Inaugural Concert: Saturday 3 July 2021
In 2018, Tim Posner became the first ever British prizewinner at the International Karl Davidov Competition in Latvia. Born in 1995, he began playing the cello at the age of eight, studying with his mother, Julia Desbruslais. He studied at the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music with Robert Max and is currently studying in the ‘Solo Class’ of Leonid Gorokhov at the Hochschule für Musik in Hanover.
Tim made his debut concerto performance at the age of 14. Since then he has performed as soloist with renowned orchestras including the NDR Radiophilharmonie, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and London Mozart Players with conductors such as Andrew Manze. Highlights of the 2021/22 Season will include the world premiere of Polo Piatti’s Cello Concerto and a recital debut at the Het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Between 2017-2019 Tim was the recipient of the prestigious ‘Gundlach Musikpreis’ award.
As a chamber musician, Tim regularly plays in various ensembles. In 2010 Tim founded The Teyber Trio with violinist, Tim Crawford and violist, Timothy Ridout, with whom he continues to perform internationally. As a former member of the Celan Quartet he recorded a debut CD of Berg’s Op. 3 in the Menuhin Hall. He has since made a number of recordings including a CD of duo and trio works with Ioana Cristina Goicea and Anastasia Sokolova.
Tim has given recitals across Europe and Asia and has already performed at numerous international chamber music festivals such as the Musikdorf Ernen, IMS Prussia Cove (Open Chamber Music), Wye Valley, Lewes, Peasmarsh, Frinton, Musique à Marsac, Buxtehude, Joroisten Musiikkipaivat, Roman River, Cheltenham und Brighton-Festival festivals. Tim has collaborated with internationally acclaimed musicians including Lars Vogt, Alasdair Beatson, Ewa Kupiec, Esther Hoppe, Alexander Rudin, Andrej Bielow, Richard Lester, Elisabeth Kufferath, Matthew Hunt, Katherine Gowers, Bengt Forsberg and the Doric String Quartet.
As an orchestral musician, Tim has performed as principal cellist of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and as a guest cellist in Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
Tim Crawford was born to two violinist parents, so began his musical training very young. From the age of 4 he attended the Royal Academy of Music, eventually winning all available prizes before leaving at 18. He has since completed his undergraduate degree with Alexander Janiczek at the Guildhall School of Music in London, being awarded a Concert Recital Diploma, Ivan Sutton Chamber Prize and Lord Mayor’s Prize, and has subsequently been invited to return as a Chamber Fellow. From 2011 to 2014 Tim was a member of the Celan Quartet, the quartet in residence at the 2014 Musikdorf Ernen Festival in Switzerland. He is now an increasingly sought-after instrumentalist, regularly appearing at top chamber festivals alongside artists such as Steven Isserlis, Lawrence Power, Alasdair Beatson, Timothy Ridout, and others. He also plays regularly with Arcangelo, a leading ensemble under the direction of founder, artistic director and conductor Jonathan Cohen. More recently, he has led Collegium, a group of the best recent string graduates from the London music colleges set up by violist Lawrence Power.
From Mexico, Sergio Bucheli started playing the classical guitar at the age of eight. He studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School in England, with support from, among others, a bursary funded by the Rolling Stones. Since September 2016, Sergio has been dedicated to the study of the lute and related instruments, and was awarded the ABRSM Scholarship to pursue his studies at the Royal Academy of Music with Elizabeth Kenny. This year he was a finalist of the Royal Academy of Music Patron’s Award and the New Elizabethan Award organised by the Worshipful Company of Musicians; Sergio also won the Nancy Nuttall Early Music Prize with his Renaissance chamber group, Comalli.
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