Intimate Classics #4


The fourth of Thomas Bertolotti’s super chamber music series – April 28th 2017 – featured fabulous viola player Lisa Hagemann, whose splendid programme ranged from the familiar sounds of Bach to the experimental intensity of Kurtag – a most wonderful performance in the beautiful ancient church of St Mary’s Lowgate, Hull. Together with the Rosa Quartet’s romantic Schubert and a lovely pair of cello duets by young musician Matthew Bannister with Thomas Bertolotti it made for a terrific evening.

Lisa Hagemann

Lisa Hagemann began the study of the viola at the age of 6 at the Conservatoire Populaire de Genève, where she studied for 15 years under the teaching of Miguel Da Silva and Nobuko Imai. She graduated from the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève in 2014. Her quartet won a first prize at the Concours des Jeunesses Musicales Suisses, a prize of the SUISA Foundation for the best interpretation of a Swiss work, and the prize of the Thiébaud Frey Foundation.”


Schubert – STring quintet in C – Movt 1
J.S Bach – Suite No. 4 in Eb Major
Kurtag – Vagdalkozós
– Népfalféle
– The Carenza Jig
– Doloroso
2 Duets for 2 Cellos – Matthew Ward and Thomas Bertolotti
Reger – Suite for solo viola in g minor


All the concerts are free of charge with a retiring collection for the church renovations.

Thanks to Thomas and Intimate Classics for another superb concert to celebrate classical music for Hull 2017.

Rich, Lou and Dexter Duffy-Howard

Photographs © Rich Duffy-Howard

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