Thursday 2 Apr 2020, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

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Yukiko Ogura viola

Nicholas Bootiman viola

William Bender viola

Sylvain Séailles viola

Linda Kidwell viola

Cheremie Hamilton-Miller viola

Stephanie Edmundson viola

Carol Hultmark viola

Michael Turner viola

Gijs Kramers viola

Bowen Fantasy for Four Violas, Op.41

Bach Chaconne in D minor, BWV. 1004 arr. for four violas by Ichiro Nodaira

Schubert Der Erlkönig arr. for eight violas by Max Baillie

Jacob Suite for Eight Violas


The Philharmonia Chamber Players bring you a programme which places the viola firmly at the centre of attention, programmed by our Principal Viola player, Yukiko Ogura.

“Both these pieces, the Fantasy Quartet and the Suite for Eight Violas, showcase the amazing facility of these composers, and their profound understanding of the viola and its unique qualities. So often we’re hidden between the violins and the cellos, playing a humble role as “3rd fiddle”.  Not so in this concert!” (Yukiko Ogura)

This concert is part of the Philharmonia Chamber Players series