Founded some twenty years ago to encourage the love of serious music especially amongst the young, we provide live music in different genres performed by highly gifted professional artistes, many of whom have international recognition. Probably no other local venue provides such recitals on a regular basis throughout the year and at a very reasonable expense.
Why travel to London when this quality of musical satisfaction can be found so close to home?
Imogen Triner ‑ oboe
Paul Turner ‑ piano
Friday 7 October 2016 • 7:30pm • £12
£12 in advance, or cash at the door.
Children 16 and under admitted free with accompanying adult. Students £3 (with ID card).
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Imogen Triner studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Neil Black and Gordon Hunt, where she won many of the major prizes, including the Paddy Purcell Prize for all wind instruments. She was awarded a Countess of Munster Scholarship and then a Winston Churchill Fellowship to continue her studies with the Berlin Philharmonic’s solo oboist, Lothar Koch.
Imogen Triner’s performances have included major concertos with the Tivoli Festival Symphony Orchestra in Denmark, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Turku Philharmonic and Kuopio Symphony Orchestras – both in Finland, the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra in Norway, the Kansas Chamber Orchestra, the National Italian Symphony Orchestra, the Belgian National Radio and Television Orchestra, the Norkoping Chamber Orchestra in Sweden and many orchestras in the UK, with whom she has played numerous concertos and recorded 3 CDs which include Vivaldi ‘s C major Oboe Concerto. Many of these performances have been recorded for the radio.
As a chamber musician Imogen has performed highly acclaimed recitals in major London venues and in festivals throughout the UK. She has toured all over Scandinavia, America and Japan both as a recitalist and with her Oboe Quartet ‘oboeworks’.
“….Beautiful oboe playing …singing with authority and seduction. Colin Matthews oboe quartet was soulful and filled with lyrical legato playing” Berlingske Tidende Copenhagen.
“ Excellently performed…Elegance and control together with a dashing and brilliant vitality….greeted by ovation.” La Stampa RAI Turin
“…more like an operatic diva, heavy in theatrical expression… a joy to listen to…Triner plays the oboe really wonderfully.” Politiken Copenhagen
“The Crème de la Crème” The London Evening Standard.
“Turner...impressed with a spectacular performance, demonstrating his astonishing abilities as an accompanist” (Surrey Advertiser)
Pianist Paul Turner specialises in chamber music, having worked with eminent musicians throughout his career, such as Michael Collins, Nicholas Daniel, Caroline Dale, Sarah Walker, Alexander Baillie, Sarah Markham, Patricia Rozario, Ruggero Raimondi, Jack Brymer, Jane Eaglen, Barry Tuckwell and Elizabeth Watts.
He enjoyed a prize-winning studentship, culminating in the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence and the Peter Pears Accompaniment Prize, adjudicated by Pears himself. He studied with John streets and Geoffrey Parsons, and is an elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM), a discretionary award given to past students in recognition of their contribution to the music profession. His early professional experience included working for organisations such as Live Music Now, the Young Concert Artists Trust and the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme.
A widely experienced recitalist, his work has taken him to Buenos Aires, Amsterdam, Stuttgart, Berlin, Valencia and Paris, as well as London’s leading venues and UK Festivals. Renowned for his sensitive playing, he excels in a wide range of genres “Paul Turner was superlative in every way - wonderfully sensitive, with a very wide tonal palette” (Oxford Mail). “For his part, Turner offered…intricate piano writing rendered with exemplary clarity and poise” (Richard Whitehouse).
“...superbly partnered by Paul Turner’s sensitive and alert accompaniments...that sixth sense of timing which is the true accompanist’s particular gift” (Eastern Daily Press)