Cromer Music Evenings


Programme of Concerts 2017/18 Season
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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.

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 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 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 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.

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 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.