Hepner Foundation

The main objective of the Hepner Foundation is to support the advancement of the study of composition and performance of contemporary music with particular reference to chamber music for viola and other instruments.

Concert for Leo Hepner

On 29th May 2018 a concert will be given in honour of Leo Hepner’s memory.

The concert will include world premieres of works by Charlotte Bray, Milica Djordjević and Tom Coult.

In addition, works by George Benjamin, Wolfgang Rihm, Anton Webern, Brian Ferneyhough and Johann Sebastian Bach will be performed – composers who had a special significance for Leo Hepner.

The concert will take place at the Purcell Room of the Southbank Centre.

Visit the Southbank Centre website for more details.


Johann Sebastian Bach
Suite No. 3 in C major for cello solo, BWV 1009: Prelude, Sarabande, Gigue
Gary Hoffman cello

George Benjamin
Viola Viola for two violas (1997)
Ralf Ehlers & Timothy Ridout violas

Milica Djordjević
Pomen II for viola solo (2018, world premiere)
Paul Beckett viola

Wolfgang Rihm
Fetzen & Fetzen II for string quartet (1999/2002)
Arditti Quartet

Anton Webern
Five Movements for string quartet, Op. 5 (1909)
Arditti Quartet

Tom Coult
String Quartet (2018, world premiere)
Arditti Quartet

Charlotte Bray
Mid-Oceaned for viola & cello (2018, world premiere)
Ralf Ehlers viola & Lucas Fels cello

Brian Ferneyhough
Dum Transisset I-IV for string quartet (2006/07)
Arditti Quartet