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Mondayday 19th March 2018
7.30pm
Holy Trinity Church, High Street, Guildford GU1 3HN

Four Young Artists

Oboe, Violin, French Horn & Countertenor
GSMF presents four exceptional young musicians at the start of their professional careers.
They will be accompanied by Terence Allbright

Theo Golden
Bel Cramer Amelia Hinton-Carroll Oli Davis
Ennio Morrico: Gabriel’s oboe
Saint-Saens: Oboe sonata, Op.166 – I Andantino, II Ad Libitum – Allegreto, III Molto Allegro
Britten: Six Metamorphoses after Ovid – I Pan, II Phaeton, III Niobe
Violin Sonata No.3 in D Minor, Op.108
Johannes Brahms
Movement I – Allegro
Movement II – Adagio
Movement III – Un poco presto e con sentimento
Movement IV – Presto agitato
Cherubini
Horn sonata No.2*    
York Bowen
Sonata in E flat 
i. Moderato espressivo
ii. Poco lento maestoso
iii. Allegro con spirito
Come again, sweet love doth now invite- Dowland
I saw my lady weep- Dowland
If music be the food of love- Purcell
An Evening Hymn- Purcell
Sonntag- Brahms
Litanei- Schubert
Salley Gardens- BrittenOliver Cromwell- Britten
*this is a one movement piece despite being named a sonata!

Bell Cramer - Oboe

Bel is 17 years old and has been a music scholar at Guildford High School since the age of 11. She plays many instruments but the oboe has been her passion since she began playing at the age of 9 and she achieved her ABRSM Music Performance Diploma when she was 14 years old. She has been part of the National Children’s Orchestra for three years including being awarded the Leverhulme Trust Scholarship 2012 for Distinction in Musicianship and Instrumental Excellence. She has also benefitted from a series of Masterclasses with Richard Simpson, Principal Oboist of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and professor of the Guildhall School of music, London. She has won awards at various music festivals and has been invited to perform at many charity concerts, weddings and social events, as well teaching and encouraging younger pupils. Throughout her time at Guildford High, she has fully immersed herself into the musical life of the school, leading a cappella groups and taking part in all of the orchestras, chamber groups and ensembles, wind bands, choirs, chamber choirs and elite joint schools choirs. Coupled with the Royal Grammar School, she has toured many of the major cathedrals around the country singing evensong, as well as abroad to Venice, Croatia and Barcelona with the joint orchestra and choir. A recent highlight was taking a lead role in the joint schools musical of ‘West Side Story’ where Bel’s love of performing was demonstrated. She is also about to perform the Richard Strauss Oboe Concerto with the GHS Symphony Orchestra in May which will undoubtedly be even more of a highlight of her school career. She is currently studying Music, Drama and English at A level and is excited to study Music at university later this year.

Amelia Hinton-Carroll - Violin

Beginning her studies at the age of just three, on the tiniest violin, Amelia’s love of the instrument was evident at an early age. Making her solo debut at the Royal Festival Hall, aged only five, she has since performed at countless venues across the country, perhaps most significantly the Royal Albert Hall.
Music is, and always has been a huge part of Amelia’s life. As a music scholar of Guildford High School, her talent was fully nurtured and her contribution to the music department and the many ensembles, of which she was a member, was significant and fully appreciated and recognised.
The inspirational teaching and artistic influence of Lucy Ellen-Spencer encouraged Amelia in developing the skills, determination and most significantly the artistry to pursue a life devoted to music. Amelia is now in her first year studying Music Performance, tutored by Leland Chen, at the Royal Northern College of Music.
 

Oli Davis - French Horn

Since the age of eight, playing the horn and making music has been an integral part of Oliver Davis’ life. It was whilst studying at Wells Cathedral School (2009-2014) that Oliver realised he desired to play the horn as a profession. Under the tuition of Simon de Souza, Oliver had plenty of opportunities to play in chamber music ensembles, orchestras and as a soloist. Oliver’s greatest achievement at Wells however was winning the concerto competition, leading to a performance of Strauss' ’ 1st horn concerto in December 2013. In his last year at school, Oliver was accepted into the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
In September 2014 Oliver joined the Royal Academy of Music where he is currently studying as a 3rd year undergrad, learning with Michael Thompson, Martin Owen, Katy Woolley and Roger Montgomery. Since joining, Oliver has performed in masterclasses with Radovan Vlatkovic (2014-2016), Tim Thorpe (2015), and Marie Luise Neunecker (2017). He has also played in various symphonic projects under the baton of conductors such as Ed Gardner, Marin Alsop Christian Thielemann and John Adams. Most notably, Oliver performed in a side-by-side project with London Sinfonietta, performing Ades' In Seven Days at the Royal Festival Hall.
Alongside his studies at the Academy, Oliver currently works as a London based musician as an orchestral player, soloist and with Helios Brass, his Brass quintet. Notable performances include Schumann’s Konzertstuck as one of the 4 solo horns with Ensemble 111 (November 2015), performing the Haydn's 2nd Horn concerto with the Winchester Camerata (October 2016) and Mozart’s 4th Horn concerto with the Brixton Chamber Orchestra (April 2017). He has also participated in music festivals in both the UK and abroad. Oliver was a member of the orchestra for the Cornwall based Endellion Festival, performing in a production of Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov (July 2015), conducted by Martyn Brabbins and accompanying acclaimed singers such as Sir John Tomlinson and Roderick Williams. Oliver has also worked in France for the opera festival Opera de Baugé, situated in Anjou (July 2016, July 2017). In November 2016 Oliver performed in India with the Shillong Chamber choir, playing for the Global Citizen Festival in Mumbai.
 

Theo Golden - Countertenor

Theo Golden (Countertenor), aged 19, is in his first year of a Music degree at Durham University having been awarded a Vice Chancellor’s Music Scholarship. He is also a member of The Sixteen’s training scheme ‘Genesis Sixteen’, conducted by Harry Christophers and Eamonn Dougan.  Last year, Theo held the prestigious post of Alto Choral Scholar at Wells Cathedral. Here, he joined the Vicars Choral (Gentlemen of the Choir) and studied under ex-Tallis Scholar Tim Wilson. Theo has also had the opportunity to take masterclasses from greats such as: James Bowman and Michael Chance the renowned counter-tenors, Dame Emma Kirkby and Ian Partridge.  He previously studied singing, as a Countertenor, and conducting at The Junior Royal Academy of Music where he won the Intermediate Class Singing Prize.  Theo was a Music Scholar at Cranleigh School where he also played trumpet and viola. He was the winner of the Helen Wareham Senior Vocal competition for two consecutive years. Theo has been an Ambassador and member of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain (NYCGB) since the age of 10 and last summer performed with NYCGB in the BBC Proms. Theo has also sung at the Royal Festival Hall with the Rodolphos Choir, Coventry Cathedral and Sage Gateshead (with NYCGB). Solo commitments have included performing the role of the “Spirit” in Dido and Aeneas for Glyndebourne Youth Opera, singing the Countertenor solo in the Chichester Psalms with the Surrey Festival Choir in Guildford Cathedral and, with the Merriman Concert Orchestra at Cranleigh School, J.S. Bach’s Kantate Nr.170 Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust. Theo is an avid early music enthusiast and is currently learning the lute.
ahintoncarroll@gmail.com    
almcramer@guildfordhigh.co.uk    

Terence Allbright

golden.theo66@gmail.com

Terence Allbright was born in Northampton where he taught himself to play the piano and to compose. He became a teenage organist and choirmaster, then studied piano and composition in London and at Cambridge where he was Organ Scholar at Jesus College.His solo performances include repertoire from the 16th century to the present, and he has performed in Mexico and Paris, Ireland, all over South-East Asia and in The Long Room at Lord's, with mezzo-soprano Ann Murray DBE, with baritone Stephen Roberts, and with Chinese soprano Violet Chang. Terence is very fortunate in his song recital partners who have also included sopranos Dame Felicity Lott, Jacquelyn Fugelle and Jane Manning OBE, mezzo Susan Legg, tenors Andrew Wicks and Neil Jenkins, and baritones Giles White and Michael Pearce. He has given many programmes of words and music – especially with actor-readers Gabriel Woolf, Susan Jameson and Simon Brett; and a favourite partner for many years was the late Jill Balcon.Terence has twice performed all 53 pieces in Raynaldo Hahn's Le Rossignol Eperdu – a feat which the Reynaldo Hahn Association director called "a marathon and a world first"; and a review of his recording, with Stephen Roberts, of Somervell’s Maud cycle declared “Allbright’s pianism is superb throughout”. He has given many concerts of chamber music, recently especially with violinist Sebastian Mueller and trumpeter Fraser Tannock
Among his early compositions are about 50 scores for BBC Radio Drama, and recent works include Wondrous Machine for organ, Snapshots for ensemble, a Sonata for trumpet & piano and Manga for bass clarinet & piano. Terence lives near Petworth and teaches piano at Chichester University.

  ollydavis@gmail.com