Christmas Concert & Mince Pies: Mon 14th Dec 2009

In the spirit of the quality to which you are accustomed, the Cambridge Society is delighted to announce an Invitation-only concert for solo violin by the renowned virtuoso Pavlo Beznosiuk on Monday 14th December 2009 at 19:15hrs followed by drinks and mince pies.

The programme and some biographical information are included below.

The concert will take place at our house in Tervuren (close to the British School): Gordaallaan 14, B-3080 Tervuren. (See zoomable map below.)

Places are limited and if you wish to attend please reply to:

There will be a cover charge of 10 euro per person. Please make your payment to our Hon. Treasurer Ludo De Vleeschauwer 776-5978534-36 citing "Camsoc Dec 14th Concert".

I am much looking forward to meeting many of you on the 14th.

Kind Regards,

Caroline Laske



J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Partita II BWV 1004 in D Minor

Allemanda - Corrente - Sarabanda - Giga - Ciaconna

Luciano Berio (1925-2003)

Sequenza VIII for solo violin (1976)

A TALK by Andrew Wise, Cambridge Musicologist, conductor, pianist and composer illuminating the evening's programme whilst Pavlo regathers himself for the second half.

Bela Bartok (1881-1945)

Sonata for solo violin (1944)

Tempo di Ciaccona - Fuga - Melodia - Presto

J.S. Bach

Partita III BWV 1006

Preludio - Loure - Gavotte en Rondeau - Menuets I and II - Bourée - Gigue


A long-standing presence on the Early Music Scene, Pavlo Beznosiuk has earned the respect of musicians, audiences and critics alike through his virtuosity and versatility on Renaissance, Baroque and Classical violins and viola. He has a formidable reputation throughout the world as soloist, chamber musician and increasingly as a director. As well as directing the Avison Ensemble Pavlo has a continuing role as leader/director of The Academy of Ancient Music and has also directed The Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment, The Hanover Band, L'Arte dei Suonatori and Le Jeune Orchestre Atlantique.

Pavlo's extensive list of recordings is testament to his popularity as one of the field's outstanding players. They include an acclaimed version of Biber's "Rosary" Sonatas with the actor Timothy West, Vivaldi's Violin Concerti Opus 6 with AAM, world premiere recordings of music by JJ Walther and JP von Westhoff, Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante with Monica Huggett and prizewinning recordings of the Schubert Octet and Cherubini Quartets with the Ensemble Hausmusik. The five-year, ground-breaking project with the Avison Ensemble to record Avison's entire output is drawing to a close with the much-praised recent release of Avison's arrangements of Scarlatti keyboard sonatas.

The next season sees the release of Pavlo's recording of J.S. Bach's solo sonatas and Partitas (on LINN Records) and Handel's Opus 6 Concerti grossi with the Avison Ensemble, performances of Haydn violin concerti and Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" with AAM and recitals combining Bach's solo violin music with music by Berio and Bartok. He also takes part in the first concerts of The Division Lobby, an ensemble exploring group and solo improvisation from 17th-century Italy. Exciting new ventures with the Avison ensemble include recording Vivaldi's op.8 concerti, the entire output of Arcangelo Corelli and concerts marking the anniversaries of Handel and William Herschel, whose violin concerto in D minor he resurrected with the Avison Ensemble.

Pavlo teaches Baroque violin at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.