Thursday 26 May 7.30pm

Laura van der Heijden, cello
Jâms Coleman, piano
  • Janáček: Pohadka
  • Kodály: Cello Sonata Op. 4
  • Kodály: Songs to Poems by Bela Balazs, Op. post.
  • Beethoven: 7 Variations on ‘Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen’, WoO 46
  • Kaprálová: Navzdy (“Forever”) Op. 12: No. 1
  • Kodály: Sonatina
  • Janáček: Violin Sonata

“Van der Heijden pulls out beautifully moulded lyricism by the yard” – Gramophone

We are thrilled to finally welcome back Laura van der Heijden to open our 2022 season, accompanied by Jams Coleman, also no stranger to Uckfield. Laura van der Heijden has emerged as one of the leading cellists of her generation, captivating audiences and critics alike with her deeply perceptive interpretations and engaging stage presence. Laura can already look back on a number of exceptional achievements to date, among them being the winner of the BBC Young Musician competition aged 15.

Her 2018 debut album 1948 won the 2018 Edison Klassiek Award and the 2019 BBC Music Magazine “Newcomer of the Year” award. The disc was hailed as a “a thought-provoking debut disc from an impressive and intelligent young cellist” (Gramophone).