Music at  ST MARY'S   Perivale


Thursday 13 January 3.00 pm

Ben Tarlton (cello)
Rosie Richardson (piano)

Beethoven: Cello Sonata no 4 in C Op 102 no 1 (16')
Andante – Allegro / Adagio - Allegro

Schumann: 3 Romances Op 94 (12')

Messiaen:  ‘ Louange à l'Éternité de Jésus' from ‘Quartet for the end of time' (10') 

Bartok: Rhapsody no 1 (10')

Born in Wales, Ben Tarlton studied with Sharon McKinley and Alexander Baillie before attending the Yehudi Menuhin School to study with Thomas Carroll. He received a Scholarship to study at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Louise Hopkins, kindly supported by Help Musicians UK and The Countess of Munster Trust. He was awarded The Suggia Gift by Help Musicians UK, The David Goldman Award from The Worshipful Company of Musicians and was the recipient of the John Fussell and Raphael Sommer Awards. Ben is a Concordia Foundation Artist, a Park Lane Group Artist and a Yeomen of The Worshipful Company of Musicians; regularly performing for these organisations in major London venues. In 2016, Ben was selected as a Fellow to participate in the Piatigorsky Cello Festival in Los Angeles. In November that year, he performed Schumann's Cello Concerto with The Guildhall Symphony Orchestra for The LSO's Donatella Flick Conducting Competition Semi-Finalists. Ben participated in the masterclasses at IMS Prussia Cove in 2017 and has frequently attended The Open Chamber Music Seminar since. Also in 2017, he performed as a soloist in a gala concert at Zurich's Hochschule Der Künste with The Youth Classics Orchestra. Ben has performed in venues and Festivals such as Cadogan Hall, Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St John's Smith Square, St James's Piccadilly Church, West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge, Wales Millennium Centre, Cowbridge Music Festival, Casa da Musica in Porto, the Tonhalle in Zurich, the Muziekegebouw in Amsterdam and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Ben is Artistic Director of the Llantwit Major Chamber Music Festival and is assistant teacher to Steffan Morris at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. He regularly performs Chamber Music Concerts across Wales for Sinfonia Cymru.

Rosie Richardson studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating with a Master's Degree in solo performance. She won the school's Romantic Piano Prize and became a Philip and Dorothy Green recommended young concert artist for the Making Music Award which led to many solo recital and concerto performances around the UK . Rosie is now in demand as a collaborative pianist, particularly known for her work with cellists. She is a faculty pianist for the string department and the class pianist for Louise Hopkins. She also teaches at the Godolphin and Latymer School, Hammersmith.

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