SaturdaY 9th November 2024
St. Michael's Parish Church, Linlithgow

This is a programme of well-known classical music which we hope will appeal to everyone. The performers are outstanding musicians of international renown.


Bach, JS                  Violin Sonata in E major, BWV 1016
                 Beethoven        Sonata for Violin & Piano No 7 in C minor, Op. 30/2
                             - Interval -
Suk                      Four Pieces for Violin and Piano
     Brahms                  Violin Sonata No 3 in D minor, Op. 108



TICKETS HERE (available from end July): £16, U26 £6, Children free. This event is also available with our season ticket for the 8 winter 2024-25 concerts (see Membership tab).  

Chloë Hanslip

Artist in Association with Northern Chamber Orchestra

Gramophone Magazine “Choice” July 2013
“There’s a wholly infectious conviction, spontaneity and panache about these superbly accomplished performances that lend them special distinction”

Chloë Hanslip (b. 1987) has already established herself as an artist of distinction on the international stage. Prodigiously talented, she made her BBC Proms debut at fourteen and her US concerto debut at fifteen and has performed at major venues in the UK (Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall), Europe (Vienna Musikverein, Hamburg Laeiszhalle, Paris Louvre and Salle Gaveau, St Petersburg Hermitage) as well as Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Arts Space in Tokyo and the Seoul Arts Centre.

Her performances have included the Symphonieorchester desBayerischen Rundfunks, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Bern Symphony Orchestra, Bremen Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Lahti Symphony, Moscow State Symphony, Norwegian Radio, Real Filharmonia Galicia, Vienna Tonkünstler Orchester, Hamburg Symfoniker, Czech National Symphony, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Orchestra Regionale Toscana, Helsingborg Symphony, Royal Flemish Philharmonic and the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra. Further afield her engagements include the Cincinnati Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Houston Symphony, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, Malaysia Philharmonic, Adelaide Symphony, Auckland Philharmonina and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. She has collaborated with conductors such as Sir Andrew Davis, Mariss Jansons, Paavo Järvi, Charles Dutoit, Giordano Bellincampi, Jakub Hrusa, Pietari Inkinen, Susanna Mälkki, Gianandrea Noseda, Tadaaki Otaka, Vasily Petrenko, Vassily Sinaisky, Dmitri Slobodeniouk, Alexander Vedernikov, Juraj Valcuha and Xian Zhang.

Chloë has an extensive discography and her latest releases feature the complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas (3 CDs) on Rubicon Classics with regular duo partner, Danny Driver: “instantly engaging, thanks to the warmth and clarity of Hanslip’s playing and the obvious rapport between the musicians.” (Strad).


Danny Driver

Pianist Danny Driver is recognised internationally as an artist of sophistication, insight and musical depth. His studies at Cambridge University and the Royal College of Music inspired his holistic approach to performance, from which he derives a vibrant brand of programming that he brings to concert halls and music festivals across the UK, Europe, Asia and North America. His breadth of repertoire and musical curiosity are also reflected in his recordings for Hyperion, in which he has explored both mainstream and neglected music from the baroque period through to the present day. He has performed with orchestras across the globe including the BBC Scottish Symphony, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, BBC NOW, Hallé, Minnesota, Bournemouth Symphony, Philharmonia, American Symphony, RTÉ Concert, Hong Kong Pro Arte, Queensland Symphony, Kuopio Symphony, and Uppsala Chamber Orchestra. His many collaborations with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra have included performances across the UK, at London’s Cadogan Hall and at the BBC Proms (where he has performed twice as a soloist).

Driver’s passion for chamber music has generated invitations to numerous festivalsand it has found expression in long-standing musical partnerships with violinist Chloë Hanslip, baritone Christian Immler, and cellist-composer Oliver Coates. Driver, as fleet of finger as this formidably challenging writing demands, has a mind that searches beyond contrivance; these are transfixing performances” [The Sunday Times]. Forthcoming recordings include works by Schumann and Fauré.

Danny Driver resides in London with his family. He teaches a small class of pianists at the Royal College of Music, where he was appointed Professor of Piano & Contemporary Piano in 2016.