St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Jane Faulkner - violin, and Gary Peacock - piano

Tuesday, 23 May at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Jane Faulkner - violin, and Gary Peacock - piano

L van Beethoven

Sonata for violin and piano in D major, op.12 no.1

  i. Allegro con brio

 ii. Tema con variazioni. Andante con moto

iii. Rondo. Allegro

I Stravinsky

Suite Italienne for violin and piano op.17

1. Introduzione

2. Serenata

3. Tarantella

4. Gavotta con due variazioni

5. Minuetto e Finale

Jane Faulkner studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Manoug Parikian and while there she was the recipient of many prizes and awards. She held a subprincipal position in a London orchestra for a number of years before relinquishing this in order to concentrate on solo and chamber music.

Jane Faulkner is the violinist of the English Piano Trio and with the trio she performs extensively on the London concert platforms and throughout Britain and Europe. They have recorded for Dutton Epoch, Meridian, and Kingdom labels, and their CD of works by Malcolm Arnold for Naxos was part of a Gramophone Award winning series. With the trio she has presented the complete Mozart trios at London's South Bank, and has featured the chamber music of Haydn at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. She is also a regular duo recitalist, and explores many less known works for the violin and piano duo repertoire.

In 1995 Jane formed the Piano Trio Society, which is now a flourishing organisation dealing with all aspects of the Piano Trio, including performance, research and education.

Gary Peacock graduated from Birmingham University and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where he won several prizes. He was also one of the early recipients of the Croydon Soloist Award, and winner of the Dudley National Piano Competition, and has spent most of his performing life as an accompanist, conductor and singing coach. He has broadcast for the BBC and made several recordings.

An extensive career has included many concerts as an accompanist in Britain and abroad, a new opera with ITV and workshops in South Korea. He was for sixteen years conductor of West London Opera, and also of the Amici Chamber Choir, with whom he gave many concerts in the UK, Hungary and France, most notably in Notre Dame, Paris.

Gary Peacock is also Director of Music at Holy Innocents Church, Hammersmith. He has written and arranged music for the church, and the first performance of his new Mass, Missa Consolationis, was given for the church's Patronal Festival in January. Other commissions as composer have included music for a production of Much Ado About Nothing at the International Shakespeare Festival in Neuss, and for various productions as part of his work at Lamda. Most recently he wrote music for a dramatised documentary at the University of Essex about the First World War. 

Jane Faulkner and Gary Peacock have been performing as a duo for eight years, and have given many concerts in and around London. Jane's interest is chamber music, and she is the violinist of the English Piano Trio. With the trio she has performed many times on London concert platforms, throughout the UK and abroad. Jane has recorded CDs for Meridian, Naxos and Dutton Epoch labels. Gary Peacock was an early recipient of the Croydon Soloist Award and winner of the Dudley National Piano Competition. He has spent most of his performing life as an accompanist, conductor and singing coach. He conducted West London Opera and the Amici Chamber Choir. Gary is Director of Music at Holy Innocents Church, Hammersmith.