Thursday 31 October - YOUNG AUDIENCES PRODUCTION - The Man in the Moon - St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
Oct
31
11:30 AM11:30

Thursday 31 October - YOUNG AUDIENCES PRODUCTION - The Man in the Moon - St Paul's Church, Covent Garden

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There are two performances of this production, at 11.30am and 1.30pm (Running time: c. 45mins)

Presented in a light-hearted and fresh way by a cast of professional singers, this year’s
project will, through music, theatre and craft, shed light on the ever-growing focus on
climate change, and the moral thinking that we need to band together as a society to
save our world. The children will be invited to join ‘The Man in the Moon’ on a discovery
mission as he illuminates a story that focusses on our planet, how we can better care
for it, and what might happen if we don’t save it… The production is being made from
entirely recycled objects and materials, and the children will be using the props they made in their workshops, forming part of the final production.

Please contact Natasha to be put on the Guest List for either show: info@concordiafoundation.co.uk

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Monday 18 November - Pedro Lopez Campos (flute) - St James's Church, Piccadilly
Nov
18
1:10 PM13:10

Monday 18 November - Pedro Lopez Campos (flute) - St James's Church, Piccadilly

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PROGRAMME

Poulenc - Vocalise Etude

Debussy - Prelude a l’apres midi d’un faune

Tchaikovsky - Lensky’s Aria

Barber - Canzone

Taffanel - Fantas on themes from Weber’s ‘Der Freischutz’

PEDRO LOPEZ

Spanish-born flautist Pedro Lopez is a rising soloist and orchestral player in the UK.

After completing his studies in Trinity Laban and the Royal College of Music, where he received the Artist Diploma with first-class honours; Pedro has played and collaborated with orchestras like the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, BBC Concert Orchestra and Southbank Sinfonia, and has been recently on trial for the principal flute position at the Royal Northern Sinfonia.

During his career he has been awarded in several competitions including El Primer Palau Competition and the Harold Clarke Woodwind Competition, and he has been generoulsy supported by the Tillet Foundation, the Leverhlume Trust, the TLC Trust, and more recently by  the Concordia Foundation.

Recent highlights as are solo and chamber music performances in Europe and Asia, including performances in  Het Concertebouw,  Gewandhaus Mendelssohn Saal, Cadogan Hall, Royal Opera House Crush Room, St-Martin-in-the-Fields, St John's Smith Square, Barbican, Queen Elisabeth Hall, Oxford University and Hong Kong  British Consulate, among others.

 

 

 

 

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Saturday 7 December - Concordia Candlelit Christmas Concert - St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Saturday 7 December - Concordia Candlelit Christmas Concert - St Paul's Church, Covent Garden

Concordia Candlelit Christmas Concert

Saturday 7 December 2019, 7.00pm
St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden

Join us for a spectacular evening that brings a wealth of music, readings, joy and the gladdest of tidings to all who attend. 

Tickets: £25.00 (including interval refreshments and programme)

£13.00 for Students and Children Under 16

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Monday 16 December - Echea Quartet (strings) - St James's Church, Piccadilly
Dec
16
1:10 PM13:10

Monday 16 December - Echea Quartet (strings) - St James's Church, Piccadilly

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PROGRAMME

Stravinsky - 3 Pieces

Beethoven - Op. 127 No. 12

Finalists and prize-winners of the International Anton Rubinstein Chamber Music Competition, (2018) and Finalists in the Royal Overseas-League Music Competition (2019), the Echéa Quartet is a London-based string quartet formed in 2017 at the Royal Academy of Music. They have recently been awarded the role as Fellowship String Quartet for 2019/20 at the Royal Academy of Music, where they are mentored by John Myerscough, Christoph Richter and Levon Chilingirian.

In 2017, the quartet were awarded the St Peter’s Chamber Music Prize, for which they have performed as part of the Eaton Square Concert Series. They have performed in masterclasses for Adrian Brendel, Miguel da Silva, Hartmut Rohde and members of the London Haydn and Belcea quartets. In the summer of 2018, the Echéa Quartet were the string-quartet-in-residence at Ferrandou Musique, Dordogne, where there gave many recitals as well as collaborating with the British baritone, David Wilson-Johnson. They were also awarded the role of Fellowship Quartet at Wintergreen Performing Arts, where they toured across Virginia, and worked and performed with violinist Rachel Barton Pine.

Highlights of 2019 have included a performance of Haydn and Mendelssohn at the Musikverein in Vienna, as well as a collaboration with Marin Alsop at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Dedicated to the performance of new music, the Echéa Quartet continues to foster their relationship with London-based composers and performed at the Krama Contemporary Music Festival in Athens, Greece. They will also be working closely with Harrison Birtwistle at the Royal Academy and Henning Kraggerud at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival. The Echéa Quartet will be attending the Banff Centre’s ‘Evolution of the String Quartet’ course, before touring the west-coast of North America during Autumn 2019.

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Dec
30
7:30 PM19:30

Saturday 30 November - The Snowman Live in Concert - The British Museum

Please note that there are two showings per evening, at 7.30pm and 9.00pm (running time: 45mins)

Enjoy The Snowman as never before when this magical Christmas classic comes to the Museum’s iconic Great Court.

This heart-warming story will be accompanied by a live chamber orchestra of musicians from the Concordia Foundation and specially lit to surround you in a wintry snow storm, for a truly unforgettable evening. With much-loved classics such as Walking in the Air, you and the whole family can immerse yourselves in this animation masterpiece.

Your evening will begin in the Enlightenment gallery (Room 1), where you will enjoy live music performances and festive treats such as mulled cider and mince pies before entering the Great Court for the main performance. The orchestra will get you into the Christmas spirit with a selection of classics from the famous Nutcracker before the film and live soundtrack begin.

One winter morning a little boy named James wakes up to find that everything outside has turned snow-white. Overjoyed, James rushes downstairs and into the garden, where he begins to build a snowman. When he opens the back door he can’t believe his eyes… the snowman has come to life! James finds himself face to face with a smiling snowman, who, with a polite doff of his hat, introduces himself, marking the beginning of a magical friendship and marvellous adventure…

Originally published in 1978, The Snowman was created and illustrated by Raymond Briggs. It has become one of the world’s most popular children’s books, selling in excess of 8.5 million copies worldwide and being translated into over 15 languages. This well-loved book was adapted for screen by producer John Coates, leading to the Oscar-nominated animation with iconic score. The Snowman was first aired in 1982 and has been broadcast on a global scale including Asia, Europe and North America.

Tickets include a complimentary drink. You will also have the opportunity to pick up a Christmas present or give the gift of Membership in the luxury Grenville Room.

Important information:
• Doors open for registration at 19.00/20.30 (depending on show) and A pay-bar will be available in Enlightenment gallery (Room 1) before the event from for half an hour, serving drinks and refreshments, as well as your complimentary drink
• The Great Court will open for seating at 19.25/20.55 (depending on show)
• The performance runs for 45 minutes.
• Seating is provided for the duration of the performance and is unreserved, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets: £29
Members: £29

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Monday 14 October - Caroline Taylor (soprano) & Guy Murgatroyd (piano) - St James's Church, Piccadilly
Oct
14
1:10 PM13:10

Monday 14 October - Caroline Taylor (soprano) & Guy Murgatroyd (piano) - St James's Church, Piccadilly

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Caroline Taylor is a postgraduate soprano studying at the Royal Northern College of Music under Louise Winter. Prior to this, she read for an MA (Hons) in French, Italian and Spanish at the University of St Andrews. She is generously supported by the RNCM Oglesby Scholarship, the Mario Lanza Educational Foundation and Help Musicians UK (Maidment Award).

At the RNCM, Caroline won the 2018 Joyce and Michael Kennedy Award for Singing of Strauss and the 2017 Brodsky Cross-School Prize with her chamber ensemble, the Lucrezia Trio. She represented the RNCM in the 2018 Sir Anthony Lewis Memorial Prize with Musica Britannica, winning first prize, and in the 2018 Gerald Moore Award with pianist Sid Ramchander. Caroline is an RNCM Songster, a 2018 Leeds Lieder Young Artist, a Concordia Foundation Artist and a member of the 2018 Opera North Chorus Mentor Scheme.

Concert performances include soprano soloist in Vivaldi Gloria (Anstruther Philharmonic Society), Bach Mass in B Minor (Kellie Consort), Britten Les Illuminations (Northern Ballet Sinfonia) and the chamber arrangement of Mahler Symphony No. 4 (Helix Ensemble). Opera credits include Lauretta/Gianni Schicchi (RNCM Opera), Helena/The Enchanted Island (British Youth Opera), Governess/The Turn of the Screw (Byre Opera), Papagena/The Magic Flute (St Andrews Voices) and scenes as Tina/ Flight and Suzel/L’amico Fritz (RNCM) and Sophie/Der Rosenkavalier (Edinburgh Festival Fringe). Earlier this year, she created the role of Sara in Ben Kaye and Adam Gorb’s The Path to Heaven.

Future engagements include Messiaen’s Trois Mélodies (RNCM Day of Song) and Bach St John Passion (Chester Music Society). Caroline also looks forward to taking part in the semi-final of the 2019 Mozart Singing Competition, accompanied by Michael Davies.

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Tuesday 1 October - Brieuc Vourch (violin) & Guillaume Vincent (piano) - St Martin-in-the-Fields
Oct
1
1:00 PM13:00

Tuesday 1 October - Brieuc Vourch (violin) & Guillaume Vincent (piano) - St Martin-in-the-Fields

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PROGRAMME

Handel – Sonata for Violin and Piano in A
Mozart – Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor
Franck – Andantino quietoso
Saint-Saëns – Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso

Brieuc Vourch was born in 1995 in Paris and started playing the violin at the age of 3. At the age of thirteen he auditioned for Maestro Louis Langree with the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto and moved to America to study with Itzhak Perlman at The Juilliard School of Music and with Aaron Rosand.

He came back to Europe in 2014 to study with Boris Kuschnir in Vienna. At the same time, he also studied with Rainer Kuchl, former concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic.

He has performed in numerous concert venues around the world such as the Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall of New-York’s Lincoln Center, St Martin-in-the- fields in London, the Flagey Auditorium in Brussels, the Shanghai Grand Theater, the Seine Musicale, the Théâtre des Champs Élysées, the Philharmonie and the Palais des Congres in Paris. He has also taken part in the most prestigious music festivals such as the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany, the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, the Holland Music Sessions, the Deauville Festival and the Roque d’Anthéron International Music Festival in France and the Hantang International Music Festival in China. He plays a very fine Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume loaned to him by Nicolas Paulmier through the Beares International Violin Society and a bow made by Nicolas Maire.

Guillaume Vincent was born in 1991 in Annecy. He began studying the piano at age 7 and at age 13 he entered the Conservatoire of Paris where he studied under Jacques Rouvier, Prisca Benoit, Jean-François Heisser and Marie-Josèphe Jude. At age 18 he obtained his master’s in piano and at age 19 his master’s as a performer. A laureate of the Prix Drouet-Bourgeois in 2006, he won first prize at the Young Concert Artists competition of Leipzig in 2008. In 2009 he obtained the Prix de l’Académie Ravel, the Prix des Mélomanes de la Côté Sud in Saint-Jean de Luz, the 3rd Grand Prix at the Long-Thibaud Competition, the Prix de la SACEM, the Prix de la Fondation Lacroix and the Prix de l’ONF.

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Thursday 19 September - Benjamin Franklin House Concert - Anna Kondrashina (flute) & Lise Vandersmissen (harp)
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday 19 September - Benjamin Franklin House Concert - Anna Kondrashina (flute) & Lise Vandersmissen (harp)

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A unique opportunity to hear this wonderful flute-harp duo in the intimate setting of Benjamin Franklin House. Concert running time: 60 mins, followed by refreshments (included in ticket price).

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Tickets: £25.00 available from Benjamin Franklin House:

0207 839 2006

info@benjaminfranklinhouse.org

36 Craven St, London WC2N 5NF

ONLINE BOOKING ( + £2.39 Eventbrite fee)

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PROGRAMME

C. W. von Glück – The Dance of Blessed Spirits from ‘Orfeo’ Act 2

G. Donizetti – Sonate

R. L. Boccherini – Sonata in C Major

A. Piazzolla - Cafe 1930

C. Saint-Saëns - Fantaisie Op. 124

“We are very much looking forward to this exciting concert, starting the evening with a piece from Benjamin Franklin’s time: Glück’s masterpiece The Dance of the Blessed Spirits, from his most famous opera Orphée and Eurydice. After this, we will bring a variety of styles, including works by French and Italian composers. In this recital, we aim to reflect Franklin's creative way of thinking in our musical selection and interpretation.” Anna and Lise.

BIOGRAPHIES

ANNA KONDRASHINA - FLUTE

Anna Kondrashina is a prizewinner of several prestigious competitions, such as the Kobe International Flute Competition in Japan and the Nicolet International Flute Competition in China. In 2018 Anna has joined the London Philharmonic Orchestra Foyle Future Firsts Development Programme. Anna is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London with William Bennett.

LISE VANDERSMISSEN - HARP

Lise Vandersmissen, born in 1996 in Belgium, studied for her bachelor’s Degree with Lieve Robbroeckx in Belgium and completed her Master’s Degree with Imogen Barford at the Guildhall School of Music in London. In September, she will continue as a Fellow in the Guildhall.

Lise won prizes in competitions in Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, Hungary, Hong Kong and England. She recently won the Third Prize at the North London Harp Competition 2019 and was awarded the Guildhall Harp Prize 2019. She won a place at the London Sinfonietta Academy 2018 and the Académie Camac in France with Isabelle Perrin.

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Thursday 19 September - Rhiannon Llewellyn (soprano), Elliot Gresty (clarinet) & Marina Kan Selvik (piano) - New North London Synagogue
Sep
19
1:00 PM13:00

Thursday 19 September - Rhiannon Llewellyn (soprano), Elliot Gresty (clarinet) & Marina Kan Selvik (piano) - New North London Synagogue

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A beautiful lunchtime concert from three Concordia Artists, to include Schubert’s ‘Shepherd on a Rock’.

Rhiannon Llewellyn - Soprano
Elliot Gresty - Clarinet
Marina Kan Selvik - Piano

Brahms - Clarinet Sonata Opus 120 No. 1
Viardot - Hai Lula
Viardot - Les Filles De Cadix
Schubert - An die Musik
Schubert - Gretchen am Spinnrade
Schubert - Nachstuck
Schubert - Der Hirt auf dem Felsen
( The Shepherd on the Rock )

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Monday 16 September - Peter Edge (baritone) & Rachel Fright (piano) - St James's Church, Piccadilly
Sep
16
1:10 PM13:10

Monday 16 September - Peter Edge (baritone) & Rachel Fright (piano) - St James's Church, Piccadilly

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PROGRAMME

Howells - King David
Finzi - Let Us Garlands Bring
Vaughan Williams - Songs of Travel

PETER EDGE

British baritone Peter Edge (25) recently graduated as a Master of Music at the Royal College of Music, London, where he was tutored by Peter Savidge. Peter is extremely grateful for the support of the Walker Trust, Draper’s Company, Kathleen Trust, Clemence Charitable Trust and Millington’s Charity. Competition successes include the International Medal at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod, the Chris Treglown Memorial Award and RNCM Freckleton Prize. Peter also achieved Highly Commended in the Kathleen Ferrier Bursary Competition, Brooks-van Der Pump English Song Competition and the RCM Lieder Competition.

Opera roles include Alfio Cavalleria Rusticana (Blackburn Cathedral)Antonio Le Nozze di Figaro (RCM, directed by Sir Thomas Allen), Don Alfonso Cosi Fan Tutte (Devon Opera and Opera at the Athenaeum, Pall Mall), Dulcamara L’elisir d’amore (New Sussex Opera), Guglielmo Cosi Fan Tutte (Felici Opera), Littore Lincoronazione di Poppea (Longborough Festival Opera), Masetto Don Giovanni (Opera Loki and Felici Opera), Papageno Die Zauberflote (City of Manchester Opera), Snug and Theseus A Midsummer Night’s Dream (RNCM and RCM) and Zaretsky Eugene Onegin (RCM).

Peter has been a Young Artist of Longborough Festival Opera for the last two years and also joined LFO as a chorus member in their 2019 production of Anna Bolena. In May 2018, Peter performed principal roles in three contemporary operas in collaboration with Tête à Tête Opera. As an oratorio soloist, Peter has recently performed the solos in Bach’s St John Passion and Handel’s Messiah (St Martin in the Fields), Haydn’s Creation (Chester Cathedral) and Verdi’s Requiem (Elgar Concert Hall, Birmingham).

Peter made his TV debut on S4C, at Llangollen, and also appeared in the BBC Film: Florence Foster Jenkins. Peter regularly sings on live BBC Radio 4, with the BBC Daily Service Singers, and has performed on BBC Radio 3, including performing live on BBC Radio 3’s live drive time show: In Tune, with presenter Sean Rafferty. Peter is proud to be a Concordia Artist.

RACHEL FRIGHT

Following her performance as a Leeds Lieder Young Artist 2018, Rachel Fright was awarded the Hester Dickson Duo Prize with duo partner Ted Black (tenor) to study at Oxenfoord International Summer School with Malcolm Martineau. In the same year, Rachel was a finalist in the Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition and the British Art-Song competition as part of the London Song Festival. Rachel performs regularly across the UK and has been featured on BBC Radio 3. She is also a musician for Live Music Now, deputy tutor at Yorkshire Young Musicians and accompanist to Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus and King Edward Music Society, Macclesfield. 

 Rachel studied with scholarships to Pembroke College, Oxford and the Royal Northern College of Music, where she was taught by Stephen Savage, David Jones and Julius Drake, with whom she continues private study. During her studies, she was supported by the Helen Mackaness Award and won several prizes for accompaniment; the Stella Bradshaw Memorial Award, the Frost/Brownson Award for Accompaniment, the Clifton Helliwell Memorial Award, the Brodsky Prize, the Alexander Young Prize and the James Martin Oncken Song prize. In 2015, she attended the Oxford Lieder Festival Mastercourse, where she received tuition from Roger Vignoles and Imogen Cooper. She is currently a Junior Fellow in Accompaniment at the RNCM and is looking forward to accompanying educational outreach programmes with Clonter Opera Theatre and Oxford Lieder Festival this autumn.

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Tuesday 10 September - Charlotte Trepess (soprano) - St Martin-in-the-Fields
Sep
10
1:00 PM13:00

Tuesday 10 September - Charlotte Trepess (soprano) - St Martin-in-the-Fields

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PROGRAMME

‘Hark the Ech’ing Air!’ from The Fairy Queen  - Henry Purcell                                    

Hans und Grete -  Gustav Mahler                       

Die Loreley  - Clara Schumann                           

‘One Dark Night’ from The Cunning Little Vixen - Leoš Janácek                                       

Nacht und Träume, D. 827 - Franz Schubert    

Der Wanderer an den Mond                                                                                    

‘The Moon’ - Josh Brown                                         

Clair De Lune - Gabriel Fauré                                     
Les Berceaux;  Après Un
Rêve                                                                                                                                                               

Oh, quand je dors - Franz Liszt                                           

Alice Alone from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland  - Will Todd                               

On the Steps of the Palace from Into the Woods  - Stephen Sondheim        

PROGRAMME NOTES              

‘Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives’ – William Dement

Today’s recital centres around dreams and fairytales, delving into song and opera repertoire that depicts stories of mythical fairytale characters, the fascinating mystery of dreams, and the magic of the night.

Song is such a powerful medium for storytelling, which lends itself so naturally to the world of fairytales. Characters explored today include Hansel and Gretel, Die Lorelei (a mermaid in German folklore who lures seamen into the sea and their death) and Alice in Wonderland. Alongside that, song repertoire for the moon, the fears of the night, and the effect of dreams all demonstrate composers’ fascination with these night-time themes. Together with a new commission by composer Josh Brown, based on the lesser-known Grimms’ Fairytale ‘The Moon’, and a finale from the musical theatre genius Stephen Sondheim, this programme will hopefully offer a mix of imagination, colour and emotion to inspire our dreams to come.

BIOGRAPHIES

Charlotte Trepess recently completed her studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, where she was winner of the RNCM Gold Medal, Elizabeth Harwood Prize and Frederic Cox Award.

Roles at RNCM included Despina (Cosi Fan Tutte) and Gabrielle (La Vie Parisienne). Charlotte made her Opera North debut as Emmie in Albert Herring, and since worked with companies including Longborough Festival Opera, and Buxton Festival Opera. Charlotte regularly sings with early music ensemble Sestina, including recently the title role in Handel’s Theodora with them and the Irish Baroque Orchestra. Charlotte returns to Opera North in 2019 in The Mini Magic Flute, and joins Garsington Opera Festival in Offenbach’s Fantasio and Smetena’s The Bartered Bride.

Charlotte is a Samling Artist and Concordia Artist, and has recorded numerous times with the BBC Philharmonic. Charlotte also works in education and outreach with the Royal Opera House, Opera North and Leeds Lieder Festival.

Marina Kan Selvik is a Russian-Norwegian pianist. She is currently studying at Royal Academy of Music with professor Ian Fountain, receiving generous support from Ingar Doubloug Trust. Prizewinner of several international piano competitions, Marina regularly gives solo and chamber music concerts throughout Europe.

She was selected among young Scandinavian musicians as soloist with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (conductor Rory Macdonald) and the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra (conductor Lars-Thomas Holm).

She performed Rachmaninov´s Third piano concerto on tour with St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra in Russia, Finland and Norway, under conductor Alexander Titov with great success. Her regular concerts in the Edvard Grieg Museum "Troldhaugen" got great acclaim, where she also gave a special concert for Her Majesty Queen Sonja.

Most recently she was a soloist with the Norwegian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Lijepaja Symphony Orchestra and Orquesta Sinfonica de la Region de Murcia. Marina is Concordia Foundation Artist 2019-2020.

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Friday 9 August - Brieuc Vourch (violin) & Guillaume Vincent (piano) - St James's Church, Piccadilly
Aug
9
1:10 PM13:10

Friday 9 August - Brieuc Vourch (violin) & Guillaume Vincent (piano) - St James's Church, Piccadilly

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PROGRAMME

Brahms - Violin Sonata No.2 in A major, Op.100
Franck - Violin Sonata in A major

Brieuc Vourch was born in 1995 in Paris and started playing the violin at the age of 3. At the age of thirteen he auditioned for Maestro Louis Langree with the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto and moved to America to study with Itzhak Perlman at The Juilliard School of Music and with Aaron Rosand.

He came back to Europe in 2014 to study with Boris Kuschnir in Vienna. At the same time, he also studied with Rainer Kuchl, former concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic. He has performed in numerous concert venues around the world such as the Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall of New-York’s Lincoln Center, St Martin-in-the- fields in London, the Flagey Auditorium in Brussels, the Shanghai Grand Theater, the Seine Musicale, the Théâtre des Champs Élysées, the Philharmonie and the Palais des Congres in Paris. He has also taken part in the most prestigious music festivals such as the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany, the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, the Holland Music Sessions, the Deauville Festival and the Roque d’Anthéron International Music Festival in France and the Hantang International Music Festival in China. He plays a very fine Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume loaned to him by Nicolas Paulmier through the Beares International Violin Society and a bow made by Nicolas Maire.

Guillaume Vincent was born in 1991 in Annecy. He began studying the piano at age 7 and at age 13 he entered the Conservatoire of Paris where he studied under Jacques Rouvier, Prisca Benoit, Jean-François Heisser and Marie-Josèphe Jude. At age 18 he obtained his master’s in piano and at age 19 his master’s as a performer. A laureate of the Prix Drouet-Bourgeois in 2006, he won first prize at the Young Concert Artists competition of Leipzig in 2008. In 2009 he obtained the Prix de l’Académie Ravel, the Prix des Mélomanes de la Côté Sud in Saint-Jean de Luz, the 3rd Grand Prix at the Long-Thibaud Competition, the Prix de la SACEM, the Prix de la Fondation Lacroix and the Prix de l’ONF.

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Monday 15 July - Concordia Prizewinners Concert (in association with the Worshipful Company of Musicians) - Wigmore Hall
Jul
15
7:30 PM19:30

Monday 15 July - Concordia Prizewinners Concert (in association with the Worshipful Company of Musicians) - Wigmore Hall

Concordia Prizewinners Concert
in association with
The Worshipful Company of Musicians

Monday 15 July 2019 at 7.30pm, Wigmore Hall

Marmen Quartet strings - The Serena Nevill Prize

Dominic Sedgwick baritone - The Founder’s Prize accompanied by 

Ceri Owen piano - The Barthel Prize

Box Office 020 7935 2141 www.wigmorehall.org.uk

MORE INFO & BOOK ONLINE

Please contact info@concordiafoundation.com for interval drinks reception tickets (£5.00).

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Monday 15 July - Michael Matthews (guitar) - St James's Church, Piccadilly
Jul
15
1:10 PM13:10

Monday 15 July - Michael Matthews (guitar) - St James's Church, Piccadilly

PROGRAMME

John Dowland - Lachrimae Pavan; Fantasia No.7

Silvius Leopold Weiss - Sonata XXIII

Leo Brouwer - El Decameron negro

Rautavaara - Serenades of the Unicorn

Born in the UK and raised in Europe, South America and Africa, Michael Matthews’ flamboyant and expressive performances are placing him at the forefront of the young generation. He has been praised for a rigorous technique alongside his natural musical perception by leading figures in the field.

His concerts are communicative, eccentric and have been described as truly beautiful and professional. He brings a new identity to traditional repertoire as well as verve and dynamism to contemporary and lesser-known works. Since his youth, Michael has studied with distinguished and unorthodox teacher and performer Rob Johns, completing his First Class Honours Degree in 2016 with distinction in performance. He has subsequently performed in recitals, masterclasses and competitions across the country and abroad.

Recently, he has given solo recitals with an emphasis on the Renaissance and its links to contemporary music. In the spring of 2017, Michael gave his debut performance of Joaquin Rodrigo's Concerto de Aranjuez with the Sheffield Chamber Orchestra. In 2018 Michael was chosen by the Tillett Trust to give recitals across the UK during the 2018/2019 season. He was also selected by the Concordia Foundation to perform in outreach projects and recitals in central London and abroad. Upcoming engagements include a performance of Rodrigo's Fantasia para un Gentilhombre, a solo recital at St James’s Church Piccadilly and his debut appearance at the Wigmore Hall.

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Thursday 4 July - Emma Stannard (Mezzo-Soprano) & Richard Leach (piano) - Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
Jul
4
1:00 PM13:00

Thursday 4 July - Emma Stannard (Mezzo-Soprano) & Richard Leach (piano) - Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

Concordia Artists delight patients and staff in the atrium of Chelsea & Westminster Hospital with a programme of classical and lighter repertoire favourites.

Emma Stannard - Mezzo-Soprano
Richard Leach - Piano

PROGRAMME

Georges Bizet – Habanera - from Carmen                                                                                   

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Voi che sapete –  from Le Nozze di Figaro                                       

 Léo Delibes - Les Filles de Cadiz                                                                                                 

 Manuel de Falla – Nana – from Siete Canciones Populares Españolas Op.  2                     

 Benjamin Britten - The Highland Balou – from A Charm of Lullabies Op.  41                                   

 Traditional - Ye banks and braes                                                                                                

Traditional - Blow the wind southerly                                                                            

Roger Quilter - There be none of Beauty’s daughters – from Op. 21 No. 1                                               

Roger Quilter - Love’s philosophy – from Op. 3 No. 1                                                                        

Eric Maschwitz and Manning Sherwin - A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square                            

George & Ira Gershwin - I got rhythm – from Girl Crazy                                                               

George & Ira Gershwin – Our love is here to stay – from The Goldwyn Follies                              

Jeremy Nicolas - Someone is sending me flowers                                                                       

Lionel Bart - As long as he needs me – from Oliver                                                                     

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein - I have dreamed – from The King and I                         

Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe - I could have danced all night – from My Fair Lady                    

Emma Stannard trained at the Royal Northern College of Music and on the Royal Academy Opera Course. Since graduating Emma has performed roles with English Touring Opera, Opera Holland Park, The Grange Festival and Bampton Classical Opera. In 2020 she will perform the role of Olga (Eugene Onegin) at Opera Holland Park. 

Richard Leach has played at the Wigmore Hall, St James's Piccadilly and live on BBC Radio 3's In Tune. He is a staff accompanist at the Royal Academy of Music and plays for Streatham Choral Society, The Grange Festival, the Philharmonia Chorus and The Monteverdi Choir. He is the organist of Ealing Abbey Choir. 

 



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Thursday 20 June - Manu Brazo (saxophone) & Bryan Evans MBE (piano) - New North London Synagogue
Jun
20
1:00 PM13:00

Thursday 20 June - Manu Brazo (saxophone) & Bryan Evans MBE (piano) - New North London Synagogue

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Lunchtime concert of upbeat melodies from this dynamic duo.

Milhaud - Scaramouche

De Falla - Seven Spanish Folk Songs

Borne - Fantasy from themes from Bizet’s Carmen

Bozza - Aria

Iturralde - Pequona Czarda

Manu Brazo, an award-winning saxophonist, is studying on a scholarship at the Royal College of Music (RCM). He is a BBC Introducing Artist, Britten-Pears Young Artist, Making Music Artist and Concordia Foundation Artist. Classic FM has described his performance as “100% colossal. Amazing”.

Bryan Evans MBE studied at the RCM, winning all the piano accompaniment prizes. He has performed extensively on BBC Radio and across the UK and Europe. He is Music Director of Diva Opera.

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Friday 14 June - Marina Kan Selvik (piano) - St James's Church, Piccadilly
Jun
14
1:10 PM13:10

Friday 14 June - Marina Kan Selvik (piano) - St James's Church, Piccadilly

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PROGRAMME

Brahms - Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op.24
Bach-Brahms - Chaconne in D minor for left hand

Marina Kan Selvik is Russian-Norwegian pianist.

Marina received her musical education from:

❖ Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Prof. Alexander Mndoyants)

❖ Norwegian Academy of Music (Prof. Jens Harald Bratlie)

❖ Coimbra, Portugal (Prof. Aquiles Delle Vigne).

She is currently student at Royal Academy of Music in the class of professor Ian Fountain, recieving generous support from Ingar Doubloug Trust for her education. .

She is laureate and winner of several international competitions and a prize winner in:

❖ Hannover, Germany (2nd prize)

❖ Murcia, Spain (1st prize)

❖ Val Tidone, Italy (2nd prize)

❖ Mayennes, France (3rd prize)

❖ Jazeps Vitols competition in Riga, Latvia (1st prize)

❖ Nordic Piano Competition: Malmø, Sweden (1st prize)

❖ Winner of ”Marmortaste” at Klavierpodium in Munich

 Marina frequently gives concerts at festivals and concert halls in different countries. She is regularly invited to the International Grieg-Ciurlionis Festival in Lithuania to give recitals and as a soloist with the Lithuanian National Orchestra and Kaunas Symphony Orchestra.

She was selected among young Scandinavian musicians as soloist with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (Prokofiev Concerto No 2, conductor Rory Macdonald) and the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra (Rachmaninov Concerto No 3, conductor Lars-Thomas Holm).

She gave master classes in Armenia and was at the same time invited to be soloist with the Armenian State Orchestra in Yerevan.

She performed Rachmaninov´s Third piano concerto during the tour of the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra in Russia, Finland and Norway, under conductor Alexander Titov with great success.

Her recent concerts in the Edvard Grieg Museum "Troldhaugen" became an incredibly memorable event garnering great acclaim and praise, where she also gave a special concert for Her Majesty Queen Sonja.

Most recently she has been a soloist with the Norwegian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Lijepaja Symphony Orchestra and Orquesta Sinfonica de la Region de Murcia. She is proud to be a Concordia Artist.

 

 

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Thursday 6 June - Caroline Taylor (soprano) & Mairi Grewar (piano)  - Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
Jun
6
1:00 PM13:00

Thursday 6 June - Caroline Taylor (soprano) & Mairi Grewar (piano) - Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

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PROGRAMME

Gilbert and Sullivan – from The Sorcerer

My kindly friends…

Oh, happy young heart!

Schubert

Du bist die Ruh

Kennst du das Land

Rogers and Hammerstein – from Carousel

Mister Snow

If I loved you

Puccini

Quando me’n vo from La Bohème

O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi

 Gilbert and Sullivan

The sun whose rays are all ablaze from The Mikado

If somebody there chanced to be from Ruddigore

 Rogers and Hammerstein

Something wonderful from The King and I

 Novello –

We’ll gather lilacs from Perchance to Dream

Lerner and Loewe

I could have danced all night from My Fair Lady 

Ben Parry - Pink!

Caroline Taylor studies at the RNCM under Louise Winter, supported by an Oglesby Scholarship and Help Musicians UK (Maidment Award). She has performed roles with British Youth Opera and RNCM Opera and as a soloist with the Northern Ballet Sinfonia. This June, she takes part in the RNCM Gold Medal final. Caroline is proud to be a Concordia Artist.

Mairi Grewar is a Scottish pianist based in London. She is a coaching fellow on the Guildhall Opera Course and will be joining the National Opera Studio in September 2019. Mairi is an alumna of the Georg Solti Accademia and Franz Schubert Institut and has performed at the Barbican and Wigmore Halls. Mairi is grateful for the support of the Dewar Arts Awards.

 

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Friday 17 May - Amanzi Quartet (piano quartet) - St Martin-in-the-Fields
May
17
1:00 PM13:00

Friday 17 May - Amanzi Quartet (piano quartet) - St Martin-in-the-Fields

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PROGRAMME

Frank Bridge

Phantasy Piano Quartet in F sharp minor

 Gabriel Fauré

Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, op. 15

1.     Allegro molto moderato

2.     Scherzo: Allegro vivo

3.     Adagio

4.     Allegro molto

Formed in 2016 and based at the Royal Academy of Music, the Amanzi Quartet comprises of
musicians from the UK, China and Poland. Over the past two years they have established
themselves as an engaging ensemble who have most notably achieved success as prize winners
in the St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition 2018. They regularly work with
acclaimed artists such as Joanna MacGregor, Adrian Brendel, James Sleigh, and Andrew West, and have received coaching from Bengt Forsberg and Sung Won Yang.

 The members of the Amanzi Quartet, Veronica Marziano (Violin), Katie Perrin (Viola), Leah Leong (Cello) and XinRu Chen (Piano), have been the prize winners and finalists in many competitions, such as the Maurice Hasson and Emol Competitions in Caracas, the Yamaha Foundation of Europe Competition, and the Bath Young Musician of the Year Competition. They are also recipients of many scholarships, including the Warsaw Pope John Paul II Scholarship, a full scholarship at Wells Cathedral School and entrance scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music.

 In addition to performing in the Academy, the Quartet give concerts across London and partake in outreach projects with the aim of making classical music more accessible. The quartet are keen to discover compositions outside of the mainstream repertoire and have recently performed the Noskowski Piano Quartet at the Royal Academy of Music’s Summer Piano Festival. In February, the Quartet performed in the David Josefowitz Recital Hall as part of the Royal Academy of Music lunchtime concert series and were selected as the 2019 Concordia Foundation Artists.

 

 

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