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Concert: Sophie Till and Muriel Phillips

Saturday 3rd November 2012. 19.30

In aid of Leukaemia Research

Ticket Information: £15.00 Tel: 01983 740609

Sophe Till (violin) and Muriel Phillips (piano) in concert.

Programme Details

Title Composer
Sonata in F Major Op.1
Adagio Allegro Largo Allegro
G.F. Handel
Sonata in A Major
Allegretto moderato Allegro Recitativo-Fantasia Allegretto poco mosso
C. Franck
INTERVAL Refreshments Included
Sonatensatz J. Brahms
Sonata for Violin and Piano
Allegro vivo Intermède : Fantasque et léger Finale: Très animé
C. Debussy
Nigun E. Bloch
Louange á l'Immortalité de Jésus O. Messaien
Deep River Samuel Taylor Coleridge
transcribed by Maud Powell

Sophe Till

Picture of Sophe Till BRITISH VIOLINIST Sophie TILL has always combined her love of teaching and performing. Sophie studied with Zakhar Bron at the Royal Academy of Music and in Luebeck Germany,with Dona Lee Croft at the Royal College of Music and with Charles Treger at Umass Amherst. She has also played in master classes with Dorothy Delay and Igor Oistrakh. Concerto performances include appearances with the European Community Chamber Orchestra and London Schubert Players. She was the 2004 recipient of the F. Lammot Belin Arts Scholarship and has won several Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Awards for her performance projects. Sophie has a long-standing collaboration with pianist Ron Stabinsky. In addition to their recitals in the US and UK, they have recorded the complete Beethoven Violin and Piano Sonatas as a radio series for WVIA FM’s Saturday Classics, they have also been featured in television recitals performing Beethoven sonatas and a program of salon music and showpieces entitled "More than Encores". They are currently working on a CD of spiritual music to be completed in 2012.

Sophie's strong interest in pedagogy has led her to combine her performances with master classes, workshops and international chamber music events for young players in many different countries including India, South America and East Africa as well as Europe. At the age of 24 Sophie was appointed as one of the youngest faculty at the Royal College of Music Junior Department, London and within a year her students were prize winners at the National Festival of Music for Youth and were featured on Nickelodeon television and BBC Radio. Despite her extensive training, Sophie’s search to find musical and technical answers lead to her work with Edna Golandsky and the development of the Taubman/Golandsky Approach for Strings. She is now the first ever non-pianist to be appointed associate faculty at the Golandsky Institute. Sophie is currently head of the string program at Marywood University, PA and Director of the Marywood University String Project which won the ASTA National String Project of the Year Award in 2010 for her innovative work. She is also on the faculty of the Performing Arts Institute,an international summer program in PA.

Muriel Phillips

Picture of Muriel Phillips Muriel Phillips (Piano) studied Piano at the Royal Northern College of Music and concurrently completed a Music degree at Manchester University. She pursued further studies at the Royal College of Music in London as a Postgraduate accompanist, winning several major accompaniment prizes and became a Wall Trust Scholar. Muriel was subsequently awarded a ‘Geoffrey Parsons Junior Fellowship in Keyboard Accompaniment’, by the Royal College and has performed widely as an accompanist.

Muriel is Head of Piano at Charterhouse School in Surrey and has been an examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music for ten years, working in both the UK and abroad. She has recently been appointed to the examiner Training panel.

She regularly plays Piano and Violin in the All Souls Orchestra.

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