RNCM Recital

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 6 Apr 2022
13:00 - 14:00

Location
St Ann's Church

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St Ann’s Concert Series Church

 DATE: Wednesday 06 April 2022, 1PM

PROGRAMME:

 ROBERT SCHUMANN

Variations on the name “Abegg” in F major Op 1

 CLAUDE DEBUSSY

Ballade

ENRIQUE GRANADOS

Goyescas

  1. Los Requiebros 

Nye Hughes-Watts   piano

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LEOŠ JANÁČEK

String Quartet No 2 ‘Intimate Letters’

  1. Andante
  2. Adagio

iii. Moderato

  1. Allegro

Finlayson Quartet

Julia Sandros-Alper   violin

Georgina Finlayson   violin

Nadia Eskandari   viola

Lucy McLuckie    cello

PERFORMER BIOGRAPHIES:

 Nye Hughes-Watts   piano

 Nye Hughes-Watts is a pianist in his fourth year of undergraduate studies at the RNCM, studying with renowned pianist and tutor, Frank Wibaut. Originally from the London borough of Lewisham, he first began studying piano at 8 years of age, and a couple of years later, he was offered a music scholarship at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College.

After finishing his A levels, Nye began attending Royal Northern College of Music in September 2018, and has been involved in various concerts and events, including a recent Thursday lunchtime concert showcasing contemporary music from composers Graham Fitkin and Sarah Gibson.

Finlayson Quartet

Julia Sandros-Alper   violin

Georgina Finlayson   violin

Nadia Eskandari   viola

Lucy McLuckie    cello

The Finlayson Quartet is a vibrant young ensemble formed in 2021 at the Royal Northern College of Music. They came together through a shared interest in delivering exciting interpretations of classical repertoire and exploring lesser-known works by contemporary composers. Whilst at the RNCM, they have had the opportunity to work with several international and inspiring coaches, including Donald Grant, Pavel Fischer, and Petr Prause. They are currently looking to take part in various music festivals, programming a blend of folk, classical and contemporary repertoire and bringing it to more diverse audiences and venues.

As a quartet, they are committed to doing community projects and inspiring creativity through education. Through the RNCM, they have had the opportunity to work with children in the Galaxy House Mental Health Unit at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, and they are also all ambassadors for the Benedetti Foundation.

Individually, they have had experience playing in festivals including London Jazz Festival, Manchester International Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, and the BBC Proms. They have also attended residencies with the Manchester Collective, performed chamber music with Yo-Yo Ma, and played with the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

All artists courtesy of the RNCM