St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Test recitalist Group

Monday, 19 September at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Test recitalist Group Performers: thingy - guitar, someone else - piano, non-musician - singer

Eugène Bozza

Contrast 1

 Jean Hotteterre

La Noce Champêtre

"Appel, Marche, Sarabande, Marche du retour, Compliments,

Ouverture du Festin, 1er air, Menuet, Entrée, Bourrée, Contredanse"

JS Bach

Prelude and Fugue no.15 in G, Book 2

JS Bach

French Suite no.3 in B minor

I. Allemande
II. Courante
III. Sarabande
IV. Menuet and Trio
V. Gavotte
VI. Gigue

Marcello (transcribed JS Bach)

Adagio from Oboe Concerto no.3 in D minor

Alyson Frazier received her MA with First Class Honours and Distinction in Flute Performance at the Royal Academy of Music, having studied with Karen Jones, Michael Cox, Patricia Morris (piccolo), Lisa Beznousiak (baroque), and Gareth Lockrane (jazz). During her undergraduate studies in the United States, Alyson studied with renowned pedagogue Walfrid Kujala. *The recipient of several merit scholarships and prize winner of the British Flute Society Young Artist Competition and the Royal Academy of Music Piccolo Competition, Alyson has been recognised as a "theatrical and compelling performer" who is "impressively accomplished with a beautiful singing tone." Alyson has performed at several of the UK's most prestigious venues, including the Royal Festival Hall, King's Place and LSO St Luke's. As an orchestral freelancer, Alyson has worked with the City of London Sinfonia, BBC4 Radio, and will give a solo recital series at St Martin-in-the-Fields in the Autumn of 2016. She is also a founding member of London-based award-winning contemporary music group Ensemble x.y. The group will perform at St Johns Smith Square in April. Her work in outreach has been internationally recognised, including winning the Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprise 2014 for her non-profit organisation, Play for Progress, which delivers therapeutic and sustainable music-focused education programmes for children who are victims of conflict. www.alysonfrazier.com

Richard Leach is a freelance pianist, organist, and conductor. He was a pianist for Pop-Up Opera's 2016 Spring Tour of I Capuleti e I Montecchi and played for the filming of excerpts of this production for the BBC Shakespeare Lives project. He is the Musical Director for the current Grimeborn production of Tosca at the Arcola Theatre. Richard was a Shinn Fellow in Piano Accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music from 2014-2016, working with Royal Academy Opera as a member of the music staff on all of their productions during that time. He was the Assistant Conductor for the Woodhouse Festival 2014. He is the accompanist for Streatham Choral Society and is Organist of Ealing Abbey Choir. As a collaborative pianist has performed at the Holywell Music Room, Charlton House, St Lawrence Jewry and other venues and he plays continuo frequently on both harpsichord and organ for opera, concert, and chamber works. Richard studied at Oxford and the Royal Academy of Music.

Born in Stockholm 1993, Lydia Hillerudh started playing the cello at the age of seven, under the guidance of Elisabeth Lysell-Bjermkvist at the public music school in Solna, Sweden. She is currently in her fourth year of study with prof. Mats Lidström at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she is kindly supported by the Barbara Kesterton Award. She was also a recipient of a Sir John Barbirolli Memorial Prize at the Academy in 2014. When she was 16 years old she was awarded a place to Lilla Akademien, Stockholm, a music school for talented youngsters, whilst continuing her studies with Elisabeth Lysell-Bjermkvist. There, Lydia performed before the King and Queen of Sweden and invited as a soloist to perform at one of Stockholm's major concert venues, Berwaldhallen. As a member of the Swedish National Youth Orchestra she has been part of its first tour to the USA, including performances at Chicago Symphony Hall and Carnegie Hall, under the baton of Tönu Kaljuste. She has also played under the baton of the late Kurt Masur, Semyon Bychkov, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jane Glover, Manuel Lopéz-Goméz, Stefan Solyom, Mika Eichenholz, and others. Lydia plays a German 19th century cello with a French bow, Francoix Lotte, Mirecourt. The bow was purchased with generous support from the Salen Charitable Trust. She also enjoys generous scholarship support for her studies in London from numerous foundations in Sweden.

Short Biog: ALsion an Dicky are rather tricky