Recitals

Anna gives several recitals each year as part of the Himley Duo with Tony Bridgewater. In September 2017 they appeared in the acclaimed 'Espressivo' Concert Series at the Lion Ballroom in Leominster. She also performs as part of the Amabile Trio with cellist Joanne Jefferis and Duncan Honeybourne. In February 2017 they gave a recital at Worcester Cathedral.

 

Click on the arrow below to listen to the Amabile Trio in concert on 11th September 2013 - Mendelssohn Trio in D minor - slow movement;

 

 

 

 "Just to say a huge thank you for yesterday's concert. It was truly stunning, especially with such an emotionally charged programme. I so enjoyed having the opportunity to hear the Strauss.

If only more people could play it!

You both performed so well, it's a great partnership.

There was a real buzz at the end and I hope you both enjoyed it as much as the audience did. Love to have you back in the future! "

(Janine Parsons, CC Concerts administrator)

 

In addition, she has performed and recorded as part of a trio with her sister, Soprano Paula Downes and the pianist, David Trippett.

 

 

Click here to listen to Elgar Violin Sonata, 2nd Movement

Performed by the Himley Duo

Sunday 25th September 2016, Carrs Lane Church

 

 

Tuesday 10th April 2018

Himley Trio Recital

Bach : Sonata BWV 1016 in E major

Bridgewater : Memories of Scotland

Schubert : The Shepherd on the Rock

Great St Mary's Church, Cambridge

 

Tuesday 29th May 2018

Himley Duo Recital

Bach : Sonata BWV 1016 in E major

Bridgewater : Memories of Scotland

Brahms : Sonata no 3 in D minor

St Andrew's Church, Rugby

 

Wednesday 30th May 2018

Himley Duo Recital

Bach : Sonata BWV 1016 in E major

Bridgewater : Memories of Scotland

Brahms : Sonata no 3 in D minor

St Alphege Church, Solihull

 

Sunday 25th November 2018

Recital : Himley Duo

Bach : Sonata BWV 1016 in E major

Bridgewater : Memories of Scotland

Brahms : Sonata no 3 in D minor

Christian Community Centre, Stourbridge

 

Wednesday 13th December 2018

Himley Duo Recital

Bach : Sonata BWV 1016 in E major

Bridgewater : Memories of Scotland

Brahms : Sonata no 3 in D minor

Gateway Arts Centre, Shrewsbury

 

Wednesday 28th August 2019

The Himley Trio

Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Cambridge

 

Click on the links below to see 'Downes Violin Sonata' on youtube;

 

Downes : Sonata for Violin and Piano, movement 1

Downes : Sonata for Violin and Piano, movement 2

Downes : Sonata for Violin and Piano, movement 3

 

 

 

 

Anna's recital repertoire includes the following works:

 

 

Bach : Sonata in A minor

Bach : Sonata in E minor BWV 1018

Bach : Sonata in E major BWV 1016

Bach : unaccompanied Sonatas and Partitas (various)

Bartok : Rumanian Folk Dances

Beethoven : 'Spring Sonata'

Beethoven : Duos for Violin and Cello

Beethoven : Romance in F

Beethoven : Romance in G

Brahms : Sonata no 1 in G major

Brahms : Sonata no 2 in A major

Brahms : Sonata no 3 in D minor

Bridgewater : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1

Bridgewater : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2

Bridgewater : Memories of Scotland

Debussy : Violin Sonata

De Falla : Danse Espagnol

Downes : Sonata for Violin and Piano

Downes : Solo Mass for unaccompanied violin

Downes : 'The God Marduk'

Downes : Dreamland (Soprano, violin and piano)

Downes : Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano

Dvorak : Sonatina for Violin and Piano

Elgar : Chanson de Matin

Elgar : Chanson de Nuit

Elgar : Sonata in E minor

Faure : Elegie

Franck : Sonata in A major

Grieg : Violin Sonata in G major

Haydn : Piano Trio in C major hob. 21

Hubay : Hejre Kati

Kodaly : Adagio

Kreisler : Praeludium and Allegro

Kreisler : Liebesfreud

Kreisler : Liebeslied

Massenet : Meditation

Mendelssohn : Trio in E flat major

Messaien : Theme and Variations

Milhaud : Le Printemps

Mayerl : Caprinella

Monti : Czardas

Mozart : Sonata K213 in G major

Mozart : Violin Sonata K305 in A major

Mozart : Piano Quartet in G minor

Paradis : Sicilienne

Piazzolla : 6 Tangos for Violin and Cello

Schubert : Arpeggione Sonata

Strauss : Sonata in E flat

Schubert  :The Shepherd on the Rock (Soprano, violin and piano)

Stamitz : Duos for Violin and Cello

Telemann : Fantasia for Violin and Cello

John Williams : Theme from Schindler's List

John Williams : Remembrances

 

Click here to watch video of

JS Bach - Sonata in C minor, movement 4

performed by the Himley Duo

Click here to watch video of

Paradis - Sicilienne,

performed by the Himley Duo