Thursday 16 March 2017 1:00PM

Sophie Rosa violin; Benjamin Powell piano

Lisa Peacock Presents Thursday Lunchtime Showcases

Additional notes

All concerts in the Lisa Peacock Thursday Lunchtime Showcases from September 2016 to March 2017 are now open.


  • Sophie Rosa violin
  • Benjamin Powell piano

One of the UK’s most exciting young violinists, Sophie Rosa was awarded Second Prize and Audience Prize at the Manchester International Violin Competition 2011 and last year released her debut album on the Champs Hill Record label. Sophie plays on a Joseph Gagliano violin dated 1795 kindly made available by the Stradivari Trust.

Since winning the British Contemporary Piano Competition in 2010, Benjamin Powell has performed in major venues across the UK and Europe. In 2014 he was appointed pianist for the Manchester-based ensemble, Psappha. His recording of Bach’s The Well-tempered Clavier was used in the National Theatre production of Sir Tom Stoppard’s ‘The Hard Problem’.

‘The young British prodigy Sophie Rosa, ably supported by pianist Benjamin Powell, interprets this repertoire… with a depth of emotion that conveys real exuberance’ – (Champs Hill label) Music and Vision Magazine

'Franck's Sonata was quite beautifully performed, with these musicians wholly convincing throughout – their combination of sensitivity and virtuosity was ideal.' Musical Opinion Quarterly (Medical Music Society of London recital, April 2016)

  • Lisa Peacock Concert Management Limited
  • Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
        • Violin Sonata in G major
  • César Franck (1822-1890)
        • Sonata in A major for violin and piano
  • Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
        • Introduction et rondo capriccioso in A minor Op. 28
  • Encore
  • Maurice Ravel
        • Vocalise-étude en forme de habanera

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