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Concert: The Hester Trio
The Hester Trio will perform a Chamber Concert.
Saturday 14th January 2012 19:30
Ticket Information: £15.00 to include interval refreshments. In aid of Leukaemia Research.
The Hester Trio
Emily Hester – Viola
Seila Tammisola – Violin
Patrick Leresche – Piano
|Adagio from Sonata in G minor BWV 1001||J S Bach|
|Improvised variations on Passacaglia in G minor||G F Handel from the Harpsichord Suite HWV 432|
|Subito for violin and piano (1992)||Witold Lutoslawski|
|Monodialogue (1999||Menachem Wiesenberg|
|Adagio and Allegro op. 51||Robert Schumann|
|“Quejas o la maja y el ruiseñor” (The maiden and the nightingale)||Enrique Granados|
Emily Hester has performed extensively as a concert soloist, recitalist, chamber and orchestral musician in venues including the Southbank Centre, Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre, Cheltenham lnternational Music Festival, Leiston Abbey, Wells Cathedral and Auditorium Ravel, France and the Folket Hus in Vanersborg, Sweden. Beginning her musical education aged 7 and subsequently won a Government funded scholarship to Wells Cathedral School in Somerset. She achieved her Bachelor/s degree from the Royal Northern College of Music followed by a Master's degree with distinction in performance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2011. She has worked with ensembles including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Shanghai Philharmonic, Orion Symphony, Euphonia Chamber Orchestra, Women of the World symphony and National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, where she was principal viola for the 2004 - 2005 season with frequent appearances at the BBC Proms. She has been fortunate to receive coaching from members of the Alban Berg, American, Endellion and Guarneri Quartets, the Beaux Arts Trio along with many other eminent musicians. Emily is currently a fellow at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London studying viola and chamber music with Professor Krzysztof Chorzelski of the Belcea Quartet. During her time at the Guildhall she has also pursued the study of classical improvisation with pianist Dr. David Dolan and is currently working towards improvising cadenzas to Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante KV 364 with Seila Tammisola. Emily also enjoys improvising with actors. Emily is grateful to her support from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, Castle Baynard Foundation, Emanuel Hurwitz Chamber Music Charitable Trust, Guildhall School Trust, Kathleen Trust, Reid Trust, Yorkshire Ladies' Council, John Nowes Exhibition Foundation and the Sir Samuel Mico Trust.
Emily's viola was made by Helen Michetschlager in 2009.
Seila Tammisola (b.1984) started her violin studies at the age of three at the East-Helsinki Music Institute (Finland) Geza Szilvay. In 2004 she studied at the Sibelius Academy the Master’s programme with Professors Mi-kyung Lee and Mari Tampere. She started her postgraduate studies in 2009 at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Professor Krzysztof Smietana, graduating from the Master of Performance programme in 2011.
In addition to her success in many international competitions for young musicians, Seila is an experienced chamber musician performing in major Finnish festivals including the Turku Music Festival and Kuhmo Chamber Music, recording the world premiere of Melartin's string quartets. Concerts abroad include tours of Germany, Sweden, Russia, Ireland, Czech Republic, Spain and Japan. She won the Second Prize in a chamber music competition of “Savonlinna” with her string quartet in November 2004. The next year they attended the Summer Academy of “Savonlinna” making the world premiere recording of Ralf Gothoni’s transcriptions of Italian Lieds by Hugo Wolf.
Seila Tammisola is a passionate orchestral musician and has been the concertmaster of The Helsinki Strings, performing several times as a soloist with the orchestra. She was principal 2nd violin of Sibelius-Academy’s symphony orchestra, Kyoto Music-festival Orchestra and Symphony- and Chamber Orchestras of Encuentro de Musica de Santander. In January 2012 joins the Southbank Sinfonia.
Seila Tammisola has participated in master classes with many distinguished professors including Zakhar Bron, Hagai Shaham, Cho-Liang Lin, Alberto Lysy, Charles Castelmann, Sylvia Rosenberg, Silvia Marcovici, Peter Csaba, Radovan Vladkovic, Bruno Giuranna, Hatto Beyerle, Rainer Küssmaul, Ralf Gothoni, Hartmut Höll, Lars-Anders Tomter and members of Juilliard, Chilingirian and Janacek quartets.
Patrick Leresche was born in Switzerland and started playing the piano at the age of six. After graduating highschool, he studied at the University of Arts in Bern (Switzerland) and has graduated with a Master of Piano in Pedagogy. He then moved to London to complete his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he received a Masters of Performance in Piano Accompaniment. He is currently living in London, where he is a staff accompanist at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, teaching piano on a private basis and performing on many occasions.
He has won the Swiss National Competition for young musicians twice, is a prize winner of the Hans-Ninck Music Prize, has been invited to the European Musiccompetition for Youth in Weimar and was chosen to represent Switzerland at the Steinway Festival in Hamburg. He has given concerts as soloist, chamber musician and accompanist in Switzerland, England, the United States and Japan. He has performed Mozart's Concertos KV 414 and 415 with orchestra as well as Beethoven's first Piano-concerto, Weber's Konzertstück, the Double Concerto of Mendelssohn and the Concerto in f by Gershwin, which has been recorded on the label Amos. He has worked together with teachers such as Graham Johnson, Iain Burnside, Charles Owen, Julius Drake and André Tribuzy. At the Biennale Bern he has played the Swiss première of Kepler's Dream by Italian composer Battistelli and was working together and performing the music of the Swiss composer David-Philip Hefti. He is going to play the UK premier of David-Philip Hefti's songcycle Rosenblätter in January 2012 in London.
As an accompanist, he has been invited to accompany a Masterclass of Hans-Peter Blochwitz and some productions of the Swiss Opera-studio in Biel (Switzerland). He has been accompanying the singing class of Australian soprano Yvonne Kenney and is accompanying Prof. Detlef Hahn's violin class.
Next to his activities as a classical pianist, he is very much interested in cross-arts projects, which break open the common boundaries of the classical world. During his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama he has been working with David Dolan in the course of the module Interpretation through Improvisation and has had the chance to improvise and play together with actors. As part of his final exam he wrote a play about Schumann's life based on his letters to his wife Clara, which includes acting, improvisation and interpretation. Another project was the theatrically staged Lads in their hundreds directed by Iain Burnside. The piece was performed at Theatro Technis (London), at The Weekend of English Song in Ludlow and on a live broadcast on BBC Radio Three.