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SELECTED ARTISTS Outstanding musicians specially chosen for Making Music members

2019


Contents A-Z About About the St Martin's competition winner

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Subsidies03

About the NYCGB Fellows

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About the Philip & Dorothy Green Young Artists

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About the Selected Artists

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About Adopt a Composer

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Sources of affordable artists  and other financial support

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Charlotte Bowden

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Amy Roberts

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Indira Grier

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Antonina Suhanova

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Manu Brazo

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What is the Selected Artists Guide?

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Philip & Dorothy Green Young Artists 2019 Abel Puustinen

14 Composers from the Adopt a Composer project St Martin's Chamber Music Winner 2019 Brompton Quartet

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NYCGB Fellowship Programme Ana Beard Fernández

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Nathan Harrison

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Emily Hodkinson

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Rebekah Jones

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Jamie Wright

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William Searle

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Lizzy Humphries

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Cover photo: Ensemble Molière

Selected Artists 2019 Alden Patterson and Dashwood

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Jacobson-Brown Piano Duo

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Alexandra Vaduva

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Jenkinson Frith Duo

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Blackweir Brass

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Laura Snowden

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Bloomsbury Quartet

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Lipatti Piano Quartet

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The Boscobel Quartet

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London Klezmer Quartet

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Chloë Allison and Adam McDonagh

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Magnard Ensemble

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Classico Latino

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Meraki Duo

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Ensemble DeNOTE

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NYJO Ambassadors

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Ensemble Molière

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Rosanna Rolton

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Florian Mitrea

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Savitri Grier

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The Hermes Experiment

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Steven McIntyre

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Hyungi Lee

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Xhosa Cole

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Welcome to the 2019 edition of the Selected Artists guide. Whether you are a promoter looking for artists or a performing group looking for soloists or composers, this guide will help you find excellent, affordable artists. The guide is split into five sections. 1. The Philip & Dorothy Green Young Artists (orange pages 5-13) are awardwinning artists who have auditioned and been chosen by a panel of experienced musicians. 2. The Adopt a Composer project (yellow pages 14-17). These are talented, emerging composers who have been selected for their ability to work with leisure-time ensembles.

INFORMATION

What is the Selected Artists Guide?

3. The St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music competition winners (red pages 18-19) The St Martin's Chamber Music Competition is run by Making Music and St Martin-in-the-Fields and awards an outstanding young ensemble with performance opportunities. 4. National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (blue pages 20-27) The singers in this section are all graduates of the NYCGB Fellowship programme, selected on the basis of their time as NYCGB Fellows, and their more recent work as professional singers. 5. Our Selected Artists (purple pages 29-56) are recommended by the Selected Artists Panel (formed of Making Music promoter members).

Subsidies The Selected Artists Guide is not just a list of great artists; Making Music members can claim subsidies for most of the artists or ensembles listed. To find out what's available and which subsidy you can claim for which artist look out for the banknotes symbol and go to the relevant page to see what you can claim. Did you know? The Artists Expenses Subsidy is an exclusive subsidy for promoting groups with an income under ÂŁ14,500. You can claim it when booking any artist, not just the ones in this guide. See www.makingmusic.org.uk/subsidies for more information about this and other subsidies. We would like to say a huge thank you to the Selected Artists Panel for their hard work and expertise in putting this guide together. They are: Glynne Stackhouse (Chair), Suzanne Connor, Jolyon Dodgson, David Greenhalgh, Stuart Isaac, Stephen Leeder, John Pritchard, Kumi Smith-Gordon and Clive Walkley. Ben Saffell, Operations and Membership Services Director, Making Music 3


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The Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artists award celebrates the best of the UK’s young musical talent, at the same time as providing Making Music member groups with an affordable way of booking the stars of tomorrow. Each year the award is presented to six of the UK’s most talented young musicians.

How to book the Young Artists

Contact us to check a subsidy is available (telephone 020 7939 6030 or email info@makingmusic.org.uk)

The award was created in 1961 and has helped to launch the careers of dozens of young musicians including Steven Isserlis, Elizabeth Watts and Craig Ogden. It is made possible by the generosity of the Philip and Dorothy Green Music Trust, which promotes young artists and composers.

Once this is confirmed, book the Young Artist as you would usually book any artist. To secure the fees listed here, make sure to tell them when booking that you found them in this guide. The fees listed are available anytime up to and including April 2021.

Once the booking is confirmed, let us know the date of the concert.

After the concert, pay the artist(s) and contact us to claim the subsidy.

All Making Music member groups can book these young artists, but there are a limited number of subsidies available so please check with us before booking an artist.

Subsidies All Making Music members can book the Philip & Dorothy Green Young Artists for a set fee of £250 (or £500 with accompanist) and then claim a £150 subsidy (or £250 if the soloist comes with an accompanist). Please be aware that if you decide to pay more, the subsidy will stay the same. You can only claim a subsidy for one Young Artist in this guide. Contact us for advice if you would like to book more than one, as sometimes exceptions apply. You will have to follow certain guidelines to acknowledge the subsidy in your promotional material and send in a copy of the signed contract to secure the subsidy. See www.makingmusic.org.uk/subsidies for more information Don't forget: Promoting groups with an income under £14,500 can also claim the Artists Expenses Subsidy between £50 and £125 towards the artist’s travel and accommodation. Find out more at: www.makingmusic.org.uk/subsidies

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Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artists


Soprano

Charlotte Bowden

Fee £250

See page 5.

SAMPLE REPERTOIRE

See full repertoire details at www.makingmusic.org.uk/PDGYA RECITAL PROGRAMMES 1. Selection of Purcell song arr. by Britten, Debussy Ariettes oubliées, Rodrigo Cuatro madrigales amatorios, selection of Wolf Mörike lieder 2. Walton Three songs, Schubert Mignon Lieder, Libby Larsen Try me good king, Poulenc Deux poèmes de Louis Aragon 3. Britten On This Island, Debussy Fêtes galantes I, Grieg Sechs lieder, selection of Rachmaninoff song, Amy Beach Three Browning Songs OPERATIC ROLES

Charlotte Bowden is currently working towards her Masters in Performance at the Royal College of Music. She is a Britten-Pears Young Artist and was recently awarded second prize and the audience prize at the Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards. Concert highlights include performing at Snape Maltings, the Oxford Lieder Festival with Sarah Walker and the London Handel Festival. Upcoming performances in 2019 include a recital at the Aldeburgh Festival and studying and performing at the Verbier Festival Atelier Lyrique. Charlotte is a Big Give Scholar supported by the Royal College of Music. She is also a Help Musicians UK Ian Fleming Award holder and is grateful for the support of the Josephine Baker Trust.

London 07919186964 charlottebowdensoprano@gmail.com 6

Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro; title roles in Semele, Acis and Galatea, Theodora; Belinda and Second woman in Dido and Aeneas. ORATORIOS Bach St John Passion and St Matthew Passion; Vivaldi Nulla in mundo pax; Handel Messiah; Haydn Creation; Mozart Requiem and Exultate Jubilate; Fauré Requiem; Brahms Requiem; Rossini Petite messe solennelle; Mahler Symphony No. 2 and Symphony No. 4

EDUCATIONAL WORK Educational workshops and concerts in collaboration with Eboracum Baroque, Open Academy, For Crying Out Loud at Wigmore Hall. She also teaches privately having studied for the LRAM at the Royal Academy of Music. Find Charlotte on:


Manu Brazo

Fee £250

See page 5.

SAMPLE REPERTOIRE

See full repertoire details at www.makingmusic.org.uk/PDGYA RECITAL PROGRAMMES 1. Bozza Aria, Smith Fantasia, Muczynski Sonata, Bolcom Lilith, Iturralde Pequeña Czarda 2. Milhaud Scaramouche, Falla Siete Canciones Populares, Rosse La frene egare, Bizet/Borne, arr. I Roth Carmen Fantasy 3. Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue, Decruck Sonata, Vaughan Williams Six studies in English Folk Songs, Bizet/Borne, arr. I Roth Carmen Fantasy

Award-winning Spanish saxophonist Manu Brazo made his concerto debut in the UK with Guildford Symphony Orchestra in 2016, and since then has performed with the London Sinfonietta, Orquesta Betica de Camara and London City Orchestra among others. Since 2017 Manu has won the Royal College of Music Saxophone Competition, the GSO Young Artist Competition and was selected for the London Sinfonietta Academy and the BrittenPears YAP. He has performed in over 30 concerts in the UK, Norway, Greece and Spain as a soloist and with Vario Duo. In 2018 he performed at the Snape Proms conducted by Marin Alsop and was invited to perform on BBC Radio 3 as a BBC introducing artist. Surbiton 07835183259 manubrazo@gmail.com

CONCERTOS Debussy, Bizet/Borne, Glazunov, C Smith, Larsson, Decruck, Creston, Ibert, Tomasi, Schmitt

EDUCATIONAL WORK Teacher and masterclass leader at the London Saxophone School (from children to college students).

“This is 100% colossal. Amazing performance by Manu Brazo." Classic FM

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Indira Grier

Fee £250

See page 5.

SAMPLE REPERTOIRE

See full repertoire details at www.makingmusic.org.uk/PDGYA RECITAL PROGRAMMES 1. Beethoven: A Major Sonata; Shostakovich: D Minor Sonata; Franck: A Major Sonata 2. Schubert: ‘Arpeggione’ Sonata; Britten: Sonata in C Major; Rachmaninov: Sonata in G Minor 3. Prokofiev: Sonata in C Major, Fauré: Sonata in G Minor, Brahms: F Major Sonata CONCERTOS

Already the recipient of several international prizes, Indira Grier is currently a Royal College of Music scholar studying with Alexander Chaushian. Previously she was taught by Melissa Phelps and then by Troels Svane at the Musikhochschule Luebeck. Indira won the 2018 Royal College of Music Concerto Competition and in 2019 she was awarded a Gold Medal in the Vienna International Music Competition. Other prizes in 2018/19 including awards from the Hattori Foundation and the Countess of Munster Trust. She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician across the UK and in Europe, and has participated in masterclasses with David Geringas, Frans Helmerson, Thomas Adès and Steven Isserlis. London 07983155987 indira.cello@hotmail.co.uk

Beethoven: Triple Concerto in C Major Brahms: Double Concerto in A Minor Dvorak: Concerto in B Minor Elgar: Concerto in E Minor Haydn: Concerto in C Haydn: Concerto in D Saint-Saëns: Concerto in A Minor Schumann: Concerto in A Minor Shostakovich: Concerto No. 1 Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations

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Cello


Violin

Abel Puustinen

Fee £250

See page 5.

SAMPLE REPERTOIRE

See full repertoire details at www.makingmusic.org.uk/PDGYA

Photo: Julia Wesely

RECITAL PROGRAMMES

Finnish violinist Abel Puustinen made his debut with a symphony orchestra in 2014 performing Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto at the Helsinki Music Centre. He has since performed as a soloist with orchestras such as The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. His passion for chamber music has taken him all around Europe and to Asia. He is a Young Artist at the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival and has performed at the Wigmore Hall, Conway Hall, King’s Place, Helsinki Music Centre, The Temppeliaukio Church, Kallio Church, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal Albert Hall. He is a Royal College of Music Scholar and plays on a Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin, generously loaned to him by the Finnish Cultural Foundation. London 07594503823 (UK) or +358443658449 (Finland) abel.puustinen@rcm.ac.uk 10

1. Szymanowski: Mythes Op.30 Beethoven: Violin Sonata no. 7 in C minor Strauss: Violin Sonata op. 18 2. Schnittke: Suite in the Old Style Honegger: Violin Sonata no.1 H17 Tailleferre: Berceuse Schnittke: Violin Sonata no.1 3. Tanguy: Sonata Breve Bach: Solo Violin Sonata no.2 in A minor Sallinen: Cadenza Prokofiev: Solo Violin Sonata in D major Op.115 Ysaye: Solo Violin Sonata no.6 CONCERTOS Britten, Bruch, Chausson, Glazunov, Hartmann, Haydn, Mozart, Prokofiev, Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Shostakovich, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Telemann, Vivaldi, Wieniawski

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Amy Roberts

Fee £250

See page 5.

SAMPLE REPERTOIRE

See full repertoire details at www.makingmusic.org.uk/PDGYA RECITAL PROGRAMMES 1. Love is here to stay Sonatas by Ravel, Poulenc and Holliger, Songs by Gershwin, Prokofiev, and Fauré 2. Origin and evolution

Photo: Tim Ellis

Works by Couperin, Mozart, Schumann, Saint-Saëns, Dutilleux Britten and Helen Grime 3. In memoriam Works by Britten, Lutosławski, Hindemith, York Bowen, and Pavel Haas

British oboist Amy Roberts has recently CONCERTOS performed as a soloist at Wigmore Hall, Albinoni, Arnold, JS Bach, Bellini, Bridgewater Hall and live on Radio 3, enabling Haydn, MacMillan, Marcello, Martinu, Mozart, Rietz, Strauss, her to promote the oboe’s fantastic repertoire. Vaughan Williams, Vivaldi. While studying at the Royal Northern College of Music she won the Concerto Competition, EDUCATIONAL WORK and during her masters at the Royal Acacdemy Amy has led workshops for primary and secondary schools of Music she won all three oboe and cor anglais across the UK. She has worked prizes. 2018 saw her gain two awards at the with Wigmore Hall Tots, the International Barbirolli Oboe Competition and London Philharmonic Orchestra's Education Department, Centre for she commercially recorded Villa Lobos’ Young Musicians, and coached Concerto Grosso. She has recently featured as ensembles at the Royal Academy guest principal with London Philharmonic of Music. Orchestra, BBC NOW and BBC Symphony Orchestra, and she enjoys leading participatory “Amy Roberts’s oboe was a joy to hear.” learning projects for young musicians.

The Church Times London 07837568731 amy.roberts.oboe@gmail.com www.morgensternsdiaryservice.com/WebProfile/roberts_a_8388.shtml

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Antonina Suhanova

Fee ÂŁ250 See page 5.

SAMPLE REPERTOIRE

See full repertoire details at www.makingmusic.org.uk/PDGYA RECITAL PROGRAMMES 1. Schubert 4 Impromptus Op.142, D.935; Berg Piano Sonata Op.1; Knussen Prayer Bell Sketch Op.29; Prokofiev Selected Piano Sonatas

Photo: Anna Protko

2. Beethoven Piano Sonata in A flat major, Op.110; Franck Prelude, Chorale and Fugue; Bartok 3 Burlesques Op.8c; Medtner Canzona Matinata and Sonata Tragica Op.39

Latvian pianist Antonina Suhanova has been performing internationally since 2000. She has appeared with orchestras across Europe and Russia, collaborating with Andris Nelsons and Vladimir Spivakov. Antonina has received awards from the Hattori Foundation, Help Musicians UK, and the Drake Calleja Trust, and has been awarded the Kenneth Loveland Gift and the William Brown Prize in the Scottish International Piano Competition. She debuted at the Barbican Hall in 2016 as a finalist of the Guildhall Gold Medal Prize, and her debut at the Wigmore Hall in 2018 was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. Antonina received her Master’s Degree with Distinction from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she studied with Ronan O'Hora. London 07557656717 antonina.suhanova@yahoo.com

3. Mozart Selected Piano Sonatas or other piano works; Schumann Kreisleriana Op.16; Rachmaninov Piano Sonata No.1 in D minor, Op.28 CONCERTOS Mozart Piano Concerti K271, K456, K466, K488, K491; Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4; Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.1 and No.2; Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.3 and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1

EDUCATIONAL WORK Antonina teaches piano privately and as a junior fellow at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has also given public masterclasses at the Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music and for the European Piano Teacher Association.

Find Antonina on:

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Composers from the Adopt a Composer project Making Music's Adopt a Composer project pairs a leisure-time group with an emerging composer, with the composer collaborating with the group on a new piece written specifically for them over the course of a year. These talented emerging composers, who took part in the project between 2016 and 2018, are selected for their ability to work with leisure-time ensembles. All Making Music members can book them for commissions by contacting them directly via their websites. Since the project began in 2000, Adopt a Composer has created over 100 partnerships, producing hugely diverse works and performances in the process. Many of the composers have had further performances or commissions as a result of

being part of the scheme and several have been nominated for awards, including the British Composer Awards. You can hear recordings of these pieces on our Soundcloud catalogue: soundcloud. com/makingmusicuk/sets/adopt-acomposer Making Music members can visit the Adopt a Composer legacy project to download and perform rescored versions of these compositions for free at www. makingmusic.org.uk/legacy Adopt a Composer is run by Making Music in partnership with Sound and Music, funded by the PRS Foundation and the Philip and Dorothy Green Music Trust.

Anna Appleby loves folk and jazz, and specialises in writing contemporary classical music. She composed Turbines for Merchant Sinfonia, which explores nature and technology and captures the identity of the orchestra. She is based in Manchester and has written for artists including the Royal Northern Sinfonia and the BBC Singers. www.annaappleby.com Ben See is a composer and performer based in London. He specialises in contemporary vocal music. One of the pieces he wrote for Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra, We Want, balances the everyday things that young people want (like delicious biscuits), with bigger-picture desires about being taken seriously. Ben leads several community choirs, and various other singing projects and vocal workshops. www.bensee.co.uk

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Edmund Hunt's work includes instrumental, vocal and electroacoustic music. He composed Vita Hominum for The Singers, which was inspired by the early medieval history of the group's native Northumbria. Edmund is based in Derbyshire and has a PhD in composition at Birmingham Conservatoire. www.edmundhunt.com

Esmeralda Conde Ruiz composed The Other Ocean for the Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra, to accompany pieces of local film archive material. She is a composer and conductor, and has run interdisciplinary choral projects, including conducting a 500-strong choir of community voices at the Tate Modern. @esmeraldamusic on Twitter Gaynor Barradell composed Step Up, an imaginary journey by bike through Edinburgh’s streets, composed for the Edinburgh Concert Band. Based in Scotland, she plays several different instruments for bands and orchestras, teaches instrumental lessons and enjoys helping adult learners begin their journey into musicianship. www.gaynorbarradell.com In his composition for Côr Crymych a'r Cylch, Y Gors Fawr, Max Charles Davies’ set a poem by Eifion Daniels - a member of the choir’s bass section - which explores an enchanted old stone circle in Mynachlod-ddu. Upcoming projects include a concerto for piano and orchestra with narrator, and two more symphonies in his 'Tiny' series. www.maxcharlesdavies.com London-based Peter Yarde Martin composed Starsong and Nocturne for the Bellfolk Handbell Ringers, which evokes constellations in the night sky. He has written for professional orchestras, schoolchildren, gospel choirs, brass bands, church organs and electronics and performs regularly as a trumpeter, keyboardist and singer. www.peteryardemartin.com 15


Christopher Schlechte-Bond is based in London and his compositions draw on folk, world and theatrical elements. He composes chamber, choral and orchestral music and often incorporates electronic elements. Martian Saloon, written for KEMS Concert Band, evokes a soundscape of ethereal harmonies and atmospheric playing techniques. www.chrisschlechtebond.com Aran Browning's work with Drake Music Scotland led to him being awarded the Kimie Composition Prize, composing Cardboard Creations and exploring inclusivity in further projects. Other collaborators include Tong Lam, BBC SSO, Ensemble Modern and musicbits. His piece, A Quiet Life for Strathendrick Singers delves into what it's like to be part of a community choir. www.aranbrowning.co.uk

Rosie Clements grew up in rural Somerset, and this background often feeds into her work. In addition to composing she has an interest in festival production and outdoor arts. Her piece for Spectrum Singers, In Reginald's Garden, is inspired by the life of horticulturalist Reginald Cory and his family. www.rosieclements.com

London-based Brazilian percussionist/composer Adriano Adewale has an exploratory approach to music, and is known for his ability to create magical soundscapes from the seemingly banal. Suite Dialogues, written for Horsham Symphony Orchestra, creates a nurturing space for all to come together through peaceful, poignant and truthful ways. www.adrianoadewale.co.uk Mark Boden has been commissioned by ensembles including London Philharmonic Orchestra, Hebrides Ensemble, Sinfonia Cymru and BBC National Orchestra of Wales. His piece for Croydon Bach Choir, Homo Sum, celebrates multiculturalism, reflecting both the diversity of Croydon and of the choir itself. www.markdavidboden.com 16


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Glasgow-based Shona Mackay is a mixed-media artist who is interested in the use of music alongside visual and performative elements and has been exploring work involving installation and interactive formats. Her piece Continuum, written for the Glasgow School of Art Choir, explores the past and the present, and the blurred, ever-shifting line between the two. www.shonamackay.com Advertisements

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Martin Humphries' music has been performed at venues including the National Museum of Wales, Barbican Centre, Abacus Gallery, Fête de la Mare, Celluele133, Idstein Jazz Festival. Tilikum, written for the London Medical Orchestra, celebrates the tragic Seaworld orca whale made famous in the documentary Blackfish.


St Martin’s Chamber Music Competition The St Martin's Chamber Music Competition is run by Making Music and St Martin-in-the-Fields. The competition winner, an outstanding young ensemble, is available for Making Music members to engage.

How to book St Martin's artists All Making Music member groups can book the artists for the fixed fee of £1,200.

Subsidies Don't forget: Promoting groups with an income under £14,500 can also claim the Artists Expenses Subsidy between £50 and £125 towards the artist’s travel and accommodation. Find out more at: www.makingmusic.org.uk/subsidies

Please contact the ensemble directly to make a booking.

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Violins, viola, cello

Fee £1,200 See page 18.

PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS Programme 1 Haydn: Quartet Op. 20 No. 4 Puccini: Crisantemi Piazzolla: Four for tango Schubert: Quartet No. 14 Death and the Maiden Programme 2 Vaughan Williams: Quartet No. 1 Höstman: Slanted Birds Slater: Eye o da hurricane Elgar: Quartet op. 83 Programme 3 Haydn: Quartet Op.71 No.3 Beethoven: Quartet Op.18 No. 3 Debussy: Quartet Op. 10 EDUCATIONAL WORK

Named after their first performance, which took place in Brompton Cemetery, the Brompton Quartet is formed of students from the UK, Austria and Slovenia, studying at the Royal College and Royal Academy of Music. Although the ensemble is relatively new, they are already making a name for themselves as one of the most exciting young string quartets in London. They have studied with artists including Daniel Rowland (Brodsky Quartet), Jon Thorne (Badke Quartet) and the Harlem Quartet and enjoy playing a wide range of standard repertoire, as well as working with a number of living composers.

London 07523332388 – Hannah Gardiner bromptonquartet@gmail.com

Workshops/projects with Wigmore Learning, ENO Baylis, City Lit, Awards for Young Musicians, the Musician’s Company and Haringey Music Service

Find the Brompton Quartet on:

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NYCGB Fellowship Programme The NYCGB Fellowship Programme is a young artist programme run by the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain. The NYCGB select eight outstanding musicians to join the programme each year, and trains them to become ‘choral leaders’, offering solo and ensemble masterclasses, work experience with NYCGB’s junior choirs and on its schools' outreach programme, and opportunities to perform in recordings and live in concert. The singers in this section are all graduates of the programme, carefully selected for the guide on the basis of their time as NYCGB Fellows, and their more recent work as professional singers.

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How to book NYCGB artists All Making Music member groups can book an NYCGB artist for the fixed fee of £250 per artist. Please contact the artist directly to make a booking.

Subsidies Don't forget: Promoting groups with an income under £14,500 can also claim the Artists Expenses Subsidy between £50 and £125 towards the artist’s travel and accommodation. Find out more at: www.makingmusic.org.uk/subsidies


Ana Beard Fernández

Fee £250 See page 20.

CHORAL WORKS Oratorio Haydn: Messiah, Creation Mozart: Mass in C Minor and Requiem Handel: Nelson Mass Stravinsky: Les Noces and Perséphone. Choral Unsuk Chin: Le chant des enfants des étoiles Berlioz: L’enfance du Christ Mahler: Symphony No.2 EDUCATIONAL WORK

High soprano, recitalist and oratorio soloist, Ana is in her second year of postgraduate study at the Royal College of Music in London. She appears frequently with the Tower of London chapel choir, Philharmonia Voices, I Fagiolini, and has recently performed various works as a soloist and a chorister with the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

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"...but the highlight of the evening was soprano Ana Beard Fernández’s 'Rejoice'! Her warm yet agile voice was employed with grace and flair, to the delight of the audience and choir.’ Ilkley Gazette

Find Ana at: London 07791325157 aibeardfernandez@gmail.com

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Bass

Nathan Harrison

Fee £250 See page 20.

CHORAL WORKS

Photo: Ben Tomlin

Bach: Motets Bach: Christ lag in Todesbanden Britten: Sacred and Profane Macmillan: O virgo prudentissima Delius: Schütz: Musikalisches Exequien Fauré: Requiem Mozart: Requiem Monteverdi: Vespro della beate vergine Lobo: Missa, Beata Dei genetrix Wylkynson: Salve Regina EDUCATIONAL WORK

Nathan Harrison graduated from Cardiff University in 2014 with a First-Class Honours Degree, and was awarded the Morfydd Owen Scholarship for outstanding all-round performance as an undergraduate. Nathan sings second bass in the early music ensemble Stile Antico and with ensembles such as The Sixteen, Oxford Consort of Voices, Britten Sinfonia Voices, and St Martin’s Voices. Performances with The Sixteen include the Choral Pilgrimage 2018: Sacred and Profane at Coventry Cathedral, Glory to the Christ Child Christmas tour, Living with the Gods exhibition at The British Museum, and The Eton Choirbook and its Legacy of Sacred Music at Eton College. London nathanstephenharrison@outlook.com 22

As part of the NYCGB Fellowship Programme, Nathan took part in educational workshops and classes throughout the year. He also worked with Barnsley Youth Choir, leading vocal warm ups and musicianship classes. Nathan sings with Stile Antico, which is passionate about sharing its repertoire and unique, collaborative working style with the widest possible audience.

Find Nathan at:

www.stileantico.co.uk


Fee £250 See page 20.

CHORAL WORKS

Photo: Georgina Gulliver Photography

JS Bach: Mass in B, Passions Handel: Messiah Duruflé: Requiem Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, The Music Makers Haydn: Nelson Mass Mozart: Mass in C, Requiem Vivaldi: Gloria EDUCATIONAL WORK Emily has undertaken Workshops and Section Leading with the NYCGB Fellowship Programme, alongside a Community Music module at the University of York.

Emily studies at the Royal Conservatoire of “Emily Hodkinson was particularly Scotland (RCS). From September 2019 she begins captivating in this role [Joan the her studies at the prestigious RCS Opera School. Knight, La Pucelle] and her She is a graduate of the University of York (2017) connection to the piece was evident to the audience and The Sixteen’s ‘Genesis Sixteen’ training throughout.” programme. Engagements include performances with Nottingham Festival Chorus, Streetwise Opera and recitals at Southwell Minster and Nottingham Classics. Performances with the Fellows included a broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and concerts at St John Smith Square and Cadogan Hall.

Olivia Moss, Unknown Magazine, 2015

Her studies have been supported by the Ena Mitchell Scholarship, Liz Chant Bursary and John & Barbara Beaumont Bursary. Glasgow 07533873997 emily95.hodkinson@ntlworld.com

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Mezzo-soprano


Soprano

Lizzy Humphries

Fee £250 See page 20.

CHORAL WORKS Monteverdi: Vespers Bach: Magnificat Mozart: Vespers Mozart: Requiem Handel: Messiah Handel: Dixit Dominus Fauré: Requiem Brahms: Requiem Todd: Mass in Blue Britten: Ceremony of Carols Photo: Jamie Wright

EDUCATIONAL WORK Lizzy has worked as a section leader on NYCGB Boys and Girls Choirs courses and led choirs at Junior Royal Acadamy of Music. She had also worked for VCM Foundation

Lizzy is a graduate of the University of Manchester and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where she held a Harold Hyam Wingate “Lizzy Humphries, was Scholarship. She has performed as a soloist and in captivating. Her voice was choirs across the UK and internationally. Choral effortless and natural highlights include performances with The throughout.” Sixteen, The King’s Consort and Britten Sinfonia Corsley Festival Choir concert, Voices. Lizzy is a regular soloist at St Martin-inDecember 2017 the-Fields and with several UK choral societies. In 2018 she sang Monteverdi’s Lamento della Ninfa at the NCPA in Mumbai and performed arias at the 2017 London Handel Festival. Lizzy often sings live on BBC Radio 3 and 4.

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Mezzo-soprano Fee £250 See page 20.

CHORAL WORKS Bach: Mass in B Minor, St Matthew Passion, Magnificat Handel: Messiah, Dixit Dominus, Solomon, Duruflé Requiem, Mendelssohn: Elijah, Mozart Requiem, Vivaldi Gloria EDUCATIONAL WORK

Photo: Ben McKee

Staff member section leader boys’, girls’ and training choirs of NYCGB (2016-present) Voces Cantabile Music (VCM Apollo 5) education team (2017present) Charity work with the Muze Trust in Zambia (Summer 2018)

Rebekah Jones read music at King's College London and is currently studying on the Masters course at the Royal College of Music under the tutelage of Tim Evans-Jones. Solo career highlights include the role of Alisa with Fulham Opera, reprised at Grimeborn 2018, oratorio performances at the St Endellion Music Festival and with the Vasari Singers (both 2017), and performing as part of the Winter 2016 season at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. She has performed internationally as Solomon in Paris (2017) and at music festivals in Switzerland, Utrecht, Gozo, Frankfurt and Brugges. Rebekah is grateful to be supported by the Josephine Baker Trust. Find Rebekah at: London 07544380173 rebekahjones1992@gmail.com 25

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Tenor

William Searle

Fee £250 See page 20.

CHORAL WORKS Bach: St John Passion Bach: Magnificat Bach: Christmas Oratorio Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 Britten: St Nicolas Handel: Messiah Monteverdi: Vespri della Beata Vergine Mozart: Requiem Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle Stainer: The Crucifixion Photo: Ben McKee

EDUCATIONAL WORK William worked with boys aged 10-18 as a teacher and choral animateur at Whitgift School, in addition to training in conducting, workshop leadership and chorusmastering with the NYCGB Fellowship Programme.

William's promising solo career has seen him performing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, alongside Graham Johnson at the Wigmore Hall, live on Danish “...vocally-skilled, intelligent and radio with Mogens Dahl Kammerkor and in a mature” world premiere at Carnegie Hall. Originally from Wales on Sunday Cardiff, he currently studies with Adrian Thompson at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama following a Music BA at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. As well as a wide range of oratorio and song repertoire, William is an accomplished stage performer having trained with National Youth Theatre.

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Baritone

Jamie Wright

Fee £250 See page 20.

CHORAL WORKS

Photo: Jamie Wright

Bach: B Minor Mass, Magnificat, Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme, Assorted Cantatas, St Matthew Passion, St John Passion Brahms: Requiem Duruflé: Requiem Fauré: Requiem Handel: Messiah, Dixit Dominus Mozart: Requiem Williams: Five Mystical Songs, Fantasia on Christmas Carols EDUCATIONAL WORK

London-based baritone and conductor Jamie trained at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with distinction. He is an alumnus of the National Youth Choir Fellowship and Genesis Sixteen training programmes, performing with The Sixteen at the BBC Proms. A versatile musician, Jamie’s recent projects include concert tours with Gareth Malone’s Voices, recordings of film music with The Eric Whitacre Singers, and solo engagements including a performance of Handel’s Messiah at Snape Maltings, and All the Angels at Shakespeare’s Globe for The Sixteen.

Workshop leader: National Youth Choirs, London Youth Choir & Welsh National Opera Junior Artist in Residence: ARK schools Music Consultant & Choir Coach: Gareth Malone (BBC 2) Founder: Muso - music theory app

Find Jamie at: London 07823446341 jamiewdwright@gmail.com

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Polish Young Musician of The Year graduated from The Royal Academy of Music in London. Recipient of many awards including Sir John Manduell Prize at The Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition 2018.

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Strings, Wind & Piano..Duos to Octets

“Enthralling & Exciting”

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The artists on the following purplerimmed pages are chosen by the Selected Artists Panel (SAP) based on a range of material, including reports from a team of listeners. The listeners use three main criteria: musical ability, presentation and audience engagement, and audience reaction. The SAP makes final decisions with a view to selecting a cohort of high quality artists, balanced across repertoire, ensemble type and size. All Making Music members are welcome to book these artists but subsidies are only available to promoting groups. Folk and jazz artists: The folk artists were selected in association with the English

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Selected Artists Folk Dance and Song Society, and the jazz artists in conjunction with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Organist: the organist was selected in association with the Royal College of Organists. Fees: Fees listed are available up to and including April 2020. To secure these rates, make sure to tell the artist when booking that you found them in this guide. Fees quoted do not include expenses. VAT may apply – please check directly with the artist. We ask artists for advantageous rates but it's always worth contacting them to discuss fees – don't be afraid to negotiate!

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Solo to duo

Savitri Grier Violin

Fee from £450 Full fee duo: £900, full fee solo: £600 Lunchtime fee duo: £800, lunchtime fee solo: £450

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PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS 1. Violin/Piano Duo 1 Poulenc: Sonata Tailleferre: Sonata no 1 Ravel: Sonata no 2 in G Enescu: Sonata no 3 2. Violin/Piano Duo 2 Beethoven: Sonata op 12/1 Tailleferre: Sonata no 1 Beethoven: Sonata op 47 Kreutzer 3. Solo Ysaye: Solo Sonata no 1 Benjamin: Three Miniatures Kreisler: Recitative & Scherzo Bach: Partita in D minor BWV1004 CONCERTOS

Savitri studied at Oxford University, the Guildhall School and Universität der Künste Berlin with David Takeno and Nora Chastain. She was selected for representation by YCAT (Young Classical Artists Trust) in 2015.

Concertos by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Britten, Bruch, Chausson, Elgar, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Prokofiev, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Vaughan Williams, Vivaldi. EDUCATIONAL WORK Savitri is passionate about working

with young people. She has given Savitri has played at Wigmore Hall, toured masterclasses, coachings, and throughout China, and collaborated with the schools workshops, and recently renowned sarod players Amaan Ali and Ayaan spent 3 weeks teaching children in Guatemala. Ali Bangash in Bangalore. Recent solo highlights include concertos with the Royal Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony, English Chamber, “...the highlight of the evening... London Mozart Players, Welsh National Opera Savitri Grier was the wonderfully and Oxford Philharmonic Orchestras. Her recitals assured and lyrically poised in the 2018/19 season include two complete soloist” Beethoven Sonata cycles in Scotland with pianist The Guardian Richard Uttley. London 07538264463 savitri.violin@gmail.com 30

Find Savitri on:

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Hyungi Lee

Fee £275

Percussionist

Lunchtime and full fee

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PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS 1. Lunchtime recital Sejourne: Attraction (marimba, vibraphone and backing track) Abe: Dream of the Cherry Blossoms Ignatowicz: Toccata Cangelosi: Meditation No.1 2. Full recital Anderson: Charon Lansky: Three Moves Bach: Goldberg variations Psathas: One Study One Summary 3. Children's concert

South Korean Hyungi moved to the Purcell School aged 14, and won the BBC Young Musician 2012 Category final and the Walter Todds Bursary. She travelled to Italy in 2011 to win the Fermo International Marimba Competition. After leaving Purcell with the Feltenstein Leavers Award, the Royal College of Music welcomed her with an ABRSM scholarship. Since then, she came second in the Karl Jenkins Arts Award 2017 and 2018, debuted in Vietnam, was a featured artist in the London Ear Festival, performed concertos and commissioned new works. In 2019 she will be playing at St Martin-in-the-Fields, working with Live Music Now and premiering a concerto.

Compagnie: Ceci n’est pas une balle? Piazolla (arr. Pius Cheung): Verano Porteno Korean Traditional arr. Hyungi Lee: Arirang Medley CONCERTOS Blazewicz: Marimba concerto No.2 Sejourne: Concerto for marimba and string orchestra Rodney Bennett: Marimba concerto Koppel: Marimba concerto No.1 EDUCATIONAL WORK Hyungi has led percussion ensemble workshops at St Dunstan’s College, Epsom College and Eton School among others. She works with Live Music Now and teaches privately and at local secondary schools.

Find Hyungi on: Watford 07562 971153 hyungi.gina.lee@gmail.com

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Soloist

Steven McIntyre

Fee from £250

Organist

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PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS Programme 1 Bach: Pièce d’Orgue (BWV 572 Anon: [Scottish 16th C.] Ane lessone upon the first psalme Boyle: Three Pieces Vierne: Extracts from Symphonie III Programme 2 Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C major (BWV 547) Bach: Pastorella (BWV 590) Franck: Choral no. 3 Messiaen: Extracts from La Nativité EDUCATIONAL WORK Steven has much experience of Steven is currently Assistant Organist at St teaching both children and Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow. He holds adults. He holds a PGDE from the University of Strathclyde and a first class honours degree from the University is a consultant for youth of Glasgow where he studied with Kevin engagement to Royal School of Bowyer, John Butt and George McPhee. Steven Church Music Scotland. holds Fellowship of Trinity College London and Fellowship of the Royal College of Organists for “This attractive programme, which he was awarded the Limpus, Shinn and well-balanced in its contrasts, was Durrant prize. He regularly features as an presented with technical accompanist for BBC Daily Services and Sunday assurance and expressive Worship as well as maintaining a busy recital confidence which allowed full schedule. Recent performances have taken appreciation of the palate of place across the UK and in New York, USA. colouring offered by the instrument.” Royal College of Organists

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Florian Mitrea

Fee from £350

Piano

Lunchtime fee £350 Full fee £550

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PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS 1. Debussy-Chopin Debussy: ‘Pour le piano’ Suite; Selection of Preludes Chopin: Scherzo no. 1 in B minor; Nocturnes op. 27 no. 1 and op. 55 no. 1; Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante op. 22 2. Beethoven-Liszt Beethoven: Sonata op. 13 ‘Pathetique’; Sonata op. 53 Waldstein Liszt: Mephisto-Waltz no. 1 ; Sonata in B minor 3. All-Mozart

Described by Martha Argerich as an ‘outstanding young pianist’, Florian is a laureate of prestigious international competitions like Hamamatsu, Glasgow, and ARD Munich, and winner of the 2018 Royal Overseas League Piano Competition. He won the 2018 New York International Piano Festival, and gave his debut performance at Carnegie Hall. In the same year he debuted at the Lucerne, Edinburgh, and Petworth Festivals. He performed as soloist with the Philharmonia, Collegium Musicum, and will tour with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in 2019.

Hatfield/Potter's Bar 07545067508 florian@florianmitrea.uk

Variations in C major; Fantasy in D minor; Rondo in D major; Rondo and Sonata in A minor CONCERTOS Mozart (KV 413, 414, 415, 466, 467, 488, 491), Beethoven (no. 1, 3, 5, Choral Fantasy) Mendelssohn no. 1, Schumann, Tchaikovsky no. 1, Grieg, Rachmaninov no. 2, Prokofiev no. 3, Ravel G major EDUCATIONAL WORK Florian gives regular masterclasses in the UK, Japan, and Romania. He teaches at the Royal Academy of Music and at the Dartington Summer School, and gives talks on wide-ranging topics.

Find Florian on:

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VICTORIA SIMONSEN Solo cello & cello-piano recitals Masterclasses & workshops BBC Proms artist, RNCM faculty, ROSL winner Previous Making Music Selected Artist with the Rautio Piano Trio & the Barbirolli Quartet

www.victoriasimonsen.com victoriasimonsen@gmail.com 'a musician of rare quality' The Strad ‘brilliant account...utterly compelling' The Observer

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Rosanna Rolton

Fee from £400

Harp

Lunchtime fee £400 Full fee £550

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PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS 1. Depictions Handel: Harmonious Blacksmith Mendelssohn: Gondola Songs Connesson: Toccata Debussy: Claire de Lune, Valse Romantique Smetana: Moldau 2. Breaking boundaries Bach: Suite No.1 Scarlatti: Sonatas K19, K208, Spohr: Fantasie Godefroid: Etude de Concert Berio: Sequenza II Chopin: Aeolian Harp, Fantaisie Impromptu Tournier: Sonatine 3. Impressionism and beyond

Winner of the Suoni d’Arpa International Harp Competition, Rosanna made her London debut in the Royal Festival Hall at the age of 20. She gives regular recitals throughout the UK and abroad including an appearance at the Wigmore Hall, the Three Choirs Festival and a recent return to the Royal Festival Hall. Alongside her solo career, Rosanna frequently works with chamber ensembles and orchestras, such as the Budapest Festival Orchestra and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, performing in venues including New York Carnegie Hall and Amsterdam Concertgebouw. She is a founder member of the European Chamber Ensemble and member of the Cantiaquorum Ensemble.

West Sussex 07948 255497 rosanna.harp@gmail.com

Fauré: Une Chatelaine, Granados Valses Poeticos Guridi: Viejo Zortzico Debussy: Valse Romantique and Arabesques Hindemith: Sonata Tournier: Sonatine CONCERTOS Mozart: Flute and Harp Concerto Debussy: Danse Sacree and Profane Gliere: Harp Concerto Handel: Harp Concerto Rodrigo: Sones en la Giralda EDUCATIONAL WORK Rosanna gives workshops and demonstrations to school children of all ages.

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Soloist

Laura Snowden

Fee from £500

Classical guitar

Lunchtime fee £500 Full fee £600

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PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS Programme 1 Dowland: A fancy Villa-Lobos: Five preludes Snowden: Anpao Mertz: Tarantelle de Falla: Homenaje Berkeley: Sonatina op 52, no 1 Regondi: Introduction et Caprice op. 23 Programme 2 Bach arr. Julian Bream: Cello suite no. 3 Sor: Introduction and variations on a theme by Mozart op. 9 Barrios: Vals op 8 no. 3 and 4 Snowden: L’étoile et la Rose Torroba - Sonatina

Hailed a ‘string sensation’ by BBC Music Magazine, Laura Snowden was invited by Julian Bream to premiere his commissions at Wigmore Hall, and was the first guitarist to graduate from the Menuhin School, made possible by the Rolling Stones. She appeared at Shakespeare’s Globe with her folk group at the invitation of John Williams, and recorded Lisa Streich’s concerto with the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester; her compositions have been performed at Sadlers Wells, Birmingham Symphony Hall and on BBC Radio 3.

CONCERTOS Arnold: Guitar concerto Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez Vivaldi: Lute concerto in D EDUCATIONAL WORK Laura is a teacher at the Yehudi Menuhin School, and has taught classes at the Royal College of Music, Royal Welsh College of Music, Birmingham Conservatoire and festivals across Europe.

“A poignant, mesmerising show.... held the Wigmore Hall rapt.” The Guardian

London 07885 831322 laurasnowdenguitar@gmail.com 36

Find Laura on:

www.laurasnowden.co.uk


Alexandra Vaduva

Fee from £350

Piano

Lunchtime fee £250-300 Full fee £350-400

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PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS Programme 1 Scarlatti: Selection of sonatas Schubert: Sonata D 537 in A Minor Enescu: Selection from Pièces Impromptues op. 18 Bartok: Suite op. 14 Beethoven: Sonata op. 27 no. 2 Moonlight

Photo: John Batten

Programme 2 Janacek: On an Overgrown Path Book 1 Schumann: Kinderszenen op. 15 Brahms: Intermezzi op. 117 Liszt: Vallee d’Obermann Enescu: Suite op. 3 no. 1 CONCERTOS

Winner of the Vienna International Piano Competition and recipient of the Hodgson Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music, Alexandra has performed solo recitals throughout the UK at prestigious venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, Purcell Room, as well as across Europe, the US and Japan.

Mozart: Concerto K 414 in A major Mozart: Concerto K 466 in D minor Grieg: Concert op. 16 in A minor Stravinsky: Concerto for piano and winds Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 2 op. 19 in B flat major Beethoven: Piano concerto no. 3 op. 37 in C minor

Alexandra is currently completing her doctoral degree at the Royal Academy of Music, as well as performing with the award-winning Ensemble Mirage (www.ensemblemirage.com).

EDUCATIONAL WORK

She is grateful to the Drake Calleja Trust, Imogen Cooper Music Trust and the Countess of Munster Foundation for their continuous support.

London 07855462907 a_alexandra.vaduva@yahoo.com

Alexandra is currently teaching at King's College London, as well as providing outreach education to communities of children in various countries, more recently in Sousse, Tunisia.

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Solo to quartet

Xhosa Cole BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year

Fee £400-800

Saxophone

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PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS 1. Coltrane Sound 2. Sonny Rollins Volume ii 3. Thelonious Monk's Catalogue EDUCATIONAL WORK

Photo: Patricia India Pascal

Xhosa is experienced at giving jazz workshops, teaching improvisation and composition to people of all ages and musical abilities. He incorporates free jazz improvisation and musical games, to teach and develop all the fundamental components

Handsworth-born Xhosa Cole is an embodiment of the success of numerous community arts programmes in Birmingham. In October 2018 he won the BBC Young Jazz Musician competition following a critically acclaimed performance in the final at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

“Xhosa's performance was so heartfelt, sincere and communicative. It's easy to see he has such a deep and genuine love of the tradition.” Ian Bellamy, Jury, BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year Award 2018

Xhosa continually pushes his playing while studying with teachers and mentors including Mike Williams, Jim Bashford and David AustinGrey. He performs regularly around Birmingham, is writing for commissions by the Ideas of Noise Festival and Bobbie-Jane Gardener’s ‘For-Wards’ and teaching Birmingham’s next generation of talent alongside his former teacher Toni Grehan.

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Find Xhosa on: https://ycat.co.uk/artist/xhosa-cole/?cat=young-artist


Mezzo-soprano, piano

Fee from £500

Lunchtime fee £500 Full fee £700

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PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS 1. A Woman’s Life & Love (lunchtime programme) Schumann: Frauenliebe und Leben Britten: A Charm of Lullabies Sibelius: Five Songs Debussy: Trois Chansons de Bilitis 2. Liebst du um Liebe... (full concert) Brahms: Von ewiger Liebe & Die Mainacht Immer leise wird mein Schlummer Fauré: Cinq Mélodies ‘de Venise’ Vaughan William: Four Last Songs Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder Mahler: Rückert Lieder

Chloë and Adam enjoy presenting varied programmes that are well-crafted thematically and supported by engaging spoken introductions. They can design bespoke programmes of both songs and arias for particular events. The duo formed when they were studying for postgraduate music degrees at Cambridge University, brought together by Adam’s research into pianist-singer collaboration. When not giving recitals together, Chloë has recently sung the title role in Bizet’s Carmen, Ottavia (L’Incoronazione di Poppea) and La Zia Principessa (Puccini’s Suor Angelica). Adam is a Samling Artist and a first-class honours graduate of the DIT Conservatory. He regularly performs throughout Europe and for radio and television. Cambridge/London/Guildford 07825707557 chloe-allison@outlook.com or amcd378@gmail.com

3. Finding strength in adversity A programme of arias sung by some of opera's most characterful and engaging women, including Ottavia, Dejanira, La Contessa, Carmen, Dalila, and La Cenerentola. This can be a full evening's programme or follow a first half of song. CHORAL REPERTOIRE SOLOS Handel's Messiah and Dixit Dominus, Bach's B Minor Mass, Magnificat, St John Passion and St Matthew Passion, Haydn's Nelson Mass, Mozart's Requiem, Rossini's Stabat Mater, Elgar's Dream of Gerontius, Dvorák's Stabat Mater, Stravinsky's Les Noces and Duruflé’s Requiem.

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Ensemble DeNOTE Classical clarinets, fortepiano

Duo Fee from £550

Lunchtime fee £550 Full fee £850

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PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS

Jane and John are founder members of awardwinning period instrument chamber group, Ensemble DeNOTE. Their performances, Radio 3 broadcasts and CD recordings of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and their contemporaries are critically acclaimed with 5* and 4* reviews in The Observer, The Guardian, Birmingham Post and International Piano. They bring a fresh perspective to classical period chamber music, through authentic instruments and performing approaches from the late 18th century, including an element of improvisation.

1. Vienna and the rise of the clarinet Vanhal: Sonata in B flat Beethoven: Piano sonata in G, Beethoven: Sonata for fortepiano and basset horn Mozart: Fantasia in D minor, Mozart: Grand sonate (after the Clarinet Quintet K.581, publ. Vienna, 1809) 2. The voice of the virtuoso: celebrating Heinrich & Carl Baermann Weber: Seven Variations on a theme from Silvana Schubert: Moments Musicaux selection Schubert: Lieder selection (including songs from Die Schöne Müllerin) Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte selection Danzi: Clarinet sonata EDUCATIONAL WORK DeNOTE has wide experience of educational work. Its ‘Mozart Project Live!’ programme (2016, 2017) was funded by Arts Council England, and brought chamber music to a total of about 1800 school pupils around the UK.

“Superbly inflected performances: gorgeously subtle colouring” London 07739224247 07711724138 admin@denote.org.uk johnirvingimr@gmail.com 40

Sir Nicholas Kenyon, The Observer Find Ensemble DeNOTE on:

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Piano (four hands, two pianos)

Duo Fee from £500

Lunchtime fee £500 Full fee £800

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PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS 1. Two pianos and piano duet combined concert Mozart: Sonata in D, K448 Mendelssohn: Duett op 92 Poulenc: L'embarquement pour Cythère Satie: Trois Morceaux en forme de Poire Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story 2. Piano duet Durey: Carillons Mozart: Sonata in D, K381 Schubert: Fantasie in F minor, D940 Ravel: Suite Mother Goose Gershwin:An American in Paris, transcribed by Julian Jacobson

Formed in 2011, the piano duo of Julian Jacobson and Mariko Brown is now established as an ensemble of rare distinction, vitality and originality, acclaimed for the freshness and originality of their programmes. They have won considerable critical praise for their Southbank and St John's Smith Square London concerts as well as for their CDs on Naxos and SOMM Recordings. Several composers have dedicated works to the duo, and their performances of Julian's duet transcriptions of Gershwin masterpieces have been widely acclaimed.

London 07702372911 (Julian Jacboson) 07958738677 (Mariko Brown) julianjacobsonpiano@gmail.com marikobrown2000@yahoo.co.uk

3. Piano duet Beethoven: Three Marches Schubert: Variations on an Original Theme, D813 Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole Debussy: Six Épigraphes Antiques: -no. 5, "Pour l'Égyptienne" -no. 6, "Pour remercier la pluie au matin" Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue EDUCATIONAL WORK The duo can offer a tailored introduction to duet playing or workshop/ masterclass for all ages and levels.

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Jenkinson Frith Duo Cello, piano

Duo Fee from £600

Lunchtime fee £600 Full fee £900

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PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS Programme 1 Schumann: Fantasy pieces Dohnányi: Sonata Kodály: Sonata Brahms: Sonata in E minor Programme 2 Mendelssohn: Sonata in D major Debussy: Sonate (1915) Tortelier: Sonata breve: Bucéphale (or Poulenc Sonata) Beethoven: Sonata in A Major

Richard and Benjamin first played together in 1992 and continue to give regular performances including Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, King’s Place, on BBC Radio 3 and many major music clubs and festivals around the UK and abroad. They have made several recordings including a recording of cello and piano works by Ivor Gurney, Cyril Scott and Ian Venables (who has written several pieces specifically for them), which received excellent reviews.

Programme 3 Beethoven: Variations on Handel’s Judas Maccabeus Variations ‘See the conq’uring hero comes’ Ireland: Sonata (1923) Venables: pieces for cello and piano Brahms: Sonata in F major EDUCATIONAL WORK Both artists have current teaching positions at: Oakham School, King Edward’s Birmingham, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Royal Northern College, Royal Welsh College and Dante Quartet Festival (France). Richard has also given many recital lectures on his PhD topic of Zoltan Kodály.

“There is a remarkable empathy between [them]…which brings a wonderful sense of oneness to their performances” Chris Morley, Birmingham post Worcester 07702 183493 01905 454361 rgjenkinson@gmail.com or michaelbrewer@mbam.co.uk 42

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Meraki Duo

Fee £600

Flute, guitar

Full and lunchtime fee

See page 29.

PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS Programme 1 Bartók: Romanian folk dances Tadic: 'Jovka Kumanovka' & 'Gajdarsko Oro' from Four Macedonian pieces Liebermann: Sonata Messiaen: 5 Leçons de solfège Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango Pascoal: Misturada & O Ovo Scott: Paquito Programme 2 Shankar: L’Aube enchantée Scott: Nemesis Corea: Spain Bartók: Romanian folk dances Carmichael: Skylark Scott: Salt of the Earth Programme 3 (lunchtime)

Formed in 2013, Meraki Duo enjoys exploring Falla: Suite populaire espagnol Corea: Children's Songs 3, 6 & 7 the diversity of repertoire available to the Villa-Lobos: Bachiana brasileira flute-guitar pairing while contributing new No.5: Aria Piazzolla: Oblivion arrangements. Meera Maharaj and James Girling Bacharach: A house is not a home both studied at the Royal Northern College of Jobim: Luiza Music, sharing a passion for chamber music Scott: Paquito extending to jazz, contemporary works, and EDUCATIONAL WORK Brazilian folk. They regularly perform for series Short programmes/talks are across the UK, recently including Swaledale available for educational/school Festival, St James’s Piccadilly and the Bridgewater performances. Hall. They competed in the final of the most recent Royal Over-Seas League Competition and “I can most warmly recommend this duo to anyone looking for a are Live Music Now artists. quality presentation of music in a very wide variety of styles” Walter Brisk

London/Manchester 01903 732141 or 07973 381736 meraki@derekwarby.co.uk

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Alden Patterson and Dashwood Fiddle, dobro, guitar

Trio Fee from £600 See page 29.

PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS Contemporary and traditional songs/instrumentals from albums: By The Night and Call Me Home, performed on violin/ dobro/ guitar with three part harmony. EDUCATIONAL WORK

Photo: Jerry Tye

The trio offer a range of workshops for adults and children which include group singing and harmony, songwriting, performance of traditional folk music, alongside individual instrument workshops.

Acclaimed folk trio Alden Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro and guitar around beautifully written original songs and melodies. Their music takes influence from folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic with uplifting instrumentals and self-penned songs depicting tales of young travellers, sleepy seas and their affection for home. Their live performances have engaged and impressed audiences across the UK and Europe and have included an extensive support tour with folk legends Show Of Hands and main stage shows at some of the UK’s most prestigious festivals.

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★★★★★ Editors Choice Album Of The Year, fROOTS ★★★★★ "Talented and poetic triumvirate" R2

Find Alden Patterson and Dashwood on:

www.aldenpattersonanddashwood.com


Violins, viola, cello

Fee from £1,000 Lunchtime fee £1,000 Full fee £1,200

See page 29.

PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS Once upon a time... Janacek: String Quartet No. 2 Intimate letters Cage: 'Story' from Living Room Music Smetana: String Quartet No.1 in E minor, From my life

Photo: Christian Maier Smith

Genius interrupted Schubert String Quartet No.13 in A minor, Rosamunde Schulhoff: 5 Pieces for String Quartet Mozart: String Quartet No.15 in D minor Wartime: Before, during, after Beethoven: String Quartet No.11 in F minor Serioso Stravinsky: 3 Pieces for String Quartet Britten: String Quartet No.2 in C major

The Bloomsbury Quartet was formed in September 2017, when they met as postgraduate students of the Royal Academy of Music. Following their success as a 2018 Stroud Green Festival Ensemble Scheme winner, they will soon EDUCATIONAL WORK embark on their 2019/2020 UK tour, ‘ReCentred’, As the Wigmore Hall Learning a programme inspired by the works of Elizabeth Fellowship Ensemble 2018/19, the Maconchy. Highlights of 2018-19 include Bloomsbury Quartet has extensive experience collaborating with a performing in Petworth Festival and Lake District wide variety of people, as well as Summer Music Patron’s series, making their delivering workshops in schools Wigmore Hall debut, and reaching the finals of across the country. St Martin-in-the-Fields Competition. The Bloomsbury Quartet is passionate about creative “A superb contribution to the festival…magnificently assured and thought-provoking programming, and and stylish playing." engaging with and developing current and future Stewart Collins, Artistic Director of generations of music-lovers. Petworth Festival

Find the Bloomsbury Quartet on: London Rachel Maxey 07495775654 bloomsburyquartet@gmail.com 45

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Four friends with a shared passion for the golden age of the string quartet, the Boscobelles are respected period instrumentalists with a collective wealth of international performing experience. When the opportunity arose to draw this together in a chamber ensemble, they leapt at it. Since their London debut in 2016, they have given performances across the UK, garnering repeat invitations at each venue. The quartet delivers spoken introductions that seek to invite the audience into the soundworld that the composers themselves would have known.

London/Worcester Kate Fawcett 07974 790650 toomanykates@hotmail.com

3. Sunshine and shadows Haydn: op. 20 no. 2 in C major Mozart: no. 15 in D minor K421/417b Schubert: No. 14 in D minor D810 Death and the Maiden EDUCATIONAL WORK Available for masterclasses, lecture recitals (can be linked to GCSE/Alevel), historically-informed chamber music coaching.

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Lipatti Piano Quartet Piano, violin, viola, cello

Quartet Fee from £1,200

Lunchtime fee £1,200 Full fee £1,500

See page 29.

PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS Programme 1 Beethoven: Piano Quartet in E flat, Op.16 Mahler: Piano Quartet in A minor Brahms: Piano Quartet No.2 in A, Op.26 Programme 2 Bridge: Phantasy Davies: Piano Quartet Walton: Piano Quartet in D minor Programme 3 Mozart: Piano Quartet No.2 in E flat, K.493 Watkins: Piano Quartet Fauré: Piano Quartet No.1 in C minor, Op.15

Winners of the Elias Fawcett Trust Award for an EDUCATIONAL WORK Outstanding Chamber Ensemble at the Royal Ensemble in Residence at Bedford Over-Seas League Competition, the Lipatti Piano School 2015/16 (performance, Quartet are the UK’s leading young ensemble of coaching, workshops) this genre. They recently appeared at Southbank Centre’s SoundState Sessions in association with “Go hear the Lipatti Quartet Park Lane Group, thanks to whom they also tomorrow! They’re really classy, gave their Wigmore Hall debut. Alongside their and they play my piece performances of Schumann, Brahms, Dvořák brilliantly.” and Fauré, the Lipattis have enjoyed working Huw Watkins, Twitter with celebrated British composers including Mark Anthony Turnage and Huw Watkins.

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Find Lipatti Piano Quartet on:

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London Klezmer Quartet

Fee from £800

Violin, clarinet, piano accordion, double bass/vocals

Lunchtime fee £800 Full fee £1,200

See page 29.

PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS Programme 1 A klezmer journey: Irresistible energy and soulful melodies and songs spirit you from the Baltic to the Black Sea, London to Melbourne, New York to Galicia. Programme 2 To the tavern: A klezmer band arrives in a middle-European country town at dawn. 24 hours of musical adventure follow. EDUCATIONAL WORK

The London Klezmer Quartet (LKQ) was formed in 2009 by a group of klezmer specialists keen to explore the almost-lost wedding music tradition of Jewish eastern Europe. The band plays all over the UK, has toured Australia six times, and performs at festivals and venues of all sizes in countries including Belgium, Brazil, Germany, Latvia, New Zealand, Norway, and Sweden. LKQ has released four well-reviewed recordings and makes regular media appearances in print, live on the BBC, and on ABC Australia.

LKQ offers: • interactive klezmer music and dance workshops for all ages and abilities; • colourful pre-concert talks setting out klezmer’s historical and musical context; • klezmer lecture/recitals.

“This is a quality group… While the arrangements are acoustic and traditional, the playing is energetic and fresh.” Evening Standard

“Earthiness, profound melancholy and celebratory joy.” Sydney Morning Herald

London 07825510881 info@londonklezmerquartet.com

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“This Trio flew through their repertoire with agility, virtuosic aerobatics and a variety of moods.” Shropshire Music Trust

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Alex Poulton Baritone

www.alexbaritone.co.uk Award-winning and critically acclaimed English baritone Alex Poulton has performed in major festivals and concert venues throughout Europe. His core repertoire includes all Schubert’s song cycles and rarely performed English Song.

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Classico Latino Piano, violin, cello, vocals, bass, percussion

Fee from £800

Lunchtime fee £ 800 (trio) + £200 per extra artist Full fee £ 1,200 (trio) + £250 per extra artist

See page 29.

(3-6 players)

PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS Classico Latino performs the classic repertoire of the Latin American songbook, with enchanting and exciting rhythms including Boleros, Tangos, and Rumbas as well as less wellknown rhythms such as Pasillo, Joropo and Currulao. Photo: Cesar Rodriguez-Duran

With melodies from across the continent, Classico Latino’s performances demonstrate the extraordinary range of Latin American Music. Lively and informative introductions bring the culture and musical history of Latin America to life.

Classico Latino seamlessly blends the techniques and sounds of classical music with authentic Latin American rhythms and melodies. Creating unique and groundbreaking arrangements alongside original compositions, our performances appeal to a wide audience drawn from all cultural backgrounds. The music of Classico Latino expresses the original passion and joy of LatinAmerican music with a contagiously exciting sound. Classico Latino generally performs as a sextet, although we also offer performances as a piano trio in more intimate venues.

EDUCATIONAL WORK Classico Latino is passionate about its educational work and has experience in introducing LatinAmerican music to primary and secondary school pupils through strings, vocal and percussion workshops and joint performances.

"Dazzling and accomplished music-making! We were brilliantly entertained - and informed - from start to finish.” Linton Music Society

Find Classico Latino on: London/Cambridge 01223354888 or 07767310269 bookings@classicolatino.com

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Blackweir Brass Trumpets, trombone, horn, tuba

Ensemble Fee from £600 Lunchtime group fee £600 Full group fee £750

See page 29.

PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS

Formed at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Blackweir Brass have gone on to enjoy performances such as at St John Smith’s Square, St David’s Hall and the Endelienta Series. An emerging group, its members look forward to studying at a postgraduate level at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Music. Major influences on the group are the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, and the poetry of Sir John Betjeman.

1. Music and words Evans: Noson Lawen 'Myfanwy', John Betjeman Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia Lyrics, WH Auden Hall: On Leaving Wantage. 'On Leaving Wantage,' John Betjeman Debussy: Children’s Corner No.6 'The Pig,' Roald Dahl 2. Inspired by Philip Jones Arnold: Quintet Previn: Four Outings for Brass Farnaby: Fancies, Toyes and Dreames Horovitz: Music Hall Suite 3. Festive feel Ewald: Quintet No.1 Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from The Nutcracker Bernstein: Dance Suite EDUCATIONAL WORK In 2018, Blackweir Brass became Live Music Now artists, educational outreach forms a vital component of their work. The group has experience working with a variety of ages and abilities.

Find Blackweir Brass on: London/Birmingham/Cardiff 07707983304 blackweirbrass@gmail.com 52

www.blackweirbrass.com


The Hermes Experiment

Fee £1,500

Soprano, clarinet, harp, double bass

Full and lunchtime fee

See page 29.

PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS 1. From France A programme of works exploring the sounds and scenes of France, including works by Debussy, Ravel and new settings of French poetry.

Photo: Raphael Neal

2. Inspired by nature A varied collection of works responding to nature, including compositions by Claude Debussy, Peter Maxwell Davies and Eloise Gynn.

The Hermes Experiment are winners of the Royal Overseas League Mixed Ensemble Prize 2019, Tunnell Trust Awards 2017 and were Park Lane Group Young Artists 2015/16. As well as creating their own innovative arrangements, the ensemble regularly commissions new works, having already commissioned over 50 composers at various stages of their careers.

3. New frontiers A selection of The Hermes Experiment’s favourite commissions to date, including groundbreaking new works by Errollyn Wallen, Misha Mullov-Abbado and Freya Waley-Cohen. EDUCATIONAL WORK The ensemble regularly runs composition workshops with students of all ages, from primary schools to music college, and holds interactive performances for children of all ages.

“The performance was meticulously

Recent highlights include performances at Wigmore nuanced, witty and chic.” ★★★★ Hall, BBC Radio 3 Open Ear at LSO St Luke’s, Tallinn The Times Music Week, St Petersburg’s Sound Ways Festival, Southbank Centre, Kings Place and Spitalfields Festival. “This clever mix of instruments is

more versatile than you might first think.” ★★★★

The Observer Find The Hermes Experiment on: London 07943733834 or 07580639172 hermesexperiment@gmail.com

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Magnard Ensemble Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon French horn (2-5 players)

Ensemble Fee per artist from £200

Lunchtime fee £200 per person, full fee £250 per person

See page 29.

PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS 1. Evening programme Zemlinsky: Humoreske Barber: Summer music Ligeti: Sechs bagatellen Ibert: Trois pièces brèves Francaix: Quintet no. 1 Patterson: Westerly winds 2. Evening programme Geyer: Sideshows suite Bach (arr. Shiner): Prelude and Fugue in B flat minor BWV 867 Nielsen: Quintet Patterson: Comedy for five winds 3. Lunchtime programme Shostakovich (arr. Shiner): Prelude in F sharp major Butler: Down-Hollow Winds Young: Arnold variations Milhaud: La cheminée du roi René Hindemith: Kleine kammermusik

Formed in 2012, the Magnard Ensemble have built a reputation for delivering high quality concert performances. They are selected artists for the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust, the Tillett Trust, EDUCATIONAL WORK and the Tunnell Trust. Their appearances include The Magnard Ensemble is deeply Wigmore Hall, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, committed to music education and regularly give family and Lucerne Symphony Orchestra Lunchtime Concert schools concerts, in addition to Series and festivals nationwide. 2019/20 sees the leading single-session workshops release of two discs dedicated to the music of and longer-term projects for all ages and abilities. Stephen Dodgson on Toccata Classics, a recital at Bridgewater Hall and a chamber music residency at Snape Maltings. “A delightful concert performed by a hugely talented group whose infectious enthusiasm for music came across in every item.” Clive Walkley, Kendal Midday Concert Club Find the Magnard Ensemble on: London 07977071155 magnardensemble@gmail.com 54

www.magnardensemble.org


Baroque flute, violin and bassoon; viola da gamba, harpsichord (3-5 players)

Ensemble Fee from £1,000

5 players - £1,400 4 players - £1,200 3 players - £1,000

See page 29. SAMPLE PROGRAMMES 1. Dance sweets! Delicious little morsels of music, elegantly demonstrating the importance of dance in the Baroque period. Listen to the musical crème de la crème of this genre with pieces by Handel, Lully, Rameau, Couperin, and Pachelbel. (5 players)

Ensemble Molière is fast becoming recognised for engaging performances and inspiring programming. The ensemble has performed throughout the UK and Europe. Notable highlights include their debut at St John’s Smith Square and reaching the finals of the York Early Music International Young Artists Competition. The ensemble has also premiered their first cross-arts opera Pygmalion, funded by Arts Council England. Ensemble Molière has broadcast live on BBC Radio3 In Tune with highlights from both Pygmalion and their programme Medicine and Mortality.

2. Les visionnaires Featuring some of the most celebrated and influential composers of the Baroque era. Inspired by Couperin's trio sonata Les Visionnaires, this programme explores the evolution of this work and its influence on later composers such as Telemann and Blavet. (4 players) 3. Medicine and Mortality – life, death and beyond A programme centred around Marin Marais' graphic depiction of an operation to remove a bladder stone. Through poignant music and dramatic narration, we gain a vivid picture of life and death in France during the time of Louis XIV. (5 players + narrator) EDUCATIONAL WORK Ensemble Molière enjoy taking school workshops and leading chamber music coaching, as well as giving instrumental lessons to all ages and abilities.

Find Ensemble Molière on: London 07920181278 ensemblemoliere@gmail.com

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NYJO Ambassadors Jazz ensemble

Sextet Fee £525–£1,200 plus VAT

(2-6 players) See page 29.

SAMPLE PROGRAMMES 1. L  egends of Jazz Including Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk, Kenny Wheeler, Herbie Hancock and more. 2. Great American Songbook Including Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, and Hoagy Carmichael. EDUCATIONAL WORK

Photo: Carl Hyde

NYJO Ambassadors can lead flexible workshops with local young musicians on the fundamentals of jazz performance. The Ambassadors will teach tunes by ear, explore harmony, and get everyone improvising.

The NYJO Ambassadors is a flexible six–piece group made up of exceptional young jazz “Working with the NYJO musicians aged 25 and under from the National Ambassadors was an inspiring Youth Jazz Orchestra, led by NYJO’s musical opportunity to connect with and learn from some of the UK's director Mark Armstrong or a senior band finest young jazz musicians.” member. At home in small venues or presenting Cath Sewell family concerts, the Ambassadors also has a Lancashire Music Hub keen interest in education work, and presents workshops regularly across the country. NYJO Ambassadors offers a high-quality and fun introduction to jazz, and can perform in different combinations, as a trio, quartet, quintet or sextet.

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Sources of affordable artists and other financial support Apart from this guide there are also other organisations that do the listening for you and recommend artists or provide financial support towards their fees.

Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) www.ycat.co.uk York Early Music Competition www.ncem.co.uk/yemf

BBC Introducing www.bbc.com/introducing

Colleges and conservatoires that facilitate booking of advanced students

BBC Young Musician (Classical, Jazz, Folk)

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire www.bcu.ac.uk/conservatoire

Brighton Early Music Festival Live! www.bremf.org.uk/live

Guildhall School of Music and Drama www.gsmd.ac.uk

City Music Foundation www.citymusicfoundation.org/artists

Leeds College of Music www.lcm.ac.uk

The Countess of Munster Musical Trust www.munstertrust.org.uk/recital-scheme-artists

Royal Academy of Music www.ram.ac.uk

Hattori Foundation www.hattorifoundation.org.uk/award-winners Help Musicians UK www.helpmusicians.org.uk/creative-programme/ supported-artists The Jette Parker Young Artists at the Royal Opera House www.roh.org.uk/about/jette-parker-young-artistsprogramme/meet-the-jette-parker-young-artists The Live Music Now scheme www.livemusicnow.org.uk/musicians_listing The Park Lane Group Artists www.parklanegroup.co.uk Philip & Dorothy Green Young Artists previous winners www.makingmusic.org.uk/pdgya The Royal Over-Seas League www.rosl.org.uk/amc St Johns Smith Square Young Artists scheme www.sjss.org.uk/youngartists St Martins Chamber Music Competition finalists and past winners https://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/about-ourmusic/st-martins-chamber-music-competition The Tillett Trust www.thetilletttrust.org.uk/tillett-young-musicians The Tunnell Trust (Scotland only) www.tunnelltrust.org.uk/awardsscheme Wigmore Hall competitions www.wigmore-hall.org.uk/competitions Worshipful Company of Musicians www.wcom.org.uk/yeomen

Royal College of Music www.rcm.ac.uk Royal Northern College of Music www.rncm.ac.uk Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama www.rwcmd.ac.uk Royal Conservatoire of Scotland www.rcs.ac.uk Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance www.trinitylaban.ac.uk

Financial support The Cavatina Chamber Music Trust reimburses promoters who join the scheme for all tickets that go to young people under the age of 25 attending their concerts: www.cavatina.net/ticketscheme You can also apply for funding for projects: Making Music’s Find a Funding Opportunity tool www.makingmusic.org.uk/resources/find-a-fundingopportunity And these specific trusts: The Delius Trust www.delius.org.uk The RVW Trust gives grants for the performance of new works by British composers (rather than for performances of Ralph Vaughan Williams' music): www.rvwtrust.org.uk PRS for Music Foundation has various funding programmes: www.prsfoundation.com 57


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