The KCMS new year concert sees a welcome return of Polish violinist Bartosz Woroch and pianist Robert Thompson, playing works by Bach, Richard Strauss and Beethoven. Exquisite, young Guernsey-born pianist Tom Hicks returns to Leighton House in February, following the enthusiastic reception he received last year. In March we welcome accompanist William Vann in our recital London: Flower of Cities with Katie Bray (mezzo soprano) and Gareth Brynmor John (baritone).
Clare Hammond (piano) and Richard Birchall (cello) join forces in April to play works by Barber, Beethoven and Brahms. The final concert of the season will be performed by the YCAT-selected Trio Isimsiz.
I am also delighted to report that Will Vann, Director of Music at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, has agreed to act as my Co-Chairman of the Society, subject to the approval of the AGM. I very much hope that many of you will take advantage of the Friends' season ticket, attend the AGM and reinforce your championship of KCMS.
Last but not least, I must express my huge gratitude to Mountgrange Heritage, whose generous sponsorship and support enable us to continue to prosper and hire such exceptional musical talent for our audiences to enjoy – in an unrivalled local venue.