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Friday, 22 February 2002, 12:00AM

Chamber Music Fights Back

Piers Hellawell

When high art music struggles to compete in a market-place full of more accessible sounds, it is instrumental chamber music that feels the cold most acutely - yet great composers still turn to this medium for some of their most personal revelations. This talk covers some exciting new initiatives for young players, and explores the self-reinvention of the string quartet.

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Piers Hellawell is a composer, writer and photographer. He is Professor of Composition at Queen's University in Belfast and was the Gresham Professor of Music between 2000 and 2003. His work has been performed at the Henry Wood Promenade concerts and by the Vanbrugh quartet, Stockholm Chamber Brass and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. He was awarded a Leverhulme fellowship in 2010.

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22 February 2002

Chamber Music Fights Back
Piers Hellawell

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