Following Julia’s directions, I shared a space with Haydn by attending a chamber concert featuring pieces from Haydn at Holywell Music Room, where Haydn had once performed. The venue is the oldest, purpose built music room in Europe, and the United Kingdom’s first concert hall.
The Doric String String Quartet played no.2 and no.4 from Haydn’s Sun Quartets. After the performance I saw the director of the concert and violin virtuoso, David Lepage (see: http://www.davidlepage.co.uk/ ). David agreed to participate in the project. He gave the assemblage a brochure for Oxford Coffee Concerts and recommended I attend at the Sheldonian Theatre later on in the afternoon to experience Maxim Vengerov, one the world’s foremost violin virtuosos.