Concerts — overview

Elizabeth has given many recitals on the viola d’amore, mostly with Robert Aldwinckle, harpsichord or piano, or with Ian Clarke. These have been for Barnes Music Society, at Burgh House, Hampstead, and in churches. At the invitation of the Horniman Museum, two performances have included some talk about the instrument, and there have been similar events at London’s Centre for Young Musicians and at Colet Court School. Performances with the London Harpsichord Ensemble have included Telemann’s Triple Concerto for flute, oboe d’amore and viola d’amore at the Purcell Room. Elizabeth has joined baroque ensembles in a Bach Cantata as well as in Bach’s St John Passion at the South Bank and in St Paul’s Cathedral.

Forthcoming performances include:

Friday 18 February 2011: viola d’amore in the Telemann Triple Concerto for flute, oboe d’amore and viola d’amore with the London Harpsichord Ensemble at the Church of St. James, Piccadilly in a concert of concertos starting at 7.30pm.

Friday 18 March 2011: Balletto Solenne by Max Gordon Tonson-Ward for viola d’amore and piano at St.Anne’s Lutheran Church, Gresham Street, near St. Paul’s Cathedral, with Sally Mays, piano. This is an enchanting medieval Florentine ballet.

Next season concerts include a viola and piano recital with Geoffrey Pratley for Barnes Music Society.

Forthcoming performances include:

Friday 18 March 2011: Balletto Solenne by Max Gordon Tonson-Ward for viola d’amore and piano at St.Anne’s Lutheran Church, Gresham Street, near St. Paul’s Cathedral, with Sally Mays, piano. This is an enchanting medieval Florentine ballet.

Next season concerts include a viola and piano recital with Geoffrey Pratley for Barnes Music Society.

In February 2011 she played viola d’amore in the Telemann Triple Concerto for flute, oboe d’amore and viola d’amore with the London Harpsichord Ensemble at the Church of St. James, Piccadilly in a concert of concertos.

Early in 2011 she played viola d’amore in the Telemann Triple Concerto for flute, oboe d’amore and viola d’amore with the London Harpsichord Ensemble at the Church of St. James, Piccadilly in a concert of concertos, and the Balletto Solenne by Max Gordon Tonson-Ward for viola d’amore and piano at St.Anne’s Lutheran Church, Gresham Street, near St. Paul’s Cathedral, with Sally Mays, piano. Concets next season include a viola and piano recital with Geoffrey Pratley for Barnes Music Society.

In Chicago for the 2010 Congress of the Viola d’amore Society of America, Elizabeth played Gordon Tonson’s Balletto Solenne, York Bowen’s Introduction and Allegro and his Caprice, and Montagu Cleeve’s arrangements of Ponce’s Estrellita and the Kreisler Menuett, and will take part in Elaine Fine’s 3 Dances for 5 Violas d’amore.

At previous Congresses of the Viola d’amore Society of America, Elizabeth has also played Edwin Roxburgh’s 2 Songs for viola d’amore solo, sonatas by Stamitz and Hindemith and more music by Gordon Tonson, who as a viola player is known as Maxwell Ward, his Sonata 7, The New River and A Meditation Upon English Tudor Music.

In 2008 she played viola d’amore in the celebration of the 150th birthday of Arnold Dolmetsch at Haslemere.

Click here for a selection of programmes to give a flavour of recent concerts.