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Wed 17 July 2019

1:00 pm

Kim Mai Hua

violin

Anson Hua

cello

Margaret Roberts

piano

Fauré, Brahms, Cassadó, Geminiani, Beethoven, Stravinsky, Elgar & Caccini

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Programme:

Gabriele Fauré (1845-1924)

Après un Rêve

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Sonata in E minor op. 38

    • 1st movement: Allegro non troppo

Gaspar Cassadó (1897-1966)

Requiebros

Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)

Sonata in C minor

    • 1st movement: Largo
    • 2nd movement: Allegro
    • 3rd movement: Siciliana
    • 4th movement: Allegro

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Sonata in F op. 24 ('Spring')

    • 1st movement: Allegro

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

Suite Italienne

    • Introduzione: Allegro Moderato
    • Gavotta con due Variazioni
      • Variazione I: Allegretto
      • Variazione II: Allegretto piu tosto moderato

Edward Elgar (1887-1934)

Sonata in E minor op. 82

    • 1st movement: Allegro

Giulio Caccini (1551-1618)

Ave Maria

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.

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Biographies:

Kim Mai and Anson Hua

Kim Mai (14) and Anson (11) were born into a musical family. Naturally, the children were encouraged to learn the piano at an early age but have truly found their musical inspiration in string instruments.

Kim Mai is a music scholar at Guildford High School and attends the Royal Academy of Music (Junior Department) in London where she currently studies violin with Susan Collier and has recently been awarded a Distinction for her ARSM Diploma. She is also taking conducting and composition classes too. Besides regular solo, chamber and orchestral concerts and as a member of the RAM choir, she recently performed Bach’s St Matthew Passion under the baton of Trevor Pinnock.

Kim Mai enjoys performing at music Festivals and has secured numerous awards including the Tillford Bach Award, and the Godalming Festival prize for the most promising string performer to name a few. She also performs regularly in a variety of ensembles at Guildford High school as well as the Guildford Youth Symphony Orchestra.

In her spare time, Kim Mai enjoys painting, swimming and badminton.

Anson studies cello and piano. He passed ABRSM grade 8 cello and grade 6 piano in 2018 with Distinction. He studies cello with Alexandra Mackenzie and piano with Helen Cawthorne at the Primary Royal Academy of Music. Anson gave his first public solo performance aged 7 and has since won numerous first prizes at music festivals. The most recent being the best cello performance award and the Godalming festival string concerto cup for his rendition of the Elgar cello concerto.

He is currently a year 6 pupil at Lanesborough preparatory school where he is the first cellist in the orchestra as well as joining a variety of chamber music ensembles. He also performs regularly with the Guildford Youth Symphony Orchestra and was the youngest member to join in 2017.

Anson will attend Westminster school from September 2019 as a music scholar .

In his free time, Anson enjoys reading, writing and sketching. He is also a keen tennis player and an avid Manchester City fan.

Kim Mai and Anson Hua appear by kind permission of their parents Dr Philip Hua and Mrs Rula Hua who provided the photographs and biographies for publication.

Margaret Roberts

Margaret specialised in piano accompaniment at the Royal College of Music after gaining a first class degree in music from Brasenose College, Oxford. She pursues a wide-ranging career, accompanying vocal and instrumental soloists in recitals, recordings, festivals and auditions, playing for masterclasses at conservatoires in the UK and abroad, directing church choirs and community groups, and performing chamber music notably with The Holywell Ensemble and The Lodore Ensemble with whom she has made a number of acclaimed recordings. Particularly enjoying her work with young musicians, Margaret is currently piano tutor and accompanist at the University of Surrey, as well as a visiting piano teacher at Charterhouse and ACS, Cobham Margaret is also artistic director of the hilltop concert series “Music at St Martha’s”, where she encourages the participation of outstanding young soloists in informal recital opportunities at an inspirational countryside location.

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