St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Leonard Heydenrych – flute, Carike Bijker – piano

Tuesday, 20 March at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Leonard Heydenrych – flute, Carike Bijker – piano

G Handel

from Sonata no.1 in E minor

Grave

Allegro

C P E Bach

Hamburger Sonate in G major

Allegretto

Rondo

Louis Ganne

Andante et Scherzo

F Chopin

Variations on a theme by Rossini

Thème: Andantino

Var.1: Con anima

Var.2: Più lento (E minor)

Var.3: Con brio

Benjamin Godard

Suite de Trois Morceaux op. 116

Allegretto

Idylle

Valse

Leonard Heydenrych commenced his flute studies with Mike Oldham and Darryl Walters in South Africa. He has performed with the University of Stellenbosch Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra, the South African Youth Concert Orchestra and National Youth Wind Ensemble. Qualifying as a medical doctor in 1994 from the University of Stellenbosch Medical School he continued to study flute with Eva Tamassy, performing at several master classes with eminent visiting flute professors at the university. After being awarded the Harry Oppenheimer Scholarship for further studies in the United Kingdom in 2002, Leonard obtained his Postgraduate Diploma in Performance at the Royal College of Music under directorship of Prof. Susan Milan and completed his Master's Degree in flute performance at Trinity College of Music under Prof. Lynda Coffin and Prof. Anne Cherry. During this period he was awarded a South African Arts Council grant and the Wilfred Hambleton prize for chamber music at Trinity College of Music.

Leonard produced his first solo CD 'Am Waldesbach' in 2011. He commissioned the British orchestrator James Dalzell to orchestrate two lost works for two flutes and orchestra, Valse Di Bravura and Souvenir de Prague and performed the two world premieres with Prof Susan Milan in 2010.

Leonard plays a silver Emanuel flute, especially built for him according to the Susan Milan model, by American flute maker Emanuel Arista.

Carike Bijker graduated cum laude for her BMus (2007-2010) and HonsBMus (2011) studies at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, specializing in flute performance. Various bursaries were awarded to her, including a SAMRO-bursary in 2008, the FAK Music bursary in 2009 and 2010 and the Betsie Cluver Prize in 2010. During the five years of study, she was an active member of the University of Stellenbosch Symphony Orchestra, University of Stellenbosch Wind Band, as well as various ensemble groups. The woodwind trio, Triplex, came to life through the latter and performs at weddings, corporate events and various concerts up to date. Apart from performances with this group, she also played in various musicals, including West Side Story, The Sound of Music and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

Recently she added part-time organ studies to her musical activities - she was placed on Unisa's Roll of Honour and received a reward for the highest achievement in the open categories at the Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Eisteddfods. In 2013 and 2014 SAKOV awarded her with a bursary for further part-time studies. Since moving to the United Kingdom in 2015, she pursued organ studies with Gerard Brooks and obtained the diploma for Colleague of the Royal College of Organists. She is currently employed as a music tutor for the organisation Every Child a Musician in Newham London and serves as organist at St James' Church in Muswell Hill.

Leonard Heydenrych obtained his Postgraduate Diploma in Performance at the Royal College of Music and completed his Master's Degree in flute performance at Trinity College of Music. During this period he was awarded the Wilfred Hambleton prize for chamber music. Leonard produced his first solo CD 'Am Waldesbach' in 2011. He also commissioned the British orchestrator James Dalzell to orchestrate two lost works for two flutes and orchestra which were premiered with Susan Milan in 2010. Carike Bijker obtained HonsBMus cum laude at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa in 2011. Since moving to the United Kingdom in 2015, she pursued organ studies with Gerard Brooks and obtained a diploma as Colleague of the Royal College of Organists.