Sioned Williams (harp) and Celia Pitstow (flute) will give a performance of mainly 19th and 20th century work. Sioned Williams’s solo appearance at the Wigmore Hall was in an ISM Young Artists Recital in January 1979. Later that year she became the first British musician and the first harpist to win the Concert Artists Guild award in New York, which entitled her to a Carnegie Hall debut in April 1980, radio appearances and a tour.
The Hartley Trio was formed at the Royal Academy of Music in 1980 under the guidance of Sidney Griller. It has also been coached by the Parikian – Fleming – Roberts Trio.
The Albany Brass Ensemble (two trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba) was formed in 1974. The line up of instruments was chosen to show the full capabilities of each instrument to be shown, from the small piccolo trumpet to the giant bass tuba. Apart from their talented playing, one of the great pleasures of listening to the Albany Brass Ensemble is their rich and varied repertoire. This includes music from the sixteenth century through to the avant garde music of today.
The Scholars’ fifteen years of concert experience in more than fifty countries enables them to vary their presentation to suit almost any audience. The name ‘The Scholars’ derives from the fact that the original members of the group had all won scholarships to Cambridge University to sing in the famous choir of King’s College Chapel. As members of that choir they had travelled widely and learned the disciplines involved in a capella singing to the highest standards.