ANTOINE PRÈAT will give a solo piano recital at Boston Grammar School on Tuesday 10th October 2023 at 7.30 pm

Parking is available at the Rowley Road entrance PE21 6JE. Tickets are £12 in advance or at the door. Children and Students have free entrance to all concerts. To order a ticket in advance please telephone 01205 366018 or send your details to


Antoine is a Winner of the Philip and Dorothy Green Award 2020 and a City Music Foundation Artist, Franco-Belgian pianist Antoine Préat is a young artist to watch.

London-based for several years, Antoine has been invited to perform in prestigious venues including the Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Salle Gaveau, Salle Cortot, Paris Beaux Arts Museum, Frederyk Chopin Insitute, as well as festivals such as the Nohant Chopin Festival, Lisztomanias, Chopin à Bagatelle, Les Nuits du Piano in Paris, IMS Open Chamber Music at Prussia Cove and Encuentro de Santander. He has appeared on BBC Radio 3, France Musique, Scala Radio and TRT Radio 3.

Antoine has performed alongside leading artists and orchestras including Maté Szücs, Manuel Blanco, Sinfonietta Lausanne, Lesley Hatfield, Robin Ireland, the Centre de Musique de Chambre de Paris, Sainsbury Soloists, Academy Festival Orchestra, University Orchestra of Alicante and London Student Orchestra. He is also a founding member of Trio Cordiera with whom he performs regularly.

Throughout his career, Antoine has also been fortunate to receive guidance from Philippe Cassard, Cedric Pescia, Thomas Adès, Robert Levin, Jerome Lowenthal, Richard Goode, Imogen Cooper and Stephen Hough.

After graduating with honours from the Ecole Normale de Paris where he studied with Liudmila Berlinskaia and Guigla Katsarava, Antoine furthered his studies at the Royal Academy of Music under the tutelage of Tatiana Sarkissova and Christopher Elton, while studying harpsichord and fortepiano under the guidance of Carole Cerasi.

Antoine was awarded the first prize of the Concours international d’Ile de France and the Los

Angeles Colburn Piano Festival Competition, the honour prize at the New York Début Piano Competition and most recently was a semifinalist at the Clara Haskil Competition 2021.

Antoine is generously supported by Talent Unlimited, the Munster Derek Butler Award, Hattori Foundation and the Winifred Christie Trust Award.


Rameau – Suite en Sol

Schumann – Papillons op 2

Debussy – Images Book I


Brahms – Klavierstucke op 119

Debussy – Images Book II

Faure – 3 Songs without words

73rd SEASON 2023-2024

The new season begins on 10th October at 7.30 pm. We welcome back Antoine Préat, pianist who will play music by Schumann, Debussy, Brahms and Fauré.

On 21st November we welcome back the Woodwind Trio, “Trio Volant” who will play music by Rossini, Beethoven, Canteloube, Mozart and Milhaud.

19th December “Cao Trio” a flute duo and piano who appear by kind permission of the Royal Northern College of Music.

16th January 2024 Amber Emson, violin and Leah Nicholson, piano playing Sonatas for violin and piano by Sergei Prokofiev and Cesar Franck.

20th February James Blackford, euphonium with piano accompanist. James is a Young Musician and winner of the Philip & Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists.

19th March “A Brief History of Music” with Chris Green and Sophie Matthews. 600 years of musical history in 90 minutes.

All concerts are at the Boston Grammar School PE21 6JE and there is ample parking at the entrance off Rowley Road.

Tickets are £12 in advance or at the door. Children and Students have free admission.

There will be further details on this web site as and when we know the full programmes.

LAURENCE PERKINS (Bassoon) and JOHN FLINDERS (piano) will give a concert at Boston Grammar School, 7.30 pm on 21st March 2023

Tickets are £12 in advance or on the door, children and students have entry free of charge. Tickets may be booked in advance by phoning 01205 366018 of send your details to There is ample parking at the Grammar School accessed by the Rowley Road PE21 6JE entrance.

‘Spring Serenade’ is a delightful programme of music celebrating this special time of year. Laurence Perkins and John Flinders have recently been recording together for the world-famous Hyperion record label, and the music they will be playing includes the lyrical Concertino by Michael Haydn (a favourite on Classic FM), ‘Funeral March of a Marionette’ by Gounod (the Alfred Hitchcock television theme), musical journeys to French Catalonia, Spain and the Scottish Hebridean islands, two pieces inspired by Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ (featured on BBC Radio 3), and an encounter with a playful elephant!


Pierné, Gabriel: Solo de Concert

Haydn, Michael: Concertino, P52/5

Reade, Paul: ‘Catalonia’ (1997)

Ravel: ‘Piéce en forme de Habañera’

Weber: Andante e Rondo Ungarese


Gounod arr Laurence Perkins: ‘Marche Funébre d’une Marionnette’

Saint-Saens: Romance, Op.51

Alan Ridout: ‘Caliban and Ariel’ (for unaccompanied bassoon)

Elgar: Romance Op.62

Trad arr Perkins: Three Hebridean Melodies

Gilbert Vinter: ‘The Playful Pachyderm’

PASSACAGLIA an early music trio playing Baroque music at Boston Grammar School on 21 February 2023 at 7.20 pm. Tickets are £12 and may be purchased in advance or at the door. To purchase in advance please call 01205 366018 or email; Children and Students may attend the concert free of charge. Ample parking is available via the Rowley Road entrance PE21 6JE.

Passacaglia Trio

Annabel Knight – baroque flute, recorders

Robin Bigwood – harpsichord

Reiko Ichise – viola da gamba


GF Handel (1685 – 1759)

Sonata in G major for flute and basso continuo HWV 363b

Adagio – Allegro – Adagio – Bourée Anglaise – Minuetto

CPE Bach (1714 – 1788)

Les Folies d’Espagne wq 118/9


Green Sleeves to a Ground, from the First Part of the Division Flute


GP Telemann (1681 – 1767)

Trio Sonata for recorder, viola da gamba and basso continuo TWV


Vivace – Mesto – Allegro


JS Bach (1685-1750)

Sonata in G major for viola da gamba and basso continuo BWV 1027

Adagio – Allegro ma non Troppo – Andante – Allegro Moderato

F Couperin (1668 – 1733)

Les Barricades Mystérieuses from Ordre 6ème de clavecin

CPE Bach

Trio sonata in F major for bass recorder and viola da gamba Wq 163

Un poco andante – Allegretto – Allegro

Anna Bon di Venezia (1738-after 1769)

Sonata in G minor Op. 1 No. 5 for flute and basso continuo

Allegro – Andante staccato – Allegro

CONCERT TO BE GIVEN BY VICTOR LIM, PIANIST AT BOSTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL ON TUESDAY, 17th January 2023 at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £12 in advance (phone 01205 366018), or at the door. Children and Students are admitted free of charge. There is ample parking accessed from the Rowley Road entrance, PE21 6JE.


Haydn – Piano Sonata in C major Hob.XVI:50

Faure – Nocturne No.3 in A flat major, Op.33 No.3

Percy Grainger – Ramble on Richard Strauss’s ‘Der Rosenkavalier’

Faure – Nocturne No.13 in B minor Op.114


Bach/Kempff – Siciliano 

Grieg – Holberg Suite, Op.40

Chopin – Mazurka in A minor Op.17 No.4

Thomas Ades – Three Mazurkas Op.27

Ravel – La Valse

Victor Lim Biography

Described as a pianist with ‘with great possibilities of nuance and perfect flexibility’ (Revista Arta), South Korean-British pianist Victor Lim is establishing himself as one of the most versatile and creative musicians of his generation. Following his first public appearance in the televised BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2012, Victor has performed around the world in the UK, France, Germany, Austria, Norway, Denmark, Romania, China, Singapore and South Korea. Victor is a City Music Foundation Artist, Making Music UK’s Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artist and the winner of the 2021 RNCM Gold Medal.

As a musician with tireless curiosity for all genres of music, Victor’s repertoire ranges from Rameau to Kapustin and his interest in new music has led to recent work with Thomas Adès, Graham Fitkin and Stephen Hough. Victor’s affinity with the music of Beethoven has been recognised by two awards from the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe, whilst he is known to have a great personal passion for the works of Robert Schumann.

Victor combines his active solo career with his great passion for chamber music. This season he has performed as a member of Manchester Collective and Manchester Camerata. He has previously collaborated with Karen Gomyo, Eszter Haffner, Susie Mészáros, Lara Andre’s Tomter and Sandrai Lied-Haga, and currently enjoys close duo partnerships with soprano Xiang Ting Teng and cellist Waynne Kwon with whom the duo won the 2020 Tunnell Trust Music Club Award. Victor was the founding member of the Louko Piano Trio who went on to win all of the chamber music prizes during their time at the Royal Northern College of Music.

An ardent advocate of community music, Victor works closely with Olympias Music Foundation in Manchester and is the Senior Creative Coordinator for Fingertips ASBL and has played a key role in the running of several projects including ‘Tune-in Nepal’, ‘Fingertips International Piano Competition’ and ‘Goldberg by 32 pianists’. Already much in demand as a teacher, Victor is currently the Head of Keyboard Studies at Rossall School, Associate Artist of International Young Musicians Academy, Leverhulme Fellow of Pro Corda, and a former coordinator of the Classical Music Academy at Millfield Summer School.

Victor trained at Wells Cathedral School with John Byrne and Richard Ormrod, then at the Royal Northern College of Music with Graham Scott, Jeremy Young and Murray McLachlan as an ABRSM scholar. Awards from Help Musicians UK and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust enabled Victor to continue his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Michael Dussek, where he graduated with a Dip.RAM and received the Christian Carpenter Prize for the best final recital. After pursuing the Artist Diploma programme at the Norwegian Academy of Music, Victor now continues his studies with Kathryn Stott at the RNCM.

ROSAMUND BRASS QUARTET will give a concert on 20th December 2022 at 7.30 pm at Boston Grammar School PE21 6JE; tickets are £12 at the door or in advance from 01205 366018, children and students receive free entry. There is ample parking via the Rowley Road entrance.



Scherzo Piccolo


This Is The Place…




Tiger Street Rag





Andante from Sonata for Bassoon and Cello


A Capella Duets

i. Energico

ii. Scoot

iii. A Time for Love


Fugue on an Indian Scale


Variations on a Theme of Paganini


Sleigh Ride


The Christmas Song



15th November 2022 at Boston Grammar School, PE21 6JE “The Calderon Duo” Flute and Guitar. The concert begins at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £12 either in advance or on the door. Children and Students are admitted free of charge.

Biographies of Musicians

Holly Melia – Flute 

Born in Ilkley, Yorkshire, Holly Melia graduated with a first class honours degree from the Royal Northern College of Music having studied with Katherine Baker, Richard Davis and Wissam Boustany. She began playing the flute at the age of eight, winning a scholarship to study at Chetham’s School of Music in 2003.
        As a solo artist, Holly was a finalist in the 2013 Royal Overseas League competition. She has won the RNCM concerto competition (2010 and 2013), the RNCM Gold Medal – the highest award for performance at the RNCM (2010), the British Flute Society Performance Plus competition, the Craxton Memorial Award and the Martin Musical Scholarship. In 2007 she was a woodwind semi-finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year competion. She was a member of Southbank Sinfonia in 2014, where she performed as a concerto soloist with the orchestra.
      Orchestral credits include performing with the Royal Opera House Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, English National Ballet, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, City of Birmingham Symphony, Hallé, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera North, Royal Northern Sinfonia and Welsh National Opera Orchestra. She holds the flute chair on ‘Beauty and the Beast’, on the Westend and UK Tour. Holly is currently performing at the Royal Opera House on their productions of Puccini’s  ‘La Bohème and Lizst’s Ballet ‘Mayerling’.

Florence Hill – Classical Guitar 

Florence Hill studied classical guitar at the Royal College of Music, graduating in 2007. 

She has performed with Ensemble Suavis, including going on a concert tour to India with the group, to promote western classical music. She also performed with Pesti Guitar Duo at many venues around London including at the O2, Boodles Club, Sir John Soane’s Museum and The Guildhall. As a solo guitarist she has also performed at the York Guitar Festival. Florence and flautist Holly Melia recently formed Calderon Duo and gave their first public performance in October 2022. Florence is also a dedicated classical guitar teacher and has been teaching classical guitar at King’s College School, London since 2012 and at Thorpe House School since 2016.  She is also an Alexander Technique Teacher; having qualified at Queen’s Park School, London and teaches this privately. More recently Florence has been enjoying composing for the classical guitar and you can listen to some informal recordings of her pieces on her YouTube channel ‘FlorenceHillGuitar’.

Calderon Duo Programme

Holly Melia: Flute

Florence Hill: Classical Guitar

Entr’acte- Jaques Ibert

Improvisations on Calderon (1981)- Edward McGuire

Siciliano- Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Arr. Barna Kováts

Histoire Du Tango- Astor Piazzolla

  1. Bordel-1900
  2. Café 1930

Reflection- Florence Hill

Pavane- Gabriel Fauré, Arr. Stefan Nesyba


Syrinx- Claude Debussy

Passing Seasons- Edward McGuire

  1. Summer Murmur
  2. Autumn Leaves
  3. Winter Thoughts
  4. Spring Awakening

English Folk Songs- Collected by Cecil Sharp and Ralph Vaughan Williams:

  1. The Cuckoo (Somerset)
  2. The Lark in the Morning (Essex)
  3. The Lost Lady Found (Essex)
  4. The Keys of Heaven (Somerset)
  5. As I Walked Out (Essex)
  6. John Barleycorn (Somerset)
  7. Farewell, My Dearest Nancy (Somerset)
  8. The Brisk Young Widow (Somerset)
  9. The Brisk Young Widow (Somerset)
  10. Tarry Trowsers (Essex)

Danza Española No. 5- Enrique Granados, Arr. Jean-Maurice Mourat

Libertango- Astor Piazzolla, Arr. Klaus Jäckle

“EOS DUO” . Clarinet & Harp: Concert at 7.30 pm on 18th October 2022 at Boston Grammar School. There is ample parking in Rowley Road entrance, PE21 9QF. Tickets are £12, in advance or at the door. Children and Students have free entry. To order your ticket in advance phone Mrs V Robinson on 01205 366018 or email


Paul Reade – The Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite 

I: Prelude

II: Spring

III: Mists

IV: Exotica

V: Summer

Aaron Breeze – Aria

Roma Cafolla – Coastal Suite 

I: Onshore Breezes

II: Becalmed

III: Shoreline

IV: Restless Sea

V: Rolling Waves

Carlos Salzedo – Chanson dans la Nuit 

Béla Kovács – Hommage à J. S. Bach 

Béla Kovács – Hommage à De Falla

Paul Desmond arr. James Rae – Take Five

Laurel & Angharad – Jazz Improvisation


Aaron Breeze – Adagio (World Premiere)

Tiberiu Olah – Sonata for Clarinet Solo 

Skalia Kanga – Six American Sketches 

I: The Lonesome Traveller

II: Running Waters

III: Solitude

IV: Grasshoppers

V: Night Stillness

VI: Country Fayre 


Armando Ghidoni – Jazzy-Celtic Suite 

III: Interlude

IV: Celswing

Laurel & Angharad – Folk Improvisation

72nd Season 2022-2023

The new Season will begin on 18th October 2022. All concerts will take place at Boston Grammar School PE21 6JE and will begin at 7.30 pm

18th October 2022 “EOS DUO” Clarinet & Harp. (appearing by permission of the Royal Northern College of Music) Programme to include music by: Paul Reade, Roma Calfolla, Skaila Kanga and Aaron Breeze.

15th November 2022 “THE CALDERON DUO” Flute and Guitar. Programme to include music by Ibert, Villa Lobos, Eddie McGuire and Piazzola.

20th December 2022 “ROSAMUND BRASS QUARTET(appearing by permission of the Royal Northern College of Music) Programme to include some Festive items.

17th January 2023 VICTOR LIM piano recital. Programme to include music by: Hayd, Chopin, Faure, Friderich Guoda.

21st February 2023 “PASSACAGLIA” an early music trio playing Baroque music. Programme to include music by: Telemann, Couperin, J S Bach, C P E Bach and “Greensleeves”

21st March 2023 LAURENCE PERKINS & JOHN FLINDERS Bassoon and Piano Programme to include music by Elgar, Pierne, Ravel, Ridout and Weber.

Full details of each concert to follow as and when more details are available.

THE “ALKYONA” STRING QUARTET 15th March 2022 15th March 2022 at 7.30 pm at Boston Grammar School PE21 6JE.

Parking is available off Rowley Road. Tickets are £12.00 in advance or at the door. Children and Students may attend free of charge. To book tickets in advance please telephone 01205 366018 or send your details to



Ludvig van Beethoven:

String Quartet Opus 18 No. 3 in D major

Dmitri Shostakovich:

String Quartet No. 7 Opus 108


Franz Peter Schubert:

String Quartet D810 “Death and the Maiden”


The Alkyona Quartet presents fresh imaginative interpretations of both well-known and hidden gems of the string quartet repertoire. They are well known for their warm connection to audiences and vivacious performances, and are “as vibrant and memorable as their “kingfisher” namesake.”

They were Tunnell Trust Award holders 2020/21 and Making Music Selected Artists 2020/21, and have performed in many leading UK venues including St. Martin in the Fields, St John’s Smith Square and the Royal Albert Hall. They were New Generation Artists at the Stift International Music Festival 2019 and Residents at Brel the same year, as well as being featured at the Huygens Festival 2020 which was broadcast live on Dutch TV channel Midliet. They look forward to launching the Huygens Festival this year with a new collaboration with the award winning dance company The Dutch Don’t Dance Division.

The Quartet love collaborations across the arts and this year hold a residency at Leighton House Museum, London where they have been running events, concerts, and salons both online and in person. They released their debut album, Intimate Letters, in June 2020 in collaboration with Cegin Productions. As a Quartet they especially enjoy cross-collaborative projects, working with film makers, tabla player Kuljit Bhamra MBE, actress Saskia Reeves, percussionist Adriano Adewale, composer Caroline Heslop and actor William Marquez.

The Quartet have studied with Richard Lester, Marc Danel, Ben Hancox, Rafael Todes, Catherine Manson, James Boyd and Mark Messenger. The Quartet is mentored by Marc Danel of the Danel Quartet in Holland as part of The National String Quartet Academy, and took part in the European Chamber Music Academy 2020.

The Quartet is grateful for sponsorship for their studies and projects to the RCM Director’s Fund; the Tunnell Trust; and the Dutch National Music Instrumentation Foundation for the loan of Jobine’s C18th Lefebvre cello.