Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Sonata No 4 RV 45 in Bb major
Largo - Allegro - Largo - Allegro
Domenico Gabrielli (165?-1690)
Ricercar No 3 in D major
Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)
Sonata No 2 in D minor
Largo - Presto - Adagio - Allegro
Ricercar No 5 in C major
Sonata No 2 RV 41 in F major
Largo - allegro - Largo - Allegro
Anna Tam (b1983 London) has an eclectic career combining composition and performance both as cellist, viola da gamba player, and soprano (often at the same time). Her work extends from performing Bach’s solo suites on the baroque cello to composing for her group ‘Wake’; working with her duo partner Jonathan Musgrave on 20th century British works, to improvising with pianist and organist Ben Comeau.
Anna performed at the Wigmore Hall with a piano quintet aged 17 and at the Purcell Room whilst taking her undergraduate course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
In 2012 she played on BBC2’s ‘The Culture Show’ and gave the premiere of a previously undiscovered aria by Vivaldi on BBC1’s ‘Britain’s Hidden Heritage’.
Last year she toured to North America playing viola da gamba and singing with the Mediaeval Baebes and to Africa with the Sydenham String Quartet.
Her recent setting of James Joyce’s Chamber Music premiered in the Brighton Fringe Festival in May 2013 and has just had a second performance at the Old Red Lion Theatre this June to celebrate Bloomsday.
More information and recordings are on her website www.annatam.co.uk
Rialto Lounge will be selling sandwiches and drinks in the church after the concert.
Graham Davies received his early musical training at Winchester Cathedral where he assisted and was a pupil of Graham Matthews and Martin Neary.
Graham has held a number of important church appointments including Director of Music at Malvern Priory and Deputy Organist at Bath Abbey in 1994 where for seven years he was accompanist for the Abbey Girls’ Choir. In 2005 Graham was appointed to All Saints’ Clifton, in Bristol where he developed the music within an Anglo Catholic tradition, widening the repertoire and recruiting many new members to the choir. From 2005 to 2008 he was a regular accompanist for the Wells Cathedral Voluntary Choir. At this time he finished his business career to devote all his time to music.
As well as being an organ recitalist, where Graham has given many concerts in churches and cathedrals throughout the UK, he has worked extensively as an accompanist with a variety of choirs, solo singers, and instrumentalists, most recently in vocal, flute, and cello duos on the harpsichord and organ.
Graham is currently Organist of St. Mary the Virgin, Hayes, Middlesex.
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While Matt Haimovitz's performance was given in an informal café concert setting, Josetxu Obregon's performance of this same work is in more usual concert surroundings.
Obregon plays a Baroque cello.