Our Tuesdays Till Two lunchtime concerts are back! Our first season of seven concerts features performers who are all new to Tuesdays Till Two. Setting the ball rolling is the Lantivet Duo, whose members are violinist Anna Brigham and pianist Brendan Musk. These versatile players enjoy exploring music from different traditions, as well as mainstream violin and piano repertoire. Their programme is inspired by jazz and folk music from around the world, from India to the deep south of the USA, and features Ravel’s Violin Sonata as its centrepiece.
Our popular pop-up café will also return, so as ever St John’s will be open for an hour before the concert begins, with volunteers from the pop-up café team offering lots of home made sweet and savoury treats as well as hot and cold drinks.
The concert will begin promptly at 1pm. Admission is free, but those who are able to afford it are asked to make a donation. The suggested amount is £5.
Selections from Porgy and Bess – Gershwin, arr. Heifetz
Aalap and Tarana – Kala Ramnath
Cornish and Scottish Folk Medley
Violin Sonata in G – Ravel
Romanian Dances – Bartok
About the Lantivet Duo:
The Lantivet Duo first played together in the basement of a piano shop in west London. Over a feast of Lebanese mezze, they decided that they should do it again in some more exotic venues.
Anna Brigham is a Cornish violinist and violist who is in demand as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician, and loves finding new ways to interact with audiences. She is a member of the Florian quartet, and the Fortescue Duo. Recent projects she has curated include the ‘Close Quarters’ tour of Londoners’ living rooms, helping new people access classical music and meet their neighbours at the same time, and innovative school workshops teaching children how to listen to music by creating their own stories in response to string quartets. She enjoys exploring different genres of music, and has started learning folk and trad fiddle. She can be heard on the soundtracks to the Smurfs, the Mummy, and Attenborough documentary, “Our Planet”.
Brendan was a winner at the Moray International Piano Competition, and went on to study music at Cambridge, where he held an Instrumental Award for Chamber Music. Brendan loves accompanying and coaching students, as well as being a committed teacher. When not playing piano for the Lantivet duo, Brendan plays the trumpet and specialises in baroque trumpet as well as folk, funk and crossover music. This has taken him to an eclectic mix of venues, from the Wigmore Hall to Pizza Express!
Anna and Brendan are both members of the Multi-Story Orchestra, which appeared last summer at its 3rd BBC Prom, and does concerts and outreach projects in car parks with the aim of making music enjoyable for as many people as possible. Inspired by this, the Lantivet duo try to promote an atmosphere of inclusiveness and creativity in their performances.