Cromer Music Evenings Archive



Sunday 16 June 2019 at 3.00pm
Laura Embrey
— Violin
Mackenzie Paget — Piano

Laura is a violinist studying for her BMus honours degree at the Royal Northern College of Music with Professor Benedict Holland. As a soloist, Laura was a finalist in the RNCM Norman George Scholarship competition, in 2018 and 2016. She was winner of Third Prize in the 2018 D'Addario String Competition in the North London Festival. Laura holds an ABRSM Diploma in Violin Performance and advanced to the Strings Category Auditions in the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition, 2014.

Sunday 19 May 2019 at 3.00pm
Ugnius Pauliukonis
— piano

A leading pianist of Lithuania's new generation of musicians, Ugnius has been performing professionally since the age of 6. Prize-winner of multiple piano competitions, including the Royal Northern College of Music Gold Medal and Silver Medal from the Worshipful Musicians Company for excellence in performance. He has performed with Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Kaunas State Symphony, and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

Supported by the Musicians’ Company Yeoman Scheme

Sunday 14 April 2019 2018 at 3.00pm
Alix Lagasse
— Violin
Maria Tarasewicz — Piano

Belgian violinist Alix Lagasse is currently studying on the Artist Diploma Course at the Royal College of Music with Itzhak Rashkovsky as a RCM Music Scholar. She completed her Bachelor of Music (Honours), at the RCM, with Natalia Boyarsky in July 2014. She previously studied at the Fontys University of Music Tilburg in the Netherlands. In July 2016 Alix completed her Masters Degree at the RCM with distinction.

Supported by the Musicians’ Company Yeoman Scheme.

Sunday 17 March 2019 at 3.00pm
Jamal Aliyev
— Cello
Maria Tarasewicz — Piano

In 2017 Jamal made his debut at the BBC Proms, won the Arts Club Sir Karl Jenkins Music Award and was selected by YCAT. His debut CD, Russian Masters, was released by Champs Hill records and in 2018 he records for Classic FM & Warner Classics, Jamal studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal College of Music. Over the last year he has appeared as soloist with the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic and BBC Concert Orchestras.

Supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.

Sunday 24 February 2019 at 3.00pm
Young Musicians Concert

Following on from previous season's highly successful events we once again look forward to being entertained by some of Norfolk's most talented young, amateur musicians.

Sunday 20 January 2019 at 3.00pm
Gamal Khamis
— Piano

Sunday 9 December 2018 at 3.00pm
Emma Halnan
— Flute
Daniel King Smith — Piano

In demand flautist Emma Halnan first came to prominence as the woodwind category winner of BBC Young Musician 2010. She has since appeared at major venues worldwide, and has performed concertos with orchestras including the London Mozart Players, the European Union Chamber Orchestra, and the BBC Concert Orchestra. Emma has also been selected as a “Making Music” Philip & Dorothy Green Young Artist 2018-20.

Accompaniment and chamber music are a major part of Daniel’s life, having held staff accompanist posts at both Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music Junior Departments and at the Purcell School. He regularly accompanies auditions, lessons, master classes and end of year recitals at the London conservatoires as well as being official accompanist for the Countess of Munster Trust.

Sunday 18 November 2018 at 3.00pm
Alison Walker
— Recorder
Karen Walker —Piano

Alison Walker studied recorder and cello at Royal Holloway, University of London and Vienna Conservatoire, graduating with First Class Honours, and postgraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Alison enjoys a varied and stimulating performing career. She has given recorder concerto performances in St John's, Smith Square and St James' Piccadilly, London, Bristol and Norwich Cathedrals, Germany and Austria.

Sunday 21 October 2018 at 3.00pm
— Guitar Quartet

Since forming in 2007, VIDA has performed to critical acclaim in major UK, USA and European venues. They are sought-after festival artists throughout the UK and Europe and in 2011 VIDA made their US debuts in Los Angeles (LMU Guitar Festival) and New York (Baruch Performing Arts Centre). In 2012 VIDA were artists in residence at CSU's Summer Arts program in Monterey Bay CA.

Sunday 27 May 2018
Argenta Piano Trio
Malgorzata Garstka
— piano
Nicolas Dupont — violin
Margarita Balanas — cello

The London-based Argenta Piano Trio was formed in 2015. They have all studied at prestigious music conservatoires around the world, and between them have obtained music degrees from CNSM of Paris (FR), the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (BE), the Purcell School of Music (UK) and the Royal Academy of Music (UK).

As young, yet established chamber musicians, the members have extensively performed across the UK, Europe and the USA.

The trio aims to explore the lesser-known repertoire from their native countries and to work closely with their national composers, in order to contribute to the piano trio repertoire and to build bridges between cultures, countries and people.

In March 2017, the Argenta Trio was selected for a Wigmore Hall recital by the The Musicians’ Company and the Concordia Foundation Artists’ Fund.

Friday 4 May 2018 at 7.30
Victoria Quartet

The Victoria String Quartet: Benedict Holland, Catherine Yates, Susie Mészáros and Jennifer Langridge. The Quartet unites some of the most experienced chamber musicians in the UK. All four members have performed together in different ensembles for many years, and between them they can boast an impressive pedigree: The Chilingirian Quartet, The Sorrel Quartet and Psappha Ensemble, naming just a few. They are thrilled to join together in this new formation to explore and perform the rich and varied string quartet repertoire. The Victoria String Quartet is based in Manchester and all four of its members teach at the Royal Northern College of Music and give masterclasses both in the UK and internationally.

Sunday 15 April 2018 at 3.00pm
Vickers Bovey Guitar Duo
Daniel Bovey
— classical guitar
Julian Vickers — classical guitar

Julian and Dan first met studying at Birmingham Conservatoire where they both received First Class Honours and the Principal’s Prize, continuing their studies with a joint Masters at the Royal Academy of Music, London, graduating with Distinction and the Performance Diploma in July 2016.

Winners of multiple awards, the duo have recently been selected for the Worshipful Company of Musicians’ Maisie Lewis Prize, the Tillett Trust Young Artist Platform, which saw them make their Wigmore Hall debut in February 2017. They were awarded the 2016 Royal Academy of Music’s Club Prize, the most prestigious competition at the Academy.

Sunday 25 March 2018 at 3.00pm
London Metropolitan Brass
Emily Mitchell
— trumpet
Stuart Beard — tuba
Tom Freeman-Attwood — trumpet
Ben Hulme — horn
Benny Vernon — trombone

London Metropolitan Brass were formed in 2016, with current students at the Royal Academy of Music, selected to represent the Academy in this newly-formed quintet. In 2017, the quintet won the Worshipful Company of Musicians Brass Ensembles Prize and are quickly become a well established chamber ensemble.

Sunday 25 February 2018 at 3.00pm
Young Musicians Concert

Following on from last season's highly successful event we once again look forward to being entertained by some of Norfolk's most talented young, amateur musicians.

Sunday 26 November 2017 at 3.00pm
Matilda Lloyd
— Trumpet
John Reid — Piano

Matilda is in her final year reading Music at Trinity College, Cambridge and has been awarded a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music. She made her BBC Proms solo debut in July 2016 with the BBC Philharmonic. She won the BBC Young Musician of the Year Brass Final in 2014 and was the Principal Trumpet of the EUYO in 2016. She is a Making Music uk’s Phillip And Dorothy Green Young Artist.

John is a principal of the Aurora Orchestra, with whom he has appeared at the major London concert venues, including the Proms and in Shanghai, Brazil and at the Melbourne Festival. He studied at Clare College, Cambridge and at the Royal Academy of Music and is now an Associate of the RAM, teaching at both the RAM and at Goldsmiths College.

Sunday 22 October 2017 at 3.00pm
Dinara Klinton
— Piano

Dinara was born in Ukraine and has recently completed the Artist Diploma in Performance course at the Royal College of Music. She is the first recipient of the prestigious Benjamin Britten Fellowship, generously supported by the Philip Loubser Foundation. Prior to this she was awarded a Master of Performance degree with distinction at the RCM where she was under the tutelage of Dina Parakhina. Upon graduating from the Moscow Central Music School, where she studied with Valery Pyasetsky, she went on to her Graduate Diploma with Honors at the Moscow State Conservatory, where she worked with Eliso Virsaladze. Since 2014 Dinara is a City Music Foundation artist.

Friday 30 June 2017 at 7.00 pm
(Mezzo Soprano) and SIMON BROWN (Piano)

Evie Anderson was brought up in Norfolk, beginning her musical studies locally before gaining a scholarship to The Purcell School. A music graduate of the University of Birmingham she continued her training at the Birmingham Conservatoire and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Simon Brown was the director of music at King's College School in Cambridge from1999 and the director of King's Voices from 2001 to 2013. He spent 12 years as Head of Academic & Choral Music at the Purcell School. As well as being an excellent piano teacher and accompanist, he also enjoys plays many instruments including recorder, viola, clarinet and harp and is a keen composer.

Review by Terry Keeler

Sunday 21 May 2017
- Guitar

Laura began her studies at the Yehudi Menuhin School where guitar tuition was made possible by a donation from The Rolling Stones, she went on to study at the Royal College of Music, winning the Guitar prize in her first year and the Ivor Mairants Guitar Award in 2014. She was hand picked by Julian Bream to give a recital at the Wigmore Hall in 2015.

Laura is a winner of the Tillett Trust, St John's Smith Square, International Guitar Foundation and Making Music Philip & Dorothy Green young artist scheme, which is supporting this concert.

Review by Terry Keeler

Sunday 23 April 2017

Catriona McDermid (Bassoon), Mana Shibata (Oboe) and Suling King (Piano)

Catriona graduated from Oxford University with a first class degree in music and is currently studying to complete her Masters degree at the Royal College of Music. She is supported by the Countess of Munster Trust.

Mana is a Japanese oboist. After studying at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, she enjoys a varied career as a performer and teacher.

Suling specialised in piano at the Purcell School of Music with James Gibb and studied with Tessa Nicholson at the Royal Academy of Music. She also gained a Bachelor of Music from King's College London.

This concert was supported by the Countess of Munster Trust Recital Scheme.

Review by Terry Keeler

Sunday 26 March 2017
– Piano

Hannah Watson started at the Royal College of Music Junior Department, then studied Modern Languages at Cambridge before pursuing music full time. She performs solo, chamber and song recitals at St Martin in the Fields, the Barbican, Cardiff's St David's Hall and the Royal Festival Hall and is completing an Artist Diploma at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Review by Terry Keeler

Sunday 19 February 2017

Following the success of last year's concert this event once again brought together some of Norfolk's most talented young musicians. Please note that these are all young, amateur performers.

Review by Terry Keeler

Sunday 23 October 2016
– Bertie Anderson-Haggart (Viola/Guitar), Evie Anderson (Cello/Piano), Anne-Marie Kirby (Violin), Rhiannon Lock (Cello) and Emma Price (Flute/Accordian).

A concert of songs inspired by Poppyland with new musical arrangements of poems and tales collected before the First World war by Christobel “Kit” Hood from the men and women who lived and worked on the land. Kit Hood recorded the words as remembered by the folk of Sidestrand and neighbouring parishes, which now have they been set to music by her great great niece Bertie Anderson-Haggart.

Review by Terry Keeler

5 June 2016
A Garland for Nepal - Norfolk Composers Group Concert
Cromer Music Evenings welcomes members of the Norfolk Composers Group to bring a mixture of original and familiar music to our regular audience. From a wide variety of styles and concepts, they will be choosing a selection of recent compositions loosely themed around folk and fun, and to include each composer’s arrangement of the Nepalese National Anthem. Members of the group include Geoff Cummings-Knight, Andrew Lowe Watson, David Morgan, Pat Hanchett and Michael Finnissy.

Review by Terry Keeler

29 May 2016
Ferio Saxophone Quartet
The ever-effervescent saxophonist Huw Wiggin returns once again to Templewood with his friends in his award winning quartet which has already been showered with critical praise from around the world. On Alto sax, Ellie Mcmurray; on Tenor Jose Manuel Banuls; and on Baritone sax Shevaughan Beere. All four are graduates of the Royal College of Music coming together in 2012 to perform and develop old music, new music, jazz, popular and almost anything else into passionate foot stomping rhythms. This springtime concert is guaranteed to rejuvenate flagging hearts and bodies.

Review by Terry Keeler

24 April 2016
Jane Lindsay - Cello
Jennifer Hughes - Piano
We are delighted to welcome the return of this dazzling pair who mesmerised our audience last April with their sensitive performances of Rachmaninov, Debussy and Ravel. Jane began her musical career at Chethams School of Music, winning prize after prize and later performing under the baton of some of our greatest living conductors playing with the London Symphony, the Philharmonic and the BBC Symphony orchestras. Jennifer has also achieved a fine reputation as accompanist to song performances and accompanying many of the fastest rising instrumentalists of her generation.

Review by Terry Keeler

20 March 2016
Luba Tunnicliffe - Viola
Hannah Watson - Piano
Luba Tunnicliffe (viola) and Hannah Watson (piano) were both scholarship students at the Guildhall School. Luba won the school’s Max and Peggy Morgan Award in 2012, and was the viola soloist in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with the GSMD Chamber Orchestra in 2014. Hannah has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in major London venues.
Together, Luba and Hannah have performed recitals at various venues including the Royal Festival Hall as part of the Martin Music Scholarship Fund Series.
This concert is supported by the Countess of Munster Trust Recital Scheme.

Review by Terry Keeler

21 February 2016
Young Musicians Concert
An opportunity to hear outstanding performances from some of Norfolk's most talented amateur young musicians. More details will be announced on the CME website and at all earlier concerts.
Review by Terry Keeler

22 November 2015
David Keating - Guitar
Irish guitarist David Keating was recently awarded a First Class Honours degree in classical guitar performance at the Royal Northern College of Music where he studied with Craig Ogden. He previously studied in Dublin with John Feeley and under Jerry Creedon at Cork School of Music, where David now teaches classical guitar. He has won many important prizes in Ireland and attended master classes with some of the world’s greatest guitarists, including John Williams. He has performed extensively across Ireland and the UK as a soloist and is also a keen chamber music performer with the Diversus Guitar Ensemble. David gratefully acknowledges support from Music Network Ireland.
Review by Terry Keeler

Sunday 25 October 2015
Jinah Shim - Piano
Jinah Shim is a postgraduate at the Guildhall School of Music in London, studying with Martin Roscoe. Jinah began piano aged five and during junior school competed in the National Piano Festival winning the European Piano Teacher’s Association competition. At fourteen she was the youngest finalist of the Glasgow International Piano Competition, going on to study at the Birmingham Conservatoire, since when she won Chandos Young Musician of the Year and was the first Guildhall winner of the 2011 Enescu scholarship and in 2015 lst and 2nd prizes at Christopher Duke Piano Competition and Brighton’s Springboard Concerto competition. Jinah also performs in concertos and chamber groups in Birmingham, London and France. She is grateful for the support of Making Music’s Philip and Dorothy Green Award, and the Skinner’s Company Young Musicians Trust.
Review by Terry Keeler

Sunday 24th May 2015
Alexander Soares - Piano
London based pianist Alexander Soares has performed in leading venues across the UK including the Royal Festival Hall, Barbican, Wigmore Hall and Bridgewater Hall. He has also performed extensively across France and Spain. He graduated from Clare College, Cambridge and is currently finishing his doctoral studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Alexander is supported by Making Music's Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists scheme.
Review by Terry Keeler

Sunday 26th April 2015
Jane Lindsay - Cello
Jennifer Hughes - Piano
Jane Lindsay is a keen chamber and orchestral musician and has been principal cellist of the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra, the RCM Opera Orchestra, the Orpheus Sinfonia and the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland and has performed with the London Symphony, the BBC Symphony and the Philharmonic Orchestras. Jane plays on an English instrument made in 1746 by Peter Walmsley.

Jane is supported by the Countess of Munster Trust Recital Scheme.

Jennifer Hughes is much in demand as an instrumental duo partner and song recital pianist, and has performed at the Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Bridgewater Hall and St. James Piccadilly..
Review by Terry Keeler

Sunday 29th March 2015
Duncan Honeybourne — Piano
Since his debut as soloist at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, in 1998 Duncan Honeybourne has established a career as recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber music player and teacher. He has appeared at many major concert halls and at leading festivals. One of his generation's leading exponents of 20th century English piano music.
Review by Terry Keeler

Sunday 22nd February 2015
Young Musicians Concert
Following the success of last year's concert this event once again promises the opportunity to see more outstanding performances from some of Norfolk's most talented young musicians. Please note that these are all young, amateur performers.
Review by Terry Keeler

Sunday 2nd November 2014
Manus Noble — Guitar
Manus Noble is one of the most exciting and innovative of today's generation of young guitarists, and his varied and eclectic concerts are in high demand. A warm and engaging performer, Manus has given critically acclaimed recitals in the UK and abroad, including at the Purcell Room, Sage Gateshead, Cadogan Hall, Kings Place, Bridgewater Hall and Wigmore Hall. He also composes original works that challenge preconceptions of what is possible on the guitar. Manus is supported by Making Music's Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists scheme.
Review by Terry Keeler

Sunday 12th October 2014
Huw Wiggin — Saxophone
James Sherlock — Piano

Leading UK saxophonist Huw Wiggin and pianist James Sherlock have performed as a duo and as soloists in the USA, China, Malaysia and throughout the UK, and in major London venues including the Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room. The duo offer a diverse range of repertoires from original compositions to contemporary works. Huw is the winner of this years Gold Medal in the annual Royal Overseas League Music Competition and James won the accompanists award in the same competition.
Review by Stephen Richards

27th APRIL 2014
Since Kausikan arrived as a last minute surprise replacement last season, he has been extremely busy. Just two weeks after thrilling us with his first performance of Schumann's Carnaval, he won the annual Royal College of Music Schumann Prize with the same piece. Kausikan was born in London in 1990 and began playing when 7 years old and despite offers of scholarships to the top music colleges, preferred to read music at Cambridge University, graduating with First Class Honours. He has already been awarded numerous prizes and is in great demand performing at home and abroad and as all who have heard him play will know, he has a glittering future ahead of him.
Review by Terry Keeler

30th MARCH 2014
Born in Romania, Bogdan began violin aged 4 winning his first award at 5 years old, later graduating from the Bucharest University of music in 2000 and from the Royal Academy of Music in 2003, since when he has performed classical music as a soloist around the world. In 2007 he founded the East European group Paprika performing at major international festivals. Heidi enjoys an incredibly varied career which takes her all over the world. She is cellist of the Galos Piano Trio and regularly performs with them both at home and abroad. Heidi's recent engagements have included performances at the RFH, Purcell Room and live on BBC Radio 3, and in venues as far afield as China, Brazil and Africa. She is also a founding member of the innovative education group 'Painting Music', which focusses on introducing music to children with autism.
Review by Terry Keeler

17th NOVEMBER 2013
Formed in 2010, the Albany Piano Trio is an exciting new ensemble with a special interest in performing compositions by female composers. They have recently been chosen for the Richard Carne Junior Fellowship at the Royal College of Music where they look forward to collaborating with new composers. The trio had a busy summer coaching at the Belle Serre cello course in the south of France and as Musicians in Residence at Abbeyfield House, Kew and performing recitals in the Harrogate International Festival and around the UK as part of Live Music Now. The Albany Piano Trio is especially delighted to have been selected for the Making Music Concert Promoters' Network Guide for 2013/14 and is generously supported by Francis and Caron Fernandes.
Review by Terry Keeler

13th October 2013
Since 2010, when Manon was invited by the late Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau to accompany his master classes in Berlin, she was inspired to pursue her Masters in Piano Accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music, where she won the Scott Huxley prize for accompanists in 2011 studying with Michael Dussek. Since her enrolment Manon has performed for numerous Academy projects, such as the Beethoven Festival, the Song Circle Concert at the Austrian Cultural Institute, and recitals at Wigmore Hall and many other venues. Manon's studies are generously supported by the Countess of Munster Trust.
Review by Terry Keeler

Sunday 26th May 2013
Huw Wiggin — Saxophone
Tim Abel — Piano
Huw performing for us again after his splendid concert here in spring 2012. Huw is currently busy performing throughout the UK as a selected artist on the Countess of Munster Musical Trust recital scheme. Recent achievements include winning the Philip and Dorothy Green Award run by Making Music. Tim Abel studied at the Royal Northern College of Music from 2003 to 2008 where he gained his BMus(Hons) and Postgraduate Performance Diploma. Whilst at the college Tim won the concerto prize, the John Ireland Prize and numerous awards for postgraduate study.
Review by Terry Keeler

Sunday 28th April 2013

Review by Terry Keeler

Sunday 24th March 2013
Rosanna Ter-Berg — Flute
Leo Nicholson — Piano
Rosanna has performed at some of the UK’s most prestigious concert halls and is a 2012 Making Music Young Concert Artist award winner. She studied at Trinity Laban, Leeds University and Strasbourg Conservatoire. She is collaborating with a number of composers who have been inspired to write for her including Thomas Oehler, Andrew Gorman and Laura Harrison. Leo studied at the Purcell, the Junior Royal Northern College of Music, and with Douglas Finch and the late Yonty Solomon at Trinity Laban.
Review by Terry Keeler

Sunday 24th February 2013
Young Musicians Concert

Review by Terry Keeler

Sunday 25th November 2012
Bogdan Vacarescu — Violin
Heidi Parsons — Cello
Born in Bucharest, Bogdan graduated from the Bucharest University of Music in 2000, and from the London Royal Academy Of Music in 2003. He has performed classical music internationally and in 2007 was a founder member of the group Paprika, which has performed in popular London clubs and internationally at major festivals. Heidi completed both her bachelors and postgraduate degrees at the Royal Academy of Music where she was awarded the Suggia scholarship and a Leverhulme orchestral fellowship. She is currently enjoying an exciting career as a cellist in London, performing at venues as diverse as the streets of Covent Garden to the Purcell Room and the Royal Festival Hall.
Review by Terry Keeler

Sunday 28th October 2012 in conjunction with COAST
John Paul Ekins — Piano
Increasingly in demand as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician, John Paul graduated from the Royal College of Music with First Class Honours, and in the same year was awarded the James Anthony Horne Scholarship. He was the only successful pianist in Making Music's Young Concert Artists auditions 2012, and as such is a Recommended Artist under Making Music's Philip & Dorothy Green Award scheme for 2012.
Review by Terry Keeler

Sunday 27 May 2012
Huw Wiggin — saxophone
James Sherlock — piano
Saxophonist Huw is rapidly becoming recognised as a soloist and chamber musician in both the UK and abroad. A graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, he furthered his studies in Germany before beginning his Masters at the Royal College of Music in September 2011. He made his Purcell Room debut last year to great critical acclaim. He lives and works in London, combining teaching with solo and group recitals. He is a Making Music Young Artist Award Winner for 2011
Review by Terry Keeler

Sunday 29 April 2012
James Sherlock — piano
Winner of the 2010 Royal Overseas League Piano Competition James is an active recitalist and chamber musician, and has given recitals at the Edinburgh Fringe, Leeds International, and St. Martin in the Fields festivals, to name but a few. Upon graduating from Trinity College, Cambridge, he was a winner of BBC Fame Academy — The Next Generation (now BBC Performing Arts Trust). James is a Making Music Young Artist Award Winner for 2011.
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Sunday 18 March 2012
Tanya Sweiry — violin
Manon Ablett — piano
Tanya is the winner of the 2011 Music for Alice Bursary. The American-British violinist graduated with a first class honours from the Royal Academy of Music and has performed in major festivals and recital series all over the country as well as the Krakow Autumn Festival, Poland. She has also performed as a soloist with the North London Symphony Orchestra and Southbank Sinfonia.
Review by Terry Keeler