Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall Ensemble – POSTPONED

october, 2021

10oct11:00 am1:00 pmAldeburgh Jubilee Hall Ensemble - POSTPONEDCoffee with Ludwig!


Event Details

Sunday 10th October 11.30 –

Please note that this performance has been postponed

Tickets: £15.00

Enjoy a coffee (or sherry!) with Beethoven at his sunniest with his Serenade and his wonderful masterwork, the C major String Quintet!


Beethoven Serenade in Dmajor op.25 for flute, violin & viola 

Beethoven String Quintet in C major op.29 


Kenneth Sillito

studied at the Royal Academy of Music with David Martin and in Rome with Remy Principe.  On returning to England in 1961 he was appointed associate leader of the newly formed English Chamber Orchestra and subsequently becoming Leader, a position he held until 1973.

In 1967 Kenneth Sillito founded the Gabrieli String Quartet and remained their leader until 1987, during which time the quartet gained an international reputation. In 1980He became Artistic Director of The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and leader of the Chamber Ensemble, touring the world and making many recordings.

.In 1971 he was honoured by being made a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music and in 2017 he was awarded the prestigious Cobbett Medal for services to Chamber Music.  Kenneth Sillito lives in Westleton.


Rebecca Scott-Smissen

grew up in a musical environment.  Her parents were professional string players, while two of her aunts had successful careers, as a pianist and harpist. Rebecca studied the violin with Sheila Nelson and subsequently with Yossi Zivoni  at the  Royal Northern College of Music.  Rebecca then went to the Northern Illinois University to study with Shmuel Ashkenasi and following that with Mark Zinger in Chicago.

Life in the USA proved rewarding, with Rebecca working with various

chamber, ballet and symphony orchestras including the highly regarded Chamber Blues, .a group of classical and blues musicians formed by the jazz musician, Corky Siegal.  Returning to London in 1991, Rebecca became a member of the The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields in l992 and enjoys taking every opportunity to play chamber music.  Rebecca lives in Saxmundham with her husband Robert.


Robert Smissen

was born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, and won a scholarship to Chethams School of Music, before studing at the Guildhall School of Music , from which he graduated with distinction.  After working with the European Community Youth Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, he became Principal viola with the Royal  Northern Sinfonia before joining The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, with whom he has been principal viola for over 25 years.  He has performed all over the world as soloist with the orchestra, and as a member of the The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble.


Ian Rathbone

Ian started playing the violin at the age of three with the London Suzuki Group. At the age of 11 he changed to the viola and was awarded a scholarship to the Royal College Junior Department. Ian went on to study with David Takeno at the Guildhall, Milan Skampa in Prague and Thomas Riebl in Salzburg. Ian enjoys a busy and varied freelance career, having played with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra as well as West End shows and film scores.


Juliet Welchman

played principal cello for Scottish Opera at the outset of her career, before being appointed principal cello with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, a position which she held for ten years.. She has played guest principal with many orchestras including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Halle, Opera North, Britten Sinfonia and City of London Sinfonia.

Juliet has performed frequently as a soloist with the Irish Chamber Orchestra as well as being the cellist in the Praga Piano Trio, as well as The Killaloe and Dom string quartets.  Juliet now freelances and plays regularly with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Britten Sinfonia. Until recently she was also a member of Manchester Camerata, regularly playing principal cello.  Juliet lives near Colchester with her husband and two sons, aged 12 and 8.


Duke Dobing

Duke was born into a musical family spanning several generations.  At the age of 10, he took up the flute, and four years later joined the National Youth Orchestra, where he became Principal Flute.  Duke made his professional debut with the English Chamber Orchestra aged 18, and over the ensuing seven years, participated in a number of Aldeburgh Festival concerts and recordings conducted by Benjamin Britten.

During a long and varied career in London, Duke has played as Guest Principal Flute with most of London’s major orchestras, and his core commitment was as Principal Flute of City of London Sinfonia, a position he held for 25 years.  With CLS, Duke appeared as soloist throughout the UK and on foreign tours, giving many broadcasts (including the UK première of Jean Françaix’s Double Concerto) and John Rutter’s Suite Antique for flute and strings (which was written for him) and concertos by Nigel Osborne, Vivaldi, Holst, Mozart and Bach.  The BBC invited Duke to be the flute soloist in Radio 3’s “Breath of Virtuosity” series, playing concertos by Mozart and Osborne.


Sunday 10th October 11.30

Doors open at 11.00

Tickets: £15.00

Available from the Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall Box Office HERE

or Tuesday and Friday from 10-12pm at the AJH corner office






(Sunday) 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


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