Rising Stars at Sledmere - Theo Elwes & Kumi Matsuo

Saturday 27th April 2024

Rising Stars at Sledmere - Theo Elwes & Kumi Matsuo

THEO ELWES, violin


Wine for lunch kindly donated by YORK WINES

York Wines

The first recital will be performed by the talented and charismatic British/American violinist, Theo Elwes, accompanied by award-winning Japanese pianist Kumi Matsuo. The duo will present an Eastern European-inspired programme opening with Bartók’s charming ‘Romanian Folk Dances’, a suite of six short pieces based on Romanian tunes from Transylvania and among the Hungarian composer’s most popular works. This is followed by Bloch’s ‘Violin and Piano Sonata no. 1’, an expressive and romantic piece requiring great technical skill from the violinist, and ends with Mieczysław Weinberg’s plaintive and dazzling ‘Moldavian Rhapsody No. 3’.

Currently studying at the Royal College of Music, 21-year-old Theo has been selected as the first “Rising Star” of the series and will return to Sledmere House to perform in the autumn as well as in 2025 and 2026, ensuring him a continued platform to showcase his ongoing progress as a musician.


Béla Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances

Ernest Bloch: Violin and Piano Sonata No. 1

Mieczysław Weinberg: Moldavian Rhapsody No. 3

Tickets £45.00 to include lunch (includes Concert, Lunch, Parkland, Gardens & Farm Park)

Tickets £25.00 with a drink (includes Concert, drink, Parkland, Gardens & Farm Park)

Contact Information

Contact: Clare Mallinson
Tel: 01377 455198

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