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Welcome to our Conservatoire Concerts web page which we hope will enable you to find out more about our exciting Concert Series.


Join us on Saturday 30th  May, 6.30pm for our 10th  Online Concert

https://youtu.be/vRgzMloRb24

 

Featuring

19 International Pianists performing Peter Seabourne’s ‘Libro di Canti Italiano’ which is the  fourth of his piano series – ‘Steps’

List of pianists in order of performance and piece they will be performing

Fabio Menchetti – Canto della vita

Sarah Vella – Domande

Alessandro Viale – Viaggio di notte

Giulia Grassi – Piccolo canto d’amore tremante

Isabella Gori – Piccolo canto delle gocce di pioggia

Francesca Fierro -Canto i miei sogni

Emanuele Stracchi – Passi sbagliati – canzone bacchica

Paoli Rinaldi – Canto della ragazza da Toulouse

Chantal Balestri – Canto delle farfalle

Laetitia Amodio – Carillon triste

Francesca Lauri – Canto d’ammunitamento

Barbara Panzarella – Notturno

Simone Rugani – Canto burbero

Daphne Delicata – Canto lontano

Julian Chan – Anche gli uccelli

Andrea Emmanuele – Canto oscuro

Alvaro Siculiana – Canto delle foglie cadenti

Giordano de Nisi – Canzonetta in stile antico

Ettore Strangio – Canto giocoso

“Libro di Canti Italiano” is the fourth in Peter Seabourne’s “Steps” piano series, a cycle of 19 piano pieces lasting some 50 minutes. The collection explores aspects of the Italian temperament – passion, spontaneity, extroversion, even a little subversiveness and mutiny – in a series of “songs without words”. Some of these explore these themes directly, whilst others have sub-plots and subsidiary connections. The work opens and closes with “songs” of joy and vitality but in between we find a kaleidoscope of colours, moods and atmospheres – everything from falling leaves to an insistent little bird; from dreams to drunkenness; from raindrops to a sad carillon. These often call for virtuosity, but also tenderness and poetry. Throughout there is great rhythmic inventiveness and strong characterisation, but unlike much contemporary writing this music always remains approachable and immediate.

British composer Peter Seabourne is 60 in a few months time. He suffered a 13 year silence in mid-career and disowned all his earlier work upon resuming in 2001. The piano has become central to his output. He is now often performed worldwide, with several international prizes, many CDs, broadcasts and reviews. His music is accessible, but with integrity, and his language is instantly identifiable. He follows his own stylistic path.

“A composer of immense emotional clout” [Classical Reviewer]
“Ambitious, questing and pointedly European in outlook, the music of Peter Seabourne avoids easy answers. Clearly Seabourne is a composer with whom to reckon, his music combining a demonstrably Romantic rhetoric with an always audible and yet never facile approach to tonality.” [Musical Opinion]


Watch our 9th Online Concert Here

https://youtu.be/1czAhMMulSs

Featuring Violin Duo

Anja Jamsek and Ben Richardson

Programme

C. de Beriot: Duo Concertante no. 3, op. 57

J.S.  Bach : Double Violin Concerto in d minor,

BWV 1043 – 2nd movement

Philip Telemann: Sonata in G Major (from Three Duets)

 

Biographies

Anja Jamsek is a professional Slovenian violinist based in London. She completed her master’s degree at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. She recently graduated with postgraduate diploma from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, sponsored generously by the Ofenheim Charitable Trust and the Henry Wood Accommodation Trust.

Anja is well established soloist and chamber musician, performing on an international level including the acclaimed music festival “Festival Ljubljana” as well as the International Music Festival “Music on the String” in Sarajevo. She debuted as a soloist in Berlin with the Ljubljana Baroque Orchestra in 2016. Anja won the John Barbirolli competition with string quartet “Malkonia”, was a finalist at the Vera Kantrovich Bach competition and won second prize in the Musica Valsesia competition. Anja was a recipient of the Philip Carne Mentorship scheme for chamber music.

In August Anja was an artist in residence for the Cohan Collective 2019 project. She is the founder and artistic director of Prisma Collective. Most recently she was awarded the Nick Roth award for String Ensemble Playing at Trinity Laban.

 

Ben Richardson is London based Violinist, who recently graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance under Mayumi Fujikawa. He is currently studying a Postgraduate Diploma under Lana Trotovsek, kindly sponsored by the Peter Harris Trust, Trinity College London, the Henry Wood Accommodation Trust and the Blue Coat Foundation. He is established in solo and chamber work, receiving many awards including the John Thompson String Ensemble Prize, Byram Jeejeebhoy Prize for Violin, Ben Barnard Music competition award and is in recipient of the Philip Carne Mentorship Scheme for chamber music. Ben is also established as an orchestral musician who has worked alongside musicians from the London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra and with the BBC Concert orchestra.

 


Watch our 8th Online Concert here….

https://youtu.be/g4ZlnGqjWt0

Featuring

Briona Mannion (violin)

and

William Fielding (piano) 

 

Programme

J.S. Bach  – Prelude and Fugue (TBC) (piano solo)

C. Debussy – Sonata for violin and piano. L. 148 (140)

Allegro Vivo 

Intermède. Fantastique et léger

Finale. Très animé

S. Prokofiev – Five Melodies, Op. 35

J. Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 1