Tickets available from the 1st April 2022 at the festival’s What’s On page.
Jonathan Radford and Ashley Fripp
Wednesday 22 June 2022
Jonathan Radford is one of the leading classical saxophonists of his generation.
He is passionate about showcasing the saxophone’s versatility across the classical and contemporary repertoire, delighting audiences with his characteristically energetic and expressive performances. Jonathan has won a number of international awards including the Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL) Gold Medal. Jonathan Radford’s website: https://www.jonathanradfordsaxophone.com/
British pianist Ashley Fripp has performed extensively as recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist at major concert halls around the world and has won prizes at more than a dozen national and international competitions including the keyboard prize at ROSL. Ashley Fripp’s website: https://ashleyfripp.co.uk/biography/
Jonathan’s debut CD with Ashley was released in April 2022 by Champs Hill Records.
This concert is supported by the Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL)
Thursday 23 June 2022
Praised for their powerful singing and distinctive sound, the award-winning British vocal ensemble Apollo5 proves how dynamic only five voices can be. With such small forces they are able to showcase each individual voice while still achieving their critically acclaimed blend.
Whether performing jazz, pop, classical or even early sacred music, they are known for their exceptional communication with audiences, frequently performing from memory. Apollo5 enjoys a busy world-wide concert diary, as well as being committed to providing inspiring musical opportunities for young people and communities. Apollo5 are part of the VOCES8 Foundation https://voces8.foundation/ and are based at the VOCES8 Centre.
As part of the Festival’s outreach programme, Apollo5 will be holding a workshop for Year 5 pupils at Teignmouth Community School, Mill Lane which will result in the children joining them on stage during the evening performance. Our thanks to The Helen Foundation for supporting the workshop.
This concert is sponsored by the Rosemary Rickett Memorial Fund
The Mithras Trio
Friday 24 June 2022
The Mithras Trio is fast growing a reputation as one of the next generation’s most exciting piano trios. Formed in 2017 at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, they are praised for their ‘exquisite phrasing’, ‘full-blooded commitment’ and ‘bold, passionate colours’.
Currently members of the prestigious BBC New Generation Artists scheme, broadcasting regularly on BBC Radio 3, they have performed at many of London’s major venues as well as making regular appearances in festivals in the UK and Europe.
They are also passionate exponents of contemporary music, having worked extensively with Helen Grime and Julian Philips, and gave the world première of a new piece by Péter Tornyai at the Solti Hall in Budapest, who dedicated the work to the Mithras Trio after working with them.
Budapest Cafe Orchestra
Saturday 25 June 2022
Established in 2009 by award-winning British jazz violinist and composer Christian Garrick, the Budapest Café Orchestra play a blistering barrage of traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia, Klezmer laments, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czardas and their own unique re-imaginings of some of the biggest pieces ever written by the greats.
The BCO has won legions of fans through their magical and infectious performances.
Evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires – plus a few surprises along the way – they are hugely entertaining, with immense skill and profound musicianship. A show by the BCO is good enough to make you want to book that holiday down the Danube.