FREE Lunchtime Concert: Siegfried Camerata
Representing the Iberian & Latin American Music Society (ILAMS)
Beethoven – Coriolan Overture Op 62
Manuel de Falla – El Amor Brujo
Manuel Arellano Conductor
An engaging, versatile musician, Manuel Arellano is the founder and conductor of the Siegfried Camerata. At the moment he combines his conducting activities with his passion for the violin, teaching and chamber music.
Manuel has been offered a place twice at the International Conductors Masterclass “El Escorial” with renowned conductor Jorma Panula and Atso Almila, kindly supported by the Richard Carne Trust, as well as being selected to participate at the conducting seminar of the Aurora Chamber Music Festival (Trollhättan, Sweden) with the late Kurt Masur last August.
Manuel studied violin with Olga Vilkomirskaia, a pupil of David Oistrakh, at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Badajoz (Spain) where he graduated with first class honours in violin performance. He continued his studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, holding the Gladys Bratton Scholarship, where he finished his Master’s degree with distinction. He has also recently finished a Postgraduate Artist Diploma under the tutelage of Mayumi Fujikawa, Richard Markson and John Crawford.
Manuel is a member of the Bedriska Trio, an award-winning Piano Trio based in London. With the Bedriska Trio Manuel won the 1st Prize in the 2012 Cavatina Chamber Music Competition, and was awarded twice the John Thompson Prize for its achievements in chamber music at Trinity Laban Conservatoire.
The Siegfried Camerata is a new ensemble composed by former and current graduate music students based in Greenwich.
They made their debut in January 2014 at Blackheath Halls (London) in a concert that was highly praised by the local press for our performance of works by Mozart and Wagner. Since then the orchestra has performed in other renowned venues such as St. James’s Piccadilly (London) and very recently transformed into a full symphony orchestra to perform works by Barber, Lalo and Dvořák’s Symphony Nº8 at Blackheath Halls.