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Jordan Bak, viola and Richard Uttley, piano

2 November, 8pm (doors at 7.30pm)

Join us for a Chamber Music concert in the Kettle’s Yard house with Jordan Bak, viola and Richard Uttley, piano.

This event has passed. £24 (£5 Students)


Britten: Lachrymae Op.48
Vaughan Williams: Romance for viola & piano
Jonathan Harvey: Chant for solo viola
R Schumann: Fantasiestücke Op.73
Augusta Read Thomas: Song without Words
Biber: Passacaglia in G minor for solo viola
Brahms: Sonata in F minor Op.120 No.1


This sophisticated selection is considered and beautifully performed, Bak showcasing his instrument’s resonant power in solo and chamber works.

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Some of the day’s most arresting moments came in a recital by Richard Uttley. I was enthralled by his composure, lyricism and ability to hold a moment without forcing it.


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About Jordan Bak

Award-winning Jamaican-American violist Jordan is building an exciting international career as a trailblazing artist, praised for his radiant stage presence and robust alto sound. The 2021 YCAT Robey Artist and a top laureate of the 2020 Sphinx Competition, Bak is also a Grand Prize winner and Audience Prize recipient of the 2019 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition and the 2019 John White Special Prize from the Tertis International Viola Competition. In addition, Bak is a featured artist for WQXR’s Artist Propulsion Lab.


About Richard Uttley

British pianist Richard Uttley studied at Cambridge University, graduating from Clare College with a Double First in Music, and at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Martin Roscoe. Noted for the integrity of his musicianship as soloist, chamber musician and recording artist in a wide range of repertoire, Richard has been recognised for his ‘musical intelligence and pristine facility’ (International Record Review), ‘amazing decisiveness’, and ‘tumultuous performance’ (Daily Telegraph).


A man at a piano looking straight into the camera
Photo by Kaupo Kikkas


Please note, for conservation and security reasons, no bags or large coats are allowed in the house. Limited bag storage is available at reception.

This event will take place in the extension of the house which is accessible, with some limitations. The upper part of the ground floor extension area is accessible for wheelchair users and the ground floor extension area of the house is newly accessible for wheelchair users with a ramp. There is no lift to the upper floors of the house. If you call in advance or ask at the information desk we can reserve an accessible seat for you. Please get in touch on 01223 748100 or email

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