Emma Johnson (clarinet) and Martin Roscoe (piano)

Emma Abbate (piano) and the Sacconi Quartet [Ben Hancox (violin), Hannah Dawson (violin), Robin Ashwell (viola), Cara Berridge (cello)

Rachmaninov – Romance from String quartet no1

Shostakovich – Piano quintet in G minor, op 57

Elgar – Piano quintet in A minor, op 84

Emma Abbate and the Sacconi Quartet

Tuesday 30th November 2021 at 7:30pm

Alnwick Playhouse, Bondgate Without, Alnwick, NE66 1PQ

The Sacconi Quartet were due to perform at Alnwick Playhouse in March 2020 but the coronavirus meant that this did not happen. They come this evening with the pianist Emma Abbate to perform two contrasting 20th century Piano quintets and a Rachmaninov romance.

The award-winning Sacconi Quartet are recognised for their unanimous and compelling ensemble, consistently communicating with a fresh and imaginative approach. Performing with style and commitment, the Quartet are known throughout the world for their creativity and integrity of interpretation.

Described as ‘an amazingly talented pianist’ by Musica, Emma Abbate works with some of the finest singers and instrumentalists of her generation. She is a Professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and a staff coach at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.