Kingston Chamber Concerts

John Irving, fortepianist

A new chamber music series launches in Kingston-upon-Thames on Thursday 18 May at All Saints Church, Kingston Marketplace.

The opening concert features keyboard music by Haydn, Bach and Mozart performed on a replica fortepiano very like the type of instrument Haydn and Mozart would have known and played. The concert is given by John Irving, Professor of Historical Performance at Trinity-Laban Conservatoire in Greenwich.

Future concerts in the series include the Piatti String Quartet in music by Debussy, Britten and Beethoven, and the Armorel Piano Trio, who will perform Beethoven’s ‘Ghost’ Trio together with works by Schumann and Dvorak.

The concerts will have a relaxed format, with audience seated salon style around small tables to create a convivial atmosphere and as a reminder that chamber music was written to be enjoyed in this way.

Tickets cost £15 (students £5) for a single concert or £40 for the whole series.

Further information and booking via / tel. 020 8549 1960

Venue: All Saints Church, Kingston Marketplace, Kingston-upon-Thames KT1 1JP


  1. Your concert series looks fascinating and I hope I can attend some of them. Incidentally, as an experienced pianist and conductor, I wonder fi you would be interested in having any piano recitals? I play the whole classical and romantic repertory and I also play a lot of 20th century music – especially the music of Michael Tippett, whose close friend and artistic collaborator I was for the last 28 years of his life. So if you’d like some suggested programmes. Incidentally, for ten years (1968-1978), I was Director of Music at Kingston :Polytechnic (now a university), putting on three lunchtime concerts a week, a string quartet series and concerts by the students’ choir and orchestra. So I have a lot of experience!
    Best wishes
    Meirion Bowen
    Flat 2, 2 Princes Avenue, London N10 3LR
    tel: 0208 444 3943

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