London Strings Festival 2018

Upcoming Veles Ensemble string trio concert with Ahmed Mukhtar at the London Strings Festival! The trio will play Beethoven and Kodaly and then join Ahmed Mukhtar in his set of Iraqi oud music.

I will also perform at the LSF luthier’s exhibition on the 29th Sept .


The Veles Ensemble will open this evening of contrast with a true classic: Beethoven’s String Trio Op. 9 No. 1 in G-major. The trios Op.9 – published in 1798 – are often considered to be one of Beethoven’s most important early works. The G-major’s powerful and even symphonic qualities, wide melodic lines, contrasts and the breathtaking vigour of the finale leave no doubt about its historic significance.

It is followed by Zoltan Kodály’s Intermezzo, a wonderfully fresh and light scherzo, written by the then 23 year young composer while finishing a dissertation on the Hungarian folk song at the Budapest academy. Not surprisingly, it combines the spirit of the Hungarian folk song (but without the clyché!) with the depth and sophisticated textures reminiscent of Dohnányi, whose Serenade for string trio served as a model for this short and entertaining delight.

Ahmed Mukhtar will continue the evening presenting Iraqi music with Oud solo’s. He will then be joined be Veles Ensemble to finish with arrangements of his own compositions.

26th September, 7:30pm
St Margaret Pattens
Rood Lane, EC3M1HS

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6 December 2017 – Veles Ensemble

Join the Veles Ensemble for a night of exciting and varied string trio music: Mozart’s legendary Divertimento K563, Schubert’s B-flat major string trio, Egon Wellesz’ dynamic 20th sound world and a few special Christmas arrangements in the beautiful setting of St Margaret Pattens Church.


  • W. A. Mozart, Divertimento K563 in E-flat major
  • Franz Schubert, String Trio in B-flat major D471
  • Egon Wellesz, String Trio Op.86

, 7.15 pm
(doors open at 6:50 pm)
St Margaret Pattens 
Rood Lane

Tickets £10
students £8, children under 14 £5
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