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Friday 25 Jan 2019

7:30 pm • Retiring Collection

AGM at 8:30 pm

Francesca Cox with an oboe

Francesca Cox


Piotr Dec holding a clarinet

Piotr Dec


Charlotte Cox playing a basson

Charlotte Cox


Music by Beethoven, Mozart and Ibert

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Variations on "La ci darem la mano"


Cinq Divertissements, No.2


Cinq Pièces en Trio

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.


Charlotte Cox

Charlotte is currently in her final year at the Royal Academy of Music. Since beginning her studies, she has worked with a number of orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra (trialling as their Principle Bassoon), Philharmonia, Bath Philharmonia, Brandenburg Sinfonia, Sinfonia Cymru (extra list) and the Jersey Chamber Orchestra.

Charlotte completed her undergraduate studies at the Köln Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Germany, learning under Prof. Georg Klütsch. Previous to this she was a category finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year, awarded the Sir John Barbirolli Memorial Foundation Scholarship and the BBC Fame Academy Award. She also won the Princess Diana Award for Outreach Work in the Community.

Charlotte has been selected for a number of young artist programs including the MMSF Philharmonia fellowship, London Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Academy, Chipping Campden Orcehstral Acadmey and the Britten-Pears Young Artist programme. She was also chosen for the prestigious Internationale Sommerakademie für Kammermusik Niedersachsen chamber music festival in Germany.

Charlotte has performed as a soloist, orchestrally and in small ensembles throughout Europe. Venues include the Wigmore Hall (solo recital), Muziekgebouw (ensemble performance) and St Martins- in- the Fields (playing concertos with the Brandenburg Sinfonia)

Francesca Cox

Francesca was awarded a scholarship in 2015 to study under Christopher Cowie at the Royal Academy of Music. She was previously a scholar at the Purcell School and Junior Guildhall. In 2016 she was offered a place, as one of the youngest participants, on the Frenswegen International Academy for Chamber Music Niedersachsen in Germany. In 2017 Francesca was awarded a commendation in the Royal Academy Nicholas Blake Prize with her wind trio and also for the Barry Grimaldi, Cor Anglais competition. Francesca was also awarded ‘Very Highly Commended’ in the 2018 Royal Academy Leila Bull Oboe Prize.

Francesca has performed as a soloist at Milton Court at the Barbican and Kings Place as well as many smaller venues around Great Britain.

Chamber performances have included trio and quintet performances at the Wigmore Hall, Gray’s Inn Chapel, London and at Guildford Spring Festival.

Orchestral experience includes regular playing with the Royal Academy Orchestra, as well as Opera Company. She has also played in the National Youth Orchestra for two years and as Principal Oboe of the National Youth Chamber Orchestra, the Notting Hill Film Orchestra and the University of London Symphony Orchestra.

Piotr Dec

Piotr Dec is currently studying clarinet with Mark van de Viel and Angela Malsbury as a scholar of Master of Music program at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) in London. He is a winner of the Yamaha Music for Europe Foundation Award (2018), R.C. Wyse Bequest Award, winner of the RCM Solo Woodwind Competiton, International Clarinet Festival in Wroclaw and International Clarinet Festival in Szczecin.

He has appeared playing solo in many well-known venues such as: Royal Albert Hall, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, St. John's Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St. George’s Hanover Square, Southbank Centre, St. James's Piccadilly Church, Hull City Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Charlottenburg Palace, Wroclaw Philharmonic, Wroclaw Radio and Television Concert Hall, and many more! !

Piotr is generously supported by the Worshipful Company of Musicians and Concordia Foundation