What’s up next for the Broadstone Music Series

Opera Gala SingersAfter a fabulous summer with the Opera Gala at Hurn Court, the Summer School and some of the young musicians playing at private event and on stage ahead of the BSO open air concert we are ready to get back into the the swing of things with the Autumn series of concerts.

Dates for your diary are:
28th October 2016 – Shades of Autumn – featuring the talents of Poole’s Young chamber musicians. An evening concert at St John’s in Broadstone 7.30pm, ticket prices tbc – watch this space for full details and programme.

13th November 2016 – We are delighted to be able to welcome students from the renowned Purcell School to the Broadstone Music Series. We have been waiting to bring this concert to you for some while and so pleased that we have finally found a date, will be one not to miss.

16th December 2016  –  6.45pm Christmas Concert at Methodist Church Centre, Broadstone – Our annual seasonal concert, which is always a great evening with young and older musicians, professionals, students and amateurs alike – a musical celebration at Christmas – full details to follow.

Vinyl Gems of Violin – 4th June 2016

We are delighted to have the opportunity to have the award-winning violinist, Dunja Lavrova, playing here in Broadstone.  Do read her website – the tour that she is planning is going to be amazing and we are incredibly lucky to have Dunja at our series and very proud to be supporting this wonderfully talented musician to help get this project off the ground.

Tickets are £10 and £3 for students – includes interval refreshments

Venue: Broadstone United Reformed Church, Broadstone, BH18 9AB


E.Hallfter arr. J.Heifetz: Danza de la Gitana

N.Paganini: Adagio Flebile from Concerto N4

N.Rimsky-Korsakov arr. F.Kreisler: Hymn to the Sun

N.Rimsky-Korsakov arr. F.Kreisler: Scheherazade

J.S. Bach : Chaconne (from D-minor Partita for solo violin)
G.Catoire: Elegy

S.Rachmaninoff arr. J.Heifetz: Daisies

C.Debussy arr J.Heifetz: L’apres-midi d’un Faune

J.Achron arr. L.Auer: Hebrew Lullaby

D.Shostakovich arr. Tsyganov: Prelude in C-sharp minor

G.Gershwin arr. J.Heifetz: Prelude N2

trad./ arr. J.Heifetz: Deep River

M.Ponce arr. J Heifetz: Estrellita

P.Sarasate: Habanera



Award-Winning violinist Dunja Lavrova presents her project “Vinyl Gems of Violin” in concert with Sophia Rahman, piano.
The programme will consist of 12 violin miniatures, both popular and rare. Dunja will narrate this recital, introducing pieces as the evening progresses. Music will include pieces by Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakov, Debussy, Shostakovich, Gershwin, Sarasate, J.S.Bach and others, including arrangements by Jascha Heifetz and Fritz Kreisler.
Money raised at the concert will go towards covering the costs of Dunja’s UK tour, a brief description of which you can read here:
“This tour is an idea to recreate the unique experience and magical atmosphere of the musical soirees of the early part of 20th century, where the great violinists like Fritz Kreisler and Jascha Heifetz performed their favourite violin miniatures. During this tour, Dunja will be reintroducing some of the long-forgotten out-of-print scores popular in the Golden Age of violin playing. Concerts will take place at 12 small vintage cinemas around UK, the nostalgic ambiance of which would create a special, intimate environment, with its dry accountings mimicking the sound of old studio records. Dunja will be narrating the recitals with stories and anecdotes from that period and familiarising the audience with the history behind the less familiar scores.”
About donations:
Making something as original as the Vinyl Gems of Violin tour happen requires very substantial funds and partnerships. Putting together just one out of twelve concerts of this tour can cost up to £4,000. However, everyone who is collaborating with Dunja on this tour already strongly believe that it will all be worth it as this project aims to bring something unique to today’s classical music world and they hope that it gets you as excited about it as they are.
Dunja will be extremely grateful for all the donations made towards her “Vinyl Gems of Violin” tour, whatever size they might be! She will give back personal “thank you” gifts for every donation. Highlights of such gifts include signed CDs/ photographs; tickets to tour concerts and behind-the-scenes rehearsals; personal solo recital given by Dunja at an event/ venue of your choice; arrangement of your favourite piece made by Dunja especially for you; full page about you or your business, or your dedicatee inside the tour concert programme; “sponsored by” banners; opportunity to advertise; and much more…

Please visit www.dunjalavrova.com/tour to find out more about relevant gifts based on donation sizes. You can donate today, in person, by cash or personal cheque, or by visiting Dunja’s tour page on her website where you can make secure card payments or contact Dunja directly to find out other ways to donate.

Please remember that ALL donations are extremely important in order to get this project off the ground!

Performer Biographies:
Born in Russia, violinist Dunja Lavrova moved to The U.K. at the age of 13. She began her studies at St Petersburg’s School for Exceptionally Gifted Children, in class of Vera Dobrynina. She won a prize at her first competition (Mravinsky Competition in St Petersburg) at the age of 10, and by the age of 11 had already toured Germany and Peru, appeared on Russian and Peruvian National Television, performed Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with St Petersburg’s leading orchestras and won a special prize at the Shostakovitch Competition in Hannover.
She moved to U.K. when she won a full scholarship to study at The Yehudi Menuhin School in class of Natasha Boyarsky and, later, Maciej Rakowski. Upon graduation from the Yehudi Menuhin School, Dunja continued her studies with Maciej Rakowski under full scholarship at the Royal College of Music and subsequently graduated with Tagore Gold Medal, presented to her by HRH Prince Charles.
Whilst a U.K. student, she has won numerous prizes and awards, including the prestigious Young Artist of the Year at the Arts Club (presented by David Attenborough) in 2004. The event took place at The Arts Club and was broadcast on Russian National Television.
During her studies, Dunja was selected to participate in masterclasses with world-leading musicians, including Mstislav Rostropovich, Igor Oistrakh, Pierre Amoyal, Zahar Bron, Zvi Zeitlin, Dora Schwarzberg and others.
Dunja has performed as a soloist at the St Petersburg Philharmonia Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, National Gallery, Kings Place, St John’s Smith Square and Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and Soho Jazz club as well as at numerous other concerts and festivals around the U.K., Europe, Russia and South America.
She has also performed violin concertos with various orchestras, including Russian National Television and Radio Orchestra, The Concert Orchestra of St Petersburg, English Symphony Orchestra, Russian Virtuosi of Europe, Kent Sinfonia, King’s Chamber Orchestra (London), Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra, London Concertante and others
As a chamber musician, she has given recitals at various prestigious venues such as Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Soho Jazz Club and appeared on French National Television with Ensemble Metamusika, of which she is the Leader and Director.
In the summer of 2014 Dunja participated in highly exclusive masterclasses with Pierre Amoyal and Robert Levin at Academie de Musique in Lausanne. That same year she signed a record deal with Solo Musica/ Naxos to record her debut solo album, “My Dusty Gramophone”. The album is now available worldwide and has already received many positive reviews and media attention, including airplays on BBC Radio 3 and 6, review inside BBC Music Magazine and a full feature in Classical Music Magazine’s May 2015 issue.
In December 2015 Dunja made her Moscow debut in Bol’shoy Theatre, performing piano trios with distinguished cellist Alexandr Kniazev and international solo pianist Andrei Korobeinikov, which was a great success.

Sophia Rahman has recorded concertos with the Scottish Ensemble, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and twenty-five chamber discs for companies including Linn records, CPO , Guild, Naxos, ASV, Dutton/Epoch, Meridian and Resonus.

She has acted as a class pianist for IMS/Prussia Cove for Kim Kashkashian, Atar Arad, Hartmut Rohde and, for the last six years, Steven Isserlis. Since 1994 she has acted as official accompanist for the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, and has also appeared for the Barbirolli International Oboe Competition and the Samling Foundation, as well as the 2013/14 inaugural Australian Cello Awards. She was a class pianist for the last few years of masterclasses given by William Pleeth at the Britten Pears School.

Together with colleagues Robert Plane (clarinet) and Philip Dukes (viola), she was Artist-in-Residence at Queen’s University, Belfast for eight years, where she developed her  love of teaching. She is currently a guest-coach on the string Masters programme at the University of Limerick.
Alongside her touring schedule she has given masterclasses at conservatoires throughout the UK and in Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Sweden, Finland (coaching chamber music at Sibelius Junior Academy), Estonia, Sri Lanka and New Zealand. She is also a member of Trittico with John Anderson (oboe) and Nancy Ruffer (flute). She has appeared in recital with Steven Isserlis, Thomas Riebl, distinguished wind players such as Karl Leister and Alex Klein, and also works regularly with her partner, the violinist, violist and conductor Andres Kaljuste.

Sophia Rahman studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School with Peter Norris, with additional guidance from Vlado Perlemuter and Louis Kentner.
She took a first-class honours degree in English from King’s College, London and completed her piano studies at the Royal Academy of Music with Alexander Kelly and Malcolm Martineau.
She was the winner of the Royal Overseas League’s Accompanist Award and the Liza Fuchsova Memorial Prize for a chamber music pianist in consecutive years.

Spring Young Soloists Concert

Our next concert is on 16th April at Broadstone United Reformed Church BH18 9AB, at 7.30pm. It will be given by young advanced soloists in aid of the Richard Ely Trust for Young Musicians and Gully’s Place. One of the soloists will be Polly Bartlett, who will have been on TV the previous evening in the BBC Young Musician of the Year.

There are interval refreshments of wine and soft drinks, entry  by donation on the door. Interval drinks available.
Please come and support these worthy causes and hear some lovely music too.

Gullys Place


Debussy: “Petite Suite” Wind Quintet. Emily Preston  Flute, Polly Bartlett oboe, clarinet, Clarinet Seth Jordan , Horn Rob Hardyman, bassoon Lydia Bennett
Bach Arioso: cello Lauren Hardyman, piano John Watkins

Mozart Minuet and Trio from Divertimento in D, Haydn Allegro. Jacob Gritt, Matthew Butterfield, Joe Berry, Liam Murphy

Bach: Bist Due Bei Mir soprano Olivia Carstairs, piano Alice Cook

Marcello concerto, Oboe Polly Bartlett accompanied by John Watkins, Jenni Curiel, Helena Bartlett, Alison Kay, Bonnie Schwarz

Bridge piano Trio: Alex Cox, Helena Bartlett, Bonnie Schwarz.

Widor suite for flute and piano, 1st movement – moderato.

Gluck concerto in G major, 1st movement Allegro non Molto : Flute Emily Preston,  piano John Watkins

Mozart Oboe Quartet movement 1:  Martha Oakes, Lewis Lee, Lucy Moorsom, Anna Whitehead.

Klengal piano trio 1st movement:  violin Natalia Broadbent, piano Alice Cook, cello-Lauren Hardyman

Bruch Kol Nidrei:  cello Rachel Leigh, piano Christina Leigh

Malcolm Arnold “Sea Shanties”: Emily Preston, Polly Bartlett, Seth Jordan, Rob Hardyman, Lydia Bennett

Polly Bartlett, BBC young musician of the year wind category finalist 2016. Photo: Nigel Apperley


Baroque Café in pictures

Our second event of the 2016 season was a very popular baroque café. With a large number of sweet and delicious goodies to nibble this laid back concert was a real treat!

If you missed out, do look at our photos to whet your appetite just in case we repeat the event in the future, with cakes like these don’t be surprised if it happens again!

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Baroque Café 21st February 2016

Our next exciting event is going to be a “Baroque Coffee House Cafe’ on 21st Feb 3-5pm…..enjoy fresh coffee or if you prefer, tea, alongside the best home made cakes and accompanied by a constant flow of familiar and not so familiar Baroque repertoire! Lovely event to brighten up the winter.

Music from the Baroque period with a flavour of the times with our take on a chocolate house – a recent introduction at the time.

To be held at United Reformed Church, Broadstone, with performances by student and professional musicians. We also welcome John Watkins on the harpsicord.

Tickets are £5 with refreshments and homemade cakes for sale.  Tickets may be purchased from Hintons on the Broadway, Broadstone or reserved on 01202 695773.

We are raising money for a A-frame for our loaned piano which currently resides at St Nicholas, Corfe Mullen.

Baroque Coffee House Cafe

Concert: Out of the Shadows – Fieri Consort

Fieri Consort sing unaccompanied in a diverse range of styles, they are a seven strong, wonderfully talented vocal ensemble from London, some of you will also recognise Hannah Ely, who has joined the Broadstone Music Series previously, both as a soprano and as an accompanying pianist, Hannah is a originally a local girl and we are delighted welcome  her back to the series.

– Out of the Shadows –  takes us on a musical journey tracking the  he transition from darkness to light:  from the intense expressions of the murderous composer – Prince Carlo Gesualdo, the tortuous chromaticism of Lassus’ Sibylline Prophecies and chilling music from English composers including Gibbons’ ‘What is our life?’, a text written by Sir Walter Raleigh whilst awaiting execution in the Tower of London; to the searingly beautiful harmonies of 21st-century MacMillan, and the radiant compositions of William Byrd.

Included are some rare gems of the choral repertoire, with highlights such as a setting of the oldest known hymn, the greek text ‘Phos Hilaron’ (‘O Gladsome Light’), as well as American shape note-singing, a stark and wonderfully anachronistic style preserved nearly intact from early settlers and not often heard outside of the puritanical traditions of the deep south.

More info on the Fieri Consort www.fiericonsort.co.uk

Tickets are £12 Concessions £10 and U18s £5 on the door and in advance – call 01202 695773 to reserve yours.

Celebration of the Harp – 26th July 2015

We welcome renowned Harpist, Eluned Pierce to the Broadstone Music Series on the 26th July 2015. Featuring Eluned Pierce, BSO harpist, Marina Finnamore, Royal Opera House clarinet, BSO and other local musicians. Proceeds from this concert will be donated to Julia’s House Children’s Hospice.  The recital will be followed by a delicious cream tea.  Tickets are £12 and £7 for students, they may be purchased in advance from Hintons Broadstone or on the door.

Handel Concerto for Harp in B flat op 4 no6

With Rosie Gill, harp

Demonstration Solo piece for harp Bugeilio’r Gwenith Gwyn” (watching the wheat)  by Rosie Gill

Prelude, Marine et Chansons
For flute violin viola cello and harp
By J Guy Ropartz

Epitaphium by Igor Stravinsky
For flute clarinet and harp

Deux Interludes
By Jacques Ibert
for flute violin and harp

Introduction and Allegro by Maurice Ravel
For harp, with string quartet, flute and clarinet.

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Midsummer Music: 27th June 2015 – Piano and Cello Recital

Join us for this delightful piano and cello recital as a herald to the summer to come.

Midsummer Music with  Jay Jenkinson and Nathaniel Brawn

Programme to include
Beethoven – 7 Variations on ‘Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen’, WoO 46
Brahms – Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38 and popular classics.

They will be joined by local young cellist Dan Grinstead who is soon going to study at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London,  and cello ensemble with Anna Whitehead and Bonnie Schwartz

Tickets: £8, £7 concessions £2 students to include glass of wine or soft drink – available on the door 

Venue: St Nicholas Church,

30 Wareham Road, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3LE
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The Magic Flute – 11th April 2015

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Vocalzone – Sponsors

We are very excited to announce this performance of the masterpiece opera, The Magic Flute,  as part of the 2015 Broadstone Music Series, so make sure you keep the evening free. Conducted by Lynton Atkinson with a new generation young soloists taking the lead roles and orchestra.  A community chorus will also be formed.

The performance will take place at St Nicholas Church, Corfe Mullen, Dorset  at 7pm on 11th April 2015.

Admission: adults £10, students £3 includes wine/soft drink
Tickets available from Hintons Broadstone or Call 01202 695773
e-mail: broadstonemusicseries@talktalk.net


If you would like to be part of this chorus please get in touch with email helenbythesea@hotmail.com for an online link and more information.  Coaching will take place at the Church at 5pm on the day with Jean Holt, followed by a short break, and performance at 7pm.

Cost to take part in the chorus to cover costs: £5