Free Lunchtime Flute and Piano Recital – Rosanna Ter-Berg
Programme to include works by Debussy, Poulenc, William Alwyn and Edwin Roxburgh.
Rosanna Ter-Berg graduated in 2011 from Trinity Laban, with Distinction in her Masters in Performance degree, studying with Anna Noakes. Prior to Trinity, Rosanna was at the University of Leeds, learning with Linda Verrier at the Royal Northern College of Music. She graduated with a 1st Class BMus degree. The third year of her degree was spent studying at the Strasbourg Conservatoire, one of France’s principal music colleges.
Rosanna is an artist for Making Music, the Park Lane Group, the Concordia Foundation and has been selected for this year’s Manchester Midday Concerts Society and the London Sinfonietta Academy 2012, conducted by Elgar Howarth. She will be performing with the London Sinfonietta in this year’s proms and is a recording artist for ABRSM’s new flute syllabus. She was also interviewed and performed live on BBC Radio 3s ‘In Tune’. Rosanna received a standing ovation and several excellent reviews in the national press for her debut recital at the Purcell Room in January. Forthcoming engagements include recitals at St Martin’s in the Field, Wigmore Hall, The Bridgewater Hall and a concerto with the Royal Welsh College of Music and Dance. She is also collaborating with a number of composers who have been inspired to write for her including Thomas Oehler, Andrew Gorman and Laura Harrison.
To date, Rosanna has played concertos with the Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra, Situation of Opera Orchestra and Leeds University Symphony Orchestra. Recitals include performances at the Royal Festival Hall, Kings Place, the Sounds New Festival, the Reform Club, St John’s Smith Square and St James’s Piccadilly. Rosanna performed as a ‘Serenata Star’ at the Serenata Music Festival 2010, the UKs first ever Classical Music Festival. With The Northern Quarter Flutes, Rosanna was invited to play at the Paris Opera House to perform for the princess of Tunisia and the prince of Saudi Arabia.
Leo Nicholson was born in London but grew up in Staffordshire and Sheffield. He studied at the Purcell School of Music with Ilana Davids, and at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music with Jonathan Middleton, where he won the Ida Carroll Prize for Merit. Performances of note during these years include participating in the junior section of the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe’s Intercollegiate Competition and playing the Litolff Scherzo with the Manchester Beethoven Orchestra and the Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto with the JRNCM Chamber Orchestra. He won a scholarship to Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where he studied first with Yonty Solomon, then with Eugene Asti and subsequently with Douglas Finch. He won the John Longmire Beethoven and Alfred Kitchen Chopin competitions; in the recital he gave for his final examination, he gained the highest mark ever awarded to a student in the Keyboard Faculty. He graduated with First Class Honours and won three prizes: the Silver Medal awarded by the Worshipful Company of Musicians; the TCM Silver Medal for most outstanding contribution to the Keyboard Faculty and performance activities throughout his course, and the Nancy Thomas Prize for academic achievement. Maintaining his links with Sheffield during his student years, Leo performed the Grieg Piano Concerto with the City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra and Bartók’s Second Piano Concerto with the University of Sheffield Symphony Orchestra. He also represented Trinity Laban in a workshop for the Worshipful Company of Musicians playing and directing Mozart’s Piano Concerto in E flat, KV449.
This lunchtime concert is FREE and no ticket is required. Lunchtime concerts last approximately 45 minutes and latecomers will be admitted to the church when there is a suitable break in the programme. A collection is taken at the end of the concert which goes towards the work of St Martin’s.
Sometimes it is necessary to alter programmes and substitute artists at short notice. If you are intending to hear a particular piece or performer, we recommend that you telephone the Box Office (020 7766 1100) on the day of the concert in order to confirm performance details.