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Samantha Clunies-Ross, Piano

Piano Concerto K466 in D Minor Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart




7th Feb 2023

Victor Wang, Piano  

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor Op 18

4th May 2023

Michael Penny, clarinet & Chris Goodman, basset horn

Mendelssohn Konzertstück 1 & 2 for Clarinet and Basset Horn Op 113/114

6th February 2023

Joanne Chen, violin

Brahms Violin Concerto in D major Op 77

7th May 2022

Opera Gala

29th October 2022

Liana Storey, Piano 

Greig Piano Concerto in A minor Op 16

6th February 2022

Ionel Manciu, Violin

Bruch Violin Concerto in G minor Op 26

30th October 2021

Hugh Mckay, cello 

Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor

1st February 2020

Juhee Yang, violin

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major Op 35

19th October 2019

Alison Manifold, soprano

Mozart Overture The Marriage of Figaro

Mozart Arias from The Marriage of Figaro: Porgi amor, Dove sono

Mahler Symphony No 4

4th May 2019

Simon Standage, violin

Beethoven Romance No for Violin and Orchestra in F major Op 50

2nd February 2019

Katie Lowe, soprano 

Wagner Wesendonck Lieder

4th November 2018

Ljubica Strojanovic, piano

Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor Op54

5th May 2018

Simon Standage 5th May 2018

Dvorak Violin Romance in F minor Op 11

3rd February

Christopher Beagles, horn 

Mozart Horn Concerto No 4 in Eb major K495

5th November 2017

Michael Penny, clarinet

Finzi Clarinet Bagatelles arr

6th May 2017

Simon Standage, violin

Vaughan Williams 'The Lark Ascending'

4th February 2017

Ljubica Strojanovic, piano

Mozart Piano Concerto No 23 in A major K488

6th February 2016

Victor Wang, piano

Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 in G major Op58

29th Oct 2016

William Robertson, cello

Schumann Cello Concerto Op29 in A minor

7th November 2015

Simon Standage, violin

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto Op64 in E minor

8th November 2014

Nina Kiva cello

Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No 1 in A Minor

3rd May 2014

Thomas Leate, violin & Helen Sanders-Hewett, viola

Mozart Sinfonia Concertante K364 in Eb major

9th Nov 2013

Kevin England, oboe, Michael Penny clarinet, Alec Foreshaw,bassoon, Mark Bennett, horn

Mozart Sinfonia Concertante K297B in Eb major

29th June 2013

Samantha Clunies Ross, piano - was awarded a scholarship to attend Chetham's School of Music at the age of 8.  She studied there for four years before continuing her musical education at the Purcell School of Music under the tuition of Rustem Hayroudinoff and later Andrew Ball.  

Samantha has performed at concert venues across the UK and abroad, including the Southbank Centre, St James's Church Piccadilly, Wigmore Hall, the Royal Northern College of Music and the Fazioli Concert Hall in Sacile, Italy. 

Samantha has recently taken up a scholarship to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Philip Jenkins, after receiving offers from the Royal Academy of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.



Aurore Lacabe, Mezzo-Soprano

After graduating in English and Linguistics in her native France, Aurore moved to England and trained at Trinity College of Music, where she gained an advanced postgraduate diploma in vocal studies with Distinction.


Since graduating, Aurore has performed with companies and festivals including Grange Park Opera, Unexpected Opera, Stanley Hall Opera, Opera Up Close and Opéra de Baugé (France). Her roles include Mère Marie (Les Dialogues des Carmélites), Olga (Eugene Onegin), Mercedes (Carmen), Siebel (Faust), Dido/Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas), Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte), Rosina (The Barber of Seville), Flora (La Traviata), Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus) and Stéphano (Roméo et Juliette).


Aurore is also a regular oratorio soloist, and has performed a wide range of sacred repertoire, from Bach to Duruflé, throughout England and France, in stunning venues such as Winchester Cathedral, St James’s, Piccadilly or St Martin in the Fields.


Les Nuits d'ete Hector Berlioz



She is delighted to be singing the Nuits d’été tonight, as she has sung Berlioz’s beautiful cycle many times in recitals, but this will be her first performance of the piece with an orchestra.

This Autumn, Aurore will sing Elvira (Don Giovanni) for Opera Vera.


Martin Bartlett, Piano

Piano Concerto K491 in C Minor Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Martin James Bartlett began learning the piano aged 6, two years later starting studies at the Royal College of Music's Junior Dept with Emily Jeffrey.  Since 2010 Martin has been a student at the Purcell School of Music, continuing his keyboard studies with Emily.  Martin has performed in many competitions and festivals, enjoying considerable success.  Notably, in March last year he was one of only 5 pianists chosen nationally to perform in the keyboard final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2012, the live performance of which was broadcas on BBC4 in Apriil.  Martin has recently formed a duo with BBC Young Musician of the Year winner, cellist Laura van der Heijden.  They have given numerous recitals including a recent live broadcast on BBC Radio 3's 'In Tune' arts programme.


Martin won first prize in the Royal College of Music's  Teresa Carreno Competition, as a result of which he performed a solo recital in Bolivar Hall, London in February 2013.  He also won a Purcell School's Middle School Concerto and the Freddy Morgan Competition at Purcell School, following which he gave a solo recital in the Purcell Room on 4th March 2013.

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