FREE Lunchtime Concert: NLSO Presents: Illumina Duo
Carlile- Silver Tree Fanfare
Sibelius- Andante festivo
Locklair- Trumpets of Light, mov. II Illumination
Bach- In dir ist freude (bwv 615)
Eben- Okna (Windows)
Trumpet and organ duo Illumina is formed by trumpeter Ellie Lovegrove and organist Richard Moore. Together they have performed in venues including St Paul’s Cathedral, Trinity College, Oxford, and Winchester Cathedral. Keen to promote modern music, Illumina commissioned a work from young composer Paul Burke: the Five Poems, which was premièred as part of the 2014 London Festival of Contemporary Church Music.
Ellie, a graduate of the Royal College of Music, studied with Paul Beniston, Neil Brough and Andrew Crowley. She continued her studies with Michael Laird and Kristian Steenstrup. Ellie has performed with a large variety of orchestras, including the BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, English National Ballet, and Britten Sinfonia. As a chamber musician, Ellie has performed with in The London Handel Festival on period instrument, and has deputised with brass quintet Chaconne Brass in recitals and recording across the country. She regularly deputises on Les Miserables, in the West End, London. As a soloist, Ellie has performed Shostakovich Concerto No. 1 at St John’s, Smith Square, London, and has performed fanfares for HM Queen Elizabeth II.
Richard read Music as Organ Scholar of St John’s College, Oxford, where he was responsible for the Chapel music programme, from playing for chapel liturgies to looking after the 2008 Aubertin organ. In September 2011 Richard took up a place at the Royal College of Music, studying Organ with David Graham, and in 2013 graduated from the MMus degree with distinction, attaining the Walford Davies prize in organ performance. He continues his studies with David Graham and Bine Katrine Bryndorf. Until August 2014, Richard held the William and Irene Miller Organ Scholarship at St Paul’s Cathedral, where, in addition to playing for services and training choristers, he also played at a number of important occasions, including the funeral of Baroness Thatcher. After leaving St Paul’s, he spent a year as Acting Assistant Organist of St Martin-in-the-Fields, where he accompanied the three principal choirs in a varied liturgical and concert programme, and on Radio 3 and 4. A highlight of his time at St Martin’s was the service to commemorate the 70th anniversary of VJ Day, which took place in the presence of HM Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the royal family, and was broadcast on BBC television. Richard now pursues an active career as a freelance musician in London.