Stapleford Granary

Event description

22 February 2020 | 11.30am 

Day PassTicket: £25



Violin - Savitri Grier

Piano - Richard Uttley


Day Time Table

11.30 Talk: Beethoven’s sonatas for piano and violin in context

12.30 Coffee

13.00 Lunchtime concert

15.00 - 17.00 Workshop

19.30 Evening Concert


Day Programme

Afternoon Concert 

Beethoven - Sonata No.1 in D, op.12 no.1

Beethoven - Sonata No.6 in A, op.30 no.1


Solo pianists, solo violinists, and violinists and pianists playing together are invited. The music played need not be by Beethoven, but pieces from around the same time or in some way influenced by Beethoven would be preferred.

All welcome to listen to the workshop.

Evening Concert


Beethoven - Sonata No.4 in A minor, op.23

Beethoven - Sonata No.5 in F, op.24, “Spring”


Beethoven - Sonata No.7 in C minor, op.30 no.2

A second event is scheduled for 21 February 2021.


The talk will introduce the project through looking at Beethoven’s life at the time he was writing these pieces, the violinists he was writing for and playing with, the way these pieces were received by critics and the public, and how Beethoven developed the genre through using it as both an experimentation ground for some of his most personal ideas and for the enjoyment and amusement of his friends. The concert features the first of the sonatas, popular for its unmistakably Beethovenian joyfulness, and the lesser-known, more introspective sixth sonata.

Richard has appeared numerous times at Stapleford Granary and Savitri, who is making her first appearance here, is one of his regular duo partners. Savitri’s highlights this season include the Elgar Violin Concerto in Qatar, recitals in Mumbai and guest leading the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Iván Fischer.”

Savitri and Richard began playing together in 2014 after meeting at the International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove. They have since given over 60 recitals together, including at Sage Gateshead, Wigmore Hall and on tour in China. They were mentored for their Beethoven project by Anthony Marwood and Steven Isserlis through Chamber Studio at King’s Place, and have performed the complete cycle in London, on tour in Scotland and as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.