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Saturday, 21st May, 2022, at 7.30pm

Kramer Durcan Duo: Miriam Kramer (violin) with Nicholas Durcan (piano/organ)

This concert is the final concert of the Yatton Music Society’s Spring Season and will be held on the 3rd Saturday in May. It will include wonderful music for everyone from popular classic to Gershwin. We will be treated to music played by the brilliant violinist Miriam Kramer and accompanied by the equally talented Nicholas Durcan on the piano and organ.

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Tickets £10, students over 16 half price, children free. Unreserved seating but please respect Covid prevention advice -Tickets on the door.

Miriam Kramer grew up in Connecticut and began studying the violin at age four. By the age of seven, she had already given her first public performance – Mozart’s Concerto in G Major.. Miriam is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the Guildhall School of Music.

​Miriam has appeared as soloist at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center (USA) Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, St David’s Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, (UK) Vienna Konzerthaus and Theatre Champs Elysees (France). Praised by Strad Magazine as a ‘violinist of superior natural talent, an exceptionally sensitive interpreter and a phrase maker of uncommon expressivity’ and by the NY Times as a ‘soulful and virtuosic performer’. Miriam has also received critical acclaim for her 6 CDs, including Editor’s Choice for her recording of the violin music of Ernest Bloch, from Gramophone Magazine who has said ‘Kramer’s playing could hardly be more heartfelt. Scanning the catalogue for rivals, her musicianship is irresistible.’ This disc has been listed in the 2017 guide – ‘1001 Classical Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die’ – compiled by Matthew Rye and Steven Isserlis. Miriam has also been included in David Milson’s book, A-Z of String Players, 300 Great String Players.

​Alongside her performing and recording schedule, Miriam is in demand as a teacher and adjudicator and is regularly invited to give masterclasses at the Dartington Festival and for the Benslow Music Trust. Miriam performs regularly on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM and has appeared on BBC television in a tribute to Yehudi Menuhin.

Nicholas Durcan studied the piano and organ at the Royal Academy of Music where he was a prize winning student. His first appointment was at the Westminster Cathedral as assistant organist, and as an organist, he has given recitals at the cathedrals of Westminster, St Paul’s, Southwark and Lincoln. Early in his career, he was invited to perform at the 1984 Promenade Concerts with the National Orchestra of Wales. His concerto debut was at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, and since then has performed at the Royal Festival Hall with the London Mozart Players and at other prestigious London venues. In addition to performing throughout the UK, he has played throughout Europe, the Middle East, Hong Kong and the USA.

Composing is another of Nicholas’s interests and in this capacity, he composed the music for the BBC TV series, Painters’ World, and the music for “ Daughter’s of De Beauvoir” film. He has also broadcast on Classic FM, and Radios2.3 & 4. Nicholas is much in demand as a soloist and chamber musician and has collaborated with well known artists including Catherine Jenkins, and Nigel Kennedy. In addition, he is frequently asked to play harpsichord continuo and has performed the complete harpsichord Concertos  Bach. ‘Durcan is much of a partner as an accompanist and supports Kramer with sympathy and affection’ – American Record Guide.