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Proms 2024 Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts feature both accomplished and promising musical talent. The concerts are held in either St Jude on the Hill or in the near by Free Church, both venues on Central Square, Hampstead Garden Suburb.

No tickets are required for the Lunchtime Concerts. Seating is unreserved. 

Free Church, Central Square
Free Church, Central Square
Lunchtime Concert

Supported by The Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust

Cello and Piano Recital

Free Concert
Yurie Lee
Monday, 24 June 2024
12.00 PM
St Jude on the Hill

Cellist Yurie Lee is a chamber musician, soloist and orchestral musician who has appeared in concert halls throughout Europe, Canada and the UK. Adam Repa is equally at home at the piano and the organ, composing, arranging pieces and improvising in a range of genres from medieval to 21st century music. The programme includes: Bax’s Folk-Tale (Conte Populaire) for cello and piano; Chopin’s Introduction and Polonaise Brillante; Mamiya’s  Six Japanese Folk Songs and Beethoven’s Cello Sonata No 1 in F major.

Lunchtime Concert

Sponsored by The Keyboard Trust

Piano Recital

Free Concert
George Todică
Tuesday, 25 June 2024
12.00 PM
St Jude on the Hill

George Todică has played in Wigmore Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Field and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, among others. The programme includes: Scarlatti’s Piano Sonata in A major; Mozart’s Piano Sonata No 8 in A minor; Ravel’s Pavane pour une infante défunte; Rachmaninov’s Variations on a theme of Corelli; and Chopin’s Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante.

Lunchtime Concert

Sponsored by The Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust

Double Bass and Piano Recital

Free Concert
Will Duerden
Wednesday, 26 June 2024
12.00 PM
St Jude on the Hill

Will Duerden is a highly sought-after soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader who rose to prominence after reaching the Strings Category Final of 2018 BBC Young Musician. Ukrainian Svitlana Kosenko is Accompanist in Residence at the Yehudi Menuhin School. The programme includes: Mišek’s  Legende; Liebermann’s Sonata for contrabass and piano; Tabakov’s Motivy; Ysaÿe’s Rêve d'enfant; Schubert’s Nacht und Träume; and Bottesini’s Grande allegro di concerto (alla Mendelssohn).

Lunchtime Concert

Sponsored by The Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust

Student Showcase - the Yehudi Menuhin School

Free Concert
Friday, 28 June 2024
12.00 PM
Free Church

The celebrated violinist Yehudi Menuhin founded his school in 1963 to provide a place for musically gifted children from around the world to develop their talents to the highest level within a nurturing and stimulating academic environment, regardless of their economic background. Today’s school provides a holistic education for exceptional students aged from 8 to 19, with specialist tuition on the stringed instruments, piano and classical guitar. Concerts take place in the Menuhin Hall, but also in local schools, care homes and churches, carrying on Menuhin’s belief in the importance of giving back to the community. This concert will feature selected soloists and ensembles from the current student body.

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