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Junior Royal Northern College of Music

Students from the Junior Royal Northern College of Music perform at The Venue, Leeds College of Music on Wednesday 20 November 2013 Students from the Junior Royal Northern College of Music perform at The Venue, Leeds College of Music on Wednesday 20 November 2013

20/11/2013  1.05pm
The Venue, Leeds College of Music

Tickets : Free Admission

Students from the Junior Royal Northern College of Music perform cornet/trumpet, saxophone and cello solo recitals accompanied by pianist David Jones.

Junior Royal Northern College of Music

Eliza Carew - cello
David Jones - piano

Cello Sonata in C major
Rachmaninov Vocalise

Jess Gillam - saxophone
David Jones - piano

Debussy Syrinx
Ravel Pièce en forme de Habenara
Bennett Samba Triste
Rose/Weideoft Deep Purple

Pippa Scourse - cornet/trumpet
David Jones - piano

Sparke Soliloquy
Hartmann Fantasia Brilliante on 'Rule Britannia'
Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto

Eliza Carew is seventeen years old and lives on the Wirral. She started playing the cello when she was eleven, and at fourteen passed her grade eight with a high distinction. She is principal cellist with the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and since 2011 has studied cello at the Junior Department of RNCM, where she is taught by Chris Hoyle, Head of Strings at the RNCM. In 2012 she won the Charles Scarratt Music Award for young musicians and joined the cello section of the National Youth Orchestra, playing at Leeds Town Hall, the Barbican, London and at the BBC Proms. Earlier this year she performed Saint Saens' first cello concerto with the Sheffield Symphony Orchestra. She is studying A Levels in Music, Chemistry and English at Birkenhead High School Academy and plans to go on to continue her cello studies at music college.

Jess Gillam is fifteen years old and lives in Ulverston, Cumbria. She was accepted into the Junior RNCM in September 2011 and studies saxophone with Ruth Bourn. She achieved a high pass for her ABRSM Performance Diploma in July. Jess has been the recipient of the Ian McPherson Prize at the Junior RNCM and she has recently been presented with a scholarship from Awards for Young Musicians, along with a special award for "the most promising young musician in the North West". She plays in many local concerts and charitable events as well as organising her own concerts. Jess gained a place in the Rotary Young Musician of the Year National Finals. Jess is the youngest endorsee ever for Yanagisawa Saxophones, one of the world's finest saxophone manufacturers.

Pippa Scourse is sixteen years old and is from Anglesey, North Wales. She attends Ysgol David Hughes secondary school, Menai Bridge, and began cornet lessons at the age of seven with Gwyn Evans. She joined Junior RNCM in September 2012, having previously gained grade 8 with distinction on cornet. She studies cornet and trumpet with Tracey Redfern and John Miller. A fluent Welsh speaker, she has won first prize in several eisteddfodau in Wales at national level, and was a prizewinner at the Chester Festival last year. Pippa is a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, and has recently played in the Barbican, the Royal Festival Hall and in the Royal Albert Hall under acclaimed conductors John Wilson, Simone Young, and Vassily Petrenko, having previously been a Leverhulme Scholarship member of the National Children's Orchestra. Recent awards have included the Junior RNCM John Crosdale Prize for Brass, the Junior RNCM Ida Carroll scholarship and the Tutors' Award for the Most Promising Player at the National Youth Brass Band of Wales summer course. Pippa's interest in the brass band world has taken her to both the Albert Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall, competing with Beaumaris Band at national championship level. Pippa plans to further her trumpet and cornet studies at music college and pursue a career in performance.

David Jones is the Accompaniment Co-ordinator at the RNCM and Deputy Head of the Junior RNCM.


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