Welcome to “TBS”!  We run concerts in Farnham with top professional musicians. We also run

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.

The original Tilford Bach Society, founded in 1952 by Denys Darlow with its current Music Director Adrian Butterfield, is now a separate charity although this webpage includes information about their past concerts – see Legal note at foot of this page.

Musicians: Please read: A word to our musicians


Dates through to May 2022 have been added below

Next Concert

7-30pm Saturday 22 January 2022 

Spire Church (URC), South Street, Farnham, GU9 7QU

 Violin & Piano Recital

Sponsored by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust

Mathilde Milwidsky (violin) and Gamal Khamis (piano)

Programme

JS Bach – Sonata for violin and keyboard No. 1 in B minor BWV 1014
Prepare by listening to this recording Click HERE
Schubert – D major Sonatine
Beethoven – Violin Sonata No. 3
Wieniawski – Faust Fantasy

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Mathilde Milwidsky is a rising star having been praised by The Strad for her “perfect intonation and beautiful shaping and colouring, comprehensively nailing each new stylistic and emotional universe as she went”.

Mathilde studied at the Royal Academy of Music as a full scholarship student under György Pauk, graduating in July 2017 with First Class Honours and the Regency Award for notable achievement, the Louise Child Memorial Prize for highest-achieving graduate and the Marjorie Heyward Fund for the highest violin mark of the year.

She has performed as a soloist at venues in the UK such as the Royal Festival Hall, the Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, St John’s Smith Square, Cadogan Hall and the Royal Albert Hall as well as venues across Europe.

Mathilde’s debut CD for Toccata Classics, including the world premiere of the three Sonatas for Violin and Piano by Agnes Zimmermann, was released in 2020 and has received widespread acclaim, including Mathilde being named Classical Music Magazine’s Artist of the Month. Her latest release, of both Beethoven Romances for Violin and Orchestra and was given a 5* review by Musical Opinion.

Gamal Khamis first performed at the Wigmore Hall at the age of ten, went on to study Mathematics at Imperial College London before completing his formal musical education at the Royal College of Music with Niel Immelman, Simon Lepper, Ashley Wass and Andrew Ball. He has performed at all the main UK concert venues and many others worldwide.

Gamal has won major prizes at the Norah Sande, ESO Young Soloist and Christopher Duke piano competitions, as well the Collaborative Piano Prize at the 2017 ROSL competition and the Help Musicians UK Accompanist’s Prize at the 2017 Ferrier Awards.

Gamal is a member of the Lipatti Piano Quartet who won the Elias Fawcett Trust Award at the 2016 ROSL Music Competition and performed for TBS in 2018.

Important information
Seats can be reasonably spaced. Drinks will be topped up during the short interval when the audience is kindly requested to remain seated (unless visiting the loos).  Masks or visors are again mandatory unless you are exempt. Space is available for anyone who wishes to remain more isolated – please ask.
Reserve your seats
Please reserve your places, non-refundable in case of cancellation, by Paypal or by bank transfer by end of the day before each concert. Depending on any continuing COVID restrictions the number of places may be limited. Click links below to reserve

If PayPal is blocked from this link, please use the links on the webpage as access from MailChimp may be blocked.  The bank account for transfer is “Tilford Bach Society CIO”, Sort code: 405240 Account: 00030776.  If you reserve by bank transfer and are new, please email me so that I have your contact details.

Entry is free but there will be a retiring collection at each concert with suggested minimum donation of £15-00 per adult from those who can afford it. As most concerts costs between £1,000 and £1,500 to put on larger donations are most welcome Donations are not expected for children & students. Music lovers who are unable to make a donation are still most welcome. We want to make quality music accesible to all especially to families with children who are our next generation audiences.

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Future dates to May 2022

Saturday 12 February 2022: Piano Recital in aid of Farnham Sinfonia

Saturday 26 February 2022: Piano Trio: Yuri Zhislin, Nathalia Lomeiko & Alexander Karpeyev
Medtner, Bruch & Brahms

Saturday 19 March 2022: Farnham Sinfonia, cello soloist Ozgur Kaya, 1st winner of Farnham Sinfonia Award

Saturday 2 April: City Bach Collective

Friday/Saturday/Sunday 13/14/15 May 2022: Farnham Chamber Music Festival

Saturday 21 May 2022: Farnham Chamber Music Festival

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Donations to support Farnham Concerts

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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

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