Guildford Music Society at GURC

Wednesday 8th June 2022

Coffee from 12 noon, bring your own lunch.
Performance at 1:00 pm

Kim Mai Hua

violin

Alison Rhind

piano

Music by Bruch, Beethoven, Bach, Prokofieff and Lalo

Kim Mai Hua holding a violin, sat by a piano

Kim Mai Hua

Alison Rhind

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Programme:

M.Bruch (1838-1920)

Violin Concerto in G minor, Op.26

  • 1st movement, Allegro moderato

L.V.Beethoven (1770-1827)

Violin Sonata No.5 in F major, Op.24

  • 3rd movement, Scherzo and Trio, Allegro molto

  • 4th movement, Rondo, Allegro ma non troppo

J.S.Bach (1685-1750)

Violin Sonata No.2 in A minor, BWV 1003

    • 3rd movement, Andante

    • 4th movement, Allegro

S.Prokofieff (1891-1953)

Five Melodies Op.35bis

  • No.1 Andante

  • No.2 Lento, ma non troppo

  • No.4 Allegretto Leggero e scherzando

E.Lalo (1823- 1892)

Symphonie espagnole in D minor, Op.21

  • First movement, Allegro non troppo

Admission:

Free entry. Retiring collection.

All our concerts are held in the church at 83 Portsmouth Road.

The main entrance to the free parking is in Millmead Terrace which is accessed from Bury Fields at the end of Lawn Road.

Biography:

Kim Mai Hua

A music scholar at Guildford High School, 17 year old Kim Mai is also a student at the Junior Department (JD) of the Royal College of Music in London where she studies with internationally renowned violinist Emily Sun. In her younger years, she attended the Royal Academy of Music, Primary and Junior Departments, where she was mentored by Nicholas Miller and Susan Collier. A highlight during her time at the Academy was a live televised performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion under the baton of Trevor Pinnock in 2019.

All of her ABRSM exam grades were awarded distinctions and she currently holds ARSM and Dip-ABRSM diplomas which she achieved aged 13 and 14 respectively. Aside from her academic music pursuits, Kim Mai has participated as a soloist in UK festivals and competitions, winning numerous prizes. She has been highly commended for her well-developed technique as well as for playing with great maturity, sensitivity and a real understanding of style, facilitating musical engagement and communication with audiences.

A keen chamber musician, Kim Mai plays regularly with different ensembles in London and Guildford. She also performs with the Royal College of Music JD Symphony Orchestra, Guildford High School and the Guildford Youth Symphony Orchestras.

After her A-Levels, she wishes to pursue a career in music as a violinist and aspires to study at a UK conservatoire. In her spare time, Kim Mai enjoys art, museum visits and playing badminton.

Alison Rhind

Alison Rhind is recognised as one of the leading collaborative pianists specialising in the repertoire for piano and strings. Her ability to accompany was recognised and nurtured at an early age whilst still at Chetham’s School of Music and she became increasingly in demand throughout her time at Oxford University where she read Music at Wadham College. Chetham’s invited her back immediately she had finished her degree but she completed her studies with Edith Vogel at the Guildhall School of Music before returning there.

In 1994, she moved to the Yehudi Menuhin School where she worked for twelve years. She toured Israel and Germany with the students and was invited to accompany at the prestigious Kronberg Akademie after her recitals there with the school. During this period, she coached many young instrumentalists with whom she has since forged notable recital partnerships particularly the violinists Alina Ibragimova and Nicola Benedetti with whom she toured the USA and Japan.

Since 2009 Alison has worked at the Royal College of Music where a post was created for her as Coach for the String Department which she now combines with freelance recital work. Her work at the college has also lead her to being invited to Norway, Sweden and Singapore to coach students there and she has a collaborative relationship with many teachers who send their students to her specifically for duo coaching.