RICHMONDSHIRE Concerts has announced its Summer 21 mini-season.

The superb violinist Chloë Hanslip appears with pianist Danny Driver in an intimate recital at Richmond Church on May 26. Prokofiev’s gem-like Five Melodies is followed by Judith Weir’s teasingly titled Music for 247 Strings. The artists are famed for their Beethoven recordings, and the evening finishes with that composer’s ethereal and peaceful Violin Sonata No. 10.

On June 9, the wonderful Gould Piano Trio comes to Richmond with clarinettist Robert Plane. Debussy’s whirlwind Première Rhapsodie will leave the audience breathless – the performers too, maybe!

Huw Watkins’s ‘Four Fables’ was commissioned and first performed by the artists at the Corbridge Chamber Music Festival. The concert ends with another Beethoven work, his mellow and intimate E flat Trio, one of the most loved and most subtle of all his chamber works.

Both concerts will be a little shorter than usual, with no interval. To further enable distancing, there will be a choice of two identical performances each day, at 5.30pm and at 8pm.

Tickets are £10 (£1 for full-time students and only a penny for Universal Credit recipients). Details and online tickets are at, with ticket sales for the public open on May 11.