Sarah Atter (Flute) and Lauren Turner (Piano)
Dec
14
12:30 pm12:30

Sarah Atter (Flute) and Lauren Turner (Piano)

Sarah graduated with a first class degree and performance diploma from the Royal Northern College of Music and Manchester University where she studied the flute as a scholarship student. She studied with Richard Davies (BBC Philharmonic), Linda Verrier and Jo Boddington (Hallé).

As a chamber musician, Sarah is a member of The Sterling Trio (flute, clarinet and piano) with whom she has performed throughout the UK since 2006, including giving recitals in London at St. James’s Piccadilly, St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Queen Elizabeth Hall, for Leeds International Concert Season, the Association of European Conservatoires and for the Concordia Foundation. Sarah also plays in the Da Capo Duo (flute and classical guitar), which, since 2003, has given over 100 concerts for many of Britain’s music clubs and societies including Oundle International Festival and Lake District Summer Music. Between 2010-11 the Duo was also part of the prestigious Countess of Munster’s Recital Scheme.

 

Freelance performing work frequently includes performing with orchestras including the British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Mozart Orchestra and Skipton Camerata as well as music theatre companies. Sarah has also performed at the Houses of Parliament as well as being filmed for the Real Housewives of Cheshire!

 

Sarah works more broadly as a musician, leader, composer and teacher in variety of fields including music in healthcare, music in the community, music in education, music in criminal justice and collaborative cross-art form projects with organisations including Manchester International Festival, Manchester Camerata, Streetwise Opera and Music in Prisons. As the Creative Director of Tram Tracks - a creative composition project conceived by Sarah and delivered in partnership with the Bridgewater Hall - Sarah engaged nearly 100 community and education groups across Greater Manchester for the 25th birthday of the tram network. Sarah also lectures at The University of Manchester and the RNCM, and designs and delivers artist development training for TiPP and Chetham’s School of Music. 

 

Lauren Turner completed her Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music where she studied solo piano and piano accompaniment with John Gough. A former pupil of Chetham’s School of Music, Lauren now performs regularly throughout the country as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician.

As a member of The Sterling Trio (flute, clarinet and piano – www.thesterlingtrio.com), Lauren was a finalist in the Tunnell Trust Music Club Awards Scheme and with UK Young Artists. The Trio were also finalists in the Park Lane Group Young Artists Concert New Year Series and as part of this, gave a recital at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. Recent performances have included recitals at St. James's Piccadilly London, The Leeds International Concert Season and a tour through Enterprise Music Scotland. Committed to expanding the repertoire for their instrumental combination, the Trio has collaborated with distinguished British composer Howard Blake OBE, to create and première a selection of new works at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London, as artists with the Concordia Foundation.

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Sam Rodwell (Guitar)
Dec
7
12:30 pm12:30

Sam Rodwell (Guitar)

Programme includes works by Charles Trenet arr. Roland Dyens , Astor Piazzolla, arrangements by Craig Ogden, Legnani ,  Albeniz and Rodrigo 

 

Sam Rodwell completed his undergraduate at The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester with a first class honours degree under the tutelage of Craig Ogden. Sam went on to complete his Masters in performance also at the RNCM with a distinction. The college subsequently appointed him as an 'Associate Guitar Teacher' after excelling over a six year period .  In his very first term as an undergraduate he won the String Department 'Salon Prize' making him the first guitarist to win this competition for nearly 30 years. Also during his first year at music college Sam was offered the opportunity to perform on guitar, banjo and ukulele in Shostakovich's rarely performed ‘Paradise Moscow’. In his fourth year he went on to attain a place as a finalist in the highly prestigious ‘Gold Medal’ competition. He has similarly appeared as a finalist in the Ivor Mairants Guitar Competition and The Royal Overseas League strings sectional. 
Sam has given many recitals in some of the most recognised concert halls in the U.K. including a solo performance for 1500 people at the De Montford Hall (Leicester), St Martins-in-the-Fields, Bridgewater Hall, RNCM Concert Hall, Buxton Pavilion and many more. He has also featured at many festivals including the 'World Saxophone Congress' in Zagreb, Croatia, where he premiered a new work with his Saxophone and guitar duo (Duo Antipodes), a solo recital at 'Hellys international Guitar Festival', The Cardiff Guitar Festival, Craig Ogden's Big Guitar Weekend, Winchester Festival, World Youth Guitar Festival and RibFest.  In 2016 he made his television debut on Sky Arts whilst taking part in ‘Guitar Star’ making it to the final 8 and being featured in 6 out of 9 episodes. Sam has also been an ambassador for Yamaha (U.K.) in promoting their classical guitar range. He has performed in masterclasses for artists including David Russell, Mark Ashford, Chris Stell, Milos Karadaglic, Gary Ryan, Michael Lewin, Gordon Crosskey and Julian Byzantine.
Sam's love of chamber music has led him to perform with many different ensembles, covering repertoire from the renaissance to the 21st century. He has had notable success performing many concerts with the ‘Roth Guitar Duo’ with Emma Smith. Sam has performed with a number of British orchestras, including the Manchester Camerata featuring a performance with the world famous accordionist Martynas Levickis.
Sam plays a 2006 Christopher Dean guitar.

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John Hosking (Organ)
Oct
26
12:30 pm12:30

John Hosking (Organ)

John Hosking is a freelance organist, conductor and composer based in North Wales.
A student at the Royal College of Music, John became Organ Scholar of Westminster Abbey in 1996 and is the only person to ever hold this post for a period of three years. During this time, John played the organ for many Royal and State occasions, broadcast for the BBC and played 20 solo recitals in the Abbey.


After graduating, John acted as Assistant Organist at Lincoln and Truro Cathedrals before being appointed Master of the Choir at Bramdean School in Exeter, broadcasting with the choir on Sky News and CNN.


In much demand as a recitalist and accompanist, John appears on several commercial CDs; his latest, "Variation", is recorded at St. Asaph Cathedral for the Regent Label. He made his recital debut at Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris in 2015.

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Cressida McKay Frith (Flute) and Hector LEUNG Wai Hang (Piano)
Oct
19
12:30 pm12:30

Cressida McKay Frith (Flute) and Hector LEUNG Wai Hang (Piano)

Cressida McKay Frith is a flautist originally from Edinburgh in Scotland and is currently in her fourth year of undergraduate study at the Royal Northern College of Music. She loves playing chamber music and with her flute and harp duo, Duo Reul, and wind Quintet, Prima, has performed as part of the Chorlton Arts Festival, Didsbury Arts Festival and the Skye Music Festival. Most notable she performed Harrison Birtwistle’s wind quintet, Five Distances, in the Wigmore Hall, with the composer in attendance and won the 2016 Art of Chamber Music competition. 

Cressida is deeply committed to musical outreach and has been involved with many projects including the Live Music Now pathway scheme and Big Noise England.  She currently teaches at the Christ with All Saint’s Church music school and with Prima works for Bradford music service where she goes into the primary schools in the area giving workshops. Cressida is excited to take up a scholarship to study her Masters at the Royal College of Music in September.

 

Hector Leung completed his Masters degree at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2017, majoring in piano performance with his principal tutors Colin Stone and Dina Parakhina.  He has obtained distinctions for all academic and performance modules at the RNCM and has been awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Schools of Music with a high distinction by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.

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