1995 - 1996
6 October, 1995
NEMO BRASS QUINTET
Founded at the Royal Northern College of Music in 1990, the Nemo Brass Quintet is now established as one of Britain's finest brass ensembles. As well as broadcasting regularly on Classic FM and Radio 3, the NBQ gives over 75 concerts a year. The group still enjoys most of all what it does best: thrilling audiences (large or small) with the unique blend of style, virtuosity and fun that has become its trademark.
Sponsored by David Vaughan & Co. Ltd.
17 November, 1995
NIA HARRIES (cello); PAMELA LIDIARD (piano)
Nia studied with Jacqueline du l'ré for over six years, amid at the Guildhall with Raphael Wallfisch and Steven Isserlis, who has spoken of her impressive technique, real feeling for beauty of sound, and a personality that appeals strongly to audiences. She has performed extensively on Welsh radio and television with artists such as Bryn Terfel and Owain Arwel Hughes, and as soloist with the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra.
Sponsored by Tudor, Lawson, Dallimore & Parry, Veterinary Surgeons, Dolgellau.
8 December, 1995
ROBIN HUW B OWEN (triple harp)
As well as his unique technical skill on the Welsh Triple Harp (favorite of the old Welsh gypsy families), Robins lively and witty presentation makes him popular wherever he goes. Following the success of his 1994 CD 'A Taste of Hedgehog, this concert will coincide with the launching of a new CD.
Sponsored by Evan Owen, Independent Financial Adviser.
26 January, 1996
ANGELA BROWNRIDGE (piano)
A child prodigy, and later a pupil of Guido Agosti in Rome and of Maria Curcio in London, Angela Brownridge is one of Britain's foremost pianists. She has performed all over the world, and broadcasts regularly for the BBC and for radio stations abroad. Her discs of Schwnann, Barber, Gershwin and Tschaikovsky have enjoyed especial success. In Dolgellau her programme will include Beethoven's 'Appassionata' Sonata, and works by Debussy and Schumann.
23 February, 1996
DELCINI STRING QUARTET
The members of the Delcini Quartet (formed in 1988) are principals and guest-players with many of Britain's leading chamber and symphony orchestras. They come together for the sheer joy of playing chamber music, and (as their work with children also shows) their dynamic performance style invariably creates a strong rapport between performer and listener.
Sponsored by Walter Lloyd Jones, Dolgellau.
8 March, 1996
ANDREW DUNN (trumpet); JULIET EDWARDS (piano)
Under the auspices of the Countess of Munster Music Trust, the Club will be enjoying its first solo trumpet-recital. A graduate of the Royal Academy now at the Guildhall, Andrew was for a time principal trumpet of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra under Claudio Abbado. He has played with the LSO, the Welsh Chamber Orchestra and many other ensembles.
22 March, 1996
In a fitting climax to the season Cordial Company will present their 'Serenade for Spring', a medley of art-song and folk-song interspersed with evocative texts. Anyone who saw and heard their stunning Mozart presentation in Barmouth in 1993 will tell you what a fine group this is.
Sponsored by National Westminster Bank, Dolgellau.
All concerts took place at 7.3O pm in the hall of Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor