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Weʼre raising £24,000 to pay a fee to each musician performing at one of our Home Concerts. If funds allow we also donate to HelpMusiciansUK Hardship Fund. Thank you

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On Wednesday 19th May we are hosting pianist John Paul Ekins and Gildas Quartet - with guest violinist Hatty Haynes. John Paul Ekins is an exceptional pianist who has performed at prestigious venues across Europe including the Royal Albert Hall. His programme will include pieces by Chopin and Liszt. The Gildas Quartet are an exciting and innovative string quartet who have performed to critical acclaim. They will be performing with guest violinist Hatty Haynes and their programme will include works by Dvorak, Jessie Montgomery, Haydn and Shostakovich. Your support makes this happen. Thank you.

NB We’ve been talking to our performers about social distancing and their performance practises. We have been assured that, despite the difficulties, they are following the government guidelines, and the more detailed advice from the Musicians’ Union and other representative bodies.

Home Concert Club was set up in March 2020, at the start of the coronavirus lockdown. All around us, musicians were having concerts and tours cancelled, their working lives suddenly swept from under their feet. At the same time our friends, families and members of our community had lost opportunities to share live musical experiences.

Julie Schwarz’s initial idea for concerts online, performed in musicians’ own homes and transmitted over the internet to the homes of audience members, was developed by her, along with Barbara Bleiman and Adam Sharples. Violinist, Gemma Sharples, agreed to be the musical force behind the project, curating the series for us. She was also one of the performers at our first concert.

Our aims are:

– to offer audiences an experience of live music, in a world where concert halls and theatres have had to close.

– to provide paid opportunities for musicians to perform live;

– to provide technical support for the musicians to get the best out of an online performance.

– When funds allow, to donate to Help Musicians UK Hardship Fund.

Details of the upcoming concerts, and profiles of the musicians that have played in past concerts, is on our website.

HomeConcertClub.com

You can book to join our concerts on the website. And you can become a Home Concert Club member. (This is free!)

Home Concert Club has been able to achieve these aims through crowdfunding donations. We hope to continue the series past lockdown and establish HCC as a sustainable idea over the whole period of music venues remaining closed or restricted.

Thank you. We hope to see you at one of our concerts.

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  • Julie Schwarz11 days ago
    Julie Schwarz

    Julie Schwarz

    11 days ago

    Last night's concert was wonderful. The expressive playing by Ariana Kashefi on her cello, followed by Bartosz Glowacki's accordion gave me goose bumps. A huge thank you to Ariana and Bartosz for the innovative programmes they each chose for us, and for sharing their exceptional musicianship.

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  • Julie Schwarz14 days ago
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    Julie Schwarz

    14 days ago

    We have just had our technical run through - always a privilege to listen in on. Such beautiful music, played by 2 very talented and dedicated musicians. Ariana and Bartosz have chosen lovely programmes of music for us.

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  • Julie Schwarz1 month ago
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    Julie Schwarz

    1 month ago

    Last night's concert was a delight. 3 wonderful musicians, welcoming us in to their homes (over Zoom!) to hear them perform live. An extra delight was when Debipriya introduced her piece in celebration of the 101st anniversary of Pandit Ravi Shankar (born on 7th April 1920). Ravi Shanker did so much to bring classical Indian music to the West, to our very good fortune.

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    May 9, 2021

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    May 5, 2021

    Wonderful concerts!

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Julie Schwarz

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Throughout my career as a charity finance professional I have been lucky to see the positive differences people can make in each other's lives. I am helping Gemma Sharples and her friends to share their talents with their community. We hope everyone involved will be uplifted.

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