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Philharmonia Chamber Players: Viola takeover


Portrait of Yukiko Ogura


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

After the concert