£8.00 – £10.00
Tait Tuesdays at Home
Ann Beilby, viola | Tamsin Waley-Cohen, violin | George Fu, piano
In support of the Tait Emergency Relief Fund for Australian & New Zealand Artists.
Khatchaturian – ‘lullabye’
Schumann – ‘Marchenbilder’
Schubert – 3 lieder
Ann Beilby, viola
Australian violist Ann Beilby made her solo Sydney Opera House debut at 18. Having started her musical life as a violinist, Ann has always been keen to champion the viola as a virtuosic instrument, having fallen in love with the rich depth of sound when she was very young, the unique role of the instrument in chamber music, and the particular character it lends to an ensemble. Ann was a founding member of the Cavaleri Quartet, with whom she made several commercial recordings and toured across the world, as well as the Jackson Beilby Duo with her ex-Cavaleri colleague, violinist Martyn Jackson, making their Wigmore Hall debut as a duo in 2016. 2017 shall be the beginning of her new ensemble, the Cassius String Trio, with Martyn Jackson and Reinoud Ford.
Tamsin Waley-Cohen, violin
Born in London, Tamsin Waley-Cohen enjoys an adventurous and varied career. In addition to concerts with the Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Hallé, Liverpool Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, Royal Northern Sinfonia and BBC orchestras, amongst others, she has twice been associate artist with the Orchestra of the Swan and works with conductors including Andrew Litton, Vasily Petrenko, Ben Gernon, Ryan Bancroft and Tamás Vásáry.
George Fu, piano
George has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, and collaborated with conductors such as Michael Tilson Thomas, Stefan Asbury, Kensho Watanabe, Vinay Parameswaran, and Jonathan Berman. He has appeared at international venues such as the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, and Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood, while his live performances and interviews have been featured on several public television and radio broadcasts around the world, such as In Tune on BBC Radio 3, Performance Today on National Public Radio, and On Stage At Curtis in Philadelphia.