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4703_144572_large[1]paintNext Concert Sponsored by Bates Solicitors  15 November 2015

Jan Schmolck  |   Frances Angell   |   Sally Pendlebury

Archduke Rudolph, the youngest son of Emperor Leopold II is credited as being probably the most important aristocratic patron of Ludwig van Beethoven.    Without such patronage Beethoven and other musician composers such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, may not have had the opportunity to concentrate on producing the outstanding music so well known, loved, studied and played during the past centuries.  Patronage of the arts in general and music in particular is as important today as it was in the Classical era.

Whilst visiting Europe, good friends of Ian MacDonald met Francis Angell and Jan Schmolck.   This chance meeting outside a Café led to the now well established patronage of The Angell Piano Trio by Bates Solicitors.

During the years since the first concert, The Angell Piano Trio have performed sponsored concerts at venues as various as The Four Seasons Hotel – Dogmersfield, Tylney Hall – Rotherwick, All Saints Church and The Cross Barn – Odiham and the Victoria and Jubilee Halls – Hartley Wintney.

About the Musicians

Jan Schmolck


In addition to being leader of the Orchestra of St. John’s Jan is also Principal Second Violinist of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. He has guest led many orchestras in the UK, including the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Britten Sinfonia, as well as the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in the production of Tom Ades’ opera “Powder Her Face”.

Frances Angell

FrancesA chamber music pianist, Frances regularly performs with the Turner Ensemble, the OSJ Chamber Ensemble and was the pianist for an extensive series of masterclasses given at the Britten-Pears School by Ida Haendel, Franco Gulli, Joseph Silverstein and William Pleeth

Sally Pendlebury

SallyA Shell/LSO competition prizewinner, Sally is a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, a founder member of the Vellinger String Quartet and often appears as guest principal cello with many British orchestras such as English Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonia.


The March 2015 Hampshire concert was part of a season of concerts performed at venues including Snape Maltings, Ashmolean Museum Oxford, Blackheath Halls and The Royal Opera House.   Jan and Sally were joined by guest pianist Kate Whitley and English operatic bass Matthew Rose.   The concert featured works by Franz Schubert together with new work ‘The Voices’ by John Woolrich and ‘This is my love poem for you’ written by Kate Whitely.

The March 2015 series of concerts was supported by Michael Cuddigan Trust which aims to support the composition of new vocal chamber music and to help finance performance of the new work.

Bates sponsored Angell Piano Trio concerts are free to attend but seats must be reserved in advance due to the size of the venues.   A retiring collection is taken at each of the concerts benefiting one of our partner charities.

Next Concert: 15 November 2015

The next Bates Solicitors sponsored Hampshire concert will take place on Sunday 15 November 2015 at The Four Seasons Hotel, Dogmersfield.

Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance due to the limited number of seats available.

To Reserve Tickets please:-

Visit                Hartley Antiques, 63 High Street, Hartley Wintney RG27 8ny

Telephone    01252 843222

Email              enquiries@hartley-antiques.com

Please quote reference APTVW

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