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••Thursday•, 09 •January• 2014 14:12•


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Thursday, 09 January 2014 14:12

Present Free Concert "Strings by Candlelight"


A Beautiful evening of Baroque and other favorites at the beautiful and recently restored Chiang Rai The First Church.


Members of the Chiangrai Youth Orchestra  Musical Director : Mr.Paramet Lerdkasem


With guest Soloists:

Mr. Graham Preskett Mandolin and Violin

Mr. Richard Harvey Mandolin and Recorder

Mr. Artem Konstantinov Cello


Program will include Concertos by Vivaldi and music by Bach and Handel plus some old favorites.




Concerto for Mandolin in C Antonio Vivaldi

Suite for Solo Cello in G Johann S Bach

Concerto for Recorder in G Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto for 2 Mandolins in G Antonio Vivaldi

Entrance of the Queen of Sheba G.F. Handel


Friday 31 January 2014 at Chiang Rai The First Church (opposite DoiChaang Coffee Salee Gate) 7.00 pm


Tel 086-7325292


Richard Harvey Mandolin and Recorder

Richard is famous in the UK and around the world as a classical composer and conductor, the creator of many stage and screen scores and a dazzling performer on an extraordinary range of instruments. He developed his remarkable woodwind technique as a schoolboy, but soon took up the guitar as well, which quickly led on to a lifelong fascination with the mandolin. Over the years, Richard has played the mandolin in all sorts of contexts, most notably as part of a 30-year touring duo with the great classical

guitarist John Williams. He has also been the featured soloist with many fine ensembles,

including the London Vivaldi Orchestra. Richard has happily played second fiddle to

his long-time friend, mandolin virtuoso Graham Preskett, in many concert performances of

Vivaldi's wonderful G Major Concerto for Two Mandolins. Richard is also a highly respected

player of (and composer for) the recorder. His very first collection of concertos, with Monica

Huggett directing, was recorded in the early 1980s and immediately hailed as a breakthrough in

reviews by the most demanding critics, such as Gramophone magazine. Richard makes this

welcome return to Chiang Rai direct from Hong Kong (which saw the triumphant world premiere of his Recorder Concerto, with Michala Petri and the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, in 2009) and previously from conducting the majestic Blue Planet Live! show in a two-day Christmas spectacular at the Guangzhou Opera House.


Graham Preskett mandolin

Graham Preskett gained his Masters Degree in Classics from Cambridge University and is an Associate of the Royal College of Music. He has appeared as a mandolin soloist with the London Mozart Players and in duo with guitarist Craig Ogden and Richard Harvey. Versatile and multi-talented, his playing can be heard on numerous movie soundtracks: as one of the three mandolins on Captain Corelli's Mandolin, the blues harmonica on Thelma and Louise and Chicken Run, tango violin on Moulin Rouge, Irish fiddle on Moll Flanders and banjo for the Irish team in Harry Potter's Quidditch World Championships. As a composer he has written the soundtracks to movies such as Something to Talk About, Muppet Treasure Island and Arthur Christmas and TV documentaries such as Frenchman s Creek, and Billy Connolly s World Tour of Scotland and World Tour of Australia. Graham Preskett is one of London's most sought-after session musicians, having worked with the likes of Cher, Van Morrison, Meat Loaf, The Bootleg Beatles and The Moody Blues. He has also arranged the music for CD recordings by Jon Bon Jovi, Tom Jones, Sir Paul McCartney and Larry Adler. In concert he has partnered Richard Harvey and John Williams, and has appeared with Deep Purple at the Albert Hall. In 2011 he conducted the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong and played Irish fiddle alongside Davy Spillane for a sell-out concert at the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.


Artem Konstantinov Cello

Artem was born in Russia in 1976, and studied cello at the Glinka School in Novosibirsk and the Moscow Conservatory of Music(Masters Diploma.) He also earned a Doctorate in Music from the Guildhall School of Music, London. He has won mumerous prizes including first prize in the 1983 Competition of Young Cellists (Russia), first prize in the 1991 International Competition of Young Artists' Ensembles (Moscow), the silver medal in the 1995 Competition of Chamber Duets in Palma D'Ora (Italy), and a medal in the Russian National Cello Competition, 1997. He competed in the Tchaikovsky competition in 2002 and 2007. He has studied and collaborated with great cellists, including Mstislav Rostropovich, Natalia Shahovskaya, Alexandr Rudin, Lev Evgrafov, Stefan Popov, Alexandr Kniazev, Kirill Rodin, Marina Tarasova and Rocco Fillipini. Artem has made highly acclaimed performances as soloist with orchestras in Europe, Russia and Asia. In China he has premiered numerous works, including the Prokofiev Sinfonia Concertante, Shostakovich 1st and 2nd Cello Concertos (China Philharmonic Orchestra, China National Orchestra, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra and Shanghai Philarmonic Orchestra), Bernstein Three Meditations (Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra), Don Li Chang Cello Concerto and Ye Xao Gan Cello Concerto (Hong Kong Sinfonietta).From 1999 to 2005 Artem served as principal cellist and soloist of the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, and since 2006 has acted as guest principal cellist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. He is principal cellist with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong.In addition to his orchestral commitments, he enjoys a busy schedule of chamber recitals and solo performances in both Europe and Asia. He is a member of chamber music groups BLACK and Pure Strings. A devoted teacher, Artem is guest professor of cello and chamber music at the School of Art in Shenzhen and Baptist University of Hong Kong


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