Updated: Oct 15, 2019
After an extremely exciting, music-filled summer, I have now settled back into conservatoire life. Now in my third year of study at the Royal Northern College of Music, I am looking forward to the busy year ahead! Here is a little update of what the Autumn term has in store for me:
I am unbelievably happy that this year I am undergoing a professional placement with the Hallé Concert's Society, working as an artistic administrator with the Hallé Youth Training Choir and Hallé Youth Choir. This is proving to be a hugely enjoyable and rewarding position and I am very much looking forward to working with them throughout the rest of the year!
Leigh Music Society Recital
I kicked off the season with a lovely recital for 'Leigh Music Society', alongside the wonderful pianist Duncan Glenday and fellow RNCM cellist Lilli Holland-Fricke. Duncan and I performed repertoire ranging from the charming lieder of Felix Mendelssohn and Edvard Grieg and works of English composers including Edward Elgar and Haydn Wood, to contrasting Russian repertoire by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Lilli and Duncan beautifully performed Brahms' Cello Sonata no. 1 in E minor and Duncan impressed with various solo piano works. It was a pleasure to perform for a local society, and I am extremely grateful to have been invited. For more information regarding Leigh Music Society and their upcoming performances, you can visit their website: https://leighmusicsociety.info
I am very much looking forward to performing with Duncan Glenday again in January in an 'Uppermill Festival Coffee Concert', where we will perform repertoire including Schumann's well-known song cycle: 'Frauenliebe und Leben'. Further details regarding this concert will be posted on the events section of my website in due course.
New Music Manchester:
Tue 29 Oct - Fri 01 Nov 2019
I will be taking part in an upcoming performance of Gavin Wayte's 'Crossing 2' at the Royal Northern College of Music as part of New Music Manchester. The piece will be performed by RNCM alumnus 'The Polaris Duo' (Saxophone and Harp duo) and fellow RNCM musicians.
"Using texts from Thomas Nail's 'Theory of The Border', Gavin Wayte's new work brings together music, live readings and recorded sound to explore contemporary reflections on boarders and how and when to cross them."
This promises to be a very exciting event! Do come along!
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