Saturday, 25 September 2021
Catriona McDermid, bassoon, with the Florian String Quartet
8pm, doors open 7.30pm
Nicola LeFanu: Harlequin Memories
Roxanna Panufnik: Cantator et Amanda
Toby Young: Creation of Electricity
A late 18th or early 19th century quartet (Mozart, Schubert or Haydn)
Inspired by the experiments of Benjamin Franklin, Toby Young’s piece was originally composed for Catriona and the Navarra String Quartet.
Catriona read music at Lincoln College, Oxford and has recently graduated with distinction from her Masters degree at the Royal College of Music. She is in demand as an orchestral bassoonist, performing with leading period instrument ensembles such as Florilegium, English Baroque Soloists, English Touring Opera and Mozartists/Classical Opera and playing as guest principal with orchestras such as London Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Catriona is also a passionate chamber musician (and has previously played for us with the Magnard Ensemble, when they also performed a wonderful children’s programme as part of their 'Revolting Rhymes and Marvellous Music' project to celebrate Roald Dahl’s centenary).
Based in London and Manchester, the Florian Quartet's members trained at some of the UK's most prestigious conservatoires and universities, including the Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Royal Northern College of Music, Oxford and Birmingham Universities.
“The Florian had the audience in the palm of their hands and the edges of their seat … truly outstanding chamber music.” Donald Judge, Bollington Chamber Concerts, 2018
How to get tickets
Concert ticket: £15
Or buy as part of a Festival Pass - three concerts for just £46!
Members, children and students up to age 25 (on presentation of a valid student card): FREE
Tickets can be booked online via WeGotTickets (subject to 10% admin fee), or via the Membership Secretary.
Concert kindly sponsored by Stephen Massil