Music on Thursdays
at Leatherhead Methodist Church
Georg Melchior Hoffmann (c1679-1715)
Trio Sonata in G minor
Eugène Joseph Bozza (1905-1991)
Sonatine for Flute and Bassoon (1938)
Thea Musgrave (b1928)
Whirlwind for Solo Oboe (2018, premiered at her 90th birthday concert in New York)
Giuseppe Maria Gioacchino Cambini (c1746-1825 or earlier)
Trio for Flute, Oboe & Bassoon No 2 Op 45
Katherine Hoover (1937-2018)
Kokopeli for Solo Flute (1990)
Judith Margaret Bailey (b1941)
Wind Willows Op38 (1999)
The Open Road
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
The River Bank
Concert duration: 35-40 minutes
▼ Below the performers' biographies ▼
you will find video performances of
some of this music
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Emma Halnan first came to prominence as the woodwind category winner of BBC Young Musician 2010. Since then, she has gone on to perform at many of the major UK venues, and has appeared as concerto soloist with orchestras such as the BBC Concert Orchestra, London Mozart Players, and the Welsh Sinfonia.
She recently won the Sir Karl Jenkins/Arts Club Classical Music Award 2016, in association with Classic FM. As a result, she recorded and broadcast on Classic FM a piece specially composed for her by Sir Karl Jenkins.
Emma was principal flute of the European Union Youth Orchestra 2014-16. She has appeared as guest principal flute in the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and guest principal piccolo in the English National Opera orchestra. She was selected as a City Music Foundation Artist for 2015-17.
Emma studied at the Royal Academy of Music with William Bennett and Kate Hill, and continues to study privately with Robert Winn.
Penelope Smith has worked with orchestras throughout the UK and Ireland such as the London Mozart Players, RTE Concert Orchestra, English Festival Orchestra, and Brandenburg Sinfonia. Her concerto performances include J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Oboe d’Amore with the Exeter Symphony Orchestra, Haydn’s Concerto for Oboe with the Orchestra of Situation Opera, Agrell’s Oboe Concerto with the Amadè Players, Marcello’s Concerto for Oboe in D Minor and Holst’s Fugal Concerto with the Astor Palm Court Orchestra.
In 2005, Penelope was awarded a full scholarship to Trinity College of Music, where she studied under Josephine Lively and Christopher O’Neal. After graduating from Trinity College of Music with a BMus(Hons) degree in performance, Penelope went on to study at the Royal College of Music under the tutelage of David Theodore, Christopher Cowie and Christine Pendrill. She gained her Masters in Orchestral Performance (MPERF) in 2012 and was the recipient of the Evelyn Rothwell Oboe Prize in 2011.
Amy Thompson, bassoon, is an RCM Scholar supported by a Musicians’ Company Lambert Mentorship, taking lessons with Sarah Burnett, Martin Gatt and Julie Price. She studied with Rebekah Abramski whilst at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music, as well as Catherine Scott in Cumbria.
As a soloist, Amy performed at the 2018 BDRS day in Hampshire, as well as leading ensembles and lessons. Amy has been active in promoting new music, including the world premiere of a work for unaccompanied bassoon at the National Portrait Gallery (composed by Andrew Mulhern). In 2016, Amy was an Artist in Residence at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, working with Anna Meredith to compose and perform music for the opening of Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond. In 2014, she performed Bach’s G minor Harpsichord Concerto as soloist with members of the Berkeley Ensemble, and has also appeared with Blackburn Symphony Orchestra.
Amy’s orchestral work includes performances with the Brandenburg Sinfonia, John Lewis Partnership Music Society, King’s College London Symphony Orchestra, Golden Sinfonia, Academy of St Mary-le-Bow, and Westmorland Orchestra. Amy was Principal Bassoonist and Pianist in the Westmorland Youth Orchestra (2013-2017). She directed rehearsals of Vivaldi’s Bassoon Concerto in A minor, RV 497, and received the Probus Shield for dedication to the orchestra
Nicola Hands graduated with Distinction from the Royal Academy of Music Masters programme, where she won the Evelyn Barbirolli prize for oboe and the Grimaldi prize for cor anglais. Nicola was the 2nd oboe/cor anglais player for the Orquestra do Norte from 2015-2017. She also plays regularly with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Chameleon Arts Orchestra and the Orpheus Sinfonia.
Nicola played oboe and cor anglais for The Light Princess at the
National Theatre in 2013-2014, and has played for other shows including Miss Saigon in the Prince Edward Theatre. As a recitalist Nicola has performed in venues including St. James Piccadilly, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St Mary’s Perivale, Peterborough Cathedral, St George’s Hanover Square and Waltham Abbey.
Directions to LMC
Leatherhead Methodist Church
a concert each week to the end of November
Time for our winter break to book next year's musicians and prepare for our AGM:
Music on Thursdays at LMC
2pm Annual General Meeting of
Leatherhead Concert & Arts Society
3pm AGM Piano Concert (all welcome)
27 February 2020