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Friday, 1st February, 2019, 7.30 pm

The United Reformed Church, Salisbury Street, Fordingbridge SP6 1AB


Philip Attard, saxophone; Christine Zerafa, piano


MAURICE - Tableaux de Provence 
DECRUCK - Sonata for saxophone and piano
FAURÉ - Two Songs, Op.1 - Le Papillon et la Fleur; Mai
FRANCAIX - Cinq Danses Exotiques
RAVEL -  Sonata Posthume 
SAINT SAENS - Sonata for Oboe and Piano 
SAINT-SAENS - Le Cygne (from Carnival of Animals)
MILHAUD - Scaramouche

Maltese saxophonist Philip Attard obtained a first class B.A.degree in Music from the University of Malta, majoring in saxophone performance and studied with Roberto Frati at the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini in Florence. He is currently reading for a Masters degree at the Royal College of Music under the tuition of saxophonist Kyle Horch, supported by the Janatha Stubbs Foundation and Malta Arts Scholarships.

He has appeared in several concert series around Europe and the USA, including solo performances in venues including the Manoel Theatre Malta, V&A Museum and Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall

Christine Zerafa – also from Malta - has been the recipient of various awards including first prize in the national Bice Mizzi Competition and the Scott Huxley Accompaniment Prize at the Royal Academy of Music. Christine gained a MMus in solo performance from the Royal Northern College of Music, after which she moved on to study at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole in Florence. She is currently specializing as a collaborative pianist while reading for a MA in piano accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music.

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Friday, 22nd February, 2019, 7.30 pm

The Trinity Centre, Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DH (map)

Emily Sun, violin & Jennifer Hughes, piano



BEETHOVEN - Sonata for violin and piano No. 8 in G major
POULENC - Sonata for violin and piano FP 119
STRAUSS - Sonata for violin and piano in E flat major, Op. 18
TCHAIKOVSKY - Valse Scherzo, Op. 34

Emily Sun, piano

Australian violinist Emily Sun is rapidly gaining international recognition as a rising soloist. She was awarded the Gold Medal of the 2016 Royal Overseas League Music Competition UK, the first violinist to win the award since 1981.

She is the winner of all major Australian violin competitions and all available prizes at the Royal College of Music including the Violin Competition 2012 and Concerto Competition 2015. Emily is also a prizewinner in many international competitions . She was selected as a Young Concert Artist for The Tillett Trust and Making Music UK. 

Emily made her concerto debut with the East-West Philharmonic Orchestra at age 10, and has since been a regular soloist with the Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmanian, Queensland, Canberra Symphony Orchestras and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Internationally, she has performed with many US orchestras, China’s Shanghai Youth Orchestra, Romania’s Mihail Jora Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Moscovia Chamber Orchestra Russia.

Emily is a BBC Introducing Artist, and her performances have been broadcast on ABC Classic FM (Australia), BBC Radio 3 (UK), Kol Hamusica (Israel), and WXQR (USA). She has performed as soloist in international venues such as the Sydney Opera House, Tchaikovsky Great Hall Moscow, Tel Aviv Opera House, Auditorium du Louvre, and Wigmore Hall.

Jennifer Hughes, piano accompanist

Jennifer Hughes is a collaborative pianist specialising in the repertoire for piano and strings. Based in London and Cambridge, she has performed across Europe at venues including Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Oslo Opera House, St John’s Smith Square, St James’s Piccadilly and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. She has also appeared at Festivals in Italy, Sweden, Norway, Russia and China as well as across the UK. She recently released a disc 'Ireland, Delius & Bax: Cello Sonatas' with Lionel Handy (Lyrita).
Jennifer is Duo Coach for the String Department at the Royal College of Music. She has also accompanied and coached students at Aldeburgh Young Musicians, New Virtuosi International Mastercourse, Festival Quattro Corde and Voksenasen SummerAcademy.

She studied with Hilary Coates as a DfES Scholar at Wells Cathedral School and later graduated with Bachelor and Masters Degrees from the Royal College of Music where she studied with John Blakely and Roger Vignoles. Her studies were supported by the Draper’s Company, Henry Wood Trust, Help Musicians UK and the Worshipful Company of Founders. Jennifer also held the Gilbert and Eileen Edgar Junior Fellowship in piano accompaniment at the RCM.

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Friday, 15th March, 2019 7.30 pm
The Trinity Centre, Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DH (map)


Kammerphilharmonie Europa (Ensemble of 9 musicians)


VIVALDI - Concerto in G Minor, F.XI. no.21
ALBINONI- Concerto Saint Marc in E flat Major, for trumpet and orchestra 
SUK - Serenade for Strings Op. 6
J. S. BACH - Violin Concerto In E Major BWV 1042
ALBINONI - Adagio in G minor for String Orchestra
NIELSEN - Little Suite for Strings, Op.1

Founded in 2006 in Cologne, Germany, the Kammerphilharmonie Europa consists of 60 of the most talented young musicians from 18 European nations.  It performs throughout Europe at concerts and festivals to a very high artistic standard.  

The Kammerphilharmonie-Europa, who first performed for us in 2016, return to Ringwood by popular request. The chamber ensemble of nine musicians will feature the soloist, Cyrill Gussaroff, (below) on trumpet.


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Previous concerts this season:

Friday 5th October, 2018, 7.30 pm
The United Reformed Church, 41 Salisbury Street, Fordingbridge SP6 1AB


Castalian String Quartet


HAYDN -- String Quartet in D, Op. 76 No. 5
FAURÉ - String Quartet in E minor, Op. 121
BEETHOVEN -  String Quartet in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2 Rasumovsky

Friday 2nd  November, 2018, 8.00 pm
The Trinity Centre, Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DH (map)


Craig Ogden, classical guitar


JOHN DOWLLAND - Lachrimae Pavane & Fantasia No. 7
MAURO GIULIANI - Grand Overture
ARMAND COECK -  Constellations
AGUSTIN BARRIOS MANGORÉ - Julia Florida; Vals Op 8 no 4
JS BACH - Lute Suite no 3 BWV 995 : Prelude, allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Gavotte I & II, Gigue
GASPAR SANZ - Canarios
GARY RYAN - Lough Caragh; Rondo Rodeo

Friday, 7th December, 2018, 7.30 pm
The United Reformed Church, 41 Salisbury Street, Fordingbridge SP6 1AB


Yulianna Avdeeva, piano


DEBUSSY - Estampes
CHOPIN -  Ballade No. 3 A flat major, Op. 47
CHOPIN -  3 Mazurkas, Op. 59
CHOPIN - Prelude C-sharp minor, Op. 45 
CHOPIN -  Scherzo No. 3 C-Sharp minor Op. 39 
MUSSORGSKY -  Pictures at an Exhibition

Concerts of the 2017-2018 Season :

Pelleas Ensemble


The Busch Trio


Leon McCawley, piano


Raphaela Papadakis, soprano


Emma Johnson, clarinet


Maggini Quartet 
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