One of the world’s finest clarinettists, Michael Collins is joined by fellow recording artist pianist Michael McHale and renowned soprano Grace Davidson in a programme comprising Schubert’s The Shepherd on the Rock, Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet and Schubert’s Octet.
The Shepherd on the Rock is a showpiece for clarinet and voice which masterfully conveys the shepherd’s feelings. This is followed by one of Mozart’s most admired works, the sublime Clarinet Quintet. We finish with Schubert’s Octet, an infectiously joyous piece of music that will leave you uplifted.
Michael Collins continues his distinguished soloist career as a clarinettist. Long committed to expanding the repertoire of the instrument, he has given premières of works by contemporary composers. Recent releases include a disc of British Clarinet Concertos as soloist and conductor with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
‘Michael Collins...brilliant playing in every sense’ Classic FM
Grace Davidson has carved an international career working with all the leading Baroque ensembles. Her versatility and purity of tone have given her a wide repertoire and she features on many movie soundtracks including The Hobbit. Grace’s discography includes a decade of CDs with The Sixteen, many featuring her as a soloist, and she is also the soloist on a recording of Fauré’s Requiem by Tenebrae/Nigel Short and the LSO.
‘Grace Davidson sings with gorgeous purity and warmth and hits some extraordinarily ethereal high notes’ Classic FM
Michael McHale's international career as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician, has taken him to venues from Japan to the USA and Germany. He released a CD of clarinet sonatas with Michael Collins in 2015.
'The singing sensibility of McHale's sensitive and polished pianism’ Gramophone
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