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Autumn Music and Reflection: Vaughan Williams
November 12, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pmFree
Our popular lunchtime Music and Reflection returns for four weeks in Autumn, with the theme of Composers’ Lives and Music. Enjoy music performed by incredibly talented Edinburgh music graduates, and learn a little of the composer’s life in a short talk.
Anna is a recent graduate of Edinburgh Napier University, where she studied saxophone with Sue McKenzie. She has been playing the saxophone since she was ten, and since beginning her studies at Napier has gained experience as both a soloist and ensemble player. She has also been involved in a number of national and international saxophone events, including working at the 16th world saxophone congress and performing in masterclasses with saxophonists such as Andrew Somerville while attending the Scottish saxophone academy.
She first came across these “Six Studies in English Folk Song” by Vaughan Williams in her first year at Napier, and is enjoying revisiting them and approaching them in a new way.
Chris Harding is a freelance accompanist based in Edinburgh. He is currently the Associate accompanist to the National Youth Choir of Scotland, an accompanist for Edinburgh Napier University and répétiteur to Scottish Opera’s ‘Encouraging New Opera’ project in Scotland’s Festival of New Music. Recent work includes working for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh University as the Graduate Associate Accompanist and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland at the Aberdeen International Youth Festival.
Speaker: Tony Bryer