Leading young chamber musicians make compelling partnership in Bedford concert series

Chlo� Hanslip
Chlo� Hanslip

Two leading young British chamber musicians take to the stage in the next Music on Thursdays classical series.

The next concert in the season takes place on March 19 at 7.45pm at Bedford School Recital Hall, De Parys Avenue/Burnaby Road, Bedford, when the series welcomes violinist Chloë Hanslip and pianist Danny Driver.

Danny Driver at Bedford Music Club.

Danny Driver at Bedford Music Club.

Aged just 27, Chloë is already a familiar figure in concert halls throughout the world, having made her Proms debut in 2002 and her US concerto debut the following year, when she also won an award as Young British Performer of the Year at the Classical Brits.

She has made many highly praised recordings, including the Bruch Violin Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra, and also played the part of a child prodigy violinist alongside Ralph Fiennes and Liv Tyler in the film Onegin.

Danny is no less busy as a recitalist and concerto soloist, while among his past awards is that of BBC Radio 2 Young Musician of the Year. He has been described by The Guardian as having ‘impeccable technique and musicianship’, and his many recordings are regularly nominated for major awards.

These two fine musicians team up to present a wide-ranging programme of works for violin and piano, from the most extrovert and virtuosic of Beethoven’s sonatas, through the wit of Poulenc and the exquisite delicacy of Messiaen to works by two leading British living composers, James MacMillan and Hugh Wood.

One critic said: “Hanslip plays with the most enviably sweet and subtly variegated tone ... an outstandingly compelling partnership with Danny Driver.”

Tickets are £18 for adults, £16 concessions, £5 for students (18-25), £2 for children (under 18), available on the door or by calling 01234 261811.

Visit www.chloehanslip.com and www.dannydriver.com