The Trustees of Velehrad London invite you to a


Leos Janacek, Antonin Dvorak, Bohuslav Martinu

and Antonin Tucapsky

Performed by The Richmond Duo

Moshe Friedman, cello
Margaret Bruce, piano
with David Lewis, baritone


39 Lonsdale Road, Barnes, SW13 9JP
On Saturday the 30 th November 2019 at 5pm

Tickets £10 paid at the door.

Please reserve tickets at or text 07468 570 551

JANACEK: “In the Mist” for solo piano
JANACEK: “Fairy Tale” for cello and piano
DVORAK: Gypsy Songs
TUCAPSKY: Solo cello piece
TUCAPSKY: Piano prelude no 19 (from the 24 Preludes written for Margaret Bruce)
MARTINU: Sonata no 1 for cello and piano
DVORAK: Coming Home for baritone, cello and piano


MARGARET BRUCE is Canadian. She grew up in Vancouver and was educated in Toronto at the Bishop Strachan School and the Toronto Conservatory of Music before leaving Canada for London when she was 18. After studying at the Royal College of Music she won a scholarship for further study in Vienna. There are any number of pianists who have had the occasional work composed for them but Margaret Bruce, on the other hand, has had what amounts to an entire repertoire of new music written especially for her by composers as famous as Herbert Howells and Lennox Berkeley. Of all
the composers who have written works for her the distinguished Czech composer Antonin Tucapsky has pride of place. In the early 80’s Margaret premiered his Fantasia quasi una Sonata at the Purcell Room and more recently he dedicated 24 Piano Preludes to her. He has also written for her a Concertino for piano and orchestra, a Piano Trio and a miniature Trio for her triplet sons when they were five years old.

MOSHE FRIEDMAN is Hungarian. He grew up in Romania and was educated in Jerusalem and Paris where he was awarded the Diploma dExcellence at the Ecole Normale de Musique. From 1971-1984 he played in the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. He now lives in England where he pursues a busy career as performer and teacher. He has given recitals throughout the UK and France and Sweden.

DAVID LEWIS is Welsh. For 30 years, until his retirement recently, he worked as a professional opera singer with Opera North in Leeds.  He has taken part in many Czech operas: The Bartered Bride, Rusalka, Jenufa, The Cunning Little Vixen etc. He has learnt Czech specially to sing The Gypsy songs today.