From March 23rd to 26th I am artistic director of four concerts and a lecture at Kings Place in London which celebrate the Swiss composer/oboist/conductor Heinz Holliger. During its two-year existence Kings Place has established itself as one of the leading venues for chamber music in London, next to the Wigmore Hall.

Heinz Holliger will be performing as oboist and conductor and will hold a lecture on the Chamber Concerto of Alban Berg. Highlights include Holliger's "Romancendres" for cello and piano which I will play with the pianist Alasdair Beatson as well as music by Holliger's idol Robert Schumann, his teacher Sandor Veress (himself a student of Bartok), and music by Berg, Kurtág, Isang Yun, Clara Schumann and J S Bach.

I am very glad that alongside Holliger and his wife Ursula, other wonderful musicians have agreed to take part in this project: the pianists Alexander Lonquich and his wife Cristina Barbuti, Alasdair Beatson, Daniel Tong and Nicola Eimer, violinists Muriel Cantoreggi and Florence Cooke, violist Hariolf Schlichtig, cellist Xenia Jankovic, horn player Richard Watkins, wind players of the Royal Acadamy of Music and young violinists of the Junior Guildhall School of music.

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