Event Date: 22nd June 6:00 pm
Presented by: The Regency Duo

Ticket Price – £6 (charged upon entry)

Formed in 2021, Regency Duo comprises violinist Eliza Nagle and guitarist Declan Hickey. While owing their name to the cultural heritage of the early 19th century, the duo are equally devoted to contemporary music. Current programmes include works by Poul Ruders, Effy Efthymiou and Stephen Goss, with whom they have worked closely, alongside their own arrangements of Schubert sonatas, Fauré songs, and Hot Club of France Quintet standards. In January 2024 they premiered Declan Molloy’s Thoughts on Sound and Silence, a three-movement work for violin, guitar and soprano based on the texts of Jemma Borg. 
 
Between them, the duo studied at the University of Cambridge, the Royal Academy of Music, and the Royal College of Music, where they each won a number of prizes and scholarships as soloists. In 2023, they were made Young Artists of the International Guitar Foundation, and are performing at IGF festivals across the country throughout the 2023–24 season. Through the IGF, Eliza and Declan are engaged in outreach work in schools across north London, and have received guidance from distinguished guitarists Sean Shibe and David Russell. Forthcoming performance destinations include Kings Place, the Hospital of St Cross, Winchester, and Downing College, Cambridge, alongside a string of early 19th-century institutions as part of their ongoing exploration of Regency Britain.
 
Program

[Reading: J. W. von Goethe Heidenröslein]

Ferdinand Rebay (1880–1953) Variations on Schubert’s Heidenröslein (7’)

[Reading: extract from Italo Calvino Invisible Cities]

Stephen Goss (1964–) Dialogues from Invisible Cities (7’)

[Reading: poems of Bussine, Hugo and Silvestre]

Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924) Four Melodies (arr. Declan Hickey) (8’)

*Interval*

Effy Efthymiou (1980–) Two Reflections (7’)

[Reading: poem by Garcia Lorca]

Reginald Smith Brindle (1917–2003) Five Sketches (10’)

[Reading: extract from Philip Roth American Pastoral]

Stephen Goss American Pastoral (12’)