Heatwave Trio

Heatwave Trio takes its name from Iain Farrington’s trio composition written during a very hot summer in London. Oboist Dan Bates recalls: “Iain decided to write a piece that captured the joy and energy of sunshine in the city”.
The programme:
Madeleine Dring – Trio
Francis Poulenc – Oboe Sonata
Malcolm Arnold – Suite Bourgeoise
Frederick Delius – Intermezzo from Fennimore and Gerda
Francis Poulenc – Flute Sonata
Iain Farrington – Heatwave

Juliette Bausor (flute)

Widely recognised as one of Britain’s leading flute players, Juliette Bausor has achieved international success in competitions, including early recognition in reaching the televised Concerto Final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year and winning the Gold Medal in both the Shell LSO Competition and the Royal Over-Seas League Competition. Juliette has appeared as a concerto soloist with orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, European Union Chamber Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia and London Mozart Players. Success on an international scale is reflected in tours around Europe and beyond, to Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, the United Arab Emirates, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Australia and New Zealand.

In 2014 Juliette was selected by the European Concert Hall Organisation as an ECHO Rising Star. She has since been invited to perform as a soloist in some of Europe’s most prestigious concert venues.

Also highly regarded as a chamber musician, Juliette is a member of the celebrated chamber group Ensemble 360. In addition to the Ensemble’s busy concert schedule, Juliette is regularly invited to give recitals at major venues and festivals throughout the UK, including frequent Wigmore Hall and South Bank appearances, and performances at the Edinburgh, Cheltenham and Aldeburgh International Festivals and BBC Proms.

Juliette joined the London Philharmonic Orchestra in July 2016 as Principal Flute, having previously held the same position with both Royal Northern Sinfonia and London Mozart Players.

Daniel Bates (oboe)

Daniel Bates is principal oboe with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the City of London Sinfonia and co-principal oboe of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. He has played guest principal for all the major UK orchestras as well as various international orchestras. As a session musician he has recorded for numerous pop acts and films, including the Harry Potter franchise and for Barbra Streisand, Mary J Blige, Rihanna and Stevie Wonder.

When he was eighteen years of age he became the youngest ever winner of the Royal Over-Seas League Competition. Daniel also won two other major international competitions; in Italy and Romania and an English-Speaking Union scholarship, enabling him to study at the Banff Music Centre in Canada.

He has performed solo concertos with the London Symphony Orchestra, the City of London Sinfonia, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the London Mozart Players and the English Chamber Orchestra. Solo recitals include venues such as the Wigmore Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Usher Hall and the Purcell Room. Internationally, he has given solo recitals in venues such as the Pushkin Museum in Moscow and at various European festivals partnered with musicians of international renown.

As an actor, having studied classical acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, his credits include the title role in The Picture of Dorian Gray (Vienna’s English Theatre), Fedotik in The Three Sisters (alongside Kristen Scott Thomas and Eric Sykes in the West End) and Adrian Green in Casualty (BBC TV).

Simon Lepper (piano)

Simon read music at King’s College Cambridge. He is a professor of collaborative piano at the Royal College of Music, London where he also co-ordinates the collaborative piano course. Since 2003 he has been an official accompanist for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.

Recent performance highlights include an invitation from the Wigmore Hall, London to present a three-concert project on the songs of Joseph Marx; his debut at Carnegie Hall, New York with mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill; a performance with Mark Padmore of Schubert Winterreise at the Schubertiade, Hohenhems, Austria and recitals with Angelika Kirchschlager both at La Monnaie, Brussels and the Wigmore Hall.

Highlights of future seasons include a return to Carnegie Hall with Sally Matthews as well as Schubert recitals with Ilker Arcayurek in New York and San Francisco.

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