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Saturday 8 February 2020, 7.30pm          Book now

SUPPE Light Cavalry Overture
DVORAK Cello Concerto Dan Brandon
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 1

altDan Brandon is an 18-year-old cellist from Epsom. He has been studying at the Royal College of Music Junior Department (RCMJD) with Michal Kaznowski for the last four years. Currently (2018-2019) he is the Principal Cellist in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and the Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra. He has won the Freda Dinn & Ida Mabbett Prize, the Ruby White Prize and the Chamber Music Prize at the RCMJD and was recently given an award from the Poole Arts Association to contribute to his further studies. In the last year he has performed the Dvorak and Saint-Saens concertos in London and will be performing the Elgar concerto with the Essex Symphony Orchestra in early 2020.  Dan has performed a number of recitals, most recently in the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall, the Purcell Room, Shrewsbury & Poole and has taken part in international masterclasses with Alexander Baillie, Colin Carr and Leonid Gorokhov. Dan plays on an English cello kindly loaned by the Benslow Trust. From October 2019 he will study with Professor Leonid Gorokhov at the Hochschule in Hannover.

St Mary's Church, Aylesbury, HP20 2JJ

Saturday 25 April 2020, 7.30pm

BORODIN In the Steppes of Central Asia
SCRIABIN Piano Concerto Stephen Meakins
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6

Stephen Meakins is one of the UK’s busiest young pianists. A keen collaborator, he is in great demand as a chamber musician and has performed in major concert venues as both soloist and accompanist. 

Born in Northampton, his formative musical education began as Organ Scholar at All Saints’ Church, Northampton, where he continues a working relationship with its musicians to this day. Subsequently, Stephen held the Scholarship at St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne, Australia. 

Stephen then went on to study at the Royal College of Music with Niel Immelman and Kathron Sturrock. Whilst at the RCM he was awarded the accompanist prize in the Kathleen Ferrier Competition for Young Singers and was also a prize winner in the prestigious Schumann Competition. In his final year there, Stephen was invited to represent the college at Wigmore Hall and upon graduation joined the Junior Department as an accompanist and teacher.

St Mary's Church, Aylesbury, HP20 2JJ

Saturday 4 July 2020

Programme to be announced

St Mary's Church, Aylesbury, HP20 2JJ