Sunday 18 October 4.00 pm
Streamed LIVE concert in an empty church
Thomas Carroll (cello)
Graham Caskie (piano)
Marcel Baudet: ‘Disclosure' for solo piano
Rachmaninov: Cello sonata in G minor Op 19 (35')
Stephen Goss: ‘ Alba ' from ‘ Caught Between' for cello and piano (4')
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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. During his studies in Salzburg with Heinrich Schiff, Thomas also studied conducting at the Salzburg Mozarteum with Jorge Rotter and in London at the Guildhall with Sian Edwards. He has taken part in masterclasses with Janos Furst and worked with various ensembles and orchestras in Austria and the UK. Over the last five years he has worked closely with Nicholas Kok (Principal Conductor of sinfonia ViVA from 1996-2006) who has become a mentor and with whom Thomas has built a close association as a cello soloist. He made his conducting debut with the Spectrum Ensemble in the Berlin Philharmonie in 2006, conducting music by Toch. Thomas is currently a Professor at the Royal College of Music in London and the Yehudi Menuhin School.
Internationally acclaimed pianist Graham Caskie is renowned for his interpretations of the piano music of Schubert, Brahms and Debussy and Ravel. Recent recitals have included both Books of Debussy Preludes and the Sonatas and complete Klavierstucke of Brahms. He is also a keen advocate of contemporary music, jazz and improvisation, commissioning several works from leading composers including Stephen Goss, Matthew King, John Cooney and Marcel Baudet. He was born in Yorkshire in 1967 and studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire and Royal Academy of Music 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. He currently teaches at the Royal Academy of Music and The Yehudi Menuhin School. He is married to pianist Yoriko Wakabayashi and they live in Ealing with their two children.
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