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09th Oct: Festival Concert, Hanoi Vietnam

Contemporary Music Festival
Verdandi Camerata is honoured to be invited by the Vietnamese Association of Musicians to takes part in the 1st Asia-Europe New Music Festival in Hanoi, Vietnam at the Concert Hall of the National Academy of Music.
The programme with String Orchestra includes:
Arvo Pärt: Concerto Piccolo über B-A-C-H (solo trumpet: Cameron Todd)
Sally Beamish: "Under the Wings of the Rock" (solo viola: Nguyet Thu)
Wojciech Kilar: “Orawa” for 15 solo strings
Hoang Cuong: Concerto for Oboe, Violin and string orchestra.

Khac-Uyen, conductor

11th Oct: "The Path" concert with Song Hong Quintet

Takemitsu, Ewazen, Piazzolla, Milhaud, Shostakovich and CPE Bach
At last, after 2 years of planning we finally have a chance to collaborate with Vietnam foremost chamber group Song Hong for an evening of chamber music packed with exciting and new works from around the globe.
"The Path", small paths are chosen by choice and only chosen by a few. An exciting and thought provoking program with many beautiful surprises.
Verdandi Camerata: David Gruber, flute; Seung-Eun Lee, oboe; Yoko Yokota, clarinet; Cameron Todd, trumpet; Nguyệt Thu, viola; Khắc Uyên, director
Song Hong Piano quintet: Phạm Trường Sơn, violin; Phan Thi Tố Trinh, violin; Đỗ Hương Trà My, viola; Đào Tuyết Trinh, cello; Phạm Quỳnh Trang, piano

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Previous concerts

17th-24th August: 2nd International Summer Music Masterclass 2014

Kolben, Kolbotn, Norway
Karl Lee, Lucien Engelmann, Anna Chowaniec, Klaudia Sasula, Anna Toporkiewicz, Martha Neugarten, Sacha Neugarten.
Dominika Rosiek, Khac-Uyen, Robert Rosiek

5th Sept: Cadogan Hall concert

Mendelssohn,Elgar and Britten
Verdandi Camerata joins force with the young Vietnamese pianist Tra Nguyen for Mendelssohn 1st Piano Concerto in G minor. We form part of the event to celebrate 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF VIETNAM - UK DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS, presents by the Vietnamese Embassy. We will also perform the *Tarantella* by Britten for his centenary, plus 2 beautiful short pieces by Elgar.
The concert is being shared with the Vietnamese traditional orchestra who will start the evening. This event is by invitation only.

Tra Nguyen, piano
Khac-Uyen, conductor

15th August: Violin Recital, Sofiemyr Kirke, Norway

Beethoven, Bartok, Sarasate, Kreisler, Pleyel
This concert is part of the first International Summer Music Masterclass in Kolbotn, Norway. Verdandi Camerata collaborates with the Oppegard district and its local organisations. The lessons were held in the cultural senter Kolben in Kolbotn over looking the scenic lake. All the concerts were sponsored by the Sofiemyr Church.
The first concert on the 15th August is a full recital share by the tutors of the course. The 2nd one on the last day of the course is the Final Concert which showcases all the masterclass students. Both concerts were received with great enthusiasm and it generates a keen interest from the local public to repeat this successful project every summer.

12th-18th August: International Summer Music Masterclass 2013

Kolben, Kolbotn, Norway
Hoonio Kim, Julia Hart, Anna Chowaniec, Alexandra Chowaniec, Anna Toporkiewicz, Martha Neugarten, Sacha Neugarten.
Dominika Rosiek, Khac-Uyen, Robert Rosiek

15th April: Cadogan Hall concert

Kats-Chernin, Pärt, Sibelius, Brahms
From the dark water lakes of Finland to the desolate fields of Estonia, and from the impenetrable woodlands of Germany to the imaginary crystalline architecture of Selenite City, London-based orchestra Verdandi Camerata takes you on an exciting musical journey inside some of Nature’s most secluded landscapes. Our Cadogan Hall debut will feature acclaimed talents Anne Lovett (piano) and Giovanni Guzzo (violin) in the world premiere of Elena Kats-Chernin’s new concerto for violin and piano, Selenite City, a piece specially commissioned for this event. Ms Kats-Chernin has gained international public acclaim with her ballet Wild Swans, of which Eliza’s Aria was made popular by Lloyds TSB’s television commercials.

All proceeds will go to ‘Help For Heroes’, a charity formed to help those who have been wounded in Britain's current conflicts. The concert will be conducted by Jean-Louis Gosselin.

1st April: Concert for Japan

As the tragic events in Japan still unfolding, we would like to donate this concert to the Japanese people in the tsunami affected areas. All profit will go to Red Cross Japan.

Verdandi Camerata's community orchestra: the Southwark Sinfonia Orchestra will be performing an exciting program with some of Grieg's most gorgeous music in the beautiful Norwegian Church in London. The program also includes, among others: Elgar Serenade and Vivaldi's two brilliant concertos.

If you wish to make separate donation, we collect all donations to Verdandi Camerata's account. The sum will be sent to the Japanese Red Cross Society after the concert. Please put in the reference of your transaction as "Japan Donation".
Cheque can also be made payable to Verdandi Camerata.

Verdandi Camerata Account
Bank name: HSBC
Sort Code: 40 06 21
Account Number: 42232448

To send donation directly to the Japanese Red Cross Society, please follow this link:

Art and Music for Zanzibar, 25th March 2011

ARTMUSIC FOR ZANZIBAR was an unique evening of experimental performance featuring a duet of live painting by artist Vincent S. Ko accompanied by classical music performed by the Verdandi Camerata orchestra, with special guest alto YoungJae Park,
The event raised vital funds for the Black Soul, a charity that supports education projects in Tanzania, including the provision of art materials that allow young people to express their God-given gifts. The ticket price includes entry, finger food, drinks and a charity donation.

Venue: St.Alban Fulham (Margravine Rd, Fulham, London W6 8HJ)

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20th Century chamber operas: Stravinsky, Marsalis

Leading actor Stephen Hogan (BBC’s TV series “The Tudors”, “Robespierre: Blood & Terror”) and opera singer John Savournin take to the stage in an exciting double-bill of theatre and music: Igor Stravinsky’s war-time masterpieceSoldier’s Tale coupled with the UK premiere of A Fiddler’s Tale by famous jazzman Wynton Marsalis.
Performances conducted by Jean-Louis Gosselin and directed by Hugh Lee.

Concert for Haiti: 16th June 2010

In aid of Haitian children who were affected by the worst earthquake to hit Haiti in 200 years. On 16th June 2010 we gave a concert fund raising for various UK charity organisations.
The program included: Ravel Tombeau de Couperin, Mozart Sinfonia Concertante, Beethoven Symphony no.4. With our soloist: Natalia Lomeiko (violin) and Yura Zhislin (viola), conducted by Khac-Uyen

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