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Laura van der Heijden and Jâms Coleman

25 January, 8pm (doors at 7.30pm)

Join us for a Chamber Music concert in the Kettle’s Yard house with Laura van der Heijden and Jâms Coleman

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


Schnittke: Suite in the Old Style
Nadia Boulanger: Three Pieces for cello & piano
George Walker: Cello Sonata
Debussy: Cello Sonata in D minor L.135
Franck: Violin Sonata (arr. cello)


Poised and pert, wistful and lyrical, tautly driven and expansively rhapsodic — but always played with exemplary intonation and technical finesse.

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Coleman’s playing is outstanding, with thrilling variety… exquisite touch… and imagination at the piano.


About Laura Van Der Heijden

Admired for her captivating sonority and creative programming, Laura van der Heijden has emerged as one of the leading cellists of her generation. Her first album with Chandos Records, “Pohádka” was released in 2022 to critical acclaim.

Laura is a graduate of St John’s College, Cambridge and currently studying for a Masters with Antje Weithaas at the Hans Eisler in Berlin. She plays a late 17th-century cello by Francesco Ruggieri of Cremona, on generous loan from a private collection.

About Jâms Coleman

From Anglesey, North Wales, Jâms Coleman is a pianist who enjoys performing as a soloist, chamber musician, and vocal accompanist. Jâms regularly performs at the major festivals and venues in the UK and in Europe and highlights from the 2022/23 season include recitals at the BBC Proms, Champs Hill, Cheltenham Festival, King’s Place, Machynlleth Festival, North Norfolk Music Festival, Ortús Chamber Music Festival, Penarth Chamber Music Festival, Petworth Festival, Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music, and The Royal Concertgebouw (Amsterdam).

Photo by Sim Canetty-Clarke


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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