Classical Music

BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists

Annelien Van Wauwe & Amatis Trio


Friday 19 May 7.30pm

Norwich Playhouse

Annelien van Wauwe stands in profile holding a clarinet to her face
Annelien Van Wauwe

© Christian Ruvolo

Annelien Van Wauwe clarinet
Amatis Piano Trio

Ravel Piano Trio in A minor
Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time

Some of the most beautiful music has been inspired by the most harrowing of circumstances, none more so than Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. Composed while Messiaen was interned in a prisoner of war camp in 1940, it received one of the most unique premieres in all music history when it was performed to an audience of fellow prisoners and German guards on a cold January night in a hut at the centre of war-torn Nazi Germany. Decades on, its heartfelt, expressive power is as vivid and as relevant as ever. Celebrated for their fiery and intelligent performances, the Amatis Trio with clarinettist Annelien Van Wauve bring their exceptional musicianship to this compelling apocalyptic musical vision of the future.


In a new partnership, the Festival and BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists scheme gives you the chance to hear some of the most promising new talent from around the world. Our concerts on 12 and 20 May will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

Other concerts in the series:


Friday 12 May, 1pm
Norwich Playhouse

Folk Songs
Saturday 20 May, 7.30pm
Norwich Playhouse

Performance runs: c. 1 hr 20 mins (including interval)

Visit Annelien Van Wauwe's website here

Visit Amatis Trio's website here

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