St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Jennifer Tsang – recorder, Constance Chow – piano

Friday, 4 May at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Jennifer Tsang – recorder, Constance Chow – piano

York Bowen

Reverie, op. 86

Sonata for Recorder and Piano, op. 121

  i. Allegretto piacevole

 ii. Andante tranquillo

iii. Allegro giocoso

Walter Leigh

Sonatina for Treble Recorder and Piano

  i. Allegretto

 ii. Larghetto, molto tranquillo

iii. Allegro leggiero

Hans Ulrich Staeps

Sonata in Eb for Treble Recorder and Piano

  i. Ruhig bewegt

 ii. Lebhaft

iii. Langsam

iv. Sehr schnell (Gigua)

Pianist Constance Chow (née Leung) and recorder player Jennifer Tsang's duo partnership began after they graduated from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2017. Since then, they have been performing around the UK and across continental Europe. In 2015 Jennifer Tsang was awarded a Leverhulme Arts Scholar for her Master of Music studies at the Guildhall and is returning to the school as an Artist Fellow, majoring in recorder under Professor Ian Wilson. Recent projects include a performance opportunity by the production company Muziektheater Transparant's youth opera Canti d'more II - including her on their concert tour in deSingel Antwerpen (Antwerp) and Athénée Theatre Louis-Jouvet (Paris), Utrecht Early Music Festival Fringe 2016 and 2017, Opera L'Orfeo produced by Theatron Oneiron, cultural performances in a variety of different European countries invited by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Offices in London and Berlin respectively as well as Open Recorder Days Amsterdam Fringe 2017.

Jennifer graduated from the Conservatory of Utrecht (Hogeschool voor de Kunsten; HKU, Utrecht) with a Bachelor's degree in Historical Performance Practice in 2014, majoring in recorder under Heiko ter Schegget. During her studies in the Netherlands Jennifer also studied chamber music under the tutelage of Wilbert Hazelzet, historical clarinet with Gili Rinot, and modern clarinet with Harrie Troquet. Beyond graduation, Jennifer has continued to develop her musicianship by participating in masterclasses with Kees Boeke, Robert Ehrlich, Dorothee Oberlinger, Pedro Sousa Silva, Karel van Steenhoven, Conrad Steinmann, Marion Verbruggen, and Dorothee Winter.

Born in Hong Kong, pianist Constance Chow (née Leung) moved to the United Kingdom in 2009. She was named 'Most Promising Pianist' at the Godalming Music Festival the year after and was hailed as the 'Talented Pianist' in the Eastern Daily Press (2017). As a soloist and a chamber player, Constance performs frequently across the UK, Europe, 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 was a concerto soloist with the University of Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra in 2017. She has performed at venues such as the Milton Court Concert Hall, The Church of St Peter Mancroft, St Bride's Church, Fleet Street, the Shaw Library at the London School of Economics, St Clement Danes Church, St James's Church, Paddington, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, and Blue Note at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

Constance is a Master's graduate in Piano Performance from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where she studied with Paul Roberts. She completed her undergraduate Music studies at King's College London, when she also studied the piano with Tessa Nicholson at the Royal Academy of Music. Constance received a full scholarship to attend Music at Albignac Piano Summer School in 2015. Whilst studying at King's, she was generously supported by the Hong Kong Scholarship Fund. She was also a contralto choral scholar at the renowned college chapel choir, with which she has performed both as a pianist and as a singer in the UK and abroad. Constance is currently a concert pianist, accompanist, and piano teacher in London and across the country.

www.constancechow.com

Recorder player Jennifer Tsang and pianist Constance Chow's duo partnership began after they have graduated from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2017. Since then, they have been performing around the UK and across continental Europe. In 2015 Jennifer Tsang was awarded a Leverhulme Arts Scholar for her Master of Music studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is returning to the school as an Artist Fellow, majoring in recorder under Professor Ian Wilson. Constance Chow (née Leung) was awarded the "Most Promising Pianist" at the Godalming Music Festival the year after and was hailed as the "Talented Pianist" on Eastern Daily Press (2017). As a soloist and a chamber player, Constance performs frequently across the U.K. and abroad. www.constancechow.com