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?
Friday 30 January 2015 • 7:30pm
Followed by AGM at 8:30
Erika Smith-Gordon, 14, is a 1st year pupil and music scholar at Wellington College, Crowthorne, where she weekly-boards. Although she was offered a place by the Junior Department of Royal College of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, she decided to continue learning violin privately with Lucy-Ellen Spencer in Guildford.
She has always enjoyed performing for people in all kinds of settings; she has played in many concerts, both solo and in orchestras, at her previous and current schools, participated in music festivals in the local/adjacent areas, and also played for local elderly people and primary school children. She was awarded the Woking Junior Musician of the Year title in 2013. The highlight of last year was to participate in Age UK Surrey’s Christmas Service when she performed solo pieces in Guildford Cathedral.
She was a member of the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain. At Wellington College she is a member of the school orchestra, chamber orchestra and string trio. Erika begins the year 2015 with exciting recital opportunities at Soirées at Breinton, Guildford URC Concert Society and in the Second Sunday Concert series at St Paul’s Church Grove Park, Chiswick. She is also due to perform Beethoven’s Romance with Guildford Symphony Orchestra in March.