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The Beethoven Society was founded in 1888 and has met without a break since then. The Society gives classical music concerts in aid of both local and national charities. We do not purely perform works by Beethoven; rather the name is kept as a tribute to the long and illustrious history of the orchestra.  We are a group of musicians dedicated to playing good music, enjoying ourselves, and helping to raise money for charities at the same time.

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Saturday March 23rd 2019, 7:30pm

The March concert takes us to Russia. We begin with Rimsky-Korsakovís Overture on Russian Themes, an early work full of nationalist enthusiasm. Equally nationalist are Liadovís Eight Russian Folk Songs for orchestra. Following this is the tuneful Violin Concerto by Glazunov which has fewer of the folk references and is more European in its bravura and virtuosity.  The concert finishes with Borodinís Symphony No.2, a work with few overt references to folk idiom, but full of memorable themes.

Rimsky-Korsakov, Overture on Russian Themes
Glazunov, Violin  Concerto
Liadov, 8 Russian Folk Songs
Borodin, Symphony No.2


Lizzie Hoskin

Kevin Saw



In Aid of

The Proud Trust

Kevin Saw  - Violin
Kevin Saw first started the violin at the age of 12 under the tutelage of Daniel Trgina. He was awarded Silver Prize in the International Youth Arts Festival in Changsha, China, where he had the opportunity to have masterclasses with Raphael Oleg and Florent Audibert.

His passion for violin playing also extended to chamber and orchestral music, and at 15 joined the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. He was soon promoted to principal of second violins, and toured to Australia in 2012 with the MPYO. He was thereafter invited to participate in the English Schools Orchestra in London in 2013, and performed in the Cadogan Hall. He also toured around Asia with the Asian Youth Orchestra in 2013 and 2014, which was led by Maestro James Judd alongside with soloist Steven Isserlis.

In 2013, he went to Wells to further his studies with Catherine Lord. At Wells, he was co-leader of the Symphony Orchestra and String Orchestra, and performed as soloist for the Vivaldi Four Violin Concerto. His tours with the school orchestras brought him to places such as Milton Court, and to countries such as Germany, France, Switzerland and Luxembourg.

In July 2018, he participated at the Cantiere Internazionale díArte at Montepulciano with the RNCM and performed chamber music and orchestral repertoire. At the RNCM, he articipated in Masterclasses by Mauricio Fuks and Yair Kless. He now studies under the International Chair of Violin, Yair Kless at the Royal Northern College of Music, where he is under a full scholarship sponsored by the Leverhulme Mentorship award and an RNCM Scholarship. Kevin plays on a 1595 Amati very generously loaned by the RNCM.

Kevin Saw appears by kind permission of the RNCM.

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