keyboard.

The programme is full of contrasts and surprises. The Enescu Sonata is romantic and expressive, with soaring melodies and sweeping piano writing. The playful early Suite by Benjamin Britten is full of tongue-in-cheek surprises. The dramatic sonata by Janáçek will be a fascinating foil to the beautiful moonlit sonata by Debussy.
Simon Crawford-Phillips

the tonal splendour and controlled passion of a Kyung Wha Chung 
The Sunday Times on Katharine Gowers

playing of extraordinary eloquence and skill 
Manchester online on Simon Crawford-Philips.

sparked by the brilliance of pianist Simon Crawford-Phillips ... satisfying and exciting at the same time. A remarkable recital
The Strad

Best seats £17.50
Chancel £12.50
Anyone aged 25 and under £7.50