Maslanka Violins

Concert performed on instuments made by Jurek Maslanka

This concert was performed by 6 top London performers on instruments made by Jerzy Maslanka. The Cirrus Sextet, performed at Bromley Youth Music Trust Concert Hall, Bromley, on October 4th 2008.

The concert was commercially recorded for a CD.

Cirrus Sextet with Jurek Maslanka

W.A. Mozart: Quintet in G minor K.516 (first movement)
Jan Kalivoda: Duet for 2 violas
William Walton: Passacaglia for solo cello
J. S. Bach: Partita no.3 in E for solo violin (Prelude)
F.Schubert: Quintet in C op.163  (first movement)
P.Tchaikovsky: Sextet: Souvenir de Florence

The Cirrus Sextet
Violins - Rolf Wilson, Suzzane Loze
Violas - Stephen Shakeshaft, Timothy Grant
Cellos - David Burrowes, Anita Strevens

Formed in 1992 under the artistic direction of cellist David Burrowes, Cirrus, formerly known as The Chamber Academy is a flexibly sized group which performs in a variety of combinations. The players are all leading solo and chamber music performers based in London. The core of the group is the string quartet and pianist Timothy Carey, but Cirrus also performs regularly with a number of top woodwind players and virtuoso guitarist Richard Durrant.

The group has released 5 CDs, one of string quartets by Grieg and Sibelius, 2 CDs featuring Richard Durrant, a CD entitled Rolling Stones Unplugged, and a disc of music for wind and strings by Mozart. Cirrus has performed at the Wigmore Hall, been recorded by BBC radio and appeared on TV

"Artists of real distinction" The Belfast Telegraph
"A spellbinding performance of style and elegance" Musical Opinion
"A beautiful,  lively performance, full of atmosphere" Roskilde Denmark
"An elegant feast of Mozart" The Horn Player