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We are all about strings – music professionals, amateurs and all the enthusiasts who share a never-ending passion for excellence in music. We also seek to bridge the gap between contemporary instrument makers and players and to bring these two worlds much closer together. And, our platform will also feature musical instrument businesses, presenting their products in a fresh light and giving insights into strings and accessories from a new perspective.

Strings Music Horizons’ aim is to listen to the voices of everyone in the strings market! Why is it hard for musicians to find the instrument that will express perfectly their musical vision and their technical bravura? Why is it hard for maker to demonstrate fully the finite details of their craftsmanship and engage with their vision of perfect sound? We seek to find that perfect match between each and every instrument and the player, and we will be scouring the market until we do!

We will also be searching throughout the strings market for all those quintessential accessories that makers and musicians want and need, but which for one reason or another are still not available. More importantly, we will be able to approach manufacturers with ideas for new products and changes to existing ones where there is a need and demand for something specific. We are already working on a tailor-made shoulder rest, so watch this space!

Strings Music Horizons, through publications and web features, will catalogue all strings events, developments, people, projects and happenings around the world. We strongly believe that there is no event too small or project too unimportant! Through us you can share your ideas and visions with the rest of the strings audience worldwide. All you have to do is contact us.

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So, a very warm welcome to everyone! We look forward to hearing from you and working with you in the near future!

Gordana Jević
Strings Music Horizons

7:30 pm Veles Ensemble & Ahmed Mukhtar @ Saint Margaret Pattens Church
Veles Ensemble & Ahmed Mukhtar @ Saint Margaret Pattens Church
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
As part of the London Strings Festival, the Veles Ensemble will open the evening of contrast with a true classic: Beethoven’s String Trio Op. 9 No.1 in G-major and then accompanied by Ahmed Mukhtar who will continue the evening presenting Iraqi music with Oud solo’s. He will then be joined by the Veles Ensemble to finish with arrangements of his own compositions. The Veles Ensemble was founded in 2016 by three young successful London classical musicians: Hartmut Richter, violin, Ralitsa Naydenova, viola and Evva Mizerska, cello, all soloists, recitalists and performers in leading London chamber orchestras who aim to explore and promote rarely heard masterpieces and new compositions as well as bringing the classics to life. Ahmed Mukhtar’s music is rooted in the traditional Maqam style and explores the use of the quarter tone in the Arabic Oud. The Maqam is the nearest equivalent to mode in Western classical. Ahmed Mukhtar will offer some of his compositions arranged for Strings by Ignacio Lusardi Monteverde, which will be played by the Veles Ensemble. The unfretted Oud with its delicately flattened intervals can make a dream, gallop or thunder, as well as the desert with the use of silence to a great effect. As Iraqi Middle Eastern Mukhtar’s music lies on improvisation and Taqasim in a great deal of works and forms.
8:00 pm Music for an Autumn Evening – th... @ Holy Trinity Church
Music for an Autumn Evening – th... @ Holy Trinity Church
Sep 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Comalli Consort, established in early 2018 comprising of students from the Royal Academy of Music in London, is an up and coming historical performance ensemble focusing on music of the Renaissance period. English soprano, Charlotte La Thrope, graduated with first class honours in music from the University of Durham, majoring in performance, received ‘The Most Outstanding Soloist Award’ in her final year. She currently studies with Lillian Watson and Christopher Glynn at the Royal Academy of Music and is generously supported by the Derek Butler London Scholarship Prize, the Helen Roll Charitable Trust Scholarship and the Josephine Baker Trust. Voz femenina Anon. – La Spagna segundo tono Anon. – Que me queréis Anon. – Si la noche haze escura Anon. – Al Alva venid Anon. – Las mis penas Anon. – La Spagna quarto tono For the Virgin Queen John DOWLAND – Time Stands Still John DOWLAND – Queen Elizabeth her Galliard John DOWLAND – Come Heavy Sleepe Feminine Portraits in the Continent Johannes GHISELIN – La Alfonsina Josquin DES PREZ – Nimphes, Nappes Josquin DES PREZ – La Bernadina The Male Voice John DOWLAND – Behold a Wonder Here John DOWLAND – Me, me and none but me Trad. – Lord Rendall Performers Charlotte La Thrope – Soprano Louise Ayrton – Violin Sergio Bucheli – Lute Alice Trocellier[...]
8:00 pm Music for an Autumn Evening – Do... @ Holy Trinity Church
Music for an Autumn Evening – Do... @ Holy Trinity Church
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Dominika Fehér, a Hungarian violinist, born into a musical family, completed her Masters degree with highest honours at the Liszt Academy in Budapest. She was awarded the Weingarten Scholarship to study at the Birmingham Conservatoire, where she later became a Junior Fellow. While at the Conservatoire, Dominika also developed a passion for early music and has become a sought-after baroque violinist. She is a member of the Orchestra of the Swan and the Hanover Band and regularly performs with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Musica Poetica and the Bach Players. H. I. Biber: Passacaglia in G minor – The Guardian Angel J. S. Bach: Partita in D minor E. Ysaye: Solo Sonata in A minor Gy. M. Fehér: Schemas
all-day Music China 2018 @ The Shanghai New International Expo Centre
Music China 2018 @ The Shanghai New International Expo Centre
Oct 10 – Oct 13 all-day