Violinist who comprises
one fourth of the ECO String Quartet, the stand-out chamber ensemble of the
English Chamber Orchestra.
Other artists groups
with whom she has worked include the European Camerata,
the Festival Strings of Canada, the London Conchord
Ensemble, the Melchior Ensemble, and the Philharmonia.
In 2001, she
and fellow violinists Jayne Maddison, Annalee Patipatanakoon and
Julia Wedman performed Antonio Vivaldi’s “Concerto
for Four Violins” with the Festival Strings of Canada.
Chamber Orchestra entertained at the Prague Proms with a program that
included Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Violin Concerto in E major”,
Bela Bartok’s “Divertimento”, Franz
Joseph Haydn’s “Symphony No. 44 in E minor”, and Giuseppe
Tartini’s “Concerto in D major”
on 26th July 2005.
on 29th November 2006 at Cadogan Hall
in London, England, comprised Max Bruch’s “Violin Concerto No.
1 in G minor, Op. 26”, Felix Mendelssohn’s “Symphony No.
4 in A, Op. 90” (“Italian”), Franz Schubert’s “Overture
in the Italian Style in C, D. 591”, and Robert Schumann’s “Konzertstuck for Four Horns and Orchestra, Op. 86”.
January 2007, the English Chamber Orchestra Ensemble performed at Wigmore Hall in London. Annabelle and Stephanie Gonley were the violinists, Jonathan Barritt and Judith Busbridge
were the violists, and Caroline Dale and Jesper
Svedberg were the cellists for a double-header of Johannes Brahms’ “String
Sextet No. 2 in G, Op. 36” and Schubert’s “String Quintet
in C, D. 956”.
The ECO opened
their 2007-2008 season with a tribute to Sir Edward Elgar that began with “Introduction
and Allegro” followed by “Nursery Suite”, “Romance
for Bassoon and Orchestra”, and “Cello Concerto”.
2008, she participated in the 9th Wye
Valley Chamber Music Festival with a pair of concerts at Holy Trinity
Church and St. Briavels Church.
The Holy Trinity concert on 15th January featured Ludwig
van Beethoven’s “Piano Trio in B flat, Op. 97” (“Archduke”),
Schubert’s “Quartettsatz, D. 703”,
and Alexander von Zemlinsky’s “Clarinet
Trio” The 16th
January concert at St. Briavels consisted of
Beethoven’s “String Quartet, Op. 74” (“Harp”),
Schubert’s “Allegro for Piano Duet, D. 947”, and Richard
Strauss’s “Piano Quartet”.
Ensemble interpreted Bach’s “Ricercare
a sei voci” from The Musical Offering, BWV 1079,
Mendelssohn’s “Octet in E flat, Op. 20” and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “String Sextet in D
minor” (“Souvenir of Florence”) at the Theatre in Peterhouse on 3rd March 2008.
December 2008, Annabelle was one of several musicians to share the stage at
the Domkerk in Utrecht, The Netherlands, at the
International Music Festival for a performance of Der Fiedler vom Getto
by Maarten Kooij.
the Philharmonia appeared at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in Covent Garden on 16th
and 17th January 2009 for a double bill of Beethoven’s “String
Quartet, Op. 132” and T.S. Elliot’s “Four Quartets”.
The ECO Ensemble
was back at Wigmore Hall for Wolfgang Amadeus
Mozart’s “Flute Quartet in D, K. 285” and “Piano
Quartet in G minor, K. 478” and Schubert’s “String
Quintet in C, D. 956” on 15th February 2009.
2009, Annabelle and double bassist Graham Mitchell, violist Lawrence Power
and soprano Elizabeth Watts were guest artists at the Kungsbacka
Chamber Music Festival. Their
recital on 4th August featured the music of Gabriel Faure,
including “La Bonne Chanson, Op. 61”, “Piano Quartet in C
minor, Op. 15”, and “Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 45”. On 5th August, they
performed Beethoven’s “Arrangement of Irish Folksongs for
Soprano and Piano Trio”, Frank Martin’s “Trio Based on
Popular Irish Folk Songs”, Mendelssohn’s “Piano Trio in D
minor, Op. 49”, Sergei Prokofiev’s “Five Pieces from the
Ballet Romeo and Juliet for Viola
and Piano”, and Schubert’s “Piano Quintet in A, D. 667”
(“The Trout”). They
capped off the festival on 6th August with Bartok’s “Duo
for Two Violins, Sz 98”, Ernst von Dohnanyi’s “Piano Quintet in E minor, Op.
26”, Antonin Dvorak’s “Bagatelle
for Two Violins, Cello and Harmonium, Op. 47” and “String
Quintet in G, Op. 77”, Haydn’s “Piano Trio in G, Hob. XV:25” (“Gypsy Rondo”) and Ralph Vaughan
Williams’ “Piano Quintet in C minor”.
September 2009, the London Conchord Ensemble
joined forces with harpsichordist Maggie Cole for a concert at The German
School in Petersham.
The Choir of
the 21st Century, the ECO, mezzo-soprano Mae Heydorn,
tenor Nicholas Mulroy, bass Hakan
Vramsmo and soprano Ida Falk Winland
performed George Frideric Handel’s Messiah at Cadogan
Hall on 2nd December 2009.
February 2010, the ECO offered up Bach’s “Concerto in D minor
for Two Violins” along with Bartok’s “Divertimento”
and David Heath’s “Piano Concerto” (“El Hedeijya”).
one of several “friends” to grace the stage at the Jesuit Church
in Dubrovnik, Croatia, for a recital entitled
Julian Rachlin & Friends. The mostly Bach affair included the
master’s “Concerto for Three Violins and Strings in C major,
BWV 1064”, “Concerto for Violin and Strings in A minor, BWV
1041” and “Concerto for Violin and Strings in E major, BWV 1042”
as well as Vivaldi’s “Concerto for Two Celli and Strings”.
which she appears include: After Rachmaninov;
Bach: Concertos em
re menor; Elvis
& Anabelle; David Gray: Greatest Hits; Ludwig Thuille: Piano Quintets in E flat major and G
minor; Nicolas Bacri:
Pieces pour Clarinette; and, “Puddledance”.