Jacqueline Phillips, cello, and Jane Dixon-Wayne, flute
Piazzolla – Made in the USA Rodrigo - Aria Antigua Piazzolla - Cafe 1930 Albeniz – Tango Piazzolla – Libertango Villa-Lobos - The Jet Whistle
Jacqueline Phillips, cello
We are delighted to welcome back cellist Jacqueline Phillips who many will have heard playing for the Music on Thursdays launch event in the Swan Centre on 1st March 2012.
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-principle 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 the fees to cancer charities most recently Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Recently, Jacqueline in her efforts to push the boundaries of cello technique has specialised in adapting known violin virtuoso solos, performances including Saint-Saens “Rondo Capriccioso” and other violin virtuoso concert pieces ! Indeed, she transcribed several of the pieces in today's concert from their original guitar settings so they could be played on the cello.
Jane Dixon-Wayne and Jacqueline Phillips, after their concert in Leatherhead Parish Church
Jane Dixon-Wayne, flute
While reading Music at King’s College, London, Jane studied flute at the Royal Academy of Music with Jaime Martin, Michael Cox and Robert Manasse. In her final year she won The Principal’s Award – a scholarship to attend the Lake Placid International Flute Seminar in New York State with Julius Baker and Sebastian Bell. After university Jane continued her studies with Andrew Nicholson.
Jane has had the opportunity to travel a great deal through music with various orchestras and chamber ensembles, touring extensively throughout Europe, Africa, North and South America. Living in London she freelances with a wide variety of orchestras, including regular work with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Welsh National Opera and European Union Chamber Orchestra under such prestigious conductors as Daniele Gatti, Leonard Slatkin, Yuri Temirkanov, Vasily Petrenko, Andrew Litton, Tadaaki Otaka and Kazushi Ono. She has recorded for BBC Radio 3, Classic FM as well as appearing on TV and film soundtracks.
As a keen supporter of music education, Jane has worked regularly with the Philharmonia programmes as well as tutoring for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and at the Dartington International Summer School.
Jane has performed the Reinecke Flute Concerto with the Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s D major throughout North America which was broadcast live on television and Bach’s B minor Suite with King’s College Chamber Orchestra. Recently Jane recorded the Mozart Concerto in G for BBC Radio 4.
Jane performs on a handmade 14K rose gold Powell flute with an Emmanuel headjoint, as well as a silver Louis Lot flute made by Henri Villette.