Mendelssohn Sonata in D major op 58
Schubert Arpeggione Sonata
Faure Romance op 69 & Papillon op 77
Cara is a founder member of the international prizewinning Sacconi Quartet which has performed internationally to great critical acclaim. We are delighted that she has agreed to perform at Dorchester Festival
Quartet life is busy but when the chance arises, Cara enjoys other music challenges including playing in a piano trio which meets a few times every year for rehearsal and concert periods and also playing duo repertoire with various pianists. Cara also plays in chamber orchestras such as Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Britten Sinfonia, Aurora Orchestra and London Chamber Orchestra.
Cara graduated from the Royal College of Music in 2002 with First Class Honours and continued her studies as the Amaryllis Fleming Scholar, receiving her Postgraduate Diploma and Advanced Diploma with distinction in 2003 and 2004. Sacconis are currently Quartet in Association at the RCM, coaching quartets and giving recitals and master classes. Last year Cara taught cello at the RCM and also teaches privately.
Cara plays a Nicolaus Gagliano cello from 1781, generously on loan to her from the Royal Society of Musicians, a charity which helps musicians in need.
Cara is accompanied by Charlotte Brennand, an accomplished performer and accompanist and founder member of the chamber group the Millbrook Ensemble
Charlotte is a founder member of the chamber group the Millbrook Ensemble who regularly appear at the Jacqueline du Pre Hall, Oxford. They recently made their debut at St. John’s, Smith Square, London performing Schumann and Faure piano quartets.
She enjoys collaborations with Baritone Richard Burkhard, Baritone/Cellist Simon Wallfisch, Mezzo Louise Innes, Soprano Claire Booth, Clarinettist Catriona Scott and has recently performed Schumann’s Piano Quintet with the St. Paul’s Quartet.