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Joo Yeon Sir: artist in residence @ Lichfield Festival

Violinist Joo Yeon Sir is one of the artists in residence at this year’s Lichfield Festival, 4 – 14 July 2018,

Paganini – 24 Caprices

Part 1: Lichfield Guildhall, Sun 08 Jul 2018 7:45 pm | Book tickets
Part 2: Lichfield Guildhall, Wed 11 Jul 2018 8:00 pm | Book tickets

Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade and Joo Yeon Sir

The legendary musician Niccolò Paganini was the most celebrated violinist of his time. A composer too, his dazzling Caprices for unaccompanied violin are among the best known of his works.

The second concert also features a Festival commission – Devil’s Minion – by featured composer, Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade: a short work created as a response to Paganini’s virtuosic settings.

Talk: Tim Ingles with Joo Yeon Sir

Swinfen Hall Hotel, Mon 09 Jul 2018 11:30 am | Book tickets

Tim Ingles with Joo Yeon Sir

Staffordshire-born auctioneer Tim Ingles joined Sotheby’s and became Head of Musical Instruments there in 1999, forming his own company Ingles & Hayday, fine instrument specialists, in 2012.

In this bespoke event for the 2018 Lichfield Festival, Tim talks about his career and passion for extraordinary and valuable instruments. His talk will also feature live music from violinist Joo Yeon Sir, playing a selection of Ingles & Hayday violins, giving a rare opportunity to experience and understand the contrast between each instrument’s unique sound.

A Celebration of Bernstein & Gershwin

Lichfield Cathedral, Thu 12 Jul 2018 7:30 pm | Book tickets

A Celebration of Bernstein and Gershwin

Danny Driver – piano | Joo Yeon Sir – violin | Matthew Hunt – clarinet | Jessica Walker – voice | Joseph Atkins – piano/arranger | Clare Hammond – piano

Following the highly-acclaimed Celebration of Richard Rodgers at the Lichfield Festival 2017, we present a unqiue show to celebrate the huge talent of George Gershwin and, in this his centenary year, Leonard Bernstein. This evening of songs and ‘songs without words’ brings together many of the Festival’s 2018 Artists in Residence, with new arrangements and virtuostic transcriptions of classic numbers such as Embraceable You, I Got Rhythm, extracts from Porgy & Bess and Candide, and a specially commissioned West Side Story medley.

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