Music on Thursdays
Andrews Massey Duo
Emily Andrews, flute
David Massey, guitar
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Leatherhead Concert &
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Piano, D821
"Arpeggione Sonata" arr Andrews/Massey
1st movement, Allegro moderato
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Piano Sonata No 10 in C major, K330
1st movement, Allegro moderato
Franz Schubert arr Boehm/Massey
Andy Scott (b1966) arr Massey
Sonata for flute and harp (2002)
2nd and 3rd movements
Rialto Lounge will be selling sandwiches and drinks in the church after the concert.
In 2010 Emily Andrews graduated with Distinction from her Masters degree in flute performance at the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied with Clare Southworth and Kate Hill. An unusual career path: Emily’s first degree was in Mathematics at Cambridge University, and she worked as IT consultant for two years before becoming a full-time musician.
Emily is a passionate chamber musician as well as a soloist. She has performed second flute with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the London Concert Orchestra and Scottish Opera, among other orchestras, and she has performed recitals in many prestigious UK venues including the Wigmore Hall and St Martin in the Fields, as well as abroad.
Emily's "exquisite phrasing", beautiful singing tone and natural musicality have been noted by many prominent musicians, - Lorna McGhee, Ransom Wilson, Mark Van de Wiel, Neil Black OBE, & William Bennett OBE. The British Flute Society's review of her performance of the Liebermann flute concerto cited Emily as "definitely one of Britain's most promising young professionals".
Her prize-winning flute and guitar duo, the Andrews Massey Duo, recently brought out its third CD. For more information, please visit: www.emilyandrewsflute.com
Andrews Massey Duo
_As a duo they have gone from strength to strength: winners of a prestigious Tunnell Trust Award for 2012-2013; semi-finalists in the Royal Overseas League Competition in London in 2012; and regular recitalists throughout the UK, including performances at Kings Place Hall 1, St Martin in the Fields, St James’ Piccadilly, Colston Hall, Wigmore Hall and Lytham St Anne’s, to name a few.
Emily and David play many different styles of music, and enjoy programming familiar favourites with lesser-known works. They actively commission new music, including “Journey Home” by Scott Lygate, which was written for their Scottish Tour, and premiered in Stranraer on 31st January 2013.
Since his initial success as a finalist in the 2006 BBC Young Musician competition, David Massey has striven to constantly develop his music making and guitar playing, undertaking numerous solo recitals as well as concertos, chamber music and orchestral parts.
As a soloist he combines familiar pieces with less well-known masterpieces of the repertoire. He has performed at the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Sage Gateshead, King's Place, St George's Bristol, amongst others, and been praised for "intense and intimate" performances marked by a "remarkable energy and range of tone and dynamics". After hearing him play, Julian Bream praised his tone and sense of musical architecture.
He has an ongoing duo partnership with flautist Emily Andrews and were invited to this last year's Tunnell Trust Blair Atholl showcase for young professional chamber groups. David studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Michael Lewin on the MMus course supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council focusing on producing new arrangements and transcriptions for guitar.
His thirst for new challenges and experiences has led him to engage in the widest spectrum of musical activity available to a guitarist, performing in chamber formations, orchestral and opera parts, including related instruments such as the mandolin, banjo and ukulele, in everything from Mozart to Schoenberg, Gershwin and Bainbridge, as well as electric guitar including a concert of pieces by Frank Zappa as part of the Zappa at the Roundhouse festival 2010. 2011 saw premieres of new pieces for mandolin and harp by Martin Gaughan and guitar and bass clarinet by Scott Lygate.
David also fronts his own rock band, for which he writes the songs. There is no attempt at a fusion of the classical and rock/pop styles, although each discipline informs the other in sometimes surprising ways.
Concert at Home
If you cannot be with us at the lunchtime concert
you can enjoy a similar Concert at Home by
clicking the buttons below:
On the first button below you will find the Andrews Massey
Duo's own recording of Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata.
(The arpeggione was a form of bowed guitar)
Mozart's Piano Sonata No 10 is played in this 1985 recording by Vladimir Horowitz, in his own living room:
At the concert we will be hearing the 2nd and 3rd movements of Andy Scott's Sonata for flute and harp. Here, though, is the first movement performed by flautist Clare Southworth and harpist Lauren Scott, in the church of St-Rabier, in the Dordogne:
Nina Sivosova is the flautist in this amateur recording of her diploma performance of the 3rd movement: