‘Simon Lane and Friends’ 2014

Below are details of the 2014 series of concerts. We think that we have got something for everyone! If you would like to get in touch please email Simon at simon@simonlane.eu and please click here to find out more about our home, Bromley Parish Church, and how to get there.

Friday 25th April at 7pm – Guy Johnston (cello) and Simon Lane (piano)

What a start to the 2014 series! Ex-BBC Young Musician of the Year, Guy needs no introduction, and he was extremely popular the last him to Bromley. The programme will include Strauss’ cello sonata, 150 years on from his birth. Before the concert, there will also be an opportunity to see Guy work with some young cellists from Bromley Youth Music Centre. This Masterclass will be held at Bromley Parish Church and the final details will be released shortly.

Saturday 24th May at 7pm – Colin Scobie (violin) and Simon Lane (violin)

Colin Scobie is 23 years old. After the Royal College of Music, Colin was appointed second violin in the world renowned Fitzwilliam String Quartet in his early twenties, and since moving on has regularly played with orchestras such as Florilegium, the Academy of Ancient Music and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. His concerto debut was in Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall and was broadcast on national radio. He is much in demand playing concertos, recitals and chamber music, as well as having a passion for early music.

Saturday 28th June at 7pm – The Tanasi Piano Trio: Tamsin Waley-Cohen (violin) Nathaniel Boyd (cello) and Simon Lane (piano)

Tamsin has performed concertos with top level orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and will join me in October for a solo recital, but first we will be joined by Nathaniel, who is well known to us, for a piano trio concert, to include works by Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann.

Saturday 11th October at 7pm – Tamsin Waley-Cohen (violin) and Simon Lane (piano)

Described by The Times as a violinist “who held us rapt in daring and undaunted performances” and by The Guardian as a performer of “fearless intensity”, Tamsin Waley-Cohen performs as a soloist with orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Swan, BBCCO, and London Chamber Orchestra, Budapest Philharmonic, Graz Kammerphilharmonie, and Chapelle Musicale de Tournai. This season will see her perform at the Wigmore Hall and King’s Place in London, as well as concerts in Austria, France, Spain, and Sweden. Their programme will include works by Beethoven, Gershwin, Ravel and Poulenc.

Saturday 29th November at 7pm – Charlotte Stephenson (mezzo-soprano) and Simon Lane (piano)

Born in Manchester, Mezzo Soprano Charlotte Stephenson has performed alongside conductors Trevor Pinnock, Colin Davis, and with orchestras such as the London Philharmonic. London venues she has performed at include the Wigmore Hall and the Cadogan Hall. Charlotte made her debut with Glyndebourne Touring Opera in L’incoronazione di Poppea and has recently appeared in La Clemenza di Tito with English Touring Opera. Later this Autumn she will perform the roles of Carmen and Rosina (The Barber of Seville) in Venice and Seville.Programme to include works by Schumann and Mahler, and a collection of English songs.

Buying Tickets

Unless otherwise advertised, tickets are priced at £15, concessions £12, £10 for full time students, and free of charge for 18s and under. Concerts have been very popular, so it is advisable to book in advance. There are two ways to do this, please either:

pay by post, simply sending your contact details, including your telephone number, plus details of the concerts that you would like to attend to:

13, St.Michael’s Close,
Bromley, Kent.

with a cheque for the correct amount made payable to “Simon Lane and Friends”

OR pay via internet or telephone banking. Our account details are as follows:

Account name: “Simon Lane and Friends”
Sort Code : 40-02-32
Account No: 31537865

Please quote your name as a reference for the payment, and email simon@simonlane.eu with details of the concerts that you would like to attend, plus your contact details, including your telephone number, so that we can send your tickets out to you.

Patron Schemes

We feel that all of our ticket and patron schemes are excellent value for money, and offer local people the chance to hear international standard concerts for prices much lower than those in Central London, without of course taking into account the cost of a train ticket and a meal!

Gold Patrons

Annual cost of £240 which will provide a total of 30 tickets for use as the Patron so wishes across all five concerts in the series, an average cost of £8 each against the individual ticket price of £15.

Silver Patrons

Annual cost of £135 which will provide a total of 15 tickets for use as the Patron so wishes across all five concerts in the series, an average cost of just over £9 each against the new full ticket price of £15.

All Patrons’ names will be listed in concert programmes.

Season Tickets

A single subscription or “Season Ticket” for non-patrons to cover all five concerts in the 2014 Series at a cost of £60 per person, a saving of £15, which is equivalent to getting one concert for free!

“Simon Lane and Friends”
13, St.Michael’s Close
Bromley, Kent.

OR make a payment using the account details listed in the ‘Buying Tickets’ section above. If you use telephone or internet banking please use your surname as a reference for the payment.

We will not pass on your details to third parties.

We would also be delighted to hear from companies or individuals who may be interested in sponsoring either the entire series or individual concerts. We feel that we offer fantastic sponsorship opportunities by providing genuine high quality music in a relaxed and informal atmosphere in the heart of Bromley as well as a large and ever-growing following.