Thomas Gould and Florian Mitrea: The Bach Schumann Connection


Venue Great Hall

Running time 90 minutes

Artists Thomas Gould, Florian Mitrea


£15 - £20 (50% off students & under 18s)

Next date 13th August 7:45 pm

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About this event

Prefaced by Mozart’s exquisite sonata, Thomas Gould and Florian Mitrea explore Schumann’s deep love of Bach – including his arrangement of Bach’s great Chaconne, the final movement of the (otherwise unaccompanied) D minor Partita.


Mozart – Sonata in G major K379
Bach/Schumann – Partita no.2 in D minor BWV 1004
Bach – Prelude and Fugue in G minor BWV 885
Schumann – Sonata no.2 in D minor Op.121


Don’t miss:

Bukolika Piano Trio playing Schumann
Trio Opal playing Beethoven’s Archduke
Adrian Brendel and Joanna MacGregor
Škampa Quartet and Florian Mitrea


Described as an artist who refuses to be defined by a single genre (The Guardian), Thomas Gould is a violinist with wide-ranging musical interests. Gould has fast established for himself a reputation as one of Britain’s foremost interpreters of contemporary music whilst also remaining dedicated to core classical repertoire. He is also the leader of Britten Sinfonia.

One of the most talented and charismatic British violinists of the younger generation London’s Evening Standard


The British/Romanian pianist Florian Mitrea was born in Bucharest, but has been based in the UK since 2008 when his early passion for the piano led him to a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Florian has enjoyed regular success in international piano competitions, being a major prize winner in 2017 at the Scottish International Piano Competition, and in the RNCM-JMIPC and Verona competitions (2016), at the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition (2015), and at the ARD International Music Competition (2014) among others. Florian is currently studying with Boris Petrushansky in Imola, and holds a Making Music PDGYA award for 2017-19.

With a virtuosic opening filled with velocity, he played with a subtle rubato and firm touch. Taking on a stiller, more dream-like musical persona for the second adagio movement, Mitrea fully explored the romantic nuances of the music, with phenomenal precision throughout. The Herald

About our Summer Concerts

This concert is part of the Dartington International Summer School & Festival, a month-long musical celebration, encompassing shared music making, learning and listening.

Our extensive public concert series utilises a faculty of internationally renowned and emerging musicians to create a stunning cross-genre programme of over 100 concerts and events. Set against the backdrop of Dartington’s striking medieval Great Hall, the Summer School’s concert series presents the highest levels of performance in a carefully curated collection of classic works and “made for Dartington” exclusives. Full listings for the Summer School concert series can be found here.

If you are interested in taking part in one of Summer School’s music courses, you can find out further details here.

Food and drink

Head up to the Dartington estate early to enjoy our pre-concert food offerings. The Green Table café will be staying open late during the festival, plating up fresh and seasonal local food and drinks. Next to the Great Hall, The White Hart restaurant and bar will be serving a selection of food, along with a broad range of quality drinks and between concert nibbles.

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Tuesday 13th August

Visiting Dartington Hall

At our 1,200 acre estate, based in South Devon, there’s plenty to explore – from the natural beauty of the grounds, to our visitor attractions and year-round events programme. You can also make a stay of it with our historic hotel or campsite, and enjoy award-winning food and drink in our cafes and restaurants.

About us

Dartington is an old place with a new story.

The Dartington Experiment began in 1925 and was based on the idea that humans are many-sided – and how we need environments that encourage our whole being to flourish, in connection with nature and each other.

This idea is as true today is it ever was.