Chris Karwacinski & David Sillkoff

Violin & Piano Recital

Wednesday 16 October 2019 … 5:00 – 6:00 pm


recital recital

On Wednesday 16 October at 5pm we were thrilled to welcome Chris Karwacinski for a late afternoon Violin Recital accompanied by David Silkoff on the piano.

With a wonderfully varied programme ranging from Mozart to Dvořák via Kreisler, Elgar and Brahms, not to mention the two Williams – Ralph Vaughan and John – the audience were treated to a superb display of both excellent technique and heart-felt sensitivity. The violin really moved the listeners in a way that no other instrument can truly achieve, and the whole recital was excellently complemented by David Silkoff at the piano.


As the recital ended with the climax of the Dvořák Sonatina our musicians were given a very well-deserved standing ovation, and in return we were rewarded with a lovely encore as Chris and David played the Méditation from Thaïs by Jules Massenet.


W. A. Mozart

Adagio, Kv 261

Fritz Kreisler

Praeludium und Allegro im Stile von Gaetano Pugnani

Edward Elgar

Chanson de Matin

Johannes Brahms

Sonata No. 1 in G Major (1st movement )

Ralph Vaughan Williams

The Lark Ascending

John Williams

The Main Theme from Schindler’s List

Antonín Dvořák

Sonatina (Finale)


Admission is free, but we welcome your contribution towards our expenses. If you are a UK tax payer please consider using Gift Aid to increase the value of your donation by a quarter.

Photos – Graham Hillman

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