Tutors Concert

Harrogate Ladies College Tuesday Evening

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

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 22nd August 2017. Tickets are £10 (£7 concessions) available on the door.

The artists performing at the concert are; 

Paul Edmund Davies - Flute

Paul Edmund-Davies established his international reputation as flautist and soloist in the twenty years that he was Principal Flute of the London Symphony Orchestra. Conductors with whom he has performed concerti include Leonard Bernstein, Rostropovich, Pierre Boulez and Kent Nagano and he has played in Chamber Music ensembles with André Previn.
As well as performing as a soloist with both the LSO and ECO, he has also appeared as guest Principal with many London orchestras and has recorded regularly, as both an orchestral player and a soloist with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.
For the last ten years Paul has toured extensively, giving recitals, concerti and classes in America, Europe, Canada, Australasia, the Middle East and the Far East.
Paul has performed on more than 50 film sound tracks, including classics such as Star Wars (episodes 1 and 2), Aliens, Braveheart, Harry Potter, Who framed Roger Rabbit? and Honey I shrunk the kids.

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.


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.

Juliet Colville – Clarinet

Juliet studied clarinet at the Royal Northern College of Music with Nicholas Cox, Linda Merrick and Colin Pownall (bass clarinet).  She was awarded a Major Entrance Award from the RNCM to continue her studies and graduated with a Master of Music in 2006.  As a student Juliet was the leader of the National Youth Wind Orchestra for 2 years, playing in concerts around the UK and in Ireland.  Since graduating Juliet has worked with orchestras including the Hallé Orchestra and the National Concert Orchestra.  She spent four years as the clarinet, tenor saxophone and flute player for the Thursford Christmas Spectacular with whom she made several TV broadcasts including for BBC Songs of Praise.  She has also performed as a deputy on the South Pacific UK tour and for Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along for Theatre Clwyd.  Juliet also enjoys recitals and education work with her reed trio, the Arundo Trio as well as being in demand as a woodwind teacher in the North West.  Juliet has been a tutor on the Harrogate Clarinet Summer School since its first year.
Juliet also performs with various other ensembles including the British Clarinet Ensemble and St Clements Wind Ensemble.

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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