Music atT ST MARY'S PPerivale
Sunday September 16th 3.00 pm
Callum Smart (violin) Richard Uttley (piano)
Beethoven: Sonata in F Op 24“Spring”
Brahms: Sonata in A Op 100
Schubert: Fantasy in C for violin and piano D 934
Ginastera: Pampeana no 1 Op16
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
Callum Smart won the strings category of the 2010 BBC Young Musicians Competition at the age of 13, performing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto. In the same year he went on to become the top European prize-winner at the Menuhin Competition and now enjoys critical acclaim for his lyrical and accomplished interpretations. He has worked with many of the UK's leading orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, with re-invitations last season from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the Philharmonia Orchestra. In 2013 he made his North American debut with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and he has also performed with the European Union Chamber Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Orpheus Sinfonia and Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra. Now with two recital discs to his name, 2016 saw the release of Callum's second disc on the Orchid Classics label with pianist Richard Uttley. ‘La Voix' – including works by Fauré, Poulenc and Ravel – featured as one of the Strad Magazine's recommended recordings of the month, and was accorded 4 star reviews both in the BBC Music Magazine and the Observer.Performing in recitals at the Wigmore Hall, the Konzerthaus Berlin and the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, Callum's partnership with Richard Uttley continues this season with recitals across the UK. Having returned to the UK following his Premier Young Artist scholarship at the Jacobs School of Music in Indiana he is now based in Manchester on the International Artist Diploma post-graduate course at the Royal Northern College of Music. He previously attended the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Chetham's School of Music. He plays on a c.1730-35 violin by Carlo Bergonzi.
Richard Uttley (piano) was born in Bradford in 1987 and graduated from Clare College, Cambridge in 2008 with a Double First in Music. He was awarded a Distinction in his Master's and Artist Diploma at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2011. His awards include 1st prizes in the Haverhill Sinfonia Soloist Competition 2010 and the British Contemporary Piano Competition 2006, as well as the Myra Hess Scholarship 2009. He was featured as a Selected Artist in Making Music's 2013/14 Season Concert Promoters' Network brochure, and has also featured as a Rising Star in BBC Music Magazine. Highlights of 2015/16 include solo recitals in Bridgewater Hall and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival; premiering works by Francisco Coll, Michael Cutting and Naomi Pinnock; recording for NMC and the ABRSM; concertos by Brahms, Grieg and Mozart; recitals with Savitri Grier (violin) including The Sage Gateshead; and collaborations with Callum Smart (violin). Richard is a trustee of New Dots, a charity promoting contemporary music. He teaches piano at City University and academic studies at Guildhall School.