Wednesday November 1st 7.30 pm
Zsuzsa Vamosi-Nagy (flute) Anne Marshall (piano)
Gaubert: Flute sonata no 2 in C
Saint-Saëns: Romance Op 37
Frühling: Fantasie for Flute and Piano Op 55
Mendelssohn: ‘Midsummer Night's Dream' scherzo
Florian Arnicans (cello) Arta Arnicane (piano)
Bach : Arioso
Mendelssohn: Song without words Op109
Casals: Song of the Birds (cello solo)
Ravel: Pièce en forme de Habanera
Falla: Suite populaire Espagnole
Chopin: Introduction & Polonaise Brillante Op.3 in C Major
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
Hungarian flautist Zsuzsa Vamosi-Nagy graduated from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest in 2006, and subsequently studied at the Royal Academy of Music with William Bennett, achieving her diploma with distinction. Whilst at the Academy, she won the highly prestigious Queen's Commendation for Excellence prize (awarded to the best all round student at the Royal Academy of Music). In 2015, she completed her doctoral studies at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest. Zsuzsa was a winner of the International Flute Competition in Bucharest and took first prize in the 11th International Flute Competition in Timisoara, Romania. In 2009 she was awarded the Junior Prima prize, the highest award in Hungary given every year to outstanding young artists. As well as her successful solo career, Zsuzsa is also an active orchestral player: she has been principal flautist of the Ventoscala Symphony Orchestra since 2003 and has played regularly as a guest principal flautist in the Fundación Excelentia Santa Cecilia Symphony Orchestra of Madrid since September 2013.
South African born pianist Anne Marshall has established herself as a leading accompanist based in London. She is a regular accompanist for Sir James Galway and often appears in concert with him, including the Adams Flute Festival in The Netherlands, Sherborne Abbey Festival in the UK and the Slovenian Flute Festival. They have also performed together throughout the world. Anne has accompanied many other distinguished flautists in concert. She has a Postgraduate Diploma from the Royal College of Music in Advanced Performance. She was a recipient of an Associated Board Scholarship, and was a Junior Fellow at the Royal College of Music. Previous studies include a Masters degree in performing arts from Pretoria University. As a solo pianist, Anne has performed with a number of international orchestras including the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra
Florian Arnicans is a German cellist, born in 1979 and currently living in Switzerland. Born in Filderstadt in 1979, he received his first cello lessons at the age of five. He studied in Weimar, Dusseldorf and Lausanne. In 2006 he obtained his Masters Diploma in Solo Performance with distinction, as well as the Max Jost Award, presented for the most successful student of the year. He was awarded the Masters Diploma in Chamber Music with distinction at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in 2009. Florian has performed a wide range of chamber music repertoire with renowned artists such as Pierre Amoyal, Bruno Canino and François-René Duchable. He has worked several years as a principal cellist at the Kristiansand Symfoniorkester, Norway, as well as the Camerata de Lausanne, Switzerland. He is now in great demand as principal cellist and soloist with various renowned orchestras and festivals throughout Europe and South Africa.
Arta Arnicane is a young Latvian pianist who studied in several countries, and graduated with the distinction from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2004), the Latvian Academy of Music (2008), and Zurich University of the Arts (2010 and 2012). She has won many prizes at international music competitions, including the "Vianna da Motta" (2001), „Premio Iturbi“ (2010), and "Prague Spring" (2011). Since 2010 Arta has been performing regularly under John Gibbons, the conductor and chairman of the British Music Society, with whom she gave the world premiere of the forgotten Piano Concerto No.2 (1960) by William Alwyn in June 2014. Arta is also an enthusiastic chamber musician and performs regularly in a duo with her husband, German cellist Florian Arnicans. The first ‘Duo Arnicans' CD was released by Solo Musica in 2015, featuring an emotionally charged programme of sonatas by F. Chopin and E. von Dohnanyi.