ACCLAIMED pianist Sarah Beth Briggs is among the five star artistes taking to the Kendal Town Hall stage as part of the second half of the Kendal Midday Concert Club season, playing on Wednesday, January 22.

A renowned soloist and chamber musician, Sarah has broadcast, performed live and given masterclasses in the UK, around Europe and the USA and has worked with scores of international orchestras, including the Hallé, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, Manchester Camerata, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.

She was a finalist in the BBC Young Musician competition at the age of 11 in 1984 and one of the youngest recipients of a Dame Myra Hess Award at the same age. She was joint winner of the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg at the age of 15. She was a founder member of Trio Melzi (2000 -2016). In addition to her piano duet venture with James Lisney, she now leads three chamber groups: Anton Stadler Trio (with clarinettist Janet Hilton and violist Robin Ireland), Clarion3 (with Janet Hilton and bassoonist Laurence Perkins), and a duo with Janet Hilton.

Meanwhile, the eminent Royal Northern Sinfonia Ensemble open 2020 for KMCC, on January 8.