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Alice Earll (violin)

Booth’s Bookshop Cinema (entrance in Brook Street, Hay-on-Wye)

Tickets £14 (students £7)

Tickets in person from Richard Booth's Bookshop, 44 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye

or by telephone: 01497 820322

or online through Booth's Bookshop

or at the door (but pre-booking strongly recommended as there are only 48 seats in the Cinema)

Please note:  time given for end of concert is approximate.

‘Dancing with Bach’

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Johann Sebastian Bach:   Partita No 3 in E major BWV 1006 

Johann Paul von Westhoff:   Suite No 1 for Solo Violin in A Minor

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber:   Passacgalia 

Johann Sebastian Bach:   Partita No 2 in D Minor BWV 1004

JS Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin are among the most exceptional pieces for unaccompanied violin and were modelled on some of the most popular dances of the baroque era. Find out about the dances Bach used, how he adapted them and the origins of his inimitable style. We will explore the history of the genre and discuss whether Bach’s composition was a singular work of genius or the pinnacle of a well-worn compositional path. Discover how composers such as Biber and Westhoff blazed the trail as much as half a century before Bach had written his collection and listen to their music all performed on an historical instrument. Join Alice for an evening of Bach, Westhoff and Biber and more with opportunities for discussion - and drinks.

Alice Earll is a young and engaging British violinist specialising in period instrument performance.  Alice studied under Pavlo Beznosiuk at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating in 2016 with a first-class degree and the Bickerdike Allen Prize for achievement.  She has since gone on to perform with the Academy of Ancient Music at the BBC Proms and as part of the Lincoln Centre's Mostly Mozart Festival.  She has also played at Shakespeare's Globe as part of 'Vivaldi's The Four Season - A Reimagining' with music by Max Richter and performed with various other groups such as the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Avison Ensemble, Ex Cathedra, Ensemble Marsyas and as a member of the European Union Baroque Orchestra (EUBO).  As a soloist, Alice has performed Telemann’s Concerto for Three Violins in F Major alongside Rachel Podger at the Wigmore Hall and given a series of lecture recitals about the development of unaccompanied violin music across the South West of England to much acclaim.  As a founding member of Ensemble Molière, Alice has performed at the Brighton Early Music Festival, Bruges Early Music Festival and made her BBC Radio debut on BBC Radio 3's In Tune.  She plays on a Thomas Kennedy violin on loan from the Harrison Frank Foundation. Forthcoming performances include 'Les Visionnaires' lunchtime concert as part of Leatherhead's Month of Baroque Music with Ensemble Molière and performances in Moscow and St Petersburg with The Tavener Choir, Consort and Players and Alice will be joining the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment on their tour of the Far East.

 From a recent review: “….. a stunning concert which will remain with us for a long time!  The last Chaconne was just breathtaking” - Jill Davies, Davies Music