The Fibonacci Sequence has since 1994 been one of our leading chamber music enembles, captivating the minds of listeners all over Europe in major venues and in performances for socieities and music clubs.
The history of the Sequence is closely related to its founder Kathron Sturock, a pianist an gifted accompanist. And we were able to judge just how gifted recently when she and four other members were uests of the Kendal Midday Concert Club. As is typicel of their concerts there was an ever-changing line-up on stage and an attractive diversity of programme content.
Thomas Dunhill's wonderfully-crafted Cornu-copia for Horn and Piano was the curtain-raiser and Kathron's sensitive musicianship, her technical facility, and obvious awareness of the need for perfect balance, meant that her partnership with Stephen Stirling was of the highest quality. Hr is a player with an attractive tone,security of intonation, command of dynamic range and ability to produce in every detail the flexibility of phrasing that Dunhill's mysteriously-unknown pieces demand.
Christoher O'Neal (oboe) Julian Farrell (clarinet) and Richard Skinner (bassoon) joined forces for Ibert's Cinq Pieces, 'fun pieces' that revealed ensemble work that was neat and balanced, rhythmical and crisp. The tonal blend was flawless and there was a clear ability to capture the music's wide variety of mood and spirit.
Coming together for the recital's finale - Beethoven's Quintet in E flat for Piano and Winds - the five artists combined to reveal the composer's de;ightful melodic invention and wondrous scorin. Their individual skills were constantly on display, their phrasing spaciously refined, their chorce of tempi just right, their attention to detail microscopic - I could go on and on!"
Brian Paynes. Westmoreland Gazette