Wednesday October 16th 7.30 pm
Thomas Carroll (cello)
Graham Caskie (piano)
Bach: Gamba sonata in D BWV 1028
Chopin: Cello sonata in G minor Op 65
Rachmaninov: Cello sonata in G minor Op 19
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
Born in Swansea, Thomas Carroll studied with Melissa Phelps at the Yehudi Menuhin School and with Heinrich Schiff in Austria. An exceptionally gifted cellist, he is one of only two artists who have auditioned successfully for both Young Concert Artists Trust in London and Young Concert Artists, Inc. in New York.He has since gone on to be much in demand as a soloist and chamber musician, appearing with the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Sinfonia ViVA, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and Bayerischer Rundfunk Orchestra. As a chamber musician he has worked with the Belcea Quartet, Chilingirian Quartet, Michael Collins, Gidon Kremer, Steven Isserlis, Mischa Maisky, Julian Rachlin and Janine Jansen, among many others.Thomas is currently a Professor at the Royal College of Music in London and the Yehudi Menuhin School.
Graham Caskie was born in Yorkshire in 1967 and studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire and Royal Academy of Music under Frank Wibaut, Hamish Milne and Alexander Kelly, and won all of the major prizes at both institutions. An experienced concerto soloist, recital pianist and chamber musician, he has also broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM, and made some critically acclaimed CDs. He is a keen advocate of contemporary music, and has had many works written for him. He teaches at the Royal Academy of Music, The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Chetham's School of Music.