Kensal Rise musicians support library campaign

Razumovsky EnsembleLibrary supporters were delighted to enjoy a magnificent concert in the Wigmore Hall on Monday 18 June by the Razumovsky Ensemble and Academy. Following a celebrated concert for the library last year in Kensal Rise, the Razumovsky Academy entertained a group of library supporters to its performance of Dvorak’s String Sextet in A Op. 48 and Brahms String Quintet in G Op. 111. The Ensemble, whose artistic director is the celebrated cellist Oleg Kogan, has previously been praised for “a vividly communicated relish for playing chamber music at such a high level of accomplishment”. (The Guardian)

If that was not enough, earlier in the evening there was a recital by young members of the Razumovsky Academy. Prizewinning cellist Mikhail Nemtsov was joined by his sister Elena on the piano, and performed Piazzolla’s Le Grand Tango and Chopin’s Cello Sonata in G minor Op. 65.

One appreciative library supporter in the packed hall said,
“We felt privileged to enjoy an evening of such transporting music played by both experienced musicians and younger performers. It was wonderful to support such a good cause as Kensal Rise Library in such an enjoyable way.”

The Friends of Kensal Rise Library have benefited from £300, raised thanks to the support of Oleg Kogan and his academy.

Thank you also to Richard for his part in the organisation of this fundraiser.

Campaign reported on in More Intelligent Life (The Economist)

The campaign has been reported on in More Intelligent Life. Read the article.

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