David Chew spent several years with the BBC and the London Mozart Players before becoming principal cello with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra in 1981. He has earned numerous international awards (plus a Latin Grammy nomination) for his interpretation of Brazilian music and was made an honorary citizen of Rio de Janeiro. In 2008 he was appointed Associate Professor of Cello at the University of Northern Colorado and in 2010 was awarded an OBE for services to music.
The concerts will feature an array of internationally renowned musicians (from Brazil, Ecuador, the United States and Poland), including the London Piano Quartet.
Head of Arts at the University of Hull Professor Alec Charles said: “We are very excited to welcome such a brilliant group of musicians to Hull for this wonderful midsummer music festival. It’s such a rare and special opportunity to hear these superb performers play together in the UK.”
All concerts will take place at the University’s recently refurbished, state-of-the-art Middleton Hall concert venue, at the main entrance to the University of Hull’s main campus, on Cottingham Road, Hull.
Concert tickets are competitively priced. Holders of full weekend tickets will also have special access to attend (and, should they wish, participate in) extra masterclass sessions (in addition to the formal concert schedule).
14.00-15.00, 29 July: Cello recital by Diego Carneiro.
Ticket price: £7 (£5 concession).
19.30-21.30, 29 July: London Piano Quartet.
Artists: David Chew (cello); Russell Guyver (viola); Lorna Griffitt (piano); Haroutune Bedelian (violin). Ticket price: £15 (£10 concession).
15.00-17.00, 30 July: 130 years of Villa Lobos.
Artists: David Chew (cello); Russell Guyver (viola); Lorna Griffitt (piano); Haroutune Bedelian (violin); Diego Carneiro (cello); Tania Lisboa (cello); Liz Mucha (piano); David Johnston (violin). Ticket price: £7 (£5 concession).
The full weekend festival ticket price (all concerts plus special access to additional masterclasses) is just £20 (£15 concession).
Tickets will be available via Culturenet.