TRMS Upcoming Concerts

Wednesday, 13.02.2019

Lunchtime Concert

Purcell School Students (4)

Purcell School Students come to Rickmansworth again

Praise that would leave any young
musician 'walking in the air'

A 15-year-old pianist who has been hailed as “astonishingly talented” by the leading English composer Howard Blake will be one of several gifted Purcell School musicians performing at a lunchtime concert in Rickmansworth on Wednesday, February 13.

Blake, who is best known for writing ‘Walking in the Air’ for the animated version of The Snowman, first met Magdalene Ho when she was nine and was so impressed that he composed a short piano piece,Nursery Rhyme Overture’, for her and her sister.

“She’s a prodigy,” he said at the time. “She seems to be able to play pretty much anything on the piano.”

Magdalene, who has gone on to win a number of awards since enrolling at the specialist music school in Bushey, will be playing a movement from Dvorak’s Piano Trio in F Minor with Alpay Inkilap (violin) and Emily Henderson (cello)

The Three Rivers Music Society concert will also showcase the talents of a remarkable 17-year-old guitarist, Billy Watman.

In 2016, Billy reached the final of Guitar Star, a Sky Arts show. An experienced live performer, he has played at London’s Royal Festival Hall, the Cavern Club and the Latitude Festival. His online videos have been viewed more than 60 million times and last year he released a CD.

He and another talented Purcell School guitarist, Petar Jovanovic, will be playing pieces by Manuel de Falla and a lesser-known Italian composer, Mario Gangi.

Among the other pupils who will be playing at the lunchtime concert are Ramon Branch (tuba), Deniz Cengiz and Zara Williams (both piano).

The concert will be held at the Baptist Church, High Street, Rickmansworth WD3 1EH. It will begin at 1pm. Tickets available at the door (£5 members; £6 non-members). Free to under-25s.

TRMS is proud to continue its longstanding partnership with the internationally well-known Purcell School of Music in Bushey whose students will perform for the fourth time recitals on tuba, violin, cello, harp and piano in this lunchtime concert.

Sonata no 1 - Benedetto Marcello
Ramon Branch – Tuba

Petite Suite - Claude Debussy
Slavonic Dance - Antonín Dvorák
Deniz Cengiz & Zara Williams – Piano

Horn recital - TBA
Joseph Longstaff - Horn

La Vida Breve - Manuel de Falla
Suite Italiana - Mario Gangi
Billy Watman & Petar Jovanovic – Guitar

Piano Trio in F Minor Op 65
Magdalene Ho – Piano
Alpay Inkilap – Violin
Emily Henderson - Cello

At the Baptist Church, High Street Rickmansworth,
1.00 pm - 2.00 pm on Wednesday 13th February 2019.

At these concerts, it is customary to invite the Year 6 boys and girls from a local primary School to attend the concert and after the concert to spend a few moments talking to the Purcell School Student soloists. For this concert, the children of Holywell Primary School are invited.

Purcell School Students Bios Branch Ramon- tuba
Deniz Cengiz- piano Emily Henderson- cello
Magdalene Ho- piano Alpay Inkilap- violin
Petar Jovanovic- guitar Joseph (Sept 17) Longstaff- horn
Billy Watman- guitar Zara Williams- piano


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Wednesday, 03.04.2019

Evening Concert

John Donegan Jazz Quartet

Jazz quartet includes the much accalaimed Italian Saxophonist Tommaso Starace

TRMS is proud to welcome back the John Donegan Jazz Quartet to Rickmansworth with John Denegan himself on the piano, highly-regarded Italian Saxophonist, Tommaso Starace, Terry Pack on Double Bass and Greg McCarthy on Drums.

The programme will also include compositions by John Donegan from his recent compilation CD Album.

At the Baptist Church, High Street Rickmansworth
at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Programme details to be announced

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Friday, 03.05.2019

Evening Concert

Louise Thompson Harp Recital

"Louise Thomson is a consummate performer. Fluid technique combined with beautiful artistry, compelling programmes, excellent and clear spoken introductions and a personality that audiences love." Craig Ogden

A versatile and experienced musician, Louise's playing has taken her to prestigious concert venues around the UK including the Royal Albert Hall, St David's Hall in Cardiff and Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. It has also given her the opportunity to perform with some of the country's most respected ensembles: the Hallé Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra and Manchester Concert Orchestra. She has been invited to perform live on BBC Radio 3, and made her television debut performing live on BBC 1 for the Heaven and Earth show with soprano Katherine Jenkins.
Some of Thomson’s early notable successes included winning the Harp Finals at the world renowned Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales Competition in 2003 and performing as a Finalist in the London International Harp Competition in 2005. In April 2007 she was short-listed to audition for HRH The Prince of Wales for the position of Royal Harpist at Clarence House and performed for HRH Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at The Royal Variety Performance in the same year.

Louise was awarded a place at Chethams School of Music in Manchester to study with Eira Lynn Jones. During this time Louise won the Ida Carroll String Prize for outstanding musical achievement, and was subsequently awarded an entrance scholarship to study at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Completing her undergraduate course in 2005, with a First Class BMus (Hons) degree, and her post-graduate diploma (PGDip) with Distinction in Performance in 2006, Louise went on to complete a Masters Degree (MMus) in 2007, again with Distinction in Performance. She concluded her time at the RNCM by winning the Concerto Competition. After graduating, Louise was immediately invited onto the Live Music Now Scheme (founded by Yehudi Menuhin) which involved extensive touring around the country giving solo recitals and educational workshops to an enormous range of audiences.

Louise also takes great pride in her harp teaching and has built up a highly vibrant harp community around the North of England. She tutors harp at Withington Girls’ School, St. Anselms Preparatory School in Bakewell and Sheffield High School for Girls. Louise is also the harp tutor at Huddersfield University and is a visiting tutor at RNCM.

At the Baptist Church, High Street Rickmansworth
at 7.30 pm on Friday 3rd May 2019
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Members & Patrons 14.00 5.00

Purcell School Students (4)

John Donegan Jazz Quartet

Non-members 16.00 6.00
All under the age of 25* Free
*Proof of age may be required
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