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Liberal Judaism invites you to attend Beyond Text: Interpretation as Meaning; the movement’s first fundraising concert to mark 115 years of Liberal Judaism.

Exceptionally gifted cellist Thomas Carroll, international flautist Abigail Dolan and renowned pianist David Dolan will share a programme of classical music and improvisation to enjoy and discuss.

The evening will begin with a champagne and canapé reception at 6:15pm followed by the concert at 7:45pm.

The evening will also include a silent auction. More details to come soon.

Tickets can be bought for both the reception and concert (£45 per person), or the concert only (£25 per person).

The Programme

Entitled ‘Beyond Text: Interpretation as Meaning’; a performance by three renowned musicians taking risks and deviate from expectations, whilst sharing their thoughts about their process, in a prodigious performance that includes work by Bach, Debussy, Schumann, Hayden and Weber.

The Performers
Described by The Strad as a player of ‘authority, passion with an unerring sense of direction, full of colour and underpinned by a clear musical intelligence’, Welsh cellist Thomas Carroll launched his career when he won both Young Concert Artists Trust and Young Concert Artists, New York, performing in many major venues across Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and America.
He has appeared as concerto soloist with the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Orchestras and London Philharmonic as well as orchestras such as the Vienna Chamber, Melbourne Symphony and Bayerischer Rundfunk. Much in demand as a chamber musician, Thomas has worked with the Belcea Quartet, Endellion Quartet, Yehudi Menuhin, Gidon Kremer, Mischa Maisky, Michael Collins, at Wigmore Hall, the Edinburgh and Cheltenham International Festivals, among many others. His recordings include Michael Berkeley’s String Quintet with the Chilingirian Quartet for Chandos and a critically acclaimed recital disc with pianist, Llyr Willliams on the Orchid Classic Label.
Engagements include concerts at the Louvre in Paris, Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Dubrovnik Festival, Mecklenburg Festival and The International Chamber Music Festival in Utrecht. Thomas is also in demand as a conductor, and was recently appointed Chief Conductor of the Orpheus Sinfonia. Thomas is currently a Professor at the Royal College of Music in London and the Yehudi Menuhin School.
Abigail’s career combines worldwide performances as a concert flautist with roles in arts administration, teaching and research into musical performance.
Born in Israel, Abigail trained at the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem, later taking advanced flute classes with Alain Marion and Jean-Pierre Rampal in Paris and with Aurele Nicolet in Basle.
She serves as artistic director of the Intimate Engagements concert series at Clare Hall in Cambridge, coordinator of the Centre for Musical Performance Studies (CMPS) at the Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, and co-director of the Symphonova Project.
Her current research project looks at how the meaning of a piece of music changes when it is played using different performance styles and techniques.
Click here to find out more about Abigail and her research.
Concert pianist, researcher and educator, David is devoted to the revival of the art of classical improvisation.
Born and trained in Israel at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, he moved to London in 2003 after being invited to teach at the Yehudi Menuhin School by Lord Menhuin in 1989.
David is Professor of Classical Improvisation and its various applications to solo and ensemble performance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and became head of the Centre for Creative Performance & Classical Improvisation in 2005. He continues to teach at the Yehudi Menuhin School and runs annual intensive residencies at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) in Melbourne.
Click here to find out more about David and hear some of his music.

For more information contact Tom Rich at or 020 7580 1663.

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