Daniel Hope, in 2017, was awarded the ‘Federal Cross’ Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, for his work as a cultural ambassador for the country. He was also the winner of the 2015 European Cultural Prize for Music. His ‘For Seasons’ CD was awarded the 2017 ECHO Klassik prize.
Freddy Kempf former winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year, with an extensive international performing career. Freddy is one of today’s most successful pianists performing to sell-out audiences all over the world. Exceptionally gifted with an unusually broad repertoire, Freddy has built a unique reputation as an explosive and physical performer who is not afraid to take risks as well as a serious, sensitive and profoundly musical artist.
Freddy has collaborated with conductors such as Dutoit, Petrenko, Davis, Sinaisky, Chailly, Tortelier, Sawallisch, Buribayev and Simonov, and has worked with some of the world’s most prestigious musical institutions including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, La Scala Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, NHK Symphony Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Dresden Philharmonic.
Sacconi Quartet multi-award-winning British quartet (Ben Hancox, Hannah Dawson violins, Robin Ashwell viola, Cara Berridge cello). Their album of Jonathan Dove works featured in Gramophone’s ‘Recordings of the Year 2017’. Their album of John McCabe works listed in The Times Top 100 Albums of the Year 2017.
‘As a quartet we have all benefited from help from the RSM, it is a wonderful charity and we are delighted to be joined by Daniel (Hope) and Freddy (Kempf) for this special concert, where we have the opportunity to show our appreciation for this worthy cause.”
Fiona Grant, Chairman of The Royal Society of Musicians comments:
“The RSM is delighted once again to have the opportunity to welcome old friends and new to Wigmore Hall, to remember the incomparable Jacqueline du Pré. From the outset our illustrious members have generously given concerts to raise funds for the Society so it is a particular pleasure to present the Sacconi Quartet this year, along with their renowned colleagues, Daniel Hope and Freddy Kempf. Anne Dudley follows Haydn, Weber and Peter Maxwell Davies, among others, in composing a March for the Society.”