Violoncello SM&RT Concert | 21 May 2012

Tim Lowe, violoncello | Andrew Brownell, piano

Ticket holders are entitled to a free entry for the pre-concert. They are also invited to a glass of wine with the comliments of Modo. The pre-concert talk starts at 19:00 in the Central Military Club’s Concert Hall. The wine reception starts at 19:30.


Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata in C Major, op. 102, No. 1

I. Andante – Allegro vivace
II. Adagio – Tempo Andante – Allegro vivace

Zoltan Kodaly

Johannes Brahms
Sonata for violoncello and piano in F Major

I. Allegro vivace
II. Adagio affettuoso
III. Allegro passionato
IV. Allegro molto

Bohuslav Martinu
Rossini Variations

Tim Lowe, violoncello (biography)

Tim started to play the cello at age 5. He was a chorister at York Minster before winning a major music scholarship to Eton College. He won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music but transferred to Louise Hopkin’s class at GSMD. He was awarded a first class degree and a Masters with distinction. Tim has won innumerable awards and prizes including from the Musicians Benevolent Fund, the Craxton Memorial Trust, Philharmonia Orchestra/Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, Countess of Munster Trust, ECO Duchess of Cornwall Award, the Kirckman Concert Society and the Tillett Trust Young Concert Artists’ Platform. Tim plays concertos and recital programmes all over the country and abroad including regular appearance at Wigmore Hall. He has been Guest Principal Cello with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Tim teaches regularly at Eton College and at the Junior department of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has recently been made a professor of cello in the senior school at Guildhall. He is a regular teacher on the Pro Corda international chamber music courses.

Review of Tim’s Wigmore Hall appearance:
“…the evening belonged to ‘cellist Tim Lowe, who gave a passionate and energetic performance …displaying remarkable agility, emotional maturity and an assertive sound, he absorbed himself entirely in the music and drew the entire audience in with him. A versatile, impressive and captivating performer who responded extremely well to the audience, he was an absolute joy to watch.” Lottie Greenhow MusicOMH

His 2011-12 season includes performances of the Dvorak, Elgar, Saint-Saens and Schumann concertos and a very full recital schedule some with the support of the Countess of Munster recital scheme. In addition his successes in the Kirckman Concet Society and Tillett Trust competitions will take him to major recital and concert venues all round the UK.

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