Tag Archives: Victoria Rooms

Review: Ensemble DeNOTE

The striking opening of Beethoven’s Horn Sonata Op. 17 heralded the start of a very enjoyable lunchtime concert at the Victoria Rooms last Wednesday. The sonata, ably played on the natural horn by Ursula Monberg, featured some moments of real excitement, though occasional phrases seemed to lack complete assurance. By contrast, pianist John Irving’s commanding […]

Review: Rupert Marshall-Luck and Matthew Rickard

It was with poise that violinist Rupert Marshall-Luck began Lionel Sainsbury’s Soliloquy for solo violin last Wednesday. The first item of this season’s lunchtime concert series hosted by Bristol University’s music department, this was a demanding and lyrical work which made full use of the instrument’s impressive range. Marshall-Luck performed the piece with style and, […]