Sat 4 May, Stamford Ballroom music
The European Union Chamber Orchestra was formed in 1981 and soon gained a worldwide reputation as a musical ambassador for the European Union.
Warlock Capriol Suite, IPW 10 Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216 Rodrigo Cançoneta for violin and string orchestra Haydn Symphony No. 44 in E minor, ‘Trauer’ Hans-Peter Hofmann Director Jennifer Pike Violin
The European Union Chamber Orchestra was formed in 1981 and soon gained a worldwide reputation as a musical ambassador for the European Union. It has made intercontinental tours covering South and East Asia, North, South and Central America, North Africa and the Middle East as well as Europe. Performances have included concerts in the presence of Queen Noor of Jordan, the King and Queen of Belgium and its own Patron, Queen Sofia of Spain, as well as a concert in 1999 to mark the birthday of King Sihanouk of Cambodia in the Royal Palace at Phnom Penh. The EUCO has performed with many distinguished artists, for example Nicola Benedetti, Alison Balsom, Nicholas Daniel, Nikolai Demidenko, Peter Donohoe, Angela Hewitt, Guy Johnston, Tasmin Little, Lazar Berman, Mischa Maisky, Igor Oistrakh, James Galway, Ivo Pogorelich, Alina Ibragimova, Emma Johnson and now, Jennifer Pike.
Jennifer Pike is renowned for her "dazzling interpretative flair and exemplary technique" (Classic FM). She won the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 2002 at the age of 12. Since then, she has taken the musical world by storm with her unique artistry and compelling insight into music from the Baroque to the present day.
In demand as soloist and recitalist all over the world, she is known as an artist of exceptional integrity and depth, whilst her ability to "hold an audience spellbound" (The Strad) and "luminous beauty of tone" (The Observer) have established her as one of the most exciting artists performing today. You may remember that Jennifer’s father, Jeremy, taught music at Stamford School.