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?

Next Concert

 Friday 17th April 2015, 7:30pm

Guildhall Wind Players
Wind Players from Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Ruth Harrison - Flute
Corinne Ellul - Oboe
Charlotte Bartley - Clarinet
Matthew Horn - Horn
Cerys Ambrose Evans - Bassoon
Misa Saka - Piano

Friday 17 April 2015 • 7:30pm • £12
Quintet in E flat major, K. 452
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sonata for Flute and Piano
Francis Poulenc
Sextet for Piano and Winds, FP 100 Francis Poulenc

£12 in advance, or cash at the door.

Children 16 and under admitted free with accompanying adult. Students £3 (with ID card).

Amounts indicated are a suggested donation. If you are a tax payer a Gift Aid declaration would be appreciated.

Tickets are available from:
Guildford Tourist Information Centre
Guildford House
155 High Street

Tel: 01483 444 333
Wind Players from Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Ruth Harrison, Corinne Ellul, Charlotte Bartley, Matthew Horn and Cerys Ambrose Evans play together regularly in a wind quintet at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. For this concert, they have collaborated with Guildhall pianist, Misa Saka, to present a colourful programme of Mozart, Liebermann and Poulenc.

Corinne Ellul, born in Sydney Australia, began learning the oboe with the guidance of her father at the age of nine. After playing principal oboe and cor anglais with the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain and Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra, Corinne was accepted into the Purcell School in 2011 on a Government Music and Dance Scheme Scholarship, where she studied under the direction of Melanie Ragge. She is currently studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she was awarded a Scholarship from the Edward Selwyn Memorial Fund, and is studying under the tuition of Nicholas Daniel.

Matthew Horn is currently studying the horn with David Pyatt on a scholarship at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Matthew has performed in prestigious venues, such as the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms (broadcast live on radio 3), as well as Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Cadogan Hall, The Barbican, Milton Court, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Colston Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall. Matthew is an active chamber musician, recently performing in Regent Hall with Stratus Brass (also performing in Guildford on 15th May 2015). At the start of this year, Matthew toured over 8 cities in China as fourth horn with Kent Sinfonia, as well as touring the UK as fourth horn with the Orion Orchestra - performing with Rick Wakeman’s ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’.

Misa Saka, born in Tokyo, began her piano studies with Megumi Mogi at the age of five at the Toyo Eiwa Kindergarden. In August 2006, she moved to London with her family. And attended the Junior Royal Academy of Music, where she studied with Timothy Barratt, from 2007-2012. Misa is currently studying on a scholarship with Joan Havill at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She gave her first piano solo recital at St George’s Parish Church when she was 16 years old, and since then has performed as a soloist at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Cadogan Hall, and Duke’s Hall. At the Junior Academy, she was chosen to participate in a master class given by Martino Tirimo for Chopin’s bicentennial. In February 2011, she won first prize in Iris Dyer Piano Prize Competition (Senior Class) at Junior Academy. Every year since she came to England, she has participated in the Cadenza International Music summer course and the North London Piano School at the Purcell School. Both these involved taking part in chamber music sessions and masterclasses. The latter have included working with Christopher Elton, Julian Jacobson, William Fong, Michael Schreider, Andrew Haigh, and Ruth Harte.