Katie Sillman and Simon Lane

MICHAEL DRAKE King's Lynn Town Hall (King's Lynn Festival)


King's Lynn Town Hall (King's Lynn Festival)

Yesterday's Coffee Concert in the Festival's continuing series featured two delightfully personable artistes who made a bright opening to the (relatively) youthful Mozart's Violin Sonata in F Major following it with a lyrical and peaceful Andante with perfect balance between the instruments.

Energetic was the final Rondo, but this was nothing compared to the finale of Brahms' Sonata No 3.

Though separated by nearly a century there was more lyricism in the Adagio but now with added intensity.

Strong bowing and warm tone were features and though powerful music, there was never a struggle for supremacy between the recitalists despite the work's passionate nature.

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To conclude, the aptly titled Caprice Brilliant by Saint-Saens - a virtuostic piece in which both instruments


It had more than a hint of warm Spanish sunshine and was literally a brilliant showcase for the burgeoning talents of the young duo.

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