St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Grenfell Tower Recital

Tuesday, 18 July at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Grenfell Tower Recital

On Tuesday 18th July, from 1:15 to 2:00pm, St Bride's will host a lunchtime recital to raise money for the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

We are grateful to several of our regular artists who have been moved to offer their talents for this special event.

Entry to the recital is free, and the retiring collection will go to the Red Cross London Fire Relief Fund. Details of the programme and performers are below.

Mine Doğantan - piano, and Helen Neilson - cello

F Chopin

Introduction and Polonaise Brillante in C major, op. 3 for cello and piano

Jonatan Bougt - guitar

A Barrios

Un sueño en la floresta

Constance Leung - piano

M Ravel

Miroirs: i. Noctuelles

v. La vallee de cloches

Nigel Blomiley - cello

J S Bach

Suite No 1 in G major for solo cello, BWV 1007

Minuet 1

Minuet 2

Sarabande

Gigue

Mine Doğantan-Dack is a concert pianist whose playing has been described as 'an oasis' and 'heaven on earth'. Mine was born in Istanbul, and studied at the Juilliard School (BM, MM) with Oxana Yablonskaya, and won the prestigious William Petschek award. Mine performs as a soloist and chamber musician, and has given concerts in USA, UK, Germany, France and Turkey. She participated in the Mozart Bicentennial Festival in New York, and recorded the music of JS Bach and Scriabin for WNCN. She also recorded various programs for the Turkish radio and television. Mine is the founder of the Marmara Piano Trio and received an award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council for her work on chamber music performance. Mine has a parallel career as a musicologist, holding a PhD from Columbia University.

www.minedogantandack.com

Helen Neilson is a cellist who works with many young cellists in a variety of settings. She has studied with Anna Shuttleworth, Melissa Phelps and Naomi Butterworth and holds chamber music prizes from both Royal College of Music and Trinity College of Music. She teaches cello and coaches chamber music in various schools including Latymer Upper and St Paul's Girls' School, and the Bayswater Suzuki Progrmame. She specialises in leading large workshops and has taught on courses for Pro Corda and Bryanston, and for the London Cello Society. She has given recitals at venues including St James's, Piccadilly and Southwark Cathedral. She also plays double bass regularly with orchestras and in chamber music settings.

Swedish guitarist and theorbo player Jonatan Bougt recently graduated with a First Class Honours from the Royal College of Music in London where he studied with Carlos Bonell, Chris Stell and Jakob Lindberg. A multiple prize winner in the UK and abroad, noteworthy awards include the 1st Prize in the RCM Guitar Competition (2017), 1st Prize in the Jörgen Rörby Prize (2014) of the Swedish Guitar & Lute Society and the 1st Prize in the Young Talents Competition of Uppsala International Guitar Festival (2013). Jonatan has performed in venues such as the Stockholm Concert Hall, Uppsala Konsert&Kongress Concert Hall in Sweden; Centro Cultural Justicia Federal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Queens Gallery in Buckingham Palace and Snape Maltings in Aldeburgh. In September, Jonatan begins his Master of Historical Performance as an RCM Scholar where he will study theorbo and archlute with Jakob Lindberg.

www.jonatanbougt.com

Born in Hong Kong, pianist Constance Leung moved to the United Kingdom in 2009. Hailed as a 'talented pianist' by the Eastern Daily Press last month, Constance regularly performs as a soloist and a chamber musician across the UK and in Hong Kong. She has had the privilege to collaborate with world-renowned pianist Noriko Ogawa in a piano duet concert in 2016 and is going to give her concerto debut with the University of Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra in 2018. Constance has recently graduated with a Master's degree in Piano Performance from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama under the tutelage of Paul Roberts. She completed her undergraduate Music studies at King's College London, when she also studied piano with Tessa Nicholson at the Royal Academy of Music.

www.constanceleung.com

Nigel Blomiley, one of the most distinguished principal cellists in the country was formerly Principal of the BBC Concert Orchestra, with whom he performed as soloist on both radio and television. Pierre Fournier, with whom he studied, described his playing as 'creating a marvellous atmosphere' and Bernard Greenhouse called him 'a damn fine cellist'. He has a strong commitment to teaching having served long periods as 'Cello Tutor at Chetham's School of Music, the Pucell School and Coach of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales. Throughout a long career, he has always performed chamber music, having recently formed the Anern Trio.

www.anerntrio.com

Mine Doğantan-Dack is a concert pianist whose playing has been described as 'an oasis' and 'heaven on earth'. Mine was born in Istanbul, and studied at the Juilliard School (BM, MM) with Oxana Yablonskaya, and won the prestigious William Petschek award. Mine performs as a soloist and chamber musician, and has given concerts in USA, UK, Germany, France and Turkey. She participated in the Mozart Bicentennial Festival in New York, and recorded the music of JS Bach and Scriabin for WNCN. She also recorded various programs for the Turkish radio and television. Mine is the founder of the Marmara Piano Trio and received an award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council for her work on chamber music performance. Mine has a parallel career as a musicologist, holding a PhD from Columbia University.

www.minedogantandack.com

Helen Neilson is a cellist who works with many young cellists in a variety of settings. She has studied with Anna Shuttleworth, Melissa Phelps and Naomi Butterworth and holds chamber music prizes from both Royal College of Music and Trinity College of Music. She teaches cello and coaches chamber music in various schools including Latymer Upper and St Paul's Girls' School, and the Bayswater Suzuki Progrmame. She specialises in leading large workshops and has taught on courses for Pro Corda and Bryanston, and for the London Cello Society. She has given recitals at venues including St James's, Piccadilly and Southwark Cathedral. She also plays double bass regularly with orchestras and in chamber music settings.

Swedish guitarist and theorbo player Jonatan Bougt recently graduated with a First Class Honours from the Royal College of Music in London where he studied with Carlos Bonell, Chris Stell and Jakob Lindberg. A multiple prize winner in the UK and abroad, noteworthy awards include the 1st Prize in the RCM Guitar Competition (2017), 1st Prize in the Jörgen Rörby Prize (2014) of the Swedish Guitar & Lute Society and the 1st Prize in the Young Talents Competition of Uppsala International Guitar Festival (2013). Jonatan has performed in venues such as the Stockholm Concert Hall, Uppsala Konsert&Kongress Concert Hall in Sweden; Centro Cultural Justicia Federal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Queens Gallery in Buckingham Palace and Snape Maltings in Aldeburgh. In September, Jonatan begins his Master of Historical Performance as an RCM Scholar where he will study theorbo and archlute with Jakob Lindberg.

www.jonatanbougt.com

Born in Hong Kong, pianist Constance Leung moved to the United Kingdom in 2009. Hailed as a 'talented pianist' by the Eastern Daily Press last month, Constance regularly performs as a soloist and a chamber musician across the UK and in Hong Kong. She has had the privilege to collaborate with world-renowned pianist Noriko Ogawa in a piano duet concert in 2016 and is going to give her concerto debut with the University of Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra in 2018. Constance has recently graduated with a Master's degree in Piano Performance from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama under the tutelage of Paul Roberts. She completed her undergraduate Music studies at King's College London, when she also studied piano with Tessa Nicholson at the Royal Academy of Music.

www.constanceleung.com

Nigel Blomiley, one of the most distinguished principal cellists in the country was formerly Principal of the BBC Concert Orchestra, with whom he performed as soloist on both radio and television. Pierre Fournier, with whom he studied, described his playing as 'creating a marvellous atmosphere' and Bernard Greenhouse called him 'a damn fine cellist'. He has a strong commitment to teaching having served long periods as 'Cello Tutor at Chetham's School of Music, the Pucell School and Coach of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales. Throughout a long career, he has always performed chamber music, having recently formed the Anern Trio.

www.anerntrio.com