Wed 21 October
Leeds Town Hall
Royal Academy of Music
James Gilbert - clarinet
Matthew Kitteringham - bassoon
Beethoven - Three Duos for Clarinet and Bassoon, No. 3 in B Flat Major : Listen
i Allegro Sostenuto
ii Aria con Variazioni - Andantino con moto
Gordon Jacob - Duo for Clarinet and Bassoon Listen
Beethoven - Three Duos for Clarinet and Bassoon, No. 2 in F Major: Listen
i Allegro affetuoso
ii Aria - Larghetto
iii Rondo - Allegro Moderato
Oscar Lorenzo Fernández - 3 Invenções Seresteiras: Listen
iii Allegro scherzozo
Poulenc - Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon: Listen
i Allegro - Très rythmé
ii Romance - Andante très doux
iii Final - Très Animé
Programme duration approximately 50 mins. Please note there will be no interval.
James Gilbert is a London-based clarinettist studying towards a Master of Arts degree at the Royal Academy of Music as an ABRSM Scholar. James enjoys most performing in orchestras and has regularly performed professionally with such ensembles as the Philharmonia, London Sinfonietta and London Chamber Orchestras including trialling for the Principal Clarinet chair of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. With these ensembles James has been fortunate enough to perform extensively in London, with venues including the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall and Cadogan Hall, as well as throughout Europe and Japan.
James is very grateful to the ABRSM and Help Musicians UK for generously supporting his postgraduate studies with both the Home Postgraduate Scholarship Award and the Harrison Award respectively.
Matthew Kitteringham is a 23 year-old bassoonist from the Wirral, currently studying with Robin O'Neill and Jonathan Davies as a postgraduate student at the Royal Academy of Music. Matthew is recipient of the Bundy Award, Arthur Lyons Scholarship, and Paddy Purcell Award, and in his second year as an undergraduate he won the Florence Woodbridge Prize for bassoon. As a chamber musician, Matthew is a member of the flexi-group Ensemble Mirage, and in 2017 his woodwind quintet, Aurelia Winds, won the Nicholas Blake Prize at the Royal Academy. Matthew has also played twice live on BBC Radio 3's In Tune, performing wind quintets with students from RAM and the Juilliard School, and bassoon quartets. He has performed at the Wigmore Hall in a side-by-side concert with the Nash Ensemble.
Matthew is generously supported by The Drake Calleja Trust, The Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Help Musicians UK, and The Sidney Perry Foundation as a Philharmonia MMSF Fellow.
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