New and exciting partnerships and music education opportunities – Autumn, 2022.

Whilst it only seems a short while since we had our summer school the new term is rolling around again and whilst thoughts of school and all that it brings are doubtless on everyone’s mind we are also wishing to let you know about some fantastic education opportunities for local young student musicians, brought to you by Poole Society for Young Musicians. Application process and expressions of interest are open now – form can be found HERE

We are delighted to have a formal partnership with the Royal Academy of Music and their Advanced Specialist Strings Ensemble Training (ASSET) award quartet and support from the Albert and Eugenie Frost Trust, which allows us to access to some very special undergraduate musicians and financial support for some of the educational programme that has been put together.

We will also be once again working with hub partner Soundstorm Music Education Agency who will be supporting some of these activities.

We very fortunate to be able to have these opportunities and we hope that as many young people as possible will take them up to add further skill and dimension to their playing and music understanding. It is also a wonderful opportunity for them to mix and make friends with other like-minded students.

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.

Summer School – Recorder Masterclass

This is  a unique Recorder masterclass for KS2 students who play the recorder. Led by Polly Bartlett, a finalist in this year’s BBC Young Musician of the Year.

This class is taking place at our summer school as a separate event for younger children. There are only 12 places, and they are being snapped up quickly! So if you would like to be involved please get in touch.

26th July, 9.30 – 1pm, the cost of the half day session is £10 held at Poole Grammar School.Broadstone-Music-Summer-School-2016-poster-polly-728x1024


Violin Masterclass

There will be a violin masterclass given by Dunja Lavrova on Saturday 11th June from 10am – 12 midday at the United Reformed Church, Higher Blandford Road, Broadstone. Dunja is also performing in our 2016 series on Saturday 4th June, 7:30pm at Broadstone URC.

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.

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.

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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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The Magic Flute – 11th April 2015

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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


If you would like to be part of this chorus please get in touch with email 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

19th December 2014: Cracking Christmas Classics

Join us for one of our favourite events of the year. This year our finale to end the year will be on the 19th December at Broadstone Methodist Church, Broadway, Broadstone, BH18 8DP

Some brilliant local musicians, aspiring young musicians and friends of the series come together for a celebration of the season,  just wonderful music. Conducted by Kevin Smith.

Tickets on sale from Hintons, Broadway, Broadstone or Hintons,  Wimborne. Or  call us on  01202 695773.  £8 and £3 for students/children.

Pre-concert entertainment starts at 7pm with some younger musicians.  Concert starts prompt 7.30pm.  Come early to enjoy the whole evening.  Mulled punch (non alcoholic) and Mince Pies.

– Programmed Items-

Mozart – Horn Concerto no 4 in E Flat major – Henry Tann, Robert Hardyman and Harvey Turnbull –

Elgar – Romance for Bassoon   – Stacey Newlin –

 J S Bach – Brandenburg 3rd concerto – Broadstone Music Series Orchestra –

Handel  “Zadok the Priest”  &  “Messiah” excerpts  –  with the Broadstone Music Series Choir, Orchestra and Soloists

JONNY DE GARIS (Guildhall School of Music)  “The People who walked in Darkness”

ISOBEL ATKINSON (Royal College of Music) “Rejoice Greatly “

ADAM MAXEY (Guildhall School of Music) “Why do the nations so furiously rage”

YOLANDA HARDING (Royal Holloway University) “I know that my Redeemer liveth”

CHRISTOPHER HEAD (Guildhall School of Music)  “Behold I tell you a Mystery” & “The Trumpet shall sound”


Broadstone Music Series Concert: Smooth Classics and Cake

Three professional musicians come together for this afternoon recital to brighten the darkening days of winter with some wonderful music in our ever popular cake and cuppa afternoon concerts.

Christopher Edwards – oboe

Helen Tudor – flute

Neil Sissons – piano

Play the music of Mendelssohn, Telemann, Gaubert, Fauré and others

Admission and interval refreshments and cake by donation (suggested £8 + )

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