We are returning to Malone House on 26th September, with a concert of music by Rachmaninoff, and some of the composers he respected. Rachmaninoff is often called the last great Romantic composer, born 150 years ago in 1873. We will play his cello sonata, arranged for viola and piano by Vadim Borisovsky, the famous Russian viola player. Chris will play a solo piano piece and we have other pieces by Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky for violin and piano. The concert begins at 7.30 pm and there will be a glass of wine in the interval, included in the ticket price – there will soon be a way of buying tickets on our tickets page.

Look out also for a lighter concert by us in Holywood Parish Church. This will be in September and the date will be finalised soon.


This was premiered on 29 January 2022, we raised £300 for Help Musicians.

Here are some photos from that recording –

serious point being made….
and the response…..

Here is a sample of video from the recording – we didn’t think this should make it into the final version –

Repertoire – violin and piano/harpsichord

BACH – sonatas
BARTOK – Hungarian Folk tunes
BERNSTEIN – West Side Story selection
BEETHOVEN – 10 violin sonatas
BRAHMS – 3 sonatas – FAE sonata movement
CORELLI – sonatas
Aaron COPLAND – Sonata – short pieces
DEBUSSY – sonata
DVORAK – sonatina – 4 Romantic pieces – 2 Waltzes
ELGAR – sonata
César FRANCK – sonata
FAURE – Sonatas and short pieces
GERSHWIN – Preludes
HEIFITZ – arrangement of Porgy and Bess (Gershwin)
JANACEK – short pieces
MOZART – sonatas
RAVEL – sonata
SCHUBERT – sonatas
SCHUMANN – short pieces
RICHARD STRAUSS – violin sonata
TARTINI – sonata “Didone Abbandonata
TELEMANN – sonatas
VIVALDI – sonatas

viola and piano/harpsichord

BACH – viola da gamba sonatas
BAX – Legend – Sonata – Concert piece
Lennox BERKELEY – sonata
BEETHOVEN – variations on a theme by Mozart
BRUCH – Romance – Kol Nedrei
BLOCH – suite
BRAHMS – 3 sonatas
BRITTEN – Lachrymae
Frank BRIDGE – 4 pieces – 2 pieces
Rebecca CLARKE – sonata – Morpheus – shorter pieces
CUI – Apassionata
HINDEMITH – sonata – shorter pieces
JOACHIM – Variations – Hebrew Melodies
Anton RUBINSTEIN – sonata – Andante
SCHUMANN – Märchenbilder – shorter pieces
SCHUBERT – Arpeggione sonata
VIVALDI – sonatas