At last – some good news from Weston Concerts!
We are delighted to be able to return to live concerts in Weston and we currently have two events planned for summer and autumn 2021. These are likely to be different from our normal concerts to take into account the limitations imposed on us by the pandemic. Tickets will go on sale a month before the concerts and take account of prevailing and projected conditions at the time. Rest assured that we will take the safety of our audience and performers very seriously.
Watch out for further details which will appear on the website and on our Facebook page in late June.
Saturday 24th July 7.00pm
Flautist Yu-Wei Hu and guitarist Johan Löfving, founded the Flauguissimo Duo in 2008 inspired by salon music of the 18th and 19th centuries when this instrument combination flourished. Having performed and broadcast in many prestigious venues around the world, their lively and historically informed recitals have earned plaudits from audiences and critics alike.
“....With magical playing from (Johan) Löfving, the salon atmosphere created could be coming from the pages of Thackeray’s Vanity Fair itself....”
- TP, Classical Guitar Magazine, 2019
"Flautist Yu-Wei Hu was sublime and her handling of Gluck and Paganini,
accompanied sensitively by guitarist Johan Löfving, was my personal highlight..."
- Tom Rhodes, Early Music Today
Individually Yu-Wei and Johan enjoy successful solo careers having won numerous prizes including International Early Music Competition in The Netherlands 2011, Uppsala International Guitar Competition 2011 and London International Guitar Competition 2012.
Saturday October 2nd 7.00 pm
The Piatti Quartet are one of the most distinguished quartets of their generation. Prize winners at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, they have performed in all the major venues and festivals around the U.K., and given concerts throughout the world, with national broadcasts on BBC Radio, ABC (Australia), RTÉ (Ireland) and France Musique (France).
The Piattis are renowned for their diverse programming and for passionate interpretations across the spectrum of quartet writing. World premieres are regularly performed alongside old masterpieces and the Piattis are particularly known for expanding the quartet genre through their collaborations with leading British composers.
In order to whet your appetite, here are links to a recording made by Piatti Quartet at Weston Church in 2014.
The first is a spoken introduction to the concert to give it context and say a personal 'hello' to Weston Music Society members: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm5BPzLBVgU
This second link takes you to the concert itself:
Piatti String Quartet