Hellens are proud to host the unique talents of Elisabeth Zeuthen Schneider - violin and Gamal Kharmis - piano, on Saturday, March 10. This rare collaboration promises excitement and extraordinary sensitivity. The programme ‘Exploring contrasts’ features amongst others Schumann, Mozart and Brahms.

Elisabeth Zeuthen Schneider is one of the most intuitive, inspirational, and passionate Scandinavian violinists for 30 years. Her playing has been described as ‘dark and passionate, gravity and intensity’. Gamal Khamis is one of her most gifted pupils.

Elisabeth has won Denmark’s most prestigious musical prizes including the Carl Nielsen, Jakob Gade and Sonning Foundation grants. She’s been a soloist with the major Danish Orchestras , Associate Concertmaster of The Royal Danish Orchestra and later The Danish National Symphony Orchestra. She now combines her performing career with teaching, as Professor of Violin and Chamber music at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen.

Gamal Kharmis’ own reputation as an exceptional talent is growing across Europe like wildfire. Gamal completed his formal musical education at the Royal College of Music. His recent appearances include the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, Cadogan Hall, Sage Gateshead, Oxford Lieder Festival, Buxton Festival and Chipping Campden Festival, as well as BBC Radio 3 and 4, BBC Newsnight and many international festivals.

The concert at Hellens, Much Marcle begins at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from The Courtyard box office on 01432 340555 or by visiting courtyard.org.uk. They can also be purchased from River Music Ross on Wye, Ice Bytes Ledbury and Premier Stores Much Marcle, Monmouth Shire Hall TIC, Malvern TIC.