The Grand Chamber Music Series was created in 2018 by cellist Christoph Bunzendahl and violinist Caroline Denys. The series presents internationally acclaimed classical musicians in concerts throughout the season. It is the continuation of a musical tradition at The Grand that has included artists such as Paolo Tosti and Yehudi Menuhin. The halls of The Grand offer an acoustic brilliance rarely found in modern concert halls. The 2019-2020 season will see the return of The Grand Orchestra.
The Next in The Grand Chamber Music Series
Ludwig van Beethoven
Happy Birthday Ludwig – Beethoven turns 250!
A musical celebration at The Grand with Belgian violinist Jo Vercruysse
The Grand Chamber Music Series is honored to welcome the renown Belgian violinist Jo Vercruysse to Folkestone. Vercruysse is an acclaimed performer who concertises as guest concert master with the Belgian National Orchestra, the Brussels Philharmonic and the Flemish Opera. As a soloist he has performed internationally, including at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Chamber music concerts have taken him to Europe, the US and Japan.
Together with The Grand String Quartet members Mario Palacios (viola) and Christoph Bunzendahl (cello), Jo Vercruysse will perform string trios by Beethoven and his contemporaries. These early jewels of Beethoven’s legacy offer a view of the young composer as optimistic and in love with life. They show Beethoven as a man filled with youthful ideas, but already mature beyond his years. Beethoven himself considered these early string trios to be the best compositions he had written by the age of 28.
Join us in celebrating Beethoven’s birthday at the Grand in Folkestone! Visitors will receive a free glass of Cava or a Kentish Cocktail (n.a.) in celebration of the young composer and his music!