Music on Thursdays
Jernej Albreht, clarinet
Lydia Hillerudh, cello
Joseph Havlat, piano
courtesy of the Royal Academy of Music
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Leatherhead Concert & Arts Society
Carl Frühling (1868-1937)
Trio in A minor Op 40
I Mäßig Schnell
II Anmutig Bewegt
IV Allegro Vivace
Giovanni "Nino" Rota (1911-1979)
Trio per clarinetto, violoncello e pianoforte (1973)
Rialto Lounge will be selling sandwiches and drinks in the church after the concert.
Born in Slovenia, clarinettist Jernej Albreht began his musical education at the age of seven in Idrija, Slovenia, finishing his secondary school degree at the Conservatory for Music and Ballet in Ljubljana with professor Andrej Zupan. During his studies at the Conservatory he received various awards including 3rd prize in the Tesmig National Competition and two golden awards from the Upolova Svirel International Competition, as well as first prizes at the 7th International Citta di Carlino Clarinet Competition, 15th Young Musicians Competition in Povoletto, and 9th Davorin Jenko International Competition in Belgrade. He participated in the finals of the national elections for the Eurovision Young Musicians competition and performed the third movement of Carl Maria von Weber's Second Concerto with RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra in 2011. He received an honorary title from the Mayor of Idrija for his work on cultural development in his hometown and presenting it beyond its boundaries.
Currently a second-year undergraduate student at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Jernej studies with Mark Van de Wiel and Lorenzo Iosco with the help of the Nora Seary Trust and Sylvia Simon Special Award. He actively particpates in various masterclasses with world-renowned professors and has performed in masterclasses for Patrick Messina, Andrew Marriner, Fabio di Casola, Mate Bekavac, Ralph Manno, and Milan Reřicha.
Jernej regularly assists many emerging orchestras in London, such as the Melos Sinfonia and the Arch Sinfonia, and he also performs with the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra. As a keen chamber musician, he is currently a member of the Tritium Trio which will be performing recitals in Blackheath, Leatherhead, and at the Royal Academy of Music. He is also an active member of the Aether Ensemble, with which he recently performed in the Eaton Square Concert Series. Jernej's upcoming engagements include playing with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London's Barbican Hall and an Easter Tour with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. Following a successful audition, he has also been invited to take part in the Schleswig-Holstein Orchestral Academy, which will take place in July and August.
Concert at Home
Here are links to online video recordings of the works played in this concert:
If you cannot be with us on the day we hope you enjoy your "Concert at Home"
Born in Stockholm 1993, Lydia Hillerudh started playing the cello at the age of seven, under the guidance of Elisabeth Lysell-Bjermkvist. When she was 16 years old she was awarded a place to Lilla Akademien, Stockholm, a music school for talented youngsters, whilst continuing her studies with Elisabeth Lysell-Bjermkvist there. She is currently in her second year of study with prof. Mats Lidström at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she holds a scholarship.
She has had the opportunity to participate in masterclasses for some of Sweden's most appreciated cellists, such as Thorleif Thedéen and Ola Karlsson, as well as international figures such as Sun Won Yang and Natalie Clein. As a soloist she has performed at some of Stockholm’s major concert venues, such as Berwaldhallen and Musikaliska.
Lydia is an eager chamber musician and is the cellist of the Cellini Quartet, who recently was awarded a place on Academy’s prestigious Davey Poznasky Quartet Scheme. She also discovers unknown repertoire in the setting of a clarinet trio with her trio Tritium, who recently won 3rd prize in the yearly Harold Craxton competition, at the Royal Academy of Music.
Lydia plays a German 19th century cello with a French bow, c 1900, Francoix Lotte, Mirecourt. The bow was purchased with generous support from the Salen Charitable Trust.
Joseph Havlat, piano
Joseph studied piano in Perth, Western Australia for 10 years under teachers Penny Black and Ga-Won Kim. During this time he performed in various competitions around the Perth metropolitan area, as well as inter-state, most notably taking 2nd place in the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra Mini-Concerto Competition in 2001 and winning the WA division of the Yamaha Australian Youth Piano Competition in 2007. He passed his AMEB AMusA exam in 2008, leaving the remainder of his school years to focus more on his academic studies.
Graduating from Hale School, he was awarded a Subject Exhibition in Music in 2011, and became an AMF young musician in late 2012, having received support from the Australian Music Foundation. He is now in his 2nd year of undergrad at the Royal Academy of Music studying under Professor Joanna MacGregor, and since moving to London has participated in solo, chamber and orchestral concerts at venues such as Royal Festival Hall, Sage Gateshead, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Wigmore Hall and The Venue at the Leeds College of Music, as well as other smaller venues around the UK and mainland Europe.
Joseph was the recipient of the Arthur Bliss Prize and the Wilfrid Parry Brahms Prize in 2013 and is a frequent participant in many Academy events and concerts as an accompanist, soloist and chamber musician. Studying composition as second study with Patrick Nunn, he has had his works played around Australia, with aims for concerts in the UK later in the year.