Venue: St John's School, Old Chapel
please use the School's car park in Garlands Road, KT22 7EZ
DO NOT enter by the Main Gates on Epsom Road
Blue Badge parking only can be reached via
the entrance closest to Leatherhead town centre
We are grateful to the
Head of St John's School
and to her colleagues in the
Music and Events Departments
for their help arranging
this special concert
2018 Season Sponsors:
Julie West Solicitor
Leatherhead Concert & Arts Society
Jean-Baptiste Forqueray (1699-1782)
Pièces à trois violes par Monsieur Forcroy
Untitled movement (Allemande)
François Couperin (1668-1733)
from Les Goûts-Réunis ou Nouxeaux Concert à l'usage de toutes les sortes d'instruments de Musique
(The Collected Tastes, or New Concertos for the use of all sorts of musical instruments) (published Paris, 1724)
Treizième Concert (13th Concerto)
Theorbo solo - t b c
Marin Marais (1656-1728)
from Pièces de viole, Livre I (1686)
No 83 Tombeau de Mr Meliton Tombstone, or memorial piece, for Mr Meliton; he and Marais were pupils of Mr de Sainte-Colombe
Deuxième Suite à Trois Violes (1717)
A founder member of Chelys, Ibrahim Aziz is also a member of the Rose Consort of Viols and regularly plays with various other period instrument ensembles.
Often collaborating with artists from different genres, including classical, contemporary, experimental, dance, the visual arts as well as with actors and poets, Ibrahim’s main interest however lies in the baroque and renaissance periods.
He has performed in prestigious venues and festivals around the world and recorded with many ensembles and labels. www.twitter.com/ibiaziz
Kate Conway studied the viol and baroque cello with Jonathan Manson at the Royal Academy of Music, after reading Classics at Jesus College, Cambridge.
A recipient of the Nancy Nuttall Prize and D Day Fund Award, she has played with Solomon’s Knot, English Touring Opera and the Feinstein Ensemble, and was selected for the Handel House Talent Scheme 2016-17.
Kate is also a founder member of Ensemble Molière, who were Future Baroque artists at the 2017 London Festival of Baroque Music, and Ceruleo, who were Ensemble Fellows at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama for 2016-17. Other recent projects have included concerts at the Cadogan Hall, Southbank Centre and King’s Place, and live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ with Ceruleo and Ensemble Molière.
A viol player, cellist, lecturer and musicologist, Sam Stadlen has been a member of Fretwork since 2015, appearing with the group regularly live and on the radio both in the UK and internationally.
He plays in the viol consort Chelys, with whom he has recently released an album of music by Dowland with Dame Emma Kirkby (A Pleasing Melancholy – available on BIS Records).
He has a keen interest in the performance of contemporary music on early instruments; with Fretwork in particular, he has performed music by George Benjamin, Michael Nyman, John Taverner, Nico Muhly and has recently recorded The World Encompassed – a new work by Orlando Gough describing Sir Francis Drake’s circumnavigation of the globe (available on Signum Records).
Sam is also Professor of Viol Consorts at the Royal College of Music and has been an associate lecturer at the University of York and a guest lecturer at the Royal Academy of Music. He holds a PhD in the influences of poetry and declamation on the composition and performance of the pièces de viole in late 17th- and early 18th-century France.
Hailed as “an adept conductor from the theorbo” by the Boston Musical Intelligencer, Ryaan Ahmed enjoys a varied career as a conductor, lutenist, scholar, and software developer.
He holds an AB in Computer Science from Harvard University and an MM in Early Music from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied lute with Paul O'Dette and was a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow.
Ryaan's recent performing work has included projects with the Boston Early Music Festival, Welsh National Opera, English Touring Opera, Bury Court Opera, Hampstead Garden Opera, the Newberry Consort, Solomon's Knot, Spiritato, the Scottish Ensemble, Sinfonia Cymru, and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Ryaan is the Chief Technology Officer at Artusi www.artusi.xyz, a software company developing music education software with an aim to change the way undergraduates study music theory.
You can follow Ryaan on Twitter @ryaanahmed or learn more about him at www.ryaanahmed.com.
Leatherhead Methodist Church
a concert each week
to the end of November
Music on Thursdays
at St John's School
Daniel Collins, countertenor
John Cuthbert, piano
9 August 2018
Wednesday at St John's
Chapel on Main Quad
Head of Undergraduate Performance, Royal Academy of Music
15 August 2018
Music on Thursdays
recorder & harpsichord
23 August 2018