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SELECTED ARTISTS Outstanding musicians specially chosen for Making Music members

2020


Contents About 04

About the NYCGB Fellows

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Subsidies05

About the Selected Artists

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About the Philip & Dorothy Green Young Artists

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Sources of affordable artists  and other financial support

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About Adopt a Composer

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Elizabeth Bass

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What is the Selected Artists Guide?

Philip & Dorothy Green Young Artists 2020 Antoine Préat

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Natasha Page

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Eleanor Corr

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Sirius Chau

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16 Composers from the Adopt a Composer project

NYCGB Fellowship Programme Eleanor Bray

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Loren Kell

24

Freddie Crowley

23

Ella Rainbird-Earley

26

James Botcher

21

Milette Riis

27

Laurence Padfield

25

David Woods

28

Alexander Soares

36

Hugo Lau

Alexandra Lomeiko

35

Ian Watt

37

Artisti Con Brio

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Jeremy Huw Williams & Paula Fan

46

Alkyona Quartet

53

Matthew Scott & Friends

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Barbican Quartet

54

NYJO Ambassadors

60

Bella Tromba

57

Primrose Piano Quartet

55

Rob Burton

39

Richard Ormrod & Mary Hofman

47

Callum Alger

31

Rosie Hood Trio

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Duo Antipodes

44

Timothée Botbol & Dinara Klinton

48

Ensemble Hesperi

59

Walentin Denholm Duo

49

Fair Oriana

45

Yuanfan Yang

38

Gabriella Jones

33

Xhosa Cole

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Granny's Attic

51

Cover photo: Bella Tromba

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What is the Selected Artists Guide?

Welcome to the 2020/21 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. COVID-19 has created significant challenges for music groups, however many are finding alternative ways to work with professionals, from using digital solutions to negotiating with artists and venues to arrange performances that are compliant with social distancing measures. Digital performances Although all the artists in this guide can be booked for in-person performances and workshops in the normal way, many of them can also offer a variety of digital options including livestreaming, so wherever you see the above symbol, please contact the artists to chat about what would work best for you both. Making Music members can access our guidance on how to set up a livestream and other digital solutions at www.makingmusic. org.uk/resources Livestreaming subsidies In these uncertain times, Making Music is delighted to be offering two new subsidies to help promoter member groups put on digital performances: Livestreaming Subsidy - Philip & Dorothy Green Young Artists (PDGYA) and Livestreaming Subsidy - any artist. Promoters of any income can claim these subsidies for a livestreamed performance. 4

The Selected Artists Guide is split into four sections. 1. The Philip & Dorothy Green Young Artists (orange pages 7-13) are awardwinning artists who have auditioned and been chosen by a panel of experienced musicians. 2. The Adopt a Composer project (yellow pages 16-19). These are talented, emerging composers who have been selected for their ability to work with leisure-time ensembles. 3. National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (blue pages 20-28) 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. 4. Our Selected Artists (purple pages 30-60) are recommended by the Selected Artists Panel (formed of Making Music promoter members). Artist fees quoted include VAT unless stated otherwise. These fees do not include travel costs.


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Subsidies Making Music promoter members can claim subsidies for in-person and digital performances. Look out for the banknotes symbol and go to the relevant page to see what you can claim. See www.makingmusic.org.uk/subsidies for more details and how to apply. *New* livestreaming subsidies Promoter groups can apply for the Livestreaming Subsidy - Philip & Dorothy Green Young Artists (PDGYA) of £150 towards booking one of our PDGYA for a livestreamed performance (orange pages of this Guide, 7-13). The subsidy covers their full agreed livestreaming fee of £150. Promoters can also claim the Livestreaming Subsidy - any artist which is £150 towards booking ANY artist, (not just in this guide), for a livestream performance. The full fee will need to be negotiated between you and the artist. These subsidies are also applicable for pre-recorded performances for broadcast. Selected Artists Subsidy The Selected Artists Subsidy is an exclusive subsidy for promoter groups with an income under £14,500 for in-person performances. Artists Expenses Subsidy The Artists Expenses Subsidy is an exclusive subsidy for promoter groups with an income under £14,500. You can claim it when booking any artist, not just the ones in this guide. 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.

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Index of Advertisers Alex Poulton 62 Antonina Suhanova 58 Aurora Ensemble 29 Boxwood & Brass 62 Classico Latino 58 Diana Brekalo 50 Dominic Alldis Trio 32 Eblana String Trio 50 Engegürd Quartet 50 Ensemble Molière 50 Florian Mitrea 63 Fontanella14 ILAMS19 Joglaresa15

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Jon Pickard 29 London Chamber Music Group 10 Palisander10 Passacaglia29 Pleyel Ensemble 14 Polyphony Arts 42 Prince Bishops Brass 06 Rautio Piano Trio  10 She'Koyokh32 Steinberg64 Takeitaway14 The Brook Street Band 32 The Thorne Trio 58 Trio Volant  62 Ugnius Pauliukonis 20

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The Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artists (PDGYA) 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 some of the UK’s most talented young musicians. 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. All the Young Artists this year are offering digital performance options, including livestreaming.

How to book the Young Artists 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. •

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

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

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

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

Subsidies Any Making Music promoter members can claim the Livestreaming Subsidy - PDGYA of £150, which covers the fee for booking a PDGYA artist for a livestream. All members can book the Philip & Dorothy Green Young Artists for in-person performances for a set fee of £250 (or £500 with accompanist) and then claim a £150 subsidy towards the booking fee (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: Promoter 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 7

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Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artists


Elizabeth Bass

Harp Fee £250 See page 7

SAMPLE REPERTOIRE

See full repertoire details at www.makingmusic.org.uk/PDGYA RECITAL PROGRAMMES 1. Programme 1 Scarlatti: Sonatas K380/K24/K208 Cras: Deux Impromptus Albeniz: Torre Bermeja Fauré: Impromptu Tournier: L’Eternal Rêveur Andy Scott: Crossing Waves 2. Programme 2 Damase: Sicilienne Variée Britten: Suite for Harp Op. 83 Philip Bass: The Quest Birtwistle: Crowd Dowland: Farewell Rota: Sarabande e Toccata 3. Programme 3 CPE Bach: Sonata in G Wq 139 Fauré: Une Châtelaine en sa Tour Hindemith: Harp Sonata Glinka: The Lark Réni: Légende De la Presle: Le Jardin Mouillé

Elizabeth works as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player across the UK and beyond. She has won international and national prizes from the USA International Harp Competition 2016 (2nd Prize), Lyon&Healy Awards 2013 (winner) and the London Camac Harp Competition 2014 (1st Prize). EDUCATIONAL WORK She regularly takes bookings for festivals and music Elizabeth is a Live Music Now artist, clubs across the UK. As an orchestral musician she presenting solo recitals in SEN has played with, among others, the BBC Concert, schools. She has participated at composer workshops as a soloist BBC Symphony, Frankfurt Radio and the City of and in ensemble at King’s College Birmingham Symphony orchestras and works with London, and two residential courses chamber orchestras and contemporary groups for National Children’s Orchestra. including the City of London Sinfonia, Birmingham “…gave a remarkable Contemporary Music Group and Lontano. demonstration of the range of an instrument one rarely hears.” Cockermouth Music Society Find Elizabeth on: London 07511 631 352 elizabethbassharp@outlook.com 8

www.elizabethbassharp.com


Sirius Chau

Fee £250 See page 7

SAMPLE REPERTOIRE

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

Photo: Andrew Mason

1. Around the world tour Bach: Sonatas Bartók: Suite Paysanne Hongrois Casella: Sicilienne and Burlesque Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune Liebermann: Sonata Piazzolla: Tango Schubert: Introduction and Variations Yoshimatsu: Digital Bird Suite Zgraja: Flamenco

Winner of the Royal Over-Seas League Competition 2020, Hong Kong flautist Sirius Chau has been named a Young Artist of the Tillett Trust, Manchester Midday Concerts Series and Musicus Society. Recent highlights have included receiving the Tagore Gold Medal from HRH The Prince of Wales and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Scholarship, solo recitals at the Wigmore and Bridgewater Hall, as well as working with the BBC Symphony and English National Opera orchestras. He also won the Magalif International Competition and Eastbourne Soloist Competition. Sirius studied at the Royal College of Music with Katie Bedford, Emer McDonough and Sue Thomas.

London 07557 477 757 sirius.chau@gmail.com

2. Gems of Britain Berkeley: Sonatina Benjamin: Flight Bowen: Sonata Clarke: Hypnosis Handel: Sonatas Harty: In Ireland Nicholson: Roslin Castle Oswald: Airs for the Seasons Rutter: Suite Antique CONCERTOS CPE Bach, Berkeley, Chaminade, Dalbavie, Dove, Ibert, Jolivet, Liebermann, F Martin, Mercadante, Mozart, Nielsen, Reinecke, Vivaldi

EDUCATIONAL WORK Sirius has been invited to schools and music festivals. He was a member of the Street Orchestra of London where he offered workshops across the UK for hospitals and shelters. Find Sirius on: www.siriuschau.com 9

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PALISANDER “ One of the most engaging and characterful groups of young performers I have ever had the pleasure of working with ” Richard Heason, Director, St John’s Smith Square

MAKING MUSIC UK SELECTED ARTISTS 2018-2019 • Imaginative, historical programmes with a wide range of repertoire - spanning 900 years. • Palisander performs largely from memory, on recorders from 6 inches to 6 feet tall. • Award winning group, giving regular international concerts and workshops. • Discover everything you didn’t know you loved about the recorder!

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LONDON CHAMBER MUSIC GROUP Susan Milan - flute Nicolas Ward - violin Matthew Jones - viola Sebastian Comberti - cello Gabriella Dal’Olia - harp Christopher Jepson - cello Daniel King Smith - piano David Theodore - oboe Robert Costin - harpsichord

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Eleanor Corr

Fee £250

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SAMPLE REPERTOIRE

See full repertoire details at www.makingmusic.org.uk/PDGYA RECITAL PROGRAMMES 1. Programme 1 Elgar: Violin Sonata Lutoslawski: Partita Beethoven: Sonata no.8 Fazil Say: Cleopatra Ravel: Tzigane

Winner of the ROSL Award for Strings, Eleanor has performed recitals and concertos at Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room, St Martin-in-the-Fields and St George’s Bristol, and makes her Queen Elizabeth Hall debut in 2020. She recorded Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale for Linn Records, conducted by Oliver Knussen. Since leading English Touring Opera she has been much in demand as a guest concertmaster/director. Her duo with pianist Emil Duncumb has performed on modern and period instruments across Europe. Her quartet, Pocket Sinfonia, won the St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Competition Audience Prize, have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, and are REMA Young Artists.

London 020 3951 8370 eleanormcorr@gmail.com

2. Myths and Fairytales Grieg: Sonata no.2 Szymanowski: Mythes Ravel arr. Kochanski: Pavane for a Dead Princess Stravinsky: Divertimento from “The Fairy’s Kiss” 3. Romance Brahms: Violin Sonata no.1 Stravinsky: Divertimento Franck: Violin Sonata 4. Folk With harp or piano. Folk-inspired works by Ravel, Vaughan-Williams, Say, de Falla alongside various folksong settings CONCERTOS Shostakovich no.1, Mozart no.4, Bologne op.3, Mendelssohn, Sibelius, Prokofiev no.2, Dvorak. Works with orchestra/choir: Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending (violin and orchestra or choir), Ravel Tzigane

Find Eleanor on:

www.eleanorcorr.com 11

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Soprano

Natasha Page

Fee £250 See page 7

SAMPLE REPERTOIRE

See full repertoire details at www.makingmusic.org.uk/PDGYA RECITAL PROGRAMMES 1. Nature’s Voice Strauss: Mädchenblumen op.22, Debussy: Deux Romances, mélodies by Chausson, songs by Quilter. 2. Shepherds and Wanderers Schumann: Liederkreis op.39, Ravel: Cinq mélodies populaires grecques Lieder by Schubert and Wolf, songs by Britten and Ireland.

Natasha Page studies at the Royal College of Music International Opera Studio where she holds the Huffner Scholarship. Natasha recently covered solos for the Royal Ballet’s production of Medusa (Royal Opera House). She has performed as a guest artist with the Hertford Symphony Orchestra and de Havilland Philharmonic. Concert highlights include performing at Chichester Cathedral, Guildford Cathedral, the Hertfordshire Festival of Music and the Amersham Festival of Music. Natasha is a Leeds Lieder Young Artist, winner of the Song Prize at the Mozart Singing Competition, Audience Prize at the Dean and Chadlington Competition, and Recital Prize at the North London Festival of Music.

London 07910 280 014 natashajpage@hotmail.co.uk 12

3. Night and Dreams Selection of Schumann’s Myrthen op.25, serenades by Strauss and Brahms, songs by Gurney, Bridge, and Ireland. OPERATIC ROLES Cleopatra Giulio Cesare; Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro; Dorabella Cosi fan Tutte; Clarice Il Mondo della Luna; Galatea Acis and Galatea. ORATORIOS Mozart Requiem, Exultate Jubilate, Mass in C Minor (first soprano); Handel Messiah; Bach St John Passion, St Matthew Passion, Magnificat; Berlioz L’enfance du Christ; Brahms Requiem

Find Natasha on:

www.natashapagesoprano.co.uk


Antoine Préat

Fee £250 See page 7

SAMPLE REPERTOIRE

See full repertoire details at www.makingmusic.org.uk/PDGYA RECITAL PROGRAMMES 1. Polyphony Recital Bach: Toccata in C minor BWV911 Beethoven: Sonata in A flat major op.110 Chopin: Polonaise Fantaisie in A flat Major op.61 Scriabin: Sonata no.2 in G sharp minor op.19 2. Programme 2 Mozart: Sonata in D Major KV 284 Chopin: Fantaisie in F minor op.49 Chopin: Ballade no.3 in A flat Major op 47 Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit

Franco-Belgian pianist Antoine Préat made his CONCERTOS orchestral debut at 17 with the Orchestra of Allicante; since then he performs regularly with Ravel Concerto in G; Beethoven Concerto no.4 op.88; Prokofiev orchestras in the UK and in Europe. Concerto no.3 (from 2021); Mozart Performance highlights include Wigmore Hall, concerto no.23 KV488 Salle Gaveau, Salle Cortot, Festival Nohant EDUCATIONAL WORK Chopin, as well as a performance for HRH the As part of his trio, Antoine was a Duchess of Gloucester. After graduating from Wigmore Learning Fellow and the Ecole Normale in Paris with distinction, created workshops for young Antoine went on to study at the Royal Academy children based on core classical repertoire. of Music with Tatiana Sarkissova and Christopher Elton where he received multiple awards. “one of the most gifted pianists of the youngest generation... a young artist with a distinctive voice.” France Musique London 07492 787 780 preat.antoine@gmail.com

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Composers from the Adopt a Composer project Making Music's Adopt a Composer project paired 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. 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. The talented emerging composers in this section of the Guide, who took part in the project between 2017 and 2019, were 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. You can hear recordings of the Adopt a Composer 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 some of the project compositions for free at www. makingmusic.org.uk/legacy Adopt a Composer was run by Making Music in partnership with Sound and Music, funded by the PRS Foundation and the Philip and Dorothy Green Music Trust.

Chloe Knibbs is a composer and songwriter exploring storytelling, theatricality and sidelined voices with a particular emphasis on feminist perspectives. Listed in the British Music Collection, her work includes compositions for opera, song and chamber works and has received performances by Birmingham Opera Company, Riot Ensemble and the Hebrides Ensemble. chloeknibbs.com James Banner is a composer-performer working between jazz, contemporary and improvised music. His music has been supported by Making Music, Initiative Musik and The Berlin State. He lectures at Leeds College of Music, curates a monthly music series in Berlin’s Donau115, and composes and performs with a variety of ensembles across the UK and EU including his own original projects USINE and Voices of Berlin. jamesbanner.com

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A guitarist, composer and songwriter, Laura Snowden’s compositions have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio Scotland and commissioned by Birmingham Symphony Hall, International Guitar Foundation and the Park Lane Group. Her song Live Free was performed in 300 simultaneous concerts in 60 countries for the charity Voices for Hospices, and she has appeared with her folk ensemble Tir Eolas at Shakespeare’s Globe, invited by John Williams. laurasnowden.co.uk

Nathan Dearden's music has been commissioned, performed, featured and workshopped by groups including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tippett Quartet, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, National Youth Orchestra of Wales, and Fidelio Trio. His music regularly features in concerts across the UK and overseas, including at the Cheltenham Music Festival, Dartington International Summer School and Festival, International Young Composers’ Meeting and Vale of Glamorgan Festival of Music. nathanjamesdearden.com Nick Olsen is a Scottish-based Welsh composer who, on graduating from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, was awarded the Principal’s Prize for All Round Excellence in the School of Music. He has worked with internationally renowned ensembles including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Ensemble Modern, and Red Note Ensemble. Nicholas has also worked with choruses, junior choruses and brass bands. nicholasolsenmusic.com Robert Laidlow is a classical composer and jazz saxophonist based in London. His music has been commissioned or performed by organisations including the BBC Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic Society, and the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and broadcast across BBC Four and Radio 3 programmes. He wrote Jumpcut/ Longshot for Southampton Concert Wind Band and has also worked with leisure-time ensembles including CoMA (London & Sussex) and the London Accordion Orchestra. robertlaidlow.co.uk 17


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. 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. bensee.co.uk 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 from Birmingham Conservatoire. 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, 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. gaynorbarradell.com 18


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. peteryardemartin.com Advertisement ‘The UK’s most exciting music society’

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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. maxcharlesdavies.com


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: Any Making Music promoter member can claim the Livestreaming subsidy - any artist of £150. Promoter groups with an income under £14,500 can claim the Artists Expenses Subsidy between £50 and £125 towards the artist’s travel and accommodation for in-person performances. Find out more at: www.makingmusic.org.uk/subsidies


James Botcher

Fee £250

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CHORAL WORKS Handel: Messiah, Israel in Egypt Mozart: Requiem, Mass in C Minor, Solemn Vespers Purcell: King Arthur Monteverdi: Vespers Haydn: The Creation, Nelson Mass Bach: St John Passion, St Matthew Passion Mendelssohn: Elijah Rossini: Petite Messe Sollenelle Rachmaninoff: Vespers EDUCATIONAL WORK

James Botcher read music at the University of York, graduating in 2018. During this time, he was accepted onto the university’s Solo Voice Ensemble Singing MA course under the supervision of Robert Hollingworth, which he graduated from in early 2020. Recent highlights from James’ performances include singing as a Fellow of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, visiting Brussels as a Fellow of St Martin’s Voices, holding a Choral Scholarship in the York Minster and performing as a chorus member in I Fagiolini’s production of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo.

Hastings/London 07810 623 786 jamesfbotcher@live.co.uk

James has led music workshops with NYCGB and at the University of York, where he was a department workshop leader for beatboxing. James also teaches piano, singing and music theory.

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Tenor


Soprano

Eleanor Bray

Fee £250 See page 20

CHORAL WORKS Bach: Passions, Magnificat, assorted cantatas Britten: Ceremony of Carols Fauré: Requiem Handel: Messiah Howells: Requiem Vivaldi: Gloria

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EDUCATIONAL WORK

Eleanor Bray is currently studying MA Solo Voice Ensemble Singing at the University of York (2019-20). She graduated with a first-class degree in Music from The Queen’s College, University of Oxford (2017), where she was awarded the chapel choir’s senior choral scholarship in her final year.

Training and experience in conducting and choral leadership with the NYCGB Fellowship Programme. Private music theory, voice and piano teacher. Graduate Music Assistant at Headington School 2017-18.

She received the Most Promising Young Singer award at Woking Music Festival (2018), and has performed as a soloist and in choirs across the UK. Choral highlights include regular work with Chamber Choir of London and a recording project with Contrapunctus.

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Fee ÂŁ250

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CHORAL WORKS

Photo: Izzy Romilly

Bach: Magnificat in D Bach: Mass in B minor Handel: Messiah Handel: Dixit Dominus Haydn: The Creation Mozart: Requiem Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri FaurĂŠ: Requiem Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols EDUCATIONAL WORK

Freddie was a member of the 2019-20 NYCGB Fellowship programme, and the 2018-19 Genesis Sixteen cohort. He enjoys frequent singing engagements in churches around London, and has recently performed with groups including Philharmonia Voices, Echo, and the Oxford Bach Soloists. Freddie graduated in 2018 from Merton College, Oxford, where he read Music with a choral scholarship, while also making frequent stage appearances, and singing in jazz a cappella group The Oxford Gargoyles. Having grown up in rural Devon as an Exeter Cathedral chorister, Freddie has more recently appeared as a soloist with several choral societies across the West Country.

Freddie has frequently participated in educational work as part of NYCGB Fellowship programme. He led freelance workshops with Starling Arts, is an alumnus of Voces Academy Musical Leadership Programme, and was a staff member on former Eton choral courses. Freddie currently freelances as a music theory tutor.

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Freddie Crowley

Bass-baritone


Soprano

Loren Kell

Fee £250 See page 20

CHORAL WORKS Poulenc: Gloria Schubert : Mass in A flat Major Mozart: Missa Brevis in F major K 192 Mozart: Missa Longa in C Major K 262/246a Monteverdi: Magnificat a sei voce Lindberg: Triumph To Exist

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EDUCATIONAL WORK

Loren is a versatile soprano who enjoys performing all types of choral music, whether written by hand and quill or headphones and Dorico. Loren was selected to join the NYCGB Fellowship Octet 2019/20 as soprano 2, with whom she has performed recitals at schools, music colleges and prestigious concert venues alike. Loren has a wealth of professional choral experience from the London depping scene and a position in the choir of Christ Church Hampstead. She is available to book for solo and choral events.

Loren has experience in leading her voice part in sectional rehearsals, teaching composition workshops with schoolchildren, being a Scratch Youth Messiah Mentor, and being booked for Ready, Steady, Sing! workshops.

“Loren provided a still point in the eye of a well-controlled storm… hers is a voice that embraces an affecting fragility without ever allowing its core strength to sag; how wonderful to hear her." James Fraser-Andrews, Shrewsbury School

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CHORAL WORKS Purcell: Come ye sons of Art Handel: Messiah Haydn: The Creation Fauré: Requiem in D minor Duruflé: Requiem Stainer: The Crucifixion Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs EDUCATIONAL WORK Photo: Ben Tomlin

Through NYCGB and Ready, Steady, Sing!, Laurence has helped assist and lead singing workshops and sectionals to children and adults, and groups of over 40 participants.

Originally from Gloucester, Laurence began his singing career as a deputy lay clerk for Gloucester “He is a young baritone of vibrant lyrical potential: the voice Cathedral Choir and as the Choral Scholar of full-toned and consistent Tewkesbury Abbey Scholar Cantorum, under throughout a good range, and Simon Bell. Laurence read Music at Royal frequently both beautiful and Holloway, University of London, where he was a deeply expressive." choral scholar under Rupert Gough and studied Elaine Pearce GRSM ARCM with Elaine Pearce. In 2019, he graduated with a First-Class degree, BMus (Hons). He was awarded the Dame Felicity Lott Bursary. Laurence is currently a Fellow of NYCGB and also the Director of Music and Organist of St Mary’s, Lewisham.

Find Laurence at: London/Gloucester 07761 760 673 laurencepadfield@yahoo.co.uk 25

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Laurence Padfield


Soprano

Ella Rainbird-Earley

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CHORAL WORKS

Photo: Ben Tomlin

Obrecht: Salve Regina Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine Bach: Singet Dem Herrn DuruflĂŠ: Requiem Britten: War Requiem, Hymn to St Cecilia Kyle Smith: The Consolation of Apollo MacMillan: The Sun Danced, Symphony no.5 'Le Grand Inconnu' EDUCATIONAL WORK

Ella is a recent graduate of the University of York. While studying English Literature, Ella sang with The 24 and I Fagiolini under Robert Hollingworth and received vocal tuition funded by the I Fagiolini Trust. Ella currently works as the music graduate at Ardingly College and as a Fellow with the NYCGB. Prior to this, she was a member of Genesis Sixteen and the Royal College of Music Junior Department. Ella enjoys singing in multiple genres as both a soprano and alto.

Ella is an academic teacher and ensemble leader at Ardingly College with children aged 5 to 18. At NYCGB, she is alto 1 section leader and takes educational workshops nationwide. Previously Ella was also a Music for Youth Vocal workshop helper 2012-14.

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CHORAL WORKS Bach: Mass in B minor, St Matthew Passion, Magnificat, Christmas Oratorio Couperin: Leçons de Ténèbres Handel: Messiah Haydn: Paukenmesse Mozart: Requiem, Missa Brevis in Bb Vivaldi: Gloria Photo: GK London Studio

EDUCATIONAL WORK

Milette Riis is currently studying for a Master's in vocal performance at the Royal Academy of Music under the tutelage of Alex Ashworth, following a PhD in maths from the University of Leeds.

Milette has directed both the auditioned Chamber Choir and the unauditioned Symphonic Choir at the University of Leeds, and has taken part in educational workshops and section leading with NYCGB. She has also covered lectures on the undergraduate course ‘Maths and Music’ at the University of Leeds.

Her operatic experience includes Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana, Sally in A Hand of Bridge, and Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas, and she has performed in scenes from Madama Butterfly, The Women of Whitechapel, and Sir John in Love, among others. Recent engagements include recitals at Wakefield Cathedral and Wolfson College, Oxford.

Find Milette at: London 07482 857 475 miletteriis@live.com

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Tenor

David Woods

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CHORAL WORKS Handel: Messiah Bach: St John Passion Haydn: Creation Mozart: Requiem and Mass in C Minor Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings and Rejoice in the Lamb Stainer: The Crucifixion Maunder: Olivet to Calvary Photo: Ben Tomlin

EDUCATIONAL WORK David has spent two years with the Luton Music Service as a classroom music teacher and outreach professional, leading singing workshops with entire primary schools. Before that he was a classroom music teacher at Whitgift School.

David is a tenor studying for a masters’ degree in singing at the Royal Northern College of Music with a scholarship. In Summer 2019 he toured the UK with the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company singing principal roles and was “Tenor David Woods opened the due to sing in the chorus with Opera Holland oratorio [Messiah] in clear ringing tones...and sang with Park in 2020. His professional roles include Camille in The Merry Widow and Colonel Fairfax in quiet assurance and conviction." Harrogate Advertiser The Yeomen of the Guard, and tenor solos in Mozart’s Great Mass, Bach’s St John Passion and Handel’s Messiah.

Find David at: Harrogate/Manchester/London 07587 142 344 djwwoods1995@gmail.com 28

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Selected Artists The artists on the following purple pages are chosen by the Selected Artists Panel (SAP) to be Selected Artists for 2020-21. This is based on a range of material, including reports from a team of listeners. The listeners use three main criteria: musicianship, interaction and engagement with the audience, and programming. 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 promoter groups. Folk and jazz artists: The folk artists have been selected in association with the English 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. Programmes: The programmes listed give a flavour of the artists' repertoire but please contact them directly to discuss what would be suitable. Fees: Fees listed are available from September 2020 up to and including September 2021. To secure these rates, make sure to tell the artist when booking that you found them in this guide. Fees quoted do not include travel expenses. VAT is included unless stated. We ask artists for advantageous rates but it's always worth discussing fees with them – don't be afraid to negotiate!

Subsidies All Making Music promoter members can apply for the Livestreaming subsidy - any artist, which is £150 towards the artist's fees as negotiated by the promoter. For in-person performances, promoters with an income under £14,500 can book the Selected Artists and claim one or both of these subsidies. •

Selected Artists Subsidy: £100 towards the booking fee of any Selected Artist in this guide

Artists Expenses Subsidy: between £50 and £125 towards the artist’s travel and accommodation

How to apply for subsidies You need to request the subsidy, which will be approved by us in advance of the performance via an online form (link below). The subsidies are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis (in order of request made, not the date of performance). www.makingmusic.org.uk/subsidies 30


Callum Alger

Fee from £250

Organist

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SAMPLE PROGRAMMES Programme 1 Franck: Pièce héroïque (from Trois Pièces) Bach: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (BWV 662)

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Schumann: Four Sketches for pedalpiano (Op. 58) Elgar: Organ Sonata in G major (Op. 28) Programme 2 Bach: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C (BWV 564) Schumann: Canon in A-flat major (Op. 56)

Callum is currently Organ Scholar at Westminster Cathedral. He holds a First Class honours degree from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where he studied with Henry Fairs and David Saint. Callum won first prize at the IAO/RCO Organ Playing Competition, and Dame Gillian Weir Messiaen Competition. He is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists and Trinity College London. Callum maintains a busy solo recital schedule, and has released a CD, Klangreden, on the Regent label.

Vierne: Impromptu (Pièces de fantaisie, Op. 54) Reger: Phantasie über den Choral: ‘Halleluja, Gott zu loben bleibe meine Seelenfreud‘ (Op. 52) Programme 3 Buxtehude: Toccata in D minor (BuxWV 155) Brahms: selection from Eleven Chorale Preludes (Op. 122) Franck: Cantabile (from Trois Pièces) Howells: Rhapsody No. 3 in C-sharp minor (Op. 17)

"Alger’s is a name to watch out for." Choir and Organ, March 2020

Birmingham/London 07471 892 695 callumalger@msn.com

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Harp

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SAMPLE PROGRAMMES Amour et lettres A programme offering a glimpse into the mortals behind the immortal names. Original transcriptions of works by Rachmaninov, Ravel and Wagner. Without frontiers

Photo: Stephan Ellenberger

A selection of works spanning a compositional period of five centuries, responding to constructed and deconstructed boundaries, including newly composed works by female composers Deborah Pritchard and Caroline Lizotte. Gaudium et lacrimosa

Described as “one of the most exciting young artists to emerge on the concert scene in recent years,” by the Music@Malling Festival, harpist Gabriella Jones has performed criticallyacclaimed solo recitals at the Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster Abbey and Winchester Cathedral, and will make her solo debut at Wigmore Hall in 2020. Gabriella regularly performs around the UK and has featured in Music@Malling and West Meon Festivals. Gabriella was the former winner of the prestigious John Marson Harp Prize, City Livery Club Instrumentalist Prize and a finalist at the Camac Harp Competition. Gabriella is available to give online concerts if required.

A musical portrayal of joy, sorrow and despair. Featuring some of the most virtuosic and pivotal works in the harp repertoire by Britten, Faure, and Grandjany. CONCERTOS Alwyn Lyra Angelica, Boieldieu Harp Concerto in C-major, Dittersdorf Harp Concerto in A-major, Debussy Danse sacrée et danse profane, Glieré Harp Concerto Op. 74, Henriette Renié Concerto en ut mineur pour Harpe et Orchestre, Handel Harp Concerto in B-flat, Op. 4, No. 6 EDUCATIONAL WORK Gabriella has experience of giving highly engaging solo workshops, along with her duo work with A Deux, for Tunnell Trust and HHH Concerts. Find Gabriella on:

London 07936 522 120 gjonesharp@gmail.com

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Soloist

Hugo Lau

Fee from £500

Clarinet

Full fee: £650 Lunchtime fee: £500

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SAMPLE PROGRAMMES Virtuoso Clarinet Widor: Introduction et Rondo von Weber: Concertino Brahms: Sonata Horovitz: Sonatina English Suite Bennett: Ballad in memory of Shirley Horn Reade: Suite from the Victorian Kitchen Garden Bax: Sonata Stanford: Three Intermezzi Finzi: Five Bagatelles Arnold: Sonatina

Winner of the Wilfred Hambleton Competition, Hong Kong-born clarinettist Hugo Lau is a highly sought-after musician performing worldwide including St Martin-in-the-Fields and the Wigmore Hall. He graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music and Trinity Laban under the guidance of John Bradbury, Nicholas Cox, Joan Enric Lluna and Michael Whight. He has recently been selected as the De Simone & Partners Young Artist in Italy. Hugo also has a keen interest in classical Clarinet which he studies with Katherine Spencer.

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Fantasy Debussy: Première Rhapsodie Gade Four: Fantasiestücke Schumann: Fantasiestücke Widmann: Fantasie Nielsen: Fantasiestücke Gaubert: Fantaisie Hopkins: Fantasy CONCERTOS Copland, Crusell, Debussy, Finzi, Krommer, Kozeluch, Mozart, Rossini, von Weber EDUCATIONAL WORK Hugo has led workshops in schools across the UK. He has worked with the LSO Discovery, Manchester Camerata and local music services.

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Violin

Fee from £250

Lunchtime fee: £250 (solo), £500 (duo) Full fee £450 (solo), £900 (duo)

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SAMPLE PROGRAMMES Full recital Beethoven: Sonata in E flat major for violin and piano, No.3 Op.12 Ravel: Sonata for violin and piano in G Elgar: Sonata for violin and piano in E minor, Op.82 Wieniawski: Theme and variations on an original theme Duo lunchtime recital Mozart: Sonata in E flat for violin and piano K.380 Tchaikovsky: Souvenir d'un lieu cher Op.42 Waxman: Carmen fantasy

A graduate of the Royal College of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Alexandra Lomeiko has established herself as one of the most talented and versatile musicians of her age, winning prizes in various competitions, being broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and performing extensively as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician both in the UK and abroad.

Solo recital Ysaye: Solo sonata No.6 in E major, Op.27 Bach: Partita No.2 in D minor for solo violin, BWV. 1004 Bach: Sonata No. 1 in G minor for solo violin, BWV. 1001 Ysaye: Solo sonata no.1 in G minor op.27 CONCERTOS Concertos by Brahms, Bruch, Beethoven, Elgar, Mozart nos. 4,5 & 6, Glazunov, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Prokofiev no.1, Vivaldi Four Seasons among others. EDUCATIONAL WORK Alexandra has experience in giving educational workshops for ages 5-18 years olds.

London 07507 718 475 alexandralomeiko@hotmail.com

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Solo to duo

Alexandra Lomeiko


Soloist

Alexander Soares

Fee from £450

Piano

Lunchtime fee: £450 Full fee: £650

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SAMPLE PROGRAMMES I. A European Odyssey (90”) Scarlatti: Sonatas (selection) Chopin: Nocturnes op. 62 Debussy: Estampes Albeniz: Iberia (selection) Beethoven: Sonata op 111 II. Armistice Recital (90”) Beethoven: Sonata op 10/3 Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin Frank Bridge: Sonata Photo: Tom Gimson

III. Lunchtime Recital (60”) Beethoven: Sonata op 78 Chopin: Nocturnes op. 62 Messiaen: Le Baiser de l’enfant Liszt: Ballade

Following his debut at the Royal Festival Hall, Alexander Soares has garnered a reputation as a pianist of 'huge intensity' (The Telegraph). Winner of the Gold Medal in the prestigious Royal Overseas League Competition and a City Music Foundation artist, he has performed across the UK, Europe and USA. His debut album was named ‘Editor’s Choice’ by Gramophone and described as 'a stunning album' (FranceMusique). He holds a doctorate in memorisation, and teaches at Guildhall School of Music. Alexander can offer multiple COVID-19 performance arrangements, including HD livestreams (access to high-quality instrument possible).

CONCERTOS Include: Beethoven nos. 2, 4 & 5, Chopin no.2, Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue & Concerto, Grieg Concerto, Mozart no.20 & no.21, Schumann, Prokofiev no.3, Ravel Concerto in G & Left hand, Rachmaninoff no.2 & 3, Shostakovich no.2 EDUCATIONAL WORK Alexander gives masterclasses, lectures on memorisation, and established The Notations Project, an educational outreach scheme working with young composers: www.thenotationsproject.com

"Diamond clarity and authority” BBC Radio 3 Find Alexander on:

London 07792 102 46 soarespiano@gmail.com 36

www.alexander-soares.com


Fee from £500

Guitar

Lunchtime fee £500 Full fee £600

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SAMPLE PROGRAMMES Lunchtime programme de Milán: Fantasia XI and Fantasia XXII Rodrigo: Junto al Generalife McGuire: Homage to Rodrigo Turina: Sonata, op. 61 Albéniz: Granada, op. 47/1, Seguidillas: op. 232/5 Evening programme

Described as ‘a guitarist of outstanding skill and originality’ by Classical Guitar Magazine, Scottish guitarist Ian Watt has appeared throughout the world, giving solo recitals in the USA, China, South Korea, Brazil, Spain, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ukraine and Denmark. He has performed concertos with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia and Scottish Philharmonic Orchestra and made three solo recordings for Nimbus Alliance.

Purcell: Two pieces from 'The Fairy Queen' (trans. Watt) JS Bach: Prelude, Fugue and Allegro, BWV 998 Jose: Sonata para guitarra Walton: 'Five Bagatelles' Chopin: Prelude No. 4 in E minor op. 28/4, Waltz in C# minor op. 64/2 Mangoré: Pais de Abanico, Un Sueño en la Floresta, Vals op. 8/4 CONCERTOS Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez Arnold: Guitar concerto Giuliani: Guitar concerto no.1, op. 30 McLeod: Guitar concerto Vivaldi: Concerto in D, Rv.93 EDUCATIONAL WORK Ian's educational work includes Pop-up Opera with Scottish Opera Education Department; masterclasses in South Korea, Germany, Hungary and Czech Republic; lecturing in guitar at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and as a guitar teacher at the Music School at Douglas Academy.

Find Ian on: Glasgow/London 07904 124 035 wattianguitar@gmail.com

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Soloist

Ian Watt


Soloist

Yuanfan Yang

Fee from £550

Piano

Lunchtime fee £550 Full fee £750

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SAMPLE PROGRAMMES Programme 1 Bach: Toccata in C minor Schumann: Carnaval Chopin: Barcarolle in F# Y. Yang: The Haunted Bell Rachmaninoff: Preludes (selection) Programme 2 Haydn: Sonata in E minor, Hob. XVI:34 Y. Yang: Waves Beethoven: Sonata in G, op.31 no.1 Liszt: La campanella Chopin: 24 Preludes

Winner of international piano competitions in Rome, Hastings, Bern, Cleveland and Weimar, Yuanfan has performed extensively throughout the world, playing concertos with renowned orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, China National Orchestra of Theatre and Dance, the Minnesota Orchestra and the Royal Northern Sinfonia. He is also a prizewinning composer, and his compositions have been broadcasted by the BBC. His own two piano concertos have been performed in China, Britain, France and Italy.

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Programme 3 Bartok: Sonata Chopin: Polonaise-Fantasie Y. Yang: Ode to the Atlantic Granados: El amor y la muerte Prokofiev: Sonata no.7 For encores, concerts end with improvisations based on themes and styles given by the audience! CONCERTOS Concertos by Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Gershwin, Grieg, Mozart, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Xian, and Yuanfan Yang EDUCATIONAL WORK Yuanfan has led workshops and demonstrations in a number of schools and is also happy to give to masterclasses and talks. Find Yuanfan on:

www.yuanfanyang.com


Saxophone

Fee from £550

Lunchtime fee £550 (including accompanist) Full fee £750 (including accompanist)

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SAMPLE PROGRAMMES Programme 1 Debussy Rhapsodie; Ravel Sonatine; Vaughan Williams ‘Six studies in English Folksong’; Decruck Sonata in C#; Borne/ Bizet Carmen Fantasy Programme 2

Photo: Inis Oírr Asano

Poulenc Oboe sonata; Schumann Three Romances; Bach Sonata in G minor; Brahms Sonata no.2 in Eb; Demersseman Fantaisie Programme 3

Award-winning classical saxophonist Rob Burton won the Woodwind Category Final and was a Grand Finalist in BBC Young Musician 2018. Rob currently studies on a full scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music and privately in Zürich. Recent highlights include recitals at Cheltenham and Leicester International Festivals, Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace, and concertos with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Jersey Symphony Orchestra. He is a Drake Calleja Scholar for 2019/20, Royal Overseas League prize-winner and a Vandoren UK artist.

London 07850 265 044 robburtonsax@gmail.com

Desenclos Prelude Cadence et Finale; Bartók Romanian Folk Dances; De Falla Siete Canciones Populares; Milhaud Scaramouche; Piazzolla Histoire du Tango; Maurice Tableaux de Provence; Iturralde Pequeńa Czarda CONCERTOS Including: Glazunov, Tomasi, Larsson, Creston, Paul Carr, M. Lawson. Debussy Rhapsodie, Schmitt Legende, Villa-Lobos Fantasia, Ibert Concertino Da Camera, Marcello Oboe Concerto, Maurice Tableaux de Provence, Claude T. Smith Fantasia, Coates Saxo-rhapsody EDUCATIONAL WORK Rob has experience in giving masterclasses as well as talks about the saxophone/careers in music at schools and institutions such as Junior Guildhall School of Music.

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Rob Burton


Solo to quartet

Xhosa Cole BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2018

Fee £400-800

Saxophone

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SAMPLE PROGRAMMES 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://www.ycat.co.uk/xhosa-cole


Solo to octet Fee from £300

Lunchtime fee £300 (soloist) £250 each (duo to octet) Full fee £400 (soloist) £650-£2,100 (duo to octet)

Clarinet soloist/duo recitalist and Ensemble Mirage (chamber recitals)

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SAMPLE PROGRAMMES (Tailored from duo to octet) 1. Clarinet/Piano Duo: Classics by Brahms, Schumann, Weber, Debussy, Poulenc, Saint-Saens and Francaix, operatic fantasies and more recent masterpieces from around the world alongside English works. 2. Trios-Quartets: Trios from Beethoven & Brahms; to Mozart, Bruch & Francaix; to Bartok, Stravinsky, Poulenc and Shostakovich alongside virtuoso modern works. Quartets including Messiaen’s epic Quartet for the End of Time. 3. Clarinet Quintets:

Highly acclaimed for his imaginative From Mozart, Brahms and Weber, to unsung gems from Francaix, programming and enthusiastic recital Glazunov, Howells and more. introductions, autistic, internationally award4. Sextets-Octets: winning clarinettist Matthew Scott graduated From Dohnanyi’s masterful Sextet, with Distinction from the Royal Academy of Beethoven’s Septet to Schubert’s sublime Octet and more. Music in 2015. A former Making Music Young Artist, Countess of Munster & Park Lane Group CONCERTOS artist and Royal Overseas League Wind Finalist, Mozart (on basset clarinet), Weber he made his Wigmore solo debut in January (1/2/concertino), Spohr (1-4), Finzi, Copland, Nielsen, Francaix and 2019. Matthew is also founder/director of more, plus other solos, opera flexible chamber group Ensemble Mirage, who fantasies and arrangements. themselves are former RAM Chamber Fellows, St John's Smith Square Young Artists and Royal “remarkable talent… sensual, silky Overseas League Finalists. Matthew offers tone and virtuoso command” concertos, duo recitals and chamber recitals Evening Standard ★★★★ from trios to octets. Find Matthew and Ensemble Mirage on: London 07818 877 256 mscott@gmx.co.uk

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SAMPLE PROGRAMMES Full recital

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Boccherini: La Musica Notturna de Falla: Nana Granados: Andaluza de Falla: Asturiana Antipodes: Terra Australis Caba: Aire Indio Casseus: Dance of the Hounsies Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel Hisaishi: Laputa: Castle in the Sky Hisaishi: Howl's Moving Castle Zenamon: Reflexoes 2 Alternative Recital Mixture of solos and duos. Solo items include music by Bach, Gary Ryan, traditional Celtic and Yuquiijiro Yocoh.

Manus Noble and Jehanne Bastoni are both critically acclaimed musicians, having won EDUCATIONAL WORK numerous competitions, awards and having Duo Antipodes offer outreach if performed at many of the world's leading venues desired with every concert, with (Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Royal Festival their 'SPARK' outreach sessions. Bastoni and Noble have over 10 Hall, Purcell Room, as well as across Europe, Asia, years of teaching and masterclass Australia and New Zealand), Duo Antipodes are experience. well known for their commanding performances and friendly stage manner. The duo's programmes enthral audiences with their hugely "Remarkably self-assured... varied and diverse choice of repertoire, taking dispatched everything with them on a journey through time and continent, refined technique, kissed by across all eras of music. poetry.” The Times

Bath/London 07545 997 745 - Manus 07477 233 171- Jehanne jehanne.bastoni@hotmail.com 44

Find Duo Antipodes on: www.duoantipodes.com


Soprano duo, plus period instrumentalists

Fee from £1,200

Lunchtime fee £1,200 Full fee £1,500

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SAMPLE PROGRAMMES

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The Trials & Triumphs of Oriana: A subtly theatrical programme exploring the public and private faces of Queen Elizabeth I. It combines Renaissance music (including by Dowland, Morley and Byrd) with contemporary commissions by Fraser Wilson, using the Queens’ own words.

Known for their pure voices and trademark vocal blend, soprano duo Fair Oriana specialise in early music. With a team of period instrumentalists, they perform unique and entertaining programmes with a hint of theatre. They combine their passion for early music with a contemporary twist, sometimes the odd folk or jazz influence, and a penchant for doing things a bit differently! With a fast-growing following and exciting collaborations on the horizon, Fair Oriana are young performers 'to watch out for!'

London 07853 825 017 - Penelope 07846 630 583 - Angela fairorianaenquiries@gmail.com

Silver Baroque: An atmospheric programme on the theme of night, spanning opera, oratorio, church and theatre music, with surprise twists along the way. Including works by Handel, Purcell, Monteverdi and a new commission by Owain Park.

“Intelligence, dedication and artistry” Leo Duarte, Opera Settecento

“As close to perfect ‘early music’ singers as you can get” Andrew Benson-Wilson

Find Fair Oriana on:

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Fair Oriana

Duo


Duo

Jeremy Huw Williams & Paula Fan

Fee £900

Baritone and piano

Lunchtime and full fee

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SAMPLE PROGRAMMES The Bawdy Bard meets a Dark Lady

Photo: Chris Richards, Raphaelle Photography

Delights and surprises, musical and more, await Shakespeare as he serenades his muse with Finzi, Purcell, Vaughan Williams and Parry Man is for the Woman Made The complex relationship between Mr and Mrs is explored in the company of Purcell, Schumann, Debussy, Duparc, and Fauré. When Ivor Met Noël

In over 100 recitals together since 2013, baritone Jeremy Huw Williams and pianist Paula Fan have engaged audiences in the UK, Europe, USA, India and the Far East with their creative and communicative presentations of classical song. Jeremy – who studied at St John's College, Cambridge, at the National Opera Studio, and with April Cantelo – has starred in 70 operatic roles. Paula, who studied in Europe and the USA, tours internationally as pianist and lecturer. Together they have recorded seven CDs.

Cardiff 07771 822 545 jeremyhuw@me.com 46

Set in the Roaring Twenties, the two iconic figures of Novello and Coward cross paths in this programme of witty repartee and romantic melody. REPERTOIRE Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Mass in B Minor, Passions; Requiems by Brahms, Britten, Duruflé, Dvorak, Fauré, Mozart, Verdi; Elgar’s Apostles, Dream of Gerontius, Kingdom; Handel’s Messiah; Haydn’s Creation, Masses; Mendelssohn’s Elijah, St Paul; Orff’s Carmina Burana; Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast. EDUCATIONAL WORK The duo have presented to audiences of all ages and backgrounds, incorporating a wide range of disciplines, repertoire, and teaching techniques. Their mission is that music should speak to all.

Find Jeremy and Paula on: www.jeremyhuwwilliams.com


Richard Ormrod & Mary Hofman

Fee from £600

Piano and violin

Lunchtime fee £600 Full fee £800

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SAMPLE PROGRAMMES Programme 1 Dvorak: 4 Romances Enescu: Impressions d’enfance Kodaly: Three Hungarian Dances Brahms: D minor Violin Sonata Programme 2 Eleanor Alberga: The Wild Blue Yonder Brahms: G major Violin Sonata Bartok: Roumanian Dances Enescu: Sonata no.3 Programme 3

Richard Ormrod and Mary Hofman have performed duos together for eight years in venues across the UK as well as touring the Mediterranean, Malaysia and Cambodia. Recent projects include performances of all ten Beethoven Sonatas, alongside three new commissions, at ten venues across Wales. Their first duo recording is due to be released in September 2020 by Ty Cerdd records. When not making music they love to spend their time exploring the mountains around their home with their young daughters.

Mozart: Violin Sonata in Bb Major K.454 Prokofiev: Cinq Melodie Mozart: Sonata In A Major K.305 Prokofiev: Sonata no.2 in D major All Beethoven sonatas for violin and piano also available!

“Cool and classical; crisply articulated, unfussy and projected with rhythmic verve” London Evening Standard

“Very impressive performances. Full of passion and grace" Cambrian News

Manchester 01690 710 329 or 07912 214 294 mary.hofman@gmail.com

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Duo


Timothée Botbol & Dinara Klinton Cello and piano

Duo Fee from £500

Lunchtime fee £500 Full fee £800

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SAMPLE PROGRAMMES Programme 1 Dvorák: Waldesruhe op.68 Beethoven: Cello Sonatas no.1, op. 5 in F major Chopin: Cello Sonata op.65 Programme 2 Fauré: Elegie opus 24 Beethoven: Sonata n.5 op.102 n.2 in D major Grieg: Cello Sonata op.36

Both international prize-winners (Cleveland International Piano Competition, Auguste Aponte International Competition), cellist Timothée Botbol and pianist Dinara Klinton first appeared together in 2017 at St John’s Smith Square. Respectively involved in busy solo careers, their compelling repertoire introductions and critically-acclaimed duo performances have led to increasing demand for them to join forces in UK, France and Switzerland.

London 07470 086 492 botbolklintonduo@gmail.com 48

Programme 3 Bach: Sonata no.3 in G minor, BWV 1029 Bridge: Four Pieces for Cello and Piano Prokofiev: Sonata for cello and Piano in C major op.119

Find Find Timothée and Dinara on:

www.timotheebotbol.com/duo-botbol-klinton


Flute and harp

Fee from £600

Lunchtime fee £600 Full fee £700

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SAMPLE PROGRAMMES Evening Programme – Option A Bach: Flute Sonata BVW 1020 Nielsen: The Fog is Lifting Sibelius: Nocturne Gareth Farr: Taheke Andriessen: Intermezzo Andy Scott: Sonata William Alwyn: Naiades: Fantasy Sonata

Alena Walentin and Anne Denholm have been presenting dynamic and engaging concerts of music for flute and harp since 2016. They have performed across the UK and in Denmark, and seek to show that this versatile combination of instruments has an immense and exciting expressive range. Both are Associates of the Royal Academy of Music and enjoy prestigious careers as soloists, chamber musicians and orchestral players.

Evening Programme – Option B Bach: Flute Sonata BVW 1020 Debussy: A selection Piazzolla: L’Histoire du Tango Andy Scott: Sonata Elgar: Chansons William Alwyn: Naiades: Fantasy Sonata Lunchtime Programme – Music from the British Isles A one-hour programme of diverse and attractive music from across the British Isles. EDUCATIONAL WORK Individually, Alena and Anne have done educational work for Live Music Now, Verbier Festival, Worshipful Company of Musicians, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Open Academy and Aldeburgh Young Musicians.

“Brilliant, breathtaking, beautiful” Liston Midsummer Music

London 07702 197 987 - Alena 07791 961 818 - Anne alenaflute@gmail.com or annedenholm@hotmail.co.uk

Find Alena and Anne on:

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Walentin Denholm Duo

Duo


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early music ensemble trio • quartet • quintet “Ensemble Molière presented the French baroque with an artistic ßair that added real texture to the enjoyment of the musicÉan excellent concert.Ó

Finalists at York Early Music Competition 2017 Making Music Selected Artists 2019 www.ensemblemoliere.com ensemblemoliere@gmail.com • 07920 181 278

The Eblana String Trio

“I have greatly enjoyed the performances of the Engegard Quartet, they have a drive and enthusiasm that is infectious.”

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Eminent Norwegian String Quartet

Music Web International, August 2018

UK tours available 2020-21 For more information: Sarah C Aker Manager/Engegard Quartet • Aker Artists Management sarah@engegardquartet.com • +47 922 61 724

Diana Brekalo “A pianist to listen out for” Classical Source “A tremendously appealing soloist” Seen and Heard International “Splendid performance with the RPO” Gramophone Magazine

Making Music Selected Artists 13/14 & 17/18

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Specialising on women composers Available as concerto and recital soloist, as well as contemporary music and masterclasses


Vocals, melodeon, concertina, guitar, fiddle

Fee from £600

To be negotiated

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PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS Traditional folk music from the British Isles EDUCATIONAL WORK

Photo: Maria Alzamora

The group have led a variety of workshops on folk song, instrumental music, ensemble playing, and instrument-teaching sessions in a number of settings including folk festivals in the UK and Europe.

“Traditional folk music taken far beyond its parameters” Alan Rose, Tykes News Granny's Attic are a folk trio who play the tradition with verve, energy and their own “[Their] high-octane take on inimitable style. They play traditional songs and English folk has brought a whole tunes from the British Isles alongside self-penned new audience to the genre” material. Formed in 2009, they have since The Irish Times played at clubs and festivals up and down the country, and have been heralded for their lively performances and delivery, and selection of traditional songs.

Granny's Attic are available for pre-recorded virtual videos.

Leeds/Southampton/Bromyard 07547 323 928 band@grannysattic.org.uk

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Granny's Attic

Trio


Rosie Hood Trio Vocals, tenor guitar melodeon, fiddle

Trio Fee from £500 See page 30

PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS Traditional and contemporary English folk songs EDUCATIONAL WORK

Photo: Caroline Hood

Rosie has worked with young people, particularly those with special needs, as well as delivering musical work in care homes and leading festival workshops. Nicola runs the Folk Factory for children and adults in Sheffield as well as teaching fiddle, piano and guitar, and Lucy teaches the melodeon.

Former BBC Performing Arts Fellow and Horizon "Rural ballads and poetic class” Folk Award nominee, folk singer/songwriter The Guardian Rosie Hood is known for her strong, pure voice and captivating performances as well as being “She [Rosie] has a magical voice, one third of The Dovetail Trio. Bringing an awareness of her roots, a outstanding musicianship and a deep sense of fun on stage, and of understanding of traditional, Lucy Huzzard and course, makes the most Nicola Beazley’s sensitive playing combines marvellous music” RnR perfectly with Rosie’s voice, skilfully lifting each song. Together the Rosie Hood Trio perform reworkings of traditional English songs as well as original material, touching on politics, struggle, women and unheard stories.

Sheffield 07891 175 677 rosiehoodmusic@gmail.com 52

Find the Rosie Hood Trio on:

www.rosiehood.co.uk


Violins, viola, cello

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

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SAMPLE PROGRAMMES Evening 1: Dances and Dissonance Mozart: String Quartet No.16 in E-flat major Janacek: String Quartet No.2 ‘Intimate Letters’ Mendelssohn: Capriccio in E minor Op.81 No.3 Kapustin: String Quartet No.1 Op.88 Evening 2: Time Suspended Beethoven: String Quartet in D major op.18 no.3 Dutilleux: Ainsi la Nuit Ravel: String Quartet in F major

The Alkyona Quartet present fresh imaginative interpretations of both well-known and hidden gems of the string quartet repertoire. They are well known for their warm connection to audiences and vivacious performances. The quartet love collaborations across the arts. Their projects are as vibrant and memorable as their ‘Kingfisher’ namesake. Tunnell Trust Award Holders 2020/21 and winners of 2019 Royal College of Music String Quartet Competition, they perform UK wide, and have upcoming tours in Holland and Scotland. Alkyona Quartet are able to offer flexible, inventive programming to suit needs for inperson or livestreamed events.

Lunchtime: Song of the Dark Forest Shostakovich: Two pieces for Quartet op.36a Borodin: ‘Song of The Dark Forest’ arr. Zucchi Borodin: String Quartet in D major no.2 EDUCATIONAL WORK The quartet is very experienced in giving masterclasses, delivering interactive performances and organising workshops for educational events of all ages and abilities including SEND.

“... a superb ensemble, beautifully matched, colourful, sensitive and full of energy and a really communicative spirit." Daniel Rowland, violinist and professor, Royal College of Music

London 07985 936 392 alkyonaquartet@gmail.com henrisshed@msn.com

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Alkyona Quartet

Quartet


Quartet

Barbican Quartet

Fee £1,500

Violins, viola, cello

Full and lunchtime fee

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SAMPLE PROGRAMMES Programme 1 Mozart: Quartet kv 589 Ligeti: Quartet no.1 Brahms: Quartet no.2 Programme 2 Haydn: Quartet op.50 no.4 Bartok: 2nd Quartet Beethoven: Quartet op.132 Programme 3

Photo: Andrej Grilc

Haydn: Quartet op.76 no.1 Dutilleux: Ainsi La Nuit Beethoven: Quartet op.59 no.1 EDUCATIONAL WORK The ensemble members have each done outreach work at London schools and internationally.

The Barbican String Quartet is an exciting young ensemble establishing themselves internationally. Acclaimed for their 'gusto, comradeship and sharp attack' (The Times), the quartet was formed at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Winners of the “...blazing and unusually forthright 2019 Joseph Joachim International Chamber Music performance” The Telegraph Competition and 2018 St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition, they have appeared in such festivals as the Montreal International String Quartet Academy and IMS Prussia Cove, and also undertaken a residency in Aldeburgh in 2017. Their performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 as part of the Barbican Total Immersion and BBC Proms.

London 07845 450 123 – Yoanna Prodanova 07534 091 072 – Amarins Wierdsma barbicanquartet@gmail.com amarins_wierdsma@hotmail.com 54

Find the Barbican Quartet on:

www.barbicanquartet.com


Violins, viola, cello, piano

Fee from £1,200

Lunchtime fee £1,200 Full fee £1,500

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SAMPLE PROGRAMMES An Evening in Vienna Mozart: Piano Quartet in Eb, K493 Dohnányi: Serenade or Schubert String Trio D581 Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor, op.25 Brahms and the Schumanns Brahms: Piano Quartet in C minor, op.60 Brahms: Intermezzo op.117 no.1 Brahms Scherzo Clara Schumann: Three Romances (viola, violin and cello with piano) Schumann: Piano Quartet in E flat op. 47 Les Parisiennes

The Primrose Piano Quartet is regarded as one of the UK’s leading chamber ensembles. Their busy performing schedule includes regular appearances at London’s major concert halls and on Radio 3 with recent tours abroad to Portugal, Romania, Austria, Germany, Bulgaria and Denmark. Their acclaimed discography features neglected British masterworks and commissions by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Anthony Payne, with their most recent CD of Brahms quartets recorded in Vienna on period pianos. Their own festival is now in its tenth year.

London and Birmingham 01424 893 598 or 07808 137 817 stanzeleit_s@hotmail.co.uk susannestanzeleit@gmail.com

Fauré: Piano Quartet no.2 in G minor Francaix: String Trio Chausson: Piano Quartet EDUCATIONAL WORK The quartet members are highly experienced teachers at colleges, summer courses and schools, and they often link schools workshops with concerts. Extensive details of educational activities can be found on their website.

“Inspired music played with complete control, imagination and deep insight, well-judged balance and ensemble - a truly satisfying performance.” The Times Find the Primrose Piano Quartet on:

www.primrosepianoquartet.org.uk www.westmeonmusic.co.uk/index.html 55

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Primrose Piano Quartet

Quartet


Artisti con brio Violin, viola, cello, piano

Duo to octet Fee from £400-£1,500

(duo to octet) See page 30 SAMPLE PROGRAMMES Music and words Martinu: Madrigals H313 for violin and viola Schubert: 'Death and the Maiden' quartet Schoenberg: 'Transfigurated Night' Op.4 String Sextet Insired by the homeland Photo: John Linford

Dvorak: Sonatina in G major op.100 Kodaly: Adagio Debussy: Sonata in G minor L148 Turina: Sonata Española Bartok: Romanian Dances Youthful creations

Artisti con brio was created in 2013 to bring together musicians who have worked together previously, who dreamed of sharing their passion for music with each other and their audiences. The vision: to develop a platform where musicians have the freedom and inspiration to explore music, performing in flexible numbers mainly duos, trios and quintets. Their debut was in William Walton Foundation, Ischia. In 2020 Artisti con Brio started a residency at Candid Arts Trust (London), presenting a weekly concert series.

Handel/Halvorsen: Passacaglia in G minor for violin and cello Mozart: Quintet no.1 in B flat major Mendelssohn: Octet op.20 in E flat major EDUCATIONAL WORK Artisti con Brio is available for interactive performances, school workshops and chamber music coaching.

“played with panache and impressive musicality by Artisti con Brio” John Upson, Penrith Music Club

Find Artisti con brio on: London 07826 258 678 artisticonbrio@gmail.com 56

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Bella Tromba

Fee £1,350

Brass

Lunchtime and full fee

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SAMPLE PROGRAMMES Best of British Music by John Bull, Henry Purcell, Malcolm Arnold, Benjamin Britten and Judith Bingham. A Fine Romance Original works by George Enescu and Eric Satie alongside virtuosic arrangements of Bizet and Tchaikovsky. Plus, our special selection of sultry jazz standards. Festive Feel

Award-winning chamber ensemble Bella Tromba present original works for brass, transcriptions and arrangements that showcase the rich sound of the trumpet. Performing on a range of specialist instruments including the piccolo trumpet, bass trumpet and flugelhorn, Bella Tromba has achieved plaudits from across the music industry, including an invitation to perform at the International Women’s Brass Conference.

Trumpet tunes, marches and dances from the Renaissance to the modern day. EDUCATIONAL WORK Bella Tromba’s engaging masterclasses have been a regular feature of the ensembles profile for over ten years. They have performed workshops for the Royal Opera House, Henley and Cheltenham Festival.

Classic FM and BBC Radio 3’s In Tune have featured Bella Tromba, and they have performed sold out shows at Cheltenham, Henley and St David’s Festivals.

Find Bella Tromba on: London 01306 5000 22 - Jo Harris Joharris707@hotmail.com

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Ensemble


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Antonina Suhanova Since 2017, the London-based pianist and 2019 Making Music PDGYA award winner has appeared in Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre, Southbank Centre, as well as on international stages in the USA, Asia and across Europe.

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Recorders, baroque violin, baroque cello, harpsichord, highland dancer

Fee from £600

Lunchtime fee £600 (£750 with dancer) Full fee £800 (£1,000 with dancer)

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SAMPLE PROGRAMMES Full of the Highland Humours This collaborative programme takes listeners on a whirlwind journey into the heart of 18th century Scotland, through infectious folk melodies and new choreography from Highland dancer Kathleen Gilbert. The Society of the Temple of Apollo This instrumental programme explores the music of this colourful group of Italian and Scots composers surrounding Londonbased Scottish virtuoso cellist and publisher James Oswald.

Ensemble Hesperi is a dynamic Early Music ensemble of RCM graduates, dedicated to showcasing the infectious charm and dazzling virtuosity of 18th century music through imaginative programming and cross-art form collaboration. In 2019, the ensemble, with dancer Kathleen Gilbert, toured ‘The Pheasant’s Eye’, a project celebrating Scottish Baroque music and Highland dance, supported by Arts Council England. Among other successes, they were selected as Britten Pears Young Artists for 2020. The ensemble can provide its own excellent harpsichord for performances.

Sweet and Unaffected Notes An instrumental programme of late Baroque ‘galant’ music, exploring the charming airs and graces of a musical style which foreshadowed the playful clarity and transparency of Mozart. EDUCATIONAL WORK Several members of the ensemble are Live Music Now musicians, and regularly deliver enjoyable interactive educational sessions in schools and residential care settings, based around Scottish music and dance.

“Ensemble Hesperi, like the jolly band of some great Laird, embody high-quality Baroque Scottish music” Andrew Connal, Brighton Latest London 07895 110 469 ensemblehesperi@gmail.com

Find Ensemble Hesperi on:

www.ensemblehesperi.com 59

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Ensemble Hesperi

Ensemble


NYJO Ambassadors Jazz ensemble

Sextet Fee £525–£1,200 plus VAT

(2-6 players) See page 30

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.

London 020 7494 1733 info@nyjo.org.uk 60

Find NYJO on:

www.nyjo.org.uk


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 Conservatoire www.leedsconservatoire.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 https://thetilletttrust.org.uk/tillett-debut-scheme 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 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 61

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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.

Alex has exceptional gifts communicating the particular character of each song, whether the haunting poignancy of Butterworth’s ‘Is my team ploughing?’ or the flippant dexterity of Coward’s ‘Mad dogs and Englishmen’, Alex Poulton knows how to point the words. The capacity audience at The Spring Arts Centre loved his wide ranging and satisfying recital.

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Trio Volant ~ Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon Varied recital programmes tailored to your individual requirements “A diverse recital full of character and delivered with flair…” Friends of Northern Chamber Orchestra “This Trio flew through their repertoire with agility, virtuosic aerobatics and a variety of moods.”

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Florian Mitrea

Fees from £350

Described by Martha Argerich as an outstanding young pianist, Florian Mitrea is a laureate of some of the biggest international piano competitions, including ARD Munich, Hamamatsu, and Glasgow.

Concerto repertoire includes all Mozart concerti, all Beethoven concerti, Grieg, Tchaikovsky no. 1, Prokofiev no. 3, Ravel G major, and Rachmaninov no. 2.

https://florianmitrea.uk florian@florianmitrea.uk Tel.: 07545067508

‘Stupendous virtuosity!’ (Süddeutsche Zeitung) ‘Phenomenal precision throughout!’ (The Herald) ‘… an illuminating performance of Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ Concerto’ (Classical Source) ‘… phenomenal technique and ravishing musical intelligence’ (The Cambridge Independent)


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