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Concert: Sounds About Wight
Saturday 16th June 2012. 19.30
In aid of Leukaemia Research
Ticket Information: £15.00 Tel: 01983 740609
Musicians Ann Miller and Siobhan Cosgrove – flutes, Ted Chance – horn, and Ann Gardner – piano, perforn in concert.
Sounds About Wight
Musicians Ann Miller and Siobhan Cosgrove – flutes, Ted Chance – horn, and Ann Gardner – piano, were all classically trained at London Music Conservatoires but their repertoire is wide and varied. Since forming “Sounds About Wight” in 2011 they have promoted several successful concerts and played at weddings. They will be playing Doppler, Bizet, Faure and Sondheim along with other pieces in a concert given in aid of Leukaemia Research.
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Ann Miller came to England from her native California in 1972 to further her musical studies. After completing one post graduate year at Trinity College, London and a further year at the Royal Academy of Music, she chose to stay on in this country and become a freelance musician and teacher. She has played with many of the London orchestras and ballet companies, including the Philharmonia and Birmingham Royal Ballet, and has travelled throughout Europe on concert tours. Since marrying her musician husband and having her two children she now concentrates on music copying and engraving, but has continued to play regularly as time allows.
As a copyist, Ann has worked on the music of Richard Harvey, Jerry Goldsmith, Harry Gregson-Williams, John Taverner, Peter Maxwell-Davies and Harrison Birtwistle, and has produced music for television, cinema and all forms of live performance. As a flautist, she now thoroughly enjoys playing in pubs and restaurants with occasional London concerts thrown in for variety ....
Siobhan Cosgrove studied flute and piano at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with honours in 1980. Following a period of freelance playing and teaching in London, then 18 months touring abroad, Siobhan arrived on the Island in 1985 to take up a post as a peripatetic woodwind teacher. After two years of peripatetic teaching (and being young and enthusiastic!!) she taught for nine years as head of music at West Wight and Lake Middle schools. In 1996 she saw the error of her ways and went back to teaching for the Isle of Wight Music Service.
Siobhan plays principal flute in the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra and has appeared as a soloist with them in Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no. 2, Vivaldi’s piccolo concerto and John Rutter’s Suite Antique . She also plays in orchestras for shows and choral concerts, plays clarinet in an Oompah band (available for bookings!!) and sings with the Tritone Singers.
Ted Chance was born over twenty-one years ago in St Albans, Hertfordshire. After graduating with a B. Mus. degree from Nottingham University, he was awarded a Vaughan Williams Trust scholarship to study French Horn with Ifor James at the
Royal Academy Of Music. After a year in Bristol as co-principal horn with the BBC Training Orchestra, he began working in London’s (then!) thriving freelance scene with many of the symphony, opera and chamber orchestras, especially the Royal Philharmonic and the Philharmonia Orchestra, with whom he travelled extensively
around Europe, United States and Japan.
He was appointed principal horn of both the Orchestra of St John’s Smith Square and the English Sinfonia with whom he also appeared as soloist. Working with the National Philharmonic Orchestra, he played on the recordings of many film scores, including several by Jerry Goldsmith ( yes, Basic Instinct! ) and Henry Mancini, and on various television shows, rock albums and videos. Having at last seen the light and moved to this idyllic island, he now does less playing, composes and arranges a bit, and performs household tasks as required.
Ann Gardner began to play piano at the age of 5, and just a few years later, played with the National Youth Orchestra as soloist when aged 13. She won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music, after which time she freelanced as soloist and accompanist. During this time she worked with Herbert Howells, Michael Head and developed a good professional relationship with Fritz Spiegl in Liverpool, where she often appeared as a soloist. (So her flute connections go back much further than tonight, as Spiegl was the principal flute of the Liverpool Philharmonic at the time!) She was given permission to play Grieg’s own piano during a concert tour of Norway, and her playing has taken her to many far-flung locations including France, Greece, Australia and Papua New Guinea.