A MIDSUMMER Concert will Michael Bochmann, violin and Rivka Golani, viola, will be performed at St Lawrence Church in Lechlade on Saturday, June 23 In aid of the Church Restoration and Maintenance Appeal.

The programme will include duos for violin and viola by Handel, Mozart, Rolla and Halvorsen.

Afterwards there is the option to join Rivka Golani and Michael Bochmann at Garden Reception.

Michael Bochmann was brought up in Turkey and England and has been well known in British musical life for several decades.

He has performed in the USA, Canada, all over Europe and in India.

While still a student he was a finalist and winner of the British Prize in the 1972 Carl Flesch International Violin Competition.

A year later he was a prizewinner in the Jacques Thibaud Competition in Paris.

Aged only 19 he made his first solo broadcasts for the BBC.

In February 1990 Michael Bochmann partnered Sir Yehudhi Menuhin in the Bach Double Violin Concerto in a most successful tour of 16 concerts throughout the USA and Canada.

He is very active as a teacher and a professor of violin and chamber music at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London and is Artistic Director of the Water City Arts Programme.

He also gives private lessons, master classes and residential courses at his home in Gloucestershire.

Rivka Golani was born in Tel Aviv. She studied with the violinist Alexander Moskowsky and with the violist Oedoen Partos, and became a member of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

She has performed as soloist with many famous orchestras throughout the world including the BBC Symphony, BBC Philharmonic and Royal Philharmonic.

More than 250 pieces have been written for her, including over 60 concertos. Rivka Golani draws students from around the world to her master classes. She holds a professorship at Trinity College of Music in London, has taught at Birmingham Conservatoire and the university of Toronto.

5pm. Tickets from Lechlade Post Office, Helen Jones 01367 252402 email: helenfsjones@aol.com Concert and Garden Reception (includes one drink and cocktail snacks) £25, or concert £15

For more visit stlawrencelechlade.org.uk