Thursday 16 July 4.00 pm
Streamed 'live' concert in an empty church
Jane Gordon (violin) Jan Rautio (piano)
Mozart: Violin sonata in B flat K454
Fauré : Violin sonata in A Op 13
Fauré : Berceuse Op 16
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Jane is a highly versatile violinist who performs extensively at major festivals and concert halls in Europe, Asia and America. Described as playing with ‘a ravishing tone and real depth of timbre' (The Independent), she has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Southbank and live on BBC Radio 3.
Jane has a passion for historical performance and regularly performs repertoire from baroque to early romantic on period instruments. As an experienced leader and director, she has worked with a number of period instrument ensembles and orchestras. Jane has recently lead the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (Glyndebourne 2019 community opera), Casa da Musica Baroque Orchestra (Laurence Cummings, Portugal), European Brandenburg Ensemble (Trevor Pinnock, Halle Handel Festival), and Korean National Opera (Retrospect Ensemble, Seoul). Jane is regularly invited to direct concerts for the London Bach Society where she also performed Bach's Chaconne as part of the 70th Anniversary concert for the Society. Jane has also directed a concert for the OAE featuring Bach Brandenburg Concertos. She also regularly performs with Arcangelo and is currently a member of the English Baroque Soloists, under Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Jane studied at the Royal College of Music and subsequently at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with the highest awards. In 2017 she was elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. Jane is the artistic director of Hastings Early Music Festival.
Jan Rautio was born in Russia, grew up in London and studied at the Royal College of Music and at the Royal Academy of Music. He works as a soloist, chamber musician, composer and conductor. His work has taken him to many performance venues across the UK, Europe, Russia and the USA. His highlights include Edinburgh Festival, Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, Bridgewater Hall, Palazzo Borghese in Rome, the Yusupov Palace in St Petersburg, Hambacher Musikfest in Germany, and the Charleston International Piano Series. He has given numerous live broadcasts on BBC Radio3 together with the Rautio Piano Trio, having established a reputation as a critically acclaimed chamber musician with the latter.
Jan is a graduate of the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music. He is a soloist, accompanist, chamber musician (co-founder of the Rautio Piano Trio), conductor and composer. Jan is the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Ponte Cultura Music & Arts Festival in Vero (France) and the Music Director of the “Diversity” chamber choir. As their conductor he led them in performances in London's St Paul's Cathedral, Gasteig Philharmonie in Munich and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, amongst others. In 2017 he was made the Associate of the Royal Academy of Music for his services to music life in the UK. His recent compositions include “New Horizons” for choir and orchestra; “Gloria, laus et honor” for choir and a chamber ensemble; and his first String Quartet.
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