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A series of five morning coffee concerts featuring rising stars of the classical music world are a very popular feature of King’s Lynn Festival – and this year is no exception.

The first to sell out was the Amatis Piano Trio who will also be part of the final concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra when they will perform Beethoven’s Triple Concerto on July 27.

The trio, a German violinist, a British cellist and a Dutch/Chinese pianist, have emerged as one of today’s leading piano trios who have delighted audiences across Europe and Asia.

The Amatis Trio will perform the last of the coffee concerts on July 26.

Amatis Trio
Amatis Trio

Hot on their heels in terms of ticket sales are cellist Jamal Aliyev (cello) and Maria Tarasewicz (piano) who will perform works by Beethoven and Brahms on July 25.

The coffee concert series begins at Lynn Town Hall on July 22 with the Ruisi Quartet whose programme includes music by Haydn and Mendelssohn.

The July 23 concert will feature Maria Gilicel (violin) Craig White (piano) - a change from the original programme. Pianist Daniel Lebhardt, who won two major awards when he was 22, will feature in the July 24 concert. The series is staged at Lynn Town Hall and coffee is served from 10.30am prior to the 11am concerts.

Ruisi Quartet
Ruisi Quartet

The BBC Concert Orchestra will open the festival with Songs for a Swingin’ Orchestra at the Corn Exchange on July 14 at 7pm.

Other top-flight ensembles appearing at the 69th festival include the Endellion Quartet, now in its 40th season, who will present the Ruth Fermoy Memorial Concert on July 18 and the world-class London Handel Players who will be at St Nicholas’ Chapel on July 20 at 7pm. At 9.30pm that evening the New Oxford Consort will visit Lynn for the first time to perform a cappella and accompanied choral works.

Call the festival box office at the Corn Exchange (01553-764864) or visit www.kingslynnfestival.org.uk

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