Hartlepool Music Society

33rd Season 2016-17
International Recital Series

(Registered Charity No 1071293)
Thursday 15 th September 2016
Retorica Violin Duo

Commences 7.30pm at Hartlepool Town Hall. 

Doors open at 7.00pm


Telemann: Sonata for two violins Op 2 No. 5

Telemann: Gulliver Suite

Mozart: Sonata in G major Kv379

Bach: Two Part Inventions selection

Bartok: 44 Duos selection

Prokofiev: Sonata for Two Violins Op 56

Handel (arr. Halvorsen): Passacaglia


retorica violin duo
Artist Information: Retorica Violin Duo

Harriet Mackenzie and Philippa Mo

Violin Recital

Philippa and Harriet met at the Royal Academy of Music, London and discovered their passion for contemporary music as well as the wealth of rarely heard repertoire for two violins.

Since they started playing together in 2010, Retorica have performed all over the world. Highlights of their performing career include recitals at some of the most prestigious halls in China, including the Beijing NCPA and Shanghai SHAOC. Other highlights include a performance in Odessa, Ukraine as part of the 2D2N Festival, where Retorica showcased seven new commissions by leading British composers. They have also performed in the Barbican Centre, in the Mostly Mozart Festival, at the Jersey Liberation Festival, the Bury St Edmunds Festival and the Ripon International Festival.

Artist Reviews: Retorica Violin Duo

"Superbly responsive playing ... faultless technique and unfailing insight"

- Gramophone Magazine

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