Event information

Spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis

12.15pm (doors open at 12)

Lunchtime concerts take place in the House at Kettle’s Yard.

Image: Sophie Westbrooke and Jamie Conway


Sophie Westbrooke explores Recorders across centuries: virtuosity from Medieval Europe to Present Day Japan, including works by Castello and Yoshimini.

About Sophie Westbrooke

Sophie is in her second year reading Music at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. She has been studying the recorder with Anna Stegmann at the Royal Academy of Music in London as part of the CAMRAM scheme. She also currently holds an instrumental award on the violin.

Sophie is part of the London-based recorder trio Parandrus, also featuring Daniel Swani and Charlotte Barbour-Condini (BBC Young Musician Concerto Finalist 2012). The trio were the winners of 2017 ORDA professional consort competition Amsterdam.

​In 2014, Sophie won the woodwind category of the BBC Young Musician competition on recorder.  She went on to reach the concerto final, broadcast live by BBC TV from Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, where she performed with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kirill Karabits.

​Sophie aims to further the professionalisation of the recorder and expand appreciation of its versatility and unique beauty through performance of a wide range of repertoire from the medieval to the modern day.

Sophie can currently be heard performing the title music on the BBC TV series “The Clangers”.

Important information for your visit

Due to conservation and security reasons, no bags, including handbags, or large coats are allowed in the House.

Please note that the House is not fully wheelchair accessible. Concerts are accessible for wheelchair users, if you would like to reserve a space for yourself and a carer please call us on 01223 748100. For further access information please visit our access page online or call 01223 748100.

There is a virtual tour of the House available online here.

Please note that there are no toilets in the House.

No food or drink are allowed in the House.

Visitors are invited to sit at the library table in the House at Kettle’s Yard and browse the books, however this is not a lending library.

Photography is encouraged but we ask that you do not use flash. Commercial photography and filming is not allowed unless advance permission is given. Please get in touch to enquire about permissions, 01223 748100,

We welcome artists but only pencils and pads/books size A3 or smaller can enter the House. No wet materials (including pens) or chalks are allowed.

Children who will be carried do not need a ticket. Please note that the House is not suitable for buggies.