Philippa Mo – solo violin

Tuesday 23rd April, 2024, at 1:15 pm

Retiring Collection

The Programme

Philippa Mo – solo violin

Georg Philipp Telemann

Fantasia No 2 in G major, TWV 40:15
i. Largo
ii. Allegro
iii. Allegro

Johann Sebastian Bach

Sonata No 1 in G minor, BWV 1001
i. Adagio
ii. Fuga
iii. Siciliano
iv. Presto

Astor Piazzolla

Tango Étude No 4

Johann Sebastian Bach

Suite for solo cello No 6 in D major
i. Prelude
ii. Allemande
iii. Courante
iv. Sarabande
v. Gavotte I and II
vi. Gigue

arranged Ferdinand David

The Artist

Philippa Mo studied at the Royal Academy of Music and at the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing. Philippa now performs extensively as a chamber musician and has given performances and live broadcasts worldwide. Recent solo tours have taken her to Australia, Brazil and China. A champion of contemporary music, Philippa has given workshops on British music in China, Turkey and Kazakhstan. She has worked closely with many leading British composers and has premiered their solo and violin duo works. She is a longstanding member of the groundbreaking UPROAR Wales New Music Ensemble. Concerto appearances include a world premiere in Truro Cathedral as part of the innovative Online Orchestra Project with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Piazzolla’s Four Seasons, John
McCabe’s Les Martinets Noirs, Sweden, the Dvorak concerto, Exeter Cathedral and the premiere of Colin Riley’s Stream-Shine at Ely Cathedral.

Philippa has released critically acclaimed recordings for the NMC, Dutton and Nimbus labels. Awarded Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) in 2015, she won the Future Classic Women Award 2020. Philippa is also the founding member of the Retorica violin duo, performing worldwide to great acclaim. Highlights include recitals in the most prestigious halls in China, the Beijing NCPA and Shanghai SHAOC, Sweden, Italy, Ukraine, Japan, Germany, the Channel Islands and across the UK. Retorica’s debut CD English Violin Duos was chosen as Gramophone Magazine’s ‘Editor’s choice’ and the ‘must hear’ CD for chamber music: “superbly responsive playing …. faultless technique and unfailing insight”.

Philippa recently opened her first season as Director of the Richmond Chamber Orchestra in Yorkshire to a sellout audience and will tour Germany with Albert Lau in June playing Respighi and Elgar sonatas in Cologne, Bremen and Hamburg. She has recently joined the artist roster of the Agrippina Concert Agency. Future plans for 2024 and beyond include a new solo tour Suite Fantasia Caprice interpreting Bach’s cello suites and new contemporary works – her brand new project Sanctuary, weaving pilgrimage and performance and her UK Ossuary Tour – Rothwell, London and Hythe.
Photo: Guy Carpenter

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