Music atT ST MARY'S PPerivale


Tuesday January 1st 3.0 pm

New Year's Day Gala

Kapustin: Burlesque Op 97
Saint-Säens: Delila
Davidov: ‘At the Fountain 
Tim Posner (cello)

Henri Busser: Andalucia
Andy Scott: Salt of the Earth
Meera Maharaj (flute)

Scarlatti: Sonata in A minor K 175
Scarlatti: Sonata in D minor K 141
Scarlatti: Sonata in B minor K 87
Scarlatti: Sonata in D Major K 224
Dominic Degavino (piano)


Handel: ‘Non disperar' (from Giulio Cesare)
Mozart: ‘Vedrai carino' (from Don Giovanni)
Schubert: ‘Gretchen am Spinnrade'
Liza Lehman: Evensong
Rachel Robinson (soprano)

Fauré: Nocturne no 2 in B Op 33 no 2
Strauss/Grünfeld: Soirée de Vienne Op 56
Gamal Khamis (piano)

Kreisler: Liebesleid
Kreisler: Schon Rosmarin
Kreisler: Gluck Melodie
Kreisler: Liebesfreud
Ben Wragg (violin)

Gamal Khamis
Dominic Degavino
Hugh Mather

followed by 'Auld Lang Syne'
Mulled wine and mince pies

Tickets £15 - available from Stanley Klar
, 97 Almond Avenue, London W5 4YB.
Please send a cheque made out to the ‘Friends of St Mary's Perivale'
and enclose a SAE.

Tim Posner was born in London in 1995 and studied at the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music. He is currently a pupil of Leonid Gorokhov in Hanover. He made his concerto debut at the age of 14, and the following year he performed Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations at Cadogan Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then he has performed widely across Europe and Asia. As a chamber musician, Tim regularly plays in various ensembles and has given recitals across Europe and Asia. He was the cellist of the Celan Quartet, who were Quartet in Residence at the 2014 Musikdorf Ernen Festival in Switzerland. Tim was recently awarded the very prestigious Gundlach Musikpreis.

Gamal Khamis studied at the Royal College of Music. He first performed at the Wigmore Hall at the age of ten, and has since appeared at most of the major UK concert halls, across Europe, the USA and Canada, and on BBC Radio 3 and Dutch radio. He has worked with leading composers including Thomas Adès and Mark Anthony Turnage and has been a Concordia Foundation Artist since 2010, a Park Lane Group Artist since 2013, and is a member of the Lipatti Piano Quartet.

Meera Maharaj graduated last year from Royal Northern College of Music with first class honours, and previously studied at the Junior RNCM. She is currently studying for her Masters at the Royal Academy of Music. She won first prize in the RAM Flute Competition and 3rd prize in the British Flute Society “Young Artist” Competition. In 2016 she won the Dutch International Flute Competition. She has given solo performances at the Concertgebouw, Bridgewater Hall, Wigmore Hall and St James' Piccadilly with frequent recitals across the UK.

Dominic Degavino grew up in Milton Keynes, and studied at Chetham's School of Music and at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, all under the tutelage of Helen Krizos. He has won many awards, including the RNCM Gold Medal Competition and the keyboard sections of the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artsts Competition and the Royal Overseas League competition. He has performed concerts in venues across the United Kingdom and beyond.He also enjoys playing Jazz, and has appeared regularly with the RNCM Big Band. He is now continuing his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Rachel Robinson is a young soprano who grew up in Ealing. She graduated from St Chad's College, Durham in 2015 where she was a choral scholar and a member of the Durham University Chamber Choir. Upon graduating, Rachel returned to London, singing as a member of the Vasari Singers under Jeremy Backhouse, and as a lay clerk of St Barnabas' Church. She is also as a member of the Handmade Opera Company. A highlight of her recent opera repertoire has been singing Laetitia in Menotti's The Old Maid and the Thief at St Pater's Church in Wantage

Benjamin Wragg studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama junior department, The Purcell School and the Royal Academy of Music and was then awarded a scholarship to study with Ruggiero Ricci. He won numerous awards and scholarships in addition to the Making Music Young Artists Award, and appeared live on BBC Television and often on BBC Radio 3's In Tune. He is now a well-regarded teacher, working at the RAM Junior department, the Purcell School and St Paul's School, and achieving considerable success.

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