St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

David Zucchi – saxophone, Fionnuala Ward – piano

Tuesday, 9 October at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

David Zucchi – saxophone, Fionnuala Ward – pianoDavid Zucchi – saxophone, Fionnuala Ward – piano

C Debussy

Rhapsody for alto saxophone

Paule Maurice

Tableaux de Provence

  i. Farandoule des jeunes filles

 ii. Chanson pour ma mie

iii. La bohémienne

iv. Des Alyscamps l'âme soupire

 v. Le cabridan

Barbara Thompson

Lili

George Gershwin

Three Preludes (excerpts)

1. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso

2. Andante con rubato

Hailed as 'outstanding' by Nonclassical, London-based Canadian saxophonist David Zucchi enjoys a varied career as a performer of classical, contemporary, experimental, and jazz music, collaborating regularly across the UK, Europe and Canada. Recent notable appearances include Cadogan Hall, St. John's Smith Square, the Royal Festival Hall, the Glenn Gould Studio, Verbier Festival, the Festival Pontiac Enchanté and the Canadian High Commission in London. David is the winner of numerous scholarships and awards, including the David and Marcia Beach Summer Study Award (2012, 2013), the Women's Musical Club of Toronto Scholarship (2013), the William and Phyllis Waters Graduating Award from the University of Toronto (2014), and he was the first saxophonist to be awarded the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award (2016).

David was born in London and grew up in Toronto, Canada. He is a recent graduate of the Royal College of Music's Artist Diploma program, where he studied with Kyle Horch and Martin Robertson (jazz) as an Edward and Helen Hague Scholar. Previously, David attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, where he studied saxophone with Wallace Halladay and composition with Alexander Rapoport. Upon graduating, he was awarded the William and Phyllis Waters Graduating Award, the Faculty's top graduating prize.

Fionnuala Ward holds a First Class Honours degree from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, studying under Korean pianist, Sinae Lee. Born in Co. Derry, she began playing piano at the age of 4. At 15 she was named Northern Ireland Young Musician of the Year, and was subsequently requested to play for the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at a lunch and evening reception at Hillsborough Castle during Her Majesty's visit to Northern Ireland in 2008. Since then, she has performed on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio Ulster, and reached the Category Auditions for the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2010. She was a finalist in the Catherine Judge Memorial Award in 2011, and has received masterclasses from Peter Donohoe, John O'Conor, Roy Howat, Pascal Rogé, Barry Douglas, Richard Goode, Philip Kawin and Malcolm Martineau. She has recently completed her Masters in Collaborative Piano at the Royal College of Music.

Hailed as 'outstanding' by Nonclassical, London-based Canadian saxophonist David Zucchi enjoys a varied career as a performer of classical, contemporary, experimental, and jazz music, collaborating regularly across the UK, Europe and Canada. David is a graduate of the Royal College of Music's Artist Diploma and Masters program, where he studied with Kyle Horch and Martin Robertson as an Edward and Helen Hague Scholar. Previously, David attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, where he studied saxophone with Wallace Halladay and composition with Alexander Rapoport.

Fionnuala Ward holds a First Class Honours degree from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, studying under Korean pianist, Sinae Lee. Born in Co. Derry, she began playing piano at the age of 4. At 15 she was named Northern Ireland Young Musician of the Year, and was subsequently requested to play for the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at a lunch and evening reception at Hillsborough Castle during Her Majesty's visit to Northern Ireland in 2008. Since then, she has performed on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio Ulster, and reached the Category Auditions for the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2010. She was a finalist in the Catherine Judge Memorial Award in 2011, and has received masterclasses from Peter Donohoe, John O'Conor, Roy Howat, Pascal Rogé, Barry Douglas, Richard Goode, Philip Kawin and Malcolm Martineau. She has recently completed her Masters in Collaborative Piano at the Royal College of Music.