Our next Orchestral concert

For background information about the Isca Ensemble please see the next page.

Tickets are available in advance online at  
www.iscaensemble.org.uk or www.ticketsource.co.uk

Sidmouth concert tickets are also available from

Paragon Books, 38 High Street, Sidmouth (01395 514516).

Tickets may also be obtained in person or by phone at

Exeter Visitor and Information & tickets tel. 01392 665885, 1 Dix's' Field, Exeter, EX1 1GF

Saturday 17th. July 2021 at 7.30 p.m.

Sidmouth Parish Church


Isca Ensemble South West with

JOEL MUNDAY - violin

Exceptional young soloist from Devon


Tchaikovsky : Sérénadé Mélancolique Op.26

Beethoven : Violin Concerto in D major Op.61

Beethoven : Symphony No 2 in D major Op. 36



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Beethoven's violin concerto was written in 1806 for performance by Franz Clement, the 26 year old principal violinist and conductor at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna. It had an unfortunate early history. Beethoven completed the work in a rush only two days before the first performance. The surviving autograph score is a mass of crossings out, corrections and alternative versions. Clement certainly had little time to learn the work, and even less to rehearse it with the orchestra. One can only assume that the performance was far from satisfactory. In the same concert Clement played a piece of his own in which he held the violin upside down. This act of flippancy may have distracted the critics from the brilliance of the concerto and a frosty press notice stated that "Beethoven could put his undoubtedly great talents to better uses". The concerto was rarely played and remained unappreciated until Josef Joachim and Felix Mendlessohn championed it in the 1840s, after which it rightly became regarded as one of the greatest works of the genre.


A special recital.


Sunday 18th.  July 2021 at 3.00 p.m.

Sidmouth Parish Church


Celebrity piano recital




Beethoven - Sonata in F minor Op. 57

Chopin - Polonaise Fantasie in A-flat Major

Chopin - Etude in C minor, op. 10 No. 12

Rachmaninov - Etude Tableau in A Minor Op.39 No. 6

Prokofiev - Third Piano Sonata in A minor


Renowned soloist from Warsaw, Poland.



London-based Polish pianist Lucas Krupinski is the winner of the 7th San Marino International Piano Competition and all of its contest prizes - the Audience Award, the Music Critics’ Award and the Orchestra Award.
Lucas was a finalist at the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition in Bolzano in 2017, and has won international piano competitions in Hannover (2015), Aachen (2016) and Goerlitz (2020). As a semi-finalist, he ranked among the best twenty pianists at the 17th Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw (2015).
His debut album Espressione was released in 2017 and includes compositions by Haydn, Chopin and Scriabin, inspired by his musical travels to Italy. The CD was nominated for the International Classical Music Awards 2018 alongside albums by Krystian Zimerman and Evgeny Kissin, and received excellent press reviews in Pizzicato magazine, MDR Kultur, Radio Luxembourg, Radio France and Gramophone.
In 2018, Lucas gave his debut recital at Carnegie Hall / Isaac Stern Auditorium and has since received invitations to play with the Chicago Philharmonic and the Buffalo Philharmonic. In the same year, he went on tour with the Santander Orchestra and the legendary Lawrence Foster. During the Winter Olympics in South Korea (2018), Lucas performed at a special recital in PyeongChang. He has recently performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, La Verdi in Milano and Merkin Hall in New York, and has performed recitals in Paris, Tokyo and Sydney, to name but a few locations.
In addition to being twice laureate of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Prize for remarkable artistic accomplishments, Lucas has also received the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Scholarship and the Krystian Zimerman Foundation Scholarship. In 2016, he was honoured with a Commemorative Medal from the Frederic Chopin University of Music in recognition of his artistic achievements. In 2017/2018, he received a prestigious DAAD scholarship for his postgraduate studies in Germany. Since 2018, he has been a member of Talent Unlimited UK.
Lucas was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1992. He previously studied at the Zenon Brzewski School of Music with Professor Joanna Åawrynowicz, at the Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, where he graduated with a “Magna cum Laude” distinction under the supervision of Professor Alicja Paleta-Bugaj and Dr Konrad Skolarski. He continued his studies with Professor Arie Vardi at Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media (2017-2018) and with Professor Dmitri Alexeev at the Royal College of Music in London (2018-2019).
Lucas Krupinski is a Steinway Artist, represented by Ludwig van Beethoven Association and Madam Elzbieta Penderecki.

Lucas Krupinski    Ravel :  Pavane pour une infante defunte

Lucas Krupinski, winner of the San Marino International Piano Competition 2016 playing Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto.

Rachmaninov - Etude Tableau in A Minor Op.39 No. 6

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