Patron - Sir Robert Green-Price
President - Graham Trew MVO
Vice-president - Lord Berkely CBE
In association with The Knighton Literary Festival, (the weekend of 20th-22nd October) we have invited local musicians; oboist Ruth Watson and pianist Jeremy Fisher who entertained us at Knighton last year. They will be joined by Australian/Belgian virtuoso flautist Wendy Quinlan for a sparkling and diverse afternoon of music.
Charles Bodman Whittaker, a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, began his musical training aged 6, studying viola and violin. After completing his studies at the Royal College of Music he went on to the GSM where he graduated with Distinction in 2022.
Charles and Rebecca will be playing music by Schuman, Brahms, Rebecca Clarke and others.
Origin Voices is an ensemble of eight young singers, based in Cardiff. They formed in October 2020 as a platform from which young singers can explore the professional music world.
The group will be singing from all different periods; many well known and loved and others more recent from contemporary composers .
Anna Tulchinskaya violin
Andrea Kim cello
Rose McLachlan piano
Having formed in 2022, Trio Cosmo quickly established an exciting connection which led to numerous engagements and prize winning performances. From the earliest rehearsal it was evident that the trio's synergy produced ambitious ideas, motivation for extended rehearsals and a desire to tackle the most demanding and towering masterpieces in the repertoire. In March 2023, Trio Cosmo was awarded the Nossek Prize at the RNCM for their performance of Arensky’s 1st trio. They are very passionate about supporting contemporary composers and have given the world premiere of Drew Cassey’s ‘March’.
Trio Cosmo appears by kind permission of the RNCM.