Gemma Rosefield

Tamsin Waley-Cohen

St Christopher

Gemma Rosefield and Tamsin Waley-Cohen
Event 10
Saturday October 16th, 3.00pm 
Little Missenden Church

The rich sonorities of violin and cello
Zoltán Kodály
Duo for Violin and Cello, op7 (1914)
Richard Causton
Fantasia and Air (for solo violin)
David Matthews
Song for Gemma from Journeying Songs op95
Maurice Ravel
Sonata for violin and cello (1920-22)

This is an archived event from the 2010 Programme.

Gemma Rosefield cello Tamsin Waley-Cohen violin

Violin and cello duos are not common, but this combination of instruments produces lovely sonorities. This programme includes two of the genre's classics, by Kodály and Ravel, together with solos for both instruments. Kodály's warm, passionate and rhapsodic work reflects the composer's love of folk music. Ravel's is a complete contrast - cool, lean, elegant and sparkling with wit.

Matthews and Causton have both featured at earlier Festivals. David Matthews wrote his piece for Gemma Rosefield, and Tamsin Waley-Cohen premiered Richard Causton's Fantasia and Air at a Park Lane Group recital this year.

"The world premiere of Richard Causton's Fantastia and Air was full of vibrant colour and played with a strength of feeling and expression that characterised Waley-Cohen's whole performance" (Catherine Nelson, The Strad)

Gemma Rosefield delighted her Little Missenden audience in 2008. Now she's teamed with a young violin virtuoso, Tamsin Waley-Cohen.

"If you ever get the opportunity to hear cellist Gemma Rosefield, seize it" (Hampstead & Highgate Express)

"There is no doubt that Tamsin Waley-Cohen is supremely talented. Her technical mastery is allied to superb musicianship and a luminous sound" (Musical Pointers)

"The most exceptionally gifted young violinist I have ever encountered" (Ruggiero Ricci)

"Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Gemma Rosefield are still making their names separately. With outstanding panache and vigour, and sensitivity, they played as one" (Classical Source)

For more information on Gemma Rosefield, click here. For more information on Tamsin Waley-Cohen, click here.