We were delighted to return to Clare Hall at Cambridge University after a gap of four years to perform in their Intimate Engagements series, curated by Abigail Dolan, wife of YMS Classical Improvisation teacher David Dolan. A full and appreciative house were treated not just to a programme of chamber music, with quartets by Haydn and Schubert and Enescu's wonderful and enthralling Octet, but also to a practical demonstration of the way in which David encourages the pupils to develop a deeper understanding of the music through improvisation.

Cambridge looked characteristically beautiful in the sunshine, with the added drama of a graduation taking place in the Senate House, and some of the pupils took the chance to join the tourists along the banks of the Cam, as you can see!


20 May 2015