Summerhayes Duo
Summerhayes Duo
Adam Summerhayes - violin
Catherine Summerhayes - piano
Friday 20 April 2018 • 7:30pm • £15
Programme:
Schubert Sonatina in D major Op.137
Prokofiev Sonata No.1 in F mino
Debussy Sonate
Franck Sonata No.1 in A major
Admission:
£15 in advance, or cash at the door.

Children 16 and under admitted free with accompanying adult. Students £3 (with ID card).

Amounts indicated are a suggested donation. If you are a tax payer a Gift Aid declaration would be appreciated.

Tickets are available from:
Guildford Tourist Information Centre

Guildford House
155 High Street
GU1 3AJ
Tel: 01483 444 333
Biography:
Summerhayes Duo

Adam Summerhayes writes...

My grandfather studied the violin with Joachim's last pupil and with Adolf Brodsky, the violinist who premiered the Tchaikovsky concerto. I learnt first from him and then from Yfrah Neaman, one of the twentieth century's greatest pedagogues. It is nice to feel linked to the historical continuum of violin playing.

I have performed chamber music for over 20 years - since meeting my wife (and pianist) Catherine at music college. We have performed throughout Europe and have given a number of Purcell Room recitals, including first performances of works by Aaron Copland. We also premiered many contemporary works there, as part of the UK and Eire Composition Platform which we ran for four years

Also in 2000, I became director of London Concertante which developed into a very busy chamber ensemble with upwards of 100 concerts a year throughout the country - a demanding but often very rewarding schedule

I have recorded over 20 CDs - duo, trio, larger chamber music, ZUM and other interesting projects - for Harmonia Mundi, Chandos, ASV, Meridian, Sargasso and others. I have recorded live for BBC Radio 3 and occasionally had the pleasure of hearing some of my own music played on that station.