We are very pleased to bring you another lunchtime recital. We hope this week you will find some joy and some ease as you enjoy the music. Please do leave comments below for our musicians.
See below the video for information about our musicians and the playlist.
A little bit about our musicians...
~ Alison Holford ~ Alison read music at Huddersfield University and Trinity College of Music, where she was principal cello in the college Symphony Orchestra and the Contemporary Music Group. Since graduating she has pursued a busy freelance career, both playing and teaching in London and the south-east of England, including principal cello of St Paul's Sinfonia; principal and solo cello in the Bergamo Ensemble; cellist in the new contemporary music group, Splinter Cell; and in France, principal cello of Opera de Bauge.
~James Widden ~ James studied at Newcastle and Sussex Universities, and then as a postgraduate at Trinity College of Music, under the tutelage of Nona Liddell on violin and Nic Pendlebury on viola. Since graduating he has pursued a busy career on both violin and viola - he has performed with the BBC Philharmonic, Halle, Manchester Camerata and Philharmonia orchestras, at the BBC Proms with Endymion, and at Carnegie Hall with the London Sinfonietta. He has performed many times with the London Mozart Players as co-principal viola, including a tour of China. He is leader of St Paul's Sinfonia, a chamber orchestra based in Greenwich, which will shortly be releasing its first CD of music by Tim Jackson. Outside of music, his hobbies include buying far more books than he's ever likely to be able to read and watching snooker.
And the playlist:
Beethoven - Duo 'for two obligato eyeglasses'
Carlos Gardel - Tango ' Por una cabeza'
Mozart - String Duo no. 1
[Encore - 'We'll Meet Again']