Sophie Rosa (violin), Roberto Carrillo-Garcia (double bass, guitar), and Gemma Beeson (piano)

Thursday, 20th February 2020 at 7.30pm


In a change to our advertised concert, we are delighted to offer an evening infused with the spirit of dance. Sophie Rosa, Roberto Carrillo-Garcia and Gemma Beeson take us on a tour of Latin America and Europe. Major works by the king of tango, Astor Piazzolla, frame a programme of music from Spain, Italy and Brazil, and one of Roberto’s own compositions closes the concert.

It promises to be an evening that will leave a smile on your face!

Sophie is a violinist who won both second prize and the audience prize at the 2011 Manchester International Violin Competition.  She now has a busy career as a soloist, chamber musician and guest leader of orchestras across the UK.

Roberto is one of the UK’s leading double-bass players and guest principal with several orchestras. He is also a guitarist and a player of the viola da gamba. He appeared with his double bass at the Royal Northern Sinfonia’s recent concert of 1920s music at Sage Gateshead.

Gemma has performed around the world as soloist, accompanist and chamber musician.  She appears regularly in the Hallé Orchestra playing piano, celeste and synthesiser keyboard, and has played in live broadcasts with the BBC Singers.


Piazzolla   Histoire du Tango
Toldrà   Sonetí de la Rosada
Monti  Csárdás
Paganini  Cantabile
Bottesini  Rêverie
Piazzolla  Four Seasons in Buenos Aires
Machado   Pé de Moleque
Carrillo-Garcia  Piece for violin and guitar

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