Future Talent Musicians perform at Hatfield House

On Thursday 22 September, Future Talent Musicians AlexanderAnnie-MayCharlesCloverIsabellaJoshua, Molly and Willard performed as part of the Hatfield House Music Festival, a yearly chamber music festival organised by cellist and Future Talent Patron, Guy Johnston, set in the beautiful surroundings of Elizabeth I’s childhood home. Our Musicians performed a musical programme ‘Inspired by Bach’ to 200 local school children from Hertfordshire.

In preparation for the concert, our Musicians rehearsed in the late Sir Georg Solti’s studio; an amazing opportunity to see the last score he ever used, still open (also Bach), along with many other interesting scores and musical memorabilia from his life as a conductor.

The concert at Hatfield House was led by Letty Stott, who explained the intricacies of the music and came up with fun interactive ways for the school children to join in.

Also joining us for the concert were the Navarra String Quartet, who performed with our string players and played some dazzling solos.  Our Musicians did a fantastic job of immersing themselves in the complex style of Bach, be it from the Art of Fugue, to arias from the Matthew Passion, creating a thoroughly enjoyable concert.

“I hugely enjoyed the performance and was so pleased with Future Talent members especially.  I thought they showed real maturity in dealing with such difficult music and they did Future Talent proud!”

- Letty Stott

Thank you to Maria Andrews for photographing the concert and rehearsals.