November 10th 2007 Concert £7 (£9)

Tamsin Waley-Cohen

Gary Matthewman



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Chaconne for solo violin J S Bach
Violin Sonata No 7 Beethoven
Sonata for violin and piano Poulenc
Waltz-Scherzo Tchaikovsky

Tamsin Waley-Cohen is barely twenty-one this year; her career has been meteoric. She has performed at the Wigmore, Cadogan, & Queen Elizabeth Halls. She won the Royal Overseas League Music Competition in 2005, and was a strings finalist in the BBC Young Musican of the Year. She has worked with conductors including John Lubbock and Andrew Litton. This year she plays the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and appears in the Cheltenham Festival.

"The most exceptionally gifted young violinist I have encountered" - Ruggiero Ricci

Gary Matthewman is the current holder of the Legal & General Junior Fellowship at the Royal College of Music. During his studies there he developed a strong interest in song and chamber music, and now works almost exclusively within these fields. He is the winner of the accompaniment prizes at the 2005 Royal Overseas League Competition.

Gary has performed alongside some of today's leading young singers and instrumentalists, including Elizabeth Watts (soprano), Jared Holt (baritone) and the Sacconi String Quartet. He has also collaborated with such established artists as Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Simon Rowland-Jones (viola) and Susan Milan (flute). He has made several live broadcasts for BBC Radio 3.