PERFORMERS PROGRAMME AND TICKETS
Friday May 20 7.30
Tom Mathias VIOLIN
Dominic Degavino Piano
Schubert Sonata in A major
Piazzola Histoire du Tango
Ysaye Solo Sonata 6
Ernst Carnival of Venice
Thomas Mathias is a violinist from Aberystwyth, Wales, currently studying at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, USA, with the legendary pedagogue Mauricio Fuks. Recently named a winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s ‘Julius Isserlis’ Scholarship for overseas’ study, Thomas is a Master’s graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, where he was awarded the prestigious ABRSM scholarship along with a DipRAM for outstanding performance. Prior to the Academy, Thomas studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, winning the major violin prizes during his time there. Thomas is also a past winner of the Urdd National Eisteddfod Instrumental Competition. Past teachers include So-Ock Kim, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Leland Chen, Deirdre Ward, and Isobelle McGuinness.
TICKETS £10. On the door
CONCERT 3: Sat. 11th June 2.00 p.m Munster Trust concert PIANO RECITAL Dominic Degavino
Saturday June 11 2.00
Dominic Degavino PIANO
( Countess of Munster Trust)
Beethoven Sonata in C major Op.2 No.3
Amy Beach Five Improvisations Op.148
Schubert Allegretto in C minor D.915
Brahms Piano Sonata No.3 in F minor Op.5
Pianist Dominic Degavino has performed concerts in venues across the United Kingdom and beyond, including solo performances at the Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre, London as a Park Lane Group artist, at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester and the Lichfield and Edinburgh festivals, among others. Concerto appearances include performances with the Manchester Camerata and RNCM Symphony Orchestra.
Having completed both school and undergraduate studies in Manchester with Helen Krizos, at Chetham's School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music, he recently graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he studied with Charles Owen and Noriko Ogawa.
Dominic has achieved considerable competition success, including winning the RNCM Gold Medal Competition, 3rd Prize at the Concours International de Piano d'Epinal in France, and keyboard section prizes of both the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition and the 2017 Royal Over-Seas League Arts Competition. In 2020 he was accepted onto the Tillett Trust DEBUT recital scheme, and he is currently also a member of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust recital scheme. He has taken part in masterclasses with eminent pianists such as Lang Lang, Richard Goode, Imogen Cooper, Peter Frankl and John O'Conor.
Alongside work as a soloist, he is a passionate chamber musician, accompanist, and jazz player, performing extensively and winning prizes with a wide array of ensembles, including the Mithras Trio (current BBC New Generation Artists) and with flautist Meera Maharaj.
TICKETS. £10. On the door
(Note - this is an afternoon concert)
CONCERT 4: FRIDAY 7.30 15th JULY 2022
Oliver Simpson Cello 15 (Gregynog Young musician of the year 2021 )
Programme to be announced
CONCERT 1: FREE Friday April 8 7.30 Ellis Thomas PIANO(Gregynog Young Musician 2019)
Bach Partita No.2 in C minor
Beethoven Sonata No. 30 in E major Op.109
Chopin Polonaise in F# minor Op.44
Prokofiev Sonata No. 7
Welsh pianist Ellis Thomas is in his final year studying music at the University of Cambridge, alongside which he is studying piano with Tessa Nicholson at the Royal Academy of Music. At the age of 12, Ellis entered the Junior department at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, where he studied for six years under Manola Hatfield.
Ellis has been awarded prizes at competitions including the Düsseldorf Robert Schumann International Piano Competition and has won first prizes at the Wales International Piano Festival, Gregynog Young Musician and the RIBI National Young Musician, amongst others. He has received lessons from such renowned professors as Boris Berman, Till Felner, Peter Donohoe, Steven Osborne, and Peter Nagy.
Alongside solo playing, Ellis particularly enjoys collaborative playing, and regularly performs as part of several chamber groups and ensembles. He is an Instrumental Award holder at Cambridge University, receiving regular chamber music coaching from notable artists such as Michael Dussek, the Endellion Quartet and the Amatis Trio. He is also collaborative pianist for the International Music Academy of Solsona, Catalonia.
Next year, Ellis has been awarded a scholarship from the Royal Academy of Music to continue studies with Tessa Nicholson on the Master’s programme.
AUTUMN CONCERTS 2022
1. SAT 22nd October
the Kanneh Mason Family
2. Meliora Collective : date and programme to be announced