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Richard Tunnicliffe in Concert at St Nicolas'

Sunday 26th September 2010 at 3.00 pm

Cellist and gamba player Richard Tunnicliffe has enjoyed a long and varied career at the forefront of Britain’s thriving period-instrument movement, combining this with a lively involvement in “modern” performance.

On Sunday 26th September at 3 pm at St Nicolas' Church, Kings Norton (map), Richard introduced and played three of Bach's Suites for solo cello. It was a memorable afternoon, and not just because of the tea and cake included in the price of the ticket.

About Richard

Richard Tunnicliffe is principal cello with the Avison Ensemble, whose performances and recordings of English string music of the 18th century are meeting with considerable critical acclaim. He is also regularly invited to be principal/continuo cello or viola-da-gamba soloist with major orchestras. These have included the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (with whom he has been associated since its foundation), the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Frankfurt Radio S.O., our own City of Birmingham S.O., the English National Opera, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the London Mozart Players.

Richard’s recordings are many and varied; a disc of early Italian music including the complete solo cello music of Domenico Gabrielli, the Kontakion for cello and piano by John Joubert and the complete cello concerti by 18th century Durham-based composer John Garth with the Avison Ensemble (the latter being chosen as critic’s choice by The Gramophone, Concerto recording of the month by The Strad magazine, and twice as CD of the week by Classic FM) and a wide range of chamber music. He will be recording Bach’s cello suites in Autumn 2010, shortly after playing them for us.

Richard teaches baroque and classical cello at the Royal College of Music in London. It was a privilege and a pleasure to welcome him to Kings Norton.