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43 Pavel Kolesnikov and Sean Shibe

Thursday, July 25  7:00 pm

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Double Concert

Birdsall Estate hosts two concerts, both performed twice, with the audience changing places after the one hour interval. The audience is invited to picnic in the grounds between the two concerts.



Pavel Kolesnikov piano

Carducci Quartet 

Chopin Piano Concerto no. 2 in F minor


The shimmering virtuosity of Chopin’s 2nd piano concerto shines even more intimately in the composer’s own chamber arrangement for string quartet. Rising star Pavel Kolesnikov joins the Carducci Quartet to perform it in the ballroom of Birdsall House.


‘Pavel Kolesnikov…has something that signals a unique individuality: he knows how to tell stories, without forcing his voice.’ – Diapason


‘A poet of the keyboard.’ – The Guardian



Sean Shibe

James Oswald Divertimento
Anon. From medieval Scottish Lute Manuscripts
James MacMillan From Galloway
James MacMillan Motet 1
Steve Reich Electric Counterpoint


Sean Shibe plays music from his award-winning album softLOUD. The gentle beauty of ancient Scottish tunes and two short pieces by James MacMillan are heard alongside a breathtaking interpretation of Steve Reich’s classic Electric Counterpoint. ‘Have we today forgotten how to speak with grace,’ Sean Shibe asks, ‘or is the real danger that we aren’t screaming loudly enough?’


‘He is an artist blessed with grace to spare, and a roar that is fearsome.’ – BBC Music Magazine

‘genius is a term which should rarely be applied to performing musicians, but at 25 he has it.’ ­– Arts Desk


Pre-concert and interval bar


Thursday, July 25
7:00 pm


Birdsall House
Malton, YO17 9NR
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