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Free Lunchtime Concert: Amy Roberts & David Smith

Monday 06 January 2020

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Representing Making Music

Programme

Messiaen – Vocalise
Carl Nielsen – Fantasy Pieces
Helen Grime – Arachne
György Ranki – Don Quijote y Dulcinea
Edmund Rubbra – Sonata for Oboe and Piano in C

Amy Roberts Oboe
David Smith Piano

Performers

British oboist Amy Roberts has recently performed as a soloist at Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall and live on Radio 3, enabling her to promote the oboe’s fantastic repertoire. While studying at the Royal Northern College of Music she won the Concerto Competition, and during her masters at the Royal Academy of Music she won all three oboe and cor anglais prizes. 2018 saw her gain two awards at the International Barbirolli Oboe Competition and she commercially recorded Villa Lobos’ Concerto Grosso. She has recently featured as guest principal with London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC NOW and BBC Symphony Orchestra, and she enjoys leading participatory learning projects for young musicians with her wind quintet ‘Moriarty Winds’.

David Smith completed a Postgraduate Diploma in piano accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music, studying with Michael Dussek and Vanessa Latarche, and subsequently won the Shinn fellowship. He is in great demand as a partner of many young leading singers and instrumentalists, and has performed in venues such as the Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square and Bath Pump Rooms. David’s many competition successes include reaching the final of the Birmingham Accompanist of the Year, the Vivian Langrish Accompanist Prize, the Michael Head and Bliss Prizes. His versatility has led him to work as an orchestral pianist with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, a repetiteur with Opera Holland Park, and rehearsal pianist with the BBC Symphony Chorus and London Oriana Choir.

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