Tutors Concert

Harrogate Ladies College Tuesday Evening

On the Tuesday evening of the course all the tutors put on a concert at the college open to the public.

Gala Concert

Windstruments and Music House present an amazing opportunity to see not one but eight international artists at one concert.

The Venue is Harrogate Ladies College on Tuesday 21st August 2018 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 (£5 concessions) available on the door.

The artists performing at the concert are; 

Rob Buckland – Sax

Rob has spent a significant proportion of his time over the last 25 years performing with the Apollo Saxophone Quartet, a world class ensemble that is widely acknowledged as one of the UK's finest contemporary chamber ensembles, performing, recording and commissioning over 100 new works for the medium.
Alongside his busy performing schedule, Rob is Professor of Saxophone at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, where he was recently awarded a Fellowship (2008). He is Saxophone Consultant at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester.  www.robbuckland.com/

Clare Jefferis – Flute

Clare won a Foundation Scholarship to attend the Royal College of Music in 2001 and after graduating with 1st class honors stayed on to study a postgraduate, supported by: Solti Foundation award, AHRB Scholarship for postgraduate study, Ian Flemming award (Musician's Benevolent Fund) and John Lewis plc. Award (RCM). A former member of the National Youth Orchestra, she is now a busy freelancer and works with many UK orchestras including: English National Opera, Philharmonia, BBC Philharmonic, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia and Opera North, performing thought the UK, Japan and Europe.
Clare played at Buckingham Palace for HRH Prince of Wales 60th Birthday celebrations and has performed several times as part of the BBC Proms (including the Doctor Who and Blue Peter concerts!). She has just completed the 2011 – 2013 UK tour of Cameron Mackintosh’s ‘Oliver!’.Clare has given over 100 recitals and workshops for Live Music Now! and has also performed at: the National Gallery, St. James Garlickhythe and the Bolivar Hall of the Embassy of Venezuela.  As a chamber musician, Clare has performed at the Leeds International Concert Season, Purcell Room, The Warehouse (Park Lane Group) and Vox Laci Festival in Slovenia.  She is also a member of the dynamic flute ensemble Flight, performing at events around the world, including an appearance at Vogue Caftan (Fashion Week) in Marrakech.
Clare is passionate about teaching and is a tutor at Junior Trinity (Trinity Laban Conservatoire) and Wycombe Abbey School. She tutors regularly on flute days and residential courses and has worked for Flutewise, Hong Kong Flute Academy and teaches at the Flute Kitchen summer school in Harrogate.

Thomas Hancox - Flute

John Cushing - Clarinet

John has a particular interest in chamber and contemporary music. Over the years he has been a member of and played with groups as diverse as Paragon, Allander and Hebrides Ensembles, has worked with many string quartets and the clarinet, soprano and piano trio Vocalise. He is currently busy in the Phoenix wind trio with Katherine Bryan (flute) and David Hubbard (bassoon) as well as the wind quintet Primi whose players are members of both the RSNO and Halle.

John has taught clarinet at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama) since 1978 and gives masterclasses and recitals throughout the country, primarily with pianist Scott Mitchell. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from RCS in July 2014 and is the recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society Salomon Prize 2015.

Pawel Jaworski - Clarinet

Carl Raven - Sax

Sally MacTaggart - Sax

Gilly Blair - Sax

Christine Lorriman - Flute

John Alley – Piano

John has taken part in over one hundred Proms over the last quarter century, playing Stravinsky's Petroushka four times, Bartok Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste three times, Les Noces on the night of the Royal wedding in 1981 and just about every other piece with an orchestral piano part, at least once! During this time he has been privileged to work with many of the 20th century's major composer/conductors, including Boulez, Berio, Benjamin, Henze, Karl Jenkins, Kurtag, Lutoswaski and Oliver Knussen. 
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Iain Clarke - Piano