St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Duo Antipodes – guitar and cello

Tuesday, 7 November at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Duo Antipodes – guitar and celloDuo Antipodes – guitar and cello

Manus Noble – classical guitar
Jehanne Bastoni – cello

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Asturiana

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Joe Hisaishi

from Studio Ghibli film Laputa Castle in the Sky

Kimi Wo Nosete

from Studio Ghibli film Howl's Moving Castle

The Merry-go-round of Life

In 2011 Jehanne Bastoni obtained her Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Waikato, New Zealand, having previously studied at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore as the recipient of a full scholarship. Jehanne has performed solo, chamber and orchestral concerts in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Italy, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, and has participated in festivals such as the Cambridge International String Academy and the International Menuhin Academy Summer School, Switzerland. She has played with orchestras such as the Teatro alla Scala Academy Orchestra in Milan and the Opus Orchestra in New Zealand.

Jehanne has been a prize winner for several of her recitals with the Recitals Australia Pilgrim Church Lunch Hour Series and her time playing with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra National Youth Orchestra. As well as having the privilege of working under the tutelage of cellists such as Stefan Popov, Niall Brown, Nelson Cooke, and Li Wei Qin, Jehanne has also played in masterclasses for cellists such as Ralph Kirshbaum and Maria Kliegel.

As well as her background in classical music, a desire to explore the full range and capabilities of the instrument has led Jehanne to develop a keen interest in playing and performing a wide variety of music, from contemporary, to folk and world music. Jehanne is proud to be the cellist for singer/songwriter Jesse Will. They have toured the UK together performing at venues such as the Queens Hall in Edinburgh, Liverpool Sound City Festival, Google London and will be recording a second EP in January 2018.

Manus Noble studied at the Royal College of Music in 2006. In 2010 he graduated with first class honours and was awarded a scholarship to do his Masters in Performance at the Royal Academy of Music. He gave his debut performance at the Cadogan Hall, London at the age of 19. He was also given Performance Awards by the Musicians Benevolent Fund, Countess of Munster and Ian Flemming Trust, and was accepted onto the Park Lane Group Young Concert Series at the Purcell Room, London. He won first prize in the Ivor Mairants Guitar Competition in 2011.

After graduating from the Royal Academy of Music with Distinction, Noble launched his career in the UK, giving recitals and masterclasses at festivals such as West Dean, Cheltenham Guitar Festival, Bath International Guitar Festival, Beechwood Guitar Course and London International Guitar Festival. He has been accepted onto the Countess of Munster for two years running, as well as the Making Music recital scheme in 2014, and is now in high demand as a performer. Recent performances include solo recitals at Kings Place, London, Sage Gateshead, Newcastle and Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. He was also awarded first prize for the Guitar Competition at the Royal College of Music before going on to the String Player of the Year Competition. Noble is now the Musical Director of the National Youth Guitar Ensemble in Wales, and teaches at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Duo Antipodes is formed of Irish guitarist Manus Noble, and Australian cellist Jehanne Bastoni. Noble is in now high demand as a performer, giving recitals and masterclasses at festivals such as West Dean, Cheltenham Guitar Festival, Bath Guitar Festival and London International Guitar Festival. Recent performances include solo recitals at Kings Place, Sage Gateshead and Bridgewater Hall.

Bastoni has performed solo, chamber and orchestral concerts in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Italy, Switzerland and the UK, as well as playing with orchestras such as the Teatro alla Scala Academy Orchestra in Milan and the Opus Orchestra in New Zealand. She has has been prize winner for several of her recitals with the Recitals Australia Series and with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra National Youth Orchestra.