Four: Two - Oliver Coates and John Reid

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Four: Zero Autumn 2010

Following a successful debut earlier in 2010, the De La Warr Pavilion in association with Chimera Productions, is delighted to present Four:Zero; the second production of this original classical concert series which takes in the cornerstones of the solo, duo, trio and quartet repertoire.

For this season, the stellar line-up of world class performers and rising stars select their own programme from two broad themes; romanticism and folk influence. Imaginative and inspiring, each will feature a number of the most pivotal compositions of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Four: Two
Oliver Coates and John Reid

Oliver Coates performs, writes and records electronic music for installations and collaborative projects. Appearing at festivals and working on projects with artists from a wide range of backgrounds, he has played at the Wigmore Hall, Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Kings Place, Wiltons Music Hall and Tate Modern.

Oliver is an Artist in Residence at the Southbank Centre, which is supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. His career has seen him curate and perform at the Southbank Centre and other established venues, as well as unorthodox, exploratory spaces.

Having achieved the highest degree result in the Royal Academy of Music's history before going on to complete an MPhil with distinction at New College Oxford, Oliver is now an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. He also plays as guest principal cello with the London Sinfonietta and principal cello with Aurora Orchestra.

"A remarkable musician, reminiscent of a young Tortelier or Rostropovich, who has the great gift of playing from his heart and not just from his cello."
Henry Kelly, journalist and broadcaster

John Reid is a regular visitor to festivals and music clubs across the UK, in recent seasons John Reid  has given recitals at Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall. He has performed in countries all over the world including Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France and the Middle East.

John has worked with contemporary music groups Radius and the Ossian Ensemble, and is a principal of the Aurora Orchestra. He is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music and an alumnus of the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme. His many awards have included the 2004 Gerald Moore Award, as well as the 2003 Kathleen Ferrier and Maggie Teyte Accompaniment Prizes.

"Tim Benjamin's Radius ensemble comprises some of Britain's most decorated young new music performers, and since its début in 2007 the group has become known for its polished recitals of contemporary and 20th-century repertoire… Berg's opus 1 Piano Sonata was given a spacious and detailed reading by John Reid that brought out the full range of Berg's harmonic distortions with breathtaking clarity."

Musical Opinion (January 2010) on Radius at the Purcell Room, on 21st October 2009

Four: Two
Oliver Coates and John Reid

Emily Hall: All Grand and All Bright
Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 3 Op. 69
Fauré: Après un Rêve
Popper: Dance of the Elves
Shostakovich: Sonata for Cello and Piano Op.40

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Wed 6 Oct 2010
Tickets: Free entry

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