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Free Lunchtime Concert: Nicola Hands (Cor Anglais), Jonathan Pease (Piano)

Friday 22 March 2019

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Programme

Edmund Rubbra – Duo for Cor Anglais and Piano
Carlo Yvon – Sonata for Cor Anglais and Piano
Vincent Perichetti – Parable
Puccini – Foglio d’album
Hindemith – Sonata for Cor Anglais and Piano
Lamont Kennaway – Watersmeet

Nicola Hands Cor Anglais
Jonathan Pease Piano

Performers

Nicola and Jonathan met at Cambridge University and have performed in venues including St. James Piccadilly, St. Mary’s Perivale, St. George’s Hanover Square, Waltham Abbey, the Schott Recital Rooms and Winchester, Bury and Peterborough Cathedrals.

Nicola pursued her postgraduate studies as an oboist at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with Distinction in 2013. Nicola was the 2nd oboe/cor anglais player for the Orquestra do Norte, Portugal, from 2015-2017, and the oboe/cor anglais player for ‘The Light Princess’ at the National Theatre in 2013-2014. She is now a busy freelance performer, who has played with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Orpheus Sinfonia, the Orquestra Metropolitana, Lisbon, Opera de Baugé, the Royal Ballet Sinfonia at the Royal Opera House, at venues including the Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall, and for shows including Miss Saigon and Charles III.

Nicola has performed the Vaughan Williams, Mozart, Marcello, Strauss and Albinoni D minor concerti. In 2015 she was awarded a Jellinek soloist’s award by Croydon Symphony Orchestra, and in 2012 the Evelyn Barbirolli prize for oboe and the Grimaldi Cor anglais scholarship at the Royal Academy. In 2013 she won the concerto class of the Hastings Music Festival playing the Martinu Oboe Concerto, and was Highly Commended in the Leila Bull oboe prize.

Jonathan studied the piano with Graham Fitch. He has worked with groups including the Royal Opera House, Garsington Opera, Glyndebourne Youth Opera, Spitalfields Music, Opera Holland Park and Orpheus Sinfonia, and has enjoyed a residency on HMS Arcadia. He has musically directed from the piano La Traviata, Suor Angelica and operettas by Gilbert and Sullivan; and conducts the semi-professional East London Evensong Choir. He is also a prolific composer and librettist.

The duo are delighted to have the support of Making Music and The Concordia Foundation.

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