We just released our new CD @Veles Ensemble: Egon Wellesz – Chamber Music on Toccata Classics. More info here.
Veles Ensemble in Scotland
by Hartmut • 10. February 2023 • 0 Comments
We had a fantastic time touring the Scottish Highlands last week. Playing Mozart’s Divertimento KV563, Leo Weiner’s string trio in G minor, Op. 6, my trio arrangement of Grażyna Bacewicz’s Oberek and other little gems.
The Veles Ensemble on BBC In Tune
by Hartmut • 13. September 2019 • 0 Comments
We had a fabulous time at the BBC studios last night, playing Beethoven, Schubert and Dohnanyi. You can listen to it for the next 30 days on the BBC website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0008b7b
If you’d like to skip straight to our performances here are the timings:
1:28:45 Beethoven Op.9 No 3 (3rd mvt)
1:35:40 Schubert D581 (1st mvt)
1:52:40 Dohnanyi, Serenade Op.10 (1st mvt)
London Strings Festival 2018
by Hartmut • 8. September 2018 • 0 Comments
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
Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/veles-ensemble-ahmed-mukhtar-tickets-47093079669
Upcoming Toccata Classics CD
by Hartmut • 5. September 2018 • 0 Comments
A little snapshot from the recording sessions from our [the Veles Ensemble] upcoming CD release on Toccata Classics with music by Steve Elcock.
To be released in Autumn 2018.
6 December 2017 – Veles Ensemble
by Hartmut • 4. November 2017 • 0 Comments
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
students £8, children under 14 £5
Tickets at the door and from
Friday 3rd November 2017: Stephen Dodgson – Naxos CD Release Concert
by Hartmut • 7. October 2017 • 0 Comments
Friday 3rd November 2017
St. James’s Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL
Stephen Dodgson CD on NAXOS
by Hartmut • 5. September 2017 • 0 Comments
Our new CD of chamber music works is out on NAXOS.
We will play a CD release concert at
St. James’s Piccadilly, London
3rd November 2017, 7.30pm
by Hartmut • 17. July 2017 • 0 Comments
A little impression from the concert with North London Sinfonia, Ravel Tzigane and Bartok Rhapsody No.1.
Ravel Tzigane and Bartok 1st Rhapsody
by Hartmut • 11. July 2017 • 0 Comments
Ravel Tzigane and Bartok Rhapsody No. 1 with the North London Sinfonia.
Saturday 15th July 2017, 7pm
Heampstead Garden Suburb Free Church
Central Square, NW11 7AG