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FEBRUARY Sunday 5th February  4:30pm Sunday Recital Series Michael Butten - solo guitar British Melancholy Henry Purcell (trans. Butten): Suite for Harpsichord John Mcleod: Fantasy on Themes from Britten's 'Gloriana' John Dowland: Fantasy                                  Frog Galliard                                  Lachrimae Pavane Timothy Bowers: Elegy: Hommage to Dowland Benjamin Britten: Nocturnal Born in Berkshire, Michael Butten studied at Junior Academy, where he twice won the Lower Strings Prize, before being awarded a scholarship at the Academy to continue his studies with Michael Lewin. In his first year he won the Julian Bream Prize, adjudicated by Julian Bream, and, shortly afterwards, gained the Nervi/Bodrato Prize as the youngest semi-finalist at the Michele Pittaluga Guitar Competition in Alessandria. On completing his BMus degree with first class honours, he received from the Academy one of the Regency Awards and in June 2014, as a postgraduate, became the first guitarist to win the R.A.M. Club Prize. He is also won the 1st prize in the 2016 Ivor Mairants Guitar Award, and is a Yeoman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians. Of particular interest to Michael is the often neglected guitar music of British composers, British renaissance lute repertoire and the link often found between the music of both periods. He is currently studying on a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music on the Advanced Diploma course, preparing a solo recording devoted to the music of John Dowland. Admission free, suggested donation £8    ____________________________________________________________________ Sunday 12th February  4:30pm Sunday Recital Series Audite Nova A varied programme of music for recorder trio. Admission free, suggested donation £8    ____________________________________________________________________ Sunday 19th February  4:30pm Sunday Recital Series Atsuko Kawakami Beethoven: Piano Sonata op.57 No.23 ”Appassionata” Chopin: Prelude op.28 No.15 ”Raindrop” Chopin: Waltz op.64-2              Waltz op.34-1 Ravel: La Valse Born in Sapporo, Japan, Atsuko Kawakami has been making a name for herself as a brilliant pianist of great sensitivity. In the last few years she has performed extensively as solo pianist, both in her native Japan and England, in a wide variety of repertoire from Scarlatti to Takemitsu. She took part in the Beethoven 32 Piano Sonatas project at St. Barnabas in London and recent concerts included recitals at Steinway Hall, Yamaha Chappell Hall, St. James’s Piccadilly, Cheltenham Town Hall and many other music clubs. In 2014 at St.Sepulchre-without-Newgate in London she performed the Schumann Piano Concerto with exceptional success. She has particular empathy with the music of Scriabin, Prokofiev and Ravel and recently has also been performing Albeniz’s “ Iberia”. In 2016 she gave a number of two-piano concerts with Martino Tirimo, including one at the Aegean Arts International Festival. Admission free, suggested donation £8    ____________________________________________________________________ Sunday 26th February  4:30pm Sunday Recital Series Alonso Trio Works for soprano, clarinet and piano, including Schubert's dazzling Shepherd on the Rock and intriguing songs by Rebecca Clarke. Admission free, suggested donation £8    ____________________________________________________________________
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