During these strange and difficult times, it is our pleasure to bring you beautiful performances from talented musicians. It is our hope that these performances bring some comfort and joy to the Age UK Camden community.
Today we are joined by talented young musicans Manu Brazo, a saxophonist born in Seville, Spain, and Prajna Indrawati, a pianist from Indonesia. You can see full information about the musicians, below.
Please sit back, relax, and enjoy the recital.
More information on the musicians:
Manu Brazo - Saxophone
Manu Brazo is a young Spanish saxophonist who has established himself as one of his generation's most versatile young musicians. At ease on the stage he is often praised for his unique sound and virtuosity as well as having the ability to have a close and intimate relationship with his audience. He regularly mixes a musical and often technically challenging performance with anecdotes about himself or the composers.
Over the last few years Manu has been a regular recitalist at British and international music festivals such as Leeds International Concert Season, Tetbury Music Festival, Newbury Spring Festival, Aegean Arts Festival in Crete and Risor Kammermussikkfest in Norway. 2020 will see him perform at Perth Festival of the Arts and the Petworth Music Festival. He has also given solo performances at the Royal Opera House, Victoria and Albert Museum, St Martin in the Fields, King’s Place, the Cutty Sark, Teatro de la Maestranza (Seville), St James’ Piccadilly, London Saxophone Festival and the Royal Academy of Arts. Since being a BBC Introducing Artist he has been a regular guest on Radio 3’s In Tune.
Last summer Manu, accompanied by pianist Bryan Evans MBE, was invited by promoters Live Nation to be the opening act for Sir Cliff Richard at Greenwich Music Time Festival and to open ‘Downton Live’ at Highclere Castle to audiences of around 12,000 people.
Manu made his concerto debut in the UK with the Guildford Symphony Orchestra in 2016 playing the Glazunov Saxophone Concerto and the following year he performed Tansy Davies’s Saxophone Concerto with the London Sinfonietta. He has also played with the London City Orchestra, RCM Philharmonic, Orquesta Betica de Camara and Orquesta Filarmonia.
In 2016 Manu won the Concerto Competition at the Conservatorio Superior de Musica Manuel Castillo of Seville. The following year he was awarded the Jane Melber prize at the Royal College of Music as well as the Guildford Symphony Orchestra Jellinek Award for young soloists. In 2018 he was selected to take part in the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme where he performed at the Snape Maltings Proms conducted by Marin Alsop. Manu is supported by The Tillet Trust, Concordia Foundation, Talent-Unlimited, Making Music’s PDGYA and the Drake-Calleja Trust.
Born in Seville, Spain, Manu started to play saxophone at the age of 9. He studied in Seville and was accepted and funded to study at Royal College of Music, where he graduated from his Master in Performance and Artist Diploma with Distinction. More info and future performances at www.manubrazo.com and www.instagram.com/manubrazo
Prajna Indrawati - Piano
Indonesian pianist Prajna Indrawati honed her Master of Performance degree in Piano Accompaniment (2018) at the Royal College of Music under tutelage of Roger Vignoles, Kathron Sturrock, and Simon Lepper. Accompanying singers, she performed in few places in London, such as Victoria and Albert Museum, Royal Festival Hall and in “Brahms and his poet” book’s launching by Natasha Loges. She was awarded second place for Accompanist Prize in “Brooks- van der Pump” English Song Competition and Joan Chisell Schumann Competition and Titanic Memoriam Award for accompanist in Lies Askonas Competition 2018. With soprano Joyee Ling, she also attended Oxford Lieder Mastercourse 2018 led by Wolfgang Holzmair. She had performed in BBC Radio3 “in Tune”, Victoria and Albert Museum, St. Martin in-the-fields, St. James Picadilly, Debut with Tillett Trust in Kings Place London, Newbury Spring Festival, Alderney Music Festival, 2020 Leeds International Music Festival, etc; as well in Seville (Spain) and Creete (Greece). In July 2019, she joined Jakarta City Philharmonic as a soloist in Mozart Piano Concerto c minor. She had participated in masterclasses with renowned pianists Adam Gyorgy and Patrick Zygmanowsky and others. She achieved her Diploma in Piano Performance and Grade 8 Singing from ABRSM. She has accompanied many singers in concerts and several choir festivals in Europe and Asia https://www.prajnaindrawati.com/biogr...