Free Lunchtime Concert: James Woodrow and Toby Carr
Biagio Marini– Sonata Quarta Op 8
Dario Castello – Sonata Seconda a Sopran Solo
Giovanni Batista Fontana – Sonata Seconda
Giovanni Pandolfi Mealli – Sonata Prima ‘La Stella’ Op 3
Vivaldi – Sonata in C Op 2 No 6
Nicola Matteis – Diverse bizzarie Sopra la Vecchia Sarabanda o pur Ciaconna
James Woodrow Baroque Violin
Toby Carr Theorbo
James Woodrow studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, principally under Steven Wilkie, gaining a first class honours degree. At the end of his studies at the RNCM, James was awarded the Roger Raphael Prize for his contribution to RNCM chamber music. His quartet performed annually at the RNCM Chamber Music Festival. With this ensemble, he was awarded the Nossek Prize for Romantic quartet repertoire and the Schubert Prize for a performance of the Schubert Quintet.
As a performer, James performs on both modern and baroque violins. This has led him to a very varied performing career, as a chamber musician, ensemble and orchestral musician, encompassing diverse repertoire. Solo recitals include Bradford Cathedral, Sheffield Cathedral, Bury Parish Church and St Ann’s, Manchester.
On baroque violin, he has performed with the Hanover Band (as part of their nurturing emerging talent scheme), Charivari Agréable, Fiori Musicali, 18th Century Sinfonia, Northern Baroque Sinfonia and Eboracum Baroque (with Ryedale Festival Opera).
A versatile musician whose repertoire ranges from medieval music to new collaborative commissions, Toby Carr is a guitarist and lutenist from Hertfordshire who lives in South-East London. While at Trinity College of Music and then Guildhall School of Music & Drama Toby studied the guitar with Graham Devine and Robert Brightmore and lutes and baroque guitar with David Miller and William Carter. An active chamber musician, Toby is a member of Vespertine Duo with flautist Anna Ter Haar, an ensemble who were in 2013 welcomed onto the prestigious performance scheme of the charity Live Music Now. A specialist in Renaissance and Baroque repertoire, Toby regularly performs as a continuo player, accompanist and soloist for projects ranging from intimate Elizabethan Lute song to Baroque Opera. Performance engagements have included appearances at Brighton and Greenwich Early Music Festivals, devising music for a theatrical production associated with the National Theatre, broadcasting on BBC Radio 3 and performing alongside Dame Emma Kirkby with her group Dowland Works. Toby will be supported for the 2015-16 academic year by Help Musicians UK and the Leverhulme trust. As well as performing Toby is an instrumental teacher and workshop leader, with particular knowledge and experience of working with young people with special needs.
FREE Lunchtime Concerts are FREE, suggested donation £3.50 which goes towards the work of St Martin’s