|Cromer Music Evenings|
Review by Terry Keeler|
Sunday 21 February 2016
Young Musicians Concert
Again Ro Curtis brought together six musicians of exceptional talent, enabling them to perform in possibly a smaller venue than they have been used to, which can be quite daunting when the audience front row is just an arm's length away from the performer!
Today a full house enjoyed the choice of programme and the selection of each artist who all excelled in performance.
Included in the line up were Kai Miller, playing cello and Holly Farnell playing alto saxophone, both confirming we have an abundance of talent in our midst.
This concert proved to be an astute choice to open the 2016 series of the Cromer Music Evenings concerts in which each performer gave of their best, surely highlighting the quality of their teaching, the support of parents, culminating in the appreciation they bring to many listeners.
Today's artists being – Holly Farnell (alto sax), Sebastian Johnson (bass – vocal), Dylan Latham (violin), Kai Miller (cello), Helen Herbert (recorder) and Murray Chapman (piano) played music by Ravel, Bach, Vaughan-Williams, John Ireland, John Butterworth, Max Bruch, Brahms, Bela Bartók, Dario Castillo, Giuseppe Sammartini, Hans-Martin Linde and Stephen Montague.
The accompanists – David Neil Jones, Lawrence Tao, Beverley Baker and Duncan Barlow who, by their skill, enhanced each performance. Here, it must be said that the piece by Stephen Montague Paramell Va not only tested the ability of Murray Chapman, his page turner, and the front two rows of the audience, but mainly the stability of Templewood’s Yamaha Grand!! Amazing!