Jamal Aliyev and Maria Tarasewicz


St Mary’s Church, Edward Road Dorchester, DT1 2HL

Two outstanding young players with a fascinating programme ranging from substantial master works to fine 19th century salon pieces.

In 2017 Jamal made his BBC Proms debut and won the Arts Club – Sir Karl Jenkins Music Award.

“The tender cello solo from Jamal Aliyev in Memoirs of a Geisha is in my ear still.”

Ivan Hewitt, The Telegraph / BBC Proms / July 2017

Jamal is promoted by the Young Concert Artists Trust and supported through The Countess of Munster Musical Trust.  Jamal has just won 2nd Prize in the Windsor International String Competition.

Maria Tarasewicz has gained an international reputation as a chamber musician, duo partner and a pedagogue. She is committed to working with and developing younger artists, and invitations not only as a performer but also as a teacher and accompanist have taken her to Norway, Belgium, France, Italy, Jersey, San Marino, Poland, China and many UK festivals and masterclasses. Maria has performed in all of London’s major concert venues including Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall Purcell Room and many others. She also appears regularly on BBC Radio 3.

The Music

  • Beethoven: 12 Variations on ‘Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen’ from ‘Die Zauberflöte’ Op. 66
  • Rachmaninov: Vocalise
  • David Popper: Elfentanz Op.39
  • David Popper: Hungarian Rhapsody, Op.68 (1894)
  • Tchaikovsky: Pezzo capriccioso, Op.62
  • Witold Lutoslawski: Sacher Variation
  • Cesar Franck: Sonata in A

The Musicians

  • Jamal Aliyev (cello) and Maria Tarasewicz (piano)

About the Dorset County Museum Music Society

Six fine professional chamber concerts given in St Mary’s Church and the United Church Dorchester. These temporary venues are necessitated by the closure of the Dorset County Museum building and its wonderful Victorian Hall, the home of the DCMMS for 44 years, during the extensive and hugely exciting building works – Tomorrow’s Museum for Dorset – funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund. We look forward to our return to the Museum for the start of the 2020/2021 season.

For more information about the Society – CLICK HERE

Booking Tickets

The full membership subscription for the six concerts in the season 2019-2020 is £60. (Juniors and Full Time Students £5)

To apply for membership in advance please email Sue Bruce-Paine: dcmmms123@gmail.com

Membership can also be obtained on the night of the first concert upon payment of a cheaque for £60 in favour of Dorset County Museum Music Society or by cash. We are unable to accept debit or credit cards.

Tickets for single concerts are £15 and may be obtained from:

The Box Office at Dorchester Corn Exchange is open for face-to-face and telephone bookings Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm. Payment is required when booking. At all other times please leave your name, telephone number and ticket requirements and you will be called back. You can also email your booking request to: boxoffice@dorchesterarts.org.uk, including the same details. Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable.

Tickets are available from Dorchester Library and Learning Centre, South Walks House, Charles Street, Dorchester DT1 1EE. See web site for opening times.


Tickets are available from Dorchester Library and Learning Centre, South Walks House, Charles Street, Dorchester DT1 1EE. See web site for opening times.

We are grateful to the authorities at St Mary’s Church for permission to use this fine venue, home to so many of Dorchester’s principal concerts, for this season. Our home for the first forty four years of our history was, of course, the wonderful Victorian Hall at the Dorset County Museum.  As you will know, the museum is currently undergoing extensive and hugely exciting building works, substantially funded thorough the Heritage Lottery Fund. When it reopens as ‘Tomorrow’s Museum for Dorset’ the Victorian Hall, commented on so favourably by all artists performing for us, will remain unchanged but the rest of the building will provide a more flexible and welcoming venue for our activities. Plans are already in hand to celebrate this ‘glorious return’ with an outstanding series of concerts.

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