October 24, pm. Dag in de Branding. October 31, pm. Rachmaninoff, Prokofieff, Shostakovich, Stravinsky. Goede Rede concert series. Russian piano recital including Stravinsky's 'The Rite of Spring'. November 1, pm. November 8, pm. The music of Erik Satie.
November 14, pm. Fascinating Rhythm Lecture. Pre-concert talk by Ralph van Raat. December 3, am. Piano 8-hands! December 6, pm. Sofia, Bulgarije. Well known and lesser known piano works by Boulez. December 12, pm. Yearly recurring concert with Messiaen's complete cycle. December 18, pm. December 20, pm. Daan Manneke: Grote Archipel. Christmas Concert with Manneke's intense piano cycle. January 16, am. Pierre Boulez world premieres.
January 18, pm. January 21, pm. The unknown Boulez, Murail. February 7, pm. February 17, pm. March 21, pm. March 25, pm. March 27, pm. March 28, pm. Messiaen: Visions de l'Amen. Messiaen's 2-piano cycle, together with pianist Maarten van Veen. April 10, pm.
Beethoven, Liszt, Ter Veldhuis, Franssens. April 11, pm. A marginally higher degree of engagement in the later nocturnes does little to convey a sense of wonder or revelation, let alone magic. For him the answer is a reconciliation and balance between a certain formality and lyrical warmth. But while there is much to admire in such fleet and intelligent playing, there is also a sense of a task undertaken prematurely, made before Owen was able to make such music entirely his own.
With Kathryn Stott you enter another world of ardour and conviction. On the contrary, few pianists have summoned the courage to step out and relish to the full the range and drama of the Nocturnes. Stott plays her heart out in No 6 and her magically hushed return to the principal theme in No 5 after the central agitation is one of many My Work Is Done - Various - The Gramophone Awards: Excerpts From The Prize Winning Recordings Of 2009 (CD) moments.
She evokes all of the nightmarish sense of someone fighting to reach an inaccessible destination in No 10 those tortuous, seemingly never-to-be-resolved sequences and memorably captures the way the idealised birdsong at the centre of No 6 is distorted in No 12 into a tortured cry, a dark night of the soul indeed. With his cool, jade-like sonority and crystalline clarity, no matter how elaborate the figuration, Collard also rises to the final challenge, achieving in the final Nocturnes a powerful sense of something disjunct, and in No 9 an awareness of uneasy and alienated rather than reconciled voices.
Everything is scrupulously worked and considered, lightly rather than heavily fragranced, as it were, and with a lucidity that creates its own distinctive ambience. Stephen has wide experience of chamber music and has often played the Schubert Quintet with the Chilingirian Quartet. He is also a member of the Academy Chamber Ensemble, touring internationally and making numerous recordings. He joined the Chilingirian Quartet in Will Schofield was born in London to Australian and Italian parents.
Will has been cellist with the Grammy nominated Emperor String Quartet since the group was My Work Is Done - Various - The Gramophone Awards: Excerpts From The Prize Winning Recordings Of 2009 (CD) in He started playing with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields the following year, and membership of these two groups has been the primary focus of his playing career ever since.
For ten years she was Principal Cello with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, frequently performing as a soloist and in chamber music with its Music Director Anthony Marwood. Juliet coaches quartets and ensembles at the Saffron Centre for Young Musicians in Saffron Walden and enjoys taking part in education and outreach work, My Work Is Done - Various - The Gramophone Awards: Excerpts From The Prize Winning Recordings Of 2009 (CD).
Now living near Colchester with her husband and two sons aged 13 and 10, she runs a cello club at the village primary schoolfor budding cellists, and a taxi service to football for her sons. Judith Herbert leads a busy and varied career both as a chamber musician and as a member of various ensembles and orchestras. Lynda Houghton is Principal Double Bass with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and has been playing with the orchestra for over 25 years on many recordings and world tours.
Having studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and at the Banff Centre for Fine Arts in Canada, she rapidly went on to establish a reputation as a talented exponent of contemporary music, much in demand with the London Sinfonietta. She was also invited to play with the London Symphony Orchestra — the first woman bassist in that orchestra. Lynda also enjoys playing with a number of other chamber orchestras and ensembles, such as the City of London Sinfonia and Orchestra of St.
Lynda is now an Associate at the Royal Academy of Music and whilst being in demand as a teacher and examiner, her playing engagements encompass not only the world of contemporary, symphonic and chamber music but also of films and popular music.
Michael Cox is an international soloist whose wide-ranging career also encompasses membership of symphony and chamber orchestras, chamber and avant-garde music ensembles and teaching at the highest level.
Other recordings have included chamber music on Naxos, concerto recordings for the BBC and a recital disc. Further recital recordings are planned in conjunction with Just Flutes and Altus Flutes. Michael is an Altus international Artist and plays on their instruments. His renown and his passion for teaching have led to invitations to give classes in all continents and his unique curricular flute course in Oxford, Portugal and Australia.
Michael lives in his family home in rolling Devonshire countryside from where he can indulge his favourite pastime of walking moorland and coastal paths and on a canal boat in London. As a freelance player she has worked with most of the orchestras in Great Britain. A keen chamber musician, Sarah is a member of Cardiff Winds and Dragonfly. As a freelance flautist Sarah is able to work in a variety of musical genres ranging from opera, symphony and chamber orchestras, chamber music and recitals, to film sessions and some period instrument work.
This has led to invitations to present workshops at the first Reflective Conservatoire conference at the Barbican, London and also Professional Development Seminars in Finland and Norway. Together with Zoe Smith, piano, she is director of the Llangenny Flute Summer School, which has run annually since She is sought after as an adjudicator and examiner and regularly gives masterclasses and recitals in Britain, Norway, Greece, Finland, Ireland, France and Thailand.
She completed her studies at the National Centre for Orchestral Studies. Sarah is a Licensed Andover Educator, teaching the art of movement in music. Highlights at Covent Garden My Work Is Done - Various - The Gramophone Awards: Excerpts From The Prize Winning Recordings Of 2009 (CD) performing on stage in costume in six productions of Don Giovanni.
James also gives masterclasses, as well as orchestral and chamber coaching sessions in some of the best music institutions in the country, including the Royal College of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Southbank Sinfonia, and for the educational departments in the London Symphony Orchestra and Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
As a chamber musician she has appeared with such groups as the Nash, Gaudier, and Razumovsky ensembles, London Winds, and the Lindsay and Chilingirian string quartets. His recording of My Work Is Done - Various - The Gramophone Awards: Excerpts From The Prize Winning Recordings Of 2009 (CD) Weber Concertino Op. Jo fell in love with the sound of the French horn at the age of 11, having been a tenor horn player in her local brass band in Dorset since the age of eight, and the youngest member of her local choral society by about 40 years.
She went on to study horn and voice at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in She has since combined her passion for music and education in a career which includes work in prisons, schools, hospitals and many other community and corporate settings. He held the Principal Trumpet position in the Philharmonia Orchestra from and was Vice-chairman of the Council of Management for 11 years.
He is also a member of the internationally acclaimed chamber group, the Nash Ensemble. In his leisure time Mark is a keen sportsman, competing in triathlons and ultra-marathons and is a qualified ski instructor, personal trainer and mountain bike instructor.
At the RCM Michael Laird encouraged him to play the natural trumpet, and he was subsequently fortunate to tour, record and perform concerts with the main UK period instrument ensembles, as well as working with many European ones. During a fruitful ten years, he was a busy freelance player with the major London Orchestras, as well as working closely with John Wallace and his ensemble: the Wallace Collection, and for the past twenty years he has been a member of English National Opera.
He began his career on the music staff of the Royal Opera, Covent Garden. He was principal pianist of the London Sinfonietta from its formation in until and has been principal harpsichordist of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields since
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