Sun 4 Jun: Cello and Piano Recital
Enjoy a Sunday Tea Concert in the Memorial Hall at 3pm
Schumann : 3 Phantasie Stücke
Shostakovich : Cello sonata
Manuel de Falla : 7 Canciones Populares Espagnolas, arranged for cello and piano
Jacqueline Johnson (cello) graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia. During her studies there she took part in masterclasses with cellists Rohan da Sarem, Anner Bylsma and Paul Tortelier. She was a full time member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, played with the Australian Opera and Ballet companies and broadcast and recorded recitals for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She gave many solo and chamber recitals throughout Australia, and also in China and Hong Kong and made several recordings and CDs. On moving to the United Kingdom in 1990, Jacqueline undertook further study with Christopher Bunting, Colin Carr and Pedro de Alcantara, and has also had coaching from Steven Isserlis. Now based in Oxford, Jacqueline works free lance, combining chamber music and solo performances with orchestral work and teaching. Recent concerto performances include Brahms Double and Finzi Concertos.
Emma Lowe (piano) trained at the Guildhall School of Music and then the Royal Academy of Music. She has played for recitals with instrumentalists, singers and her piano duo in Britain and on the continent. As a repetiteur she has worked for The Mayerlismann Opera Centre; Stowe Opera; British Youth Opera and was a pianist and coach for several years at L'Institut pour le developpement de da Voix, in Paris. Although classically trained Emma has also enjoyed playing for a more diverse range of music including 'Les Miserables,' and The British Film Awards. She has taken part in several musical shows such as 'The Magic Carpet Ride;' 'And the Mice will play…' with Moving Theatre; Diva Delight and 'Chantons sous les ans' at La Veille Grille, in Paris.
Emma now lives in Oxford with her husband and daughter. As well as playing for a choir and doing some freelance work, she teaches piano at the Dragon School and at home and is part of the Music Box Oxford team which teaches Kodaly based music to young children.
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