St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Jamie Torrance – guitar, Jonathan Parkin – clarinet,
Sebastian Stanley – piano

Friday, 18 May at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Jamie Torrance – guitar, Jonathan Parkin – clarinet,<br />Sebastian Stanley – pianoJamie Torrance – guitar, Jonathan Parkin – clarinet,<br />Sebastian Stanley – pianoJamie Torrance – guitar, Jonathan Parkin – clarinet,<br />Sebastian Stanley – piano

J Dowland

Lachrimae

Pavan

Galliard

Lennox Berkeley

Sonatina op.52

Allegretto

Lento

Rondo; Allegro non troppo

C Debussy

Première Rhapsodie

Lennox Berkeley

Sonatine for clarinet and piano

Moderato

Lento

Allegro

Jamie Torrance (guitar) is currently in his final year of the BMus performance course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under the tuition of Professor Allan Neave. Prior to this he studied in the Junior department at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. In 2016 Jamie was given the opportunity to study at the University of the Arts in Berlin (UDK) as part of the Erasmus programme where he received lessons with Joel Betton and observed studio classes given by Thomas Muller-Pering. Jamie has always had a keen interest in chamber music and was a member of the National Youth Guitar Ensemble and the London Guitar Circus. He has pursued this interest at university and currently plays in a duo with an accordionist, with performance highlights including the opening concert of the Glasgow Big Guitar Weekend and competing at the Twents International Guitar Festival ensemble competition in the Netherlands. Jamie was a finalist in the 2016 Antwerp Guitar Competition and has performed solo recitals throughout the United Kingdom at venues including the Cathedral of the Isles, Cumbrae, the Edinburgh Society of Musicians and St Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham. Jamie has been given the opportunity to play in masterclasses to renowned guitarists such as David Russell, Rene Izquierdo and Lorenzo Michelli, and in the future he intends to continue his studies with Allan Neave until he finds the right institution to continue his education with a Master's degree.

Jonathan Parkin has rapidly established himself as one of the up-and-coming clarinettists of his generation. He is currently on trial for the position of section principal clarinet with both the Royal Northern Sinfonia and the BBC Concert Orchestra, and has recently appeared as guest principal clarinet for many other UK orchestras, including the London Chamber Orchestra, the City of London Sinfonia, Aurora Orchestra, the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, English National Opera and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He has played regularly with the Philharmonia since 2010. Jonathan is also passionate about chamber music and is on the artistic committee for Clapham Chamber Concerts, for whom he performs three times a year. In 2015, Jonathan released his first solo album 'Portraits of England' after which he was described as 'a true master of his instrument...producing a warmer and mellower sound than one is accustomed to hearing from most clarinettists.' (Dave Saemann, Fanfare magazine, USA).

Sebastian Stanley, the 33-year-old critically-acclaimed British pianist, has given recitals in all reaches of the globe. Since graduating from the Royal College of Music in 2008 his performances have received rave reviews and numerous 5-star awards in magazines such as the American Record Guide, Fanfare and Musical Pointers. He has enjoyed much success in Spain and the UK particularly, where he has performed in hundreds of venues such as Conway Hall, Steinway Hall and Wigmore Hall for concert societies, festivals and private parties. Along with his solo recital and duo chamber music activities with Jonathan, he enjoys headlining on cruise liners throughout the world for companies such as Cunard, Seabourn and Regent Seven Seas, as a classical soloist. His expansive solo and concerto repertoire ranges from works by Scarlatti and Bach to Tchaikovsky, Liszt, Busoni and De Falla.

Jamie Torrance (guitar) was a finalist in the 2016 Antwerp Guitar Competition and has performed solo recitals throughout the United Kingdom at venues including the Cathedral of the Isles, Cumbrae, the Edinburgh Society of Musicians and St Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham.

Jonathan Parkin has recently appeared as guest principal clarinet for many other UK orchestras, including the London Chamber Orchestra, the City of London Sinfonia, Aurora Orchestra, the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, English National Opera and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Since graduating from the Royal College of Music in 2008 Sebastian Stanley's performances have received rave reviews and numerous 5-star awards in magazines such as the American Record Guide, Fanfare and Musical Pointers.