Selected artists - 2017

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SELECTED ARTISTS Outstanding musicians specially chosen for Making Music members

Young Artists 2017–19 Selected Artists 2018–19


Subsidies and Advice

03 Selected Artists 2018–19


About the Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artists

04 Sources of affordable artists and other financial support


Young Artists 2017–19


Index of Young Artists 2017–19 Matilda Lloyd

05 Rosanna Rolton


Florian Mitrea

07 Emily Sun


Jonathan Radford

08 Luba Tunnicliffe


St Martin's Winner 2017

Zelkova Quartet


Index of Selected Artists 2018–19

Lady Maisery


17 Louise Thomson Anthony Brown and Leo Nicholson 19 Marmen Quartet Alma

Borealis Saxophone Quartet Boxwood and Brass Divertimenti Ensemble Emma Smith Jazz Ensembles Emmanuel Despax

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29 Palisander 47 49 31 Rautio Piano Trio 33 Richard Uttley 35 Shiner–Kim Duo

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Gildas Quartet

36 Shiry Rashkovsky 37 Trio Goya


Holly Cook and Helen Nicholas

38 Willshire Piano Duo


Endymion Fenella Humphreys Fieri Consort

Cover photo: Willshire Piano Duo by Marc Gascoigne


25 Nicola Hands and Jonathan Pease 45 46 27 NYJO Ambassadors

Brook Street Band

Index of Advertisers The Aurora Ensemble 24 The Bach Players 10 Blondel 10 The Bridge Quartet 26 2

21 Matthew Scott and Friends 23 Michael Foyle


Concentus VII Consone Quartet Cullin Sound Diana Brekalo Duo Armande Duo Dorado Eblana String Trio

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Engegård Quartet 24 English Folk Dance 48 and Song Society Fontanella 32 Help Musicians 58 Jane Booth 34 Laurence Perkins 28

What is the Selected Artists Guide? This guide is produced annually to assist members in sourcing excellent, affordable musicians and ensembles: as recitalists for promoting groups or as soloists for performing groups. The Selected Artists (page 16) have been recommended by the Making Music members who form the Selected Artists Panel. We are grateful to Dr Christopher Fifield, its Chair, and his co–volunteers: Jean Richards and George Wolfe in particular, plus Kumi Smith–Gordon, Alexandra Scott and Stephen Leeder. The two folk ensembles have been selected in association with the English Folk Dance and Song Society, the two jazz artists through the Worshipful Company of Musicians, and the Zelkova Quartet are winners of the St Martin–in– the–Fields Chamber Music competition. The six Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artists (page 4) have been chosen through auditions by a distinguished panel of experienced musicians. About Making Music Since 1935, Making Music has championed leisure–time music groups across the UK with practical services, artistic development opportunities and by providing a collective voice for its members. We now represent over 3,200

The Leading Ladies Madeleine Mitchell Martinů Piano Trio Millbrook Ensemble Moricosta String Trio Music of the Spheres Ensemble

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Contents What is the Selected Artists Guide? 03 About Selected Artists

Subsidies and Advice The P&DG Young Artists are available for members with a large subsidy, and the Zelkova Quartet at a fixed fee of £1,000 for the first 12 engagements. The Artist Expenses Subsidy, available to smaller and more geographically remote promoting members, helps compensate for larger travelling expenses. In addition, the new Selected Artists Subsidy (see page 16) is available to smaller promoting members on bookings for the Selected Artists in this guide. Find out more and apply at Finally, our website also features a wide range of resources, including new guidance on email marketing, social media and creating a website. Ben Saffell Membership and Services Manager, Making Music groups made up of around 170,000 musicians of all types, genres and abilities. We help them run their group so they can get on with making music! 020 7939 6030

Passacaglia 32 Piva 18 The Pleyel Ensemble 10 Polaris 32 Prince Bishops Brass 18 Shulah Oliver 34 Silva Duo 26

The Thorne Trio Upbeat Classical William Howard Young Classical Artists Trust

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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. St Martin’s Chamber Music Competition (page 13) Run as a partnership between Making Music and St Martin–in–the–Fields, the competition winner, an outstanding and rising young ensemble, is available for Making Music members to engage at a fixed fee of £250 per performer for the first 12 engagements. 4

How to book P&DG Young Artists Contact the administrator, Alexandra Scott (call 01782 638 092 or email, to check a subsidy is available. Once this is confirmed, book the artist as you usually would. Once the artist is booked, contact the administrator once more to pass on the date of the concert. Following the engagement, pay the artist(s), then claim the subsidy. If you would like to pay the artist more than £250, it is fine to do so, but please note the subsidy remains the same. Please note you can only claim a subsidy for one P&DG Young Artist in this guide. 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.

How to book St Martin's artists Proceed to book as you would with any other artist. The ensemble is available for a fixed fee of £250 per artist (plus travel and accommodation), applicable to the first 12 engagements, so check eligibility before you confirm a booking. Contact Alexandra Scott on 01782 638092 or email


See full repertoire details at RECITAL PROGRAMMES 1. Telemann Heroic Marches; Honegger Intrada; Glazunov Albumblatt; Antheil Sonata; Goedicke Concert Étude Op. 49. 2. Bach arr. Allen Chen Concerto in D (after Vivaldi) BWV972; Enescu Légende; Pilss Sonata; Gershwin Three Preludes. 3. Swayne Sangre Viva; Damase Trois prieres sans paroles; Françaix Sonatine; Hovhaness Prayer of St. Gregory; Pritchard Seven Halts on the Somme.

Tom Porteous

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 top–flight soloists for their concert series. Each year the award is presented to some of the UK’s brightest young musicians. Making Music then offers these Young Artists for subsidised engagements to its member groups, which pay the artist (and the accompanist where appropriate) a set fee of £250 each and claim £150 in subsidy for a solo artist or £250 where an accompanist is required.

Matilda Lloyd


Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artists

Fee £250 Trumpet

Subsidy available. See page 4.

Matilda is in her final year reading Music at CONCERTOS Trinity College, Cambridge and has been Torelli, Neruda, Haydn, Hummel awarded a scholarship to study at the Royal Arutiunian, Pakhmutova. Other: Academy of Music in September. She made her Handel's Messiah and Hallelujah. BBC Proms solo debut in July 2016 with the BBC EDUCATIONAL WORK Philharmonic, and performed live on BBC Radio Matilda has led many 'Inspire' 3’s In Tune Proms Special; she is also a Park Lane workshops for the National Youth Young Artist. In 2014, Matilda won the BBC Orchestra. She also gives workshops in primary schools Young Musician of the Year Brass Final and the around the country with her trumpet BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award and was the quartet and the BOLD AS quintet. Principal Trumpet of the EUYO in 2016, having previously held the role in the NYO. “The truly memorable artist on the bill is Matilda Lloyd... She’s remarkable.” Daily Telegraph

Tonbridge 07748589758

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Florian Mitrea

The Four Seasons


See full repertoire details at RECITAL PROGRAMMES

Performed by

CUILLIN SOUND Four of Britain’s leading players perform Vivaldi’s timeless classic in a new virtuoso edition for woodwinds, in a unique multimedia concert performance with beautiful projected images by some of Britain’s leading landscape photographers. The programme also includes seasons-inspired solo pieces by Peter Maxwell Davies, Arthur Honegger, David Bedford and Luciano Berio (alternative solo pieces can be included in your programme if requested)

Promoter information (webpage not accessible to general public) prominfo There is a short video with excerpts from Cuillin Sound Four Seasons on this webpage

Direct contact details:

Email: Telephone: 07971 196860 Colin Blamey - Promoter Liaison

CUILLIN SOUND Artistic Director: Laurence Perkins

Hidekazu Kurumiya

Inspiring music and images


Fee £250 Piano

Subsidy available. See page 4.

Double laureate at both the 2015 Hamamatsu and 2014 ARD International Competitions, Romanian born British pianist Florian Mitrea was a recent prizewinner at the 2016 RNCM’s James Mottram and Verona International Competitions. He has performed at King’s Place, St John Smith Square, Colston Hall, and abroad at the Bavarian Radio, Seoul Arts Centre, Bunka Kaikan Hall in Tokyo and the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest. Florian has played with the Philharmonia in London, Collegium Musicum in Basel and George Enescu Philharmonic in Bucharest. He is also a highly experienced chamber musician and recently had his Dartington Festival recital with violinist Chloë Hanslip broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Hatfield, Hertfordshire 07545 067508

1. Beethoven Sonata Op. 53 ‘Waldstein’; Rachmaninov Two Preludes Op. 32 No. 10 and Op. 32 No. 5; Schubert Sonata in A minor D784; Prokofiev Sonata in A major No. 6. 2. Liszt Ballade No. 2 in B minor; Debussy Pour le piano suite; Liszt Piano Sonata in B minor. 3. All–Mozart Programme Fantasy in D minor K397 and Rondo in D major K485; Sonata in D major K284 ‘Dürnitz– Sonate’; Fantasy in C minor K457; Sonata in C minor K475. CONCERTO Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Grieg and Prokofiev.

EDUCATIONAL WORK Florian teaches at the Royal Academy of Music and King's College London, and offers outreach and workshops through Live Music Now.

“Stupendous virtuosity. Huge, well–deserved applause.” Süddeutsche Zeitung Find Florian on: 7



Rosanna Rolton




1. Debussy Rhapsodie; Silvestrini Études; Grieg Sonata Op. 8; Vitali Chaconne; Maurice Tableaux de Provence; Matita Devil’s Rag. 2. De Falla Danse Espagnole; Caplet Impressions d’Automne; Lauba Jungle; Albéniz Suite Española; Villa–Lobos Fantasia; Milhaud Scaramouche. 3. Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue, Three Preludes; Mussorgsky Il Vecchio Castello; Muczynski Sonata; Itturalde Pequeña Czarda; Wiedoeft Sax–O–Phun.

1. French Connections Debussy Arabesques, Clair De Lune; Fauré Une Châtelaine; Saint–Saëns Fantaisie; Renié Pièce symphonique. 2. Breaking Boundaries Bach Suite No. 1; Scarlatti Sonata in F minor; Spohr Fantaisie; Berio Sequenza II; Chopin 'Aeolian Harp', Fantaisie Impromptu; Smetana The Moldau. 3. Tales from the Harp Galeotti Fantaisie; Mendelssohn Venetian Gondola Songs Op. 19 and Op. 30; Renié Ballade Fantastique.


CONCERTOS Caplet, Creston, Debussy, Decruck, Ibert, Glazounov, Larsson, Martin, Maurice, Schmitt, Tomasi, Villa–Lobos, Williams and Yoshimatsu.

EDUCATIONAL WORK Jonathan regularly gives workshops and masterclasses and performs frequently in schools, hospitals and hospices.

“The most gifted saxophonist of his generation.” Richard Ingham

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See full repertoire details at

Eric Oliveira


London 07986 913559

Subsidy available. See page 4.


See full repertoire details at

Jonathan has performed throughout Europe in many prestigious venues including the Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Grieg Hall and Philharmonie de Paris, and has appeared in broadcasts on Radio France. Educated at Chetham’s School of Music and Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSMDP), Jonathan will continue his studies at the Royal College of Music on the Artist Diploma course as the 2017/18 Mills Williams Junior Fellow. Recent achievements include a Maisie Lewis award by The Musicians’ Company, a star award from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and a senior soloist award from the Hattori Foundation.

Fee £250 Harp


Jonathan Radford

Fee £250 Saxophone

Subsidy available.See page 4.

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 CONCERTOS regular recitals throughout the UK and abroad, Debussy, Gliere, Ginestera, with recent appearances at Wigmore Hall and the Handel, Mozart, Rodrigo. Three Choirs Festival, and a return to the Royal Festival Hall. Rosanna’s debut CD of Italian EDUCATIONAL WORK baroque sonatas will be released soon on the Rosanna has given workshops in primary schools as part of the RCM Tactus label. A prize–winner in the Camac Harp Sparks Programme and also in Competition and twice winner of the RCM Harp conjunction with IntoUniversity. Competition, Rosanna is also principal harpist of the European Union Youth Orchestra, with whom “Rosanna revealed extraordinary she has toured to many of Europe's major concert talent and technical control of venues. She is currently studying for her Masters the instrument.” degree at the Royal College of Music with Ieuan Suoni d’Arpa, Italy Jones and Marisa Robles. West Sussex 07948 255497

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Emily Sun

Fee £250 Violin

Subsidy available. See page 4.


See full repertoire details at

John Zhang Photography


“You are doing a most fantastic job…people just love your music” Eva Koch-Schulte, Creative Programming Producer at Historic Royal Palaces

Cted sele ts is Art


Pleyel Ensemble Passionate about chamber music Travel back in time! Drop in on a bustling medieval town square, renaissance banquet or seventeenth century dance hall. Engaging, chatty performances of ceremonial fanfares, intimate chansons, and catchy dances. “An excellent, informative and fascinating concert! Definitely an ensemble I should engage again” Ambrose Miller, Artistic Director King’s Lynn Festival


CPGA seleCted Artists 2016-17

Emily Sun is the 2016 Gold Medal winner of the Royal Overseas League Competition, the first violinist to win since 1981. She is pursuing an Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music studying with Itzhak Rashkovsky, and has won all major Australian violin competitions, as well as international competitions including Rodolfo Lipizer International Competition and Brahms International Competition. Emily regularly performs with major orchestras globally, and in venues such as Wigmore Hall, Sydney Opera House, Auditorium du Louvre Paris and Tchaikovsky Great Hall Moscow.

1. Schubert Violin Sonata in G minor D408; Strauss Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat major Op. 18; Wieniawski Variations on an Original Theme Op. 15. 2. Mozart Violin Sonata in E minor K304; Fauré Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in A major Op. 13; Stravinsky Divertimento (1934). 3. Stravinsky Suite Italienne from Pulcinella; Elgar Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor Op. 82; Frolov Concert Fantasy on theme’s from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess Op. 19. CONCERTOS Bruch, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Vivaldi, Bartók, Beethoven, Saint–Saëns, Barber, Dvorák, Mendelssohn, ˇ Mozart, Prokofiev, Lalo, Chausson.

EDUCATIONAL WORK Emily has led workshops for Great Torrington School, St Cuthbert and St Matthias School, Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Beaminster Festival.

Strings, Wind & Piano..Duos to Octets

“Enthralling & Exciting”

tel: 0161 976 5955

London 07428 148626

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Luba Tunnicliffe

Fee £250 Viola

Subsidy available. See page 4.

“Concentus VII capture the simple directness of this idyllic music”

BBC Radio 3 CD Review


See full repertoire details at

Book a visit to a seventeenth century villa or an eighteenth century salon and enjoy a captivating performance of intimate, virtuosic and experimental music composed for the delight of friends, family and colleagues.


Early Music Review

Alessandro Tear

“What a privilege it must have been to be a member of such a club, if the performances there were anything approaching the quality of these!”

Luba Tunnicliffe studied with David Takeno and Pavlo Beznosiuk at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and with Simone Jandl at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, Berlin. She has performed recitals at the Royal Festival Hall and St John's Smith Square and appeared twice on BBC Radio 3's In Tune and made her debut as concerto soloist with the Philharmonia Orchestra in June 2016. Luba has received awards from the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, Help Musicians UK, the Worshipful Company of Musicians, the Stephen Bell Charitable Trust, the Hattori Foundation, the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.

London 07846 786020 12

1. Edwin Roxburgh Ricercare; Bach Suite No. 3 BWV1009; Schumann Märchenbilder; Rachmaninov arr. Borisovsky Sonata for Cello in G minor. 2. Bach Gamba Sonata BWV1028; Adrian Williams Toccata, Romance and Miniature Variations; Schumann Fantasiestücke; Vieuxtemps Cappricio; Rebecca Clarke Sonata. 3. Enescu Konzertstück; Bach Chaconne BWV1004; Prokofiev arr. Borisovsky Selected pieces from Romeo and Juliet Op. 64; Britten Lachrymae; Brahms Sonata Op. 120 No. 2. CONCERTOS Walton, Bartók (arr. Serly), Bowen, Schnittke, Hoffmeister, Mozart, Bruch, Telemann.

EDUCATIONAL WORK Luba is an experienced teacher and is keen to conduct educational workshops and give masterclasses in schools.

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Zelkova Quartet

Duo Dorado

Caroline Pether first violin Ed Pether second violin

• Stunning gold-leaf harpsichord and violin • Selected artists 2015-16 • Sparkling baroque music, lively presentation • Affordable, flexible rates

Fee £1200 String Quartet

For first 12 engagements, see page 4.

Alex Mitchell viola Jonathan Pether cello

PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS 1. Haydn String Quartet in D, ˇ String Op. 20 No. 4; Janácek Quartet No. 2 'Intimate Letters'; Beethoven String Quartet in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2 'Razumovsky'. 2. Mozart String Quartet in G, K387; Bartók String Quartet No. 1; Brahms String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 51 No. 2. 3. Debussy String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10; Thomas Adès The Four Quarters; Schubert String Quartet in A minor, D804 'Rosamunde'. EDUCATIONAL WORK The Quartet has delivered

‘Assured and stylish’ Early Music Review ‘Charming!’ BBC Radio 3

The Zelkova Quartet was formed in workshops to groups of primary school children, usually in an Manchester in 2010 and has been playing in assembly setting, and some its current formation since 2016. All the members have additional members are former students at the Royal experience working with smaller size groups on creative projects. Northern College of Music. The group's work revolves around the incredibly rich and diverse “Watch out for Zelkova Quartet quartet repertoire, aiming to capture the who played Brahms with head, revolutionary spirit of its most important heart, muscle and a rare unity of messengers, from Haydn’s early development purpose and had me twitching of the form to the latest contemporary works. in my seat.” The Quartet has commissioned and performed Andrew Mellor, work from both well–established and Gramophone, Opera, New Statesman emerging composers. Recently the Quartet was awarded the main prize at the 2017 St Martin's Chamber Music Competition. 07951 645741 14

Manchester 07525 141423 15

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Selected Artists The artists on the following pages are selected by the Selected Artists Panel (SAP) based on various criteria, including reports from a team of listeners. The listeners use four main criteria: overall musicianship, engagement with the audience, presentation of artist(s) and their own reaction to the performance. Having assessed a range of information, the SAP makes final decisions with a view to selecting high quality artists across a range of repertoire, ensemble type and size. Selected Artists subsidy We are pleased to introduce a brand new subsidy of £100 towards the booking fee of any Selected Artists in this brochure. • The £100 subsidy is only available to promoting groups with an income under £14.5K/year. •

There are 35 subsidies available, limited to one per member group.

The booking subsidy can be used in conjunction with the Artist Expenses Subsidy (page 3) but please note that the latter is only available to groups with an income under £7.2K/year.


Alma Emily Askew, John Dipper fiddle Adrian Lever guitarist Jazz and Folk Artists This year we are pleased to announce the inclusion of two jazz and folk ensembles. The folk artists were selected in association with the English Folk Dance and Song Society, and the jazz artists in association with the Worshipful Company of Musicians. Fees We ask artists for advantageous rates but it is always worth contacting them to discuss fees. We also have booking subsidies available this year (see below). Fees quoted do not include expenses but do include VAT where appropriate. How do you get the subsidy? • All subsidies must be requested in advance of the performance via an online form (see web link below). •

They will be allocated on a first–come, first–served basis (in order of request made, not the date of the actual performance).

Once the performance has taken place, contact us to claim the subsidy.

PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS Alma does not offer specific programmes. However the group covers a wide range of European fiddle music styles so it may be possible to arrange a slight bias toward, for example, a more English or Scadinavian or Eastern European set, if required. EDUCATIONAL WORK

Alma brings together award–winning fiddlers John Dipper and Emily Askew with guitarist Adrian Lever. Inspired by fiddle traditions from England and across the world, at the heart of Alma's music is the joyful sound of fiddles playing in harmony. Each member brings their own style and influences, including John’s work with Chris Wood in the English Acoustic Collective, Emily’s experience in early music (The Dufay Collective, Shakespeare’s Globe, Glyndebourne), and Adrian’s knowledge of Eastern European music working with Arhai and Horses Brawl.

Members of Alma are all highly–experienced individual and group teachers/workshop leaders. As a band their workshops focus on traditional playing styles looking at ornamentation, rhythm and accompaniment.

“Dexterity and virtuosity are balanced by elegance of phrasing in a keen recording of joyous presence.” FRoots

Find out more and request a subsidy at St Albans 07867 505456

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About Selected Artists

Fee £700 Folk

Subsidy available. See page 16.

Fee £600 Duo

Anthony Brown and Leo Nicholson

Music of the Renaissance

Anthony Brown saxophone

Subsidy available. See page 16.

Leo Nicholson piano

“Inspirational - Fantastic - Entertaining” PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS 1. Gershwin Three Preludes; Rodgers and Hammerstein My Favourite Things; Sondheim By The Sea; Richard Rodney Bennett Sonata. 2. Ravel Piece en Forme de Habanera; Bach Flute Sonata; Piazzolla La muerte del Angel; Bizet Carmen Fantasy. 3. Saint–Saëns Oboe Sonata; Turnage Two Elegies Framing a Shout; Messiaen Vocalise Etude; Debussy Children’s Corner.

For enquiries and bookings: 07812 645460 “If you have the chance to hear Piva, jump at it"

Voluntary Arts Ireland

“Inspirational music making”

Frodsham Music and Arts

Benjamin Harte

Consort music from across 16ᵗ� century Europe. Bringing their own unique take to the music of the past, Piva make it music to be played for today!


Anthony and Leo have been performing together for five years, winning two national competitions (Haverhill Sinfonia, Bromsgrove International Music Competition) and prestigious awards on five different young artist schemes (WCOM, Making Music, Hattori Foundation, Tillett Trust and PLG). They have performed extensively throughout the country to critical acclaim from the press and music society members. Notable performances include Wigmore Hall, St Martin–in–the–Fields concerts and Purcell Room (Southbank Centre).

Rochdale 07849 187649 18

Having both worked for Live Music Now, Anthony and Leo are experienced in providing exciting, stimulating workshops for children and adults.

“Outstanding young saxophonist.” The Times

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Borealis Saxophone Quartet Alastair Penman soprano sax Gillian Blair alto sax

Fee £1000 Sax

Subsidy available. See page 16.

Victoria Puttock tenor sax Daniel White baritone sax

PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS 1. Sax Evolution Original works for saxophone quartet including music by Singelée, Glazunov, Bozza and Maslanka. 2. By Special Arrangement Well– known works by Gershwin, Piazzolla, Barber and Bach. 3. Best of British British works including BSQ commissions by Gary Carpenter, Tom Harrold and Lucy Armstrong. Simon Bray


The Borealis Saxophone Quartet is an award– winning ensemble which formed in 2010 at the Royal Northern College of Music. Its members are Park Lane Group, BBC Introducing and Live Music Now Artists. Previous performances include recitals at the BBC Proms, St Martin–in– the–Fields, Bridgewater Hall, Kings Place and the Purcell Room. Its debut album The North has been described as 'wonderfully varied, full–blooded and often rather edgy' (Planet Hugill) and features works commissioned and arranged by the Quartet.

Manchester/London 07549 210329 20

The members of the Quartet are Live Music Now Artists and are available to give workshops and masterclasses to all ages and abilities.

“A cast–iron rule is to play every piece as if you really, really love it. The Borealis Saxophone Quartet played ball impeccably.” The Times

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From £1375 Early Music

Boxwood & Brass Rachel Chaplin, Nicola Barbagli oboe Emily Worthington, Fiona Mitchell clarinet Anneke Scott, Kate Goldsmith horn

Options from 5–9 players. Subsidy available. See page 16.

Robert Percival, Takako Kunugi bassoon Jacqueline Dossor double bass

PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS 1. Roots of Romanticism Intimate 18th century chamber music from the group's CD by Tausch, Stamitz and Crusell. 2. Extraordinary Arrangements The operatic and symphonic music of Mozart and Beethoven in 18th century versions for winds. 3. Viennese Harmoniemusik Party like a Hapsburg Prince with Serenades and Partitas by Mozart, Hummel, Krommer, and Beethoven. EDUCATIONAL WORK

Praised for its ‘spectacular playing’ and ‘wonderfully compelling sound', Boxwood & Brass is a 'Harmonie'; the wind ensemble beloved by Mozart and Beethoven and found in every court of 18th century Europe. Following historical practice, the group combines original works, adaptations of classical masterpieces and newly– commissioned music, in innovative and illuminating programmes illustrated with informative spoken commentary. Boxwood & Brass has broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, and received unanimous critical acclaim for its debut CD Music for a Prussian Salon.

West Yorkshire and London 07764 944859 22

Hugely experienced teachers and public speakers, Boxwood & Brass can design workshops, talks and instrument demonstrations for any audience or group.

“Button–bright...performed with spirit and vigour.” Gramophone

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The Aurora Ensemble Music for Wind Quintet Piano and Winds Winds and Strings

Brook Street Band

Engegård Quartet

Rachel Harris, Farran Scott baroque violin Tatty Theo baroque cello Carolyn Gibley harpsichord

Dynamic internationally acclaimed quartet from Norway

Fee £1400–1700 Early Music

Harpsichord provision negotiable. Subsidy available. See page 16.

Lisete da Silva Bull baroque flute/recorder Nicki Kennedy soprano

“Their performances live in the moment; they´re colourful, fluently paced and feel entirely spontaneous”



“dazzling precision and infectious wit…a superb team, brilliantly accomplished, and I long to hear more of them” ««««« Financial Times - 07885 540 950

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 Winner of numerous national - and international piano competitions

Planned UK tour dates 3-11 Mar and 5-11 Nov 2018 18-24 Feb and 23 Apr-19 May 2019 +47 922 61 724

Dan Bridge

CPN artists 2005-6 & 2010-11 Prices from £285 per player

Formed in 1996, The Brook Street Band rapidly established itself as one of the UK’s leading Handel specialists. Concerts and broadcasts have taken the Band around the UK and Europe to notable chamber music festivals including Dartington, Aldeburgh, Barcelona, Kuhmo and Wigmore Hall. Recordings have attracted high critical acclaim with accolades including Gramophone Magazine Editor’s Choice. Handel often (but not always!) forms the basis to the Band’s imaginative concerts, known for its exhilarating playing, inventive programming, and engaging and informative introductions.


EDUCATIONAL WORK Masterclasses, schools’ workshops, lecture–recitals. Includes Dartington Summer School, Wigmore Hall, Handel House Museum. Arts Council funded, supported by Brook Street Band Trust.

“Finely balanced, deliciously spiced, infectiously musical!” BBC Radio 3

Available as concerto and recital soloist, as well as contemporary music and master classes

1. Zimmerman’s Kaffeehaus An imagined slice of musical life in Leipzig, built around Bach, Telemann and Zimmerman’s Kaffeehaus. Musical ideas and caffeine flow. (Optional Handel). 2. Margherita Durastanti – Handel’s Italian Muse Durastanti’s connection with Handel extended for 30 years. This all–Handel programme explores music first sung by her in Rome and later London, alongside instrumental works. 3. Signor Corelli’s Violin Italy was the centre of the baroque musical world, radiating innovations through Europe. Corelli’s fiery influence stemmed far and wide, determining virtuoso violin fireworks in Handel, Vivaldi and Leclair’s stunning trio sonatas.

London 020 8888 1132 / 07957 335694

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Divertimenti Ensemble Paul Barritt, Rachel Isserlis violin Jonathan Barritt viola


Philippa Mo, violin & Martin Fogel, guitar

BRIDGE STRING QUARTET “the Bridge Quartet's players are, as can always be counted on, exemplary in technical address and masters of musicality. They are also serious artists dedicated to promoting the works of their native English composers” FANFARE 2014

Sebastian Comberti, Josephine Horder cello

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SILVA DUO Bach G major Sonata BWV1021 Händel A major Sonata HWV361 Paganini Sonata Concertata Schubert Arpeggione Sonata

Fee £1500 String

Subsidy available. See page 16.

Piazzolla Histoire du Tango Sibelius Pensées Lyriques René Eespere Macbeth Egberto Gismonti Agua e vinho

PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS 1. Frank Martin Pavane couleur du temps; JM Weber Quintet in D, Schubert Quintet. 2. Smyth Quintet in E; Sally Beamish ‘Divertimenti’; Brahms (recon S Brown) Quintet in F minor. ˇ Terzetto; 3. Martinu˚ Sextet; Dvorák Brahms Sextet in G major.

‘Exudes easy charm’ Classical Music,UK


‘Rock-solid virtuosity’

Divertimenti Ensemble is very happy to embrace all kinds of education work.

Turun Sanomat,Finland 07779 302782

One of the longest–established ensembles in the country, Divertimenti has become widely acclaimed as one of the most exciting and innovative British chamber groups. The core group is a string quintet with two cellos, also expanding to sextets and octets. Divertimenti has a long tradition of breaking new ground with adventurous repertoire and championing the work of lesser–known composers. Touring throughout the country, the ensemble embarked on two major tours of Scotland in 2012 and 2014 and made its debuts at the 2015 Winchester and 2016 Ashbourne Festivals.

“Eloquent performances of some captivating rarities… absolutely not to be missed.” Gramophone Bridge Initiative Trust Charity No 1133156 26

London 01903 732141 / 07973 381736

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Emma Smith Jazz Ensembles

Bassoon Voyager

… an inspiring musical journey

1. Great American Songbook Classics Fly Me to the Moon; I’ve Got You Under My Skin; How High the Moon; My Funny Valentine; Love Me or Leave Me; Beyond the Sea. Emma also takes requests from her 300–strong repertoire. 2. Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday. 3. British Jazz and Swing Vera Lynn, George Shearing, John Dankworth, Cleo Laine, Ronnie Scott war–time songs.

Evocative virtuoso musical performances with stunning projected images

Photo: Laurence Perkins

Performed by international solo bassoonist Justyna Sanko

The English Lake District A Shakespearean island Brazilian dance music Scottish Hebridean islands The Swiss Alps The south of France 4-minute sampler on YouTube - type Bassoon Voyager into Google Photo: Laurence Perkins

(this video can also be used to promote the Bassoon Voyager concert to your audience)

Photo: Christos Baimpakis

Bassoon Voyager only (one hour - no interval)

£395 including all expenses (UK only)

BV plus Seasons of the Year (with interval)

£445 including all expenses (UK only) (Please enquire for special coordinated tour rates)

Photo: Mike Bell

"Perkins brings out the fun … as well as the lyrical beauty” The Guardian “beautiful sound and effortless dexterity” Fanfare, USA

Add £300 per instrument for larger ensembles. Subsidy available. See page 16.


Unique multimedia live concert

Laurence Perkins

Duo to Quintet Jazz £700–£1500

EDUCATIONAL WORK Emma leads a weekly vocal jazz, repertoire and improvisation workshop at the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. She teaches Primary School jazz workshops as part of the Worshipful Company of Musicians and conservatoire–level in jazz globally.

Honing her skill as the lead vocalist in NYJO from the age of 15 and studying at both The Purcell School of Music and the Royal Academy of Music, Emma is one of the most compelling and technically able singers in the UK. She is a Worshipful Company of Musicians jazz medal “If you want a name for the future, winner (2013) and winner of the Rising Star then agents should not wait too award at the 2015 London music awards. Her long to beat a path to the door talent has taken her all over the world, of Emma Smith.” performing at venues such as Wigmore Hall, Daily Telegraph Blue Note Tokyo and London's O2 Arena. Emma presents a weekly show on BBC Radio 3, which is now in its second successful year. She is also one third of the chart–topping Puppini Sisters.

Concert promoter information (music & technical details):

concertos with orchestra ● recitals with piano ● concerts with poetry & prose pre-concert talks ● education workshops ● schools presentations 28

London 07766 584603

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Emmanuel Despax

Fee £650 Piano

Subsidy available. See page 16.


Luca Sage

1. Handel Chaconne; Ravel Miroirs; Chopin 24 Preludes. 2. Scriabin 12 Etudes Op. 8; Stravinsky Petrouchka; Prokofiev Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75. 3. Liszt Bénédiction de dieu dans la solitude; Wagner/Liszt Tannhäuser Overture; Beethoven 'Diabelli Variations' Op. 120.

'Poetry fused with breathtaking technical perfection' (Concertclassic) and 'a master colourist with genius–like ability' (Classical Source) is how French pianist Emmanuel Despax was described after his acclaimed recitals at the Louvre Auditorium in Paris and Wigmore Hall in London. He performs internationally and is regularly broadcast on France Musique, BBC Radio 3 and Medici TV. Recent highlights include performances at the Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Fazioli Auditorium in Italy and the Cadogan Hall in London. Despax's latest Chopin album was released on Signum Classics, and he will be recording two concertos with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra on Hyperion in June 2017.

London 07894 725960 30

“Emmanuel Despax is a formidable talent, fleet of finger, elegant of phrase and a true keyboard colourist.” Gramophone

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Trio (A, B) £1200 Quintet (C) £1500



Mark van de Wiel clarinet Stephen Stirling horn Michael Dussek piano

Krysia Osostowicz, Clara Biss violin Asdis Valdimarsdottir viola Jane Salmon cello

Charlotte Brennand — piano Louisa Fuller — violin Rose Redgrave — viola Rosalind Gladstone — cello


07967 103735

fontanella RecoRdeR ensemble

Consort music from the middle ages to the present day, on a dazzling array of recorders Audience-friendly introductions Quartet or quintet • School workshops

“Amazing. Breathtaking. So beautiful.” More information and video: email or tel 07941 675920

“A performance of irrepressible joy” Gramophone

Passacaglia Baroque Chamber Music

Eamonn McCabe

“In whatever combination they produce chamber music with terrific flow and energy” Iffley Music Society

Four highly acclaimed musicians passionate about chamber music. Eclectic programmes devised for Duo, Trio and Quartet.

'The brilliant Endymion' (Sunday Times) is a mixed ensemble formed in 1979, with a reputation for world–class chamber music. Endymion has been called one of the few groups as much at home with Mozart as with Birtwistle, and everything in between. In recent years, the group has received particular praise for its performances of Brahms, as well as its carefully–built programmes. 2018–2019 will be Endymion's 40th birthday season. Recent appearances include Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre, Kings Place, Spitalfields and BBC Proms.

New programmes: ‘Vivaldi Undercover’ and ‘Travels with Telemann’ • 01285 771155 32

1. Hommage à Brahms Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 96; Ligeti Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano, Hommage à Brahms; Brahms Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano, Op. 40. 2. From New Orleans to Moscow Ravel Violin Sonata No. 2; Bartók Suite for Clarinet, Violin and Piano 'Contrasts', Sz.111; Khachaturian Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano; Stravinsky 'The Soldier's Tale' Suite (version for trio). 3. Mozart and Brahms Clarinet Quintets Schubert String Trio in B–flat major, D471; Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A major, K381; Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115. EDUCATIONAL WORK Workshops at all levels: Primary, Secondary, Universities and Adults. Also pre–concert talks for all programmes.

“Magnificent chamber music, beautifully performed by the gifted members of the Endymion Ensemble.” International Record Review

Flexible line-up from duo to sextet Video, audio, programmes and more at


Subsidy available. See page 16.

London 020 3239 3230

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Fenella Humphreys


clarinet & violin / viola

(violin / viola) Shulah has gained an enviable reputation for her performance of British music

PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS 1. Brahms Sonatensatz; Michael Berkeley Veilleuse; Beethoven 'Spring Sonata'; Franck Sonata; Ravel Tzigane. 2. Viva L’Italia! Tartini 'Devil’s Trill Sonata'; Mozart Sonata in B Flat K454; Walton Two Pieces; Walton Sonata; Stravinsky Suite Italienne. 3. The Hollywood Connection Rózsa Dances; Copland Sonata; Korngold Much Ado About Nothing Suite; Castelnuovo–Tedescò Paraphrase on Figaro; works from the movies by Gershwin, John Williams, Rózsa and Rodgers and Hammerstein.


interpretation of traditional concert repertoire

“What a wonderful performance! - we haven't stopped talking about it.” Audience member

 01905 412 358 07771 920 580

MADELEINE MITCHELL Violinist & Director London Chamber Ensemble

Bruch, Jacob to Hindemith plus popular classics

To book this unique & versatile group  01905 412 358 / 07771 920 580 

Jane Booth Soloist & Chamber Musician

Repertoire from Vivaldi to Debussy on historically appropriate instruments

New Programme:

With playing described in the press as ‘unforgettable’ and ‘a wonder’, violinist Fenella Humphreys enjoys a busy career combining chamber music and solo work. Her highly acclaimed first concerto recording with RSNO was picked as orchestral CD of the month in BBC Music Magazine, and her Bach to the Future CDs for Champs Hill have been BBC Music Magazine Instrumental Choice CDs, and Gramophone Editor’s Choice. With her imaginative programming, carefully balancing new and unfamiliar music alongside classic repertoire, Fenella’s friendly manner and engaging performances have delighted audiences around the world.

EDUCATIONAL WORK A keen educator, Fenella offers a range of workshops, pre–concert talks, coaching and masterclasses for a broad spectrum of levels.

“Golden precision and effortless virtuosity.” ★★★★★ The Scotsman

The legacies of Bernhard Henrik Crusell

Introduced Recitals • Chamber Music


traditional groups

 Eclectic repertoire - Beethoven to

Clarinets, basset horns & chalumeaux

Most standard violin/piano recital repertoire plus the popular 'Jazzed Up' violin, sax & piano, 'Serenade' with guitarist Craig Ogden & voice and bespoke programmes Flexible rates, subsidy available for British music Workshops offered

 Refreshing alternative to more

Mat Smith

“A flawless performance of a wide variety of different types of music.” St John’s ARC Harlow

'A violinist in a million... staggering virtuosity... amazing, big-toned, sweetly lyrical playing' The Herald

Subsidy available. See page 16.

Duo Armande


'The magnificent Mitchell...dedicated, penetrating musicianship.' ***** BBC Music Magazine

Solo £450 Duo £900 Violin

tel 020-7402 0014

'A persuasive argument for period instruments'

London 07944 010161

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Fieri Consort

Josh Cooter, Tom Kelly tenor David Maguire, Ben McKee bass

Performing without a conductor, Fieri offers a unique blend of technical precision and innovation. Fieri presents innovative and engaging programmes, specialising in the rich and varied tradition of early Italian repertoire. In 2017 Fieri was selected as a finalist in the York Early Music Competition. In 2014, The Brighton Early Music Festival selected the Fieri Consort to participate in its Young Artists Programme, and in the same year the group embarked on its first international tour to Australia, where it will return in 2017. Fieri has featured on BBC Radio 3, performing in the lunchtime concert series and live.

London 07794 374939 36

Christopher Jones violin Gemma Sharples violin

Kay Stephen viola Anna Menzies cello



1. The Turn Exploring the revolutionary work of the great composer Claudio Monteverdi from a 21st–century perspective. 2. A Noble Legacy A selection of Venetian madrigals to celebrate the influence of Cipriano de Rore. 3. Out of the Shadows From the intense expressions of the murderous composer Prince Carlo Gesualdo and the tortuous chromaticism of Lassus’ Sibylline Prophecies to the searingly beautiful harmonies of 21st–century MacMillan and radiant compositions by William Byrd.

1. Haydn Op. 76, No. 1 in G major; Ligeti Quartet No. 1 'Metamorphoses Nocturnes’; Brahms Op. 51, No. 1 in C minor. 2. Schubert Quartet No. 13 in A minor, D804 ‘Rosamunde’; Dutilleux Ainsi la Nuit; Debussy Quartet in G minor, Op. 103. 3. Bach 'Art of Fugue' (selections); Britten Quartet No. 2; Beethoven Op. 59, No. 3 in C major. All programmes are flexible. Full repertoire list can be found at:

EDUCATIONAL WORK Fieri runs workshops alongside concerts, allowing audience members to work closely with the group, and sometimes to take part in the performance.

“Separate intelligences are perfectly united into a corporate performance, and it is sometimes hard not to believe that this is achieved by a kind of telepathy.”

Ian Dingle

Lucy Cox, Hannah Ely soprano Helen Charlston, Nancy Cole alto

Gildas Quartet

Fee £1200 String Quartet

Subsidy available. See page 16.


Acclaimed for its refreshing approach and exciting precision, the members of the Gildas Quartet are Park Lane Group Young Artists, winners of a Tunnell Trust Concert Award, City Music Foundation Artists 2015–17 and Junior Fellows at the Birmingham Conservatoire. The Quartet performs regularly at major venues across the UK and Europe, including at the Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, and live on BBC Radio 3. Passionate about all repertoire from old to new, its programmes are innovative and engaging.

“It was constantly astonishing to hear what the four musicians got out of their instruments.” Thomas Wintgen, Remscheider General–Anzeiger

Paul Jordan, The Fine Times Recorder

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The players of the Gildas Quartet have a wealth of education experience, from teaching at conservatoires and music schools to coaching orchestral sectionals, mentoring amateur ensembles and leading workshops and masterclasses.

London 07834 324458

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Fee £1800 Early Music

Subsidy available. See page 16.

Lady Maisery

Hannah James accordion, clogs, voice Hazel Askew harp, concertina, voice Rowan Rheingans fiddle, bansitar, voice

Holly Cook flute Helen Nicholas piano



Etheral Sounds Anne Boyd, Ian Clarke, Knussen, Messiaen, Bartók and bamboo flutes. Equal Worlds Including works by female composers – Anne Boyd, Cecile Chaminade, Mel Bonis. Classical and Beyond York Bowen, Prokofiev, Poulenc and Jolivet.

Lady Maisery offers various workshops, notably in harmony singing.

“Some of the most exquisite, thrilling vocal harmony work in the English folk scene —an impressive blend of ease and sophistication.” Guardian

Oliver Payne


Graduates of Trinity Laban and the Royal Academy of Music, Holly and Helen have received high praise from concert societies and audiences across London and the UK. Notable performances include recitals at the Royal Opera House, St Martin–in–the–Fields and Cheltenham Town Hall. As a Richard Carne Junior Fellow at Trinity Laban, Holly expresses a particular interest in non– Western and ethnic instruments. Former Jette Parker Young Artist, Helen brings her affinity for French contemporary music to the duo.

Suitable for primary school through to higher education, Holly and Helen offer workshops and community activities. A variety of flutes from around the world are presented, alongside the keyboard instruments, and there are opportunities to 'have a go’ on more unusual instruments.

“Exquisite recital at the Royal Opera House.” Concordia Foundation

In an English folk scene currently bursting with bold and innovative folk music, Lady Maisery shines brightly. With their unique approach to harmony singing, thoughtful arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions, Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans harness and celebrate their united voice. Whether unearthing a feminist twist hidden in a traditional tale, delivering a poignant anti–war ballad, or showcasing its immense multi–instrumental talents, Lady Maisery is a skilful explorer of the power, beauty and vitality of song. Over the last five years, the trio has toured widely, performing sell–out shows across the UK and Europe.

Find Holly and Helen on: London 07952 254346 38

Fee £1000 Folk

Subsidy available. See page 16.

Various 07837 881941

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Holly Cook and Helen Nicholas

Fee £750 Duo

Subsidy available. See page 16.

Louise Thomson

Fee £325 Harp

Subsidy available. See page 16.

PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS 1. Classical Showpieces Including Grandjany’s Rhapsodie and Walter–Kühne’s Fantasy on themes from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. 2. Around the World Including Falla’s Spanish Dance from La vida breve and Debussy La Soirée dans Grenade. 3. Contemporary Harp Including Egberto Gismonti’s Maracatu and Pat Metheny’s Letter From Home. Jan–Gamble


A versatile and experienced musician, Louise has performed in prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall, St David’s Hall and Bridgewater Hall. She has also performed with some of the country’s most respected orchestras. Notable successes include winning the Harp Finals at The Royal National Eisteddfod and performing as a finalist in the London International Harp Competition. Louise was also short–listed to audition for HRH The Prince of Wales for the position of Royal Harpist and performed at The Royal Variety Performance.

Louise performed for the Live Music Now Scheme, touring around the country for seven years giving solo recitals and educational workshops to a range of audiences.

“Stunning. The programme demonstrated the versatility of the instrument and Louise’s mastery of it.” Buxton Advertiser

Find Louise on: London 020 79765041 40 41



Marmen Quartet Johannes Marmen violin 1 Ricky Gore violin 2

Joshua Hayward viola Steffan Morris cello

Matthew Scott and Friends Daniel King Smith, Christine Zerafa duo pianists Ensemble Mirage chamber (see website)

Additional players £250 per person. Subsidy available. See page 16.



1. 2. 3.

1. Clarinet/Piano Duo Classics by Brahms, Schumann, Weber, Debussy, Poulenc, Saint–Saëns and Françaix, operatic fantasies and more recent masterpieces from around the world alongside English works. 2. Trios Complete programmes from the three clarinet–string– piano trios; from Beethoven and Brahms to Mozart, Bruch and Françaix to Bartók, Stravinsky, Poulenc and Shostakovich, alongside virtuoso modern works. 3. Clarinet Quintets Mozart, Brahms and Weber’s clarinet quintets to unsung gems for the medium from Françaix, Glazunov, Howells and more. 4. Sextets – Octets From Dohnányi’s masterful Sextet, Beethoven’s Septet to Schubert’s Octet and more.

Haydn String Quartet in G major, Op. 77/1; Philip Glass String Quartet No. 3 'Mishima'; Beethoven String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132. Mozart String Quartet in G ˇ String major, K387; Janácek Quartet No. 1, 'Kreutzer Sonata'; Brahms String Quartet in A minor, Op. 51/2. Haydn String Quartet in C major Op. 20/2; Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95; Ravel String Quartet in F major.


The Marmen Quartet is the current holder of Music in the Round's 'Bridge' Scheme, Associate Ensemble at Birmingham Conservatoire and Artist in Residence at Salomon Smith Chamber Music. It performs regularly in venues around the UK and internationally. The group’s mentors have included Peter Cropper, Simon Rowland–Jones and Oliver Wille, and it is known for its fresh, honest and communicative performances. The upcoming season will see recitals in Argentina, Japan and Sweden as well as a residency at Aldeburgh Music.

Solo to Quartet £400–£1100 Clarinet

Having been fortunate enough to discover their love of music at an early age, the members of the Quartet feel a strong calling to use their skills to inspire others.

“Performing is all about communication. It's telling a story and I feel the Marmen are dedicated to this ideal.” Peter Cropper

Highly commended for his imaginative and enticing recital programming, Matthew Scott is an exciting young British clarinettist offering solo, duo or chamber recitals. He is a former Making Music Young Artist and Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme Artist. He was a chamber fellow at RAM with Trio Mirage; this has since expanded to form the flexi–ensemble, Ensemble Mirage, the members of which are 2016/17 St John's Smith Square Young Artists. Matthew is also a 2017 PLG Young Artist.

EDUCATIONAL WORK Experienced in school, care home, hospital, hospice and community centre settings, Matthew and Ensemble Mirage can offer outreach work with instrumental demonstrations or workshops.

“Verve and technique...audience spellbound.” Shipston Music Society

London 07503 111366 42

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Fee £1200 Strings

Subsidy available. See page 16.

Subsidy available. See page 16.

with Maksim Stsura piano

Fee £600 Duo

Nicola Hands and Jonathan Pease Nicola Hands oboe/cor anglais

Subsidy available. See page 16.

Jonathan Pease piano



1. V ienna: City of Dreams Mozart Sonata in B flat K378; Brahms Sonata No. 3; Beethoven Sonata in A 'Kreutzer'. 2. La Vie Francaise Sonatas by Debussy, Ravel and Franck. 3. Grand Duo to Grand Tango Schubert Sonata in A 'Grand Duo'; Fauré Sonata Op. 13; Prokofiev Sonata No. 2; Piazzolla 'Grand Tango'.

1. English Music for Oboe and Piano Britten Temporal Variations; Ireland Chelsea Reach and Summer Evening; Rubbra Oboe Sonata; Michael Berkeley Snake; Lennox Berkeley Berceuse; Britten Two Insect Pieces; Howells Oboe Sonata. 2. A Love Triangle Robert Schumann Three Romances, Adagio and Allegro; Brahms selection of Romances and Intermezzi; Clara Schumann Three Romances; Robert Schumann (arr. Joachim) Abendlied. 3. A journey around Europe Poulenc Oboe Sonata; Grieg Sylphide; Nielsen Two Fantasy Pieces; Granados Mazurka; Hindemith Cor Anglais Sonata; Daelli Rigoletto Variations; Mendelssohn selection of Songs without Words; Chopin Nocturne No. 8 in D flat; Saint–Saëns Oboe Sonata.

Alastair Merrill

EDUCATIONAL WORK Michael is Professor of Violin at the Royal Academy of Music and Kings College London (2015– present). He also does outreach work with Live Music Now (2013–present).

Michael Foyle won The Netherlands Violin Competition 2016, leading to his debut recital in The Concertgebouw and acclaimed concerto appearances with the Rotterdam Philharmonic “Astonishing...superlative. An Orchestra. The same season, he made his solo unwaveringly engaging debuts in Wigmore Hall, New York Chamber performance.” Music Festival and Great Hall of Moscow Seen and Heard International Conservatory. He also won Royal Overseas League String Competition, Salieri–Zinetti International Competition and Beethoven Society of Europe Competition. In 2016 he was selected as a Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artist.

Nicola and Jonathan are an oboe and piano duo, who met at Cambridge University. They offer a wide repertoire, but have a particular affinity for Romantic and 20th century European music. Nicola was awarded the Evelyn Barbirolli prize for oboe and the Grimaldi Cor Anglais Scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music, and won the Jellinek Young Soloists award in 2016. She has played the oboe and cor anglais with the Orquestra do Norte in Portugal, Metropolitana Orchestra in Lisbon, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, National Theatre and Miss Saigon.

EDUCATIONAL WORK Nicola works in education; Jonathan has composed an opera for children, has worked for the Outreach departments of groups such as Garsington Opera and is the founder of a children's chorister school in East London.

Find Michael on: London 07796 606087 44

London 07915 989860

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Michael Foyle

Solo £350 Duo £700 Violin

Mark Armstrong trumpet and leader Joe Hill piano Tom Ridout tenor saxophone Jack Tustin bass Maddie Dowdeswell trombone Max Mills drums

Palisander Hannah St Clair Buggs recorder Lydia Gosnell recorder


1. Legends of Jazz Including Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk, Kenny ˇ Wheeler, Herbie Hancock and more. 2. Great American Songbook Including Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, and Hoagy Carmichael.

1. Antidotum Arachne 17th century victims of venomous spider bites were offered no medicinal cure or relief. Featuring repertoire by Dowland and Vivaldi, alongside traditional Tarantellas reconstructed by the group. 2. Journey to the New World Music from the explorers' native courts, juxtaposed with music of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, alongside repertoire by Vivaldi and Vaughan Williams. 3. Recorder Revolution! Playing recorders six inches to six feet tall, the ensemble presents music spanning 900 years.

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 MD Mark opportunity to connect with and learn from some of the UK's Armstrong. At home in small venues or finest young jazz musicians.” presenting family concerts, the Ambassadors also have a keen interest in education work, and Cath Sewell present workshops regularly across the country. Lancashire Music Hub NYJO Ambassadors offers a high–quality and fun introduction to jazz, and can perform in different combinations, as a trio, quartet, quintet or sextet.


Miriam Nerval recorder Caoimhe de Paor recorder



London 020 7494 1733

Fee £1000 Recorder

Subsidy available. See page 16.

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Palisander prides itself on presenting imaginative, historical programmes with a wide range of EDUCATIONAL WORK repertoire; performing largely from memory and Palisander gives regular schools on recorders up to six feet tall. The quartet was workshops and family concerts, including work with Wigmore selected for the St John’s Smith Square Young Hall’s Chamber Tots Series. Artists’ scheme 2016–2017 and Brighton Early The quartet now works for Live Music Now. Music Festival’s Early Music Live! scheme 2015– 2016. Winners of the June Emerson Launchpad “Palisander is one of the most Prize for chamber groups, Palisander has engaging and characterful performed at the Royal Greenwich International groups of young performers I Early Music Festival, Newbury Spring Festival and have ever had the pleasure of the Tel Aviv International Early Music Seminar. working with.” Palisander's new Arts Council England funded children's show, in collaboration with theatre and Richard Heason Director, St John’s Smith Square puppetry company Rust and Stardust, will tour from 2017. London 07954 583595

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NYJO Ambassadors

Fee £525–£675 Jazz

Subsidy available. See page 16.

Rautio Piano Trio Jane Gordon violin Victoria Simonsen cello

Trio £1000 Trio + viola £1200

Piano Trio

Subsidy available. See page 16.

Jan Rautio piano with Robin Ashwell viola

PROGRAMME SUGGESTIONS 1. Mozart Piano Trio (any); Schumann Phantasiestücke Op. 88; Beethoven Trio in B flat Op. 97 'Archduke'. 2. Fauré Piano Trio Op. 120 in D minor; Debussy La Mer for Piano Trio arr. Sally Beamish; Ravel Trio in A minor. 3. Rautio Piano Trio with guest violist Robin Ashwell Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor K478; Mahler Quartet movement in A minor; Fauré Piano Quartet No. 1 Op. 15. EDUCATIONAL WORK

The award–winning Rautio Piano Trio is critically acclaimed for its innovative programming and captivating performances. Its highly acclaimed Mozart disc, released on Resonus Classics, received multiple four and five–star reviews and was hailed by the Observer as 'an impressive achievement'. The Trio has performed at Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, Southbank Centre, Bridgewater Hall, live on BBC Radio 3, throughout the UK and in France, Austria, Germany and Israel. The Trio also enjoys an exciting collaboration with violist Robin Ashwell (Sacconi Quartet) for concerts featuring piano quartets.

London 07833 556650 48

The members of the Trio are experienced at giving workshops to school children of all ages.

“Sheer joy and bounce of the performances wins through. An infectious sense of toe– tapping delight.” The Strad

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Shiner–Kim Duo

Fee £700 Duo

Subsidy available. See page 16.

Kaupo Kikkas

Joseph Shiner clarinet Somi Kim piano



Combinations of the following (each section is half a concert): 1. Sonatas Scarlatti Sonatas (selection); Ravel Sonatine; Bartók Piano Sonata, Sz. 80. 2. Brahms Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5. 3. Love and Loss in Paris Mozart Sonata in A minor, K310; Nadia Boulanger Vers la vie nouvelle; Poulenc Mélancolie, FP105; Chopin Waltzes (selection). 4. Inside the Composer’s Mind ˇ In the Mists; Janácek Schumann Fantasiestücke, Op. 12.

1. Lutosławski Dance Preludes; Brahms Sonata in F minor Op. 120 No. 1; Bernstein Sonata; Mozart Divertimento K439b; Milhaud Scaramouche. 2. Lutosławski Dance Preludes; Rachmaninov Vocalise Op. 34 No. 14; Stravinsky Three Pieces for clarinet solo; Weber Concertino Op. 26; Mozart Divertimento K439b; Brahms Klavierstücke Op. 119 No. 1/2; Bozza Aria; Ravel Pièce en forme de Habanera; Kovács After You, Mr Gershwin! 3. Pendereck Prelude for clarinet solo; Ireland Fantasy–Sonata; Weber Concertino Op. 26; Schuman Fantasy Pieces Op. 73; Rachmaninov Vocalise Op. 34 No. 14; Debussy Beau Soir; Patterson Conversations.


Noted for the integrity and breadth of his musicianship as a soloist, chamber musician and recording artist, Richard has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, BBC 2, BBC 4 and Sky Arts. Recent highlights include recitals in Auditorium du Louvre, Bridgewater Hall, Cité des Arts, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Konzerthaus Berlin, Saffron Hall and Wigmore Hall, and recital tours of China and Columbia. Richard was represented by YCAT 2011–17 and studied at Clare College, Cambridge and Guildhall School.

Richard teaches at Guildhall School and City University. He records for the ABRSM Piano Syllabuses and features in the Tido Music Piano Masterworks educational app. Masterclasses and workshops are available.

“Seizing the music with amazing decisiveness. I would never have imagined a mere piano could have captured that world, but Richard Uttley’s tumultuous performance soon persuaded me.”

Joseph Shiner and Somi Kim are two London based prizewinning instrumentalists who have come together to share their love of music making, to perform solo, duo and chamber music in recital. Graduates of the Royal Academy of Music, and each with their own busy performing schedules both nationwide and abroad, the duo crafts well–balanced, varied and informative programmes which entertain and inform audiences, injecting its performances with approachability, enthusiasm and flair.

Daily Telegraph

London 07890 001408 50

EDUCATIONAL WORK Private and school teaching, outreach and animateur work with Magnard Ensemble, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Worshipful Company of Musicians. Experience in children/schools concerts, demonstration concerts, lecture–recitals.

“A tour de force for the clarinet.” Lynn News

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Richard Uttley

Fee £650 Piano

Subsidy available. See page 16.

Subsidy available. See page 16.

Trio Goya

Krystian Data

Kati Debretzeni violin Sebastian Comberti cello

Lauded by The Strad for her 'beguiling… thrilling and exuberant' Royal Festival Hall debut, Shiry pursues an international career which has included engagements for HRH Prince Charles and the Emperor and Empress of Japan. Multiple prizewinner, including the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme, Shiry has broadcast for BBC Radio 3, New York’s WQXR and Italy’s RAI and is regularly invited to the prestigious Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music. She recently recorded Kate Whitley’s Viola Concerto with Multi–Story Orchestra for NMC Records.

Fee £1200 Trio

Subsidy available. See page 16.

Maggie Cole fortepiano



1. Fairy Tales Schumann Märchenbilder (Fairy Tale Scenes) Op. 113; Kreisler Liebesleid (Love’s Sorrow); Bruch Romance Op. 85; Schubert ‘Arpeggione’ Sonata in A minor D821; Enescu Concertstück. 2. A Song and Dance Bartók Romanian Dances; JS Bach Suite for Cello No. 3 in C major; Brahms Sonata Op. 120 No. 2 in E flat major; Weber Andante e Rondo Ungarese. 3. A Night at the Theatre Stravinsky Chanson Russe from Mavra; Prokofiev Scenes from the ballet Romeo and Juliet arr. Borisovsky; Glinka Sonata No. 1; Gluck Melody from Orpheus and Eurydice.

1. Haydn Trios in A flat and C; Beethoven Trio Op. 1/2. 2. Haydn Trio in D major; Beethoven Violin Sonata in A minor; Beethoven Cello Sonata in F; Beethoven Trio Op. 1/1. 3. Storace Trio No. 1 in D major; Mozart Trio in B flat K502; Cirri Duo for violin and cello; Beethoven Trio Op. 1/3.

EDUCATIONAL WORK As Director of Preparatory and Primary Courses at Pro Corda, Shiry can give workshops and lessons for school children. She also teaches Bachelor–level viola at Royal Holloway, University of London, including masterclasses, group classes and orchestral training.

“Dexterity, velocity, double– stopping are all tested, and Rashkovsky was equal to it all.”

EDUCATIONAL WORK Trio Goya is always pleased to take on workshops and other education work, often projects based on the history of the piano and its role in chamber music.

The members of Trio Goya bring together a “Trio Goya achieve a perfect collective fascination and a wealth of experience instrumental balance in sensitive to their readings of works from the core of the performances.” Classical period, concentrated on the trios by Gramophone Beethoven (Op 1), Haydn, Mozart and the three fine trios by Mozart's friend, English stage composer, Stephen Storace. They can also include later trios by Beethoven ('Ghost' and 'Archduke' trios) and Schubert. Trio Goya’s CD of Haydn trios, The Heart of Invention, was released on Chandos Records to extensive critical acclaim. Note: Trio Goya tours with its own fortepiano.

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London 01903 732141 / 07973 381736

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Shiry Rashkovsky

Solo £400 Duo £800 Viola

Willshire Piano Duo

Fee £550 Piano Duo

Subsidy available. See page 16.

Philippa Harrison piano James Willshire piano


Marc Gascoigne

1. Schubert 4 Polonaises D599; Schubert Fantasy in F minor D940; Ravel Mother Goose; Saint–Saëns Carnival of the Animals (with accompanying poems by Odgen Nash). 2. Fauré Dolly Suite; Ravel La Valse; Stravinsky The Rite of Spring. 3. A programme for two pianos Mozart Sonata for two pianos in D major K448; Britten Mazurka Elegiaca Op.23 No. 2; Britten Introduction and Rondo alla Burlesca Op. 23 No.1; Brahms Sonata for two pianos in F minor Op.34b. EDUCATIONAL WORK The Willshire Duo is comprised of husband and The Duo makes regular visits to wife team Philippa Harrison and James both mainstream and SEN Willshire. The internationally acclaimed Duo schools to coach young pianists, regularly tours around the UK performing a hold Q&A sessions, and perform interactive concerts. Pippa wide variety of repertoire from Saint–Saëns Harrison is an alumna of the Live Carnival of the Animals and Britten's works for Music Now scheme. Educational work forms an essential part of two pianos, to new commissions such as the Duo’s portfolio. Duelogue by Rory Boyle. In addition to their performing work, Philippa and James are keen “Brilliant musicianship, strong educationalists, giving masterclasses and rapport and obvious joy at promoting music in schools. playing music together.” John Savage Musical Director, Ludham Festival

Find The Willshire Duo on: Cheltenham 07803 775159 54 55



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. Brighton Early Music Festival Live!

Past winners of the Philip & Dorothy Green Young Artists

Colleges and conservatoires facilitate booking of advanced students

The Royal Over-Seas League annual-competition

Birmingham Conservatoire

City Music Foundation

St Johns Smith Square Young Artists scheme

The Countess of Munster Musical Trust (apply to join their scheme)

Finalists and past winners of the St Martins Chamber Music Competition chamber-music-competition

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The Tillett Trust

Help Musicians UK

The Tunnell Trust awardsscheme.html (Scotland only)

The Jette Parker Young Artists at the Royal Opera House

Wigmore Hall competitions

The Live Music Now scheme listing

Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT)

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Sources of affordable artists and other financial support

Worshipful Company of Musicians

Guildhall School of Music and Drama Leeds College of Music

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. Consider also applying for funding for projects. Take a look at:

Royal Academy of Music

Making Music’s Find a Funding Opportunity tool find-a-funding-opportunity

Royal College of Music

And these specific trusts:

Royal Northern College of Music

The Delius Trust

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

The RVW Trust This trust will not give a grant for a performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ music; rather, it gives grants for the performance of new works by British composers.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

PRS for Music Foundation Various types of funding programmes.

York Early Music Competition




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