Natalie Clein & Marianna Shirinyan


Kodály’s Sonata for solo cello represents one of those daunting summits that cellists feel ineluctably drawn to conquer, and Natalie Clein does so with terrific passion, piquancy and technical accomplishment.

The Daily Telegraph

Enjoy lush melodies and impassioned rhapsodies in a dramatic programme of cello masterpieces.

Natalie Clein has been a familiar name since winning the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 1994. The following year saw her first appearance at Turner Sims, as a guest with the Allegri String Quartet. Since then, she has pursued a distinguished career performing with the top orchestras and conductors around the world.

Natalie’s programme with pianist Marianna Shirinyan features three masterpieces for the cello. Alongside Brahms’ two large-scale sonatas is the solo sonata by Hungarian composer Kodály. Kodály’s work is one of the most technically challenging in the cello repertoire. Natalie Clein’s recording of it for Hyperion has been described as:

Magically deft, soaringly passionate, without any trace of self-indulgence, Clein conjures a full orchestra of colours from her precious Guadagnini cello. The Times

Brahms Cello Sonata No 1 in E minor, Op 38
Kodály Sonata for solo cello, Op 8
Joseph Joachim Hebräische Melodien for Viola and Piano, Op 9 (arr. Natalie Clein)
Brahms Cello Sonata No 2 in F, Op 99

Free tickets for 8-25 year olds to selected chamber music concerts Through the generous support of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust, we are able to offer young people aged 8-25 the fantastic opportunity to experience selected concerts absolutely free.

Ensemble Molière | Telemann and his friends in Paris / Tue 15 Oct / 7.30pm
Elias String Quartet with Robin Ireland | Audience Choice / Thu 5 Dec / 7.30pm
Natalie Clein & Marianna Shirinyan / Fri 17 Jan / 7.30pm

Price Bands

We are introducing new standard price bands this season to widen access to the joy of live music. Price Bands A – C offer a choice of prices to suit different budgets, depending on where you sit. Price Band C will give everyone the option of accessing lower standard ticket prices than we’ve previously offered.

The Turner Sims Friends 10% discount applies to all price bands and for this event Friends prices are as follows: Band A £24.30, Band B £19.80, Band C £12.60.


Under 18£10.00
Under 18£10.00