Yearly Archives: 2016

Vengerov and friends visit Belsize Square!


World famous violinist, Maxim Vengerov, performed in front of a sell out crowd at Belsize Square. Maxim invited pianist Polina Osetinskaya, cellist Liav Kerbel and clarinetists Alex and Daniel Gurfinkel to perform with him in a concert launching the Vengerov-Belsize Music Foundation.

Photos by John Rifkin

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An Evening with Maxim Vengerov


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An Evening with Maxim Vengerov

Music – Conversation – Reception



Music at Belsize is delighted to announce an evening with Maxim Vengerov – truly one of the most gifted and inspirational musicians of our day.

Known for the brilliance of his violin playing, Vengerov is tireless in his search for creative expression and different styles of music, from classical to baroque, jazz to rock.

More recently, he has turned his energies to conducting, often performing a major violin concerto in the first half and conducting a symphonic work in the second; yet however great his achievements and whatever international stage, each performance remains intensely personal.

Belsize Square Synagogue, which has its own rich musical tradition, has developed a unique partnership with Vengerov which has its origins in his long friendship with our own Rabbi Stuart Altshuler. Both passionately believe that teaching and encouraging young talent without sufficient means is a fundamental and in keeping with Vengerov’s belief that competition is a platform to support and launch young artists’ international careers.

This special event, designed for Belsize Square Synagogue, starts with a reception. The concert will include well-known classical repertoire performed by Vengerov and his accompanist along with the world premiere of a piece written for him by Ella Altshuler.

Following the concert, there will be a private and discreet reception with Maxim and friends in a more intimate setting away from the Synagogue. Information available from the office.

Please click here for tickets and more detail. An additional donation is required for the post-concert private reception. Please email with any queries.

All proceeds from this event will go equally towards two causes – the Belsize-Vengerov Foundation which has been established as a project under our joint stewardship for fostering young musical talent and to Belsize Square.

BSS members have a priority booking period until 8 August for both this event and the private reception.

We much look forward to sharing a unique, inspiring and enjoyable evening with you, your family and friends – an evening which will be remembered for much time to come.


Philip Keller                                                          Peter Petzal

Chair – Music at Belsize                                     Event Producer – Music at Belsize

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Music at Belsize: Third Season 2016

Music at Belsize

Announcing the Third Season – with a special offer to all members

Dear Members and Friends

Please see the flyer below with details of three wonderful concerts at Belsize Square Synagogue between next February and June. These include orchestral and choral music and a recital/masterclass with the highly acclaimed young cellist Gemma Rosefield.  In addition we are looking forward once more to welcoming the world renowned violinist Maxim Vengerov to a gala event at Belsize. As part of his performance he will premiere a new work written especially for him by our own Ella Leya Altshuler. As soon as we know the date and ticket prices for this special event we will let you know.

The Committee of ‘Music at Belsize’ is delighted to offer all members a season ticket for the first three concerts @ a total of £35 (a saving of £10) if booking before the end of January for the first three concerts.  Season ticket holders will also be eligible for a discount on the Vengerov Gala Event as well.

We hope you will enjoy our Music at Belsize events, tell your neighbours and bring your family and friends to hear special music in our beautiful sanctuary. Watch the Music at Belsize page for further info.

Best wishes

Philip Keller

Chair, Music at Belsize

Book now at the synagogue office or by clicking here

Click on the link below to download the flyer for our exciting third season of concerts.

Music at Belize flyer 2016