FREE Lunchtime Concert: Holywell Clarinet Quintet
Brahms – Clarinet Quintet in B Minor Op 115
Holywell Clarinet Quintet
Josie Robertson Violin
Jerome Woodwark Violin
Rachel Maxey Viola
Rebecca McNaught Cello
Dan Mort Clarinet
Josie Robertson graduated with a MMus as a scholar of RCM in 2012. With the Arbellio Quartet she attended the Trondheim International Chamber Music and Young Virtuosi Festivals and won the RCM’s quartet prize. She has performed regularly at the Mendelssohn on Mull festivals. An alumnus of the European Union Youth Orchestra, Josie currently performs in the London Chamber Orchestra.
Jerome Woodwark was extensively involved with university music whilst studying at Cambridge, leading the chamber orchestra, with whom he performed Beethoven’s violin concerto in France. More recently, he has performed Mendelssohn’s Octet, Brahms’ sextets and a wide variety of quartet repertoire, and currently plays with an Oxford-based quartet and the London-based Outcry Ensemble. He now works as a mechanical engineer.
Rachel Maxey is a 22 year old Master’s student currently studying with Jon Thorne at the Royal Academy of Music. For her undergraduate studies she read music at Brasenose College Oxford, graduating with a first class degree. She is a keen chamber musician and orchestral player, performing in a number of major concert venues across the UK and Europe.
Rebecca McNaught recently completed her BA in Music at Oxford University, and will soon begin an MA under Hannah Roberts with a scholarship at RAM. Past teachers include Lionel Handy and Emma Denton with masterclasses from Natalie Clein, Nicola Benedetti and Guy Johnston. She has performed in venues including the Wigmore Hall, St. John’s Smith Square and the Sheldonian Theatre.
This week, Dan Mort finishes 6 years of reading Medicine at Wadham College, Oxford, where he has pursued musical opportunities with both students and local professionals, giving performances of Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, Messiaen’s Quartet for the End Of Time, Mozart’s and Brahms’ Clarinet Quintets, winning the university’s annual concerto competition in 2014, and enjoying many other orchestral, opera, and chamber projects.