Welcome to “TBS”! We run chamber music concerts in Farnham with top professional musicians. All our concerts are open to the public and you can register to attend from this website. We are a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO).
Entrance to our concerts is FREE and our concerts are funded primarily through retiring collections and donations. We especially welcome young people and their attendance is supported by CAVATINA.
Our Next Concert
3-00 pm Sunday 25 February 2024
Renata Konyicska – piano
Schubert – Impromptu in A flat minor/major: Opus 90 No 4
Liszt – Piano Sonata in B minor
Liszt – The Blessing of God in Solitude
Praised for her “sparkling, crystal-clear passage-work” (Classical Music Daily) and imagination, Hungarian-British pianist Renata Konyicska has been described as a “true international talent” and her playing as a “triumph of musicianship” (Stratford Herald).
She has played solo and chamber music concerts in festivals such as IMS Prussia Cove, Nuits Classiques Megeve, Festival de Piano Classique Biarritz, Encuentro de Musica y Academia de Santander, Internationale Sommerakademie der ISA Reichenau and Liszt Week Esztergom, where she has been a regular artist since its launch.
Drawn to music early on Renata was introduced to piano at the age of 5. Her talent was supported by her family who had not had musicians before. Soon after she was admitted to the School for Exceptional Young Talents at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, in the class of Zsuzsa Esztó. She continued her studies with László Baranyay, Rita Wagner and Márta Gulyás at the same institute and attained her Bachelors degree with highest honours. She moved to London to study with Pascal Nemirovski at the Royal Academy of Music where she graduated with her Masters degree. In 2018 she received her Advanced Postgraduate Diploma at the Birmingham Conservatoire.
She has won first prize in a number of international piano competitions, including Zlatko Grgosevic in Croatia, Cittá di Gorizia in Italy, Smetana in the Czech Republic. She was the winner of the inaugural Talent Support Competition at Liszt Academy in Budapest.
Please register to attend. It is not essential but helps us to plan and we can contact you in case of any last minute problems
Entry is free but there will be a retiring collection at each concert with a suggested minimum donation of £10 per adult at afternoon concerts and £15-00 per adult at evening concerts from those who can afford it. Donations are not expected for children & students or from parents who are bringing young children. Music lovers who are unable to make a donation are still most welcome. We want to make quality music accessible to all especially to families with children who are our next generation audiences.
If you prefer to donate by bank transfer, please email “firstname.lastname@example.org” for bank details
Future TBS concerts at the Spire Church
4-00pm Sunday 21 April: Ben Schoeman & Tessa Uys – Beethoven Symphonies 1 & 3 for piano four hands
Donations to support Farnham Concerts
The following links are provided for anyone who prefers not to donate by cash at the concert or who wishes to make an additional ad hoc donation.
If you do not wish to use Paypal please post a cheque payable to “Tilford Bach Society CIO” to TBS, 1 Adams Drive, Fleet GU51 3DZ or make a transfer to Tilford Bach Society CIO Account at Lloyds 38264060 Sort Code 30-90-89. Please put “Farnham” in the reference box.
Please click HERE to sign a Gift Aid Form increasing the value of your gift by 25%, if you have not already done so. The forms are valid for ALL Farnham and Godalming concerts, including the Sinfonia, and need to be completed only once as they remain valid until you tell us to stop using them.
Next Godalming Conservatoire Concert
See their website: www.conservatoireconcerts.org.uk
We are hugely grateful to our major sponsors: