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Lunchtime Concert

RICHARD MARKSON & WALDSTEIN QUARTET

TUE 8 FEB / 13.05


Greta Papa violin
Daniel Pukach violin
Natalia Solis Paredes viola
Richard Markson cello
Miguel Villeda cello


Schubert String Quintet in C major, D. 956
I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Adagio
III. Scherzo. Presto – Trio. Andante sostenuto
IV. Allegretto



Richard Markson’s musical destiny was foreshadowed at the age of twelve when Paul Tortelier invited him to Paris to become his pupil. He later worked with Pierre Fournier, whose lifelong support became instrumental in the development of his solo career. A much acclaimed London début, following which The Times proclaimed him “A quite outstanding cellist”, led to engagements throughout the world. In addition to appearances in his native Britain, the USA and Europe, he has completed twenty-six world tours extending from the Far East to Latin America.
A new dimension to Richard’s career was initiated in the mid-eighties when he began to develop as a conductor under the guidance of his mentor, the distinguished American conductor, Ezra Rachlin. Since taking up the baton, conducting has claimed a significant proportion of his performing activities associating with orchestras as far afield as Australasia and South America and often featuring joint appearances as soloist and conductor. Chamber music plays an integral part in Richard Markson’s artistic life. For many years he partnered Michael Roll and Mayumi Fujikawa in a piano trio. He has also enjoyed musical partnerships with Peter Frankl, Nobuko Imai, Jean-Rodolphe Kars, Gerald Robbins, Cristina Ortiz, John O’Connor and Jorge Federico Osorio. The Markson/Osorio Duo began more than twenty years ago and has performed throughout Europe, Latin America and Japan.

In less than a year since its formation, the Waldstein Quartet have become an accomplished group with notable performances. They have played at Wigmore Hall, St James's, Piccadilly and other venues in London. They have won the Barbirolli chamber music competition and were finalists at the Cavatina Intercollegiate Chamber Music competition.
Playing music is what brings us together from all around the world. The joy we experience when performing can not be put into words, as wonderful feelings can hardly be expressed with organised speech. We humbly communicate to the audience what the intention of the composer is. We carefully blend those intentions with our own perceptions, including our life experiences, heritage and understanding of what music is.

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“From the heart, may it go back to the heart” – L. V. Beethoven

Old Royal Naval College Chapel / FREE

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This event finished on 08 February 2022.


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