Vaughan Williams Midsummer concert (pre-anniversary)
With funding from the RVW Trust Sian Philipps, violin and John Eady, piano will perform “The Lark Ascending” and
Sally Beamish “Praeludium and Allegro”
Gerald Finzi “Introit”
John Hawkins “Cortege and Nocturne”
Egon Wellesz Sonata no.2
Last year Sian was awarded funding from HMUK Transmission fund to be mentored for a CD recording and tour funded by Arts Council England/ National Lottery. This has had to be postponed due to Covid19.
Sian has performed as soloist with orchestras such as the Philharmonia orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and London Mozart Players. As a recitalist she has performed at major London venues such as the Purcell Room, SBC, St John’s, Smith Square and at the Wigmore Hall of which Musical Opinion wrote “This was a quality of violin sound as beautiful as it comes”. Of her CD “Homage to Lorca” International Record Review wrote “It is rare to hear such engaged, fiery playing…hard to imagine more inspired performances could be possible.” “It takes a lot of pages in a book to summon as many emotions as she did on those strings” www.shz.de