TRMS Past Concerts (2022)

Evening concert


Verona Maier

Wednesday 16.11.2022

Verona Maier returned to Rickmansworth for the 2nd time

Verona Maier started studying the piano at the age of 6, at the School of Music and Visual Arts no. 2 from Bucharest, and from 1975 she became a student of the "George Enescu" Art High School, which she graduated in 1980, with Maria Spirescu, Maria Zaharescu and Angela Marbe as teachers. In the summer of the same year, she was admitted to the University of Music in Bucharest, where she completed her studies in the piano class of teachers Ioana Minei and Ana Pittis. In 1983 she received a scholarship from the French Government for the piano courses of the Nice Summer Academy. She has a PhD in music and, since 1990, teaches at the Bucharest National University of Music, currently being a chamber music professor and vice-rector of the institution.



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Evening concert


John Donegan Jazz Concert

Wednesday 19.10.2022

John Donegan Jazz Sextet returns to Rickmansworth for the 7th time

John was born in Cork but now lives in Chorleywood. He has performed in France, Spain and Portugal and at Birdland in New York.



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Evening concert


Maggini String Quartet

Friday 29.09.2022


The programme included...

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Quartet in C Minor Op.18 No.4

John Ireland (1879 - 1962)
Quartet no. 1 in D Minor

Antonin Dvorak (1841 - 1904)
String Quartet in A flat op.105



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Lunchtime concert


Purcell School Students

Wednesday 29.06.2022

Yoko Afi on cello
playing Haydn's Cello Concerto in C major Hob. VIIb:1

Seth Wilsher on violin
playing Viotti's Violin Concerto in G major, 1st movement

Arunima Peshwe on flute
playing Nocturne Allegretto Grazioso & Allegretto Scherzando by Boulanger and Taffanel



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Lunchtime concert

Organ Concert by

Samuel Bristow

Thursday 29.05.2022

Samuel Bristow is a versatile young musician currently based in London. While he specialises in the organ music of the French Baroque and German Romantic periods, he possesses an eclectic repertoire encompassing works from the fourteenth century to the present. Samuel is the organ scholar of St Paul's Cathedral, London. As one of the full time organists there, he gives recitals on the world-renowned organ and regularly accompanies and conducts services, working with the famous Cathedral Choir in the daily cycle of worship.

The programme included...
Works by -

J.S. Bach
W.A. Mozart (Fantasie in F Minor K.608)
Robert Schumann
Samuel Barber (Adagio for Strings in A Minor); and
David Halls



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Afternoon concert

Symphonia Academica

Saturday 02.04.2022

| Marimba: Alasdair Malloy |

Great concert...exhilarating music by

Vivaldi & Piazzolla

Symphonia Academica, one of England's most versatile string chamber music ensembles, performed not only The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi but also The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla, the king of the Argentine tango.



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Afternoon concert

Moody (violin) & Halls Brothers


Wednesday 09.03.2022

Daphne Moody (violin) Steven Halls (cello) David Halls (piano)

afternoon concert at 3.00 pm on Wednesday 9 March

They played -
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Sonata in C minor for Violin, Cello and Continuo, RV83
Frank Bridge (1879-1941)
Three Miniatures Set 1
1. Minuet;
2. Gavotte: Moderato;
3. Allegro con moto;
4. David Halls (b.1963) Quodlibet on Miniatures by Frank Bridge, especially composed for this performance
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Piano Trio No.2 in G minor, op.26


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Recital by

Roberts (viola) & Horton (piano)

Afternoon Concert


Rachel Roberts is one of Europe's leading violists and performs internationally as soloist and chamber musician.

Tim Horton is one of the UK's leading pianists, equally at home in solo and chamber repertoire. He is a founder member of both the Leonore Piano Trio and Ensemble 360 and has been a regular guest pianist with the Nash Ensemble. He was invited to make his solo debut at Wigmore Hall in 2016.

They played -
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Marchenbilder, op.113

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Sonata for Viola & Piano in F minor, op.120, no.1

a composition by Henri Francois Vieuxtemps

Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)
Viola Sonata


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TRMS Past Concerts


Verona Maier (2)
John Donegan Sextet (6)
Maggini Quartet (7)
Purcell School (7)
Organist Samuel Bristow
Symphonia Academica
Moody & Halls Brothers
Roberts & Horton


Purcell School (6)
Galliard Ensemble
Bowes (violin) & Maier (piano)
John Donegan Jazz Sextet
Jayne Walker (violin) & Steven Halls (cello)Duet
Iain Farrington and John Reid piano duet
Jayne Walker Piano Trio


Purcell School (5)
The Maggini String Quartet (6)
John Donegan Jazz Sextet
Hallses & Moody Quartet
Peter Nall Chamber Ensemble
Louise Thompson Harp Recital
John Donegan Jazz Quartet
Purcell School (4)
Ferio Saxophone Quartet


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Symphonia Academica (2)
Purcell School (3)
Maggini String Quartet (5)
Maggini String Quartet (4)
Gunning Speech on Rubbra's music
Thomas Bowes Violin Solo
Stokes (flute) & Lee (piano)
Butterworth Organ Recital
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John Donegan's Jazz Quartet
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Donegan Jazz Trio
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