St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Dinah Pounds - flute, Adam Pounds - guitar

Friday, 14 March at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Michel Blavet (1700-1768)

Menuet de Trompette
Rondeau dans Zaide

Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

An Elgar Suite (arr. Pounds)
Chanson de Matin,
Moths and Butterflies,
Salut D'Amour

Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989)

Three Pieces for Flute & Guitar (arr. Pounds)

From Five Short Pieces for piano    
Allegro moderato

Satie (1866-1925)


Adam Pounds b. 1954


Ibert  (1890-1962)


Dinah Pounds studied the flute at the London College of Music with Ann Cherry. She has many years of orchestral and solo playing experience, having been the principal flute in both the Nelson Orchestra and the London Prometheus Orchestra. She is now the principal flute in the Academy of Great St. Mary's. Dinah has a keen interest in chamber music and she performs with the Cambridge Chamber Players. Her solo work has been wide-ranging and in 2007 she performed the Lennox Berkeley Flute Sonatina to the Berkeley family at the Society's A.G.M. She is also an orchestral soloist and has performed several concertos including works by Mozart, Stamitz and the Lennox Berkeley orchestration of Poulenc's Flute Sonata. In 2010, Dinah directed a staged performance of 'A Soldier's Tale' by Stravinsky and another performance is planned for 2014. As well as achieving an F.L.C.M for solo flute performance, Dinah also gained a B.A from Open University and then completed a Masters Degree at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. She now gives regular recitals with Adam, both in Cambridge and London.

Adam Pounds was born in London in 1954. He studied at the London College of Music where his principal subjects were composition, classical guitar and oboe. He studied the guitar with George Zarb and Robert Brightmore and took conducting lessons from Christopher Fry. Over the years, Adam has given many guitar recitals both as a soloist and as a duo with Dinah.  He went on to receive composition lessons from Sir Lennox Berkeley as a private student and now serves as a committee member for the Lennox Berkeley Society.  Adam has written works for a great variety of combinations including chamber and vocal music as well as large-scale orchestral works, all of which have been publicly performed. He has now developed an interest in arranging music for flute and guitar and with Dinah, gave the first performance of 'Three Pieces for Flute and Guitar' by Lennox Berkeley (arranged from his piano music) in London in 2012. He later continued his studies at Goldsmith's College, London where he achieved a B.Mus.  After studying for a Masters degree at Trinity Hall, Cambridge he formed the Academy of Great St. Mary's (The orchestra of the University Church) in 2006. He also conducts the Stapleford Choral Society.  More details about Adam's musical activities can be found on his website