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Rachel Podger

Solo violin
Friday 3rd March, 2023 at 7:30pm

"There is probably no more inspirational musician working today……."  (Gramophone) and "the unsurpassed British glory of the Baroque violin" (The Times) are only two of the superlatives which British violinist Rachel Podger has attracted during her very impressive and varied career.  She has established herself as a leading interpreter of the Baroque and Classical music period, being Gramophone Artist of the Year 2018 followed by the award of Artist in Residence at the Wigmore Hall 2019-20.  Her recent recordings of Beethoven and Mozart sonatas have attracted wide critical acclaim.

She works extensively with other prestigious groups, including Brecon Baroque, which she founded, vocal ensemble VOCES8 and the Academy of Ancient Music.  Rachel is a dedicated educator, holds an honorary position at the Royal Academy of Music and has presented BBC Radio 3's 'Inside Music'.

Rachel has an easy rapport with audiences and will talk about the music and the history of the time.


Johann Joseph Vilsmayr Partia no 6 in A major from Articifiosus Concentus pro Camera (1715)
various A Suite of short movements from the Noguiera and Klagenfurt manuscripts
J.S. Bach, arr. Chad Kelly Toccata and fugue BWV 565 arr for solo violin in A minor
Nicola Matteis Fantasia Con discretione
Chad Kelly Phantasia for solo violin
Giuseppe Tartini Piccole Sonata no 17 D2
Johann Paul von Westhoff Suite pour le violon seul sans basse continue parue dans Le Mercure Galant de janvier 1683
various A set of Celtic tunes Trad tunes and Playford's Dancing Master


Tickets will be available for purchase at £18 each (£15 for members, £3 for under 25s & U.C.) and can be bought on the night, or in advance via the Nairn Community and Arts Centre, either in person, by phone on 01667 453476 or via Nairn Community and Arts Centre's on-line booking service at

Member Tickets £15.00
Non-Member Tickets £18.00
Student Tickets £3.00

Venue & Arrangements

Nairn Community & Arts Centre
69 King Street
IV12 4BQ

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