Sijie Chen and Orlando Jopling photo by Lucy J. Toms

Lunchtime Concert

Friday 29th September, 12.30 p.m.

Book a Special Concert  Lunch 

Tickets £20 (£10 for under 30s)

The Tale of Two Cities

Arcangelo Corelli – Sonata Op. 5 in G minor

Bill Thorp – Duo for violin and cello

Aleksey Igudesman – Duo for violin and cello

Zoltán Kodály – Duo for violin and cello Op. 7

Duration: approx. 1 hour                               


Book Your Lunch

Menu – only available if pre booked

2 Courses £20      3 Courses £25Menu

Soup of the day & crusty roll

Brie & Onion Marmalade Bruschetta, Dressed Salad

Scotch Egg & Piccalilli, Dressed Salad


Pan Roasted Pork Steak, Roasted New Potatoes & Cider Cream Sauce

Butternut Squash & Sage Risotto

Herb Crusted Cod Fillet, Beurre Blanc, New Potatoes

All Served with Seasonal Vegetables


Chocolate Brownie & Vanilla Ice-Cream

Apple Crumble & Custard

Raspberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake , Berries & Coulis


Normal Restaurant menu is available if you haven’t pre booked

Notes on Performance

Sijie’s chamber collaborations have included performances with Nicola Benedetti, Roderick Williams, Iestyn Davies, Alasdair Beatson and Huw Watkins, at the Edinburgh International Festival, Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music, and other festivals worldwide. Sijie is the co-leader of the London Mozart Players, tours with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and was previously a member of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

During her studies in the UK, USA and Germany Sijie became a string finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition.

On period instruments she plays with the Academy of Ancient Music and the English Concert