26th July 2012 - 12.30 Lunchtime Concert
Prelude from Suite no 1 in G major
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Caprice no 2
Alfredo Piatti (1822-1901)
no 10 October Waltz
no 8 Like Crazy
no 2 Trucking through the South
Aaron Minsky (b1958)
Caprice no 7
movt 4 Ecossaise
movt 5 Finale
Gordon Jacob (1895-1984)
Prelude from violins Partita no 3 in e major
Johann Sebastian Bach
Caprice no 12
Jacqueline Phillips, cello
Cellist Jacqueline Phillips has become quite a friend of Leatherhead and of Music on Thursdays in particular. Many will have heard Jacqueline playing for the Music on Thursdays Swan Centre launch event in March, and she has given several superb concerts in the church with various duo partners, and with the Brook Ensemble which she directs.
A brilliant ‘cellist from an early age, Jacqueline studied with legendary teachers including William Pleeth, Amaryllis Fleming, Aldo Perisot, Joan Dickson and has emerged as an extraordinarily versatile and well-rounded musician; undoubtedly one of the finest British ‘cellists of her generation, with a career that has taken her round the world, including a trip to Italy to win the Rovere d’Oro International competition in Genoa.
She is in much demand as a free-lance chamber and orchestral musician, guest leading the Irish Chamber Orchestra, guest sub-principal of BBC Phil and guest co- leading the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and BBC Concert Orchestra.
She founded her own group known as the Brook Ensemble and this special ensemble is the first small group to have continually given a portion of its fees to cancer charities, most recently Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Recently, in her efforts to push the boundaries of cello technique, Jacqueline has specialised in adapting known violin virtuoso solos, performances including Saint-Saens “Rondo Capriccioso” and other violin virtuoso concert pieces.