Sunday Concerts

Founded in the 1880s, our chamber music concert series (now Conway Hall Sunday Concerts) - are the longest-running of their kind in Europe. The ethos of "affordable classical music for all" still remains.

Tickets now available online and there are a limited amount of free spaces available to 25s and under.

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Sunday Concerts

Chamber Philharmonic Europe

Sun 29 Mar 2015, 18:30

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents

Chamber Philharmonic Europe

Andrej Sudnitsyn violin
Michel Gershwin violin
Bartosz Sotomski viola
Yahee Yoon cello

Mozart: Quartet in C K157
Haydn: Quartet in B flat Op.76/4
Grieg: Quartet in G minor Op.27

Back by popular demand following their highly acclaimed concert at Conway Hall last season, the Chamber Philharmonic Europe is a scalable orchestra and performs in a variety of programmes and settings. In tonight’s performance they will present an exciting selection of string quartets ranging from the exuberance of Mozart and Haydn to the dark passion of Grieg’s second quartet, first performed in the orchestra’s hometown of Cologne.

£10 tickets. Free entry for under-26s (courtesy of the CAVATINA Ticket Scheme)

Doors open at 17.30. Main concerts starts 18.30.


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Sunday Concerts

Gildas Quartet

Sun 12 Apr 2015, 18:30

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents

Gildas Quartet

Christopher Jones violin
Gemma Sharples violin 
Kay Stephen viola
Anna Menzies cello

Haydn: Quartet in G minor Op.74/3 ‘The Rider’
Janáček: Quartet No.1 ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Britten: Quartet No.3

We are pleased to welcome the up-and-coming Gildas Quartet for their first concert at Conway Hall. They have recently won awards including a Tunnell Trust Concert Award and are Park Lane Group Artists. They have also performed at the Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall and on BBC Radio 3. 

Pre-concert talk by Roderick Swanston at 5.30pm:

Literature and the String Quartet. Roderick Swanston examines the literary influence of Thomas Mann on Britten’s String Quartet No.3 and Tolstoy on Janáček’s String Quartet No.1. Both works also had deep roots in each composer’s personal life.

£10 tickets. Free entry for under-26s (courtesy of the CAVATINA Ticket Scheme)

Doors open at 17.30 (17.00 for the pre-concert talk). Main concerts starts 18.30.


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Sunday Concerts

Rautio Trio

Sun 19 Apr 2015, 18:30

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents

Rautio Trio

Jane Gordon violin
Victoria Simonsen cello
Jan Rautio piano

Brahms: Trio No.2 in C Op.87
Rautio: Trio world première
Ravel: Trio in A minor

Described in The Independent as having “…ravishing tone and depth of timbre… a real sense of musical line”, the Rautio Trio present two pinnacles of the chamber music repertoire, flanking the world premiere performance of a new trio by their pianist Jan Rautio.

£10 tickets. Free entry for under-26s (courtesy of the CAVATINA Ticket Scheme)

Doors open at 17.30. Main concerts starts 18.30. Ends 20.30.


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Sunday Concerts

Piatti Quartet

Sun 26 Apr 2015, 18:30

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents

Piatti Quartet

Nathaniel Anderson-Frank violin
Michael Trainor violin
David Wigram viola
Jessie Ann Richardson cello

Webern: Langsamer Satz
Phibbs: Quartet UK première
Dvořák: Quartet in G Op.106

A welcome return by the Piatti Quartet who are among the UK’s foremost string quartets and whose recent schedule has included a recital debut in Istanbul, concert tours of Ireland and Scotland and the recording of a new CD featuring Dvořák’s Op.106 which we will hear this evening. They will also be presenting the UK première of British composer Joseph Phibbs’ Quartet, which was commissioned by the Piatti Quartet. 

Pre-concert talk at 5.30pm:

Artistic Director Simon Callaghan in conversation with composer Joseph Phibbs. 

£10 tickets. Free entry for under-26s (courtesy of the CAVATINA Ticket Scheme)

Doors open at 17.30 (17.00 for the pre-concert talk). Main concerts starts 18.30. Ends 20:30


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Special Events

Rhinegold Live: Carolyn Sampson

Wed 29 Apr 2015, 19:00

Rhinegold Live presents

Carolyn Sampson

18.15 drinks reception
19.00 recital

British operatic soprano Carolyn Sampson will be joined by pianist Joseph Middleton in a programme of songs inspired by flowers. This event will mark the launch of Sampson’s first solo recital CD, Fleurs, on BIS Records.

Programme tbc

This concert is followed by an informal Q&A which will be conducted by Ashutosh Khandekar, editor of Opera Now magazine.

Free: Reserve your ticket

Every ticket-holder will be guaranteed a seat and a drink; there will be a limited number of places available on the day on a first-come, first-served basis, but on-the-day seats do not include a complimentary drink. There are 150 pre-registered tickets available, and each ticket must be applied for separately.

Once registered, you will receive an email which is your ticket: please print this email out and bring it with you on the day.

Please only book a ticket if you plan on attending the event.

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Sunday Concerts

Fournier Trio

Sun 3 May 2015, 18:30

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents

Fournier Trio

Sulki Yu violin
Pei-Jee Ng cello
Chiao-Ying Chang piano

Haydn: Trio in A Hob. XV:18
Fauré: Trio in D minor Op.120
Kidane: Flux and Stasis
Schumann: Trio No.3 in G minor Op.110

Join the Fournier Trio for an exciting evening of piano trios. Opening with one of the less often played of Haydn’s 60 works in the chamber music genre, they continue with Fauré’s only trio and close the evening with a late work by Robert Schumann. Having a keen interest in promoting contemporary music, they will also play British composer David Kidane’s Flux and Stasis, inspired by a 2009 trip to Eritrea, Africa.

£10 tickets. Free entry for under-26s (courtesy of the CAVATINA Ticket Scheme)

Doors open at 17.30. Main concerts starts 18.30. Ends 20:30


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Sunday Concerts

Ardeo Quartet

Sun 10 May 2015, 18:30

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents

Ardeo Quartet

Carole Petitdemange violin
Mi-Sa Yang violin
Noriko Inoue viola
Joëlle Martinez cello

Mozart: Quartet in D minor K421
Ravel: Quartet in F
Bartók: Quartet No.1 in A minor

Based in France, the Ardeo Quartet was founded in 2001 and has since won several international prizes in Bordeaux, Moscow, Melbourne and Italy. Following their warmly-received debut at Conway Hall last season, tonight’s programme features three starkly contrasting works by Mozart, Ravel and Bartók. 

Pre-concert talk by Artistic Director Simon Callaghan at 5.30pm:  

An Introduction to the Music of Roger Sacheverell Coke, whose music Simon Callaghan has recently recorded for SOMM Recordings.

£10 tickets. Free entry for under-26s (courtesy of the CAVATINA Ticket Scheme)

Doors open at 17.30 (17.00 for the pre-concert talk). Main concerts starts 18.30. Ends 20:30.


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Sunday Concerts

Utrecht Quartet

Sun 17 May 2015, 18:30

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents

Utrecht Quartet

Eeva Koskinen violin
Katherine Routley violin
Mikhail Zemtsov viola
Sebastian Koloski cello

Verhulst: Quartet No.1
Beethoven: Quartet in F Op.135
Schumann: Quartet in F Op.41/2

In their Conway Hall debut, the Utrecht Quartet present three works by composers who were inextricably linked. 

Pre-concert talk by Roderick Swanston at 5.30pm:

Planning the Future of the String Quartet. Schumann warned his Dutch protégé to admire but not copy late Beethoven. What ways out did Schumann and Verhulst manage in their search for new paths?

£10 tickets. Free entry for under-26s (courtesy of the CAVATINA Ticket Scheme)

Doors open at 17.30 (17.00 for the pre-concert talk). Main concerts starts 18.30.


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Sunday Concerts

Trio Martinů

Sun 24 May 2015, 18:30

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents

Trio Martinů

Pavel Šafařík violin
Jaroslav Matějka cello
Petr Jiříkovsky piano

Beethoven: Trio in B flat Op.11
Martinů: Trio No.2 in D minor H327
Dvořák: Trio in B flat Op.21

In the closing concert of our season and as part of their UK tour, the Czech trio present a programme of early Beethoven and Dvorak alongside the second trio by their compatriot, Bohuslav Martinů.

£10 tickets. Free entry for under-26s (courtesy of the CAVATINA Ticket Scheme)

Doors open at 17.30. Main concerts starts 18.30. Ends 20:30.


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Special Events

Rhinegold Live: Jennifer Pike

Wed 10 June 2015, 19:00

Rhinegold Live presents

Jennifer Pike

18.15 drinks reception
19.00 recital

Jennifer Pike was the youngest ever winner of BBC Young Musician of the year when aged 12 was awarded the title back in 2002. Since then, she has performed extensively as a soloist with major orchestras worldwide, including the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Vienna Symphony. She has received several other musical awards and is a sought-after recitalist. In 2015 she will make her debut at Carnegie Hall with The New York Chamber Orchestra and also appear with Malmo, Ulster, Oslo, BBC NOW and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Jennifer will also release a new album with Sony Masterworks in Spring 2015.

Programme tbc

This concert is followed by an informal Q&A which will be conducted by Kimon Daltas, editor of Classical Musicmagazine.

Please note: Booking for this concert will open soon.


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