Performing cellist, baroque cellist, 19th/early 20th century performance style, researcher and teacher based in London and Winchester (Hampshire)

24 Jan

ABC "The Lexicon of Love" - UK Tour 24 Jan - 22 Feb 2023

  • 7:00 pm
  • England, Scotland, Wales

ABC led by charismatic singer Martin Fry formed in Sheffield in the 1980’s . They wanted to fuse the world of disco funk with their own unique new romantic, post punk vision. ABC’s debut ‘The Lexicon Of Love’ went to No 1 and sold over a million records. To date, ABC have released nine studio albums: ‘The Lexicon Of Love’ (1982), ‘Beauty Stab’ (1983), ‘How To Be A Zillionaire’ (1985), ‘Alphabet City’ (1987), ‘Up’ (1989), ‘Abracadabra’ (1991), ‘Skyscraping’ (1997) , ‘Traffic’ (2008) and ‘The Lexicon of Love II’ (2016). “ABC’s Martin Fry is a revelation, a soul man supreme, belting out pristine Vegas glitter pop and uptown House in his electric blue lounge suit. An ageless performer, Fry is the missing link between Bryan Ferry and Jarvis Cocker. For the inevitable encore of ‘The Look of Love’ he returns dipped in sparkly gold lame. ” Stephen Dalton NME

09 Mar

Klingen Chamber Orchestra - A Celebration of Bach

  • 7:00 pm
  • St Cuthbert's, Earls Court, 50 Philbeach Gdns, London SW5 9EB

The Klingen Chamber Orchestra (KCO) was founded by maestro Sipan Olah in 2021. It performs a repertoire of Armenian and international musical pieces. The twenty-two member orchestra, which is named Klingen (“sound” from German), enjoys an exceptional reputation from the general public and media both in the UK and internationally. KCO’s performance of symphonic pieces by Spendiaryan and Babajanian at the “Multinational Tribute to Alexander Spendiaryan & Arno Babajanian” concert was a great success.

19 Mar

Brandenburg Sinfonia

  • 8:15 pm
  • Eton College

Brandenburg Sinfonia are performing music by Parry, Brahms, Binge and Elgar.

22 Mar

Vivaldi Four Seasons by candellight

  • 7:30 pm
  • St James's Piccadilly

The Piccadilly Sinfonietta and Martyn Jackson perform Vivaldi's timeless classic, The Four Seasons.

23 Mar

British Sinfonietta - Schubert's Mass

  • 7:30 pm
  • St Paul's Church, Chiswick

A spring concert by the West London Chorus and the British Sinfonietta, performing the magnificent Schubert Mass in A flat. The concert also includes some lovely Schubert Lieder sung by the the choir's choral scholars.

11 Apr

J.S Bach Cello Suite No 5

  • 6:30 pm
  • St John's Smith Square

Baroque cellist Erlend Vestby perform the 5th Suite of J.S. Bach this evening.

13 Apr

Hertfordshire Chamber Orchestra

  • 7:30 pm
  • Christ Church, SW20 0RZ West Wimbledon

Im leading the bass section in this concert with music by Arnold, Mozart and Haydn.

14 Apr

Hertfordshire Chamber Orchestra

  • 6:30 pm
  • St Mary at Hill, EC3R 8EE London

m leading the bass section in this concert with music by Arnold, Mozart and Haydn.

25 Apr

Lunchtime recital

  • 1:00 pm
  • St Mary Le Strand, London

J.S. Bach Cello Suite No 6
F. Delius Five Songs From the Norwegian
J Brahms Klavierstücke Op 119

26 Apr

Haileybury School side-by-side

  • 7:30 pm
  • Haileybury School

Side-by-side project with Haileybury and Southbank Sinfonia. Beethoven 6th Symphony.

02 May
  • 7:00 pm
  • Westminster, TBC

A SbS Alumni String Quartet perform music connected to impressionistic paintings of Lake Como on display. Verdi, Puccini, Ravel, Respighi, Wolf and Mascagni.

08 May

Rush hour Concert

  • 8:00 pm
  • St John's Waterloo

Southbank Sinfonia
AGATA ZUBEL In the Shade of an Unshed Tear
JUDITH WEIR Heroic Strokes of the Bow
LOUISE FARRENC Symphony No.1
Toby Thatcher Conductor

16 May

London Festival of Baroque Music

  • 1:05 pm
  • St John's Smith Square

Lunchtime Concert

Andrés Gabriel Villalobos-Lépiz OBOE
Flora Fontanelli VIOLIN
Erlend Vestby CELLO
Petra Hajduchová HARPSICHORD

Antonio Vivaldi Trio Sonata in G minor, RV81
George Frideric Händel Sonata for oboe and continuo in F major, HWV363a
Domenico Gabrielli Sonata for cello and continuo No 1 in G minor
Johann Joachim Quantz Trio Sonata in C minor, QV2:Anh.5
Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre Trio Sonata No 1 in G minor
Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer Chaconne in F major for harpsichord solo
Georg Philipp Telemann Trio Sonata in G minor, TWV 42:g5, from Essercizii musici

Southbank Sinfonia alumni Flora Fontanelli (violin) and Erlend Vestby (cello) join forces with baroque oboist Andrés Gabriel Villalobos-Lépiz and harpsichordist Petra Hajduchová in this lunchtime concert exploring a variety of trio sonatas, one of the most popular chamber music formats of the baroque period. Along with Vivaldi, Telemann and Quantz, they are proud to present also a lesser-known wonderful trio sonata by Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, a celebrated composer and harpsichordist of her day who worked in the court of Louis XIV. The trio sonatas are interspersed with solo works for oboe, cello and harpsichord, creating a varied and balanced lunchtime concert not to be missed.

18 May

J.S. Bach Cello Suite 4-6

  • 12:30 pm
  • St Saviours, Darthmouth

Following his performance of the three first Cello Suites by J.S. Bach last year, baroque cellist Erlend Vestby will complete the set with the three last Cello Suites this afternoon as part of Dart Music Festival in Darthmouth, Devon.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Cello Suite No 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010
Cello Suite No 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
Cello Suite No 6 in D major, BWV 1012

22 May

Private performance

  • 6:00 pm
  • Royal College of Art

String Quartet performance

04 Jun
  • 1:15 pm
  • Winchester Cathedral

Cellists Théa-Rose Lester Mumford and Erlend Vestby perform self-arranged music for cello duo in this lunchtime recital.
Music by Dvorak, Albinoni, Vivaldi, Shostakovich a.o.

06 Jun

22 Strings - Lunchtime recital

  • 1:05 pm
  • St John's Smith Square

Ilhem Ben Khalfa, Alexander Casson VIOLIN
Aleksandra Lipke, Lorena Cantó Woltèche VIOLA
Reyan Murtadha, Erlend Vestby CELLO

Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence
Strauss Sextet from the Opera Capriccio

The 22 STRINGS sextet was formed from members of the 2022–2023 Southbank Sinfonia Fellowship, which is the reason for the ensemble's name—the year it arose. Bringing together musicians from six different countries, this international ensemble made their debut at the Lunchtime Concert Series in St John's Smith Square in April 2023.

16 Jun

Westminster Opera Company

  • 7:15 pm
  • Holy Cross Church, Cortayne Rd SW6 3QA London

Mozart Exsultate Jubilate, Britten Serenade for Tenor Horn & Strings, TBA New Commission, Haydn St Nicholas Mass.

22 Jun

Verdi Requiem

  • 7:30 pm
  • Cadogan Hall

Brandenburg Sinfonia

05 Jul

Lunchtime concert

  • 1:10 pm
  • Croydon Minster, CCR0 1RN Croydon

Cellists Théa-Rose Lester Mumford and Erlend Vestby perform self-arranged music for cello duo in this lunchtime recital.
Music by Dvorak, Albinoni, Vivaldi, Shostakovich a.o.

24 Jul

Gabrieli Consort - Verdi Requiem with the Gabrieli ROAR

  • 7:00 pm
  • Ely Cathedral

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Photo: Kate Kantur