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Thursday 9 May 2.00 pm 

Sarah Williamson (clarinet)
Viv McLean (piano)


Finzi: 5 Bagatelles (14')
Prelude / Romance / Carol /
Forlana / Fughetta

Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (14')
Allegro / Romanza / Allegro

Matthew Williamson : 'Boreas blows across the icy lakes'
from the Interlude Pieces (3')

Brahms: Clarinet sonata in F Minor Op 120 no 1 (22')
Allegro / Andante / Allegretto / Vivace

Sarah Williamson is renowned as a virtuoso clarinettist whose talent has been recognised by concert-goers and critics alike. BBC Music Magazine wrote: ‘A tenacious player like Williamson doesn't need gimmicks – her sonorous timbre and natural musicality speak for themselves.' The Independent hailed her as a ‘superb player'; and The Telegraph praised Sarah's ‘blend of languor and exuberance.' She achieved international fame in 2002 following her success in the BBC Young Musician Competition and Eurovision Competition for Young Musicians. As a soloist, Sarah has performed at many of the world's major concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, The Wigmore Hall, The South Bank Centre, The Berlin Concerthaus, The Tonhalle Zurich, The Theatre des Champs-Elysèes Paris, The Suntory Hall and NHK Hall, Japan.

Since winning First Prize at the Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona, British pianist Viv McLean has performed in all the major venues in the UK, as well as throughout Europe, Japan, Australia and the USA. He has performed concertos with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Viva, Orchestra of the Swan and the Northern Chamber Orchestra. Viv often plays with the Adderbury Ensemble and has also collaborated with groups such as the Leopold String Trio, Ensemble 360, the Ysaye Quartet, the Sacconi String Quartet, members of the Elias, Allegri, Carducci and Tippett Quartets, as wel as with artists such as Natalie Clein, Daniel Hope, Lawrence Power, David Le Page, Adrian Brendel and Mary Bevan. He has recorded for labels such as Sony, Naxos, Nimbus, Signum Classics, Lyrita, Stone Records, RPO Records and ICSM Records and has also recorded regularly for BBC Radio 3 as well as for radio in Germany, France, Australia, Norway & Poland.

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