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Knighton and District Concert Society

Patron - Sir Robert Green-Price Bt.

President - Graham Trew MVO

Vice President - Lord Berkeley CBE

Sunday 27th January 2019

3.00pm St Edwards Church Hall

Cleo Annandale  violin Mackenzie Paget  piano

WA MOZART

   Violin Sonata in G major, K301/293a


JS BACH

   Violin Sonata No 3 in C major, BWV 1005


FRANCIS POULENC

   Sonata for Violin and Piano, FP 119

Cleo Annandale  violin

Cleo is currently in her fourth year at the Royal Northern College of Music, where she studies with Yossi Zivoni. She began playing the violin at the age of 7 and was a student at the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust until 2015, leading the County Youth Orchestra in her final year. She was also a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for two years.

During her time at the RNCM, she has performed in many of the college’s ensembles and has also represented the college abroad, in Montepulciano, Italy, in the summer of 2017 and in Paris in March 2018 as part of the RNCM’s collaboration with the Paris Conservatoire. She has also recently been awarded a place with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra on their professional experience scheme.

Cleo is a member of the Anella String Quartet, winners of the 2018 RNCM Weil Prize. Cleo wishes to continue to develop her playing, both as an orchestral and chamber musician, and hopes to one day become a professional orchestral violinist. Her violin is kindly on loan from the Huntingford family.

Cleo Annandale appears by kind permission of the RNCM.

Mackenzie Paget  piano


Mackenzie is a Welsh-born pianist who has been receiving piano lessons since the age of seven. He is a third year undergraduate at the RNCM under the tutelage of Murray McLachlan. After achieving his ABRSM Grade Eight with distinction in 2013, he went on to study under Nicola Meecham at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where he played many solo recitals. Since being at the RNCM, Mackenzie has received his DipABRSM. Mackenzie thoroughly enjoys giving solo recitals, as well as competing. He is currently a finalist in the EPTA Piano competition. He regularly returns to Newport Cathedral to perform in their Saturday afternoon recitals. Mackenzie had the privilege to perform Liszt’s Totentanz concerto with the Greater Gwent Youth Orchestra last year. Additionally, he is a highly experienced solo and choral accompanist, and he currently holds the position of accompanist at Dore Male Choir, based in Sheffield.


Recently, Mackenzie won the accompanist award in the James Martin English song prize competition at the Royal Northern College of Music. He also enjoys orchestral playing and has played piano in competition-winning county orchestras, one of which recently performed in New York's Carnegie Hall, touring and premiering works with world-renowned Welsh euphonium player David Childs. Teaching also plays a huge part in his career with students from all over the country in Manchester, South Wales and Harrogate, where he is a member of staff at Advance Music School. Mackenzie has a very busy upcoming concert schedule and is privileged to perform today.


Mackenzie Paget appears by kind permission of the RNCM.

KAROL SZYMANOWSKI

   Mythes, Op 30


JOHANNES BRAHMS

   Violin Sonata No 3 Op 108


HENRI WIENIAWSKI

   Polonaise de Concert, Op 4

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