It was a pleasure to be a part of the magnificent year-long festival celebrating Hull as the UK’s Capital of Culture 2017.

Our events – all in the splendid newly-refitted Middleton Hall at the University of Hull – included a public open rehearsal, a performance workshop for students, and, of course, our concert: ‘Bach, Beethoven and Virtuosity’, exploring performances of chamber works by Bach and Beethoven in the Viennese salon of Baron Gottfried van Swieten at the end of the 18th century.

Middleton Hall has been completely transformed, and is an excellent venue for chamber music performance. Our warmly appreciative audience included a good number who were attending their first ever classical music concert. Let’s hope that they’ve been inspired to return for more – that would be a valuable legacy from Hull2017!