Music atT ST MARY'S PPerivale

Wednesday June 21st 7.30 pm

The Seta String Sextet

Lyrit Milgram and Andrea Timpanaro (violins)
Anna Growns and Sarah McCabe (violas)
Molly McWhirter and Fraser Bowles (cellos)

Strauss : String sextet from 'Capriccio'

Schoenberg : Verklärte Nacht Op 4

Huw Wiggin (saxophone) Somi Kim (piano)

Piazzolla : Three pieces

De Falla: Seven popular Spanish songs

Bernstein: West Side Story

Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand

The Seta Sextet is formed of students from both sides of the Atlantic, all of whom are completing postgraduate degrees at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In the United Kingdom, members of Seta Sextet have played under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle, Marin Allsop, and Valery Gergiev, and have given performances at Barbican Hall, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Royal Festival Hall. Elsewhere in the world, the members of Seta Sextet have performed in Canada, the United States, Germany, Italy, Israel, the Carribean and China. Seta Sextet came together because of the enthusiasm of Lyrit Milgram for the piece Verklarte Nacht. The piece's harmonies and textures are so unique, and incredibly beautiful. There is really nothing like it in the chamber music repertoire. We all love playing it. Seta Sextet is performing Verklarte Nachte this summer at St. Mary's Perivale, St. Stephen Walbrook, and Guildhall School of Music.

Commonwealth Musician of the Year, First Prize and Gold Medal winner of the 2014 Royal Overseas League Annual Music Competition, Huw Wiggin is one of the most popular saxophonists of his generation. Highlights of 2016 include the commissioning of a Saxophone concerto, appearances at Brighton, Newbury and Ripon festivals, a return visit to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the release of a concerto CD. He was born in Reading in 1986 and studied at Chethams School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music, graduating in 2008 with a 1 st Class honours degree. Subsequently he studied in Cologne and at the Royal College of Music. Awards include a Star Award from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, a Music Education Award from the Musicians Benevolent Fund and a Martin Musical Scholarship Award. In 2012 Huw was selected as a Park Lane Group Artist. He is professor of saxophone at the Royal Academy of Music in London and is leader of the Ferio Saxophone Quartet and regularly performs with them in the UK and abroad.

South Korean born New Zealand pianist, Somi Kim graduated this year from the Royal Academy of Music with an Advanced Diploma in Performance, receiving the HRH Princess Alice The Duchess of Gloucester's Prize for exemplary studentship. Last year Somi gained her Master of Arts with Distinction, receiving a DipRAM and the Christian Carpenter Prize for the Best Recital. Somi is the winner of several prestigious prizes for accompanists. She is sought after as a chamber musician, song accompanist and répétiteur. She is an artist for the Park Lane Group, Kirckman Concert Society, Concordia Foundation and the Worshipful Company of Musicians.



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