2000 - 2001
14 January, 2000
SLAVA SIDORENKO (piano)
Born in Ukraine in 1985, Slava Sidorenko began his musical education at the age of five. Since moving to Britain he has won numerous prizes and competitions, such as the Moray Piano Competition in Scotland in 2004. A recent review spoke of his “explosive energy and mercurial temperament” after a fiery performance of Prokofiev’s 3rd Concerto.
6 October, 2000
CAMBRIAN BRASS QUINTET
Established in Birmingham in 1981, CBQ made their London debut in 1988, and since then have performed widely in Britain and overseas. They have made TV appearances with James Galway and Richard Baker, and have already produced several CDs. Their experience will ensure an authoritative and sonorous opening to the new season.
3 November, 2000
DONNA BATEMAN (soprano), ANDREW MOORE (baritone), STEPHEN DEPLEDGE (piano)
For the first time the Club presents recipients of the Young Concert Artists' Award, a prize adjudicated by the National Federation of Music Societies. The 1999 winners were Donna Bateman and Andrew Moore, both performers on the threshold of a successful career.
1 December, 2000
TOBY TURTON (cello), PETER HEWITT' (piano)
While at the Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff Toby Turton was a major prizewinner, and since then he has performed with BBC NOW, and appeared as soloist in concerti by Elgar and Saint-Saens. Peter Hewitt (a former pupil of Anthony Peebles) is also a soloist of distinction. Toby and Peter have recently recorded the Beethoven Cello Sonatas, and their programme will include works by Beethoven and Prokofiev.
12 January, 2001
SIMON MULLIGAN (piano)
Simon Mulligan is nothing if not versatile. A graduate of the RAM, he has studied piano with Brendel and Perahia, and won many awards as a soloist. In chamber music he has performed with Lord Menuhin, and is currently working with Lynn Harrell and Joshua Bell. He is also a composer, and is well known as a jazz pianist. He will play in various jazz styles in the second half of his concert in Dolgellau.
16 February, 2001
MESSIAEN CLARINET QUARTET
The Quartet was formed in 1998, when it was selected for a Tour of N.W. England by North West Arts. Sam Haywood, who has just won the German Chopin Prize, will be the pianist, and members will recall cellist Matthew Sharp for his excellent performance with the Orsino Piano Trio in December 1999. A centerpiece of this programme will be Messiaen's 'Quartet for the End of Time', composed and performed in Stalag VIII in 1941 at sub-zero temperatures!
9 March, 2001
RACHEL BARTELS (harp), KEN BARTELS (piano)
Brought up in Clydach, near Swansea, Rachel graduated from the RAM and won awards from the Ryan Davies and Nancy Richards Memorial Funds to continue her studies. In 1994 she won the Blue Riband at the National Eisteddfod in Neath, since when she has also appeared as Bryn Terfel's guest on S4C. The duo with her husband Ken comes sponsored by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.
30 March, 2001
'MY MUSICAL WORLD' - WYNFORD EVANS (tenor), with STEPHEN ROSE (piano)
Wynford Evans, one of our leading tenors, needs no introduction to Welsh audiences. He was recently the subject of a programme 'From the Heart' in the series 'Bravo' on S4C. His programme (based on his successful Radio 2 show) in Dolgellau will include songs and stories connected with the area. A masterclass for singers will also be arranged in the afternoon.
All concerts took place at 7.3O pm in the hall of Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor