Trunch Concerts - Music in a historic Norfolk Church
2 Concerts in July 2013
FIRST JULY CONCERT
(27 July Cello & Piano Evening, please click here or scroll down)
SATURDAY 6th JULY at 7.30 pm
David Morgan (piano/ organ)
Meg Starling (soprano)
Norfolk Winds perform a wide range of music, including some short, recently composed pieces by members of the Norfolk Composers Group. The programme of varied short pieces includes:
Norfolk Winds is formed of four of the county’s most experienced woodwind players in an ensemble comprising Flute, Oboe, Clarinet & Bassoon. The two Norfolk Winds concerts this season to date have been described respectively as ‘just wonderful, and …stunning. Delighted with the virtuoso performances’ and ‘an excellent concert’.
David Morgan studied at the University of Wales under the composer William Mathias and was for many years in charge of music provision at City College in Norwich . Since ‘retiring’ a few years ago he has been very active as a pianist and organist and, as harpsichordist, has become a key member of Norwich Baroque. His compositions are published by Oxford University Press.
Meg Starling studied at the UEA and is much in demand as a soprano soloist in the county, especially for her interpretations of contemporary music.
Pat Hanchet is a semi-retired music teacher.
She has had her music performed locally and abroad and is published.
To date, her output ranges from electro-acoustic to music for children, vocal to instrumental, unaccompanied to multi-layered orchestral. She was once involved in the manufacture of reproduction early wind instruments and playing in early music groups, including a European tour. She now plays mostly violin and viola in local groups.
Kenneth Ian Hytch - Since retiring from being Director of Music at WymondhamCollege, Kenneth adjudicates regularly for music festivals, teaches in primary schools and has taken on a major role with the Incorporated Society of Musicians, being the Society's President for 2009/2010. He has wide-ranging experience as a conductor, including reconstructing, producing and premiering Malcolm Arnold's 'lost' musical, Parasol.
As a composer, Kenneth has accepted many large and small scale commissioned works, mainly in the UK and USA. His Song Cycle ‘Autumn’ was awarded the English Song Society’s first prize in 2011 and ‘Nocturne’ for Harp and Handbells first performed in California, and now published along with several songs in the USA. Recently performed in Norwich was ‘Meditations’, a large scale work for solo voices and instrumental ensemble. This year, his ‘Contemplations upon a Requiem’ for Piano and ‘Mozart Requiem Orchestra’ was performed on Good Friday.
Norfolk Composers Group: https://www.facebook.com/NorfolkComposersGroup
‘The Cello, Classic and Contempory’
Evening of music for ‘cello and piano. Programme to include:
JS Bach - Sonata in G major for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord BWV1027
M Narvey - Cantata for Cello and Piano
Camille Saint Saens - The Swan
Simon Morecroft - Sonata for Cello and Piano ( Movement I - Le Tombeau)
Claude Debussy - Sonata in D minor for Cello and Piano
Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata in A major for Cello and Piano op 69
Dmitri Shostakovich - Sonata in D minor op 40 for Cello and Piano: Movements 3 and 4 ( Largo , Allegro)
Mayda Narvey is a cellist, teacher and composer. She studied with many great cellists, including Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Janos Starker and legendary Bernard Greenhouse, for whom she was a teaching assistant. Having played for some years with the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada where she was a frequent performer on the CBC (national radio) both in a solo and chamber capacity, her home now is in London . She performs with and writes for Ismena (www.ismenacollective.com) which plays regularly in the West End and at venues across London working with international pianists Bruce Vogt, Naomi Edemariam and Selah Perez Villar. She is the cellist on Coloured Clutter by the young British band, the Savage Nomads, who have been called the "saviours of contemporary music". Teacher of both string quartets and cello at the City Lit and of cello and piano in the City and privately, she also lectures in music both at the City Lit and Kings Place. www.maydanarvey.co.uk
Naomi Edemariam studied the piano at Chethams School of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and read music at Cambridge and McGill Universities . She has attended the Banff Centre for the Arts and the International Musician's Seminar in Prussia Cove and participated in classes with Gilbert Kalish, Anton Kuerti, Graham Johnson, Ferenc Rados and others. She has performed widely as soloist and worked as chamber musician with a wide range of ensembles. Her interest in twentieth-century music has led her to premiere solo works by a number of composers.