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Chamber recital: Matthew Scott (clarinet) & Christine Zerafa (piano)

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TUESDAY 24 APRIL 2018, Churchill Room, Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road, Wanstead 8:00 pm
Tickets will be available at the door: £10 (Visitors); £7 (Members)
Complimentary light refreshments will be served during the interval

Young British clarinettist Matthew Scott regularly performs solo and chamber recitals for music societies and festivals throughout the UK. He and his chamber group Ensemble Mirage were selected as 2016/17 St. John’s Smith Square Young Artists and, more recently, Matthew was selected as a Park Lane Group Young Artist together with his duo partner Christine Zerafa, who will be collaborating with him this evening. Matthew and Christine will perform works including those by Brahms, Debussy, Poulenc and Penderecki.

Biographies
MATTHEW SCOTT
Prior to music college, Matthew studied privately with the well-known clarinettist and teacher David Campbell. Matthew subsequently received a number of awards and was a member of the multi award winning Bromley Youth Music Trust, with whom he made 5 summer tours to Europe. He made his concerto debut in June 2009 playing Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No.2 with Bromley Youth Symphony Orchestra and was invited back to play the Mozart Clarinet Concerto in April 2012 at the Derek Wallace Memorial Concert.
In 2013 Matthew graduated with a 1st Class honours degree from the Royal Academy of Music, followed by an MA with Distinction and a DipRAM in 2015. He was awarded a Full Scholarship for the duration of the undergraduate course and was generously supported by The Countess of Munster Musical Trust and The Greenbank Scholarship during his postgraduate studies. Matthew played principal positions in many of the Royal Academy orchestras and ensembles on the whole range of clarinets – Bb, A, C, Eb, Alto, Basset Horn, Bass and Contrabass.
Matthew regularly performs solo and chamber recitals throughout the UK and has performed at many of the major London venues such as Kings Place, St. John‘s Smith Square, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Wigmore Hall. He has performed in many public masterclasses given by eminent teachers and performers including David Campbell, Karl Leister, and Andrew Marriner and has also appeared on two acclaimed CDs.

Matthew works regularly with duo partners Daniel King Smith and Christine Zerafa with whom he is currently a ‘Selected Artist as Matthew Scott and Friends’ for Making Music. He is a former Artist for both Making Music’s Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists and The Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme.
Matthew is founding member of the prize-winning wind quintet Ensemble Mirage, a dynamic flexi-ensemble based in London. Ensemble Mirage has performed at music festivals and venues around the UK and have made collaborations with groups such as the Delmege and Fitzroy Quartets, the contemporary ensemble Khymerikal and contemporary collective NonClassical.
Matthew has recently been selected as part of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s new initiative led by disabled musicians, the Change Makers Ensemble’. With dual diagnoses of Asperger’s Syndrome and OCD, Matthew firmly believes that such conditions need not be a barrier to a successful career in music and he will be working to promote awareness of High-Functioning Autism in the music industry through the activities of the ensemble; particularly in the orchestral sector.

CHRISTINE ZERAFA
Maltese pianist Christine Zerafa is based in London and has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in many venues in Malta, USA and across the UK. She has appeared frequently at all major London venues including the Wigmore, Royal Festival and Royal Albert Halls and St John’s Smith Square. She has performed live on BBC Radio 3 and has been recipient of many awards including the Schumann Lieder accompanist prize, the RNCM Clifton Helliwell prize and the RAM Scott Huxley prize for piano accompaniment. She has Master of Music degrees in solo performance and in piano accompaniment (distinction) and is currently undertaking a PhD in performance at the Royal Academy of Music where
she is focussing on her role as a collaborative pianist via a number of projects. Christine has been kindly supported by the Malta Arts Scholarship and the BOV Joseph Calleja and Janatha Stubbs Foundations; she has a Silverstone Bursary and a Gilling Family Scholarship.

Guitar Recital by Adam Brown

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Tuesday 22 May 2018, Churchill Room, Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road, Wanstead 8:00 pm
Tickets will be available at the door: £10 (Visitors); £7 (Members)
Complimentary light refreshments will be served during the interval

The event will be preceded by a short Annual General Meeting of Redbridge Music Society (members only) from 7:30 to 7:50 pm

We are delighted to welcome back to the society guitarist Adam Brown. Adam’s recital will present the ‘intoxicating rhythms and seductive dances’ of Latin America and will include works by composers such as Nazareth, Villa Lobos, Lauro, Callado, Barrios and Rodriguez whose works will highlight the guitar’s intimate tone. Just prior to the recital, the society will hold its AGM from 7:30 to 7:50 pm.

Biography
London-based guitarist Adam Brown was born in Scotland and studied with Phillip Thorne at the City of Edinburgh Music School before starting studies with the internationally famous guitarist Carlos Bonell as a Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music in London, where he obtained a BMus (Hons) degree and several prestigious awards. He continued his studies with Sharon Isbin at the Juilliard School in New York City where he obtained a Master of Music degree and where he subsequently became the first guitarist to receive the Artist Diploma, the Julliard School’s most prestigious performance award. He then went on to earn a Doctorate in Musical Arts at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles) where he studied with the celebrated guitarists William Kanengiser and Pepe Romero. Kannegiser said of Adam: “Adam Brown is a guitarist of deep musical understanding and expression. His intelligence and commitment consistently make for compelling and illuminating listening experiences.”

Adam has performed extensively throughout Europe, the United States and South America and has given recitals at venues including the Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall (NY), the 92nd St.Y-Tisch Center for the Arts (NY), St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the Purcell Room, and the Wigmore Hall. He has also appeared at such renowned music festivals as Aspen (USA), Spoleto (Italy) and the International Guitar Festival at Kings Place in London. He recently performed throughout the United Kingdom as a Making Music Selected Artist.

Adam has made a number of albums: The Rebels Within, (his first solo album) features four twentieth-century masterpieces that fuse progressive compositional techniques with aspects of archaic musical structures and language. Gladios, released in 2010, presents the melodic lyricism and dynamic rhythmic interplay of music from Latin America and Without Limits – An American Century of Music for Guitar (released in 2013) highlights the guitar’s pre-eminent role in America’s cultural life by presenting a number of contemporary genres that cross boundaries between classical and popular music

Chamber recital: Jonathan Radford (saxophone) & Christine Zerafa (piano)

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Tuesday 20 February 2018, Churchill Room, Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road, Wanstead 8:00 pm
Tickets will be available at the door: £10 (Visitors); £7 (Members)
Complimentary light refreshments will be served during the interval

This evening’s event is a chamber recital given by award-winning young saxophonist Jonathan Radford and pianist Christine Zerafa.  They will be performing a diverse variety of items from their wide repertoire including works by familiar composers such as Debussy and Faure and by more specialist – but less familiar – composers for saxophone such as Iturralde, Caplet and Yoshimatsu.

Biographies
JONATHAN RADFORD
Jonathan studied initially at Chetham’s School of Music and then continued his musical education at the Conservatoire National Superior de Musique de Paris (CNSM) becoming the first British saxophonist to enter Claude Delangle’s world-famous saxophone class. He recently completed a Masters Degree in both saxophone and chamber music at CNSM with distinction and is currently continuing his studies with Kyle Horch at the Royal College of Music as Mills Williams Junior Fellow 2017/18. Very recently (February 2018) Jonathan and Christine won the Wind & Brass section final of the Royal Over-Seas League 66th Annual Music Competition and will now progress through to the Gold Medal Final to be held on 4 June 2018 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.

Jonathan has performed throughout Europe at prestigious venues such as the Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Bridgewater Hall, Grieg Hall and the Philharmonie de Paris. He is a keen promoter of contemporary music, has collaborated with the Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music and has premiered works by Betsy Jolas and Luis Naon. He is also passionate about chamber music and co-founded the Yendon Quartet, a saxophone group which has broadcast on Radio France; the group has recently released its first CD, Utopico. Jonathan has received awards from the BBC Performing Arts Fund, The Musicians’ Company and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. He is a Help Musicians Ian Fleming Award holder, a Making Music Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artist, a Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme Artist and a Vandoren Paris Artist.

CHRISTINE ZERAFA
Maltese pianist Christine Zerafa is based in London and has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in many venues in Malta, USA and across the UK. She has appeared frequently at all major London venues including the Wigmore, Royal Festival and Royal Albert Halls and St John’s Smith Square. She has performed live on BBC Radio 3 and has been recipient of many awards including the Schumann Lieder accompanist prize, the RNCM Clifton Helliwell prize and the RAM Scott Huxley prize for piano accompaniment. She has Master of Music degrees in solo performance and in piano accompaniment (distinction) and is currently undertaking a PhD in performance at the Royal Academy of Music where
she is focussing on her role as a collaborative pianist via a number of projects. Christine has been kindly supported by the Malta Arts Scholarship and the BOV Joseph Calleja and Janatha Stubbs Foundations; she has a Silverstone Bursary and a Gilling Family Scholarship

Piano recital by John Paul Ekins

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Tuesday 20 March 2018, Churchill Room, Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road, Wanstead 8:00 pm
Tickets will be available at the door: £10 (Visitors); £7 (Members)
Complimentary light refreshments will be served during the interval

Pianist John Paul Ekins has performed at many prestigious venues abroad and in the UK (such as the Royal Albert and Wigmore Halls). This evening he will play works by Chopin, Schumann, and Beethoven (the Pathetique sonata) and will end the evening with Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

Biography
John Paul Ekins is in great demand as a piano recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician and has performed at many prestigious venues in the UK and abroad including the Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall and the the Zurich Tonhalle.
He decided to take up a career as a piano soloist at the relatively late age of 16. He discarded a place to read music at Cambridge University and enrolled on a four-year undergraduate course at the Royal College of Music, London, because he felt that the RCM would offer greater practical opportunities for his development as a concert pianist. He graduated from the RCM with First Class Honours in 2009 and in 2011 graduated from the Guidhall School of Music and Drama with a Master’s of Performance (Distinction). He was the recipient of a Music Education Award from the Musicians Benevolent Fund and receives generous support from Making Music, The Concordia Foundation, The Razumovsky Trust and The Keyboard Charitable Trust.
In 2013 he made his Royal Albert Hall debut performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Southbank Sinfonia. He has also performed concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Grieg, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich and Gershwin with orchestras throughout the UK.
International Competition successes include some 19 awards, scholarships and prizes. He was also accepted onto the prestigious Britten-Pears Young Artists Programme and was selected to appear in Making Music’s Concert Promoter’s Network Brochure 2013-14. He was also the only successful pianist in Making Music’s Young Concert Artists Competition 2012 and as such was a Recommended Artist under Making Music’s Philip & Dorothy Green Award scheme.
Educational and outreach work is enormously important to John Paul too; he has given workshops and masterclass-recitals with great success in the UK and was recently appointed as piano teacher at St. Paul’s School, London. John Paul has been particularly honoured to be presented to Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Prince Philip at a Reception for Young Performers at Buckingham Palace

Students from Redbridge Music Service

R M Service Chamber Recital Programme 23 Jan 2018

Tuesday 23 January 2018, Churchill Room, Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road, Wanstead 8:00 pm
Tickets will be available at the door: £7 (Visitors/Members)
Young people in full-time education will be admitted free of charge
Complimentary light refreshments will be served during the interval

This evening’s Chamber Music Concert given by the students of Redbridge Music Service is a regular annual feature in Redbridge Music Society’s calendar. The concert will include, , music by Telemann, Haydn, Vivaldi, Crusell, Dvorak, Devienne and Rachmaniniov and Anton Reicha and also music by the more modern composers Hungarian-born American composer Denes Agay (Polka, Tango and Rhumba from ‘Five Easy Dances’ ) and Michael Jackson (‘Smooth Criminal’ arranged for two cellos). The event will feature solo performances, string quartets and quintets, duos and trios and ensembles. The evening will conclude with a saxophone ensemble playing music by Brahms and Bizet.

Redbridge Music Service is renowned for nurturing the musical talent of young people across the Borough and tonight groups and instrumentalists from the Service will demonstrate their considerable musical talents.

Please come and support our home-grown musical talent. It is an evening not to be missed