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5 Dec 2007 00:00 - 00:00

Chloe Hanslip (violin) and Jiri Barta (cello)

The award winning young British violinist is a genuine rising star on the international scene. Jiri Barta is the most admired young Czech cello player of his generation. In a rare joint appearance, they will perform music by Martinu, Kodaly and Ravel.


Bohuslav Martinu

Duo No 1 for violin and cello, H. 157

Zoltan Kodály

Duo No 1 for violin and cello, Op 7

Maurice Ravel

Sonata for violin and cello


Chloë Hanslip – Violin


At the age of ten, Chloë Hanslip appeared as the 'infant prodigy violinist' in the film adaptation of Pushkin's Eugene Onegin, starring Ralph Fiennes and Liv Tyler. She is recognised for her contribution

to Maxim Vengerov's TV Master Class, and was the first instrumentalist invited by Bryn Terfel to play in the Opera Night at his Faenol Festival. She has performed for the Duke of Edinburgh in Windsor and Greenwich, given the European premiere of Sir John Tavener's Ikon of Eros, and the first performance

of the first extract of Andrew Lloyd-Webber's Phantasia on Phantom of the Opera. She is a regular participant in Open Chamber Music at Prussia Cove, working with Steven

Isserlis and Gerhard Schulz.


The richness and clarity of her tone is beyond learning ...

This is the sort of performance that secures a reputation for life.

Gramophone October 2006, Philip Clark





Jiri Bárta – Cello


Jiri entered onto the music scene at the turn of the 1990s to join the company of the international cellist league . He undertook studies in Prague with Josef Chuchro and Mirko Skampa, and in Cologne with Boris Pergamenschikov. He gained additional experience at the Piatigorsky seminar in Los Angeles and

attended master classes with Heinrich Schiff and Andre Navarra. In 1991 he received the Europäische Förderpreis für Musik, followed in that same year by the Rostropovich-Hammer Award in Los Angeles. He works with leading Czech and international orchestras and conductors.


His latest CD, with compositions by Kodaly and Novak were the Editor’s Choice in the British Gramophone Magazine.


Jirí Bárta plays a Gagliano cello built in 1785.




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Part of Czech Dreams, the second year of the international cultural project dedicated to European musical cooperation.



30 Kensington Palace Gardens
W8 4QY London
United Kingdom


5 Dec 2007 00:00 - 00:00


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