We bring high quality professional musicians to Welshpool in an annual season of five chamber music concerts so that local people can attend live music recitals that they would otherwise have to travel much further afield to see. As with so many activities, the last two years were severely disrupted by the pandemic, and so this year we have decided to hold no concerts in the winter months (December, January and February) when it seems most likely that any upsurge in the virus might occur, so for our new programme our five concerts will be held in October, November, March, April and May. We are fortunate in that we are able to hold all concerts in Welshpool Methodist Church. The Club is a registered charity managed by a Committee of volunteers, and as a charity we are governed by a Constitution reporting to members of the Club through an Annual General Meeting at which all members are encouraged to express their views.
Tickets for single concerts cost £15 (students £5) and will be available at the door on the night of each concert.
Our Spring Season starts on Thursday 23 March at 7.30pm, when
Gerard Flotats (cello) and
Ellis Thomas (piano)
play music by Beethoven
Gerard Flotats is a Catalan cellist currently studying for his Masters’ degree at the Royal Academy of Music, where he has won various chamber music prizes such as the Wilfrid Parry Duo Prize and the Harold Craxton Prize for piano chamber groups. He has worked in chamber groups with Brett Dean, Hilel Zori, Sheku Kanneh- Mason, José Luis Estellés performing in venues including the Southbank Centre, and as a member of the Edenis Quartet he will be making his Wigmore Hall debut in November.
Welsh pianist Ellis Thomas has already performed extensively at venues around the UK and has had performances and interviews broadcast on BBC Radio Wales, BBC Cymru, and S4C television. Ellis has been awarded prizes at competitions including the 2021 Düsseldorf Robert Schumann International Piano Competition, and he has won first prizes at the Wales International Piano Festival, Gregynog Young Musician, the RIBI National Young Musician, and the Wales National Eisteddfod.
They will be playing Beethoven’s variations for cello and piano and two cello sonatas.