Adam Summerhayes

violin & piano duo

I met Catherine in my first year at college - fell in love ... etc.

“Magic...tempting and beguiling...entrancing”
The Strad

We learnt pretty much everything I know about chamber music together. We recorded our first discs together - combining duo with our newly formed trio - to exicitingly favourable reviews.

"A disc to die for ..."
The Strad

"Should be on everyone’s shopping list.... I cannot recommend it too highly"
Gramophone

I like the way we play everything - of course - but Prokofiev, Poulenc, Martinu, Debussy and Ravel are really special to us...
Perhaps we haven’t done as much as I would like over the last few years - a little girl to bring up - but at least we have sailed a bit together, despite Catherine’s seasickness.
Repertoire list (click to view)
Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances
Bazzini: 
La ronde des Lutins
Beethoven:
Sonata no 1 in D major, Op 12 no 1
Beethoven: Sonata no 2 in A major, Op 12 no 2
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring"
Beethoven:
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 8 in G major, Op. 30 no 3
Beethoven: Sonata no 9 in A major, Op 47 “Kreutzer”
Beethoven:
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 10 in G major, Op. 96
Bloch:
Baal shem (3 Pictures of Chassic Life)
Bloch: Suite Hébraïque
Bloch: Nuit Exotique
Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in G major, Op. 78

Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 100
Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 108
Brahms: Sonatensatz

Copland: Ukelele Serenade
Copland: Hoe Down
Copland: Preludes 1 & 2
Copland: Sonata
Copland: Duo

Debussy Sonate(1916)
Debussy La Plus que Lente
DeFalla: Suite Populaire espagnol
Dvorak: Sonatina
Dvorak: Four Romantic Pieces

Faure: Berceuse

Gershwin: 3 Preludes
Gershwin: It Ain't Necessarily So
Gershwin: Summertime

Janacek: Sonata

Korngold:
Much Ado About Nothing
Kreisler: Tambourin Chinois
Kreister: Praeludium and Allegro
Kreisler: Schon Rosmarin
Kreisler: Caprice Viennoise

Martinu: Five Madrigal Stanzas
Martinu: Sonatina, . 262
Martinu: Études rythmiques,H. 202
Martinu: Czech Rhapsody,H. 307
Mozart: Sonatain E minor
Mozart: Sonata G

Pårt: Fratres II
Pårt: Spiegel im Spiegel
Ponce: Estrillata
Poulenc: Sonata
Poulenc: Mouvements perpétuels(Heifetz)
Prokofiev: Sonata no 1 in F minor, Op. 80
Prokofiev: Sonata no 2 in D major, Op. 94A
Prokofiev: Five Melodies

Ravel: Sonate
Ravel: Sonate Posthume
Ravel: Tzigane
Ravel: Piece en forme de habenera

Saint-Saëns: Havanaise
Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen
Sarasate: Zapateado
Summerhayes: Ellipsis