Saturday 2nd June at 12 noon
The Music Room, Yaxley Hall
Kathryn Parry violin
Simon Marlow piano
Maurice Ravel 2nd Violin Sonata in G major
Ralph Vaughan Williams ‘The Lark Ascending’
tickets £16 refreshments included
Book a combined ticket for the two spring concerts (April 28th & June 2nd) for £25
Two landmarks of violin repertoire of the 20th century, with the 'Lark' as originally composed, for violin and piano.
Kathryn Parry has a rich and varied career as an orchestral and chamber musician, solo recitalist and teacher. She studied at Selwyn College, Cambridge and at the Royal Academy of Music where she was awarded several prizes and the prestigious Dip.RAM for ensemble playing. She has played with many of the UK's leading orchestras, including the Academy of St Martins in the Fields, City of London Sinfonia, Britten Sinfonia and London Mozart Players, and was a member of the London Philharmonic and Scottish Chamber Orchestras, living in Edinburgh for eight years and performing with the Hebrides Ensemble, Scottish Ensemble and as guest leader of the Edinburgh Quartet. As a member of the Bell'Arte Ensemble she gave the inaugural chamber concert in Birmingham's Symphony Hall playing piano quintets with Sir Simon Rattle, and as a recitalist she has performed for music clubs and festivals nationwide and abroad.
In the arena of historical performance Kathryn is a member of the Gramophone Award winning, virtuoso string ensemble La Serenissima and string quartet The Revolutionary Drawing Room, and plays with the London Handel Orchestra, ETO and the OAE. She has played on numerous film soundtracks and is a named artist on Sting's album Ten Summoners Tales and the Ship's Fiddler in Alexander L'Estrange's Ahoy!
Kathryn has worked as a primary school specialist music teacher and is much in demand as a chamber music coach, workshop leader and festival adjudicator. She is a celebrated teacher and has been awarded an ARAM in recognition of her services to the music profession.
Simon Marlow enjoys a busy musical career with frequent concert appearances in Britain and many other European countries as well as recitals in the United States, Sri Lanka and Iceland. He has broadcasted and made several recordings. He has worked for many years with the Medici Quartet violist, Ivo-Jan van der Werff with whom he has toured and recorded. A few years ago Simon took part in a Dutch project to perform and record music composed by Nietzsche which also included works by other composers who were inspired by his philosophy.
As is not unusual, his life has taken a number of unexpected directions. These have included working for ten years with the Lucis Trust, an educational charity, becoming involved in various human and world welfare movements and also (for his sins!) in forays into local politics.