Lara Melda- Radio 3 ‘In Tune’

If you weren’t listening to ‘In Tune’ today (Thursday 5 March 2020) on Radio 3, you missed Lara Melda playing Chopin, Rachmaninov and Prokoviev. It is well worth listening to, on BBC Sounds. Visit BBC Sounds at : –

We are fortunate to have Lara Melda playing for us at Egham and District Music Club on Sunday 15 March at 3pm at the United Church of Egham. Please come along to hear this outstanding pianist perform; all are welcome.

For further details, visit our website at

Our Recent Concert 19 June 2019

One of the leading pianists of Lithuania’s new generation, Ugnius Pauliakonis, gave a recital of piano works by Chopin, Debussy and Haydn. Our members and visitors were treated to an excellent concert, and particularly welcomed the background information and introductions provided by Ugnius.

We all appreciated his engagement with the audience, and he kindly agreed to draw the raffle and award the prizes.

At the end of the concert, he was presented with a bouquet from an appreciative fellow-Lithuanian.

Here is a picture taken after the concert. It shows (from left to right) :-

  • Ugnius Pauliakonis
  • David Darby – Concert Secretary and Vice President
  • Doris Houghton – Club President
  • Himadri Chatterjee – Club Chairman

A marvellous concert. Thank you Ugnius.

That concert was the last before our Summer break. We will be back with a series of Sunday afternoon concerts starting on 15 September at the United Church of Egham.

Katie Sazanova, flute accompanied by Sally Halsey, piano will be playing pieces by Tchaikovsky, Taffanel and others. All are most welcome. Please visit our website for full details.

Alice Möller

Sadly, our oldest member, Alice Möller, who attended the music club until last season, has died aged 107.  She had a lively interest in the arts and was a member of many local organisations as well as the Association of Jewish Refugees.  Her escape from Austria in WW2 was described during an interview conducted when she was 105. These experiences were documented, in the following book:

Women’s Experiences in the Holocaust: In Their Own Words By Agnes Grunwald-Spier

This link produces two results. The second result includes an extract from the book (the section is entitled ‘Resourceful Women’) and describes some of Alice Moller’s experiences.

The Arts Society Runnymede recorded the celebration of her 105th in 2017 when flowers were presented to her: The following link leads to a copy of that document.

Click to access alice%20story.pdf

She recorded her life in many local talks including one recently at Royal Holloway Women’s Club when aged 106, and two years ago aged 105 at Camberley WI. The event is described on their website (see link below).

Our Treasurer, Rosemary Bentley, attended the inspiring funeral service on 16th June 2019 at St Mary’s Church, Thorpe, to represent Egham & District Music Club.  Previously the club had honoured her 100th Birthday by presenting her with a plant, little knowing she would go on to celebrate another 7 Birthdays!”

Our Next Concert – “Best of Chopin” Wednesday 19 June 2019, 8pm

Please join us at the United Church of Egham on Wednesday 19 June 2019 at 8pm for a piano recital by Ugnius Pauliukonis.

The programme will include a selection from : –
Chopin’s 2nd piano Sonata in B♭ minor op.35  (the Funeral March) as well as some of his Mazurkas op.24 and a selection of Etudes from op.10 and op.25.

Also J. Haydn Sonata in E-flat Major, C. Debussy Images Book I

Our next concert: May 18th 2016, United Church of Egham, 8pm

Next concert:

Concert 2: Charlotte Saluste-Bridux (violin) & Alison Rhind (piano)

Wednesday May 18th 2016, 8pm


Charlotte Saluste-Bridoux Violin
Alison Rhind Piano

Brilliant young French violinist gives a recital of romantic violin music to include a violin sonata by Beethoven, and, from the Romantic era, the beautiful violin sonata of César Franck.

Sadly, we could not find a YouTube clip of Charlotte Saluste-Bridoux, but here is a performance of César Franck’s cello sonata, with Alison Rhind accompanying cellist Hélène Dautry.

United Church of Egham, Egham High Street


£11 standard price, £6 student and under 21

Accompanied children under 16 free

Our next concert: 19th March 2016, 7.30pm

Celebrity Concert: Nigel Clayton

66th CONCERT SERIES – April 2015 to March 2016


Saturday, March 19th, 2016  7:30pm

International Concert Artist

Nigel Clayton  Piano


Recital to include Beethoven’s ‘Waldstein’ sonata

Sonata, works by Chopin, Rachmaninoff,

Debussy, Mayerl, Gershwin and Scott Joplin

Here’s a video of Nigel Clayton playing Beethoven’s 1st piano sonata:

Pre-book adult ticket or student ticket

Visitors £11 Members £6

Our next concert: Sunday October 19th at 3pm, United Church of Egham

Our next concert is on:

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

at United Church of Egham, 3pm

An Afternoon with Sarah Walker


Well-known and popular pianist and Radio 3 presenter Sarah Walker will give an illustrated talk on her favourite piano music.

See here for Sarah Walker’s website.

Proceeds from this concert will go to Musicians’ Benevolent Fund.

Pre-book adult ticket or student ticket

Visitors £11 Students and under 21s £6

We look forward to seeing you there.