2005 - 2006
14 October, 2005
AQUARELLE GUITAR QUARTET
The Aquarelle Guitar Quartet is an exciting new ensemble dedicated to exploring and expanding the diversity of music for four guitars, from Renaissance lute works to those of contemporary composers. They are the first guitar ensemble to be awarded the Professional Performance Diploma, RNCM’s highest performance award.
Sponsored by Cader Dental Practice with workshop by Dolgellau Rotary Club
11 November, 2005
OPERA GALLERIA Alexander Anderson-Hall (tenor), James McOran-Campbell (baritone), Gareth Owen (piano)
The aim of Opera Galleria is to weave together a series of familiar and unfamiliar songs so as to create a story, in a presentation complete with lighting and costumes. ‘The Legend of Tantuna’ will be the title of their programme in Dolgellau, on themes inspired by a recent trip to New Zealand. Talented pianist Gareth Owen from Dyffryn is the accompanist.
Sponsored by HSBC & Partridge Opticians
2 December, 2005
MARTIN GWILYM-JONES (violin), JASON RIDGWAY
This will be Martin’s first recital in the town where he has his family home. He formed his duo with Jason while they were both studying at Chetham’s. According to Itzhak Rashkovsky, Professor of Violin at the RCM, each of Martin’s performances is ‘a truly special event’.
Sponsored by Royal Ship Hotel
13 January, 2006
ALICE DEMSKE (piano)
Alice Demske is a native of Dallas, Texas, and still lives in Texas. Her teachers include Martin Roscoe and Gordon Fergus-Thompson, and she is a graduate of the RCM. She came first in the Ribble Valley International Piano Festival and the Jacques Samuel Royal Academy Competition.
Sponsored by David Vaughan & Co
10 February, 2006
ENSEMBLE LUMIERE Emma Williams (flute), Oliver Coates (cello), Richard Shaw (piano)
Ensemble Lumière was formed in 2001 to enable its members, all of them soloists, to interpret some of the masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire. They have appeared in London’s Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room, and their CD ‘Piper’s Dream’ is a good showcase for their skills. Richard Shaw is a regular visitor to ‘In Tune’ on Radio 3.
Sponsored by Walter Lloyd Jones & Co
31 March, 2006
O DUO Oliver Cox, Owen Gunnell (percussion)
These two talented musicians graduated from the RCM in 2003 with first class honours, and went on to win the ‘Best Act of the Fringe 2003’ award in Edinburgh. Their repertoire, spanning 400 years, is a mix of popular classics and accessible contemporary music. The duo are Philip & Dorothy Green Young Concert Artists.
Sponsored by John Jones Financial Adviser anr Munster Trust
12 May, 2006
DAVID CHILDS (euphonium), HARVEY DAVIES (piano)
David is a specialist teacher at the Welsh College of Music & Drama, and is dedicated to raising the profile of his instrument in the world of classical music. In 2001 he made his Proms debut, and also played a solo with orchestra at the Last Night of the Welsh Proms. David comes to us thanks to sponsorship from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.AS THIS CONCERT WAS POSTPONED FROM 3rd MARCH DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER IT WILL NOW TAKE PLACE AT 7.30PM IN YSGOL Y GADER, NOT AT COLEG MEIRION- DWYFOR
All concerts took place at 7.3O pm in the hall of Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor