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.

Conservatoire Concerts in Godalming, which used to be part of TBS, is now a separate charity, see conservatoireconcerts.org.uk , as is Farnham Sinfonia see  www.farnhamsinfonia.org.uk

The original Tilford Bach Society, with its current Music Director Adrian Butterfield, runs the Tilford Bach Festival and is  a separate charity.

Musicians: Please read: A word to our musicians


Our Next Concert

3-00 pm Sunday 25 February 2024

Renata Konyicska – piano

Programme

Schubert – Impromptu in A flat minor/major: Opus 90  No 4

Liszt – Piano Sonata in B minor

Liszt – The Blessing of God in Solitude

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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.

Donations can be made online with these links:

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If you prefer to donate by bank transfer, please email “ciochairman@tilbach.org.uk” for bank details

 


Future TBS concerts at the Spire Church

2024

7-30pm Saturday 16 March: SongHa Choi – violin and piano recital
7-30pm Saturday 13 April: Maiastra String Quartet – Beethoven & Shostakovich
4-00pm Sunday 21 April: Ben Schoeman & Tessa Uys – Beethoven Symphonies 1 & 3 for piano four hands
7-30pm Saturday 18 May: Elizabeth Cooney – violin – and Daniel Hill – piano: Bach and Beethoven violin sonatas
7-30pm Saturday 25 May: Dante String Quartet: Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms

Other concerts

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Donations to support Farnham Concerts

Entry is free but there will be a retiring collection at each concert with a suggested minimum donation of £15-00 per adult 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.

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.

Donate £5   Donate £10   Donate £20   Donate £30    Donate £40     Donate £50  Donate £100

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


Major Sponsors

We are hugely grateful to our major sponsors:

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