On the last Thursday of
the month at 7pm


                                    Concerts start at 7pm.
Tickets are available at the door from 6.30pm.

Entrance: £10 / £5 for students and concessions. 
The Swiss Church in London, 79 Endell Street, London WC2H 9DY

Season 2015/2016

SWISS CONNECTIONS aims to support in particular young talented artists by providing them with a platform to perform in central London. The events display characteristically an Anglo-Swiss flavour.


Oren Marshall

26 November 2015


Journey of Discovery: Oren Marshall - Tuba


Oren Marshall brings his own individual and highly versatile style of tuba playing to the Swiss Church, in a new venture, exploring his own Swiss roots. Original compositions, arrangements and improvisations for Solo Tuba and Orenophone - a unique re-imagination of the tuba, named after Oren.




Gabriel Arnold

28 January 2016


Piano Recital: Gabriel Emanuel Arnold - Pianist and Composer


Swiss pianist Gabriel Emanuel Arnold will perform one of Beethoven's most loved works, the famous "Appasionata" and present some of his latest compositions. The NZZ declared Gabriel as a musician who captivates his audience with virtuosity and lyricism.




The Magnard Ensemble

25 February 2016


The Magnard Ensemble: Suzie Watson - Flute, Mana Shibata - Oboe, joe Shiner - Clarinet, Hannah Rankin - Bassoon, Jon Farey - Horn


The Magnard Ensemble, Fellows of the Royal Academy of Music and the Wigmore Hall, explore the plentiful repertoire written for wind instruments by both Swiss composers and composers who were intimately connected with Switzerland including works by Holliger, Stravinsky, Honneger and Hindermith.




Voices of Lucerne

31 March 2016


VoL - Voices of Lucerne: Hans-Jürg Rickenbacher - Director, Lars Fischer - Tenor


The vocal ensemble from the Musik-Hochschule in Lucerne will present a varied programme of Folksong arrangements from Brahms to Britten echoing the early days of the first British tourists in Central Switzerland. They will perform in various formations - solo, a capella and with piano accompaniment.




Jackson Beilby Duo

28 April 2016


Jackson Beilby Duo: Martyn Jackson - Violin, Ann Beilby - Viola


Martyn and Ann met as students of the Royal College of Music and began to work together closely in 2013, both in the Cavaleri Quartet and as a duo. Their mission is to explore the wonderfully rich - and largely unknown - repertoire for the violin and viola. The duo recently won the coveted 2015 Royal Overseas League Music Competition Ensemble Prize.




Celine & Patrizio

26 May 2016


Idyll and Refuge: Patrizio Mazzola - Piano, Céline Beran - Moderation


For the final event of our 2015/16 season, Patrizio Mazzola has selected works by several international composers - including Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Rachmaninov and others - who looked for "Idyll and Refuge" in Switzerland because of political persecution, physical recovery and recreation, or just for general inspiration.




Past concerts in the series:

Elisa Netzer 

24 September 2015


The Toccata Project: Elisa Netzer - Harp


The brilliant young Swiss harpist will take us on a journey through harp toccatas and new harp identities including "Toccare" by Swiss composer Stephan Hodel specially written for Elisa Netzer.

Anna & Joseph 

29 October 2015


Swiss and the Borders: Anna Hashimoto & Joseph Shiner - Clarinets, Frederick Brown - Piano


Anna Hashimoto and Jospeh Shiner - both recipients of numerous prizes and awards - together with pianist Frederick Brown, take a tour of Switzerland and its neighbouring nations through repertoire for clarinet both celebrated and virtually unknown.




  You can download the full programme here
    You can find a presentation of our past concerts here