In Focus: Daniel Kidane with Manchester Camerata

Fri 29 November 2024, 1:10pm,
Martin Harris Centre at The University of Manchester

Ahead of our concert together at Wigmore Hall, we are showcasing the works of our friend and critically acclaimed composer, Daniel Kidane at a free lunchtime concert in partnership with The University Of Manchester.

We first worked with Daniel back in 2009, commissioning his piece ‘Towards Resolution’, which was inspired by the opening of Henry Purcell’s first three-part Fantazia. Subsequently, almost 10 years later during the COVID-19 Pandemic, we commissioned Daniel again to write for us. This time, the result was ‘Be Still’, a piece written in direct response to the passing of time during the months in which the nation was under lockdown. For this concert, we perform both these pieces as well as others from Daniels’ impressive body of work.

We are also joined by another returnee to the Camerata, the incredible violinist Jonian Ilias Kadesha. Introduced to music by his violinist father, Jonian is always seeking out new musical experiences. It was this search which led him to perform Bach’s Chaconne in a pub down in Cornwall, which he cites as ‘The funniest, but also one of the most moving [musical] experiences’ of his life. This courageous and open form of music-making has led Jonian to collaborate with Camerata artists such as Martha Argerich, Pekka Kuusisto, and our own Gábor Takács-Nagy. We are delighted to be back performing together again.

This is a free concert – no ticket required. To find out more how to get to the Martin Harris Centre click the Book Now Link.


  • Daniel Kidane Sublime Light                                       
  • Daniel Kidane Towards Resolution                         
  • Daniel Kidane Breathe                                             
  • Daniel Kidane Veiled Light                                      
  • Daniel Kidane Foreign Tongues                                  
  • Daniel Kidane Be Still            

Performed by

  • Violin Jonian Ilias Kadesha
  • Manchester Camerata
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